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3-Year Course in Fashion Design & Modelling
(non-degree course)

Structure

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Attendance Mode: Full-time (compulsory)
  • Language: English
  • Start Date: October 2019
  • Limited class size
  • Tuition Fees: EU Citizens €14.950 per year – NO EU Citizens €16.900 per year

Location

Milan

Are you passionate about Fashion Design? Want to learn Modelling at the same time?

Accademia del Lusso combines the study of both fashion design and modelling in this unique course which trains students to be able to work in either area of the fashion sector.

Thanks to the practical nature of the course, students will gain a vast experience in all aspects of fashion design, and they will also learn key fashion modelling techniques and participate as models in the various photoshootings the school organises during the academic year.

We believe in the unique identity of each individual, and at Accademia del Lusso your originality will be nurtured as you develop your skills and knowledge base to prepare you for the world of work.

By studying in Milan, at the core of Italy’s fashion capital, you’ll have the chance to mature your personal expression within an environment that offers unending inspiration and influences. Furthermore, the course is taught by experts who are all working professionals in the sector, meaning that you will be in contact with the world of work and learning the very latest techniques right from the beginning of your studies.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Design & Modelling at Accademia del Lusso has a varied curriculum which provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills in the areas of fashion design and fashion modelling, allowing them to enter the job market as competent and competitive professionals.

In the fashion design area, the course covers subjects such as material technology, collection planning, trend forecasting and research, fashion sketching and technical drawing, rendering, patternmaking, tailoring, accessories design, and more. Students will design various collections including for womenswear, menswear, sportswear, childrenswear, beachwear, and underwear. The modelling part of the course teaches subjects such as nutrition and diet, posing for photoshoots, catwalk techniques, and make-up and hair styling techniques.

Targeted workshops with industry experts form an important part of the course, and ensure students gain the valuable experience which is essential in the fashion sector.

Business and personal branding skills are also taught, leading students to acquire vital skills for an enduring career, such as gaining knowledge about the various business types, organisation and management, and how to set up a business.

By the end of the course students will have created a professional profile to present to companies as well as online presentation skills.

Students also have the chance to participate in Accademia del Lusso’s professional standard end-of-year student Fashion Show before an international audience including industry experts, media & influencers.

 

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 in 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 projects based on real company orders, providing valuable and authentic experience.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Fashion Modelling, Fashion Creative Direction, Fashion Model Brokerage, Fashion Design, Fashion Graphic Design, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Coordination, Fashion Product Management, Trend Research, Cool Hunting, Patternmaking, CAD Patternmaking, Dressmaking/Tailoring, Quality Control, Product Development.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Upper secondary school qualification
  • Suitable knowledge of English: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview

COURSE CONTENTS

YEAR 1

MODULES:
HISTORY OF FASHION AND DESIGN 1

PATTERNMAKING AND PROTOTYPE WORKSHOP 1

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR FASHION 1

TEXTILES AND COLOUR

FASHION DESIGN 1

TEXTILE DESIGN 1

ITALIAN LANGUAGE 1

FASHION PRODUCT

NUTRITION

PHOTO POSING & CATWALK

MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLING

PHOTOSHOOTING

YEAR 2

MODULES:
HISTORY OF FASHION AND DESIGN 2

PATTERNMAKING AND PROTOTYPE WORKSHOP 2

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR FASHION 2

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT

ECO FASHION AND NEW FASHION TECHNOLOGIES

FASHION DESIGN 2

ACCESSORIES DESIGN 2

CAD PATTERNMAKING TECHNIQUES 1

TEXTILE DESIGN 2

ITALIAN LANGUAGE 2

PROJECT WEEK

NUTRITION

PHOTO POSING & CATWALK

MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLING

PHOTOSHOOTING

YEAR 3

MODULES:
COMPUTER GRAPHICS 3

PATTERNMAKING AND PROTOTYPE WORKSHOP

FABRIC MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES

FASHION DESIGN 3

CAD PATTERN-MAKING TECHNIQUES 2

ITALIAN LANGUAGE 3

PROJECT WEEK

NUTRITION

PHOTO POSING & CATWALK

MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLING

PHOTOSHOOTING

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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