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BA (Hons) in Fashion Styling & Communication

Bachelor’s Degree accredited by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research)

Qualification

Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello (First Level Academic Diploma), legally recognised as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
The course is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and is worth 180 ECTS credits.

Structure

  • Duration:  3 years
  • Attendance Mode: Full-time (compulsory)
  • Start Date: October 2021 (Applications are open)
  • Limited class size
  • Tuition Fees:
      • EU Citizens €14.950 per year
      • Non EU Citizens €16.900 per year  

Location

Milan

 

Dream of working in fashion as an expert of style and image? Ready to flourish in an inspiring environment at the heart of Italian fashion?

The Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Styling & Communication at Accademia del Lusso is a multi-disciplinary and industry-relevant course combining two of the most dynamic and fast-paced areas of fashion: styling and communication.

With a vast range of professional opportunities in many different areas such as photography, film-making, styling, journalism, public relations, event management, image or research consultant (and the list continues), this course will open the doors to a world of possibilities that will allow you to go way beyond your ambitions for a successful career in fashion.

At Accademia del Lusso, right at the heart of Italy’s undisputed fashion capital Milan, you will be taught by working professionals from the fashion and luxury sector, who will enable you to develop your own personal expression within a setting that is an unending source of inspiration and influence alongside students from Italy and across the globe.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Over the past number of years, new media and technology have revolutionised how fashion is seen and communicated, and led to an increase in the demand for fashion communication and styling professionals. Both of these areas demand visionary, adaptable, and informed individuals who are experts in words and image.

The varied and forward-looking international programme of the Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Styling & Communication at Accademia del Lusso plunges you into the dynamic and fast-paced worlds of both of these areas, providing you with specialist skills that are also transferable across other career paths.

 In the luxury world, communication is a strategic lever that is becoming ever-more indispensable. Our course teaches you to convey, update, tell the story of, and promote the essence of brands on the main traditional and online media channels. You will learn to manage activities linked to advertising and other branding and promotional tasks, as well as how to manage investments and define the best marketing strategies.

The fashion stylist designs and takes care of the brand or fashion collection image through photoshoots, fashion shows, events, advertising campaigns, or publishing or communication projects. The styling part of the course enables you to use your creativity and technical knowledge to be able to build a unique and exclusive image by interpreting brand identity, values and aesthetics. You will learn to recognise and anticipate seasonal trends and to realise the importance of always being up-to-date on the current fashion scene.

Subject areas include topics such as the history of art, and an overview of fashion and design, to lay the foundation for you to develop your skills and knowledge, and giving you critical awareness of the social, cultural and historical factors that influence the professional environments in which you will work. You will gain specialist knowledge and methodology in areas from graphic design to writing techniques, art direction to event management, publishing to business management. This will all serve to help you develop and finalise your final project, which will form part of the professional profile you will present to companies once you have graduated.

Course highlights:

  • Network with industry experts and leading names in fashion through seminars and events held at the school.
  • Access the newest technologies and excellent facilities at Accademia del Lusso’s Luxury Lab, where the school’s design, textile, web design, and visual merchandising labs are.
  • Gain insider knowledge from our expert teachers, who all work for prominent fashion brands or own their own businesses.
  • Small class sizes allow for personalised training and plenty of opportunity for one-to-one time with teachers.
  • Study at a unique location: we’re the only school located on Via Montenapoleone; the core of Milan’s fashion district.
  • Hands on workshops allow you to practise what you learn, as well as field trips to important fashion locations.
  • During training you have the chance to complete project work based on real company orders, providing valuable and authentic experience.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Fashion Editor, Fashion Show Stylist, Editorial Stylist, Research Consultant, Event Organiser, Fashion Show Director, PR Officer, Image Consultant, E-Stylist, Press Office, Art Director.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Upper secondary school qualification

COURSE CONTENTS

YEAR 1

The first year covers the core elements of the Fashion System, introducing students to a wide range of technical skills that will serve them over the following years and throughout their career.

MODULES:
History of Art 1

History of Fashion and Design 1

Computer Graphics for Fashion 1

Fashion Product Communication 1

Textile and Colour Culture

English Language 1

Make-up Techniques for Show Business

Fashion Image Design Methodology

Writing for Fashion Journalism

Brand Design

YEAR 2

The second year of the course allows students to deepen their understanding of the Fashion Styling and Communication areas and further expand their skills. Students learn the techniques that will allow them to start work on the project that forms part of the third year and will be their professional passport for the future.

MODULES:
History of Art 2

History of Fashion and Design 2

Computer Graphics for Fashion 2

Fashion Product Communication 2

English Language 2

Fashion and Luxury Marketing

Basic Alterations and Fitting

Fashion Image Design Methodology 2

Fashion Publishing 1

Elements of Copyright

YEAR 3

The third and final year of the Bachelor’s in Fashion Styling & Communication offers advanced training in the main skills needed to work as successful fashion stylists and communication professionals. During this year, students hone their skills by developing their own individual projects under the supervision of experts. Once this year is completed, students are fully prepared to enter the industry with a unique style and identity.

MODULES:
Fashion Image Design Methodology 3

Computer Graphics for Fashion 3

Fashion Publishing 2

Advanced Alterations and Fitting

Fashion Product Communication 3

Fashion Start-up Management

English Language 3

Final Thesis

EXAMPLE LESSON TIMETABLE

Lessons are usually held between 10am – 1pm and between 2pm – 5pm. The course is full-time and attendance is compulsory.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Accademia del Lusso has a personalised and flexible approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications.

To apply for this course, please fill in the online enquiry form and you will be contacted by our Admissions Office.

Your place on the course will be confirmed once you have completed the registration procedure and payment. There is no deadline for applications. The course has a limited number of students, and we recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

 

CAREERS

Through our Placement Office, students can easily enter into contact with businesses & brands in the fashion industry, and have access to the best work positions & internships available

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