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Welcome to Istituto Marangoni Miami, the Miami School of Fashion and Design, where we offer a range of programs tailored to the fashion and design industry. From pre-college courses to undergraduate, graduate, and vocational programs, we cater to individuals of various ages and skill levels.

Our institution emphasizes hands-on learning, mentorship from industry experts, and a commitment to pushing boundaries in the fashion world. Explore our programs and join us on your educational journey.

Our school, located in Miami, Florida, allows students to obtain knowledge and experience from the competitive fashion industry with relevant information and an up-to-date curriculum. By fostering connections both within and beyond our campus, students become integral participants in the ever-evolving fashion landscape. Through collaborative projects, industry partnerships, and networking events, our students gain firsthand experience and insights that propel their growth alongside Miami’s vibrant fashion community. Starting with the traditional practices and understanding the history of each discipline to the mastery of the digital fashion trends that are a must for every aspiring creative entrepreneur, Istituto Marangoni Miami graduates emerge as versatile visionaries ready for the contemporary fashion landscape.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design 

This fashion program allows students to understand the fundamentals of the design process. From fashion illustration to creating your professional fashion portfolio to pattern cutting and digital design, students will learn how to create their first fashion collection upon graduation.  

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Styling 

This program is the driving force behind visual communication. Through its fashion styling classes, students understand the fundamentals of fashion styling while learning about editorial photography, creative direction, trend forecasting, and visual merchandising. Guided by industry experts, students learn about the dynamic world of fashion styling and creative expression, gaining invaluable insights to drive their success in the industry.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business

Fashion Business students learn about the world of business creation and management. Through this program’s fashion business and fashion marketing classes, students learn about creative entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, production, and branding while gaining market insights and a deeper understanding of the fashion industry. 

Associate of Applied Science in Kitchen & Bath Design 

Within this program’s interior design courses, students receive a specialized education regarding kitchen and bath design through drawing skills, materials, drafting, and digital design. From both creative and practical standpoints, students will be introduced to architectural and technique principles to then go more in-depth into their design proposals. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 

At our fashion and design school, this program provides a deep understanding and expertise in the world of garment construction, digital design, and collection creation. With specific courses attending to the needs of the industry, students learn from traditional fashion design practices to innovative technological skills, having, by the end of the program, a well-rounded knowledge of this discipline.  

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Styling 

Within the fashion styling classes in this program, students will learn about the fundamentals of fashion styling, allowing them to progressively learn about fashion photography and videography, advertising, digital communications, editorial styling, creative and art direction, and more. Students will also participate in industry projects such as runway styling preparation, creative direction, fashion styling portfolio creation, and brand partnerships within the fashion and design industry. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business 

Bridging creativity and business, the fashion business program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of luxury business models, digital marketing strategies, business plan creation and management, production, supply chain, and beyond. Within this program’s fashion business courses, students will be able to analyze current business benchmarks and apply them to their own business proposal, including all aspects, from product creation to marketing and logistics. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design 

The interior design courses within this program offer a complete curriculum teaching students from areas of technical design, architectural principles, digital design, drafting, and rendering. With a strong foundation in design principles, students will tackle courses ranging from architectural drafting to lighting design, developing a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of how interior spaces influence human experiences.

Master of Arts in Fashion Luxury and Brand Management 

This Master’s program trains students in management, digital marketing, and creative entrepreneurship and direction in relation to the fashion and luxury goods industry. The program’s purpose is to teach adapting communication strategies and business proposals, guided by industry professionals as professors. 

Virtual Master of Arts in Digital Communication and Social Media Strategy 

This program offers a dynamic exploration of digital communication and the best strategies to enhance a brand’s visibility in the competitive market. From learning the practical aspect of digital marketing and experiential media exploration to the best management strategies, upon graduation, students will be ready to thrive in diverse roles within digital communications and social media spheres. 

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Design

Through an intensive and fast-paced curriculum, Design students are able to delve into the fundamentals of the field learning fashion illustration, pattern cutting, fabrics and materials and history of dress. As the program progresses, design students acquire a deep knowledge in garment construction, usage of digital design tools and ultimately creating their own fashion collection.

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling 

This fashion styling program is perfect for those with a keen eye for fashion and an interest in curating stunning visual narratives. Students will learn the art of creating compelling fashion stories through creative direction, image consulting, editorial photo shoots, wardrobe selection, and trend forecasting. With this knowledge and practice, students will have the ability to work in vast areas, such as art directors for fashion brands, personal fashion stylists, or marketing directors within the fashion industry. 

