Florence needs no introduction. A byword for art and beauty worldwide, it was the cradle of the Italian Renaissance as well as the heart of major revolutions, scientific and technological advances, and intimate contact with the great past of Western culture to create a present that would be remembered and celebrated in the future. Here, art and crafts have always gone hand in hand, leading to the excellent quality of Made in Italy products.
Located in a historical building on Via de 'Tornabuoni, a stone's throw from the Duomo and the Gucci and Ferragamo museums in the city centre of Florence, the School of Art combines Istituto Marangoni’s DNA with the history and identity of this city. This context has led the school to develop its current programme, based on an comprehensive concept of art that embraces multiple aspects of creativity, immersed in the contemporary world and blending heritage and innovation, respect for tradition and the exploration of digital and virtual technologies to create a unique educational experience.
In the Firenze School of Art, participants get hands-on with creating, practicing, curating and promoting art and fashion, while learning how to enhance materials and fabrics through new concepts of craftsmanship. In this unique environment, art and culture inspire the creation of luxury accessories and jewellery, provide an exclusive setting for debut shows, and promote traditional Italian tailoring and innovation in menswear, speaking to a refined, contemporary audience.
Alongside Fashion courses, the Firenze School of Art provides a broad art-oriented programme covering modern multimedia art, curatorial practice and exploring the possibility of redefining art "management" through luxury and heritage business.
The school’s courses are delivered by a team of highly qualified teachers and industry experts and supported by ongoing dialogue with local and international companies and institutions, completing the innovative and prestigious profile of Istituto Marangoni Firenze.