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Academic Master

Creative Knitwear Design

  • Intake


  • Duration

    1 year

  • Credits

    60 ECTS

  • Language

    Italian | English

  • Location

    Rome | San Martino in Rio (RE)


The Academic Master in Creative Knitwear Design, developed in collaboration with Modateca Deanna and numerous companies of the Italian manufacturing district, is addressed to graduates and professionals who wish to complete and enhance their cultural and professional experience in knitwear, from design to implementation in a sector of excellence of Made in Italy.

The course takes place also in Reggio Emilia, the heart of the Italian Knitwear district inside Modateca Deanna, an international center of Fashion Documentation and archive of thousands of knitwear collections of the most famous brands and designers.

The Master involves the participation of leading companies in the sector and some of the most important Made in Italy production companies such as spinning, printing, embroidery, dyeing and artisan workshops.

The learning outcomes are aimed at providing students with competences and tools needed to understand and investigate the various stylistic and product development issues related to the knitwear industry. Furthermore, the Knitwear Designer must embody research, analysis and experimentation skills to interpret the identity of a brand through design, in a contemporary way.

Upon completion of the Academic Master in Creative Knitwear Design students will be able to pursue a career as Fashion Designers with specific skills related to the design of knitwear and jersey collections. Students develop a series of skills that can also lead to a career as a Knitwear/Jersey Collection Coordinator as well as for the role of research and technical development and/or electronic programming in a strategic sector of Italian and international fashion.

  • Knitwear Designer
  • Product Office Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Collection Coordinator
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Research and technical development and/or electronic programming

The Academic Master in Creative Knitwear 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 Knitwear Design.

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 study experience, the Academic Master in Creative Knitwear Design responds to 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 course consists of various elements that simulate the path of the supply chain, from the research of materials to the analysis of new trends, to design, to technical development up to the creation of a knitwear collection. History of knitwear, study of yarns, techniques and technologies, computer graphics, marketing and brand analysis (positioning, competitors, distribution, target), together with the close collaboration with partner companies and professionals support the student in the building of a personal professionalism. The creative area developed thanks to Industry Projects involves various designers that contribute to the creation of the student professional awareness and construction of a creative identity.

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 Creative Knitwear 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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  • Tuesday, July 14 2020 online
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Creative Knitwear Design Alumni

Creative Knitwear Design Alumni

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