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 very successful track record as the organiser of training courses aimed to help Italian and foreign students who take the Admission Exam to the Fine Arts Academies statali both in Florence and elsewhere and wish to attend their degree courses in Painting, Sculpture, Decoration, Scenography or Graphic.

The Fine Arts Academies admission examination takes place every year during the last week of September or the first 10 days in October but remember that you have to enrol at the Fine Arts Academies in advance.

Our preparatory course is held all year round. This course includes a mock exam, and focuses on the drawing of nude human figures, conversations in Art History, perspective workshops, and other activities which are deemed useful preparation towards the Admission Exam.

At the end of the course, our students feel confident and well prepared to take the Admission Exam.

Accademia del Giglio provides all the necessary information regarding the bureaucratic and administrative aspects of students’ applications to the Italian Fine Arts Academies.


14 hours per week

BA1, 1 week, 14 hours €190
BA2, 2 weeks, 28 hours €380
BA4, 4 weeks, 56 hours €680
BA8, 8 weeks, 112 hours €1190
BA12, 12 weeks, 168 hours €1770
Enrolment fee €45

20 hours per week

BA1+, 1 week, 20 hours €265
BA2+, 2 weeks, 40 hours €530
BA4+, 4 weeks, 80 hours €950
BA8+, 8 weeks, 160 hours €1710
BA12+, 12 weeks, 240 hours €2490
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

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

Entry dates

The course starts any Monday

Course code: BA1 or BA1+
14 or 20 hours of lesson.

Course code: BA4 or BA4+
4 weeks, 56 or 80 hours

Course code: BA8 or BA8+
8 weeks, 112 or 160 hours

Course code: BA12 or BA12+
12 weeks, 168 or 240 hours


14 hours per week: 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.

Each morning and Friday open Art studio until 2:00 pm.

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