Academic Course in Design – Fashion

General

Program Description

In a world where you can tell a book by its cover, fashion is the communication tool by which the necessary information is transferred to the social distinction. By providing the basic knowledge and methodology of the fashion language, the course forms the key figure in the world of fashion and businesses: the designer.

The course of study to become a fashion designer is divided into three years. Working on the design and practical realization of the styles, students initially acquire the mindset and tools of the designer, from drawing to fabric design up to the trend research, without neglecting the necessary video technology to communicate their projects. In the third year, students experiment fashion accessories design and become more familiar with the publishing industry and with the organization of fashion shows and events.

The lab activities that cross the three years of study are linked to moments of working with leading companies in the sector, within the framework of seminars and workshops. At the end of the course, students will prepare and organize the end of the year fashion show, during which they present to the public the designed and personally realized outfits.

There are various career opportunities related to the Fashion orientation:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • In Business & Management
  • Art Director in Companies, Fashion Atelier
  • Coolhunter
  • Journalist – Fashion Graphic Designer
  • Event planner

Curriculum

1° Year

  • History of Costume
  • Pattern Making
  • Design 1
  • Fashion Design
  • Textile Technology
  • Textile Design
  • Basic Computer Science
  • Cultural Marketing Fundamentals
  • Sociology of Cultural Processes
  • English Language

2° Year

  • Pattern Making 2
  • History of Fashion
  • Design Methodology of Visual Communication
  • Digital Image Elaboration
  • History of Modern Art
  • Design 2
  • Fashion Design 2
  • Fashion Environment
  • Great Events Planning

3° Year

  • History of Contemporary Art
  • Design 3
  • Fashion Design 3
  • Publishing for Fashion Design
  • Costume Tailoring Techniques
  • Accessory Design
  • Design Management
  • English for Artistic Communication
Last updated Mar 2019

About the School

LABA of Florence is an Academy of Fine Arts authorized by MIUR (Ministry of Education University and Research). An Institute of high artistic education that has always focused on "innovative" paths, ... Read More

LABA of Florence is an Academy of Fine Arts authorized by MIUR (Ministry of Education University and Research). An Institute of high artistic education that has always focused on "innovative" paths, close to new technologies and involving the use of multimedia instruments. The Academic Courses, equivalent to the degree, are structured on 3 + 2 through the departments of Photography, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Visual Arts-Painting, Design, and Fashion Design. Read less