L'Accademia Europea di Firenze
The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts and Culture. Founded in 2005 as a school of Italian for foreigners, over time it has expanded its offer to Italian art and culture, music and dance. The AEF also offers three-year Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting and Dance, a Semester Certificate Program for Italian as a Second Language (CILS), Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with university institutions all over the world. The experiential approach and the quality of the professors make this school, strongly rooted in Italian history and culture but endowed with European academic standards, an international environment in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty.
Located at no. 37 of via Cavour, inside Palazzo Niccolini, AEF is located in the heart of Florence, halfway between the Duomo and Piazza San Marco. Students attend classes in a Renaissance palace equipped with the most modern technologies, however, the city immediately becomes a single, large classroom, in which to immerse yourself in order to get to know the art and culture of Florence.
The AEF offers programs built according to the guidelines of the Bologna Process, it represents the Elon University of North Carolina in Europe, and it is a Formative Training Agency recognized by the Regione Toscana: each course meets this triple quality status and is valued in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) through an equivalence proposed in US academic credits. The ECTS credits constitute the new European academic standard, established in 1999 with the Bologna Process in order to allow the mobility of students within the European borders through the Erasmus project. Today, the ECTS system allows for the best European formative institutes to dialogue with the whole world, defining course characteristics, contact hours, hours of study, clarity of information, guidelines for the evaluation of results and above all, guaranteeing the maximum transparency and quality of every aspect of the formative training offer.
AEF is authorized by the University of Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena – Ateneo internazionale) as an Exam Center for the CILS Certificate in Italy.
To train artists and professionals in the city of the Renaissance and of widespread beauty, through a strong relationship between culture and the local community, able to interact and compete in the global world; Offering a unique combination of academic excellence, cultural immersion, experiential learning; Provide students and aspiring artists and musicians with the skills required to create, learn, perform in public and grow professionally; Create a learning path, with continuous verification of the abilities and skills of the students; To stimulate the intellectual curiosity of students and their ambition to make the most of themselves both in their studies and in their careers.
AEF promotes, with a view of continuous renewal, the humanities and the arts in a city known worldwide for its history and its beauty, in order to train artists, scholars and performers able to: address each discipline academically with the necessary tools to deeply understand the past and translate it into the contemporary world; transform learning, knowledge and the experience of culture and insight into active tools to interpret the future; contribute to city life with studies, research and creations, through ongoing exchange opportunities and collaborations with the institutions and actors of the cultural scene of Florence.
The structure and organizational processes of the Accademia Europea di Firenze were designed to achieve the quality objectives, in accordance with the laws in force, and are aimed at continuous improvement of performance and results. The objectives are established and verified during the annual Management Review. The objectives are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound.