Post-Baccalaureate Program

PB Semester Calendar

Follow this link for our detailed weekly calendar:  Siena Art Institute Semester Program.  


Spring Semester 2020 (Jan 24 - May 15)

Application deadline: Nov 1, 2019

  • January 24: Students meet the school staff at Florence’s Peretola Airport and depart for orientation. We ask that students arrive by 2pm in time to meet staff at the arrivals area by 3pm at the latest.
  • January 24-26: Orientation
  • January 27: Intensive 3 weeks begin (Art & Society Intro Unit, plus Italian Intensive)
  • February 13: Intensive Italian exam
  • February 14: School field trip (all day)
  • February 17: Elective Courses begin
  • March 23-25: Midterm exams and critiques
  • March 26-March 29: Long weekend mid-term break
  • April 3-4: Overnight school field trip
  • April 10-19: Spring break*
  • April 24: School field trip (all day)
  • May 1: National Holiday (International Labor Day)
  • May 9: End-of-Semester Exhibition Inauguration 4-6pm
  • May 11-13: Final Exams and Critiques
  • May 13: Final Critique and Final Dinner
  • May 14-15: Departure (You are responsible for your own return transportation.)

Fall Semester 2020 (Sept 1 - Dec 11)

Application deadline: April 30 2020

  • September 1: Overseas students meet the school staff at Florence’s Peretola Airport and depart for orientation. We ask that students arrive by 2pm in time to meet staff at the arrivals area by 3pm at the latest.  (Students with EU citizenship arrive instead on Sept 2nd.)
  • September 1-3: Orientation.
  • September 4: Intensive 3 weeks begin (Art & Society Intro Unit, plus Italian Intensive)
  • September 18: Intensive Italian exam.
  • September 21: Semester elective courses begin.
  • Oct 30-Nov 8: Mid-Term break.* 
  • Nov 20-22 Long Weekend. (dates to be confirmed)
  • December 5: End of Semester exhibition opening 4-6 pm.
  • December 7-8: Final exams.
  • December 8: Final Critique and Final Dinner.
  • December 10-11: Departure. (You are responsible for your own return transportation.)

Spring Semester 2021 (Jan 22-May 14 2021)

Application deadline: Nov 1, 2020

  • January 22: Students meet the school staff at Florence’s Peretola Airport and depart for orientation. We ask that students arrive by 2pm in time to meet staff at the arrivals area by 3pm at the latest.
  • January 22-24: Orientation
  • January 25: Intensive 3 weeks begin (Art & Society Intro Unit, plus Italian Intensive)
  • February 11: Intensive Italian exam
  • February 12: School field trip (all day, to be confirmed)
  • February 15: Elective Courses begin
  • March 22-25: Midterm exams and critiques
  • March 26-April 5: Mid-term break*
  • Overnight school field trip (date to be confirmed)
  • May 8: End-of-Semester Exhibition Inauguration 4-6pm
  • May 10-12: Final Exams and Critiques
  • May 12: Final Critique and Final Dinner
  • May 13-14: Departure (You are responsible for your own return transportation.)

*Please note: For students staying with host families, you are required to leave your host family during the week-long Midterm Break.

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