Maryville University/Santa Reparata International School of Art (Srisa)

Via San Gallo, 53R
50129 Florence
Telephone: 055.462.7374
Fax: 055.537.0772
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Maryville University, located in St. Louis, MO is partnered with Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) providing academic credit to students, as the SRISA school of record. Established in 1970, Santa Reparata International School of Art, (SRISA) is located in the center of Florence in the Historic Le Monnier building on Via San Gallo 53r. SRISA offers a strong design, studio art and liberal arts curriculum and offers courses in photography, printmaking, book arts, painting, drawing, new media, jewelry design, and textiles design as well as a full curriculum of fashion design and liberal arts courses including Italian Language, Art History, History, Film Studies and Literature. SRISA is affiliated with the Kent State University Florence program and students enrolled through SRISA can take courses in Business, Politics and Liberal Arts at the KSU Florence Program in addition to their SRISA courses. Students from all over the world come to SRISA to study art, fashion, and liberal arts for a semester, year or summer term.

SRISA is accredited through Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, and students receive a domestic US transcript through Maryville University for the successful completion of their course work at SRISA. Maryville University is fully accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The SRISA main campus houses large studios for photography, digital imaging (computer lab), painting and drawing and the SRISA gallery. The Fashion Design campus is located just around the corner on Via Santa Reparata and offers an exceptional study space for design students at all levels. These modern studios offer students large spacious workspaces in facilities that meet American University standards and expectations. The SRISA faculty is comprised of an exceptional group of full-time and part-time faculty whose participation extends beyond the classroom creating a strong sense of community and unity that makes the study abroad experience at SRISA unique.

SRISA’s Contemporary Art Gallery is unique in that it is the only gallery run by an American program in Florence that is visible from the street. The gallery is an active participant in the community and offers students an opportunity to mix with the Florentine art world. SRISA regularly curates shows for local, national and international artists as well as coordinating a final student show at the end of each term that is run in conjunction with the SRISA fashion show that is organized twice a year.