Master's Program in Fashion Design in Europe

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Fashion Design

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Fashion design programs can integrate a solid understanding of craft, design and art with the creation of clothing and accessory lines to be sold. Some programs may cover topics such as the fashion industry or the history of the field.

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Master in Business Management / Made in Italy

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 12 months December 2016 Italy Bologna

The Made in Italy specialization of the Master in Business Management was conceived in order to train future managers in the italian luxury, fashion and design sectors. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. Master in Business Management / Made in Italy The Made in Italy specialization of the Master in Business Management was conceived in order to train future managers in the italian luxury, fashion and design sectors. This track strategically prepares students to combine their passion for Italian products with a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of this universally recognized brand, Made in Italy. Because of its success the Made in Italy brand has always been subjected to imitation and replication. Our dynamic 12-month program is complete with networking and interaction with entrepreneurs, managers and influencers in the sectors with a high symbolic value, international master lectures, project work in collaboration with the talents of the sector, as well as a personalized placement service, which allows for privileged access to the business-world. (85% of our graduates achieve placement within 6 months). Made in Italy is a unifying factor in numerous industrial sectors and leading companies, and above all, an opportunity for thousands of Italian businesses. Today the sector needs managers capable of understanding its value, who can operate in a global market while remaining linked to their country and its strongest points, to empower the passion for the product while relying on their own technical knowledge and capabilities. The Master responds to these needs, providing you with the technical tools needed to increase the value of the products and strengthen your “Made in Italy” know-how while building strong and competitive brands for the global market. The Made in Italy track of the Master in Business Management is divided into 3 terms, integrating classroom activities with applicable testimonials, group projects, workshops and business projects with a duration of 1 month each. The Master concludes with an internship at a company. THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT. “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan, with no collateral required to cover the full amount of the tuition fee. KEY FACTS FORMAT: Full-time LANGUAGE: Italian DURATION: 12 months CFU/ECTS: 60 AVERAGE AGE: 26 PARTICIPANTS: 20-50 CALENDAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 11, 2016 SELECTION: November 16, 2016 ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: December 12, 2016 START DATE: December 2016 STRUCTURE The Master in Business Management – Made in Italy is is a full-time program structured in 1,500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 360 hours of lecturing, an estimated 540 hours of independent study, and 600 hours of internship. The structure of the Master is divided into three terms: First term: December 2016 – April 2017 Second term: May 2017 – July 2017 Internship: September 2017 – December 2017 Classroom participation is about 30 hours per week structured in order to allow time to work in groups, while not neglecting individual students focus and management of interpersonal relationships. The course is enriched by 3 extensive company projects with a sectorial approach (each lasting one month) that are spaced and integrated with classroom activities and case studies. The Master offers Business Administration courses intended to consolidate the conceptual knowledge and the operational techniques that are applied to companies. There are also courses and projects with a focus on sectorial issues of Made in Italy. Business Administration courses are concentrated mainly in the first term and are common to all the Master specializations; while track specific courses and company projects take place in the second term. Given the importance of English language in business, the School offers the opportunity to participate in English conversation sessions within the classroom. The Master program is constantly updated and adjusted to market needs through continuous interaction between faculty and a specific Management Committee: Antonio Allegra, Director, Italian Market Stickers & Cards, Panini • Arrigo Berni, CEO, Moleskine • Giuseppe Bulone, Director, Leather Goods Division, Dolce & Gabbana • Alessandro Chiesa, Hiring Manager, Ferrari Auto • Corrado Colli, Global Business Director, Technogym • Alberto Festa, CEO, Bulgari Italy • Michele Furlanetto, Consultant, Blum • Gianmarco Messori, President, Messori Italy • Gianni Romiti, CEO, Keyart • Jenny Zanotti, Retail Director, Zanotti COURSES ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CORPORATE FINANCE DIGITAL MARKETING EXPORT MANAGEMENT INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MADE IN ITALY MANAGEMENT MARKETING MARKETING RESEARCH SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT LEARNING METHOD The educational sessions provide different learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies, presentations by companies, testimonials and group work. The curriculum is complete with a series of Master Lectures given by professionals from the world of business, academia, and politics, which also provide numerous opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories. The program is developed in close collaboration with business partners both during the courses and during the three sectorial company projects; the didactic approach is totally different from traditional university courses, as the lessons of the Master provide practical tools which allow practitioners to carry out concrete projects. This project vision consists of: a business plan (January to December 2017) developed during the entire Master 3 major projects of 1 month each (May, June and July 2017) related to the chosen field other shorter projects within single lessons the final project for the internship. CAREER DEVELOPMENT Building synergies with businesses is a priority and a distinguishing characteristic of all programs of the Alma Bologna Business School, including the Master in Business Management – Made in Italy. The School is fully dedicated to preparing students for the job market and it accomplishes this through systematic career development, with an ongoing commitment to combine the best professional projects by students with the demands of businesses. The internship is an excellent springboard to the professional world, evidenced by the fact that six months after completing the full-time master at Alma Bologna Business School, an average of 85% of alumni are working in a company. FEES The tuition fee for the Master is 11,200 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments: First installment: 1.500,00 euros Second installment: 6.000,00 euros Third installment: 3.700,00 euros The fee includes participation in theMaster, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the Alma Bologna Business School such as: personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the PCs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym, special rates for the School restaurant. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of the supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation. Free parking is also available within the BBS campus. Additionally, with the Student Card of the University of Bologna, students have access to all of the university facilities, including over 100 libraries, digital resources and study halls (including databases and online subscriptions); the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. HONOR LOAN Thanks to the agreement between Bologna Business School and Intesa Sanpaolo, participants are eligible to apply for “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan. Main characteristics: Loan amount equal to the enrollment fee Reduced interest rate No collateral required Repayable in 10 years No early closing fees SCHOLARSHIPS Bologna Business School provides merit-based partial scholarships to the leading candidates in the selection process. Furthermore, at the end of the master, the School assigns a prize to the best student. The cost of the Master can be covered in full or partially by third parties: public bodies, foundations, or companies. INPS Thanks to the contribution of INPS (Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale), scholarships of 10.000 euros will be available to INPS employees or retired members, to their children or orphans. [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. [+]

Dream. Express. Make. The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. Through both theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices, and those of others. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, accessories design, or other related disciplines, who wish to develop their professional skills and make connections within the fashion industry. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven research project on fashion design, using professional-level methods and communication techniques Develop innovative designs for garments and create a fashion collection, built on their knowledge of techniques and materials Program The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four main modules, each of which includes a two-week course and six-week workshop. The modules are followed by a two-month internship period and a final portfolio presentation. The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals. Courses Coursework focuses on: Exploring the historical, contemporary, psychological, anthropological, and sociological aspects of the fashion phenomenon Learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury goods companies Discovering new 3D tools for modeling garments Investigating methods and tools for fashion research and design Exploring the factors that determine the economic performance of a brand or company Branding your own work and developing your professional identity Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on practical projects relating to fashion design. Some possible workshop topics include the following: Contribute to building an innovative, consistent fashion collection from research to realization. Explore your own fashion design identity and define a language of expression and aesthetics. Investigate new options in structure and materials as you generate ideas for a contemporary fashion collection for the international market. Research and develop appropriate materials and create original structures for a bag and leather goods collection. Produce either a real fashion editorial for a print or online magazine or a proposal for an advertising campaign. Portfolio The final element of the program is the portfolio review. You will present your portfolio of work completed during the year in front of an exam board for evaluation. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. The internship lasts two months and comes at the end of your year of studies. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who may extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies and organizations involved in this program include: Trussardi, MUUSE, 7 For All Mankind, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Antonio Berardi, Costume National, Eastpak, Fay, Fiorucci Love Therapy, Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré, Frankie Morello, Havaianas, Hogan, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman (Interware), Meltin’ Pot, Napapijri, Neil Barrett, Nike, SAOBC (South African Ostrich Business Chamber), Stefanel, Ter et Bantine, Versace, Veuve Clicquot, Ermenegildo Zegna. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Master in Fashion Design program may launch their career as a fashion designer, art director, textile designer, product manager, trend researcher, cool hunter, or fashion editor. They could also take on a role in marketing/communication or distribution. They may work for fashion brands, design agencies, or magazines, or they may choose to be self-employed. [-]

Master (MA) Fashion

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces [+]

MA Fashion

Ravensbourne’s MA Fashion has innovation at its heart, challenging the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture; and has been developed in response to market forces shaping the fashion industry today, where cutting-edge design practice is balanced with sophisticated commercial strategy.

This is a creative, project-based course focusing on the dynamic between creativity, technology and business awareness. The course develops the critical and creative, and technical and professional skills necessary to advance practice and stimulate innovation in the fashion industry.

