Over the past 40 years, SRISA has become one of the top international art and design schools in Italy. SRISA is committed to providing a well-trained professional faculty and excellent facilities to give students highly personalized instruction that conforms to the expectations and requirements of an American university curriculum.
SRISA is proud to partner with Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri as its school of record. Maryville University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. SRISA has over 50 university partnerships with colleges and universities in the United States and Mexico, and hosts nearly 35 visiting faculty-led programs per year at its Florence campus. SRISA offers programs of study year-round: both Spring and Fall semesters, three Summer sessions, year-long program, Post-Graduate Certificates and short-term courses. Programs of study include: Studio Arts, Design, Liberal Arts, and Italian Language and Culture.
The San Gallo site is among the finest in Italy, and the main campus houses the contemporary art gallery, printmaking studio, painting and drawing studio, printmaking lab, photography lab and darkroom, classrooms, study lounge, library, computer center, and administrative offices. Adjacent campus buildings include the newly renovated Fashion Design and Interior Design studio, and Project Space for emerging artists and post-graduate participants. Our partner, Fuji Studio, provides spacious facilities for batik, silkscreen and jewelry design classes.
The SRISA academic program is enhanced with extra-curricular activities, field trips, welcome dinners, beyond-the-classroom learning, orientation seminars, and museum visits. Santa Reparata's internship program places qualified students with local businesses or within the SRISA campus offices to learn new skills.
SRISA remains an institution that is congenial to both professional artists/teachers, and students who want a personalized and enriching environment in which to enjoy the tremendous cultural resources of Florence, Italy. With its 40-year history, SRISA has become a part of the cultural fabric of the city, with regular exhibitions, service projects, and continued strong ties to the artistic community of Florence.