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Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Fashion Design

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At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program adopts an innovative approach to fashion education, blending traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to cultivate the next generation of fashion designers. Our teaching methods prioritize hands-on learning, where students are encouraged to experiment, explore, and refine their creative vision under the guidance of industry professionals and experienced faculty members.

Through a combination of studio-based coursework, workshops, and collaborative projects, students develop essential design skills, learn industry-standard techniques, and gain practical experience in garment construction, pattern-making, draping, and textile manipulation. Our curriculum emphasizes both creativity and critical thinking, fostering a holistic understanding of fashion design that encompasses cultural, social, and environmental considerations.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities, mentorship from renowned designers, and opportunities for internships and industry partnerships, our students graduate prepared to make their mark in the dynamic and competitive world of fashion design.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Miami, students develop proficiency in digital design, pattern cutting, and fashion drawing, laying the foundation for their design aesthetic. They learn about the historical and cultural contexts of fashion, gaining insights that inform their creative process and inspire innovation. Through courses in product development, brand exploration, and marketing principles, students learn to navigate the business side of fashion, understanding market trends and consumer behavior.

Our Undergraduate Degree in Fashion Design provides hands-on experiences in research, collection development, and construction techniques allowing students to bring their design visions to life, culminating in a final project and collection that showcases their creativity and technical expertise.

Alongside these practical skills, students also cultivate critical thinking, communication, and ethical decision-making abilities essential for success in the global fashion landscape. With a curriculum designed to foster creativity, technical proficiency, and industry relevance, graduates emerge prepared to make their mark as visionary designers in the ever-evolving world of fashion.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, our Bachelor’s in Fashion Design program is designed to immerse students in the dynamic world of fashion while equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the industry. Central to our program is a strong emphasis on industry engagement, which provides students with invaluable real-world experiences and opportunities for professional growth.

Through our extensive network of partnerships with luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond, students have the chance to work alongside industry specialists, gaining practical insights and hands-on experience. From industry-based projects to fashion design contests and brand partnerships, students acquire real-world knowledge that complements their classroom learning.

Obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Fashion can be challenging, this is why our Career Services team offers personalized support, assisting students with job applications, mock interviews, and resume building to help them kick start their careers in fashion design. Additionally, in our fashion design undergraduate programs, students have the opportunity to showcase their work during fashion weeks across the Americas, fulfilling their aspirations of living the fashion designer’s dream—from concept development and garment construction to runway presentation.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our  Istituto Marangoni Miami campus occupies a state-of-the-art, seven-story building located at the heart of the Design District. Each floor is meticulously designed to cater to the diverse needs of our students, providing an environment that fosters both creativity and learning. Equipped with essential amenities such as theory classrooms, a fully equipped photoshoot studio, an atelier for hands-on design work, and computer labs featuring industry-standard software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as Clo3D for digital design, our campus offers a wealth of resources to support student development.

Furthermore, students have access to a wide array of academic and professional resources, including a comprehensive library stocked with essential references and research materials, available both physically and virtually. All these resources will help as tools to help you succeed throughout your BFA in Fashion Design journey. 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

Applying to an undergraduate program at Istituto Marangoni Miami is a straightforward process designed to help aspiring fashion professionals kickstart their academic journey. Prospective students can begin by exploring our range of undergraduate programs on our website and selecting the one that aligns with their career goals and interests.

Once you have chosen a program, applicants can easily complete our online application form, providing necessary personal and academic information. Along with the application form, we will send you a detailed email soliciting the necessary admissions documents: Valid ID, High School Official Transcripts from all previous institutions, High School Diploma or GED, Personal Statement, Finance Form, Portfolio (if applicable), and English language proficiency test (if applicable).

Our dedicated admissions team carefully reviews each application to ensure that candidates meet the program requirements and possess the passion and potential to thrive in the competitive world of fashion. Upon acceptance, students must confirm their spot in class since there is a limited capacity per cohort. For more information, schedule a call with an admissions representative.

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Program Highlights
Proficiency in Fashion Collection Development

The Bachelor in Fashion Design will allow students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conceptualize, design, and execute cohesive fashion collections. Through hands-on projects and coursework, they will learn the process of creating a fashion collection from initial inspiration to final presentation.

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Mastery of Digital Design Tools

Students will acquire proficiency in industry-standard digital design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as specialized programs like Clo3D. They will learn to effectively utilize these tools to create digital fashion illustrations, technical drawings, and presentation materials.

