2019-2020 Semester Programs: Florence University of the Arts

Spring Semester 2019 – Florence, Italy $15,495* Arrive Jan. 22, 2019 – Depart May 9, 2019 FIS
Fall Semester 2019 – Florence, Italy $15,495* Arrive Aug. 27, 2019 – Depart Dec. 12, 2019 FIF
Spring Semester 2020 – Florence, Italy $15,695* Arrive Jan. 28, 2020 – Depart May 14, 2020 FIS


*Some courses have additional course fees for academic field trips and/or materials which students must pay for on their own and are not included in our program fee.

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of Italian.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester. Students who take more than 15 credits will be charged an additional fee per credit. Check with ASA for updated pricing for additional credits.

Final transcript is issued by the University of South Florida.


Florence, Italy: Semester Course Offerings at Florence University of the Arts (FUA)

**Students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection, as classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and there are a limited number of seats per subject.  Students who wait until the Application Deadline to apply may not have all courses available to them.  If you are concerned about getting into a particular class, please call us at 888-845-4272 to confirm availability.

Students take 4-5 courses per semester for a minimum of 12 credits or a maximum of 15. All classes are taught in English except Italian language and some Italian literature courses.  It is not mandatory to take Italian language, unless it is required by your home institution.

All students MUST have DOUBLE the number of classes approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a one alternate class for each of your top choices, and all must be different. FUA will not process your registration unless you complete the form accordingly.


Some FUA classes have course fees that cover required academic field trips and/or materials, which are not included in the ASA program price. Students will pay applicable course fees directly to Florence University of the Arts after arrival. Click here for a list of Fall 2019 course fees.  Click here for a list of Spring 2020 course fees. Course fees are subject to change.


To view course offerings and schedules for your session, please click on the links below.  Course offerings and schedules are subject to change.   NOTE: Students may not enroll in courses with a “pre-semester” component, as this conflicts with mandatory semester orientation.  

Click here for Spring 2020 Course Offerings and Schedules!

Click here for Fall 2019 Course Offerings and Schedules!


ASA is happy to email you detailed syllabi/course descriptions for any classes you are interested in taking.  Simply send an email to info (at) academicstudies.com and include the Course Code and Course Title.


Florence University of the Arts offers a number of classes that include an Experiential Learning Project.  An ELP is similar to an internship and is a great résumé builder.  It is a dynamic learning environment that increases students’ cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills through hands-on activities and interaction with the Florentine community.  In addition to regular class (lecture) hours, students who participate in an Experiential Learning Project will typically complete 150 hours of “learn-by-doing” through real work or research projects and integration with the local population.  Experiential learning hours are fully supervised by FUA instructors who track students step-by-step, monitor and advise according to student needs, and support student initiative.  This all-encompassing educational experience, based on theory and practice in real enterprises, will help students learn problem solving skills, leadership skills, and management skills.  To see a list of available classes that have an Experiential Learning Project, simply view the “Course Offerings and Schedules” link for your term (above), and then scroll to the section called “Department of Experiential Learning.”


Field Learning is a method of educating through first-hand experience. Skills, knowledge, and experience are acquired outside of the traditional classroom setting through field activities, field research, and service learning projects.  Field Learning and Service Learning content is not limited to just the course subject but seeks to supplement and enrich the topics covered in class. Students will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice while experiencing Italian culture, art, and community.  Faculty will lead students through guided projects and field experiences, helping them develop skills and appreciate the richness of Italian culture through direct contact with the culture.  To see a list of available classes that have a Field Learning or Service Learning component, simply view the “Course Offerings and Schedules” link for your term (above), and then scroll to the section called “Department of Field Learning.”

SUBJECT AREAS (not all subject areas offered during every term – please read the “Course Offerings” section above to see the courses available during your session)



  • Accessory Design
  • Ceramics
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion Technology
  • Film Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • Italian Language
  • Italian Culture
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Mass Communications
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Publishing
  • Religious Studies
  • Studio Art
  • Urban Studies
  • Video Production
  • Visual Communication
  • Web Design
  • Wine Studies



  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management



  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Sustainable Development



  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Communications
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Event Management
  • Gender Studies
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism Management