Aspiring designers from all over the world flock to Italy to study design. The country’s design academies have a well-regarded international reputation and with many teaching only in English, their courses are highly accessible to those who want to learn to learn under the instruction of famed Italian design experts. Programs in a wide variety of design disciples, ranging from interior design to graphic design to furniture and yacht design, can be found at dozens of design academies usually clustered in the design hubs of Milan and Florence. Plenty of other cities also boast reputable design schools though. Those interested specifically in fashion or jewelry design can check out our dedicated pages to each: See Fashion Design in Italy and Jewelry Design and Gemology in Italy.

Design Schools in Italy

Florence Design Academy – Programs in graphic, interior and industrial design can be found at this Florence design school; short-term summer courses are also available. More>>

Domus Academy – This Milan school also offers programs in interior design, car design, brand design, service design and business design, among other fields. More>>

NABA Summer Courses – Offers abbreviated summer courses aimed at all levels in product, interior, and interaction design; located in Milan. More>>

Florence Design Institute – A Florence-based academy specializing in courses in graphic, interior and furniture design, as well as architecture. More>>

ISAD Design School – This Milan academy offers programs in interior design, garden design, yacht design and workshops in specialized fields such as hotel, shop and TV set design. More>>

Accademia Italiana – Offers courses in Rome and Florence focusing on interior and product design, textile design, graphic design and windows display design. More>> 

Accademia Riaci – English-language programs in interior design, product design, graphic design, glass art, leather work and other fields are available at this Florence school. More>>

Lorenzo de’ Medici – A wide range of courses in interior and graphic design are offered at this academy’s Florence campus. More>>

Style Design College – Located in Milan; offers both short and long-term graphic and interior design programs. More>>


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