Florence Design Academy – Design school in Italy, Degree courses, admission, review


Have you ever seen a pastry box and dreamed of designing such a package or such kind of artwork or are you thirsty for finding some unique stuff for your interior and if so then my dear you are at the right destination?
Today in my article I’m gonna share a runway with you where you can land the jet of dreams and this runway is Florence design academy and their student’s gallery is the evidence of their quality. Well, we have tried to bring a bit of that gallery from their wall. This academy is a perfect place where you can fulfil all your dreams. It’s one of the best platforms for those who are always in search of learning new technologies for artistic techniques so that they can use their designing skills to communicate better or I should say best.


About Florence Design Academy

Now let us start discussing the academy. This epic academy is situated in Palazzo Testa of Florence City, which resides in the region of Italy’s capital Tuscany. This city is so beautiful with its fine creative architecture such as Ponte Vecchio, Florence Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio etc which makes it a masterpiece of Renaissance art and architecture and guys even Palazzo Testa is one the historical building from XVII century. Therefore studying at Florence design academy will be next to a boon for those who want to study abroad as they will not only learn designing skills but they going to learn and witness an Italian culture and architecture such as masterpieces n created by historical Renaissance artists and Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi are few of them. Since all courses are taught here in the English language but if you want to learn the Italian language and architectural terminology deeper so I advise you to enrol yourself for Italian languages and make sure they have only limited seats for that.

The Florence design academy was started in the year 1991 by an American artist named Daniel Graves, who just didn’t start it but directed it as well to offer training to those who aspire to become professional draftsman, painters, and sculptors. Due to its international award winner teachers and designers full of amazing talent, this school has become one of the best and futuristic design schools in Europe. Today they have two other branches as well. One is in Molndäl, Sweden under the direction of Andreas Birath while the other one is in Jersey City, New Jersey under the direction of Jordan Sokol. They are having a different curriculum in the field of art and design and animation as well such as interior designing, 3D graphic and graphic designing, industrial designing, and 3D animation. For the betterment of student every year 35 new faculties got a recruit. This school is full of benefits and services to its student’s such as full-time internet facilities and on-demand mobile facility to the student, high-quality equipment and powerful and modern tools. The combo of their technology and methods are the base of a professional career for a career-oriented student so that he or she can grow deeper and deeper in their career. Their unique and exciting specialist design education system is totally based on futuristic methods. Though these methods are unique and quite the best but they challenge the older and conventional concepts solutions and processes and even being so challengeable futuristic methods are good and they meet the needs of both present and future generations of student belonging to any discipline.

In the last twenty-seven years, students from more than 40 countries have been graduated from this epic and historical Florence design academy and because of this ratio and very good and unique techniques Florence design academy has been accredited by The National Association of Schools of Art and Design in 2013.

Courses offered by FDA

As we have discussed earlier that studying at Florence design academy, Italy will next to a boon for everyone dreaming of getting a high standard and sophisticated designing education.
FDA provides two kinds of education options:

  1. Academic Course
  2. Master Course

The academic courses are ranging from one year program to three-year program in the sectors of:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Interior Design
  3. Industrial and Product Design

Now let us begin with the graphic design course. In this program, they will provide all the necessary techniques and knowledge required for a person to become a professional such as traditional art techniques like painting, still life shades or modern digital art techniques like motion graphic videos. During the execution of this course, students will learn and work using high-tech equipment such as Professional Workstations with a high resolution 19“ Monitor, digital graphics tablet with a digital pen as they are working as a professional in a design-studios so that he or she may become a competitive designer. If we talk about technology then their faculties will goanna teach them on much high-end technical software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, 3D Studio MAX, Autocad, Rhinoceros 3D and many more which are used by some high-class brand firms from various sectors like BMW, Nokia, Porsche, Boing, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Toyota and Yamaha.