As an MA Fashion student, you will explore the boundaries of creative fashion design and develop your digital skills utilising a range of prototyping technologies. The course will challenge you to re-examine the underpinning methodologies and ways of working that characterise creative practice in fashion. You will be encouraged to challenge the boundaries of traditional fashion design, practice and manufacture, and explore the creative opportunities offered by technology and new ways of working.... [-]


Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.Design -Consortium of Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of the course, students will be able to professionally manage multidisciplinary aspects relating to the study and management of color and will be able to work in a variety of firms and companies in the fields of interior design, urban planning, industrial products, fashion, communication, paints and dyes. Degree Awarded After completing the course and on passing the final exam, the 1st level Specializing Master "Color Design & Technology" certification will be issued. The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. Didactics Ten didactic units and the internship compose the didactic plan. The first four are dedicated to provide insight into historical, technical, cultural and theoretical knowledge related to the use, measurement and history, to the perception and management of color. The next five have practical nature, aiming to develop the student abilities in designing and using the color in interior, urban space, product design, communication, fashion. Empowerment supports the student's process of personal and professional growth by developing the ability to form relationships and to work successfully in a variety of dynamics. At the end is scheduled an internship in a company in order to transform the skills acquired during the course into practical experience in the field. Fundamentals: theories, methods and tools Didactic unit 1: Hystory and Perception of Color Didactic unit 2: Colorimetry and Color Systems Didactic unit 3: Digital color Didactic unit 4: Color Applications Project work Didactic unit 5: Project work: Color in the communication Didactic unit 6: Project work: Color in fashion design Didactic unit 7: Project work: Color in the interior Didactic unit 8: Project work: Color in the design of industrial products Didactic unit 9: Project work: Color in the urban space Practice Didactic unit 10: Empowerment Internship Admission The Specializing Master is open to candidates who have a university degree under the old or the new educational system or a Master of Science under the new educational system in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design (or equivalent qualifications under the law), or in other disciplines where the Master course is complementary to the candidate's previous experiences. For foreign applicants, the Specializing Master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications. The number of students admitted is 30. The selection will be made by the Commission. Candidates will be selected after an interview where application form, curriculum vitae and experience will be evaluated. Application forms have to be sent to formazione@polidesign.net by March 1, 2017. At the end a final examination is scheduled. Cost: the admission fee to the Specializing Master is € 7.900,00 VAT-FREE ART. 10 DPR 633/72, divided into registration fee at the Politecnico di Milano (€ 500,00) and fee for the Specializing Master (€ 7.400,00). The entry fee to the Politecnico di Milano will not be returned under any circumstances. The cost of enrollment in the Specializing Master entitle to deduct tax of 19% as falling under "university specialization courses". 10 partial exemptions of 4.000,00 € each are available for the second edition of the Specializing Master: for information visit the Financial Aid page of on the website or contact POLI.design Coordination and Training Office: +39 02 2399 7217; formazione@polidesign.net. [-]

Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Accademia Costume e Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2017 Italy Rome

This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. In Partnership with VALENTINO Outline This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier. Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation. The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS) and will be held in collaboration with Maison Valentino. Professional Opportunities The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project; fundamentally to this is materials research and technical fabrics development for both indoor and outdoor, the study of new trends and analysis of the needs of the target market, design, technical development, the balance of toils / prototypes and experiments, all aimed at the creation and communication of a collection of a high level that expresses the stylistic codes of a brand. At the end of the course, students will be equipped to pursue a career within the fashion system able to play a variety of roles professionally and creatively: designers, product managers, fabric researchers, designers / artisans and / or entrepreneurs themselves. To Whom Candidates that may apply for the Master’s degree with: Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in a related subject to the course: YES Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in subjects not specifically related to course: YES, after evaluation of the Course Committee on the suitability of the candidate. Professionals with proven experience and / and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation. Duration The course duration is one academic year and attendance is mandatory. However to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance. Educational Approach The course consists of theoretical lessons, seminars, with experts in the field, practical workshops, guided tutorial support one to one and self-directed study. Visits to ateliers and workshops to study embroidery, accessories and finishes and construction techniques typical of couture also to textile companies and fairs, museums galleries and exhibitions make the course vibrant and relevant to the subject. The course has a closed number of places available to maintain the quality at this high level of study. As part of the application procedure applicants are required to successfully pass an interview along with the presentation of a Fashion Portfolio. At the conclusion of the Master’s course the successful graduates will receive a First Level Master’s awarded (60 credits ECTS) from Accademia Costume & Moda recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Enrolment Procedure After having completed the information request on our website, the candidates will be contacted from the Information, Marketing and Orientation Office that will invite them for an interview. The interview can be taken on campus or via videoconference and will be with the Coordinator of the MASTER Program. The students will need to bring or send via email to info@accademiacostumeemoda.it the following information: curriculum vitae portfolio motivational letter previous academic curriculum – exams etc Undergraduate Certificate / Diploma A valid document (Passport) For Non European students, the Accademia will provide them with all the necessary assistance in order to apply for the student VISA. Once passed the process, the student will receive all the documentation needed to finalise the procedure. The results will be communicated within 7 days from the day of the interview. [-]

