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Preparatory Course

Foundation Course

  • Intake

    September | November

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Language


  • Location

    Rome | Milan

Overview & Objectives

The Foundation Course or Preparatory Course is an introductive programme to the Bachelor of Arts programmes in Costume & Fashion, Fashion Editor Styling & Communication and Fashion Management.

Students are introduced to the teaching and learning methods of Accademia Costume & Moda, the creative processes and to subject areas related to Fashion Design, Costume for performing arts, Fashion Communication and Design Management. For Non-Italian speakers, the course also includes the study of Italian language through a 150 hours module to be attended in September with the aim of achieving the B2 level required to access Bachelor of Arts programmes of Accademia Costume & Moda.

The main objective is to guide students towards a conscious choice in locating their direction of fashion programmes and ensuring a solid basic preparation aimed at successfully undertaking the courses of  Fashion Design, Fashion Communication and Management.


The Foundation Course is addressed to students with a minimum B1 level of knowledge of Italian language and holding a secondary school diploma or other equivalent study title obtained after at least 11 years of education and allowing access to first-cycle academic courses in the international education system of reference.

In order to maintain the high quality of the learning experience, the Foundation Course observes a limited-enrolment policy. Enrolment onto the course does not require an admission test.

The Foundation Course is conceived as a theoretical-practical study path that provides students with a solid introduction to Fashion History and Culture, History of Arts, Design Methods, Fashion Drawing, Fashion Photography and Marketing these represent the pillars in the education of designers, communicators and managers operating in the fashion field.


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