Roma Caput Mundi.
Thanks to its privileged location in the city center of Rome, RUFA has been the preferred choice for foreign student over the last fifteen years. Students who attend RUFA summer courses have the opportunity to enjoy a unique summer experience in Rome while studying art, photography and Italian language. Through RUFA summer courses, students take part in a six-month study program, in one of the most prestigious Fine Arts and Communication Academies in Rome, enriching their education and their curriculum.
International by vocation.
With a strong international thrust and a vocation for teaching, RUFA is the Academy of choice for foreign students who are interested in learning Italian. Attending the RUFA summer courses, besides learning the language, students have the opportunity to study and apply their knowledge of photography and art in real-time. Rome, the eternal city, has always been the place that attracts serious art students. Staying in Rome offers the unique opportunity to visit a vast collection of art, unprecedented anywhere in the world. Combining Rome’s magical environment with the quality of teaching at RUFA, the RUFA summer courses are a unique experience, essential for the foreign art student. The RUFA summer courses are accredited by the education system for international programs in the English language (Semester Abroad Program) and ensure the proper curriculum established by international standards.
Learning and leisure.
RUFA summer courses are managed by the Academy in collaboration with the School of Languages “Torre di Babele”. The goal of the courses is to familiarize foreign students with photographic composition, art history and culture, ever present in the city of Rome. The curriculum is supplemented with tourism, guided excursions and popular music. Through art and photo workshops, students familiarize themselves with Italian language by applying it to the study of ancient and contemporary Italian culture and art and hands-on experience in painting, drawing, nude studies (Art course), photographic composition and shooting techniques (Photography course). RUFA summer courses include a flexible Italian language course for foreigners, which require no previous knowledge of the language. Divided in groups of a maximum of 12 participants, there are a total of four lessons daily. The Italian language course is based on a strong emphasis on conversation in order to enable all students to begin to converse and to participate in class. All courses are taught in English and Italian. RUFA summer courses, Art & Language and Photography & Language, are courses open to everyone. Upon completion, students will receive an certificate of attendance.