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business

This program is designed for individuals interested in the world of fashion entrepreneurship and management. Students will gain a solid foundation in business principles specific to the fashion industry, including marketing, branding, merchandising, retail operations, and trend analysis. This program teaches students the essential skills to navigate the business side of the fashion world successfully while also providing them with the opportunity to engage in practical exercises involving real-life case studies. 

One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design 

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the world of interior design. Throughout the program, students learn about the principles of design, spatial planning, color theory, materials selection, and even project management. Moreover, they engage in hands-on projects and exercises that allow them to apply these principles to real-world interior design challenges. 

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Design 

The fashion courses within this level allow students to learn the core skills for becoming a fashion designer. Through an intensive and fast-paced curriculum, Design students learn about the fundamentals of the field, including fashion illustration, pattern cutting, fabrics and materials, and the history of dress. Moreover, students are able to turn in their first patterns for their own collection and complete a professional portfolio. 

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling

The fashion styling courses within this level introduce students to the professional aspects and fundamentals of the fashion styling industry. Through hands-on experience, visual communication, graphic design, and fashion photography are put into practice. This program will empower students to grasp the complexities of the fashion styling industry at an introductory level, laying a solid foundation for their future endeavors in the field.

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Business

This level of the Fashion Business One Year program teaches students about the fundamentals of business management and marketing within the fashion industry. Students approach the fashion system through the study of the fashion industry and its historical framework, studying the principles of business and economy within the sector. They will learn about the micro and macro business environments and the principles of marketing. These courses will allow the students to understand the dynamic world of fashion business through case study practices, mock proposals for luxury brands, and hands-on experience through industry opportunities.

11-Week Level Courses i Interior Design

This level, part of the One Year Vocational Program, offers well-rounded introductory interior design courses that allow the students to understand the intricacies of the discipline. This level will introduce students to the fundamentals of interior architectural design and space planning. The basic tools for representation and expression, space, form, and design will be investigated and explored through design exercises and project-based outcomes. Standard drawing conventions for spatial representation will be identified and applied (scale drawings including plans, elevation, and sections).

Summer Camp 

Our summer camp Pre-College course was designed for students to understand the intricacies of the fashion industry. The program will delve into the main areas of fashion: design, styling, and business. Led by our higher education faculty, the students have the opportunity to understand fashion trends, learn about textile selection and garment construction techniques, explore the role of marketing and branding in the fashion world, and help build their college fashion portfolio.

My Portfolio Experience | Fashion Illustration

As a creative, your portfolio is your DNA. That is why, at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we help young aspiring creatives with their college portfolio. If you are a student who wants to apply to a fashion school, we help you create your professional portfolio with the help of our experienced professors, who will guide you through the entire process. 

My Portfolio Experience | Fashion Styling & Business

Learn about the intricacies of the fashion styling and fashion business world with our Portfolio Experience course. Students are able to learn about the different aspects of the disciplines within the fashion industry plus allowing them to start their professional portfolio in the field including fashion shoots, business plans, branding and more.

My Atelier Experience

This program, designed for aspiring young fashion designers, offers mentorship from Bachelor-level professors to enhance expertise in fashion design and garment construction. With a hands-on approach, students learn skills in pattern cutting and tailoring under their guidance while maintaining sustainable design practices throughout the design process.

Undergraduate

Our fashion institution provides innovative undergraduate fashion and design programs that lead students through foundational practices, enabling them to progress steadily towards expertise by the time of graduation. Students are guided through a curriculum rooted in creativity and academic excellence, with a hands-on and multidimensional approach that fosters holistic learning.

Graduate

To attend to the ever-evolving needs of aspiring professionals, our fashion and design graduate programs were designed to meet with the industry necessities. In the spectrum of fashion and design disciplines, our offerings range from diverse programs teaching through up-to-date theoretical knowledge mixed with practical practices within each course. Through a rigorous curriculum, interdisciplinary collaborations, and industry partnerships, Istituto Marangoni Miami cultivates the next generation of visionary leaders ready to make a lasting impact in the global fashion and design landscape.

