The Disegno Italia summer program provides students with the opportunity to study Italian art, design and culture. This four-week program begins at il Sillabo in San Giovanni Valdarno, located twenty minutes outside of Florence in the Tuscan countryside. At il Sillabo students will take conversational Italian language, Italian art, design, culture, and history. As part of the cultural immersion experience students will participate in field trips to several Tuscan cities as well as Rome and participate in a cooking class.
The group then will travel to Milan and spend two weeks at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA). Their time at NABA builds upon the Italian art and design lectures covered at il Sillabo and introduces the design culture of contemporary Italy in the design center of Milan. The courses feature lectures by professional Italian designers from each field, field trips to professional venues, and a project.