All courses are taught in English.
Studying fashion design also means heading down a path toward growth and self-awareness that leads to the ability to understand what exactly your strong points are and what your own role can be, not only in the fashion industry, but also in the world.
At our school, your starting point is the knowledge of the techniques for designing models on paper, elaborating these technical designs via computer, and analyzing fabrics. We do all of this in order to associate ideas and available materials with the results we want. Illustrate fashion figures, design collections and realize clothing items through experimentation and utilization of a wide variety of fashion techniques: paper models, draping, sewing, embroidery, knitwear, printing, designing accessories, and more.
In the world of fashion, as in other highly competitive fields, one of the greatest resources is the ability to work in a team to develop ideas and create successful products. Because of this, we have developed a program where you not only learn how to design and realize garments, but also to meet all the challenges of working in the real fashion world, such as collaborating with photographers, finding models, and organizing publicity. The final result is a picture of the unified techniques acquired through this educational process.
You can be a fashion designer. You have what it takes. Do it Fashion!
Fashion Design Study Abroad Program in Florence.
Fashion Design courses offered in Florence (each course is 3 credits / 45 hours):
1. Introduction to the Fashion Industry
2. Fashion Figure Drawing
3. Basic Sewing Techniques
4. Fashion Design I
5. History of Italian Fashion
6. Anthropology of Fashion and Desirability: Beyond the Catwalk
8. Fashion Design Computer Principles I
9. Fabric Styling
10. Fashion Design II: Rendering and Design
11. Apparel Design: Draping
12. Knitwear in Fashion Design
13. Accessories Design
14. History of Costume
15. Fashion Retail Buying Concepts
16. Couture Techniques
17. Collection Development
18. Fashion Design Computer Principles II
19. Collection I: Atelier
20. Cool Hunting: Trend Forecasting and Market Analysis
21. Product Development
22. Portfolio in Fashion Design
23. Fashion Marketing
24. Collection II Production
25. Working Group Project in Fashion Design
26. Fashion Employment Seminar
You can enroll in a Fashion Design Study Certificate Program (one year), Professional Study Certificate (one year), combine both Certificate programs (two years), or just select some courses for your summer or semester study abroad program in Italy.
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Course descriptions are available upon request.
Fashion Design - FACILITIES:
Fashion classrooms are equipped with instruments for doing creative research, samples of fabric and yarn, colored folders and fashion magazines. Here you will find a library specifically focused on fashion and everything related to its research, in addition to a vast selection of printed resources available at the central school library. A sewing lab waits for you, equipped with mannequins and industrial sewing machines for learning all the necessary techniques used in realizing designed items. And, of course, there is also our computer lab equipped with constantly updated software. This is the reality of the Fashion Design Department, in a position to guarantee educational standards of the highest level for future fashion professionals.
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