This Master’s course, in collaboration with Modateca Deanna, simulates the path of the industry, research of materials and tendencies, the study of new trends, designing & experimentation, technical development up to the final product and its positioning and communication.
The course’s locations are both Roma and San Martino in Rio (Reggio Emilia), where Modateca Deanna is located. Modateca Deanna, international centre for fashion documentation, gathers and promotes the identity of knitwear factory Miss Deanna, founded by Deanna Ferretti back in 1950 merging passion, technology and innovation. The factory has collaborated with some of the most important fashion designers in the world, producing and distributing at an international level creative knitwear collections.
The knitwear designer has to have competence linked to research and analysis, has to work the different trends, so as to interpret through his/her work the identity of a Maison in a contemporary and innovative manner.
At the end of the training, students will be able to pursue a professional career in a creative studio, researching trends, developing products and filling various professional roles that exist in the fashion industry, from designers to product managers ad well as being capable of designing one’s own knitwear brand.
This Master’s Degree is aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognised first degree (typically BA equivalent to Level 6 of EQF-European Qualifications Framework), in a subject area relevant to this course, and wish to study with the aim to seriously focus on a career in the creative knitwear design:
- Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a design discipline or a subject area linked to the Master’s Course: YES
- Humanistic and Liberal Arts Degree students who have successfully completed an undergraduate course not linked to the specialist area of the Master’s: YES, but the Course Council will evaluate the single application to understand the suitability and level of preparation of the candidate
- Industry professionals of the sector and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree, but have completed private courses within the subject area of the Master’s course: YES, but will not receive a recognised Master’s Degree (they’ll just receive a certificate of participation).
The course duration is one academic year (curricular internship included) and attendance is mandatory. However to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance.
Theoretical lessons, seminars with experts in the field, practical workshops, guided tutorial support one to one and self-directed study, visits to industry production facilities, galleries and exhibitions make the course vibrant and relevant to the subject.
Due to demand and a closed number of places available (to maintain the quality at this high level of study) to gain access to the course it is required the successful completion of an admission assessment, interview and presentation of a Portfolio. For info please request the prospectus by writing an email to [email protected]
At the end of the Master’s course, the graduated students will receive the I Level Academic Master’s Diploma given by the Accademia Costume & Moda and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education.
Giovanni Cavagna / Fashion Designer
Deanna Ferretti / Knitwear Expert
Angelo Flaccavento / Fashion Critic
Barbara Franchin / Founder and Director of ITS (International Talent Support
Simonetta Gianfelici / Fashion Consultant and Talent Scout
Laura Lusuardi / Fashion Coordinator for Max Mara Fashion
Valentina Maggi / Director of Design Practice at Floriane de St. Pierre
Sara Maino / Senior Editor at Vogue Italia and Vogue Talents
Antonio Marras / Fashion Designer,
Adrien Roberts / Director of Education Accademia Costume & Moda
Toni Scervino / Sole Administrator for Ermanno Scervino Fashion House
Carlo Capasa / President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion
Floriane de St. Pierre / Founder and Head of FSPSA
Furio Francini / CEO Accademia Costume & Moda
Giuseppe Prezioso / Managing Director of IMAX – Max Mara Fashion Group
Laudomia Pucci / Vice President of Fondazione Altagamma
Patrizia Sardo Marras / President and CEO of Antonio Marras Maison Ltd
Ermanno Scervino / Fashion designer and Founder of Ermanno Scervino Fashion House
Sonia Veroni / Sole Administrator for Modateca Deanna and CKM Director