The Master of Arts in Accessories and Jewelry Design trains project managers and designers with a strong fashion sensitivity and a powerful cultural background able to interpret the complexities in the product development typical of a large area rich of contact points and differences. The course is intended to respond to the emergent necessities of the creative industry in the education of professional and research profiles able to translate the new needs in the Accessories field that is one of the main assets of the Italian creative industry.
The first year investigates all the technical, cultural, historical and methodological aspects related to this wide area with a multiform vision approach to the field.
History of Fashion, Marketing, Materials, Sustainability, and Supply Chain are all analyzed and developed in the design workshops that will lead the student to express the result of the complex investigation of a product until its creation through the use of different techniques, from the traditional methods to the use of the most recent technologies. During the first year, students will complete the development of their competences and manipulation of materials, process both of design and of the making of shoes, leather goods, and project representation.
The second year intends to improve and broaden the competences of the students with the Jewellery field analyzed in its various declinations: from high jewelry to bijoux to body pieces (or body decorations). History of Design, typology of materials, pattern making are explored in this vision always guided by intense laboratory activity in collaboration with academics and professionals able to convey different approaches and visions. Students will learn to recognize the different metals, precious stones together with unusual materials. The research process is consolidated and expressed in personal and advanced designs.
Students will have also the possibility to integrate their study path with additional activities such as the participation to conferences, international contests, Industry Projects as to broaden the arguments of major interest arisen during their study path and to put into place their personal research in the field of their interest.
The course is accredited by the Italian Ministry Of Education, University and Research.
At the end of the course, students who meet the Entry Requirements will receive a Master of Arts Diploma (120 ECTS).
In order to guarantee the quality of the course, admission is limited to a fixed number of students every year.
For this reason, we suggest interested students send their application within June. In case of delayed applications, we invite applicants to contact the Counseling Office of Accademia Costume e Moda.
To apply for the course, it is necessary to send curriculum, motivational letter, and portfolio which will be evaluated by our Director of Education and pass the admission interview.
The course duration is two academic years and attendance is mandatory however to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance.
Course participants must be in possession of a relevant degree in Fashion Design from either an Italian institution (a 3-year degree minimum requirement, 180 credits) or an international University or College (Bachelor’s Degree).
Students must also have a B1 level of Italian or 5.0 IELTS of English certification.