Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Media

This program is designed to shape highly qualified professionals through a hybrid approach of a rigorous academic component and hands-on teaching techniques. The goal is to develop skills for future careers in fashion with roots stemming from the alchemy of artisanal arts and industry presence in Italy. By stimulating creative craftsmanship and know-how, students integrate fashion practices and knowledge with contemporary perspectives, mentored by international faculty members that directly represent the industry. 

CEMI Involvement

Fly Fashion Loves You is a non-profit retail store on campus open to the public and showcases a luxury vintage collection, local emerging designers, and a student-produced brand. The FUA experiential learning model is applied according to the featured courses, represented by a stimulating community engagement that allows students to apply learning in a professional setting from design to promotion, show and event management, and merchandising strategies.

Year 1

1 Year certificate in Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Media

Year 2

2 Year Certificate in:
1. Fashion Design and Technology
2. Accessory Design and Technology
3. Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Retail
4. Fashion Communication, Promotion, and Media

Art, Space, and the City: A New Course on How to Experience Florence through Contemporary Art and City Structure

Art, psychology, and philosophy have been rounded up in one new course through Florence  University of the Arts - The American University of Florence: Art, Space, and the City: Mixed-Media Walks. Students walk and engage in a variety of artistic projects, exercises, and experiments to open up their minds to the world and art around them, connecting them with the urban space.

FUA-AUF launches a new internship program at Careggi University Hospital

This month, Florence University of the Arts – The American University of Florence launches a new internship program for international nursing students, offering the opportunity to take clinical placements at Careggi University Hospital.

The Future of Fashion | Students in Florence Define Tomorrow’s Trends

Much like Milan, New York City, and Paris, Florence is commonly considered one of the world's fashion capitals. However, different from these other cities, Florence is better known as a fashion capital by those who work directly in the industry than by the general public. 

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