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.

Before applying for one of the Undergraduate Courses students must have the following requirements:


The Secondary School Diploma must be obtained after 12 years of education as required by the Italian Education System. In the calculation of the 12 years, where applicable, a pre-school year may be considered, as long as attendance is compulsory and an integral part of the curriculum, and the program includes the teaching of reading and writing of the language of the Country and the first elements of arithmetic.

For students with 11 year of education: Accademia Costume & Moda’s Foundation Course can be counted as a 12th year of education for the enrolment into Accademia Costume & Moda’s BA Courses.

Please read the section Declaration of Value for more information about the necessary documentation to provide to access Italian Educational 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.


Undergraduate 3 Year Programsare taught in Italian only.

In order to apply, students must provide a language certificate attesting a B2 level of Italian language according to CEFR.

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.

Italian mothertongue students are exonerated from providing the language certificate.

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