Florence University of the Arts
Publishing 2018/19

FUA Career Programs are subject-intensive sessions offering pre-determined coursework for a full immersion and professional experience in a particular field. Career programs are open to traditional undergraduate students as well as nontraditional students interested in a new career. Students can enroll in fall quarter (beginner-level) or spring quarter (intermediate-level) sessions, or complete a full academic year. The Career Program in Publishing is offered by FUA’s J School for studies in journalism, communication, and publishing, and prepares students to design, edit, produce, publish and market published media, with an emphasis on magazine and book publishing.


SAI Services
SAI Signature Services & Select Services available

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
USF student conduct form
Italian privacy consent form

Application Deadline
Academic Year: June 15, 2018
Fall Quarter: June 15, 2018
Spring Quarter: November 1, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Program Dates*
Academic Year: August 29, 2018 – April 13, 2019
Fall Quarter: August 29, 2018 – November 17, 2018
Spring Quarter: January 22, 2019 – April 13, 2019
*dates may differ as a result of add-ons


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Subject Experience: Students enrolling at beginner level need not have prior experience. Students wishing to begin at intermediate level must demonstrate prior experience.

English Language: Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 500+ (paper-based), IELTS: 5+, OOPT: 50+, or equivalent.

Academic Year: High school graduate or above.



Program Overview
The two-level program begins with a study of publishing fundamentals and becomes concentrated in the second level to fine-tune the advanced skills necessary to design, edit, produce, publish and market published media. Particular focus is given to magazine and book publishing and the unique structure of the program allows students to partake in ongoing publishing projects of Ingorda for Florence Campus Publishing. The final project is a student and faculty produced book that is intended to be marketed in both mainstream and specialized markets. A lifestyle magazine is also produced in-house with the collaboration of students. Students will study with competent and qualified instructors and will have an unparalleled quality in teaching that includes learning in a collaborative working environment that promotes exchange of ideas and methods between students and instructors.

Program Objectives
The program provides the professional training necessary for the student interested in the publishing world. Students will gain familiarity with the publishing industry, its processes, and procedures from both an Italian and international perspective. The program strives to challenge students from an industry, production, and post production marketing points of view and the theoretical-practical aspects of each throughout the program duration. At the end of the program the students will have worked on a tangible published product that will be inserted into real book markets. Exposure to different types of published products is offered by this program through the magazine product, which takes place throughout the program in addition to the final book project.

Duration and Certification
Career Program students can enroll in one session (quarter) or one year (two quarters). Students receive undergraduate credit for each session. In addition, students who complete one year of the program receive a Certificate.

Prerequisites
In order to start at the beginner level (fall term) students must hold a high school diploma or equivalent and demonstrate fluency in English. Students wishing to begin in a more advanced session (second term) must qualify by demonstrating ability and knowledge in an entry exam, as well as submit a CV and portfolio.

Optional Internships (fee applies)
Career program students who complete a full academic year can supplement their program with either a non-credit 3 week internship or a 3-credit 6 week internship in their field of study. Contact SAI for more details.

Optional Italian Language (fee applies)
Career program students can supplement their program with a 3-week 3 credit Italian Language course that takes place prior to the fall and spring sessions. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of intensive Italian language are offered.

Career Program students are offered the choice between SAI’s two services models: Signature Services, which includes our full services and housing; and Select Services, designed for more independent students and no housing. The program fee differs for the two service models (see Fees & Budgeting).

SAI Signature Services includes our full services!

  • Program tuition, with U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI weekend excursion
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI Select Services includes the important on-site services!

  • Program tuition, with U.S. academic credit
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site providing assistance as needed and 24-hour emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI alumni network

Students completing one quarter (Fall or Spring) should note that Fall Quarter is Beginner, and Spring Quarter is Intermediate. For a full description of the program structure see Publishing Career Program.

Level I – Fall Quarter

Mission: The aim of the beginning level is to provide students with a basic comprehension of publishing.
Students will be moreover introduced to basic classic and digital photographic techniques, visual communication concepts and web designing, they will be taught to be aware of the concept of publication and to test their abilities.

