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University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK/ 4411.3243.1751/

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are a world top 100 university and are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways. The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.



Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW, UK/ 4420.7911.5000/

With one of the most varied portfolios in Europe, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design prepares students not just to enter the creative industries, but to shape and lead them. Our strong reputation for professional and practice-based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and research, encouraging the development of reflective critical practitioners. In our industry standard studios, workshops and laboratories we can provide you with an experience that matches as closely as possible the workplaces you will be entering. Surrounded by artists, producers, journalists, designers and musicians, all intent on producing their work to the highest possible standards, you will have the chance to collaborate with colleagues in group projects and team work.


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Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London
Merton Hall Rd, London SW19 3QA, UK/ 4420.7514.9641/

Wimbledon College of Art, formerly Wimbledon School of Art, is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London. It is located in Wimbledon and Merton Park, South West London. Wimbledon School of Art became part of the University of the Arts London in 2006 and was renamed Wimbledon College of Art. Wimbledon is divided into three academic schools, School of Foundation Studies, School of Fine Art and School of Theatre. Each school delivers a suite of specialist art and design courses ranging from foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate, as well as providing research supervision for students undertaking a research programme of study.


Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
University of Southampton, Park Ave, Winchester SO23 8DL, UK/ 4423.8059.6900/

We offer some of the most flexible and dynamic art and design programmes - career focused, creative and incorporating core and choice modules each semester. Our highly-contemporary and global outlook ensures we can meet the challenges of the creative future. As well as our main campus in the historic city of Winchester, we also have campuses in Spain and China. These are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and are supported by the Department of International Studies. We pride ourselves on being an international centre for ideas and a vibrant, modern campus. Our student body reflects our international spirit, with more than 400 students from over 30 countries pursuing BA, MA and PhD degrees.


Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Turin
Via Accademia Albertina, 6, 10123 Torino, Italy/ 3901.1889.020/

Although the name "Albertina" refers to Carlo Alberto of Savoy, to whom we owe the decisive "re-foundation" of the Academy in 1833, the origins of this are much more remote, so that the Turin Academy can be considered one of the oldest in Italy. The Albertina consumes the last turn, starting at the beginning of the forties, with the support of some important members of the Turin figurative art to date with Central European and French avant-garde models: Casorati, Paolucci and then Menzio for painting, Cherchi for sculpture, for engraving Calandri, Kaneclin for set design, well supported by good assistants like Galvano, Scroppo, Davico, documenting the developments of the war.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna
Via delle Belle Arti, 54, 40126 Bologna, Italy/ 3905.1422.6411/

In October 1711 papa Clemente XI affixed the seal of the statutes of the Academy, founded in Bologna two years ago, in his honor had assumed the name of Clementine. Structured on the model of the Académie Royal in Paris and the Roman Accademia di San Luca, the institution was inspired by even the previous Bolognese artistic associations, by Caracci Academy of Incamminati, that of the darkened, even the free associations raccoltisi in recent times around some patrons of the city. The activity of the Academy is in teaching both in 'scope of the protection of historical heritage will help gradually the best Bolognese artists, among which include Angelo Domenico and then Piò, Vittorio Bigari, Felice Torelli, Francesco Tadolini, Ubaldo and Gaetano Gandolfi, Jacopo Alessandro Calvi until the architect Angelo Venturoli, the engraver Francesco Rosaspina, the landscape painter Vincenzo Martinelli, the sculptor Giacomo Rossi that marked the last years of Clementina, in the sunset after the suppression of 1796.


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Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania
Via del Bosco, 34, 95125 Catania CT, Italy/ 3909.5286.5429/

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania is an academy of fine arts located in Catania, Sicily. It was founded in 1967 and started its activities in January 1968. As of 2013, it was the third academy of fine arts in Italy for number of students.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce
Via Giuseppe Libertini, 3, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy/ 3908.3225.8635/

Founded in 1960, the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, from 1970 is housed in the Dominican monastery of San Giovanni D'Aymo, adjacent to the church of St. Giovanni Battista, commonly called the "Rosary" at Porta Rudiae, one of the entrances to the Old Town.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 5, 62100 Macerata MC, Italy/ 3907.3340.5111/

The Accademia di Belle Arti of Macerata was established in December 1972, by decree of then President Giovanni Leone, strongly promoted by the community and by local authorities who wanted to support also the highest level of the University of centuries-old tradition artistic training. Many students have embarked on an artistic career with notoriety and success, many have dedicated themselves to teaching, many others are busy in the thick local production in the roles of advertising, design and communication.

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Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
Via S. Maria di Costantinopoli, 107, 80135 Napoli, Italy/ 3908.1441.887/

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli (Naples Academy of Fine Arts) is a university-level art school in Naples. In the past it has been known as the Reale Istituto di Belle Arti and the Reale Accademia di Belle Arti. Founded by King Charles VII of Naples in 1752, it is one of the oldest art schools in Italy, and offers various levels of study up to and including the equivalent of an Italian laurea. It is located one block south of the church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, on the via of the latter church's name.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo
Via Papireto, 22, 90134 Palermo, Italy/ 3909.1580.876/

The activities of the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo begins in 1780 with the establishment of a School of Design, between the ten chairs of smaller studies that together with twenty chairs of Higher Studies, was the Academy of Studies. The school, which lasts three years, instructing young people learning the drawing, the foundation of the liberal arts. In 1783 is established the Human Ignudo Academy, where painters and sculptors, from the School of Drawing or private studies, followed a higher education course in drawing and chiaroscuro of the living model and painting "a figurative composition". The teaching schedule of the School of Design and the Academy dell'Ignudo were strictly divided. In the morning the school, the Academy of evening and this also, and above all, to allow the workers and young people who frequented the "masters" of being able to benefit higher education..


Accademia Belle Arti Perugia
Piazza San Francesco al Prato, 5, Perugia, Italy/ 3907.5573.0631/

Its historical importance is underlined by the dates and the people who over the centuries have given life to this institution. Its origins are in fact very distant in time. It was founded in 1573 by the painter Orazio Alfani and the architect and mathematician Raffaello Sozi, eleven years after the birth of the first Academy in Italy, that of Florence. In 1791 it was printed the first constitution drawn up by the Director Baldassarre Orsini on the Roman model of the Academy of San Luca, who came to the renewed and enhanced shooting.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma
Via di Ripetta, 222, 00186 Roma, Italy/ 3906.3227.025/

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma is a public tertiary academy of art in Rome, Italy. It was founded in the 16th century, but the present institution dates from the time of the Unification of Italy and the capture of Rome in 1870. The Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome originates from the Accademia di San Luca (academy of Saint Luke), an association of painters, sculptors and architects founded in the latter part of the 16th century on the initiative of Girolamo Muziano and Federico Zuccari. The Scuola Libera del Nudo, "free school of the nude," for the teaching of figure-drawing, was opened in 1754, and still exists; it offers free courses outside the academic framework of the academy.



Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino

Via dei Maceri, 2, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy/ 3907.2232.0287/

The Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, established in 1967 by Presidential Decree n. 1530 of 29 September, is among the first founded, unique in this part of Italy, after the historical academies, already "Royal Academies" in a city of great artistic and cultural traditions, with the splendor of the Renaissance up to Federico Barocci and his school, home also of an ancient University, and universally known for being the birthplace of, among others, all'insigne Raffaello Sanzio. In 1967, the Department is headed by Renato Bruscaglia called from Florence to organize the new academy with courses Painting, Sculpture and Art Direction; subsequently, with DPR n. 1017 of 9 July 1975 is set up the course of decoration, to complete addresses of studies foreseen by the Academies.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

Dorsoduro, 423, 30123 Venezia, Italy/ 3904.1241.3752/

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia was founded on 24 September 1750; the statute dates from 1756. The first director was Giovanni Battista Piazzetta; Gianbattista Tiepolo became the first president after his return from Würzburg. The academy was at first housed in a room on the upper floor of the Fonteghetto della Farina, a flour warehouse and market on the Grand Canal, close to Piazza San Marco. The space was insufficient, and students and teachers had to contend with the noise and dust of the market, which also occupied the first floor of the building.


Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona

Via Carlo Montanari, 5, 37122 Verona VR, Italy/ 3904.5800.0082/

The Academy of Fine Arts of Verona (Accademia di Belle Arti Gian Bettino Cignaroli di Verona) is a post-secondary school for studies in the visual arts, founded in 1764. The Academy is part of the University of Verona and represents its Faculty of Art. One of the oldest Art Academy in the world, the Accademia Cignaroli is listed among the five Accademie Storiche d'Italia (Italian Historic Academies). Under the current European regulations (Bologna Process), the Academy of Verona is included in the university program in the field of artistic and musical training, issuing bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and Continuing Education Certificates in the following areas: painting/visual arts, sculpture/visual arts, scenography, decoration, design and restoration.

