for me personally, Angel Academy was a great choice. I learnt a lot of things there that would have been very, very difficult to teach myself. If I could afford it, I would repeat the entire 3 year program! And of course Firenze is an amazing town.
I hope you will feel the same
I found my first apartment via housinginflorence.com and shared it with another student. Yes, 1 room apartments are from 500€/month upward, it's very expensive. But if you share one with other students, it's cheaper.
You can also research on http://www.easystanza.it/ but I have no experience with that one.
Also: Look for the Angel Academy group on facebook, you might find current and future students there who might want a roommate as well. A single room can be 250-400€/month, depending on location.
Hope that helps. If you want more info, PM me. I found your message on my profile only by pure coincidence, I'm not checking here very often.
Awesome! Let me know if you have more questions, I check my CA pretty regularly.
My italian is terrible I'm afraid, haven't made the time to seriously study the language. The teaching is in english, and pretty much everybody at the school, with a few exceptions, speak english.
Cool, I am starting my second year in less than a month. Studying process, first the Bargues, three in graphite and three in charcoal, then over to cast drawing. And model every day, of course. The teachers are really good, as are the assistant teachers, most of them are still students at the school. It's a friendly and inspirational environment I think. Materials aren't that expensive, paper, pencils and charcoal pretty much. And things like tape, knives, rulers and that kinda stuff. Food etc. is pretty much like everywhere else in europe I think, it's reasonable prices. A lot of markets. Living can be expensive, but the school can help you find a place that you have to keep for at least three months, then if you find something cheaper you can move. That's how I did it. I went from 450 euro to 270 euro a month.
Hey! Yeah, for sure. Well first of all, I'm a student at FAA, and it's amazing. What initially made me choose FAA over AAA was the student work and how I got received at the schools. FAA was well prepared. AAA was more of a rant about the school, very unpersonal. Also, FAA was the only school that even asked if I brought any drawings, which I did, and they gladly looked at it. There's some bad rumors about AAA here too, and we have some students who started at AAA but decided to switch to FAA, and are very happy about it. But I guess in the end it comes down to what you want to do yourself, look at their webpages. In either way it's in Florence, which is pretty amazing and you'll learn alot anyway. Hope it helps some, keep the questions comin