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The Bachelor of Arts in Costume & Fashion is a unique Undegraduate Programme in which the subject areas of Costume, Fashion and Accessories Design are perfectly combined and balanced within the same educational path. This provides students with a solid cultural, stylistic and design preparation in all the fields related to the development, positioning and commercialization of the fashion product. Every discipline supports the student in the acquisition of drawing, design and technical competences, thanks to an approach linked to design and product through culture, research, experimentation and practice.
The course objectives ensure the acquisition of subject-specific and professional skills in order to provide students with knowledge and design methodologies within the context of experimenting with new expressive narratives with particular reference to Fashion and Costume design. This course prepares students to operate in different areas and to apply the theoretical and practical skills and culture acquired with the purpose and ability to reflect on the constantly evolving sectors.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Costume & Fashion students will be able to direct their careers towards: Fashion Designers, Accessories Designers, Costume Designers, Product Managers, Textile Designers, Fashion Illustrators, Merchandisers, Research and Development Managers
The Bachelor of Arts in Costume & Fashion is addressed to students with a minimum B2 level of knowledge of Italian language and holding a secondary school diploma or other equivalent study title obtained after at least 12 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 Bachelor of Arts in Costume & Fashion observes a limited-enrolment policy. Applicants are required to pass an admission test and interview aimed at evaluating the interest and aptitude towards the subject areas of the course of choice.
1ST YEAR – CULTURE & METHOD
The 1st Academic Year is characterized by theoretical subjects that represent the cultural basis of the design processes and by subjects such as knowledge of the body and human anatomy, design and design methodology, illustration and knowledge of the different textile typology to support creativity and development of an idea in both Fashion and Costume Design.
2nd YEAR – DEVELOPMENT
The 2nd Academic Year sees the deepening of cultural knowledge, accompanied by a more direct interaction with the design for Fashion and Costume. The development of fashion collections and costumes for performance is supported in the design development by studio practice, the graphic and digital illustration subjects and the technical competence through the knowledge of the fabric. In addition, students are introduced for the first time with the world of accessories: bags, shoes and small leather goods, through the perpendicular study of experimentation, material technology, creative idea development and the acquisition of design method.
3rd YEAR – IDENTITY
The 3rd Academic Year is characterized by the development of a personal creative identity, established through the acquisition of cultural skills. It is the year in which industry projects are developed in collaboration with the institutions and partner companies of Accademia. Interpreting the design codes in compliance with the identity of the client, through a personal and current vision, along with the study of positioning and brand analysis and market sectors. Visits to national and international fairs and opportunities to meet and discuss with some of the most important creatives, Directors, Heads and Senior Designers as well as with Italian manufacturing companies and directors, actors and entrepreneurs of the performance arts complete the itinerary. The development of Final Work is the definitive awareness and responsibility to prepare the student for the professional environment.
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