FASHION DESIGN

Courses

  • One-Year Course / Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Legendary Italian luxury brands like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, and Roberto Cavalli were all proudly founded in Florence. Also, Florence hosts important fashion fairs such as "Pitti Immagine Uomo", held at Palazzo Pitti twice a year and “Moda Prima”. In our Fashion Design course, we do not teach just design but culture, productivity, marketing, and communication as well and their connections. Fashion design is closely related to the industries that research new trends for the market. The market is constantly looking for professional fashion designers. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and stimulated while learning to develop their ideas and their potential to the fullest.At the end of the course, students will have learned to do fashion sketches, to carry out research on a given theme and to properly use the materials gathered from that research to develop a fashion project. Classes take place in several stages with the proposal of a theme (different every time) to work on. This will also enable the student to find ideas and start to do the job by searching for images, materials, and colors. All courses are hands-on training: students start learning hand sketching techniques, and later develop a personal original design collection, though the use of professional software (mostly, "Adobe Photoshop", and "Illustrator").

Since our teaching method is based on individualized instruction, the development of the various project phases will be adapted to the various levels of knowledge, the ability of the student and the hours available. The topics on which students will work may be more or less complex, including clothes inspired by natural shapes, a contemporary artist's style, a specific textile, a stylist's collection, etc. The course introduces the basic technical knowledge and design techniques, from the management of the creative process until the research of personal identity/brand. The goal is to equip students with the fundamental fashion design techniques and a proper basic design methodology.

One-Year Course

This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

  • Topics:
  • ・Drawing techniques
  • ・Coloring techniques
  • ・Fashion sketching techniques
  • ・Rendering techniques
  • ・Study of fabrics and materials
  • ・Flat pattern methods
  • ・Development of a original collection
  • ・Guided Art Visits
  • ・Art Stages
  • ・Basic Italian Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color Theory, 3D Drawing)
 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
    II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

    Semester program
      I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
      II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Language
With English interpreter

The Fashion Design Department offers a full-time, one-year design program leading to  the Master Program in fashion design. This is a first professional program that stresses the development of  technical skills and research and experimentation in the business of fashion design. Studying Fashion Design in Italy stands out a unique experience that offers a first-hand contact with that world, its protagonists and events. As a matter of fact, in Italy only it is possible to experience and perceive the evolution of a fashion system as complex and multifaceted as this one. The Fashion Design Department proposes a wide-ranging approach including design, cultural, productive, and marketing and communication aspects through a constant dialogue with the professionals working in those sectors. Designing fashion is a fascinating, complex adventure that requires talent, outspoken passion and expertise. The Master Course is meant to contribute to the development of professional figures capable of experience pf expressing  their creativity cleverly and addressing appropriately the complex themes of the fashion. The curriculum is organized so that studio, laboratory, and classroom work give the graduate student a directed experience in the study of aesthetics, criticism, and contemporary art concepts; contemporary and historic art and design; current technology; the discipline of drawing; and  the making of art. The goal of the Master program is to integrate the understanding of design with the construction of clothing so that the final products answer physical, aesthetic, psychological, and social needs within the context  of contemporary fashion and industrial limitations. This approach provides a sound basis for a broad range of employment in the fashion industry. Other professional opportunities lie in merchandising, costume design, curatorial work, and computer-aided design.
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
    2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

We don't teach just design but culture, productivity, marketing and communication as well. All of these are connected. Fashion design is closely related to the industries that research new trends for the market. The market looks for professional fashion designers. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and stimulated while learning to develop their ideas and their potential to the fullest. At the end of the course students will have learnt to do fashion sketches, to carry out research on a given theme and to properly use the materials gathered from that research to develop a fashion project. Objectives: Completing a portfolio of a mini-collection with sketchbooks.
 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

The Summer Intensive Course has the same contents of the Art Short Course, but with double number of lessons.

We don't teach just design but culture, productivity, marketing and communication as well. All of these are connected. Fashion design is closely related to the industries that research new trends for the market. The market looks for professional fashion designers. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and stimulated while learning to develop their ideas and their potential to the fullest. At the end of the course students will have learnt to do fashion sketches, to carry out research on a given theme and to properly use the materials gathered from that research to develop a fashion project. Objectives: Completing a portfolio of a mini-collection with sketchbooks.

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Teacher

Prof. ROBERTI

After having completed her degree in Industrial & Communication Design, she has worked as art director and design coordinator for many Italian companies, along with her passion for teaching as a specialized instructor of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
In our Fashion Design department, Prof. ROBERTI instills in students the Italian style and fashion sense, addressing the following topics: Development of models for fashion collections; Research and Development of new products concerning a specific target.

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