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Master in Fashion Management

Envisioning the future

Overview

The master at a glance

DETAILS INFORMATION
Language English
Recognized Title Academic Master’s Degree

Analyse. Strategise. Envision.

The Master in Fashion Management gives the possibility to those types of dynamic and expressive individuals to get into the game, to dare: an attitude that has a strong connotation with the mind of a highly creative leader. This, added to the ability of anticipating and managing change and demanding contingencies as a recurrent reality of the fashion system, it is the solid foundation of the course, where the ultimate goal is professional competence in envisioning paths and leading processes. The Master in Fashion Management is the epicenter from which this new generation of managers has the opportunity to propagate and spread its unique and new methods, helping them to get ready and responsive to what the market demands.

Audience

The program is addressed to candidates with a curriculum in business, design, liberal arts or human science school and who are interested in the world of Fashion and wish to acquire skills and organizational management to begin a career in the Fashion Business.

Outcome

The Master in Fashion Management aims to train professionals capable of transmitting creative sensibilities through managerial skills.

Students attending the course will aim to become Product Manager, Brand Manager, Retail Manager, Community Manager, Communication Manager, PR Manager, Art Director, Merchandising Manager, Fashion Buyer, Community Manager (Social Media), PR Manager and they will be able to start their own business.

Program

The Master in Fashion Management aims to train managers that are able to understand and interpret the rules of the fashion system. The course creates different professional profiles that are valid and specifically relevant to the many areas of the industry, such as product management and brand management, as well as their respective distribution and communications. The approach of the program is multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary, and combines a knowledge of the product to a sensibility for Fashion. It provides students with the knowledge and tools needed to understand the new language and the new trends of fashion. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake direct experience of working with high-level professionals and prestigious brands.

The Master in Fashion Management is workshop-based, supported by seminars, tutorials, lectures, fieldworks and projects followed by experienced professionals through a pro-active relationship with the Course Leader and Project Leaders.

The program is organized in four main modules lasting eight weeks each that include courses and workshops, followed by a 8 weeks internship period and a final portfolio presentation.

Workshops are project assignments that give students a working knowledge of different core subjects relevant to the specific master program. Workshops start with the presentation of the brief defined by the faculty in collaboration with external professionals and industrial partners. Students will be supported by lectures aimed at broadening their knowledge on the specific theme, involving designers, researchers, stakeholders and representatives of the companies. Each workshop culminates in an open presentation.
Fashion and Luxury Brand and Fashion Buying are the Core Workshops for the Master in Fashion Management. In addition, students integrate their study plan choosing among Elective Workshops – Fashion Styling, Retail and Visual Merchandising, Fashion and Luxury Communication – and the optional Free Choice Workshop.

Courses, through a combination of lectures, exercise and tutorials, provide students with the appropriate tools and experiences for the development of their professional career. They encompass both core topics – Fashion Culture, Fashion and Luxury Marketing, Management and Integrated Communication
Strategy
– and topics related to the development of each individual working style – Design and Research Methods and Tools, Business for Design and Personal Branding.

Structure

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Internship

There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career.

The internship lasts two months and comes at the end of your year of studies. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who may extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies.

Companies

A network of professionals and leaders of different areas of interest are in constant and proficient interaction and collaboration with the Master in Fashion Management of Domus Academy. They actively participate in educational programs, workshops and international competitions organized by the department.

The Master program has worked with:

10 Corso Como, Albino, Antonioli, Calvin Klein Collection, Camera Italiana Buyer Moda, Bonaveri, Felice Limosani, Fendi & Maserati, Google Italia, Hogan /Gruppo Tod’s, L.A. Distribuzione, L’Orèal, La Rinascente/Tiziana Cardini, Moncler,  Montblanc Germania, Penelope Stores, Pleats Please, Privalia, Red Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Tacchini International, Sisley – Fabrica, Slowear, Stone Island, Swarovski Elements, Sonae Sierra, Trussardi, Versace Gioielli, Versus /VJC, Vionnet, Youtube.

Accreditation

Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.

Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team.

Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree.

Requirements for Beginning the Academic Master’s Degree Program

– At least 15 years of previous education

– A first-level academic degree (bachelor’s degree or academic diploma*) in a field related to your selected study program

– Certificate of English language proficiency (IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or higher, or recognized equivalent)

The course leader and the Admissions Committee evaluate each application to determine whether the applicant’s degree and technical skills correspond to Domus Academy requirements. They identify credit deficits and/or credits that could be transferred.

Master’s programs are open to students with a degree or diploma in an unrelated field if the applicant has completed or will complete additional research in the subject area.

Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree or academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but they will receive a Domus Academy Master’s Diploma (not recognized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) upon successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor’s degree must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued and ask for a perfezionamento documenti, which includes:

– A certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree

– A certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts

– A declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore in loco), which certifies that the qualification earned in the student’s country of residence is valid for accessing Italian universities or academies.

For a complete list of Italian authorities worldwide, click here.

