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Tailored for those seeking a shorter but comprehensive educational experience, our 11-Week Level courses in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Miami offer a focused curriculum in Fashion Design disciplines. Ideal for individuals aiming to kickstart their career journey in a shorter time frame, these fashion design training courses provide the fundamental knowledge and skills the industry demands.

Our 11-Week programs, divided into four levels, are carefully crafted to give students the fundamental abilities and business understanding required to succeed in the fashion industry. Project-based learning, industrial partnerships, and interactive workshops facilitate students’ engagement in real-world projects that foster creativity, critical thinking, and practical application.

Our industry-driven curriculum gives students a competitive edge in the market by keeping them up to date on the most recent techniques and developments in the area. Thanks to the state-of-the-art facilities and resources available to them, including the newest tools and technologies utilized in the fashion industry, students are equipped to fully realize their creative potential and start a fulfilling career path toward becoming industry leaders.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

The Fashion Design Level 1 courses, known as the Fashion Design and Illustration level, allow students to understand the fundamentals of sketching, pattern cutting, and the history of dress. Students enhance their sketching skills, learning to precisely capture fabric textures, facial characteristics, and body proportions. Students gain fundamental skills in garment construction through practical pattern-cutting practice, and their comprehension of the history and societal influence of fashion is enhanced by studying the historical and cultural backgrounds of fashion during the 20th century. Students get the knowledge, abilities, and insights necessary to succeed in the fast-paced world of fashion design through these immersive learning experiences.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we place a high value on interacting with the fashion industry in order to give students access to career growth opportunities and priceless real-world experience. Our 11-Week Level fashion design courses are designed to provide students a thorough understanding of market dynamics and prepare them for industry demands. Students can experience real-world scenarios, collaborate with industry professionals, and enhance their classroom learning through a network of over 80 luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond. Students gain practical knowledge and hands-on experiences that propel them towards success through industry-focused assignments, fashion design competitions, luxury brand runway styling projects, business proposal development, and brand partnerships. With the help of our committed Career Services staff, students receive individualized guidance in résumé development, mock interviews, and job applications, ensuring they are well-prepared to seize opportunities beyond the classroom and excel in their careers upon graduation.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

In the heart of the Design District, our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a state-of-the-art, seven-story facility. Every level is designed to accommodate our student’s diverse requirements and provide an environment that encourages learning and creativity. Among our many tools are theory classrooms, a photography studio equipped with cameras and props, an atelier for hands-on design work, computer labs with industry-standard software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Clo3D for digital design. In addition, many tools are available to students to aid their professional and academic growth. Among these is an extensive virtual and physical library filled with research materials and necessary references. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule a virtual tour to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you are interested in applying to our 11-Week Level Courses in Fashion Design, the first step you should take is the Online Application. Once completed, a detailed email will be sent with instructions on how to proceed with your registration, document submission, and visa application, if applicable. International students will have further assistance throughout their visa solicitation process with our Designated School Official (DSO). Once your registration has been completed, you will receive instructions about housing options, orientation, and more.

CURRICULUM

In this first level of the One Year Vocational Program in Fashion Design, students dive into the fundamentals of becoming a fashion designer. In this program, practical learning is the essence of each fashion class. The students approach the fashion system through analysis of the international fashion industry and the analysis of basic garment construction while learning the fundamentals of fashion illustration. Understanding trends and markets enables us to plan an appropriate range.

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FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
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FASHION DRAWING

In this fashion illustration course, students use various drawing techniques and processes to communicate and develop fashion illustrations. In this sketching course, they will learn sketching skills such as female and male body proportions, detailed sketching of faces, moving bodies, hands, and feet, and more.

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PATTERN CUTTING

Participants will learn to draft, manipulate, and refine patterns for various clothing styles, ensuring a perfect fit and professional finish. Through hands-on projects and expert instruction, students will gain a solid foundation in pattern making, a crucial component of successful fashion design.

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HISTORY OF DRESS

The History of Dress course analyzes the relationship between art, fashion, and style within their cultural context, specifically the 20th century. This will allow students to gain insight into how culture has influenced fashion and understand trend movements throughout the years.

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INTRODUCTION TO FASHION

The Introduction to Fashion course offers students a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry. Participants will explore the history of fashion, key designers, trends, and the fashion design process. Through lectures, discussions, and practical projects, students will gain a foundational understanding of the fashion world, preparing them for more specialized courses and a successful career in fashion design.

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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PATTERN CLO 3D

The Introduction to Digital Pattern CLO 3D course equips students with cutting-edge skills in digital pattern making. Using the advanced CLO 3D software, participants will learn to create, edit, and visualize garment patterns in a virtual environment. This course emphasizes the integration of technology in fashion design, enabling students to develop innovative and efficient design solutions.

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TUITION AND COST

Cost and Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4  Total One Year Program Cost
Tuition and Cost  $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000 $38,000
Campus Fee per Level  $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,000
Digital Resource Fees per Level $350 $350 $350 $350 $1,400
Graduation Fee  N/A N/A N/A $400 $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $12,600 $10,600 $8,600 $9,000 $40,800

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand that each student’s financial situation is unique. That’s why we offer various payment options tailored to the specific program you are applying to. For detailed information about the payment opportunities available for our programs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our representatives. They will be delighted to assist you in finding the best program for you and answer any questions you might have. 

