Accademia Costume & Moda is a private legally recognized Academy of fine arts regulated by the Higher Education in Art and Music System governed by the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research (MIUR).

Under this accreditation, Accademia Costume & Moda upholds rigorous admission standards


Master courses are aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognized first degree (typically BA equivalent to Level 6 of EQF-European Qualifications Framework), in a subject area relevant to the course, in particular:

  • Students who have successfully completed an Undergraduate Degree in a design discipline or a subject area linked to the Master Course
  • Humanistic and Liberal Arts Degree students who have successfully completed an Undergraduate course not linked to the specialized area of the Master can access the course 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 recognized Undergraduate Degree, but have completed private courses within the subject area of the Master course can access the course but will receive a certificate of attendance instead of a Master Diploma

Please read the section Declaration of Value for more information about the necessary documentation to provide to access ItalianEducational System


Furthermore, if the diploma was obtained outside Italy it must be translated, notarized and accompanied by the Declaration of Value(Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco), an official document which certifies the value of the title of study obtained in an Educational System different from the Italian one. It is written in Italian language and it is issued by the Italian Embassy or Consulate of the country in which the study title was obtained.

It is necessary for the following uses:

  1. Continuation of studies
  2. Enrolment in foreign universities
  3. Validation of an academic study title for the continuation of post-graduate studies (Master’s, Phd..)
  4. Equivalence of a study title

In case the country that issued the title of study is one of the countries that signed the Aja convention of 1961 the Italian Embassy/Consulate will put the Apostille on the study title without the need of legalizing it but in any case the the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed.

For the countries who signed the Brusselles Convention of 1987 (Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Latvia), Germany (Convention of Rome 1969) and Austria (Convention of Vienna 1975) neither legalization or Apostille are necessary, but the Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di Valore in Loco) will be needed in any case.

For more information about the documentation to provide to request the Declaration of Value and to see the list of the Italian Embassies or Consulates please click here.

Students who do not provide the Declaration of Value will not get a Bachelor of Arts Diploma legally recognized but only an attendance certificate without legal value or credits.


Master Courses are taught in Italian with consecutive translation in English.

In order to apply, students must provide a language certificate attesting a B1 level of either English (5.0 IELTS) or Italian language.

The certificate must be not older than 2 years and has to be provided before the starting of the course in order to complete the Enrolment procedure.

Those who are interested in studying Italian in Rome can address to Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci