1 year
Feb Oct
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 28,006
EUR 25,400
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Aimed at candidates who have previous undergraduate study in fashion design or similar, or an adequate knowledge and proven professional experience in the fashion industry. The curriculum is designed to train fashion designers who know how to express their creativity and innovative vision of the surrounding world and respond to the new challenges and changes that the fashion system imposes globally.

The candidate must possess an innate ability to combine technical expertise with knowledge of the contemporary, and to deepen this understanding through research and experimentation with the goal of producing innovative ideas. Using a variety of techniques in visual research and market trends, students must demonstrate the ability to work on several projects and in a multidisciplinary manner.

During the course students will acquire the theoretical and technical knowledge necessary to develop self-reliance and confidence in their creative and professional abilities. The knowledge of analysis, semantics and sociology will enable them to understand, interpret and implement proposals for current clothing in the womenswear market. This activity will become the launch-pad for the development of projects for industry, which is central to the master’s programme. During the course, participants will evaluate the market, specifically the relationship between the concept, the product and the sales methodology. 

In the final phase of the course, students will have experienced the fashion business through meetings with key figures in fashion and through the skills they have acquired in research methods. They will be able to express their own identity, vision and entrepreneurial skills. Learning outcomes include:

  • Acquire innovative working methods in the womenswear design and brand development as well as in brand extension;
  • Independently manage the creative process, channelling it into project development, in line with trends in the global fashion industry;
  • Understand the use of existing and emerging software in order to work in a global context;
  • Evaluate and manage niche brands and global companies; 
  • Independently develop research methodology to achieve success in fashion.

Optional language courses (1 month, € 2.500):

  • Fashion French

Note: Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master's Degree by MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University). Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano will be awarded with an Istituto Marangoni certificate. 

Entry Requirements

  • Diplomas from Universities or graduate schools.
  • One letter of recommendation from a university teacher or employer.
  • Candidates enrolling to certain creative masters programmes need to present a portfolio. The portfolio must show skills in drawing by hand, as well as their creativity and technical or computing skills. The portfolio should consist of at least 10-12 drawings, photos or slides, supported by a brief description regarding the personal contribution to the development of the project.
  • A brief autobiographical description in which the student narrates the reasons for applying at Istituto Marangoni and to the masters programme; in which s/he describes their personal interests and aspirations, any award or recognition won, and all relevant information for the selection process.