The notarized and translated documents, as well as the dichiarazione di valore in loco, will be sent to Domus Academy by the Italian consulate or embassy, or they will be directly issued to the student. In the latter case, the student will submit them to Domus Academy’s International Admissions Office as soon as they are available and not later than the start of the course.

*The Academic Master’s Degree is validated through NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

To find out more about our programs, accreditation, and admission requirements, complete this  contact form. Our educational advisors will be happy to answer questions and help you choose the best program for your career goals.

 

Faculty

The Course Leader of the Master in Fashion Management is Maria Jaber

Maria Jaber

Maria Jaber earned her degree in Fashion Design from ESMOD in 2001 and thereafter worked as a Fashion Designer, Product Manager and Luxury Fashion Buyer. In 2008 she returned to graduate management school in the United Kingdom to start an academic path and established her career at Domus Academy after acquiring her Master Degree in Fashion Management.  Today she has 15 years’ experience in Fashion Design, Buying and Management working with prestigious fashion firms in Paris, London and Milan. She carries out her graduate research in Fashion Buying and Management ‐ the study of Fashion as a social science ‐ and brings her industry experience together with academic research to provide a unique perspective on understanding the world of competitive intelligence, design and the role of social sciences in market and consumer insight generation.

The Program also relies on the collaboration of a network of visiting professors and contributors, including:

Fernado G. Alberti, Roberta Antonioli, Giorgia Biancato, Stefania Benigni, Stefania Boleso, Laura Bonin, Paolo Borelli, Alberto Campagnolo, Alessandro Caron, Alberto Cavalli, Andrea Coscienza, Claudia D’Arpizio, Domenico Dolce, Edoardo Fano, Paolo Ferrarini, Barbara Giannelli, Andrey Golub, Diletta Grella, Felice Limosani, Caterina Lunghi, Jarvis Macchi, Alessandro Maggio, Claudio Marenco Mores, Silvia Mussa, Daniela Ostidich, Grazia Parisi, Carlo Rivetti, Annamaria Tartaglia, Gaia Trussardi, Riccardo Vannetti, Pamela Ventura, Valerio Verde, Farah Liz Pallaro, Giovanni Pilla, Damon Pittman.

Job Opportunities

The purpose of the Masters is to train professionals capable of transmitting creative sensibilities through managerial skills. Students attending the course will aim to become Product Manager, Brand Manager, Retail Manager, Community Manager, Communication Manager, PR Manager, Art Director, Merchandising Manager, Fashion Buyer, and they will be able to start their own business.

Admissions

Spaces in this program are limited. Participants will be selected based on their applications.

We have a dedicated team of educational advisors who will be happy to help you with completing your application. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Check entry requirements

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.

Requirements for Beginning the Academic Master’s Degree Program

 – At least 15 years of previous education

– A first-level academic degree (bachelor’s degree or academic diploma*) in a field related to the selected study program

– Certificate of English language proficiency (IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or higher, or recognized equivalent)

The course leader and the Admissions Committee evaluate each application to determine whether the applicant’s degree and technical skills correspond to Domus Academy requirements. They identify credit deficits and/or credits that could be transferred.

Master’s programs are open to students with a degree or diploma in an unrelated field if the applicant has completed or will complete additional research in the subject area.

Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree or academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but they will receive a Domus Academy Master’s Diploma (not recognized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) upon successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor’s degree must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued and ask for a perfezionamento documenti, which includes:

– A certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree

– A certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts

– A declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore in loco), which certifies that the qualification earned in the student’s country of residence is valid for accessing Italian universities or academies.

For a complete list of Italian authorities worldwide, click here.

 

The notarized and translated documents, as well as the dichiarazione di valore in loco, will be sent to Domus Academy by the Italian consulate or embassy, or they will be directly issued to the student. In the latter case, the student will submit them to Domus Academy’s International Admissions Office as soon as they are available and not later than the start of the course.

IELTS and Equivalent Certificates

Proficiency with the English language, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite for admission.

Our English language requirement is an IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or higher, or a recognized equivalent certificate, to be submitted by the beginning of the master’s program. The certificate should not be more than two years old.

Please find here below the main equivalents:

 Certificate Level
 Cambridge FCE  C
 PET  Pass
 TOEFL: paper-based test  494 – 510
 TOEFL:  computer-based test  173 – 180
 TOEFL: internet-based test  59 – 64
 PTE Academic  36 – 42
 TEEP  5.0
 BEC  Preliminary
 BULATS  40 – 59
TOEIC* 600

*Provided that the student passes both parts: Speaking and Writing and Listening and Reading

Applicants who meet the following criteria are exempt from the language requirement:

– Students whose mother tongue is English

– Students from English-speaking countries (check with the Admissions Office)

– Students who have earned degrees taught in the English language (check with the Admissions Office)

– Students who have earned degrees taught in the English language in non–mother tongue countries (check with the Admissions Office)

