ISIA Florence (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries)
Founded in 1975
Head of institution
Dean Stefano Maria Bettega
Via Alfani, 58, 50121 Florence, Italy
Phone +39 055 218836
Fax +39 055 218740
Cumulus Contact person
Teacher Silvia Masetti
Via Alfani, 58, 50121 Florence
Phone +39 055 218836, Fax +39 055 218740
Contact person for inquiries on study programs
Other contact persons
Isia is a modern school projected towards innovation and, over the years, its quality has been confirmed by numerous acknowledgements especially at an international level. The teaching is based on experimentacharacterised by practical experience in the laboratory.
ISIA is partner of the the creative partnership network ‘artesnet Europe’ which is a Europe-wide ‘community of practice’, connecting practitioners from the creative/cultural sector, teaching staff from art schools, educators, and artistic researchers from almost all EU-countries, Iceland, Norway, and Turkey.
The ISIA network in Italy consists of four Institutes based in Florence, Rome, Faenza and Urbino. ISIA is part of the Florentiner local system of higher education with the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence and the Academy of Music
of Florence "Luigi Cherubini".
ISIA is member of the Verona Opera Academy.
Teaching design methodology and practice in its widest terms, ranging from products to communication.
Faculties and departments
Bachelor level programs
Master level programs
Research activity and main areas
Research activities are embedded in the didactic phase and do change on a year base. The Institute has always been interested in the social relevant role of
Doctorate level programs
No doctorate level at the moment
Subject areas for exchange students
Product and Communication design
Cost of living per month (studying and living)
100 studying+600 living
- Bachelor: 130
- Master: 70
- Doctorate: n/a
- 4 incoming
- 6 outgoing
- n/a other (continuing education, post-experience courses, other)
- 2 Professors
- 20 Lecturers
- 70 Other permanent teachers
- n/a Part-time teachers