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BFA, Interior Design Student Nicole Choi ’25 – Studying Abroad in Florence, Italy. Spring 2024

BFA Interior Design Student, Macy Kloberdanz ’25 studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Spring 2024

Florence, Italy captured by BFA Interior Design student, Amaris Arellano ’23


TCU-In Florence is one of TCU’s flagship semester programs. TCU-In Florence offers a wide variety of disciplines, but specializes in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts. Students take classes at Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM), an international school in Florence, alongside other international students. TCU students live in apartments throughout the city center.

Florence, itself, is a stunning Renaissance city and an artistic and cultural capital. TCU-In Florence features a strong Fine Arts program, including Interior Design, Graphic Design, art history, fashion, and studio art. No prior Italian language is required in order to apply.

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New York and London Summer Programs

During the summer, design students can study outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In alternating years, students have travelled to New York City or London to learn the business of design from seasoned professionals. This popular summer course typically occurs over the three-week May mini-mester immediately following the spring semester.

Industry visits to design firms and advertising agencies are integrated with classroom lectures and activities. Companies visited have included Olgivy Mather, Nickelodeon, Louise Fili & Associates, Pentagram Design (both the New York and London offices), Sterling Brands and many others. Despite a rigorous schedule, there are plenty of opportunities for sight-seeing and exploring. Scheduled weekends also include museum outings, plays and other group activities.

These trips highlight the global community, united by the common language of design, while instilling the importance of understanding business principles in mass communication. Several graduates in recent years have leveraged contacts made on these summer classes and studio visits into full-time jobs.

Future courses are being considered in Asia and other major design markets.

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