Master in Fashion Design

Duration 1 Year
Ects 60
Language English
Starting periods
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The Course

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The Master in Fashion Design program 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.

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Who Should Apply

The program 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, so a knowledge of the English language is essential. Click “Requirements” for details.

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Career Paths

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.

Job titles include:

  • Fashion designer
  • Accessory designer
  • Textile designer
  • Branding consultant
  • Fashion entrepreneur
  • Fashion journalist
  • Trend researcher
  • Product developer
  • Merchandiser

Explore the Program

The Master in Fashion Design program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the program leader, and project leaders will guide you via individual coaching and mentorship.

The program consists of four customizable course/workshop modules, followed by a professional experience period and a final portfolio presentation.

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Courses

Coursework focuses on examining the history of fashion design, learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury goods companies, exploring new 3D tools for modeling garments, branding your own work, and developing your professional identity.

Workshops

Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work with leading companies on practical projects such as creating a proposal for an advertising campaign or helping to develop an innovative, consistent fashion collection from research to realization.

Professional Experience

To gain real experience working in your field, you will choose from an internship at a company site, a work project on campus in collaboration with a company, or an entrepreneurship module. In each case, you will benefit from mentorship, an inside perspective on your field, and valuable career connections.

Companies

Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department.

7 for all mankindFondazione Gianfranco FerréHavaianasMaxMaraNapapijriNikeTimberlandTrussardiVersus Versace

Get Inspired

Check out some projects that our students have completed with top brands.

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Meet your faculty

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Your Program Leader

Gianfranco Olivotto

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 Program Leader of the Master in Fashion Design and Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising.

Visiting Professors

Other visiting professors and collaborators include fashion designers, fashion journalists, and merchandisers such as:

Rita Airaghi (Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré), Matteo Augello, Andrea Banfi, Michela Bonafoni, Max Brun, Enea Burattoni, Gianluca Cantaro (L’Officiel Italia and L’Officiel Hommes Italia), Anna Maria Stillo Castro, Alberto Cavalli (Fondazione Cologni), Class Eco Hub, Marco Colagrossi (Trussardi), Valentina Colombari (Lagente), Ildo Damiano, Antonio Di Domenico, Katie Dominy, Paolo Ferrarini, Francesco Fistarol, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, Andrey Golub, Riccardo Grassi (Riccardo Grassi Showroom), LP Fashion Studio, Martino Scabbia Guerrini (VF International), Maria Jaber, Sara Maino (Vogue Italia), Antonio Mancinelli (Marie Claire Italia), Alessandro Manzi, Sarah Mazzetti, Cecilia Melli, Jessica Michault, Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti (MG4 Coulture), Raffaello Napoleone, Carlos Osman, Damon Pittman, Fausto Puglisi, Daniela Puppa, Carlo Rivetti (Stone Island), Michele Romano, Serena Sala, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist), Marina Spadafora, Ars Sutoria, Anna Maria Tartaglia, Monica Tempesta, Massimo Trumbatore, Gaia Trussardi, Riccardo Vannetti, Jenny Walton, Elena Xausa.

Alumni

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Erkan Coruh

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Fees and Scholarships

Each one-year Academic Master’s program (60 ECTS) at Domus Academy involves the following costs, in addition to a € 540 diploma fee, which must be paid at least one week before the course start date. The Academic Master’s diploma is recognized by MIUR and awarded by NABA.

Matriculation Fee: € 540

See the Tuition Fees page for more information.

EU & Switzerland Students
€ 19900

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€ 3000Pre-Enrollment
€ 16900Tuition

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Non - EU students
€ 28600

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€ 3000Pre-Enrollment
€ 25600Tuition

Scholarship Competition

You are the Talent

Domus Academy and Vogue Talents wish to empower talented fashion designers who are eager to have an immersive educational experience in Milan. For this scholarship competition, you are asked to design a fashion collection that expresses your views of fashion, taking into consideration personal and cultural references as well as contemporary trends in politics, society, and art. You must support your project with visual research, showing your inspirations for the collection and your design development process. Your commitment to sustainability and innovation will be highly valued.

In collaboration with VOGUE TALENTS

Deadline: 25 Oct 2019

Number of: 5

Prizes: One scholarship covering 60%, one covering 50%, one covering 40%, and two honorable mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the master’s program.

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