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ACADEMIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME
DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S
The Master’s in Fashion Design programme is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the programme leader, and project leaders will guide you via individual coaching and mentorship.
The combination of accredited coursework and real-life professional projects gives students the opportunity to build on their academic foundation, while gaining valuable work experience directly applicable to their future careers.
Students can apply to the Academic Master’s Programme, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, or to the Master of Arts degree with an international UK validation.
Graduates of the Academic Master’s Programmes earn a degree that is recognised throughout Europe and the world, receiving an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR)*, in addition to a Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.
The programme consists of 5 modules, including a curricular internship and a final project workshop.
* The academic Master’s Degree is awarded by NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.
The Double Award Master path allows students to obtain an Academic Master validated by the Italian MUR and a Master of Arts, with international validation in the UK from Regent’s University in London.
Students integrate additional lectures and a more in-depth individual project to their 5-module programme that includes the curricular internship and final project.
The UK validation gives students more international recognition of their course of study and the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts Degree (90 ECTS) awarded by Regent’s University London that allows them access to most international doctoral programs.
Within their academic year, students enrolled in the Double Award Master’s Programme, have the opportunity to spend a week at Regent’s University London for a London study trip experience, with special teaching activities and visits to the most significant sites for creative trends. During their stay, students will have the opportunity to take part in tours to discover London’s most iconic places, museums and galleries.
The Master’s in Fashion Design programme combines fashion studies with intensive studio practice. You will refine your own creative vision as you meet the challenge of designing new clothing and accessories for existing fashion brands.
Your projects will combine conceptualization with textile manipulation, garment prototyping, branding, and image-based storytelling. You will develop a sophisticated understanding of the fashion industry and prepare for an exciting career within it.
The programme is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in fashion design.
It is also open to candidates with a background in other disciplines, if they are motivated by a sound interest in the program’s topics and a strong portfolio.
All courses are taught in English. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.
Careers in the fashion design field are numerous and varied. Many of our alumni have worked for top brands or launched their own labels and collections.
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The Master’s involves the following costs, in addition to the payment of a degree fee to be paid within one month before the course start date, equal to € 540 for the Academic Master’s Programme and € 650 for the Double Award Master’s Programme.
Matriculation Fee: € 540/650
EU & Switzerland Students Fee
Double Award Master
Non-EU Students Fee
Double Award Master
After earning his bachelor’s degree in modern languages and literatures at the University of Catania, Gianfranco Olivotto moved to London, where he worked as a visual merchandiser for the Benetton Group. Back in Italy, he worked on projects with Dolce & Gabbana, Mantero Seta, and Juicy Couture.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in modern languages and literatures at the University of Catania, Gianfranco Olivotto moved to London, where he worked as a visual merchandiser for the Benetton Group. Back in Italy, he worked on projects with Dolce & Gabbana, Mantero Seta, and Juicy Couture. In 2000, Olivotto worked on the launch of Neil Barrett’s first collection and then served as head of the company’s public relations and press department until 2004.
In 2005, Olivotto co-founded a visual merchandising and branding agency that worked with fashion brands such as La Perla, Ralph Lauren, Borsalino, John Varvatos, developing the projects related to retail and visual communication. In 2012, Olivotto joined Domus Academy as Programme Leader of the Master in Fashion Design and Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising.
Other visiting professors and collaborators include fashion designers, fashion journalists, and merchandisers such as: Matteo Augello, Andrea Banfi, Michela Bonafoni, Gianpietro Baudo, Anna Maria Stillo Castro, Alberto Cavalli (Fondazione Cologni), Valentina Colombari (Lagente), Ildo Damiano, Antonio Di Domenico, Katie Dominy (Artsthread), Paolo Ferrarini (Future Concept Lab), Francesco Fistarol (Gucci), Andrey Golub, Riccardo Grassi (Riccardo Grassi Showroom), Sara Maino (Vogue Italia), Antonio Mancinelli (Il Foglio), Cecilia Melli, Jessica Michault, Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti (MG4 Coulture), Carlos Osman, Damon Pittman, Fausto Puglisi, Daniela Puppa, Carlo Rivetti (Stone Island), Serena Sala, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist), Marina Spadafora, Anna Maria Tartaglia, Monica Tempesta, Massimo Trumbatore, Gaia Trussardi, Alessio Vannetti (Valentino).
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