About Us

Italian University of the Arts is the 'sister' school to Florence's Fashion & Design Lab, and is located in Paestum, world known Greek philosophy and culture in the South of Italy.

With its 20 years of experience in the planning and deployment of professional courses in the Far East (Korea, China, India and Turkey) and South America (Brasil, Colombia), it blends traditional learning with digital tools and 'hands on' experience.

Tailored courses in the most beautiful UNESCO and Mediterranean Diet areas of Italy, to offer the best teaching by professionals, not just lessons by 'professional teachers'.

Meet Our Teachers

Winter Intensive Courses

Choose one of our Winter 'intensive' courses and give a new chance to your professional career.

  • Fashion Design

    Some of the topics in this course:
    • Fashion Trend Research Forecasts
    • Fashion Business Management
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Visual Merchandising
  • Marketing & Business

    Some of the topics in this course:
    • Cool Hunters
    • Working Across Cultures
    • Developing Business in New Markets
    • Personal Branding & Self Marketing

Business, Marketing & Communication

Business, Marketing & Communication Courses

The Art of Business and Marketing in the Fashion and Design industries: from branding to retail, everything counts.

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Fashion Design

Fashion Design Courses

Creativity and trends intuition at its most: learn how to create the next style that’s going to hit the fashion industry.

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Interior/Industrial Design

Interior/Industrial Design Programs

From objects to environments, be the creative mind behind lifestyle in the 21th Century.

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Art, Culture, Food & Wine

Art, Culture, Food & Wine

The Taste of Art and Culture, or the Art and Culture of Taste? The choice is yours…

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Art Director, Architect and Fashion Designer

Francesco Scianni

International fashion trends and concepts expert, has offered his expertise to top world market firms and still cooperates with companies in Italy, France, Turkey, USA, Colombia, China and Brazil.

Paolo Di Nardo

Paolo Di Nardo earned his degree in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1985 with a doctorate in Architectural Design and Research in the same University. Besides his professional activities Paolo Di Nardo lives an intense teaching life at the Architectural University of Florence as a contract professor for the Archicture II LAB for the years 2006 to 2013.
Fashion designer and “trend consulting” expert

Lucia Di Iasio

Specialized in Trend Analysis and Definition, Research of Guidelines Colours and Materials is a speaker in seminars during all main textile/apparel fairs.
International Master Chef

Domenico Felice

Domenico Felice gave pizza, his favourite dish, the main role in international events and prizes, winning – among others – the 2015 “International Pizza Expo” in Las Vegas. His mastery in mixing unusual ingredients is paralleled by his experience in cereals, especially ancient grains, and the production of organic flours.
Digital communication trainer

Ventura Di Bello

As a teacher he trains students in the final and vital skill of presenting and promoting their ideas and following products, using current and most effective communication, presentation and online marketing techniques and technologies.

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Via dei Bardi 36
50125 Firenze ITALY

+39 335 6177006 - Italian
+39 347 1412336 - English