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Advanced Pattern Cutting Techniques

Students will explore and master advanced pattern cutting techniques essential for creating innovative and well-constructed garments. Through practical coursework and experimentation, they will develop the ability to translate design concepts into precise pattern drafts for production.

Comprehensive Understanding of Fashion Marketing and Branding

During the Fashion Design Bachelor’s degree, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of fashion marketing principles and practices, including trend forecasting, brand exploration, and market analysis. They will learn to develop strategic fashion marketing plans and effectively communicate brand identities through various channels.

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Program Specifics
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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Diploma

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

DURATION

4 years

MODALITY

Full-Time or Part-Time | On Campus

CREDITS

120 credits

Curriculum

In the Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design, we guide students through a comprehensive curriculum that equips them with the expertise and knowledge required to excel in the ever-evolving fashion industry. In the initial semesters, students will learn the fundamentals, mastering digital design, pattern cutting, fashion drawing, and more. These foundational courses lay the groundwork for their creative endeavors and provide a solid understanding of the fashion landscape. As the fashion program progresses, students will learn about contemporary fashion analysis, construction research, and fashion brand exploration. Towards the culmination of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, students will create their final project and collection development, showcasing their growth as a fashion designer. Fashion students will have the opportunity of refining their portfolio and personal brand identity, preparing to enter the fashion world with confidence. Throughout this immersive program, students are guided by our experienced faculty and mentors, all industry professionals who provide invaluable insights and mentorship.

semester 1
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COM100
Digital Design

This course teaches the basic notions of digital graphics for
the field of Fashion Design. Through the study and the use
of a variety of computer applications, students acquire the
tools to work on photographic retouching and elaboration of images, with the purpose of presenting their creative ideas to a client or professional public. Students also learn how to use key software packages to create visual documents and presentations.

Prerequisite(s): None

PAT100
Pattern Cutting Fundamentals I

This course encourages students to understand the
importance of research in the field of fashion design and
pattern making. They learn the fundamental methods of creative research and gain the key skills to interpret, develop and elaborate their own research in order to create silhouettes and design details. Students work with a variety of tools to create two-dimensional ideas and transform them in 3-D shapes. The basic techniques of pattern making applied to the construction of simple garments such as skirts, trousers or dresses, provide a more technical understanding to the design approach.

Prerequisite(s): None

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals I
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DRA105
Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

The course analyses how to draw the human figure, both
female and male with particular focus on anatomy analysis,
proportions and the stylized drawing of the selected figure. Details of the body and its movement in space are further elements of study. Students are supplied with the fundamental tools to communicate and develop a fashion drawing, using different methods of hand illustration. This course introduces students to coloring techniques used for the communication of ideas, concepts and details in a fashion product.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Drawing Fundamentals
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ENC101
English Composition I

This first required college level-writing course introduces
students to effective written communication through mastery of the writing process to include personal and professional contexts to include strategies for discussing, reviewing, development and structure, rhetorical strategies, organizational approaches, interpretive modes, of various written forms. Students will begin academic research skills to connect to their own writing and interests. This course fulfills a Gordon Rule requirement.

Prerequisite(s): None

English Composition I
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ARH100
History of Art

This course introduces students to the historical and
intellectual content of western art through an evolution of History of Art from ancient times to the end of Late Middle Ages in Europe. The analysis is set in an extended historical, social, political and cultural context. The relationship between art and society, in centuries, is also studied to elaborate comparisons between history and the contemporary cultural world.

Prerequisite(s): None

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PAT105
Pattern Cutting Fundamentals II

This course aims to analyze all the phases involved in the
construction and production of a fashion garment. Initially the course focuses on the basic techniques of pattern making for the creation of shirts and jackets, on the analysis of shape, proportion and detail. Subsequently, all aspects involved in garment making are considered both at artisanal and industrial level. Analysis of new production technologies, which characterize contemporary industry, is also undertaken.

Prerequisite(s): PAT100

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals II
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DRA205
Fashion Illustration Fundamentals

The study and analysis of the main methodologies of manual rendering allows for a correct representation of matt and glossy effects, transparencies and textures of several fashion fabrics. By means of practical examples and a study based on observation of photographic images, fashion shows and illustrations, students acquire the fundamental techniques of fashion drawing using a variety of tools. The use of coloring techniques and further experimentation with proportions allow students to build on their own individual illustration style.

Prerequisite(s): DRA105

Fashion Illustration Fundamentals
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COM200
Advanced Digital Design

This course teaches students the basics of visual design communication and presentation skills using Photoshop and InDesign software to create and present their ideas

Prerequisite(s): COM100

Advanced Digital Design
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ENC102
English Composition II

This second required college level writing course focuses
on the research process and advanced strategies for the analysis and evaluation of sources. Students will increase their knowledge of the writing process by composing informative and persuasive essays using a research process. Additionally, this course will emphasize the need for writing accuracy and the revision process using the conventions of standard edited American English. This course fulfills a Gordon Rule requirement.

Prerequisite(s): ENC101

English Composition II
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TRE100
Trend Forecasting

This course introduces students to the role of the trend
forecaster, looking at trend prediction, as well as the various methods of forecasting in the Fashion and luxury industries. The theories, concepts and methods constitute a framework that will facilitate the student to understand, interpret and anticipate developments and change for the near future. Researching seasonal trends, color, social and economic trends, consumer preferences and cultural indicators increase student’s ability in successful analysis and review.

Prerequisite(s): None

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Digital Pattern Cutting I

This course aims to introduce the students to Digital Garment Making. Using CLO3D (visual third CAD software), the student will be able to reproduce and apply the techniques learned in the previous conventional garment-making classes. Initially, the course focuses on the mere software familiarization to evolve in practical application and problem solving through the development of exercises taken for pictures or their own designs. Principles of rendering and animation will be overviewed

Prerequisite(s): None

Digital Pattern Cutting I
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FAS200
Fashion, Art, and Cultural Context

This course will present students with a comprehensive
critical analysis and evaluation of fashion intended as a socio-cultural global phenomenon and provide them with the theoretical knowledge necessary to interpret fashion practices in relation to art movements and other cultural manifestations. On completion of the course students will have attained a sense of the cultural and global dimension of the fashion industry, of the challenging yet close relation it has established with art and have developed an informed sensibility with regards to all the above.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion, Art, and Cultural Context
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FAS205
Fashion Research & Collection Fundamentals

This course discusses the basic steps involved in the
design of a fashion idea. Starting with an accurate analysis of international fashion trends, students will learn how to plan and develop a range of products built on a deep secondary and primary research. Students are encouraged to research materials, to manipulate fabrics and to study color palettes. On completion of the course, students are able to organize a collection.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Research & Collection Fundamentals
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TEX200
Fabrics & Materials

Students learn how to recognize, manipulate and ‘read’
the materials and fabrics used in the fashion industry.
Fibers are classified and studied together with the main techniques of fabric manufacturing. The knowledge of their intrinsic properties including weaving, finishing and printing techniques, allows students to acquire the basic skills in order to identify a fabric and apply it to works in the fashion industry. The world of yarns, leather and materials are explored, with the aim of understanding the variety of technical/creative possibilities

Prerequisite(s): None

Fabrics & Materials
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BUS200
Fashion Marketing: Principles and Practices

Through the recognition and understanding of the principles and practices of the main marketing tools, students develop a professional approach to the various marketing communications strategies that are applied in the fashion industry. The course looks at creative marketing in the contemporary fashion industry, considering traditional methods to online digital techniques in advertising and promotion.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Marketing: Principles and Practices
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Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III

This course aims to finalize the student pattern-making
technical preparation. In this semester, we will study and examine Raglan sleeves, Kimono Sleeves, Jackets, and
Coats. Proportions, Volumes, and details are analyzed for a
professional representation of garments in 2D or paper. The student will learn how to identify, evaluate and develop any type of different bodice present in a collection. The development of different sleeves, as a typology or shape is considered the most demanding subject in construction and consequently has to be faced in the last theoretical semester of this subject.

Prerequisite(s): PAT105

Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III
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BUS220
Product Development

This course teaches students how different types of fashion organizations manage product design and development through studying supply chain and logistics, manufacturing processes and technology, and distribution and retailing. They will become familiar with different steps in supply chain management for the production of a fashion product and will identify and manage critical business factors in the design, planning, development and production of a fashion collection.

Prerequisite(s): None

Product Development
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FAS315
Fashion Brand Exploration

This course they study an existing brand from a social,
economic, global and ethic perspective. Students will learn how to design and develop a collection for a brand taking into account their DNA, customer, market segmentation and aesthetic. On completion of the course, students are able to design a collection for a brand.

Prerequisite(s): None

Fashion Brand Exploration
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PHI305
Critical Thinking

This course, students will explore and help develop strategies for “learning to think” and “thinking for learning” using the process of deductive argument and the notion of validity. Students are expected to use methods for analyzing and evaluating their beliefs by developing an ideological framework.

