FASHION DESIGN

Courses

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

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


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 15,720.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 13,720.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,300.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
      III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

      SEMESTER program
        I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,320.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,320.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,500.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,500.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
    III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
    IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

    Semester program
      I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
      III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
      IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

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.

Start Dates
・October 19, 2020
・November 2, 2020
・November 16, 2020
・November 30, 2020
・January 11, 2021
・February 1, 2021
・February 15, 2021
・March 1, 2021
・March 15, 2021
・April 12, 2021
・May 3, 2021
・May 17, 2021
・May 31, 2021

For other dates, please inquire

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 630.00
2-week course: € 980.00
4-week course: € 1,780.00
6-week course: € 2,520.00
8-week course: € 3,260.00
10-week course: € 4,000.00
12-week course: € 4,740.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "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.

Start Dates
・May 2, 2021
・May 16, 2021
・May 30, 2021
・June 13, 2021
・June 27, 2021
・July 11, 2021
・July 25, 2021
・August 22, 2021
・September 5, 2021
・September 19, 2021

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
2-week course: € 2,600.00
4-week course: € 4,600.00
6-week course: € 6,400.00
8-week course: € 8,200.00
12-week course: € 11,000.00

    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.

Language
With English interpreter

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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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