Master Collection Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 14 months October 2017 Italy Florence

This master's programme is aimed at designers, who wish to develop their personal style in creating a fashion collection and their own business or brand. A highly specialised intensive programme, based on the fundamentals for achieving success in Fashion Design: creativity, assurance of expression, attention to individual cultural development, and passion for research... [+]

Master Collection Design This master's programme is aimed at designers, who wish to develop their personal style in creating a fashion collection and their own business or brand. A highly specialised intensive programme, based on the fundamentals for achieving success in Fashion Design: creativity, assurance of expression, attention to individual cultural development, and passion for research. The course gives an intensive training and shaping of personal style as a Fashion Designer and aims to stimulate personal and cultural development leading to the creation and presentation of a fashion collection in a professional and effective manner. By the end of the master students will have acquired the ability to communicate the results of their academic career and will be able to produce an original, recognisable collection, fully expressing and embodying their own individual ideas and concepts. DESCRIPTION The master’s programme takes you through the different steps in the creation, the development, the management and professional presentation of a designer’s collection. In the first part of the course cultural background is strengthened through study and research into cultural and artistic concepts, and aspects of Contemporary Arts, Trends and Fashion. Skills in Illustration drawing techniques, computer graphics and styling will be characterised and personalised. Artisan crafts and creativity in pattern cutting, tailoring, draping and printing techniques will be developed through different workshops and the realisation of prototypes based on original patterns of iconic, historical or ethnical garments. Strategic and managerial skills will be practised through workshops and group sessions in which product development scenarios will be analysed and applied. You will work in a team together with artisans, pattern cutters, art directors, and marketing and communication managers to develop products on different projects following a brief, giving you the possibility to broaden your competences as a team player. Essential issues of Collection Management will be applied such as Line Planning, Supply Chains, Production Standards, Budget Control, Pricing and Costumer Relationships. You will learn how to set up a Fashion Business, write a business plan, find partners, and relate to press and clients. During the course we will tutor participation at international fashion talent competitions. At mid term a seminar will be organised with fashion professionals. You will present projects and collections as a team and individually as a designer. Subsequently you will be taken through the stages of producing a final collection. You will learn how to enhance your master’s final project, the creation and realisation of a collection of 5 outfits, using an interdisciplinary approach that can include an event, the creation of a portfolio, a shooting, a look book and internet or video presentations. At the end of the master’s course you will present your thesis collection to professionals in the industry, talent scouts, buyers and the media – becoming a distinctive author capable of creating and realising a signature collection. HOW TO APPLY The Master’s course is open to graduates (or equivalent), degree students or professionals with at least 2/3 years experience in the sector. Preference will be given to Fashion Design and Art graduates. Candidates will be selected according to: presentation of portfolio and curriculum vitae; motivation letter; interview with the Head of the Design Department. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Fashion Director Fashion Coordinator Art Director [-]

Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design

IFA Paris
Campus Full time 15 - 15 months September 2017 France Paris

Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product design and development. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. IFA PARIS Master of Arts Accredited by IDEL as "International Master" “CONTEMPORARY DESIGN & GLOBAL INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE IN PARIS.” 15-MONTH PROGRAM IN ENGLISH FULL PARIS EXPERIENCE Develop your Collection in the Atelier IFA Paris INTAKE: September 2015 ECTS CREDITS EARNED: 120 TUITION FEE: €14,800 APPLICATION FEE: €150 LIMITED TO 20 students Young fashion designers have become the key element in reshaping today’s fashion panorama. From the appointment of JW Anderson as Creative Director to Loewe to the acquisition of stakes of Christopher Kane by Kering Group, all events seem to indicate that now more than ever fashion creation remains essential for the activities of large luxury brands and mass-market brands. Despite an apparent return to a pure and fresh creativity, the components of fashion design related jobs have dramatically changed. Imagining garments in an intuitive way is only one aspect of a designer’s responsibilities. A head designer or a creative director must not only anticipate social and aesthetic changes, but also understand the strategic issues faced by brands in terms of positioning, market potential and communication. Our Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design was specifically designed to address these changes and is aimed at Fashion Design graduates who want to go beyond product design and development. The program has 3 main objectives : - Enriching our students’ fashion and creative culture with modules especially designed for this course. For instance our ‘Fashion Cross Culture’ module was developed with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to provide a more sophisticated approach towards the analysis of cultural discrepancies and their effect on fashion. Another key module would be “Fashion Product Semiology”. It uses semiology as a methodology to decode a garment and to decrypt its aesthetic aspect in order to better understand how it is perceived. - Developing student creativity with modules such as « Creative Process» that helps students become more aware of their own “creative logic” and increase their potential. The addition of practical workshops will provide students with a new approach on known production and designing techniques. For example the “Pattern and Draping Development” module introduces new research methods based on experimentation and opens new perspectives for students when it comes to finding inspiration. - Helping our students understand how the fashion industries work and how brand strategies are crafted on a global context. Marketing, organisational issues, financial challenges as well as image and communication strategies will be discussed in a series of various modules The course ends with students developing their own collection project with the guidance of a tutor. This project includes creating a garment and/or an accessories collection. The process involves designing prototypes for 12 silhouettes as well as developing marketing and business plans. This collection is then examined by a jury of professionals and the best students receive the opportunity to show their work to fashion professionals at the IFA Graduate Show that takes place during The Haute Couture Fashion Week. Students are also tutored to take part in several international contests that represent a great platform for young fashion designers. As with the other IFA Paris courses, the Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design benefits greatly from its Paris location. With its rich cultural life, its two museums dedicated to fashion, its 6 annual fashion weeks, hundreds of showrooms and textile fairs as well as the vicinity of small-scale crafts industries, the city of lights remains the undisputed fashion capital of the world. All our programs are articulated around the ECTS framework as defined by the Bologne convention. After completing their course, students receive a total of 120 ECTS that can easily be transferred if they decide to study further. This program also received the IDEL/IDEART accreditation and is certified as an “International Master.” Course Structure Creative Culture In order to to generate relevant concepts and products fashion designers consistently have to question their own creative process in light of changes in their social, economic and cultural environments. Through the different modules of this group students will transcend an the definition of intuitive creativity in order to build their own artistic framework based on their personal motivation and intellectual process. The goal is to help them fully tap into their creative mind and therefore maximize their innovation capabilities. Modules include : Contemporary Creativity Analysis Research & Creative Thinking Creative Process Workshop Fashion Environment A strong interest towards art as well as curiosity towards other creative fields are necessary to feed fashion creativity. Aesthetic knowledge is built through analysizing various genres of imagery, graphics, color, painting, sculpture, architecture or design of artifacts. Through modules such as Fashion Ethnography, Fashion Cross-Culture developped in partnership with the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs, or Fashion Product Semiology, students will further analyse how fashion adresses the notions of appearance and status. Ultimately students wille be able to decode the meanings behind shapes, volumes, détail or colors of any range of fashion products. Modules include : Fashion Ethnography Fashion Cross Culture Creative Context Trends & Future Fashion Product Semiology Marketing & Management This group of modules analyzes and reflects on marketing strategies for fashion brands and provides a rigorous outline to manage them. Students examine the differences in marketing high fashion brands versus mass-market brands. Observing processes impacting brands identity, positionning, pricing, distribution and communication help students to understand the inherent challenges of the broad contemporary fashion market. The power of a brand will be analyzed through its value, its social, contractual and semiotic dimensions. Students will familiarize themeselves with the required comprehensive tools for branding in order to build coherent strategies for their own fashion brand. The need for future fashion entrepreneurs to develop innovative fashion concepts in specific markets of today’s global fashion industry is also addressed. Modules includes Positionning & Pricing Fashion Distribution Consumer Behavior Sourcing & Supply Chain Issues Branding Image & Communication Comprehensive communication and innovative design presentations are crucial for fashion houses to stand out in a crowded market place. The different modules of this chapter will train students to merge the proper wording and imagery akin to fashion communication campaigns developed in the international arena. More specifically, the knowledge and skills imparted will focus on media strategic planning, visual communication through styling, written communication through traditional and digital channels, public relation techniques and event management for fashion shows. Modules include : Communication The Fashion Press Retail & Visual Merchandising Photographic Styling Fashion Photography History & Analysis Business issues Fashion designers or Art directors must understand the legal and business framework of the fashion industry in order to converse efficiently with brand managers. Within this module grouping students will discover the realities of the Fashion industry from an economic and financial point of view. They will explore the challenges faced by start-up companies and learn the best practices for writing a business plan. That includes analyzing and evaluating growth potential in new businesses, minimizing financial risks while identifying industry key success factors necessary for a brand to grow and flourish within today’s competitive global economy. Modules include : Entrepreneurship & Finance Intellectual Property Technical Issue Reaslistically a future career in fashion cannot be conceived whithout an in-depth knowledge of clothes construction. Within this module grouping students will strenghten their knowledge and skills to handle a multiplicity of garments and textile types through the apprenticeship of both traditional and high-tech production techniques. They will also be exposed to the role of technology in creating new textiles and designs. Upon completion of this module grouping students will have grasped the fabrication processes and practical issues involved in bringing a garment to life. Modules includes : Digital Design Workshop Innovative Textile Workshop Pattern & Draping Development [-]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies