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Accademia Italiana, Florence

Piazza de' Pitti, 15, 50125 Firenze, Italy/ 3905.5284.616/

The Accademia Italiana is an international fine arts university with programs in Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior and Product Design, Jewelry Design and Photography and New Media. It offers three-year bachelor's degree programs, professional certificates, Master’s degrees, short courses and study abroad programs for US university students. The Accademia Italiana was founded in Florence in 1984 by the architect Vincenzo Giubba and today has locations in Florence and Rome. Courses are taught in both Italian and English, according to the course of study. The institute also offers bachelor's degrees accredited by prominent UK universities (BA Hons) and exchange programs with important universities in the US and throughout the world, as well as affiliated programs in Asia at Accademia Italiana Thailand in Bangkok.

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Accademia ligustica di Belle Arti

Largo Pertini, 4, 16123 Genova, Italy/ 3901.056.013/

The Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti is a tertiary academy of fine arts located in Genoa, Italy. It also houses a museum (Museo dell'Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti), which includes works of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Giuseppe Abbati, Anton Raphael Mengs, Perin del Vaga, Luca Cambiaso, Bernardo Strozzi, Giovanni Battista Paggi, Sinibaldo Scorza, Domenico Fiasella, Luciano Borzone, Serafino De Tivoli, Plinio Nomellini. The academy was founded in 1751.

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Brera Academy

Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano, Italy/ 3902.869.551/

The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (academy of fine arts of Brera), also known as the Accademia di Brera or Brera Academy, is a state-run tertiary public academy of fine arts in Milan, Italy. It shares its history, and in early 2017 still its main building, with the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's main public museum for art. In 2010 an agreement was signed to move the accademia to a former military barracks, the Caserma Magenta in via Mascheroni, but the move had not happened by early 2017. The accademia has three departments: the department of visual arts, with courses in decorative art, graphic art, painting and sculpture; the department of design and applied art, which has courses in art restoration, design for business, new technologies of art and scenic design; and the department of communication and education in art, with courses in conservation of cultural heritage and in art education.


Domus Academy

Via Carlo Darwin, 20, 20143 Milano, Italy/ 3902.4241.4001/

Domus Academy is a living laboratory. An incubator of talents and a springboard for interdisciplinary adventures. A place where stellar careers are launched. At Domus Academy, we help students become protagonists in the highly competitive world of fashion and design. Offering one-year master’s courses in a wide variety of design specializations, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design problems with the help of world-class faculty members who are opinion leaders in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to intern with some of the most exciting brands in fashion, product design, car design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. Working directly with companies, you’ll learn how to address the most contemporary design challenges in fresh and original ways.


Università Iuav di Venezia

Santa Croce, 191, 30135 Venezia, Italy/ 3904.1257.1644/

Iuav university is special: the only in Italy to offer a comprehensive training in the art and discipline of the project to 365 degrees in architecture, design and urban planning, in the visual and performing arts. A high school tradition, but in the innovative teaching method: you'll learn in laboratories working closely with some of the most important professionals and teachers in Italy and abroad. An international environment, open to exchanges and contacts with universities and institutions around the world: more than 140 around the world, are the teachers who have studied at the University of Venice. A school of talents in a unique city in the world for lifestyle, beauty, culture.

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Faculty of Design and Art - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1, Italy - 39100, Bozen-Bolzano / 3904.7101.5000 /

Art and design are not traditional forms of knowledge, however, they facilitate deep observation and knowledge in a way that few other disciplines do. Our goal is to encourage the individual talent of our students; to guide them in the process of development of their professional competence and provide them with the practical and intellectual tools that enable them to perform their role as designers in and of society. Our approach to study is interdisciplinary and team-based: teaching and learning happen through both studying and projects. A team of lecturers who are specialists in the practice and theory of art and design will regularly suggest to small groups of students new topics to work on.

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The Florence Art Studio

Via Ghibellina, 121, 50122 Firenze, Italy/ 3905.5050.3628/

The Florence Art Studio renews the tradition of working in a private working studio (bottega d'arte). We offer academic training customized to meet each student's goals and circumstances. This intensive training provides a disciplined study of the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life. The Florence Art Studio is an official affiliate of The British Institute of Florence.


