Studio Arts College International (SACI)

  • New York


454 West 19th Street
10th Floor
New York
New York
United States

About Us

Pursue your passion in a U.S.-accredited arts program at the oldest and most prestigious American art school in Florence.

Studio Arts College International (SACI) is more than an opportunity to study abroad program in the birthplace of the Renaissance: it’s an experience you will carry with you, in your career and throughout your life. Our alumni have been nominated for Academy Awards, exhibited in the London National Portrait Gallery, and designed jewelry for major Hollywood productions—there is no limit to what you can achieve. Yet for many it’s the opportunities to embrace and adapt to new challenges, to collaborate with people from all different backgrounds and cultures in one of the most vital artistic centers of Europe, and fully engage with art and design in a transformative way that defines the SACI experience.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), SACI offers a wide range of innovative, hands-on graduate and undergraduate programs in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Programs integrate diverse disciplines, and emphasize the essential role of art and design in how we shape and sustain our planet both socially and environmentally.

You’ll work side-by-side with passionate, engaged faculty members who will help you challenge artistic boundaries and push yourself in new creative directions. You’ll learn even more beyond the classroom, exploring the studios, museums, and galleries of Italy and Europe, living and working in the heart of Florence, and being enriched through a close connection to the local community—a connection that for many of our alumni endures long after graduation.

Programs offered:

MFA in Studio Art

MFA in Photography

MFA in Communication Design

MA in Art History

Post-Bac in Studio Art

Post-Bac in Conservation

Academic Semester/Year (Undergraduate)

Late Spring/Summer (Undergraduate)

Venice Summer (Undergraduate)

SACI offers rare opportunities to engage with the Florentine community and directly access centuries of Italian culture as part of the study abroad experience.

Our students take part in a variety of community involvement activities such as restoration interventions in important historical spaces, opportunities to teach English to Italian children, decoration of local hospital wards, and public gardening. Learn more about community activities at SACI.