Accademia Italiana

Founded in 1984, Accademia Italiana is a leading Italian school for careers in fashion, design and photography. 

Accademia Italiana, one of the world’s most qualified schools for over 30 years.

The italian academy or art, fashion and design was founded in 1984. It is one of the leading European training intitutes in the field of applied arts and design. Its courses are university and post-secondary level. 

Based in Florence and Rome, Accademia Italiana offers a truly international expereience. At the heart of its philosophy is a perfect blend of design and fine craftsmanship. Combine this with ethics, diversity, incluqion and a way of thinking focused on sustainable development, and you have the key ingredients for success.

Alessandro Colombo – Executive Director of IAAD / Accademia Italiana

Our courses

The School offers three qualifying training programmes over three years: 


  • Graphic design
  • Interior and product design
  • Fashion design


  • Photography

Jewellery design

  • Jewellery design

Our campuses

Accademia Italiana has chosen two mythical Italian cities for its campuses: 


Our values

Recognised qualifications

Accademia Italiana was the first private fashion and design academy in Tuscany authorised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Ministerial Decree no.76 of 4 February 2013 and following) to award officially accredited qualifications for three-year Italian degrees. 

Qualifications accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools

The Institute is also accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools for the European Baccalaureate at the end of the three-year international study period.

Expert educational team

The Italian Academy’s teachers are all education sector professionals and provide students with the technical tools needed to operate in this sector, with highly qualified preparation. 

Daring and creative

Bringing together different areas of know-how and cultures, knowing how to take risks and experimenting to help new creations and ideas to emerge: these are values that guide us and that we share with our students in order to enable them to become excellent. 

Network and recognition

Accademia Italiana has operated in this sector for 30 years and, through its programmes, is deeply committed to the development of its learning experience and its graduates’ integration in the world of work through its placement team.

Accademia Italiana, one of the world’s most qualified schools for over 30 years. 


Accademia Italiana founded


Campuses in Italy