design school in florence, italy
FIDI offers two format options of study, either 1) online or 2) in person ‘face-to-face’ programs in Florence. Students can take online versions the same courses with all the same course content as the in-person version. The classes will be instructed in real-time 'live’ by the same experienced FIDI Faculty. At the end of the course a certificate of completion will be issued. It is strongly recommended that students following online have a high speed internet connection with LAN cable, access to dual monitor display or two PCs. The costs for online lessons are the same as physical in class study. Note class times would follow time zone GMT+1.What is the difference between a diploma and degree?
Having a degree will definitely give you more flexibility in your career options. FIDI is one of the only design schools in Florence held totally in the English language offering a Bachelor Degree.How can I transfer into the bachelor program?
Students who have previously studied design may request to transfer their studies to begin at the 2nd or 3rd year. To request to transfer previous study, you should send a complete application with portfolio. The portfolio must clearly specify where each of the projects were completed in which school, at which year. In addition there is a evaluation fee for past study.Where is the best place to find Housing?
Florence Institute students are free to choose their own housing as they wish. For housing options and general costs, please see this link. Our intent is to inform the students of the best and most economical choices in Florence so that they can make their own decisions. There is always a housing orientation the week before classes begin can meet one another and find apartments together. Most students find apartments in just 1 or 2 days of arrival.
Students do not need be enrolled at a school in their own country. Students already enrolled at other schools can 'study abroad' with us but need to have prior approval from their director to transfer credits. Semester abroad students should contact us for a course approval form.Does FIDI offer courses held in Italian?
There is an option for students to conduct their studies using the Italian language. All of the FIDI professors speak Italian and so students can conduct most of their studies using the Italian language. At FIDI there are not ‘group projects’ and so individual meetings each class address the student’s individual design and research proposals. The school has a large selection of digital and printed resources in Italian and bilingual formats. The students can write essays and journals using Italian and give their frontal oral presentations in Italian. Frontal lectures or tours are given in English or Italian with subtitles or translations in accordance with the state rules of education.What are the exact start dates for and end dates of each semester?
The courses offered are two academic semesters (one year). The academic year is divided into two 15 week semesters: Spring and Fall. You can choose the start date of your course to be either during the Spring or Fall semesters. The Master level courses are one year in duration. With the Academic level you can chose to enrol for one year, two years or three years.What are the requirements for applying to the Florence Institute?
By European standards, Florence is considered to be generally very safe. Regardless, we recommend that students always be aware of their belongings and not walk alone after dark.