Fashion Styling & Creative Direction Semester

This semester course further develops skills in styling and direction including graphic design, photography, production and set design, as well as broadening horizons for personal growth and future career development.


Progression Programmes are groups of specialised learning blocks or ‘levels’ that prepare participants with the skills and knowledge to enter the fashion industry. Each course is structured in two (2) distinct levels ranging from a foundation introductory level, working through to a higher comprehension of skill and study.

Aimed at students with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in fashion styling, communication, or similar field, this inspiring short course encourages participants to develop new narratives to ensure that what goes in the fashion magazines, appears online or on the catwalk, communicates the right messages, at the right time, and to the right target audience.

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • Market Insight
  • Brand Identity
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Styling
  • Fashion, Art and Cultural Context

SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • Editorial Styling
  • Graphic Design
  • Production
  • Photography
  • Fashion, Art and Cultural Context

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Fashion Design Kidswear

Explore Kidswear Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. Gain comprehensive insights into the unique features of the kids’ clothing market, including the creative task of designing a collection with appropriate materials, construction techniques, and sizing methods to ensure accurate proportions.


Participants will have the chance to build a solid knowledge of prints and how to use them in a kidswear collection – while taking into consideration the contemporary market needs and trends; this course will also provide them with the adequate tools to complement the apparel collection with specific accessories (shoes, bags and small leather goods dedicated to this world).

The kidswear market has always been very important in the fashion environment, proposing different collections every season. In the current market scenario, many brands identify and consolidate their DNA with the development of kidswear collections, that trace and follow the same trends emerged in womenswear and menswear.

LEARNING FOCUS

  • Fashion Design for Kidswear
  • Pattern Making for Kidswear
  • Kidswear Trends
  • Digital and Hand Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Accessories Development

CAREER PATHS

  • Kidswear Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Creative Director
  • Textile and Graphic designer
  • Trend Researcher/forecaster

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This course has the specific intent of training participants on the specifics and peculiarities of this target that is constantly evolving, alongside a strong focus on the latest market trends and dynamics.

Participants will have the unique opportunity of grasping the key notions related to modelling basic techniques, while also studying the particular anatomy and proportions of their clients, to create the correct prototypes; this will be integrated with a solid knowledge of production materials, exploring the world of fabrics and their finishing.

Furthermore, participants will learn the essentials of graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, that support the designers in developing their projects, and to comunicate professionally their own creative ideas.

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Multimedia Art Semester

Join the Multimedia Art Semester programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. If you have at least one year of undergraduate education, study-abroad semesters provide valuable insights into European culture, lifestyle, and trends. You will also explore visual communication and technology in art, developing a unique approach to expressing your ideas.


Discover the world of visual communication with the freedom of artistic expression: the multimedia artist. This semester course investigates ways of perceiving technology in art, and also art as visual communication. Participants study and develop an individual approach to communicating their ideas through media, sound, moving image, performance, and web.

Aimed at students with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in media design, art & design, or similar field, this inspiring short course looks into the use of new media and technological advances in creative expression through a mix of technical expertise and creative research.

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • Audiovisual Languages & Techniques
  • Digital Application for the Visual Arts
  • Sound Design
  • Multimedia Design
  • History of Contemporary Art

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • Multimedia Artistic Design
  • Audiovisual Languages and Techniques
  • Multimedia Artistic Design
  • History of Cinema and Videoart
  • History of Contemporary Art

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Fashion Design & Accessories (Womenswear) Semester

Join the Fashion Design & Accessories (Womenswear) programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. If you have at least one year of undergraduate education, study-abroad semesters provide valuable insights into European culture, lifestyle, and trends. You will also learn about contemporary issues and luxury brands’ impact and explore modern creativity. 


Broaden your fashion career horizons With a focus on femininity and the changing female silhouette, this semester course provides a multi-skilled approach to design covering both clothing and accessories design.

Aimed at students with at least one year of previous undergraduate study in fashion design, fashion accessories, or similar field, the course encourages participants to develop their knowledge and skill in fashion and accessories, as well as broadening horizons for personal growth and future career development.

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • History of Art & Fashion
  • Sociology of Fashion
  • Production Processes
  • Pattern Cutting Skills
  • Design Methods
  • Fashion & Accessories Design

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • History of Art & Fashion
  • Fashion Product Technologies
  • Pattern & Prototype
  • Personal Style Development
  • Fashion Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion & Accessories Design

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Fashion Management Semester

Join the Fashion Management Semester programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. If you have at least one year of undergraduate education, study-abroad semesters provide valuable insights into European culture, lifestyle, and trends. You will also explore fashion through business strategy, digital luxury, and vision planning, developing a unique approach to your creative research.