INSEEC Bordeaux
Campus Full time September 2017 France Bordeaux

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective [+]

Master in Fashion Marketing, Design & Brand Strategies 

This program trains executives in management and marketing applied to the fields of fashion and design, in a national and international perspective.It welcomes students from university, business school or artistic trainings. The fashion industry is undergoing rapid changes and emerging new players appear in a global context. Future managers must be trained in all the proper techniques and be aware of consumer demands. The following are the types of positions that our graduates will be trained for: product manager, project manager, communication manager, buyer, merchandising manager, brand manager, showroom manager, collection manager...... [-]


Preparatory Fashion Programs

Milan Fashion Campus
Campus Full time 1 - 3 months October 2017 Italy Milan

Do you want to became a fashion designer or stylist but you don't know how to start? Milan Fashion Campus gives you .... [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. Do you want to became a fashion designer or stylist but you don't know how to start? Milan Fashion Campus gives you the opportunity to realize your dream. The fashion school has developed a specific combination between fashion stylist and design courses aimed to everyone who wants to step into the fashion field or prepare a portfolio Preparatory Fashion Programs indicated for those who wants to step into the fashion field or Fashion Design Portfolio Preparation The program includes: 2 weeks Fashion Styling & 1 or 2 months Fashion Design Course choosing from : Woman Wear Design Men's Wear Design Course Lingerie Swimwear Design Course Wedding Gown Design Course Accessories Design Course [-]

Master's Degree In Design Course For Innovation With Beijing Institute Of Fashion And Technology (bift) Beijing / China

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Caserta China Beijing + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Fashion Design. More precisely, the course lasts Biennale; It provides a training program designed together at their university alien and a mobility period abroad (1 ½ years); involves the release, at the end of the study period, two graduate degrees in Fashion Design (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy and the other partners of the university in the country. [+]

The Department of Civil Engineering, Design, Construction, Environment (DICDEA), AA 2015-16 has activated a new integrated study course with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing. The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Fashion Design. More precisely, the course lasts Biennale; It provides a training program designed together at their university alien and a mobility period abroad (1 ½ years); involves the release, at the end of the study period, two graduate degrees in Fashion Design (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy and the other partners of the university in the country. Therefore, for students that new course is an opportunity to enrich their curriculum and introduce themselves into the working world with a complete and international educational profile. The Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) Beijing is one of the most important universities of China on fashion, specializing primarily in applied technology. Training to BIFT combines art, technology, economics, management and other disciplines that can interact successfully. Founded in 1959, the institute is affiliated to the Ministry of Textiles. In recent years, the institute's motto is "innovation paves the way for realistic and creative applications in the field of education", a visionary philosophy that combines art and science education, integrates culture of ethnic fashion with contemporary design philosophy . The institution counts 7000 students and 700 academic staff members, is now made up of five schools (School of Art and Enterprise Clothing, Faculty of Art and Design, School of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Business, and the School of Design industrial and engineering); two departments (Department of Foreign Languages ​​and the Department of Plastic Arts); two teaching divisions (Division of Social Sciences and the Division of Basic Courses); an educational center (Center for Computer Science Teaching); an International College; a school Continuing Education; a Department of Higher Vocational Education and a Graduate School. There are 20 specializations: Textile Sciences and Engineering; Materials for Fashion R & D and Evaluation Laboratory; fashion culture and research in industry; Clothing Technology Transfer; Costume Museum, one of the ten most specialized museums in China. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new International Study Programme in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) Beijing enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree that is a double degree Master of study Fashion Design. SI is in other words a two degree titles (double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Master's Degree in Design for Innovation Curriculum Fashion Ecodesign and the other in China as a Master Degree in Costume Design. Both titles will be spent on an international scale in the EU area or Extra EU. The International Master Course of Studies aims to train professionals who can use your network of European and Asian companies, the internationalization of production systems especially in the field of fashion and textiles, sees China and Asia more generally, the partners privileged productive. The master course includes a period of study abroad and an internship in the country of origin. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS The new International Master Course of Studies in Fashion Design activated in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, can access tuti students interested: those already enrolled in the SUN Department DICDEA Master Design Innovation curriculum Fashion Ecodesign and all other Master Degree Courses; those from another university. For students already enrolled in other degree courses who decide to switch to the new CDL International Program in partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of already taken exams; this in order to avoid that the work already done is lost. Those who decide to enroll in CDL in International Design for Innovation Curriculum Fashion Ecodesign in Partnership with the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in Beijing, will seek to avail of scholarships annually allocated by SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. [-]

Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design forms creative practitioners, able to combine theoretical knowledge, insights and innovative capacity of experimentation to design stylish collections. The new generation of fashion designers must have the capacity to identify and analyze contemporary trends to reprocess them in the form of the original story, trying to balance individual creativity with the concept of fast fashion from the world and from the market. Equally important is knowing how to combine these elements with a solid knowledge of design and visual culture of the fashion world. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Fashion Design welcomes students with an Honours Degree in Fashion Design and designers operating in the sector who feel the need to improve and/or update according to contemporary approaches of research and design. To gain access to the course it is essential to know well the techniques of Fashion Design (mastery of basic software: Photoshop and Illustrator, technical drawing, model and tailoring...). Methodology and structure: Through a modular training, the participants of the Master in Fashion Design learn from the beginning how to deal with materials designed to align and implement the basic skills. The course will concentrate on technological teachings workshops in parallel with cultural insights that highlight the historical and sociological aspects necessary to develop a fashion project. Throughout the route students will develop managerial skills: predisposition to teamwork, communication skills and collaboration with the various sectors and manufacturers of fabrics and clothing.The Master focuses on the development of projects dedicated to specific product areas involving the student in the design and creative development by thematic areas, according to the personal inspiration or following specific requests from companies participating in the learning pathway. The Master in Fashion Design involves distinguished Fashion Designers in various vertical workshops that follow the issues of the brief such as open workshops where teachers serve as mentors during the entire design process. The course deals with different issues: conception and vision, research, design sketches, colours, materials, evaluation of the economic feasibility, prototyping, presentation and story collection. The student explores the culture of contemporary fashion by studying the ideas and the work of the icons that have influenced the more recent history of costume and those designers who are dictating the trends of taste, style and the market for the foreseeable future. Students will examine social phenomena and processes of the international fashion world trying to figure out how the future scenarios will change in the relationship between people and products, focusing on the most sensitive and receptive areas. The multidisciplinary approach of the Master leads the student to penetrate within the fashion business, developing a range of skills in product management and merchandising, marketing and branding, distribution and customer care. The Master culminates in a final Project aimed at checking the skills acquired. skills acquired. [-]

Masters Programme in Fashion

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in Fashion (LM-65) prepares students for high-level responsibilities in the world of fashion, as well as its relations with figurative arts, communications and entertainment, or for independent careers in the fashion industry and a wide range of related fields. [+]

The Masters Programme in Fashion (LM-65) prepares students for high-level responsibilities in the world of fashion, as well as its relations with figurative arts, communications and entertainment, or for independent careers in the fashion industry and a wide range of related fields. Students acquire skills and specialist knowledge related to the development of the fashion industry, both historically and as an on-going trend, with special attention to cultural, symbolic and economic/financial factors, as well as the entrepreneurial and management skills necessary to work in this field. In particular, the programme will provide students with: Specific competences to identify, design, develop, manage, monitor and assess projects, production and economic/managerial aspects; Tools to analyse the human, historical and cultural influences that play a role in the production, use and commercialization of clothing, both in terms of historical/anthropological symbology and entrepreneurial market dynamics. Communications skills, linguistic and technological media, knowledge acquisition and transmission systems; Fashion industry history and clothing trends. [-]

Master in Fashion Design

Designskolen Kolding
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Kolding

Experiment is always the departure point for projects at Fashion Design and an exploration of “the beautiful”, an important part of any project. Projects are designed to question, explore and challenge, in a working environment that is far from the media’s “fashion circus”. [+]

