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Italian + Arts in Florence

Linguaviva offers a rich programme combining Italian language with courses in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography and Painting.
The programme provides monthly courses.

MONTHLY PROGRAMME

28 lessons per week

Who is the course for?
You will enjoy this programme which blends Italian language courses in Florence with art, design or photography classes.
Course objectives
Italian and Arts course gives you an opportunity to learn Italian in Florence and develop your creativity in an inspiring context. 
Course content
Italian lessons take place Monday to Friday in the morning at Linguaviva School. Art classes take place in the afternoon at the partner Art School according to a schedule, which will be given to you at the beginning of each programme. You will need to have an elementary knowledge of Italian language to attend the art programmes.  Students may choose one of the following monthly programmes: Fashion Design, Interior Design, Photography, Painting. No previous experience in art is requested.
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KEY FACTS          ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Lessons 20 lessons per week, 4 lessons per day, Monday through Friday.
Each lesson lasts 45 minutes
Schedule Morning
Duration 4, 8, 12 weeks
Groups Max 14 students
Levels From complete beginner to advanced A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 (according to CEF level scale)

KEY FACTS MONTHLY ART COURSES
Lessons 8 lessons per week.
Each lesson lasts 45 minutes
Schedule Afternoon
Duration 4, 8, 12 weeks
Language Courses are held in Italian
Options

Students may choose one of the following programmes:

  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Painting / Drawing
Courses available for min. 3 enrolments per each programme
Starting dates 2023
9th Jan, 6th Feb, 6th March, 3rd April, 2nd May, 29th May,
26th June, 24th July, 21st Aug, 18th Sep, 16th Oct, 13th Nov

Italian Public Holidays 2023
Lessons will not take place on the following days:
10th April, 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December.

TUITION FEES 2023
ITALIAN + ARTS Monthly Programme
4 weeks € 1.600

Included in the tuition fees

  • Lessons
  • Accommodation placement service
  • Full orientation upon arrival
  • Placement test
  • Academic counselling for Italian Universities,
  • Career Schools and Vocational Programmes
  • Certificates
  • Linguaviva’s examination fee

Not included in the tuition fees

  • Textbooks and teaching material
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Bank charges
  • Insurance
  • Social activities

Art Courses – Monthly Programme

FASHION DESIGN
This multi-level course introduces students to the industry of Fashion. Class-time will be a mixture of in-class presentations and practical assignments where students will develop projects and assignments based on lessons given in class. Individual and group critiques are an important component of the program.

Beginner level
The structure of the course allows students to have a basic understanding of fashion design and trend. Students will learn to sketch the fashion figure with the correct proportions and in different poses, they will learn to draw garments on the figure and will learn to render different materials using markers and colour pencils.
Special attention will be given to the understanding of the timing and planning of a fashion collection.

Intermediate and advanced levels
Intermediate and advanced students will improve drawing skills and will work on specific market categories such us: High fashion, menswear, accessories and so on.

INTERIOR DESIGN
This multi-level course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of planning and furnishing interior spaces. Special attention is given to the study of Italian interior design. Class-time will be a mixture of in-class presentations and practical assignments where students will develop projects and assignments based on lessons given in class. Individual and group critiques are an important component of the program.

Beginner level
The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of planning and furnishing interior spaces. Students learn both manual drawing skills as well as computer graphics programs.
Students study both the history of interior design as well as discussing contemporary trends. Special attention is given to the study of Italian interior design. Students learn to read architectural models, drawings and plans as well developing knowledge of materials.

Intermediate and Advanced levels
Intermediate and Advanced students begin to develop an individual or group project based on the knowledge gained in the first part of the program

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills and basic techniques ofshooting images with DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. Classes are a mixture of hands-on demonstrations, slide presentations, critical theory, individual group critique and open supervised lab work. You are expected to have a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) that permits manual adjustment of shutter speeds and apertures. You will also be required to have the camera USB cable as well as a memory card (1GB is suggested).

Beginner level
This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills and basic techniques of shooting colour and black and white images with DSLR (digital single lens reflex) cameras. Special emphasis will be placed upon aesthetic and visual concerns as well as presentation and craftsmanship. The course will base itself on the understanding and operation of the camera, manual exposure, composition, studio lighting and basic image correction through Adobe Photoshop.

Advanced level
Advanced students who already have a strong foundation in basic digital photography will be introduced to advance techniques of photo edition through Adobe Photoshop and Light-room software. By the end of the course, students will have developed an understanding of their own photographic language, and have acquired a more critical eye.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
In this course students will learn basic principles and techniques of classical black and white darkroom photography. Classes lessons are a mixture of hands-on demonstrations, slide presentations, critical theory, individual / group critique and open supervised lab work. You are expected to have a 35mm camera that permits manual adjustment of shutter speeds and apertures.

Beginner level
At the beginning level students will be introduced to the basic functions of the manual 35 mm camera. And students will focus on producing clean well-developed images and mastering the technical aspects of traditional of the field.

Advanced level
Advanced students that have mastered the basic technical aspects of the darkroom will be introduced to alternative process and advanced darkroom development techniques. All advanced students will begin to create a body of work that reflects their personal style and ideas.

PAINTING
Students will be introduced to the technical and theoretical aspects of painting in a variety of medium. Studio assignments will be enriched by discussions, critiques, illustrated lectures, museum visits and the analysis of historic and contemporary paintings.

Beginner level
Beginning level students will work from still-life, nude models and on-site in the city. Lessons will focus on use of colour, value, and composition.

Intermediate level
Intermediate students will continue to build on the skills learned at the beginning level and will start developing their own personal visual language.

Advanced level
Advanced students are expected to have mastered the technical aspects of painting and will begin to build a body of work that reflects a personal style and ideas.

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