Foundation Year in Art and Design (Foundation Degree)

Syracuse Academy Italy

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The award
Foundation Degree

How long you will study
9 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 5750 per total

How you will study

Course starts
September, January

International course fees
EUR 5750 per total

All study options

About Foundation Year in Art and Design at Syracuse Academy

International students interested in pursuing an Arts or Design degree in Italy are able to enhance their skills and knowledge of art, design, fashion, and architecture in Italy, to build their personal portfolio and to learn the Italian language for admission to University and Design Academy programs in Italy.

The Foundation Year is an internationally recognized program awarding Italian Ministry of Education academic credits and granting direct admission to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy, as well as preparing for admission to any university and design school in Italy.

The 9-month program includes 600 hours of classes and workshops; it is complemented by an exam preparation course, arts and design practical labs, and cultural excursions to the most charming sites in Sicily.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will achieve the CILS B2 level certification (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) and receive academic titles with legal value, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, valid for enrolment into Italian undergraduate degree programs.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardFoundation DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course feesEUR 5750 per totalInternational course feesEUR 5750 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Enrolment Fee: €2.100

– To be paid upon at least 30 days before the program start date

NB. non-EU students should pay the Enrolment Fee at least 90 days before the start of the program in order to process the visa application

Tuition Fee: € 5.750

– To be fully paid by program start date (Fall start: September 12th / Spring start: January 9th)

NB. All application documents should be sent at least 30 working days before the start of the program to 

Entry requirements

Students applying to join the Foundation Year program should provide the following documents:

– Secondary school leaving certificate or diploma

– English language B1 (lower intermediate) level certificate: IELTS 4.5, Cambridge PET or equivalent)

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