Master in Fashion DesignExperiment is always the departure point for projects at Fashion Design and an exploration of “the beautiful”, an important part of any project. Projects are designed to question, explore and challenge, in a working environment that is far from the media’s “fashion circus”.Study trips abroad work to inspire the initial phase of one of the year’s projects. For fashion students there are of course several obvious places to go where one could be served up with next year’s trends: Paris, New York, London or Milan. But as we want to educate designers who can project new trajectories to explore rather than walk in the footsteps of others, we try to find alternatives, like Zagreb or Istanbul. Our students are involved in setting the order of the day, as regards the development of the professional thrust of Fashion Design. In general we work with three questions of interest that are all interrelated:... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 9 months November 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master in Fashion Design is conceived to be an approach to the world of contemporary fashion for all those professionals trained in several fields, not necessarily related to design and communication. The course is based on providing a solid cultural foundation to understand fashion as a social system tied to the historical evolution of styles, art movements and socio cultural and economic changes that influence society. The program gives the necessary tools and knowledge to control the several stages if fashion production, from the creative idea to selling a collection; embracing the whole creative process and highlighting the creative and strategic value of a collection within a brand. Objetives This degree offers strong enough foundations to advance professionally to the world of fashion in its several aspects. Students experience work in workshops following the several phases to produce a piece of clothing through practical exercises and lectures by professionals from the sector. Knowledge on the fashion system, and its related disciplines, gives students a comprehensive view that enables them to understand the complex process involved in a collection or the whole production of garments. Methodology The degree has a strong practical side, which intends to foster the creativity and personal style of the student, from the inception to the realization of the final product. It is divided in two parts: The first one, devoted to provide the main technical, instrumental and methodological notions from a creative perspective, and strategic as well. These notions enable the acquisition of competence to develop a stylistic personality that will be applied by the student during the second part of the course, which is focused on lab practice. The practical part also includes educational visits, group work and conferences by professionals, combined with the project part and work assessment. Students skills Graduates in disciplines related to design, fine arts and social sciences, and graduates and professionals from other fields wanting to be introduced professionally to the field of fashion design. Career Opportunities Graduates in disciplines related to design, fine arts and social sciences, and graduates and professionals from other fields wanting to be introduced professionally to the field of fashion design. Duration and frequency: Frequency: Monday to Thursday Timetable: 6.30 p.m to 10.30 p.m * The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees. [-]

Master of Arts in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in Europe 2017. Holistic thinking, creativity and innovation at the core of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Studies. Are you interested to explore more? Visit the Fashion, Clothing and Textile Programme website http://fact.aalto.fi/ for course highlights, exciting visuals of our students works and more information about the study opportunities and faculty members. Goal of education (Learning outcomes) Content outcomes The programme deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing, textile and collection design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating, coordinating and leading fashion and design concept processes. Students develop their creative vision and management skills as a base for portfolio design by creating fashion, clothing and textile and collection designs . The design process is includes the whole path from concept and initial design to marketing and sales. Creativity and new forward-thinking ideas are emphasized on every step of the process. At the core of the programme is the understanding of the fashion system and its impact on society and business. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities of new technologies and innovative design solutions in both physical and digital media. Skill outcomes Students learn to combine design, commerce, industry and research based approaches.Artistic and creative problem-solving strategies and techniques in mastering silhouettes, structures and materials are a part of the studies. Students learn an experimental and conceptual approach to creating fashion, clothing, surface design and colour collections of a high international standard. The programme emphasises the understanding of different cultures and encourages students to innovate and re-think current practices in fashion as well as design business and industry. Entrepreneurial and sustainable thinking as well as multidisciplinary co-operation and communication in product development are essential skills. Academic skills The students learn to analyse the practices and phenomena in fashion, clothing, textiles and design. The programme fosters students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. Students gain an understanding of design research methods and learn to apply them in creative, academic, societal and business contexts. The programme also provides students with skills needed in doctoral studies. Education content Fashion as a phenomenon is extended beyond clothing and textiles to include the production and consumption of other types of products and services. Joint studies help the students to learn skills beyond their own field. The programme cultivates a fashion-driven approach and provides students with working methods that prepare them for careers of high international and professional level. Career opportunities The graduates have the skills and knowledge needed to sustain a professional career in fashion, clothing, textile, and design business and industry, media and education. The master studies prepare the students for a career in academic and corporate research. Internationalisation Students are encouraged to apply for international exchange studies or internship. In addition, they are expected to gain experience in international competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and trade fairs. Admission procedure Applicants for the Master’s Programme in Fashion and Collection Design apply in the master’s level admissions in the field of Art and Design. The main criteria are competence and suitability. Specifically, the programme seeks students with skills to understand processes and structures, an ability to create innovative design solutions individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, and goal-orientation and motivation. Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or completed equivalent studies. The Master’s Programme in Fashion and Collection Design consists of advanced studies which can be completed in two years. Students are selected for the programme in two stages. In the first stage, the applicant submits an electronic application form and sends in the application and required application documents. In the second stage, some applicants are selected for an interview. If necessary, additional work samples may also be requested. Applicants may also have to complete entrance exam assignments set by the selection committee. The portfolio, interview and study plan plus any additional work samples and exam assignments are assessed as pass/fail. Applicants accepted to the programme may be required to take supplementary studies. [-]