Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

Domus Academy

Program Description

Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

Domus Academy

Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising - Curating style

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy

  • Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design.
  • Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree.
  • Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects.
  • Build your own Multicultural and Global Network.
  • Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.


Career Opportunities

The annual Domus Academy Placement certified survey aimed to investigate alumni occupational position after graduation. 92% of Domus Academy students find a job one year upon graduation.

The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising aims to form professionals able to pursues careers as a Fashion Stylists or a Visual Merchandisers, starting their own businesses or working for fashion companies, advertising agencies, TV, as a Celebrity Assistants and in all areas involving visual communication.


The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in Fashion Design, Design, Photography, Architecture and Communication. The program is also open to candidates with a background in Industrial Design, Journalism, Media, Fashion Styling, Visual Merchandising, or equivalent, if they are willing to deepen a strong research interest towards the program’s topics and to develop an impressive portfolio.



The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising program is workshop-based (based on research issues defined by the faculty, in collaboration with external professionals and industrial partners), supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the program leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship.

The program consists of four main modules including DNA kicks, courses, and workshops, followed by a fifth module providing a professional experience period and a final portfolio presentation.

The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals.

DNA kicks

The DNA kick explores the ways in which good ideas can be designed. Through lectures and intensive worktables theorists, designers, and intellectuals, it will help the students see the design practice in the widest possible terms without ever losing sight of the pragmatic nature of the craft.


  • Exploring the historical, contemporary, psychological, anthropological, and sociological aspects of the fashion phenomenon.
  • Learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury companies
  • Developing skills in visualization and graphic rendering.
  • 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.



When Students graduate from Domus Academy, they receive a degree that is recognized around the world and in Europe– an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR).


Students will learn from international and recognized professionals who work with leading brands and studios around the world, such as:

  • The Program Leader of the Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising is Gianfranco Olivotto.

Alberto Cavalli (Fondazione Coloni), Andrey Golub (ELSE Corp Group), Sara Maino (Vogue Italia), Carlo Rivetti (Stone Island), Annamaria Tartaglia (the Brand Sitter), Gaia Trussardi (Trussardi), Riccardo Vannetti (Lagente).



Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Companies and organizations involved in this program include:

10 Corso Como, Bonaveri, Future Concept Lab, GQ, Moncler, Marni, Moschino, Patrizia Pepe, Pleats Please, Stone Island, Salvatore Ferragamo, MUUSE, Trussardi.


Spaces in this program are limited. Participants will be selected based on their applications. When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the applicant’s entire profile, including their academic records, work experience (if any), extracurricular activities, test scores, and recommendations.

Cost & Fees

EU countries and Switzerland €16,990

non-EU students €28,600



This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
12 months
Full time
16,990 EUR
EU countries and Switzerland; non-EU students €28,600
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Jan. 7, 2019
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 9, 2019
Jan. 2019
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Application deadline Request Info
End date Jan. 7, 2019
Sept. 2019
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 9, 2019