* For a comprehensive overview of our tuition, fees, and refund policy, kindly access and download our catalog for detailed information.
*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

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Internships

Istituto Marangoni Miami offers customized internships designed for students in fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design. These internships provide valuable practical experience to supplement academic education and equip students for prosperous careers in the fashion and design sector.

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Industry Networking Sessions

Establishing a robust and vast professional network is essential for career progression at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Our ‘In Conversation With’ sessions offer students a chance to learn from successful fashion and design professionals. Additionally, our experienced faculty, events, volunteer chances, and brand partnerships all help in cultivating relationships within the industry, allowing students to expand their professional networks.

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Fashion Contests

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we believe in the power of hands-on experience and healthy competition as key drivers of learning. That’s why we offer our students the exciting opportunity to participate in fashion and design contests. From crafting business or creative direction proposals to designing for partnered brands, these contests provide students with real-life industry challenges to tackle. By participating, students gain valuable insights into industry dynamics, sharpen their skills, and enhance their professional portfolios.

Competitions

Showcase your talent and gain recognition by participating in our diverse range of contests and competitions. From marketing challenges to business pitches, aspiring entrepreneurs and marketers can compete and receive industry feedback, enhancing their presence in the fashion community and enriching their portfolio. Compete, gain exposure, and unleash your creative potential.

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MEET OUR
FACULTY

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Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
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Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Eyan is a seasoned fashion Creative Director, boasting extensive expertise and a stellar track record in men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories. He has helmed large creative teams worldwide as Creative Director/SVP of Design for Hugo Boss men's and womenswear, Nike women's, and Puma international. With over 25 years of experience, Eyan gives students a global perspective on visionary trends and contemporary fashion, offering guidance to channel and focus on their creative aspirations. He holds a Master of Art in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art in London and a Bachelor of Art in Fashion and Textiles from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Teaching Areas: Creative Direction, Fashion Design, Luxury Innovation Fashion and Product Development  
read more
Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
Michelle Rofe was born in Mexico but moved to Israel at a very early age. She was Israel national champion in gymnastics and participated and won several international competitions. Being a gymnast allowed her to travel the world and learn about different cultures. She always loved fashion and started her formal fashion education in San Antonio-Texas, graduating cum laude from the fashion management and design program. After her graduation, she worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years first for a catalog business and later for a fashion ready to wear company. In the last 12 years, she has been working as a professor teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the fashion and graphic design programs. Michelle Rofe has her master’s degree in graphic design from MIU. She believes that these two art disciplines complement each other in many ways. She also works as a co-producer and editor for a media production company. The concept of beauty and aesthetics are themes that she is passionate about and loves to share her ideas and experience and knowledge with others. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” Oscar de la Renta
read more
Michelle Rofe
Fashion Design and Master's Professor
Anabella Bergero, an internationally acclaimed Latin American fashion designer, artist, and coach, boasts a rich decade-long career. Her journey from Argentina to Copenhagen, London, New York, and Miami has enriched her creative palette with diverse cultural influences. She holds an MFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins, and completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Palermo and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Bergero's expertise lies in the fusion of fashion design and art, emphasizing innovative creative processes that explore gender, culture, and identity. Her career includes recognition as Harper's Bazaar Argentina's Emerging Designer of the Year, SUNY PACC Prize New York, and she recently earned a nomination for the Hispanic Heritage Award by the City of Miami Beach for her contributions to Miami Beach's Hispanic community, particularly for her installation project "Heart of Community" at the Faena Art Project Room. Teaching Areas: Contemporary Fashion Analysis, Digital Portfolio, History of Art and Visual Culture and Capstone Mentor
read more
Anabella Bergero
Fashion Design Professor

FAQ

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the 11-week level courses in fashion design?
To enroll in our 11-week level courses in fashion design, students must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate. No prior experience in fashion design is required, but a passion for creativity and a desire to learn are essential.
How do I enroll in the 11-Week Level Courses?
To begin your enrollment process in our programs, arrange a meeting with our admissions staff to discuss program details and requirements. Following this discussion, you can submit your online application, with the USD 1000 registration fee deducted from the total tuition. Alongside your application, you will be required to provide the following admission documents: identification, a resume, an English test, a bank statement, and a sponsor letter, if necessary. You will receive comprehensive guidance via email following the meeting with your admissions specialist, who will guide you through the process.
Can international students enroll in the 11-Week Level courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami?
Yes, International students can enroll in the 11-Week Level course. We provide the M1 visa for international students. Our Designated School Official will guide you through the process.
Can these courses help me prepare for a career in fashion design?
Absolutely! Our 11-Week Level courses are designed to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge in fashion design, preparing them for further studies or entry-level positions in the fashion industry. From sketching techniques to pattern cutting and garment construction, students gain practical skills for success in the field.
What sets your 11-Week Level Courses apart from other programs?
We incorporate our Italian background into our educational approach by merging fashion skills with a concentration on the American market. Our courses offer a unique blend of hands-on learning, current curriculum, and practical industry experience.
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