Program Details

Our courses are hands-on training, totally practical; you will start with hand sketching until the development of your original design, through professional softwares (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc.). At the end of the course, you will have develop you
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Worldwide fashion brands as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo are from Florence. Important fairs as "Pitti Uomo" are held in Florence twice a year. There’s no other place where fashion is so important! We don't teach just design but culture, productivity, marketing and communication as well. All of these are connected. Fashion design is closy related to the industry to resarch new trend for the market. The market looks for professonal fashion designer. The program proposes an inspiring exploration of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals. Small-group classes enable students to improve their creative skills, and draw original designs under the close supervision of our professional instructors. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System and stimulated while learning to develop their ideas and their potential to the full. At the end of the course students will have learnt to do fashion sketches, to carry out research on a given theme and to properly use the material gathered from that research to develop a fashion project. Objectives: Realization of a portfolio of finished drawings (of a mini- collection) with sketchbooks.

Our courses are hands-on training, totally practical; you will start with hand sketching until the development of your original design, through professional softwares (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc.). At the end of the course, you will have develop your mini-collection, and acquired the necessary basic knowledge to design your brand by yourself! In addition, the program provides basic knowledge of principles of marketing to understand economic, social, and mental impacts of fashion The course takes place in several stages with the proposal of a theme (different every time) to work on. This will also enable the student to find idea to start to do the job by searching for images, materials and colors. The development of the various phases of the project will be adapted to the various levels of knowledge, the ability of the student and the hours available (it depends if you attend standard or intensive course). The topics on which students will work may be more or less complex, including the following: clothes inspired by natural shapes, a contemporary artist's style, a specific textile, a stylist's collection, etc. .. The development of a creative idea and the realization of the product includes: mood-boards,drawing and coloring of the fashion-plate, color palette, textures developments and product profile sheets, etc. List of selected subjects: *Fashion Design History *Representation Technique *Tailoring Techniques *Design Collections *Color Research *Independent Study *Art History *Color theory *Three Dimensional Design *Foundation of Drawing and Painting *Introduction to Art *Portfolio preparation

Art visits on Fridays, Computer and Free Wifi available in the school building, English/Italian/Spanish interpreter service, Student support, Italian language lessons, Internship placement, collaboration with local companies/laboratories.We offer several courses that vary in level, duration and intensity of the study: - One Year Course (Basic/Atelier/Specialty) - Master Course - Short courses - Summer intensive courses * For further details, please inquire directly to our staff
Setting Description:
The school is located in the historical centre of Florence, a few steps from the Church of St. Lorenzo and a few minutes' work from the central station and the Duomo. The school building is a historical structure built for a queen.
Cost:
Art Short Course:please inquire directly Intensive Course:please inquire directly One-year Course:15,000 Euro Atelier Course:12,000 Euro Master Course:16,000 Euro Internship: Please inquire

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