– Students who have earned an IB Diploma in English, considered equivalent to three years of education in English, and students who have taken the Cambridge International A Level English Language exam, considered equivalent to two years of education in English (check with the Admissions Office)

Prepare Supporting Documents

– Curriculum vitae/résumé

– Artistic and/or professional portfolio of projects (not mandatory) – Letter of motivation

– An English translation of the academic transcript, listing courses and exams, noting the number of hours per credit and giving a brief description of each course

– Copy of bachelor’s degree/academic diploma translated into English

– Documentation regarding further courses or seminars attended (if available)

– Certificate of English language proficiency

– Copy of passport

– Receipt for payment of the €100 application fee

 

Submit Your Application


1. Download the application form and either:

a. Print it, fill it out by hand, and sign it.

b. Fill it out on your computer, save it, print it, and sign it.

2. Gather all documents listed in the application form.

3. Pay the application fee of €100.

4. Make a copy of all documents (including the record of the bank transfer) for your own records.

5. Send the originals by post or courier to:

Domus Academy International Admissions Office Via C. Darwin, 20 20143, Milano Italy


1. Download the Application Form and fill it out on your computer

2. Save it, print it, sign it and scan it

3. Gather all documents listed in the Application form

4. Pay the application fee of 100 €

5. Scan the application form and all other documents

6. Attach the application form and other documents to an email that you send to:
admissions@domusacademy.it


1. Gather all documents listed in the application form

2. Click Apply Online

3. Create your username

4. Check your email for a message with login information

5. Start your online application

6. Submit all the required documents

7. Pay the application fee online

Upon receiving your application and required documents, each course leader and the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application to determine whether your degree and experience correspond to Domus Academy requirements. They also identify credit deficits and/or credits that could be transferred.

If you are accepted to Domus Academy, you will receive an admissions letter and package.

Enrollment

Our sister school, NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano), which shares our campus, awards the Academic Master’s Degrees. In order to receive this degree, the qualification recognized by the Ministry of Italian Education (MIUR), you must enroll at NABA.

When your admission to Domus Academy is confirmed, you must secure your place by filling out and returning your enrollment form, along with your receipt for payment of the pre-enrollment fee, within 30 days of the date on your admission letter.

Upon receiving these items, Domus Academy will provide non-EU applicants with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

After you are formally enrolled, you are requested to pay the total tuition fee by the starting date of the course.

Payment methods

1. Pay by Bank Trasfer

Account holder: NUOVA ACCADEMIA SRL, Via C. Darwin 20, 20143 Milano, Italy
Bank name and agency: Bank of America N.A., Via Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano
International bank details: SWIFT code: BOFAIT2X. IBAN code: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014.
Reason for payment: Important: Clearly specify the name of the student and the master’s program chosen.

2. Pay by credit card using our online application.

Note that you can use this method only to pay the application fee and pre-enrollment fee—not to pay the tuition fee.

3. Pay by peerTransfer.

Domus Academy partners with peerTransfer to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. If you choose to make your payment with peerTransfer, you can:

– Track your payments from start to finish.

– Save on bank fees and exchange rates.

– Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

To get started, go to: domusacademy.peertrasfer.com to begin the payment process.

Please note that all bank, credit card, and third-party transfer fees must be covered by the applicant. Also note that the application fee is not refundable for any reason.  

Tuition Fee

For all programs starting in September 2015, see the chart below.


EU Countries

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

The tuition fee for one-year academic master program is:

For students from EU countries and Switzerland, €16.990 (full fee, including pre-enrollment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3000 Pre-enrolment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€13.990 Balance of the tuition fee, by the first day of the course

For non-EU students, €25.490 (full fee, including pre-enrollment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3000 Pre-enrolment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€ 22.490 Balance of the tuition fee, by the first day of the course

Matriculation fee

For each student € 520

Students who meet the relevant entry requirements and are interested in pursuing the Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS), which is recognized by MIUR and awarded by NABA, must pay the matriculation fee by the first day of the course.

You can pay the fees:

1. Online by Credit cards

Visit http://application.domusacademy.com

Note that you can use this method only to pay the application fee and pre-enrollment fee—not to pay the tuition fee.

2. By bank transfer

Account holder: NUOVA ACCADEMIA SRL, Via C. Darwin 20, 20143 Milano, Italy
Bank name and agency: Bank of America N.A., Via Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano
International bank details: SWIFT code: BOFAIT2X. IBAN code: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014
Reason for payment: Important: Clearly specify the name of the student and the master’s program chosen

3. In person by credit card.

You can make payments by Visa and MasterCard directly at the Domus Academy Accounting Office.

4. By peerTransfer.

Domus Academy partners with peerTransfer to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. If you choose to make your payment with peerTransfer, you can:

– Track your payments from start to finish.

– Save on bank fees and exchange rates.

– Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

To get started, go to domusacademy.peertransfer.com to begin the payment process.

Please note that all bank, credit card, and third-party transfer fees must be covered by the applicant. Also note that the application fee is not refundable for any reason.  

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