Prerequisite(s): None

HIS100
History of Dress and Costume

This course covers the evolution of the History of Dress
from ancient times to the present. Students study a wide
historical, political, social and cultural context looking at aspects involved in sartorial cutting and construction, as well as the development of the productive systems of materials, accessories, jewels, hairstyles and makeup. The relationships between art and fashion are analyzed though the course of history, to make a comparison between past and contemporary fashion, dress and costume.

Prerequisite(s): None

History of Dress and Costume
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Contemporary Fashion Analysis

The objective of this course is to give students insights or references that can complement and enrich their creative research by looking at contemporary cultural, sustainable and ethical issues and through surface exploration, manipulations and enhancement. They will be able to compose a range of ideas, concepts, solutions and
arguments in response to a self-initiated contemporary concept, while critically assessing information from a variety of sources.

Prerequisite(s): None

Contemporary Fashion Analysis
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PAT402
Construction Research & Development

This course has the objective to encourage students
to experiment innovative shapes and silhouettes, using traditional construction techniques, as well as alternative methods. These are the bases for the study of the silhouettes for the creative personal project, which will be the starting point for the construction of final outfits. Students acquire independence in the making of toilles and participate in the different fitting phases.

Prerequisite(s): PAT310

Construction Research & Development
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ENV209
Environmental Science

This course provides students with an introduction to
environmental factors and provides a foundation for real life issues for the scientific aspects affecting sustainability, environmental policies, economics and the awareness of personal choices.

Prerequisite(s): None

Environmental Science
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WHO100
World History

This course provides students with a general understanding of the changes that have taken place in the world since the appearance of humankind. This course covers the breakup of the Old World, the events of the Middle Ages in Europe, the rise of industrialization, the growth of imperialism, the two world wars, the changes in the post war world, and globalization. This course also introduces students to the economic, political and social processes in the world of today.

Prerequisite(s): None

MAC105
College Mathematics I

This course introduces students the basic concepts of college mathematics to include algebra and will follow a logical sequence for students to gain confidence in polynomials, equations, inequalities, the straight line, Cartesian coordinates, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, logarithms and exponentials, matrix algebra, limit of a function, and derivate of a function and integral.

Prerequisite(s): None

College Mathematics I
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Research & Concept Development

The main purpose of the course is to create an
original collection with a strong individual imprint and personality by means of research and innovative creative experimentation. Importance is given to the aspects of aesthetic and image study. With an orientation towards marketing, students become conscious of markets and international trends, making their project highly professional and concrete.

Prerequisite(s): FAS320

Research & Concept Development
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PAT310
Experimental Cutting

On this course students independently experiment with garment creation based on their own interpretation of a fashion theme. They start experimenting with shapes and materials, with the aim of designing innovative outfits with a particular focus on individual image and style. Throughout the creative process, they develop a fashion ‘taste’ and style, suitable for contemporary trends, and strengthen their own ‘creative personality’.

Prerequisite(s): RES305

Experimental Cutting
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SOC200
Sociology

This course will provide students with a basic understanding of how society functions. It will examine social phenomena in terms of social forces, group relations and social structures. Sociological topics will include the social construction of knowledge, socialization and culture.

Prerequisite(s): None

PSY201
Psychology

This introductory course will provide students with
engaging research and experiential knowledge. Individual focused topics will include learning and memory, emotions, perception, personality, motivation, and behavior.

Prerequisite(s): None

MAC114
College Mathematics II

This course introduces the basic concepts of Euclidean
geometry and non- Euclidean geometry utilizing a problem-solving approach relevant to all majors. Students will explore the inductive method and review the foundations of geometric points, lines, segments; coverage of all 2-D figures; and an analysis of coordinates, vectors, and trigonometric relations.

Prerequisite(s): MAC105

College Mathematics II
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Digital Pattern Cutting II

This course encourages students to understand the importance of Digital Sampling. Using the knowledge developed in the previous session, the student will develop 3D samples of his collection, combining them with appropriate material, trims, and prints. Proportions and details are analyzed for the professional representation of garments in 3D. The student will be also introduced to the concepts of Colorway, Tech Spec, Nesting and Cost Sheet, to not only become a better pattern maker but also a better product manager.

Prerequisite(s): PAT115

Digital Pattern Cutting II
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PRO412
Final Collection Development I

The course assists students in the planning of a project
that mirrors the needs of the fashion industry. By means of an accurate research, the student must be able to analyze markets and trends, elaborate the correct connections and conceptualize the creative development. The final objective of the process is to create personalized collections, with a style that can be associated to the brand DNA. Students will work on the principles of time management, work organization, problem solving, multi- disciplinary collaborations, and teamwork.

