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Fine Arts Exhibition Rethinks the Fresco

Fine Arts Exhibition Rethinks the Fresco

Florence has historically been the city of frescos, and Al fresco is a fresh take on a concept centered around an ancient technique yet seen from a new perspective.

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FUA Visual Merchandising Dresses Up FLY

FUA Visual Merchandising Dresses Up FLY

FUA student Faith Roane reports from FLY - Fashion Loves You, where the FUA Visual Merchandising class puts into practice creative display approaches.

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Sustainability Through Digitalization at FUA

Sustainability Through Digitalization at FUA

Spring 2014 signals an important phase for sustainably-minded initiatives regarding technology and digital approaches at FUA.

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Professional Qualification With FUA

Professional Qualification With FUA

Select FUA Career Programs offer Professional Qualification in Italy. Continue reading to find out about approved programs and requirements.  

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Guerilla Gardening for a Greener Florence

Guerilla Gardening for a Greener Florence

The Guerrilla Gardening program offers a way for individuals to find themselves through the process of both figuratively and literally growing, while contributing to a greener prospective of Florence.

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F_AIR & SAS in the Public Eye

F_AIR & SAS in the Public Eye

During the Fall 2013 semester, the School of Arts and Sciences and its Community Engagement Member Institution F_AIR have been recognized by important initiatives of contemporary art 

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  • Fine Arts Exhibition Rethinks the Fresco
  • FUA Visual Merchandising Dresses Up FLY
  • Sustainability Through Digitalization at FUA
  • Professional Qualification With FUA
  • Guerilla Gardening for a Greener Florence
  • F_AIR & SAS in the Public Eye
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    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION/PERSPECTIVES SUMMER 2014 PROGRAMS 

     

    Learn and experience through active engagement and immersion in Italian culture and society. The Summer 2014 Cultural Introduction and Cultural Perspectives programs feature lectures, active participation, and on-site/field learning.

     

    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO ITALY

     

    1-WEEK FIELD LEARNING OPTION: ISISCI200/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy 
    Credit load: 1 credit (45 lecture and field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week of field learning with focus on Italian culture: Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer C-D-E-F course schedules.

    3-WEEK FLORENCE-ONLY OPTION: ISISCI202/LSSOCI202 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 3-credit academic course in Florence (45 lecture hours) 
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer I-II-III-IV course schedules.

    4-WEEK FIELD LEARNING AND FLORENCE OPTIONS

    ISISCI207/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 4 credits (45 lecture hours - 45 field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence.
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    LSSOCI206/ISISCI206 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 6 credits (45 lecture hours - 90 hours field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence and one weekend trip to Venice.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer V-VI-VII-VIII course schedules.

     

    CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT

     

    6-WEEK PROGRAM: LS SO CP 310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
    Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
    This program fosters learning by action and participation, and builds awareness from the perspective of active engagement beyond mere observation. The focus is on contemporary Italian society and culture – politics, economy, social environment, traditions – and includes communication skills in Italian.
    Learning locations: 10 visits in Florence + cultural/fieldwork activities, a weekend trip to Rome, a weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer A and B course schedules.

     

    To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.

     

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    SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 2014 •

    FUA Florence University of the Arts is offering a unique 4-week opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses and participate in field trips and supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence. Students may select from an exciting range of courses held over 4 weeks at FUA's academic campuses. Courses are designed to prepare students for college entrance and the transfer of credits.


    PROGRAM BENEFITS

    Live-in Resident Assistant for counseling and assistance 

    Field Trips

    Afternoon Extracurricular Activities such as sports and discovering Florence

    Culinary Exploration of Florence

     

    2014 Course Offering

    Food, Culture and Society
    Fashion Design
    Introduction to Digital Photography
    Florence Sketchbook
    Italian Language
    Introduction to Art History - From the Romanesque to Mannerism.
    The European Union
    The Italian Soccer Experience

     

    Credit Load

    2 courses, 6 credits

     

    2014 Dates

    Sunday June 29 - Students arrive (after 4:00PM)

    Monday June 30 - Orientation/Final Registration

    Classes held Monday through Thursday, July 1-24

    Tuesday July  1 - Classes start

    Thursday - July 24 - Classes end

    Saturday  July 26 - Housing check out (by 10AM)

     

    Please note: The program will be confirmed 2 months prior to the program start date. Program participants are held responsible for all travel arrangements, we highly recommend that participants await program confirmation prior to booking travel.

