Course in Fashion Design
Undergraduate Courses - Milan
- Credits: 180
- Attendance: Full-time
- Language: English
The course trains Fashion Designers with stylistic and creative competencies combined with the ability to define innovative products, develop stories and place a final product in the market.
The different collections and the production of prototypes are the main areas of expertise provided to students throughout the three years of study.
The course offers two specialisations: Fashion Design, aimed at training professionals able to translate their personal narration into a collection of garments and accessories, and Shoes and Accessories Design - taught exclusively in Italian language, which provides a specific training about design and production techniques that considers the peculiarity of the product.
Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.
Context - The world of fashion faces continuous and rapid changes. In the past few decades, the professional once defined as Couturier has given way to a complex and flexible role covering different fields within a multifaceted process: the Fashion Designer.
Methodology and structure - The study path is structured so as to provide students with all the tools required to properly and efficiently create a fashion or accessories collection and place it within the contemporary market. The whole process focuses on the application of one Design Method - the typical Made in Italy one - which constitutes the basis of the whole process, taught to students from the first year until the Final Project.
Regarding all the different collections studied, a particular attention is paid to the acquisition of pattern-making and sewing skills, textile, leather technology and processing, design techniques, fashion illustration, the production process of garments and accessories.
Complementary to the technical and methodological disciplines is the particular focus on cultural studies that identify the language of fashion as a historical, artistic and social phenomenon, as a flow of trends and codes, as a creative and visual narrative and as an economic system featured by a production chain and by specific marketing and communication strategies. Students have the possibility to choose among different workshops (changing every year) such as hand embroidery, written analysis of trends, hand knitwear, fur.
Within the specialization in Shoes and Accessories Design, in addition to designing the collections dedicated to the different types of accessories (women and men), intense workshops ensure a proper use of the tools and machines, for the acquisition of pattern making techniques and bag and shoe manufacturing. Moreover, the course offers a focus on specific technical drawings, the processes of production and use of different leathers and skins, as well as metal hardware design for accessories.
Career opportunities - Fashion Designer, Shoes and Accessories Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Knitwear Designer, Embroidery Designer.
Style and History of Art and Costume
History of Fashion 1
Pattern Making and Tailoring 1
Graphic Design 1
Textile Culture 1
Fashion Design 1
Arts Semiotics 1
History of Fashion 2
Drawing Techniques and Technologies
Pattern Making and Tailoring 2
Graphic Design 2
Textile Culture 2
Fashion Design 2
Arts Semiotics 2
History of Photography
Business Thinking and Management 1
Pattern Making and Tailoring 3
Fashion Design 3
Design Methods for Visual Communication
Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
Business Thinking and Management 2
Theory and Analysis of the Film and Audiovisual Presentations
Fashion Design 4
The faculty comprises experts and professionals with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation. Each individual course is run in direct contact with and supported by companies operating in the fields in question.
As a school with an international vocation, the Istituto Europeo di Design welcomes students with different nationalities and cultures to all its campuses. Some 2,000 foreign students – primarily from the Far East, Central and South America and Europe – enrol in its courses every year. To date, the IED has trained students from about 100 different countries.