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Programmes and courses

Study in Venice offers you 77 bachelor’s degree, 81 master’s degrees, 65 professional master’s degrees, 22 PhD programmes, 35 pre-academic courses, as well as international summer courses and many single thematic and language courses at the four higher education institutions of Venice: Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Iuav University, Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello and Venice Academy of Fine Arts.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Ca’ Foscari offers innovative and interdisciplinary education with single courses, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and PhD programmes, international joint degrees with prestigious partner universities.

You can specialize in international relations and politics , or prefer conservation and cultural asset management, or humanitiesand linguistic with an offer of over 40 languages. Scientific fields include such specializations as climate change, computer science or nanotechnology.

Specializations in economics and management can be taken in either Italian or English.

English-taught courses
How to apply & Scholarships

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Ca’ Foscari University offers:

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice also offers summer courses with the School for International Education.

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School for International Education (SIE)

SIE promotes learning in a cross-cultural environment with university-level courses for international students (Italian language and culture, thematic courses held in English) and a variety of activities to experience and discover Venice, its lagoon and its culture.

SIE organizes courses aimed to prepare international students for enrolment at Italian Universities or Higher Education Institutions: Marco Polo / Turandot (for Chinese students), Bridge Year, Foundation Year.

Further, students can enrol in joint summer schools with prestigious international universities such as Harvard University and Columbia University
of New York.

Iuav University

As an internationally renowned school of architecture with a praised history, Università Iuav di Venezia extends its education offer to other planning disciplines: design and multimedia, urban planning, fashion, visual arts, theatre.

Education at Iuav distinguishes itself for the constant dialogue between disciplines to build up-to-date professional skills in a global scenario and in line with the current transformation processes.

The innovative education approach of Iuav turns it into a School where you learn in laboratories the art of doing, in direct contact with the most qualified teachers in their own disciplines and with successful professionals from around the world.

Aware of the impact of surroundings and built spaces on the quality of daily life, Iuav identified quality as a fil rouge both for training and research: have a positive impact with one’s work on the outside world is an essential part of the University’s mission.

The “Iuav experience”, its inherited knowledge and planning methods are exported worldwide: over 140 teachers and researchers graduated from Iuav before teaching and working in universities and research centres all around Europe and beyond.

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Iuav University offers:

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MARCO POLO and TURANDOT programmes

The Italian language programme for Marco Polo and Turandot students is organised by the SIE in cooperation with Ca' Foscari University of Venice, IUAV University, Venice Academy of fine arts and Music conservatory Benedetto Marcello, and promotes a variety of highly qualified courses tailored to students’ prospective degree choices.

The aim of the programme is to provide Chinese students with proficiency in Italian language and culture and to prepare them for enrolment at Italian universities or higher education institutions.

Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello of Venice

Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello offers university-level courses through its 7 departments and 3 areas, with theoretical and practical fields (strings, winds, singing and musical theatre, keyboard instruments, theory and analysis, didactic, new technologies, early music, chamber music, opera studios).

The relationship between students and their professors is a key characteristic of the Conservatorio. One-to-one classes are offered following the strong Venetian tradition of musical studies for both instruments and composition. Professors are involved in a close relation to few students in chamber music as well with small groups of two to ten musicians. This laboratory approach allows for concrete results.

The conservatory has always imposed limited admission to guarantee the quality of its students and to provide its graduates with concrete high quality job opportunities including them in musical and theatre productions since the beginning of their studies.

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Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello offers:

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Each partner university opens its libraries to its enroled students: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and its 4 libraries specialized in economics, linguistics and literature, humanities and scientific fields; IUAV Universityand its library specialized in arts, architecture, design, fashion and urban planning; Music conservatory Benedetto Marcello and its library specialized in music; Academy of fine arts and its library specialized in arts, architecture, costume and production design, photography.
Venice also offers access to a vast archive of literature in its many prestigious public libraries all linked by a unified Online Public Access Catalogue.

Venice Academy of Fine Arts

Painting, sculpture, decoration, graphic art, scenography, new technologies for art are the schools that organize the education offer of the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice and from which students can graduate from a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree.

A Bachelor’s degree programme aims to ensure mastery of artistic methods and techniques, specific skills acquisition in the chosen field to train professionals who can develop their research through the plurality of languages and innovations that characterize contemporaneity in respect to the chosen discipline.

The Master’s degree programme lasts for two years and aims to provide students with an advanced training for a complete mastery of artistic methods and techniques, advanced professional skills acquisition in the chosen field. Both laboratory courses and theoretical courses are offered. The plan of studies does not limit training to a single field and is open to many artistic expressions, enriched by the contributions of laboratory experience, to shape an artist, a cultural operator, a professional in visual and performing arts.

The Accademia di Belle Arti takes part in the Erasmus Project and is therefore connected to the most prestigious international universities. It started collaborating with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Fondazione Culturale Paolina Paulon, as a member of the Turandot Project.

The Accademia di Belle Arti also collaborates with the Theatre La Fenice for scenographic projects of operas.

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Venice Academy of Fine Arts offers: