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Master in Fashion Management

Envisioning the future

Overview

The master in 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 12 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

The internship, a key step of the process in which students have the chance to test what they have learned in real working environment, can take two different paths:

– work experience in a company/design studio in a specific field of interest
– intensive project in collaboration with a company at the Domus Academy campus

In both cases students have a unique opportunity to develop their personal network of contacts and connection for their future career.

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 recognised around Europe and the world – an Academic Master Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)* – in addition to the Domus Academy Master Diploma.

Our accreditation gives you the opportunity to gain real-world work experience during your course of study through an internship at a prestigious fashion company. After graduation, you can extend your visa to work in Italy for up to one year.

An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers 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 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 to Qualify for the Academic Master Degree

General entry requirements include:

– At least 15 years of previous education
– Holding a first level academic degree (Bachelor degree or Academic Diploma*) in fields related to the selected study program
– Certificate of English Language (IELTS 5.0 Academic)

The evaluation of an application is based on the positive assessment of both the Course Leader and Admission Committee who will evaluate whether the degree and the technical skills corresponds to requirements, and will identify possible educational credits or debts.

Master programs are open also to students with different degree or diploma, if the applicant is motivated by a research interest towards the programs’ topics.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor degree/academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education University Research) on successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor degree shall contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was issued to ask for a “perfezionamento documenti” which includes:

– Certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree
– Certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts
– 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 please see: http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/LaReteDiplomatica/Ambasciate/default.htm?LANG=EN

The legalized 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 shall submit them to Domus Academy International Admissions Office as soon as available and anyway not later than the course beginning.

*The Academic Master 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

There is a limited number of places for the course and participants will be selected on the basis of the documentation requested for admission.

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

Check entry requirements

When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the entire profile of the applicant, including academic records, work experience if any, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations.

The program is open to graduates in economics, business administration, human science and fashion-related fields, those passionate about fashion and eager to develop new skills to start a career in a fashion company, or their own business.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor Degree/Academic Diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR) on successfully completing the program.

Requirements to Qualify for the Academic Master Degree

General entry requirements include:

– At least 15 years of previous education
– Holding a first level academic degree in fields related to the  selected study program
– Certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 Academic on entry)

The evaluation of an application is based on the positive assessment of both the Course Leader and Admission Committee who will evaluate whether the degree and the technical skills corresponds to requirements, and will identify possible educational credits or debts.

Master programs are open also to students with different degree or diploma, if the applicant is motivated by a research interest towards the programs’ topics.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor degree/academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education University Research) on successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor degree shall contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was issued to ask for a “perfezionamento documenti” which includes:

– Certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree
– Certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts
– 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 please see: http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/LaReteDiplomatica/Ambasciate/default.htm?LANG=EN

The legalized 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 shall submit them to Domus Academy International Admissions Office as soon as available and anyway not later than the course beginning.

The knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite for admission.
English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognized equivalent certificate to be submitted by the beginning of the program.

English Language Certificate Equivalencies

The English language requirement is IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognised equivalent certificate to be submitted by the beginning of the Master program. The certificate should not be older than 2 years.

Please find here below the main equivalents:

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

*(provided that student passes both parts “speaking and writing” and “listening and reading”)

The following cases are exempted from the language requirement:
– Mother tongue students
– English Speaking Countries (prior check with the admissions office)
– English Speaking Degrees (prior check with the admissions office)
– English Speaking Degree in non mother tongue countries (prior check with the admissions office)
– IB Diploma, considered having had full English Education for 3 years, and A LEVEL, considered having had full English Education for 2 years (prior check with the admissions office)

Prepare supporting documents

– Curriculum vitae/resume
– Artistic and professional portfolio of projects (not mandatory)
– Motivation letter
– Academic transcript of previous studies, translated into English, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits and short description of each subject’s program
– Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English
– Documentation regarding further courses or seminars attended (if available)
– English language certificate
– Copy of passport
– Payment receipt of € 100 application fee

Submit your application


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

2. Save it, print it, and sign it

3. Gather all documents listed in the Application form

4. Pay the application fee of 100 €

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

6. Send the originals by 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 all documents

6. Send the scanned documents and application form by email to:
admissions@domusacademy.it


1. Gather all documents listed above

2. Click here: Apply Online

3. Create your user

4. Wait for the email with login information (just a couple of second)

5. Start your online application

6. Submit all the required documents

7. Pay online the Application fee

Upon receipt of the required documents, the Admissions Office will proceed according to the necessary administrative steps. The evaluation commission is lead by each Course Leader and will evaluate whether the degree corresponds to requirements and will identify possible educational credits or debts upon assessing the candidate’s application.

In the affirmative, you will be provided with the Admission package.

Enrollment

If you are willing to receive the Academic Master Degree recognized by the Ministry of Italian Education (MIUR), you need to be enrolled in NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, that will award the Master program with the above title.

When admission will be confirmed, you will be required to secure your place by returning the Enrollment Form and the receipt of payment of the pre-enrollment fee within 30 days from the Admission Letter’s date.

Upon receiving the enrollment form filled in and signed and the pre-enrollment fee payment, Domus Academy will provide you with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

After being formally enrolled, you are requested to pay the total 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: SWIFTCODE: BOFAIT2X – IBAN CODE: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014
Reason for payment: Please clearly specify name of student/program chosen

Please notice that all bank, credit card and third party charges have to be covered by applicant and that tha application fee is not refundable for any reason.

2. Pay by credit card using our online application

Please note that you can use this payment method just for the application and pre-enrolment fee.

3. Pay by peerTransfer

Domus Academy has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making 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, click or go to: domusacademy.peertrasfer.com to begin the payment process

Tuition Fee

For all programs starting next September 2015, the tuition fee will be as per the chart below.


EU Countries

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia*
Cyprus
Czech Cepublic
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:

€ 16.990 (full fee, including enrolment and tuition) for students from the European Community and Switzerland to be paid as follows:

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

€ 25.490 (full fee, including enrolment and tuition) for international students to be paid as follows:

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

Matriculation fee

For each student € 520

The matriculation fee is to be paid by the course beginning by Student meeting the relevant entry requirementsand interested in applying for the Academic Master (60 ECTS ) awarded by NABA.

Application fee

In order to apply and be considered for admission to the Master Programs, candidates shall pay an application fee of €100.

The fee can be settled:

1. Online by Credit Card.
Please visit the website: http://application.domusacademy.com

Please notice that you can use this payment method just for the application and pre-enrolment fee.

2. By bank transfer
Account holder:
Domus Academy – Nuova Accademia s.r.l., Via C. Darwin 20, 20143 Milano, Italy
Bank name and agency:
Bank of America N.A. Via Manzoni, 5 20121 Milano SWIFTCODE: BOFAIT2X IBAN CODE: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014
Reason for payment: Please clearly specify name of student/program chosen

3. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard) payments directly at Domus Academy accounting office.

4. By peerTransfer

Domus Academy has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making 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, click or go to: domusacademy.peertransfer.com to begin the payment process

Please notice that all bank, credit card and third party charges have to be covered by the applicant and that the application fee is not refundable for any reason.

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