Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Preparatory course for applicants to the Italian Fine Arts Academies

How to pass successfully the admission exam

Preparatory course

Accademia del Giglio has a proven track record in organizing training courses aimed at helping foreign students learn strategies and tips which can be very useful to pass the admission Exam to the major Academies of Fine Arts in Italy, such as Florence, Brera, Carrara, Naples, Rome, Urbino.

Admission exams take place every year in late September or early October, but please do not forget that application deadlines for most academies are normally between July and August. So, if you wish to enroll, we strongly recommend you complete all the application procedures before the deadline established by each academy. To find out the deadline of each academy please contact us.

Our preparatory courses are held all year round and they are meant to prepare students to attend their academic studies and assist them in choosing the major they wish to take (Painting, Sculpture, Decoration, Design or Graphics). During classes students will take mock exams,  they will focus on the drawing of the nude human figure, they will have conversations in Art History, they will hone their artistic skills and they will apply themselves to any activities which may be deemed as necessary for training for the Admission Exam. At the end of the course students will feel confident and ready to sit the tests.

Accademia del Giglio staff can also assist students in providing them with all the necessary information regarding the bureaucratic and administrative aspects of the application procedures to the Academies of Fine Arts.


14 hours per week

BA1, 1 week, 14 hours €245
BA2, 2 weeks, 28 hours €395
BA4, 4 weeks, 56 hours €715
BA8, 8 weeks, 112 hours €1375
BA12, 12 weeks, 168 hours €2025
Enrolment fee €45

20 hours per week

BA1+, 1 week, 20 hours €285
BA2+, 2 weeks, 40 hours €530
BA4+, 4 weeks, 80 hours €975
BA8+, 8 weeks, 160 hours €1795
BA12+, 12 weeks, 240 hours €2685
Enrolment fee €45

30 hours per week

BA30, 1 week, 30 hours €435
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

Basic Art material: normal paper, pencils and spare material.

Entry dates

The course starts any Monday


14 hours per week:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Friday, from 10:00am to 12:00am


  • Monday through Thursday, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

20 hours per week:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 11:30am to 1:00pm and from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.

30 hours per week:

  • Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm


  • Monday through Thursday, from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.
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