Now lets us move to the second program i.e. interior design. This course or program plays a very important role not just in the life of a designer but also in our daily life as well. It is so because when we talk about an interior designing profession then that means the professional will goanna groom the personality of an interior or a room. The most important phase and area of work in this sector are playing with light, colour, shadows, materials, shapes, furniture design and architectural details as only working in these sectors we can groom the personality of our room. During the execution, of course, the high-tech hardware for students includes a professional workstation with a high resolution 24“Monitor, digital graphics tablet with a digital pen so that student can feel like working in a professional studio and their technologies or software’s they will learn includes Autocad, 3D Studio MAX, Photoshop etc.

Now the last sector is Industrial and Product Design. Let us study this sector now. This is quite similar to the interior one as here you also have to make some object or products but not only limited to interior stuff but much other stuff such as automobile or gadget or any kind of modern equipment. You will learn here the functionality and appearance of any object and also the factors that affect creating an object such as its shape, colour, material and much more and the addition of this your curriculum will include fusion of these factors as well. If you talk about hardware and software then you will be working on similar things such as a professional workstation with a high resolution 24“Monitor, digital graphics tablet with a digital pen and even the software’s includes Autocad, Photoshop, 3D Studio MAX, Rhinoceros 3D etc. which are quite similar to interior design course.

Well, this was all about the academic courses now we are heading towards the master courses. The master degree courses are only of one year only in similar sectors and they are listed below:

  1. Master of Graphic Design
  2. Master of Interior Design
  3. Master of Industrial Design

Now you will be wondering that how both the courses are different from each other. Actually, the mainframe of mind behind the creation of a Master degree course is that both graduate students and professionals can improve their skills and level knowledge at the very high level of their profession.

If we talk about the faculty who gonna teach you is a dynamic team with great ideas with a vast experience and knowledge in their respective disciplines.

How to take admission

Well, I’m sure till now you will be excited and curious to take admission to FDA and eagerly looking for the procedure. The procedure is very simple and easy. The procedure for admission is listed below:

  1. First of all the student must confirm their possibility to enrol and once it’s clear send your necessary documents to the secretary.
  2. The list of documents includes their completed enrollment form, a photocopy of a personal document such as the passport for foreign students and a copy of the educational qualifications like their degree, diploma, certificate, transcripts and marks, curriculum vitae.
  3. Now once your package will arrive at the secretary or to the enrollment office they’ll inform you of this and also they will confirm your acceptance.
  4. Once you get a confirmation only then you have to pay your enrollment fee which is a sum of 850 Euro which will be paid through a money order an international money order as well.

If you want to apply for a visa then once you clear your enrollment procedure you will receive an email consisting of your certificate of enrollment and all the necessary documents required for your VISA which you have to carry to an Italian consulate or an embassy where they interact with your school and precede your VISA further.

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12 thoughts on “Florence Design Academy – Design school in Italy, Degree courses, admission, review

  • February 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The above article is on Florence Academy of Art (FAA).
    And if I am not wrong, FAA and Florence Design Academy are two separate institutes.

    • March 22, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Dear Adi, This article is purly about Florence Design Academy and Florence Academy of Art is different

  • June 15, 2017 at 6:25 am

    pls do I need to any previous design experience/knowledge or portfolio(for interior design), when applying. thank you

    • June 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Yes, You have to submit your previous portfolio or take Digital Interior Designing training also.

      • June 28, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        I wish to join for a 1year interior designing course..should I write any exams or is it enough to enroll into it..

        • July 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm

          Do it diploma in Interior Designing from any reputed college and also do it digital Interior course from Animation Institutes

  • October 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Do they give Bachelor degree or just a Diploma after academic courses?

  • June 8, 2020 at 11:31 am

    what about job opportunities after completing master degree course in interior design from FDA for international student?

    • June 10, 2020 at 12:21 am

      You can assist to any professional Interior Designer and after that create your own Interior Design Studio.

  • August 6, 2020 at 9:38 am

    What is the fees of UG course in interior design course and the cost of living. Also the application fees.

    I am from India


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