Business professionals must possess a thorough knowledge of the fashion panorama in order to become experts in the ‘business of fashion’. This semester course covers skills in business strategy, digital luxury, and vision planning, as well as investigating the engaging fashion industry through effective creative research. Aimed at students with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in fashion business, buying or similar field, this inspiring short course encourages participants to develop forward thinking business acumen, as well as broadening horizons for personal growth and future career development.

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • Fashion Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Project
  • Brand Insight
  • Fashion Digital Lens
  • Fashion Promotional Mix

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • Project Management
  • Green Marketing
  • Value Marketing Planning
  • Luxury Business Models
  • Finance and Management Control

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Arts Curating Semester

Join the Arts Curating Semester programme at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. If you have at least one year of undergraduate education, study-abroad semesters provide valuable insights into European culture, lifestyle, and trends. You will also learn about contemporary issues and luxury brands’ impact and explore modern creativity.


Discover the multitude of art practices, contemporary art sources, and ‘business’ activity within the arts industry. On this semester course participants explore the language and meaning of art, learning ways to articulate their ideas and communicate their findings to a knowledgeable art audience, or to the general public.

Aimed at students with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in art history, art & design, or similar field, this inspiring short course develops skills in creative research and analysis of visual materials including art, sculpture, contemporary objects and images, through critical awareness, creative thinking, and effective written communication skills including, publishing, art writing and journalism.

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 1 – Autumn start

  • History of Cinema & Visual Art
  • Art History Criticism
  • Bibliography & Biblioteconomy
  • Publishing System
  • Theories of Visual Languages

LEARNING FOCUS

SEMESTER 2 – Spring start

  • Graphic Design for Publishing
  • Art Writing
  • Art Journalism
  • Multimedia Publishing
  • IT Tools
  • History of Contemporary Art

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This course has the specific intent of training participants on the specifics and peculiarities of this target that is constantly evolving, alongside a strong focus on the latest market trends and dynamics.

Participants will have the unique opportunity of grasping the key notions related to modelling basic techniques, while also studying the particular anatomy and proportions of their clients, to create the correct prototypes; this will be integrated with a solid knowledge of production materials, exploring the world of fabrics and their finishing.

Furthermore, participants will learn the essentials of graphic design software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, that support the designers in developing their projects, and to comunicate professionally their own creative ideas.

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Fashion Business & Buying

Delve into Fashion Business & Buying at Istituto Marangoni Firenze. Looking to improve your skills, switch careers, or gain professional experience in a short time? This five-month programme has got you covered with valuable insights into business and merchandising tactics tailored for the fashion and luxury sectors.


Business professionals in fashion and luxury companies define marketing plans, develop communication strategies, organize promotional events and put all these into action. Fashion buyers are one of the main drivers in the fashion retail industry, a pivotal area in any successful fashion and luxury brand business. At postgraduate level participants will analyse key business cases, and buying and merchandising methods – gaining a grasp of essential management skills – while covering marketing and communication plans, assortment mix, methods of import / export, pricing strategies and the profitability of fashion and luxury products.

Fashion business and buying professionals are multi-skilled individuals, covering strategic roles in the industry; their work spans many areas including communication, branding, management, buying, merchandising and digital marketing to name just a few. With previous undergraduate level training, or relevant work experience, participants evaluate past and present marketing and assortment strategies used by top industry players, in order to make strategic decisions. Research is key in analysing competitor activity, including monitoring the use of different business and merchandising tools, from more traditional methods to omnichannel techniques.

LEARNING FOCUS

  • Fashion business marketing and communication
  • Contemporary buying and merchandising
  • Fashion and luxury goods omnichannel strategy
  • Creative research and industry analysis
  • History and future of fashion

CAREER PATHS

  • Brand manager
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Merchandising manager
  • Retail and distribution manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Product manager

DISCOVER THE COURSE

During their course, participants will investigate and develop professional buying skills, with a particular focus on how to satisfy the needs and desires of clients at different market levels; they also analyse the fashion industry supply chain, and the role and responsibilities of retail fashion buyers and merchandisers, as well as contemporary buying, sustainable production methods and innovative sales techniques.

This programme provides the perfect balance between professional buying skills and fashion merchandising techniques in order to understand and achieve profitable objectives, exploring the relationships between buying, trend forecasting, seasonal planning, omnichannel marketing tools and sales.

Over their study period, participants will learn key notions useful to develop their own business strategies and gain the necessary skills to develop a career in the industry as fashion buyers and professional merchandising experts.

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