     

    For information on the application process, please contact admissions@fua.it.

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    9-WEEK GRADUATE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HOSPITALITY 

    The Summer Graduate Experiential Learning in Hospitality program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience at Apicius is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field. Courses emphasize practical and management skills through a combination of theoretical classes, experiential learning, practical labs and field studies led by professors with extensive industry experience. The overall program is divided into 4 concentrations. All classes and labs will take place at Ganzo School Restaurant - the creative learning lab of Apicius.
     

    Admissions

    Students who have successfully completed the Apicius Master in Italian Cuisine or the 2-year Career Program in Culinary Arts or Hospitality are automatically accepted. Applicants from other institutions who have not completed the above requirements must have a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or must have been employed in a commercial or institutional kitchen for at least one year prior to the commencement of the program.

      

    Concentrations & Courses

    • Food & Beverage Service: Dining Room Service Management & Operations, Food and Wine Pairing & Wine Service
    • Food Preparation: Italian à la Carte Cuisine, Italian Style Restaurant Preparation Techniques
    • Culinary Management: Restaurant Management Traineeship, Successful Culinary Management
    • Special Event Management & Catering: The Italian Chef's Table, Special Event Planning and Catering Management

     

    Credit Load

    Each concentration offers two 6-credit courses for a total of 12 credits.
     

    2014 Dates

    Sunday June 8 - Students arrive (after 4:00PM)
    Monday June 9 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday June 10 - Classes start
    Friday - August 8  - Classes end
    Saturday August 9 - Housing check out (by 10AM)
     
    To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.

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    TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE-NYC 2014 FALL PROGRAM 

    Learning experiences go beyond simulation and combine two countries and their respective cultures, all in front of a real public.
    The 2014 edition of TuttoToscana program has added a new event component of fashion in addition to the experience of managing and producing institutional, commercial and academic events of gastronomy.

     

    TuttoToscana is an academic program that lasts for 3 weeks in Florence, Italy, and transfer to NYC for a week of real life events at prestigious locations. NYC event venues include our yearly James Beard Foundation location. Students specialize in their choice of 5 available areas - event management, art direction, food & wine management, food production and wine service. In NYC, the team of students and faculty fully produce and provide digital media coverage of events intended to showcase contemporary Tuscan cuisine for the US public.

     

    Dates for 2014:

     

    Students arrive - Thurs September 25
    Orientation/Final Registration - Fri September 26
    Florence classes start - Mon September 29
    Classes end in Florence - Fri October 17

    Housing checkout - Sat October 18
    Orientation in NYC - Sun October 19
    Classes & Events in NYC - Mon October 20 through Sun October 26
    Presentation of ideas for Final Papers - Fri October 31
    On-line Post event Course Critique - November 3/4/5 for Individual Video Conferences

     

    NYC-only options available.

    Current dates available in the upcoming program edition brochure. For additional academic details, please consult the program page.

     


     

     

 
 
 

CROSS CAMPUS NEWS:

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Think fresco painting is antiquated? Think again. The latest issue of Blending features a unique exhibition at Ganzo.

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The latest issue of Blending covers the cooking show event presented by Apicius and Riso Acquerello for Pitti Taste.

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The latest issue of Blending covers two important external projects that have involved the students of SAS to cultivate their contemporary art participation.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

16.04.2014 18:00 - 22:00
AperiBook

17.04.2014 14:00 - 15:00
Abs & Legs

17.04.2014 18:00 - 20:30
Vernissage: Magnetic Field - Campo Magnetico

17.04.2014 20:30 - 22:00
Final Exam Dinner

18.04.2014
Good Friday

18.04.2014 10:00 - 12:00
Mind and Body

18.04.2014 14:30 - 16:30
Arty Friday

18.04.2014 19:00 - 22:30
Friday a la Carte

19.04.2014 12:00 - 15:00
Ganzo Brunch

20.04.2014
Easter Day

21.04.2014
Easter Monday

22.04.2014 20:45 - 22:45
Sports Night

23.04.2014 18:00 - 22:00
AperiGanzo

24.04.2014 14:00 - 15:00
Abs & Legs

24.04.2014 20:30 - 22:00
Il Menu Pasquale

25.04.2014
Liberation Day

26.04.2014 12:00 - 15:00
Ganzo Brunch

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