The Master's degree in Fashion Studies – FAST – is an innovative program developed by the University of Bologna and delivered in English. It focuses on various academic platforms, based on the tradition of cultural studies, entangled with economics disciplines, and with teachings related to the design field. Located in one of the main fashion districts of Italy, Rimini, FAST enables full-scale knowledge on the basic subjects concerning the fashion field (design, communication, semiotics, photography, aesthetics, etc.) alongside the operational approach of company management. Fashion Studies – FAST is divided into three curricula. The first year provides for a preparatory calendar including a range of course units in common. From their second year, students will be asked to choose a more specific curriculum among:
Culture of Fashion: it provides in-depth knowledge of the main aspects of Fashion trends and communication, and develops the methodological instruments for the cultural and historical analysis of Fashion and of the creatives processes;
Strategy in Fashion Management: it provides appropriate tools for analyzing the structure of Fashion companies, and for actively operating in the related market, through the application of managerial tools and strategies;
Design for Fashion: it provides a full-scale knowledge of the methods and practices of Fashion design, from both a contemporary and a historical perspective.
All three curricula allow partial overlapping, as well as 300 hours of internship in alternative to seminars or laboratory activities.
Fashion Studies – FAST is a balanced symbiosis of multicultural subjects combined with new learning resources. Besides the proven experience of a highly selected teaching staff, FAST is enriched by the direct intervention of worldly known fashion designers and protagonists of the fashion industry.
5 reasons to enroll in the degree program
A multidisciplinary approach between Humanities and Economics
In this degree program, you will study in a multicultural environment and develop cross-cultural competencies
You will learn to interact in English in an academic environment and in the fashion world
Thanks to workshops with professionals and visits to fashion companies and museums, you will be connected with today’s real-life work environment
An interactive teaching method that includes group projects and promotes team spirit