The Liberal Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, offers academic courses of 3 plus 2 years (restructured duration) for diplomas at 1st and 2nd level (equivalent to the short degree and specialization degree) in five subjects: Photography, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Design, Visual Arts/Painting and Fashion Design.
Besides structured university courses the Academy offers further completion with Professional Courses, Liberal Courses and Post-degree Masters.
The legally recognized academies were evaluated, in 2010, by CNAM and the National Council for the Evaluation of the University System.
We are pleased to announce that LABA, by the Minister decree, acquired the expressed favorable opinions from CNAM, regarding the compliance of the didactic system to the criteria in DM 123/2009, and from the National Council for the Evaluation of the University System, regarding the adequacy of facilities and personnel to the type of courses to be transformed, as required by art. 11 of Presidential Decree 21/2005, aligning LABA to the European university standards.
The LABA of Florence, the first Fine Art Academy in Tuscany legally recognized by the MIUR, is a an institute of top level artistic training. An institute where teachers are professionals in the subjects, the Liberal Academy of Fine Arts has created synergies and cooperation with important institutions both private and public such us: The Cartiere Fedrigoni (international paper mill industry),the Piaggio Foundation, the Alinari Museum, the Cherubini Academy of Music and so on. Therefore students have the opportunity to start working through training and internships.