Foundation and Made

1. Foundation Year in Art & Design by Made Syracuse

Course Duration - 6 / 9 Months


The ideal preparation for your degree in Art, Design, Fashion or Architecture in Italy The Foundation Year in Arts and Design gives international students who wish to enroll in an Italian University the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of the Italian language and culture while learning the fundamental concepts art, design, and architecture in Italy. The program is offered in 2 options:


September start 

9 months on-site NAPLES OR SIRACUSA

660 academic hours


January start 

6 months on-site 

420 academic hours

Both options include: pathway courses, Italian language classes, a CILS exam preparation course, arts and design practical labs, cultural excursions and have the option of extending the program to participate in the  LABS International Summer School in the month of July. Upon successful completion of the program, students will take the CILS B1 or B2 level exam (Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) and receive academic titles with legal value, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, valid for enrolment into Italian undergraduate degree programs in Fine Arts and Design Academies in Italy (the Italian university system requires at least 12 full years of primary and secondary education for enrolment to all degree programs.  Universities and Design Academies also require a certificate for Italian language  B2 upper intermediate level and a personal portfolio, for design undergraduate programs) .. During the Foundation Year, students will attend culture, art and design classes  at the MADE Program | Fine Arts and Design Academy. Upon completion of the Foundation Year program, students will have the option to be directly enrolled (without entry test) and receive a scholarship for one of the 3-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs at MADE Academy

“The best way to learn in English, earn University credits and progress to the 2nd year of your Bachelor’s Degree”

2. International Year One

Course Duration - 11 Months


The International Year One is a 11-month program offered jointly by MADE Program and IAN Academy providing students with the unique opportunity to enroll in the 1st year of Bachelor Degree program in Design, Fashion or Visual Arts with courses taught in English. During the program, international students also attend Italian language classes to reach the necessary level to continue with their studies, interact with the local community and work in Italy. The International Year One awards Italian Ministry of Education university-level academic credits and grants admission to the 2nd and 3rd years of bachelor degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy. Alternatively, students may choose to apply for credit transfer to any other University, Fine Arts Academy and Design School in Italy.