Laba-Libera Accademia di Belle Arti

Via Don Vender, 66, 25127, Brescia, Italia/ 3903.0380.894/

Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of Fine Arts), or LABA in short, is a Fine Arts University in Italy, with main campus in Brescia and branch campuses in Florence, Rimini and Trentino. LABA offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fields of art, new technologies, design, fashion, photography, film and theater, visual arts, architecture and interior design, scenography, graphic design, multimedia, cultural heritage, art therapy and arts administration. The university is accredited by Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

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Istituto d'arte applicata e design

Via Pisa, 5, 10152 Torino, Italy/ 3901.1548.868/

For IAAD is a system able to correlate the production with end users, dealing with research and innovation to give social value and cultural significance to goods and distributable market services Design is culture of planning,: meaning, function and form are the cornerstones of a conscious design. IAAD invests in the quality of teaching and on the human and professional value of teachers. The accreditation by the diplomas Ministry of Education , the partnership with the French group Ecoles de Condé , the new headquarters in the future headquarters Lavazza , collaboration with institutions, organizations, associations and companies for the development of cultural projects, research , teaching and internships, the evolution of the organizational structure and the creation of an international scientific committee are the most obvious signs of a IAAD the present and the near future.


IED-Istituto Europeo di Design, Florence

Via Maurizio Bufalini, 6/R, 50122 Firenze, Italy/ 3905.529.821/

Istituto Europeo di Design confirmed, for the third year in a road, the collaboration with Quattroruote, teaming up with a new prestigious partner: the Pininfarina Design Centre, symbol of elegance and purity of car design made in Italy. The Geneva Motor Show – that took place from 9th to 19th of March 2017 – saw the launch of a new concept car in real scale that was the result of the thesis project of the Master in Transportation Design. The students had the opportunity to face the expectations of Pininfarina Design Center under the guidance of Fabio Filippini – Chief Creative Officer Pininfarina – and the vision of the most influential magazine for the automotive industry, represented by Gian Luca Pellegrini – Editor-in-Chief of Quattroruote.


Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan

Via Pompeo Leoni, 3, 20141 Milano, Italy/ 3902.583.361/

The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a design school in Italy. The school is organized into four disciplines: Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management. It is spread over nine cities—Milan, Turin, Venice, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and São Paulo—and thirteen locations which occupy more than 50,000 square meters of space. It offers 29 different courses of three-year duration, in several languages: English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. These courses are attended by about 10,000 students every year, totaling to more than 90,000 students, for the Institute's forty-year history. It boasts[citation needed] that ninety percent of its graduates find work within six months of graduation.


Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche, Faenza

Corso Giuseppe Mazzini, 48018 Faenza RA, Italy/ 3905.4622.293/

The ISIA in Faenza, like the other three institutes of the same kind existing in Italy (with offices in Florence, Rome and Urbino), aims to product design and communication design. It releases academic qualifications of first and second level, for the purposes of public examinations, to the corresponding degrees. One of the features that make the Higher Institutes for Artistic Industries important experience in the panorama of Higher Education, consists of the direct relationships and frequent with the world of industry and research, through the intervention of design professionals, experts industry and academics.


Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche ISIA, Urbino

Via Santa Chiara, 36, 61029 Urbino PU, Italy/ 3907.224.336/

Annex Art Institute of Urbino, founded (1962/63) the Advanced Course for Graphic Art (CSAG) which has the merit of being able to coagulate the first high-level Italian center for the professional qualification of the various graphics applications . Consequently ISIA Urbino activated, from the academic year 2005-2006, a first-level course in graphic design and visual communication, and a second level course (specialized), in communication, design and publishing. Since 2010 it is active during a second specialist diploma in Photography of cultural assets, and the following year in the illustration. To demonstrate the validity of the Institute teaching, many students have become leading professionals in the field of communication design.


NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano

Via C. Darwin, 20, 20143 Milano, Italy/ 3902.973.721/

The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, "New Academy of Fine Arts", also known as NABA, is a privately run university in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. It has approximately 3000 students,[1] some of whom are from abroad; it participates in the Erasmus Programme. NABA is listed by the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education, as a "legally recognized academy" in the AFAM classification of schools of music, art and dance that are considered equivalent to a traditional university.


Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano

Via Carlo Bo, 7, 20143 Milano, Italy/ 3902.2159.7590/

The Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) is a Milan, Italy postgraduate training institution focused on project disciplines in the areas of design and visual communication. The postgrad offering of SPD includes yearly masters in industrial design, interior design, transportation and car design, visual design, "Web Design and Multimedia". Teaching is organized in intensive workshops, labs, theoretical study, seminars and activities in the field; courses end with a professional internship.