Arts Curating Semester

Join the Arts Curating Semester programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. If you have at least one year of undergraduate education, study-abroad semesters provide valuable insights into European culture, lifestyle, and trends. You will also learn about contemporary issues and luxury brands’ impact and explore modern creativity.

Discover the multitude of art practices, contemporary art sources, and ‘business’ activity within the arts industry. On this semester course participants explore the language and meaning of art, learning ways to articulate their ideas and communicate their findings to a knowledgeable art audience, or to the general public.

Aimed at students with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in art history, art & design, or similar field, this inspiring short course develops skills in creative research and analysis of visual materials including art, sculpture, contemporary objects and images, through critical awareness, creative thinking, and effective written communication skills including, publishing, art writing and journalism.


SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • History of Cinema & Visual Art
  • Art History Criticism
  • Bibliography & Biblioteconomy
  • Publishing System
  • Theories of Visual Languages


SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • Graphic Design for Publishing
  • Art Writing
  • Art Journalism
  • Multimedia Publishing
  • IT Tools
  • History of Contemporary Art


This course has the specific intent of training participants on the specifics and peculiarities of this target that is constantly evolving, alongside a strong focus on the latest market trends and dynamics.

Participants will have the unique opportunity of grasping the key notions related to modelling basic techniques, while also studying the particular anatomy and proportions of their clients, to create the correct prototypes; this will be integrated with a solid knowledge of production materials, exploring the world of fabrics and their finishing.

Furthermore, participants will learn the essentials of graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, that support the designers in developing their projects, and to comunicate professionally their own creative ideas.

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