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Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

This program trains skilled fashion designers capable of using techniques in clothing manufacture, as well as being able to respond to new demands in the fashion and luxury industry. The fashion designer is the source of creative ideas and new trends, not only in clothing, but also in textiles, fabrics and accessories.

Starting with skills in sketching and fashion drawing, this course moves on to address key notions and advanced techniques in fashion design and fabric and clothing manufacturing, as well as cultural studies in the history of dress, and the fashion system. Working directly from their own illustrated ideas, students’ progress on to collection design and garment making; selecting the most appropriate materials, analyzing fabrics, applying draping and pattern cutting techniques, and final garment construction.

Students learn how to create collections and work on an accurate analysis of materials and fabrics, integrating communication codes and influences that may come from personal experiences, art, cinema and design to name just a few. Research approaches to creative and original product development are key throughout.

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Students are also encouraged to experiment with new approaches in the industry that are evolving today, including renewable and sustainable resources, innovative materials and new technologies, building an individual style and nurturing creative and professional abilities to design womenswear and menswear collections, with an eye constantly attuned to new style codes, key production methods are also covered. They understand the fashion business and know how to calculate production costs to meet the needs of the target consumer and anticipate trends, while respecting the brand’s image or client brief.

The study of trends encourages students to create an innovative and contemporary individual collection. In the final year of the course, the best collections may be showcased.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design aims to form future professionals for the engaging fashion industry.

Today’s fashion designers are catalysts of creativity, forming new trends, responding to consumer demands, industry developments and new technology, from initial design right through to the finished garment. Students learn a breadth of skills and knowledge in design, pattern cutting and garment technology, for womenswear, menswear, and elements of fashion accessories design. The program encourages students to develop an individual style, necessary to build a solid future in fashion.

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Graduates will be equipped to deal with existing and emerging technologies in today’s apparel manufacturing and retailing environments and have an understanding of business practices within the global clothing industry. In the final year students work as independent practitioners, completing the course with the necessary skills to progress onto industry placement, postgraduate study, or as independent self-employed professionals.

Program Title: Fashion Design
Credential Issued: Bachelor Of Fine Arts
Program Delivery: On Campus
Program Length Credit Hours: 120


Bachelor of Fine Arts in

Fashion Design


Maria Jose Duque - Fashion Business

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

Being the mastermind behind the creative work is exciting and stepping outside of the business box is my mindset.

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Fashion courses are supported by lectures, workshops, and subject specific presentations by a faculty of professionals in the field. If participants have little or no previous experience but would like to become familiar with some of the key disciplines in the industry, or a specific area, there are a variety of levels and course durations to suit all preferences. Continuing education courses are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to the fashion industry, which may help in decision making for future in-depth study or career path development.

Complete your information and download the Brochure about the Degree programs and Fashion Courses. There are some experiences in life that lead to a radical transformation, where what comes after is light-years ahead of what preceded it. It is via such experiences, nurturing emotion and aspiration combined with academic rigor and expertise, that Istituto Marangoni participants have the opportunity to successfully navigate a stimulating, challenging, and productive future, and take their place amongst the stars. Studying at Istituto Marangoni provides such an experience, connecting skill and style at high-end international locations with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

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