ISIA Florence (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries)

mission statement

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.

international role

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.

national role

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.

main focus

Teaching design methodology and practice in its widest terms, ranging from products to communication.

faculties and departments

Product Design Fashion Design Communication Design

bachelor level programs

Product Design Fashion Design three years

master level programs

Product Design Communication Design two years

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 design activities.

doctorate level programs

No doctorate level at the moment

subject areas for exchange students

Product and Communication design

application deadlines

March

teaching languages

Italian

semester dates

1° October-February 2 February-June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

100 studying+600 living
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