Prerequisite(s): RES400

Final Collection Development I
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PAT404
Final Project Construction I

This course moves forward on the development of
silhouettes. Silhouettes are used as a base for the construction of the garments that compose the student’s final creative individual project. After the phases of pattern making, prototypes, and the various phases of fitting, final garments are made in fabric with the help of professional dressmakers and atelier workshops.

Prerequisite(s): PAT402

Final Project Construction I
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PHI300
Ethics

This course will provide students with critical thinking skills while studying major theories of ethics. Ethics will be defined and analyzed to understand different points of view to include values, cultural, socio-economic and other influences allowing students to demonstrate effective reasoning skills to make decisions.

Prerequisite(s): None

ECO200
Principles of Economics

The class has the aim of studying the Production Companies as subjects, which develop an economic activity of market transformation, showing their structural and functioning aspects. In order to do so, there will be illustrated the prevalent and innovative methods of Organization, Management tools and Control principles. At the end of the class, the student will have learnt main knowledge about Manufacturing Company System, which will help him to develop insights in topics of sectorial interest. There will be in-depth analysis through the “Case Study”.

Prerequisite(s): None

Principles of Economics
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Beyond
The Classroom
Internships

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students have access to a diverse range of internship opportunities tailored to their area of expertise. Whether you’re studying fashion design, fashion business, styling, or interior design, our internships provide hands-on learning experiences that complement your academic pursuits and prepare you for a successful career.

Industry Networking Sessions

Networking is essential for your career at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Through our ‘In Conversation With’ series, well-known personalities from the fashion and design industries are invited to share their expertise and offer invaluable advice for success. Additionally, our expert professors, events, volunteer opportunities, and brand partnerships foster networking sessions, giving students chances to expand their professional connections within the sector.

Collaborations

By partnering with prestigious fashion and design brands, Istituto Marangoni Miami provides students with exceptional chances to acquire practical knowledge and be mentored by industry professionals. This collaboration exposes students to various business aspects, including creating high-end runway designs for brands like Chanel and Hugo Boss, producing images for renowned publications such as Vogue, OceanDrive, and Regia Magazine, and developing visual merchandising displays for popular brands. Moreover, students can participate in creative direction and photography sessions conducted by experts like Frederic Pinet and RioCam.

The Miami Fashion Movement

Istituto Marangoni Miami students play a prominent role in leading fashion weeks across the Americas, an event recognized as “The Miami Fashion Movement.” The initiative provides students with the unique opportunity to design and present their collections on runways worldwide, including prominent events like Miami Swim Week, El Paseo, New York, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. This comprehensive experience enables students to gain valuable insights into the intricacies of the fashion industry, culminating in the exhilarating experience of witnessing their creations showcased on the runway.

TUITION
Cost and Fees Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
Total Semester Credit Hours 120
Tuition for Credit Hours $1,295
Non-Refundable Application $100
Campus Fee per Semester  $250
Digital Resources per Semester  $350
Graduation Fee  $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $160,700

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we are aware that every student has a different financial condition. Because of this, we provide a range of payment alternatives based on the particular program you are applying to. We urge you to make an appointment with one of our financial advisors for more information on the payment options offered for our programs. They will be happy to help you choose the ideal payment plan that fits your academic and financial objectives based on Istituto Marangoni Miami tuition requirements.

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Meet
the 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
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  
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Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
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
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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
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Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Mena Lombard is a multi-talented fashion designer, educator, and editor with a global perspective. She showcases her creations at high-profile events and in leading fashion magazines such as WWD and Harper's Bazaar. Playing a dual role as the creative force behind her brand and a fashion editor at Avessa Magazine, she imparts her knowledge and skills by teaching fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Miami. With roots in Uruguay and a diverse background spanning Argentina, Spain, and Italy, Mena now calls Miami home. Teaching Areas: Industry and Personal Project
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Mena Lombardi
Fashion Design Professor
Meet
the 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
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
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
Mena Lombard is a multi-talented fashion designer, educator, and editor with a global perspective. She showcases her creations at high-profile events and in leading fashion magazines such as WWD and Harper's Bazaar. Playing a dual role as the creative force behind her brand and a fashion editor at Avessa Magazine, she imparts her knowledge and skills by teaching fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Miami. With roots in Uruguay and a diverse background spanning Argentina, Spain, and Italy, Mena now calls Miami home. Teaching Areas: Industry and Personal Project
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Fashion Design Professor
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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
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  
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Eyan Allen
Fashion Design and Business Professor
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
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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
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Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Mena Lombard is a multi-talented fashion designer, educator, and editor with a global perspective. She showcases her creations at high-profile events and in leading fashion magazines such as WWD and Harper's Bazaar. Playing a dual role as the creative force behind her brand and a fashion editor at Avessa Magazine, she imparts her knowledge and skills by teaching fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Miami. With roots in Uruguay and a diverse background spanning Argentina, Spain, and Italy, Mena now calls Miami home. Teaching Areas: Industry and Personal Project
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Mena Lombardi
Fashion Design Professor
Career Paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Fashion Designer

