The Accademia di Costume e di Moda has both a long tradition and experience in training and education within the Costume and Fashion fields, qualifying itself as an centre of excellence in learning thanks to its educational offer and approach to teaching and learning. Its alumni are successful and accomplished designers and fashion professionals working within a huge variety of areas within the Fashion System or working as Costume Designers for important productions both at both national and international levels.
The first level undergraduate Academic Diploma in Costume and Fashion, is probably the only Diploma in the word that combines equally Fashion and Costume subject areas within the same educational path. Every discipline supports the student to develop drawing, design and technical competences, thanks to an approach which is linked to design and product through culture, experimentation and laboratory.
The objective is to place the student in the industry at the end of the curricular path: this is achieved by letting her/him build, acknowledge and consolidate a unique identity linked to creativity. The inspiration process and creativity must be continuously stimulated and backed by culture and knowledge, which are fostered by curiosity, and of course by disciplines as history of fashion, art, cinema and theatre.
The 1st level Academic Diploma in Costume & Fashion is for those wo have completed a Secondary High School Diploma or equivalent, achieved either nationally or internationally and who are willing to start a career in Costume, Fashion or Accessories.
Due to demand and in order to maintain a high level of quality, course has a limited number of places. To be admitted are necessary an entry portfolio, a motivational letter and a motivational interview.
- Saturday, March 11th 2017
- Saturday, May 13th 2017
- Wednesday, July 12th 2017
- Saturday, September 9th 2017
- Saturday, September 23rd 2017
The course duration is three academic years and attendance is mandatory from Monday to Friday however to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance.
The educational path is organized and split into a variety of main subject areas and assessment will be held in three main sessions (June/July; September/October and February). The course ends with the discussion of a final dissertation at the end of the third and last Academic year.
Due to demand and a closed number of places available (to maintain the quality of tuition) to gain access to the course it is required the successful completion of our admission assessment, both in cultural and technical-artistic topics. Please refer to our Admission page for all of the details.
Admission Tests for 2017-2018 Academic Year are:
- Sunday, March 20th 2017
- Sunday, April 10th 2017
- Sunday, May 22nd 2017
- Tuesday, July 19th 2017
- Tuesday, September 13rd 2017
- Sunday, September 25rd 2017
Dates may vary due to organizational and didactic needs.
Teaching and learning methods
Theoretical lessons, seminars with experts in the field, practical workshops, Individual and guided tutorial support, self-directed study make the course vibrant and relevant. The Participation in events and international contests and competitions are encouraged and supported throughout the course. Visits to museums and galleries, fashion industry headquarters and design studios, costumiers, cinema, theatre and tv sets and locations.
At the culmination of the Three Year Degree course, following a rigid selection, supported by our industry partners final year’s students present their final work.
Fashion and / or Costume final work
The Fashion Final Work consists in a capsule collection created by each student, chosen by a commission of experts from the fashion industry. These capsule collections are presented during Rome’s Couture Fashion Week – ALTAMODALTAROMA.
The Costume Final Work consists in preparation and presentation of a real Theatre Performance thanks to the collaboration of external important professionals in the field, when actors wear the costumes designed by our students.
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