aef certificate programs florence

Certificate Programs

AEF Certificate Programs in the Performing Arts - Dance, Drawing & Painting, Voice & Opera -
 are designed for students and professionals wishing to acquire specialized formative training for their future careers as painters, musicians, dancers, and singers in a real community of artists. 

In addition to the courses, our students share ensembles, concerts, dance performances, and exhibitions and are regularly involved in productions and collaborations with the most prestigious cultural institutions of the city: performances are a fundamental part of the training and an opportunity to measure the progress achieved in a professional international environment. The structure of the AEF Certificate Programs satisfies both European and US academic standards: 15-week semesters, syllabi, credits, faculty, transcripts and diplomas, as indicated in our Student Handbook. The Certified Programs are structured in 2 semesters (Fall and Spring) for a maximum of 30 ECTS/ 20 US credits each. At the end of each semester, students receive an AEF Diploma. All courses of the Dance, Drawing&Painting and Voice&Opera Certificate Programs are taught in English.

AEF also offers a Certificate Program in Italian Language and Culture, for those who want to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the language, starting from the cultural and social context in which it developed. Structured in two Semesters - Fall and Spring -, it includes 3 Italian courses for each Semester, to which one must add a History course in the Fall and a Literature course in the Spring. During each Semester, the student then chooses a course from Italian Culture (Art History, Cinema, Photography, Political System), for a total of 20 U.S / 30 ECTS credits per Semester. To enroll in the AEF Italian Language and Culture Certificate Program, students have to send a letter of motivation and intent and at least one recommendation letter.
Each Certificate Program will be opened with a minimum of 5 students enrolled.