FASHION DESIGN

Courses

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

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

      SEMESTER program
        I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
        VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
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.

  • 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

 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    IV. April 26, 2021 - December 17, 2021
    (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

    Semester program
      I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

The Fashion Design Department offers a full-time, one-year design program leading to the Master Program in fashion design. This is the 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's 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:
    2020: Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Students won't learn only design but culture, productivity, marketing and communication as well, as all of these disciplines 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 learned to do professional 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.

 

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

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Art Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

Students won't learn only design but culture, productivity, marketing and communication as well, as all of these disciplines 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 learned to do professional 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.

Summer Intensive Course fees include:

  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

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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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