Vocational

Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Vocational Program allows you to take your passion and aspirations into reality through practical studies in the areas of Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, or Interior Design. Our One-Year Programs are meticulously designed to provide you with an accelerated and hands-on learning experience through four progressive levels spanning 11 weeks each. This program allows students to enhance their continuing education by equipping them with professional skills in the fashion field of choice and provides them with valuable industry experience.  From specific fashion design courses to fashion management knowledge, fashion styling fundamentals, or even interior design courses, these programs are tailored for you to make that dream a reality.

Pre-College

Our Pre-College courses are made for young students aged 15 and above who are looking for a course prior to their high school graduation. Our programs are made with the objective of allowing students to delve into the fashion industry and understand where their true passions lie. Students who are searching for a career in fashion and design but do not know which discipline to choose, this program is made to gain more knowledge within the industry and identify in which area you belong: design, business, or styling.

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Discover Our Programs
Undergraduate

Our fashion institution provides innovative undergraduate fashion and design programs that lead students through foundational practices, enabling them to progress steadily towards expertise by the time of graduation. Students are guided through a curriculum rooted in creativity and academic excellence, with a hands-on and multidimensional approach that fosters holistic learning.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design 

This fashion program allows students to understand the fundamentals of the design process. From fashion illustration to creating your professional fashion portfolio to pattern cutting and digital design, students will learn how to create their first fashion collection upon graduation.  

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Styling 

This program is the driving force behind visual communication. Through its fashion styling classes, students understand the fundamentals of fashion styling while learning about editorial photography, creative direction, trend forecasting, and visual merchandising. Guided by industry experts, students learn about the dynamic world of fashion styling and creative expression, gaining invaluable insights to drive their success in the industry.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business

Fashion Business students learn about the world of business creation and management. Through this program’s fashion business and fashion marketing classes, students learn about creative entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, production, and branding while gaining market insights and a deeper understanding of the fashion industry. 

Associate of Applied Science in Kitchen & Bath Design 

Within this program’s interior design courses, students receive a specialized education regarding kitchen and bath design through drawing skills, materials, drafting, and digital design. From both creative and practical standpoints, students will be introduced to architectural and technique principles to then go more in-depth into their design proposals. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 

At our fashion and design school, this program provides a deep understanding and expertise in the world of garment construction, digital design, and collection creation. With specific courses attending to the needs of the industry, students learn from traditional fashion design practices to innovative technological skills, having, by the end of the program, a well-rounded knowledge of this discipline.  

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Styling 

Within the fashion styling classes in this program, students will learn about the fundamentals of fashion styling, allowing them to progressively learn about fashion photography and videography, advertising, digital communications, editorial styling, creative and art direction, and more. Students will also participate in industry projects such as runway styling preparation, creative direction, fashion styling portfolio creation, and brand partnerships within the fashion and design industry. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business 

Bridging creativity and business, the fashion business program allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of luxury business models, digital marketing strategies, business plan creation and management, production, supply chain, and beyond. Within this program’s fashion business courses, students will be able to analyze current business benchmarks and apply them to their own business proposal, including all aspects, from product creation to marketing and logistics. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design 

The interior design courses within this program offer a complete curriculum teaching students from areas of technical design, architectural principles, digital design, drafting, and rendering. With a strong foundation in design principles, students will tackle courses ranging from architectural drafting to lighting design, developing a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of how interior spaces influence human experiences.

Graduate

To attend to the ever-evolving needs of aspiring professionals, our fashion and design graduate programs were designed to meet with the industry necessities. In the spectrum of fashion and design disciplines, our offerings range from diverse programs teaching through up-to-date theoretical knowledge mixed with practical practices within each course. Through a rigorous curriculum, interdisciplinary collaborations, and industry partnerships, Istituto Marangoni Miami cultivates the next generation of visionary leaders ready to make a lasting impact in the global fashion and design landscape.

Master of Arts in Fashion Luxury and Brand Management 

This Master’s program trains students in management, digital marketing, and creative entrepreneurship and direction in relation to the fashion and luxury goods industry. The program’s purpose is to teach adapting communication strategies and business proposals, guided by industry professionals as professors. 

Virtual Master of Arts in Digital Communication and Social Media Strategy 

This program offers a dynamic exploration of digital communication and the best strategies to enhance a brand’s visibility in the competitive market. From learning the practical aspect of digital marketing and experiential media exploration to the best management strategies, upon graduation, students will be ready to thrive in diverse roles within digital communications and social media spheres. 

