Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School

Introduction

The School that wasn't there.

The one that the market had been demanding for such a long time. The one that breaks down the walls between fashion and design, between teacher and student, between past and future. The one that thinks and speaks in the language of the 14 countries in which it operates. The one in order to bring up the best students has chosen the best maestros.

The school which is now here.

The one where they teach you to face up to challenges that nobody has even thought about yet. The one where you test yourself to your limits and learn to play your side of the game...with the sense of the limits. The one where they speak your language... and another 13 too! The one you will never one to leave.

Raffles Milano

A new fashion and design school in Milan? Yes, and its name is Raffles Milano. A school with an unconventional spirit and method. A school designed for students who intend to look the future straight in the eye. And above all, a school that has gathered together a formidable team of lecturers, in many cases leading names on the international style and design scene.

On the starting blocks, there are our Three-year Courses in Product design, Visual design, and Fashion design, in Italian and English, and a series of Masters to learn from the leaders.

The strength of a network with no boundaries

Raffles Milano comes to strengthen the existing international Raffles Group network, established more than 25 years ago in Singapore and now expanding energetically, with 26 colleges in 14 countries.

The decision to include ‘Milano’ in the name reflects our striving for excellence and our profound affinity with a city that has long been recognized as the world capital of design culture.

A school that gives a lot more

The education method used by Raffles Milano draws its inspiration from the practice of the Renaissance workshop and aims at doing real work on real projects for real clients.

From day one, lecturers and students are involved in a relationship with no separating walls.

Lecturer-student dialogue, a constant quest for new paths and secure foundations for a process of individual and team growth that trains students for tomorrow by preparing them to experience it as a natural evolution of today. Students learn to measure up to the dreams and aspirations of the future.

A school that is already a job

Raffles Milano is the school that was not there, but that companies have been demanding for such a long time, just as strong in the field of practice as in the area of theory.

All our projects have a purpose, a context, a stock of resources, a background of previous experience, a series of reasons why they happen and, of course, a series of walls to break through. This is what our students breathe in with every step they take.

The foundation stone of our didactic paths is the working world. In our Three-year Courses, students learn by doing, achieving the closest bond between theory and practice, between idea and execution. In our Master's courses, students meet directly with the leading names in the market in the lecture room and have the chance to work with them side by side.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Advertising

Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? The monolith is crumbling. Advertising is looking out for new ways of reaching people, who are more alert and streetwise than in the past. Once, there was plenty of money and a few media. Today it’s exactly the opposite and from the solid block of rules and methods of the past we now have to progress quickly to an advertising that can flow like a liquid into all the spaces made available by technology. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level agencies in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

The monolith is crumbling. Advertising is looking out for new ways of reaching people, who are more alert and streetwise than in the past. Once, there was plenty of money and a few media. Today it’s exactly the opposite and from the solid block of rules and methods of the past, we now have to progress quickly to an advertisement that can flow like a liquid into all the spaces made available by technology.

Professional opportunities

We don't want to raise executioners of theoretical paths built somewhere else by others, but active, effective, responsible advertisers who are ready to take on the burden of every stage of developing an idea, from briefing to publication, and feedback gathering. A the end of the course, students will be able to find work in major Italian and international groups, service companies, consultancy offices and also NGOs and research institutes, as well as accepting the challenge and setting up their own business.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design Menswear

Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 Italy Milan

Why? Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes, and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of the art forms, thriving on people in real life. Like in a major theatre "pièce," getting the stage-set just right is crucial in the game of seduction, but a part of it cannot stand for the whole. To be able to keep on winning over an increasingly stimulated and probably confused consumer is to go back to fundamentals by employing in-depth technical training. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level teachers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of the art forms, thriving on people in real life. Like in a major theatre "pièce", getting the stage-set just right is crucial in the game of seduction, but a part cannot stand for the whole. To be able to keep on winning over an increasingly stimulated and probably confused consumer is to go back to fundamentals by employing in-depth technical training.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design Womenswear

Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 Italy Milan

Why? Creativity means experimenting with our familiarity with tradition and elaborating on it. Tradition, in its turn, filtered through contemporary awareness and benefit from new technologies, is transformed into innovation. The fashion system functions as a reflection of the contemporary world and as a prediction of the near future, but also as a dream, as emotions. Our emotions are always the main driving force of the act of creation. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level teachers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Creativity means experimenting with our familiarity with tradition and elaborating on it. Tradition, in its turn, filtered through contemporary awareness and benefit from new technologies, is transformed into innovation. The fashion system functions as a reflection of the contemporary world and as a prediction of the near future, but also as a dream, as emotions. Our emotions are always the main driving force of the act of creation.

Professional opportunities

This Masters course is designed to keep a very close relationship with the real working world, exploiting the opportunity to dialogue with and learn directly from people who occupy leading roles in the fashion business. The course aims to develop students’ ability to shape their ideas as a force for generating products, going beyond superficial creativity. It is an advanced form of training that forges contacts between students and all aspects of the design process, from the up-front thinking to the execution and from presenting to communicating. At the end of the course, students will be ready to play an effective role in fashion firms.... [-]


Master in Photography

Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? Photography means providing a useful and interesting model of the world, one that helps us love reality by talking about it. To be a photographer is no longer a craftsman trade. Digital technology forces him to shrug off the obsession with the technique in favor of a mindset increasingly related to the ability to see, to interpret and to narrate. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level international photography experts in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Photography means providing a useful and interesting model of the world, one that helps us love reality by talking about it. To be a photographer is no longer a craftsman trade. Digital technology forces him to shrug off the obsession with the technique in favor of a mindset increasingly related to the ability to see, to interpret and to narrate.

Professional opportunities

Photographers have to be active, effective and conscious interpreters of the contemporary world. That is why the lectures are built around a lifelong education approach. Our lecturers are experienced, skilled and great at their work: this ensures that our students will receive high-profile training, culminating in the possibility of them finding professional placement in various areas of visual production, communication, and image, both in Italy and internationally, from still & motion and storytelling to advertising and corporate fields.... [-]


Master in Product Design

Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 Italy Milan

Why? Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis, and learning: these are the things that do exist. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten international designers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis, and learning: these are the things that do exist.... [-]


Master in Visual Design

Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? If the world’s geography is made up of intercommunicating vessels, which tools do we need to be sure that our messages do not fall by the wayside? Visual design is the discipline practiced by those who develop major flows of information and content. Each sign is followed by a reaction. Each step forward is followed by a trade or an exchange. What’s important is that they are always constructive, fair and interesting. [+]

Ten amazing months. Ten top-level agencies in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last. Why?

If the world’s geography is made up of intercommunicating vessels, which tools do we need to be sure that our messages do not fall by the wayside? Visual design is the discipline practiced by those who develop major flows of information and content. Each sign is followed by a reaction. Each step forward is followed by a trade or an exchange. What’s important is that they are always constructive, fair and interesting.

Professional opportunities

Visual designers find employment in areas where firms have to relate to the public, such as in editorial offices, production companies, and start-ups. And also, of course, in the design and communication industry, as freelancers or in the galaxy of local and international graphic design, branding, advertising, digital and service design offices and agencies. From an ATM user interface to television title credits, from biscuit packages to speeding fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we attend to the socks we wear, the whole world is a huge mine of opportunities for design.... [-]