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Digital Photography Experiential Learning
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Fundamentals of Publishing and Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Lifestyle Magazine Project I
  • Optional Course: Italian Language (available prior to Fall program start)

Level II – Spring Quarter

Mission: The aim of the Intermediate level is fully immerse the student in publishing with studies in Photography and Marketing. Students study digital and magazine editing and will receive detailed information on the Public Relations. Continuing students works on special projects and develop their skills in specific concentration area. The final semester project will be a book published by Ingorda for Florence Campus Publishing.

Core Courses

  • Intermediate Digital Photography Experiential Learning
  • Professional Book Production
  • Public Relations, Communications and Marketing in Publishing
  • Lifestyle Magazine Project II
  • Special Project in Book Publishing

Pre-Departure Calendar
June 15 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (per term, applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
May 1 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
June 1 2018
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
July 1 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
August 28 2018
Arrival & Program Start
Signature Services students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR) between 9:00am and 6:00pm for SAI airport pickup and transfer to SAI housing.
August 29 2018
SAI Orientation (Signature Services)
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
August 30 – Sept 3 2018
FUA Academic Orientation
FUA orientation includes academic policies and information, as well as opportunities to meet other students and professors.
September 4 2018
Classes Begin
September 24 – 28 2018
Intersession Week
Students are required to attend their projects/ shifts during intersession weeks.
October 22 – 28 2018
Intersession Week
Students are required to attend their projects/ shifts during intersession weeks.
November 15 2018
Classes End
November 16 2018
Program Graduation
November 17 2018
Program End
Signature Services students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.

Please note: Arrival and Departure dates differ if Italian Language and / or Internship courses are added


Pre-Departure Calendar
November 1 2018
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (per term, applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
October 1 2018
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
October 15 2018
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
December 1 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
January 22 2019
Arrival & Program Start
Signature Services students arrive into Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR) between 9:00am and 6:00pm for SAI airport pickup and transfer to SAI housing.
January 23 2019
SAI Orientation (Signature Services)
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
January 24 – 28 2019
FUA Academic Orientation
FUA orientation includes academic policies and information, as well as opportunities to meet other students and professors.
January 29 2019
Classes Begin
February 18 – 22 2019
Intersession Week
Students are required to attend their projects/ shifts during intersession weeks.
March 18 – 22 2019
Intersession Week
Students are required to attend their projects/ shifts during intersession weeks.
April 11 2019
Classes End
April 12 2019
Program Graduation
April 13 2019
Program End
Signature Services students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.

Please note: Arrival and Departure dates differ if Italian Language and / or Internship courses are added

SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: 1 Quarter
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
Coming soon
Program Fee: Academic Year (2 Quarters)
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
Coming soon
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional 3 week Italian Language Course
Before regular term, includes housing (shared room).
Coming soon
Optional Non-Credit Internship (3 weeks)
After regular term, includes housing (shared room).
Coming soon
Optional 3 Credit Internship (6 weeks)
After regular term, includes housing (shared room).
Coming soon
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom. Cost is per quarter.
Coming soon
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Price varies by single/double occupancy and meals.
contact SAI
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: 1 Quarter
Includes tuition and SAI Select Services, no housing (see What’s Included).
Coming soon
Program Fee: Academic Year (2 Quarters)
Includes tuition and SAI Select Services, no housing (see What’s Included).
Coming soon
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional 3 week Italian Language Course
Before regular term, no housing included.
Coming soon
Optional Non-Credit Internship (3 weeks)
After regular term, no housing included.
Coming soon
Optional 3 Credit Internship (6 weeks)
After regular term, no housing included.
Coming soon
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

Housing is only included in SAI Signature Services programs. Students selecting SAI Select Services are responsible for securing their housing independently.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a shared or single bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Breakfast and/or dinner daily are included. Please note that some homestays may be outside of the city center and require a commute to reach school.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law students studying in Italy for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with Italian/EU citizenship are exempted. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for details on student visa requirements.

Students must appear in person at the Italian Consulate to present their student visa application. Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students in getting ready for the appointment; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.

About SAI

SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.