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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer Session I, Summer Session II
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Direct Placement
Program Description:

Santa Reparata International School of Art

Florence, Italy

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Program Overview

Over the past 44 years Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) has become one of the top art and design schools in Italy. SRISA’s highly personalized instruction and experiential learning conforms to the expectations and requirements of an American university curriculum.
SRISA offers accredited programs of study including: academic year, semester, and summer study abroad; Post-Baccalaureate Certificates; short-term courses; and an internship program. Courses are taught in the English language.

The main campus houses the SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art and extensive studio facilities for painting, drawing and printmaking; photography labs and darkroom; and large lecture rooms. Adjacent campus buildings include the Fashion Design and Interior Design Studio; and Project Space for emerging artists and Post-Baccalaureate candidates.
The SRISA academic program is enhanced with extra-curricular activities, art exhibits, field trips, cultural seminars, beyond-the-classroom learning, guest lecturers, museum visits, student art shows, and fashion shows.


Students study and practice:
Courses of Study
  • Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Printmaking
  • Book Arts
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture (new!)
  • Art History
  • Fashion Design
  • Jewelry Design
  • Textile Design
  • Performance Art
  • Italian Language
  • Intensive Italian
  • Marketing and Intl Business
  • Museum Studies
  • History
  • Politics and Social Science
  • English and Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Cinema (Film Studies)
  • Journalism

For a full listing of courses offered see:


SRISA arranges housing upon request for students enrolled at the school. It is a great opportunity for students to get to know one another while being immersed in the daily Italian life that greatly enriches their study abroad experience.

Housing Options:
  • Double room in a shared apartment 
  • Single room in a shared apartment 
  • Private apartment 

Or, you can arrange your own housing.

Housing costs include rent, reasonable utility usage, staff assistance, and administrative fees. 

Students are housed in residential apartments located within a 20-minute walk from the main campus. All apartments are fully furnished with the essential necessities for independent living.
2017 Housing Prices
Semester Summer Term
$500 Housing Deposit
$3960 double occupancy in shared apartments 
$4660 single occupancy in shared apartments
$250 Housing Deposit
$990 Double occupancy in shared apartments
$1165 Single occupancy in shared apartments

Tuition Costs

2017 Tuition Charges
Fall or Spring semester Summer Term
$7,540 (16 credits) from $1,015 (3 credits)

For current program pricing, see:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/30/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer Session II 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer Session I 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/30/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.