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AEF Accademia Europea Firenze

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Certificate Programs in Dance, Drawing & Painting, Italian as a Second Language (CILS) and Voice & Opera

Accademia Europea di Firenze (AEF) is Florence International School of Performing Arts. Located in the heart of the city, it hosts a community of students, professionals, faculty and staff, promoting a vibrant and inspiring environment.

Florence - World Capital of the Arts, birthplace of the Renaissance- is our Classroom: we cultivate our students' growth inside and beyond the classroom, with courses and activities devoted to experiential learning. Our signature blend is the balance of all the different parts of students’ and professionals’ experience: unique course offering, academic excellence, a small student-to-faculty ratio, and gifted resident and visiting faculty from all over the world in partnership with American and International Universities.

AEF offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting , Italian as a Second Language (CILS) and Dance, designed for students and professionals who need a specific skillset and a specialized training for their future careers: artists, musicians and all performers are encouraged to practice their crafts in a professional environment, because AEF is not just a school, but rather a community of artists.

Our students share classes, ensembles, concerts and are regularly involved in productions and collaborations with the most prestigious cultural institutions of the city: we consider the performances an essential part of our training project. Concerts, ballets, and art exhibitions are but a few of the occasions that the AEF makes available for its musicians, dancers and artists.

AEF is the place where you can experience, create, test your mettle and then go on stage!

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AEF Certificate Programs comply with both European and United States academic standards (15 weeks structure, syllabi, credits, faculty, transcripts and certificates), as indicated in our Academic Handbook.

Each Certificate Program is composed of 2 Semesters (Fall and Spring) and structured on 3 levels:
- 1st Level: Foundation
- 2nd Level: Advancement
- 3rd Level: Completion
Each level corresponds to 2 Semesters for a maximum of 30 ECTS/20 US Credits for each Semester. All Courses are taught in English.

1. AEF Voice & Opera Certificate Program (1st Level: Foundation, 2nd Level: Advancement, 3rd Level: Completion) 
2. AEF Drawing & Painting Certificate Program (1st Level: Foundation, 2nd Level: Advancement, 3rd Level: Completion)
3. AEF Dance Certificate Program (1st Level: Foundation, 2nd Level: Advancement, 3rd Level: Completion)
4. Italian as a Second Language (CILS)  (1st Level: Foundation, 2nd Level: Advancement, 3rd Level: Completion)

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Events and Performances

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  • Danza 1
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  • Opera02
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  • Danza02
  • Opera03
  • Arte03
  • Danza03
  • Opera04
  • Arte04
  • Danza04
  • Arte05
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