Vocational

Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Vocational Program allows you to take your passion and aspirations into reality through practical studies in the areas of Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, or Interior Design. Our One-Year Programs are meticulously designed to provide you with an accelerated and hands-on learning experience through four progressive levels spanning 11 weeks each. This program allows students to enhance their continuing education by equipping them with professional skills in the fashion field of choice and provides them with valuable industry experience.  From specific fashion design courses to fashion management knowledge, fashion styling fundamentals, or even interior design courses, these programs are tailored for you to make that dream a reality.

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Design

Through an intensive and fast-paced curriculum, Design students are able to delve into the fundamentals of the field learning fashion illustration, pattern cutting, fabrics and materials and history of dress. As the program progresses, design students acquire a deep knowledge in garment construction, usage of digital design tools and ultimately creating their own fashion collection.

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Styling 

This fashion styling program is perfect for those with a keen eye for fashion and an interest in curating stunning visual narratives. Students will learn the art of creating compelling fashion stories through creative direction, image consulting, editorial photo shoots, wardrobe selection, and trend forecasting. With this knowledge and practice, students will have the ability to work in vast areas, such as art directors for fashion brands, personal fashion stylists, or marketing directors within the fashion industry. 

One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business

This program is designed for individuals interested in the world of fashion entrepreneurship and management. Students will gain a solid foundation in business principles specific to the fashion industry, including marketing, branding, merchandising, retail operations, and trend analysis. This program teaches students the essential skills to navigate the business side of the fashion world successfully while also providing them with the opportunity to engage in practical exercises involving real-life case studies. 

One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design 

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the world of interior design. Throughout the program, students learn about the principles of design, spatial planning, color theory, materials selection, and even project management. Moreover, they engage in hands-on projects and exercises that allow them to apply these principles to real-world interior design challenges. 

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Design 

The fashion courses within this level allow students to learn the core skills for becoming a fashion designer. Through an intensive and fast-paced curriculum, Design students learn about the fundamentals of the field, including fashion illustration, pattern cutting, fabrics and materials, and the history of dress. Moreover, students are able to turn in their first patterns for their own collection and complete a professional portfolio. 

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Styling

The fashion styling courses within this level introduce students to the professional aspects and fundamentals of the fashion styling industry. Through hands-on experience, visual communication, graphic design, and fashion photography are put into practice. This program will empower students to grasp the complexities of the fashion styling industry at an introductory level, laying a solid foundation for their future endeavors in the field.

11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Business

This level of the Fashion Business One Year program teaches students about the fundamentals of business management and marketing within the fashion industry. Students approach the fashion system through the study of the fashion industry and its historical framework, studying the principles of business and economy within the sector. They will learn about the micro and macro business environments and the principles of marketing. These courses will allow the students to understand the dynamic world of fashion business through case study practices, mock proposals for luxury brands, and hands-on experience through industry opportunities.

11-Week Level Courses i Interior Design

This level, part of the One Year Vocational Program, offers well-rounded introductory interior design courses that allow the students to understand the intricacies of the discipline. This level will introduce students to the fundamentals of interior architectural design and space planning. The basic tools for representation and expression, space, form, and design will be investigated and explored through design exercises and project-based outcomes. Standard drawing conventions for spatial representation will be identified and applied (scale drawings including plans, elevation, and sections).

Pre-College

Our Pre-College courses are made for young students aged 15 and above who are looking for a course prior to their high school graduation. Our programs are made with the objective of allowing students to delve into the fashion industry and understand where their true passions lie. Students who are searching for a career in fashion and design but do not know which discipline to choose, this program is made to gain more knowledge within the industry and identify in which area you belong: design, business, or styling.

Summer Camp 

Our summer camp Pre-College course was designed for students to understand the intricacies of the fashion industry. The program will delve into the main areas of fashion: design, styling, and business. Led by our higher education faculty, the students have the opportunity to understand fashion trends, learn about textile selection and garment construction techniques, explore the role of marketing and branding in the fashion world, and help build their college fashion portfolio.

My Portfolio Experience | Fashion Illustration

As a creative, your portfolio is your DNA. That is why, at Istituto Marangoni Miami, we help young aspiring creatives with their college portfolio. If you are a student who wants to apply to a fashion school, we help you create your professional portfolio with the help of our experienced professors, who will guide you through the entire process. 

