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Academic Master

Alta Moda, Fashion Design

  • Intake


  • Duration

    1 year (Full-time)

  • Credits

    60 ECTS

  • Language

    Italian | English

  • Location


Overview & Objectives

The Academic Master in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is aimed at graduates willing to complete and/ or deepen their cultural and professional training in this specific area of fashion. It is a course of intensive theoretical-practical research and operational laboratory studies, through the concrete use of techniques, studies and applications for an artistic-cultural preparation aimed at developing organizational, design and operational skills. The course provides students with the basic conceptual areas and tools needed to interpret new languages, technologies and new high-end fashion market areas. Participants also have the opportunity to gain direct experience developing research projects on specific topics and collaborating with the most important professionals and with the most prestigious brands. A series of meetings with representatives of the most important companies in the supply chain and visits to companies in the field, are among the key elements of the program. The Master has a total duration of one year for a total of 1500 hours, divided into frontal and laboratory lessons, individual study, complementary activities and internship.

The course subjects provide the cultural and technical tools to face the project, from the History of Fashion with a particular focus on the History of Couture, to the understanding of fabrics and embellishment, up to the elements of computer graphics that allow students to provide professional presentations of their projects. Marketing establishes the basis for reading the DNA “codes” of a Brand and interpreting them within the social context. The heart of the Master is developed thanks to an intense design activity conducted in collaboration with companies of the supply chain. Supported by the skills acquired in the different areas and with information related to knitting techniques, students work on very different projects in which they express their design process and the ability to work in the delicate balance with the different industry partners. The course then integrates a research internship experience with various players in the supply chain and ends with the realization of an important personal project.

Upon completion of the Academic Master in Alta Moda, Fashion Design students will be able to pursue a career as Designers inside the Creative Offices of Haute Couture ateliers and in leading companies in Prét-à-Porter or to work as Product Office Managers and to cover various professional roles in Fashion: from the design of a collection to textile and print design, embellishment up to the creation of their own business.

Industry Projects
  • Fashion Designer
  • Product Office Manager
  • Embroidery Designer
  • Product Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Merchandiser
  • Research and Development Manager

The Academic Master in Alta Moda, Fashion Design, is addressed to graduates holding a Bachelor Degree or other equivalent study title recognized according to the current regulations related to the course and who would like to begin a study path and a career in Alta Moda.

To be eligible for the course, students must have:

  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor of Arts related to the course of study of the Master
  • Bachelor Degree or Bachelor of Arts different from the above mentioned and not related to the study path of the Master, upon evaluation of the Academic Directorship on the eligibility of the application
  • Professionals with proven experience in the field and students holding a specialization or non-academic study titles related to the study path, upon evaluation of the Academic Directorship on the eligibility of the application

In order to maintain the high quality of the learning experience, the Academic Master in Alta Moda, Fashion Design observes a limited-enrolment policy. To be admitted in the course, applicants are required to submit their resume, motivational letter and portfolio for evaluation and to pass an admission interview with the Academic Directorship.

The educational path of the course is divided into modules, through theoretical and practical lectures, seminars with experts and professionals in the sector, research and design laboratories, visits to events – trade fairs and sector events, exercises, final test (Final Work) and internship.

The theoretical and theoretical-practical base activities present in the study plan: History of Fashion, Computer Graphic to the integrative or analogues activities: Professionalization, latest Trends in Visual Arts are accompanied by a number of hours consisting of the characterizing activities in Decoration and Fashion Design. This amount of hours covers all the projects carried out during the year, both in terms of design review and theoretical and theoretical-practical activities inserted in order to provide students with more cognitive details in the context of the briefs.

Every Academic Master Programme involves Industry Projects in order to make the study experience concrete. To learn more about the projects made in the Academic Master in Alta Moda, Fashion Design fill the form to request more information.

The research internship is carried out by the students as a part of the curriculum and carries academic credits and can be undertaken with companies located throughout the national territory.

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Industry projects



Alta Moda, Fashion Design Alumni

Alta Moda, Fashion Design Alumni

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