Italian language course
SACI Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, was founded in Tuscany in 1975 as a U.S. non-profit 501 c (3) educational institution for undergraduate and graduate university-level students seeking fully accredited studio art and liberal arts instruction. SACI offers Italian language course and five different programs of study to meet the diverse needs of students: Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad, Post-Baccalaureate Program, MFA Program, and Summer Studies.
The mission of Studio Art Centers International is to provide a focused Italian language course of depth and seriousness of challenge at undergraduate and graduate U.S. university levels. The Italian language course studio disciplines are to be complemented by courses in the humanities since Studio Art Centers International is convinced that undertaking courses in both areas is essential in the formation of the artist.
SACI's goals are to make the overseas Italian language course study experience pertinent by ensuring that the highest level of instruction in all areas is made available and providing in optimal settings creative intellectual and aesthetic opportunities for the formative artist. SACI believes that a clear, complete educational structure explaining the important contributions of foreign cultures and their historic matrix is vital to Italian language course studies.
SACI is therefore dedicated to providing an excellent and balanced curriculum of sufficient breadth and scope; a teaching plant adequate and appropriate to Italian language course studies in varied disciplines and techniques; and a motivated staff and administration whose preparation and philosophy is that most suitable to enable students to realize the full potential of a study period abroad. Understanding other cultures and the promotion of international exchange are implicit in SACI's mission. SACI is committed to providing the means and the personnel to help creative persons utilize to the maximum their Italian language course experience.
Studio Art Centers International is accredited as an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Additionally, SACI is accredited for undergraduate and graduate US university-level study through its affiliation with Bowling Green State University, which is a US degree-granting institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Bowling Green State University is also a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, the Council of Graduate Schools, and the Central States Universities, Inc.
Students may obtain a copy for review of SACIís accreditation approval by submitting a written request for this material to SACIís President or Dean.
Academic Semester Abroad Program - Italian language course Designed for US undergraduates and independent students who seek to study in Florence for one semester, this program provides an in-depth study-abroad opportunity. A wide variety of academic and studio subjects are offered, many at multiple levels. Students may apply for either the Fall or Spring semester.
Academic Year Abroad Program - Italian language course Designed for US undergraduates and independent students who seek to study in Florence for a full academic year, this program provides an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of Italian art and culture. A wide variety of academic and studio subjects are offered, many at multiple levels. Many international students have found this to be a foundation year that serves as a doorway to successful US university-level study. Students with secondary school diplomas or an international baccalaureate may enroll in courses at appropriate levels in a broad variety of art and arts-related disciplines. Those who successfully complete course work receive university-level credits and can choose to stay at SACI beyond their first year to obtain additional credits.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program - Italian language course This program offers an intensive and personalized year of study in art, art history, or art conservation to college or university graduates who want to immerse themselves in a Major Discipline. It requires, encourages, and fosters a high degree of seriousness, self-discipline, and independence.
Master of Fine Arts Degree Program - Italian language course This program is offered in conjunction with Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio and is designed for students who want to complete a year of graduate study in Florence. Students enroll in this program through BGSU and are required to complete the final year of study at its facilities in Ohio.
Late Spring & Summer Studies - Italian language course These short terms at SACI are designed to meet the needs of both US university-level students seeking credit and independent students looking for a thorough and well-structured program during May, June, and July.
Art Department classes normally meet with instructors for 90 hours per term (including field trips). For each studio course, students are expected to fulfill a minimum of 45 hours of additional studio time per term beyond the class hours. Students who wish to pre-register for courses at the Intermediate or Advanced level must include with their applications slides, photos, CDs, DVDs, or videos of work already undertaken in these areas of study.
Academic Studies Department classes normally meet with instructors for 45 hours per term. In all classes, students have assignments beyond regular class hours. Attendance is mandatory for all classes. All classes are taught in English, with the exception of Italian language classes. SACI Studio Art Center International has a minimum quorum of 8 students for each of its course offerings. Bowling Green State University and SACI reserve the right to cancel or alter any of the courses described in this website.