My Portfolio Experience | Fashion Styling & Business

Learn about the intricacies of the fashion styling and fashion business world with our Portfolio Experience course. Students are able to learn about the different aspects of the disciplines within the fashion industry plus allowing them to start their professional portfolio in the field including fashion shoots, business plans, branding and more.

My Atelier Experience

This program, designed for aspiring young fashion designers, offers mentorship from Bachelor-level professors to enhance expertise in fashion design and garment construction. With a hands-on approach, students learn skills in pattern cutting and tailoring under their guidance while maintaining sustainable design practices throughout the design process.

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STUDENT WORK

Our school believes in hands-on learning and the importance of building a professional portfolio right from day one. Our students engage in extracurricular activities that go beyond classroom walls, immersing themselves in a vibrant community that extends to the heart of the fashion and design industry.

With strong industry connections, our students collaborate with luxury houses and industry experts and participate in hands-on projects as part of their coursework. From fashion photography and videography to creative direction, fashion weeks, and design competitions, our students gain invaluable industry experience. Armed with confidence and a robust portfolio developed through classroom and real-world experiences, our graduates are well-prepared to thrive in the professional environment.

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EXPLORE OUR MIAMI CAMPUS

Located in the Miami Design District in Miami, Florida, our 7-story fashion campus is the epitome of fashion and innovation. Situated amidst the district’s eclectic mix of art galleries, luxury fashion houses, and trendy eateries, Istituto Marangoni Miami offers a dynamic learning environment for aspiring fashion professionals.  With a prime location in one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, students at Istituto Marangoni Miami immerse themselves in a rich tapestry of culture and creativity, gaining first-hand exposure to the ever-evolving world of fashion. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge classrooms, studios, and collaborative spaces designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration. While learning through theory-based classes, students also have the opportunity to practice their knowledge in their respective sections: labs, atelier, or in the photoshoot studio. Our school’s environment allows students to ignite passion, cultivate talent, and to shape their future in fashion.

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Connecting Excellence, Diversity, and Success
83% of in-field placement rate for the graduating class of 2022
70+ collaborations in the fashion and design industry
65% of our vocational student body is international
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At Istituto Marangoni Miami, community is at the heart of everything we do. We're committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment where every voice is heard, every talent is celebrated, and every dream is supported. Our community is more than just a collection of students—it's a dynamic ecosystem where ideas are born, connections are forged, creativity is stimulated, and dreams are realized. Whether you're collaborating on projects, attending industry events, or simply engaging in lively discussions with your peers, you'll find endless opportunities to grow, learn, and succeed.

Istituto Marangoni Miami has offered me incredible support and innumerable experiences since the first day I started my Associates’s program in Fashion Styling.

Candela Ledesma, Associate in Fashion Styling
Maria Jose Duque

Marangoni has given me access to amazing teachers, industry leaders, great opportunities, and has encouraged me to better my leadership and business skills.

Maria Jose Duque, BFA in Fashion Business

When I step into the Marangoni Miami campus, I walk into the best international craftsmanship and creativity space. I learned and experienced through my teachers and mentors the importance of being the best at my craft and creativity through hard work, passion, fun, and professionalism.

Betty Leguisamon, BFA in Fashion Design

Marangoni has given me support since day one and they have been providing me with real life experiences and this has given me opportunities in the industry. Because of the projects I’ve been involved in during school, I see myself doing bigger projects and growing and helping other people.

Federica Sprecace, BFA in Fashion Styling

My experience at Marangoni has given me a completely different outlook towards the international fashion industry.

Barbara Haddad, Fashion Business

From the day I stepped into Marangoni Miami, I felt at home. The skills, concepts, and mentorship I gained from Marangoni made it possible for me to win Project Runway 17 in 2019.

Sebastian Grey, MA in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management

When I decided to study at Marangoni Miami, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do, and the program helped me fine-tune it until I was ready to launch my own swimwear brand.

Clark Rosen, MA in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management

Marangoni is one of the best fashion schools in the world, and when they opened their first school in the city where I was living, it was clear that I had to enroll. Fortunately, they had the exact program that I needed, but I would’ve studied anything just to be in this school.

Sofia Agostini, MA in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management

Studying at Marangoni was a dream for me, and being able to make it a reality was amazing. I want to study fashion design in college, and this program has helped me realize how I can use my creativity to create very inspiring and cool things.

Valeria Gutierrez, My Fashion Experience Summer Camp
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