FIDI is an international design school in the center of Florence, Italy. As a school of Italian design the Institute specializes in courses of graphic design, architecture, furniture design and interior design for students from across Europe and around the world. Providing masters, bachelor degrees and diploma courses, our school focuses on Italy's international students with all classes taught in the English language. Our staff has a respected reputation for dynamic teaching methods, motivating course material and interactive learning. Located within an elegant setting in the center of Florence, Italy our design school is an ideal place to study abroad. As a private Italian institution, quality education is provided as a result of professional staff, quality resources and personalized instruction. Knowledgeable teaching faculty responds to your interests and addresses your academic needs. The Institute’s philosophy is to offer the highest level of design education in a way that is inspirational rather than institutional while providing a quality facility and extensive resources. Our design school courses have been specifically created to give a detailed understanding of Italy's rich culture. The Florence Institute's courses teach the foundation of interior design by combining modern technology with inventive traditions. Our graphic design school courses teach tradition, theory and the latest graphic software. All students are issued stimulating design problems commonly faced in Italy’s modern society. Lessons in the Italian language and Art History are part of each student’s education. See our press book and our facebook page for more information.

about fidi

The Florence Institute of Design InternationaI is a partner of University of Chester in England and European design schools 'Escuela Arte Granada' in Granada, Spain and 'Institut Créad' in Lyon. France.
The Florence Institute's facebook page is the most complete source of information about us. The page contains thousands of images from student events in Florence together with field trips to design fairs and historical locations thoughout Italy. Images of special guest lectures and more are featured. See also our press book.

Summer courses

Graphic Design
Graphic design summer COURSES

Short summer courses of graphic design are an intensive introduction to the design process. The studio design course is an introduction to graphic design theory and its application. The course rapidly moves through the fundamental design principles, the planning process and finally the guidelines used in order to create innovative two-dimensional art-work and visual graphics.

Graphic Design Summer Course:
Duration: 4 weeks
Levels : Basic

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Digital Illustration
digital illustration summer

The short summer course is an intensive design course in the digital illustration process. The course is an introduction to illustration theory and its application. It is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to not only complete their assignments that include illustrating graphic elements, but also to inspire creative potential in this expressive design field.

Digital Illustration Summer Course:
Duration: 4 weeks
Levels : All

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architecture summer COURSES

The Florence Institute offers architecture courses that teach drawing and observational skills plus an introduction to architectural theory and Italian history. This short summer course is designed for students with an interests in the art and architecture of Italy. Most of the course is conducted in the form of walking tours, where students can learn directly from the architecture of Florence.

Architecture Summer Course:
Duration 4 weeks
Levels : All

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Furniture Design
furniture design summer COURSES

Furniture design is one of Italy’s most respected areas of knowledge. The purpose of the short summer course is to develop students’ understanding and conceptual skills of all aspects of furniture design from design to production to the development of prototypes. During the 4 week program, students study presentation of history, theories, works and trends of Italian and International furniture.

Furniture Summer Course:
Duration: 4 weeks
Levels : All

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