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Undergraduate Program in Fashion Business

The bachelor at a glance

DETAILS INFORMATION
Language English
Recognized Title Diploma
Duration 3 years

The Fashion Industry is facing major challenges worldwide: accessible luxury, designer sportswear, sustainable fast fashion, mass customization, mobilecommerce, hyper social media.

Design and production are integrated with distribution and communication.

Hybrid roles are on demand: creative professionals who can collaborate with sociologists,
data scientists and technologists to conceive and implement creative and sound strategies.

Audience

This Undergraduate program is addressed to candidates with a recognized high school diploma and a strong interest in a future career in the Fashion Industry.

Outcome

Graduates can qualify for jobs in the fields of Product and Quality Management, Merchandising, Marketing, Brand Management, Communication and Media

Program

The Undergraduate Program in Fashion Business includes a broad range of competences across several disciplines: fashion management, merchandising, marketing, branding, communication and distribution, with a focus on technological innovation and cross-fertilization with other fields.

Students grow the ability to analyze the market, forecast upcoming trends, generate new opportunities, and develop creative and sustainable omni-channel solutions, thanks to the
collaboration with real fashion businesses.

Fashion Business graduates will have a deep understanding of the global fashion industry, starting from the Italian one. They will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to tackle the ever-changing challenges faced by international fashion brands as well as start-ups.

Learning Focus

  • History of Fashion
  • Brand Management and Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Systems & Processes
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation
  • Product & Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Buying & Merchandising
  • Big Data Analysis

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER (all course based) SECOND SEMESTER (80% course based)
International and Italian Design culture Brand Management I
Research and Design methodologies Fashion Communication I
Integrated Design Seminar Fashion System & Process
History of Fashion (Business & Design) Digital Storytelling (workshop module)
Design criticism

FIRST SEMESTER (all workshop modules) SECOND SEMESTER (all workshop modules)
Design Thinking & Business Model
Innovation I
Product & Supply Chain Management II
Brand Management II Retail Buying & Merchandising II
Product & Supply Chain Management I Design Thinking & Business Model
Innovation II (Business Planning)
Retail Buying & Merchandisin Big Data Analysis
Fashion Communication II

FIRST SEMESTER (all workshop modules) SECOND SEMESTER (all workshop modules)
Intensive Project modules Brand Management III
Experiential workshops Final Project
Cross-disciplinary Electives

Companies

Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with Domus Academy, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can qualify for jobs in the fields of Product and Quality Management, Merchandising, Marketing, Brand Management, Communication and Media (traditional and digital), by promoting cross-fertilization with other disciplines.

It is also possible to take a postgraduate program in Fashion Design, Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising, Fashion Management or in a connected area.

Admissions

Spaces in this program are limited. Participants will be selected based on their applications and on the evaluation of their project assignement.

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

In order to be eligible for admission, applicants are requested to:

  • hold a valid Secondary School Diploma that was conferred on completion of minimum 11 years of previous global schooling;
  • hold an English language certificate (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent)
  • comply with the Admission and Enrollment procedures;

Prepare Supporting Documents

  • Application form
  • Copy of the passport
  • English language certificate (IELTS 5.0 – only for Programs in English language)
  • Copy of the secondary school diploma (translated in Italian or English) or 11th year school attendance certificate
  • Copy of the secondary school academic transcripts (translated in Italian or English)
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Optional: portfolio of projects
  • Receipt of application fee payment (150 EUR)

These documents must be completed with the requested Project Assignment and Artistic Statement

Please write an essay (max 500 words) elaborating the following questions:

In the next future:

  • what job would you like to do after you graduate?
  • why did you choose DOMUS ACADEMY to achieve that?
  • what are you favorite means of expression?
  • what or who inspires you?
  • how living and studying in Milano will positively influence your work?

Applicant is requested to identify a pressing issue or trend related to the fashion industry, conduct an analysis and propose possible recommendations/solutions to address this issue in the future, justify his/her choices.

Use the preferred means of expression (word doc., sketches, etc.). Describe your idea by using text and supportive imagery.

Results

In the global evaluation, Domus Academy will take into account and will consider especially relevant the attitude in undertaking the Program and the related professional role.

The lack of specific preparation in some of the subjects that are part of the admission test, due to the different educational background that a student might have, will not result in prejudice to the final admission, on condition that the vocational elements have been positively assessed.

Once the assessment test is complete, applicants will receive a feedback about the final result within 5 working days. If the result is positive, the admission letter will be issued and sent to the applicant.

Domus Academy may offer a conditional admission if the applicant has not yet submitted the language certificate and copy of diploma. If conditionally accepted, the applicant will have to make sure he/she submits the missing documents by the course beginning.

The Distance evaluation is open throughout the whole year.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the three-year Undergraduate Diploma Programs is:

For students from EU countries and Switzerland, €14,990 (full fee, including pre-enrolment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3,000 Pre-enrollment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€11,990 Tuition fee, by the first day of the course


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

For non-EU students, €21,500 (full fee, including pre-enrollment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3,000 Pre-enrollment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€ 18,500 Tuition fee, by the first day of the course

Applicationan Fee

For each student: € 100.