On the surface it is a degree program in Writing, the only one in Europe. The goal is to train, through the gesture of writing, the mental abilities that serve to inhabit the world of today and, why not, to change it.

We have grouped these abilities in seven Disciplines: Harmony, Thinking Design, Patterns, Instability, Intensity, Languages, Sequences. Whoever masters them moves better in the world.

At Holden we master these Disciplines by perfecting the gesture of writing, which contains them all, and taking from the humanistic tradition everything that can help us learn faster. Which is why we also study Descartes, Palladio, Schumann, Shakespeare’s English and Federer’s tennis.

There is a yearly exam that covers everything that has been done. It lasts one week. Those who pass it go forward. Those who do not pass go home. Those who reach the end receive a diploma that is equivalent to a three-year degree like Bologna’s Dams.

STUDENTS PER CLASS .

20

THE AGE OF STUDENTS .

18 – 30

YEARS OF STUDY .

3

SCHOLARSHIPS .

15

LOANS .

20

EURO A YEAR .

10,000

HARMONY .

How to match things properly


THINKING DESIGN .

How to structure thoughts and reality


PATTERNS .

How to connect the dots


INSTABILITY .

How to adapt to an ever-changing world


INTENSITY .

How to generate and release energy


LANGUAGES .

How to survive in other linguistic systems


SEQUENCES .

How to map a mutation across time


This is a course of study particularly suited to train people to live in the present and be able to move in the contemporary world.

In Academy, you are trained to achieve these goals through the practice of a thousand-year-old craft: writing.

To do all this, we need three years. At the end of the three years you will obtain a diploma comparable to a degree in a Discipline of the visual arts, music, entertainment and fashion. In fact, we are the only place in Europe where you can earn a degree in writing.

For the first time in the history of Scuola Holden there will be examinations, albeit not of the same kind as those for a mainstream university. And “Yes, we will also give grades”.

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