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One-Year/ Semester Courses - Fashion Design

Tuition fee €15,000.00 per programme


One-Year / Semester Course
The curriculum of the international program in fashion design includes the basic skills of fashion design, flat pattern, presentation, refinement of design ideas and sewing.
Important ancillary skills include textiles, fashion drawing, fashion marketing, and computer-assisted design, fashion accessories for the apparel industry in the world.
Fashion design encompasses the planning, design, production, and marketing of clothing.
The fashion designer’s final products answer physical, aesthetic, psychological, and social needs and employ traditional and advanced technological tools.
The department prepares students for professional employment in the apparel industry as fashion designers, solving industrial problems with professional techniques.
Fashion professionals are invited to work with and critique student designs and prominent speakers visit the campus on a regular basis to lecture on current fashion and industry trends. Fashion services and foreign and domestic fashion publications are available for student reference in the department.
A collection of historic costumes and textiles is used to inspire creative solutions to design problems.
In last semester, students focus on portfolio development and fashion collection.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

One-year course
This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject – combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience – looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Course contents: ・Lessons of specialization ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons ・Independent Study ・Guided Art Visits ・Art Stages ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)

Atelier course
The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons.

・Lessons of specialization ・Assistant Interpreter during Lessons ・Independent Study ・Guided Art Visits ・Art Stages

Programme structure

Course Schedule
One-Year Course
Jan.11, 2016 – Jul.29, 2016/Dec.16, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 – Apr.28, 2017
Jan.16, 2017 – Jul.28, 2017/Dec.15, 2017 Sep.4, 2017 – Apr.27, 2018
Semester Course Jan.11, 2016 – Apr. 22, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 – Dec.16, 2016
Jan.16, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 – Dec.15, 2017
Jan.15, 2018 – Apr. 27, 2018 Sep.3, 2018 – Dec.14, 2018

Italian (with interpreter in English or Spanish)
*Please inquire for other languages.

Apply now! Fall 2018
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States