Fashion designers conceptualize and create clothing and accessory designs, ranging from haute couture to ready-to-wear collections. They collaborate with teams of patternmakers, garment technicians, and manufacturers to bring their designs to life, showcasing their creativity and vision on the runway and in retail stores.

Product Developer

Product developers oversee the production process from design concept to finished product, ensuring quality, cost efficiency, and timeliness. They collaborate with designers, suppliers, and manufacturers to source materials, develop prototypes, and manage production schedules, playing a crucial role in bringing fashion collections to market.

Creative Director

Creative directors provide artistic direction and vision for fashion brands and publications, shaping the overall aesthetic and visual identity. They collaborate with designers, photographers, stylists, and editors to develop compelling fashion stories, campaigns, and editorial content that resonate with target audiences and reflect the brand’s ethos.

Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion entrepreneurs launch and manage their own fashion labels, boutiques, or design studios, leveraging their creative talents, industry expertise, and business acumen to establish successful ventures. They oversee all aspects of the business, from design and production to marketing, sales, and brand management, navigating the complexities of the fashion industry with innovation and resilience.

Fashion Consultant

Fashion consultants provide expert advice and guidance to individuals, brands, and organizations on various aspects of fashion design, styling, and brand development. They may offer services such as CAD fashion drawings, digital pattern cutting, or trend analysis, helping clients bring their fashion ideas to life and achieve their creative and business goals. Graduates may also pursue opportunities as head designers in luxury fashion houses, leading design teams and shaping the direction of renowned fashion brands.

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Fashion Designer

Fashion designers conceptualize and create clothing and accessory designs, ranging from haute couture to ready-to-wear collections. They collaborate with teams of patternmakers, garment technicians, and manufacturers to bring their designs to life, showcasing their creativity and vision on the runway and in retail stores.

Product Developer

Product developers oversee the production process from design concept to finished product, ensuring quality, cost efficiency, and timeliness. They collaborate with designers, suppliers, and manufacturers to source materials, develop prototypes, and manage production schedules, playing a crucial role in bringing fashion collections to market.

Creative Director

Creative directors provide artistic direction and vision for fashion brands and publications, shaping the overall aesthetic and visual identity. They collaborate with designers, photographers, stylists, and editors to develop compelling fashion stories, campaigns, and editorial content that resonate with target audiences and reflect the brand’s ethos.

Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion entrepreneurs launch and manage their own fashion labels, boutiques, or design studios, leveraging their creative talents, industry expertise, and business acumen to establish successful ventures. They oversee all aspects of the business, from design and production to marketing, sales, and brand management, navigating the complexities of the fashion industry with innovation and resilience.

Fashion Consultant

Fashion consultants provide expert advice and guidance to individuals, brands, and organizations on various aspects of fashion design, styling, and brand development. They may offer services such as CAD fashion drawings, digital pattern cutting, or trend analysis, helping clients bring their fashion ideas to life and achieve their creative and business goals. Graduates may also pursue opportunities as head designers in luxury fashion houses, leading design teams and shaping the direction of renowned fashion brands.

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Career Paths

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to pursue diverse and rewarding career paths in the fashion industry. With a comprehensive understanding of design principles, garment construction techniques, trend forecasting, and brand development, our alumni are prepared to excel in various roles across the fashion spectrum. From fashion design and product development to brand management and creative direction, our program empowers students to explore their passions and carve out successful careers in this dynamic and competitive field.

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FAQ
What are the admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program?
To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Styling program, you must submit the following criteria:
    • Completed Online Application 
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions
    • Portfolio showcasing relevant creative work (if applicable)
    • English language proficiency test scores (if applicable)
    • Personal statement outlining career goals and aspirations
What is the duration of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program?
The Bachelor’s in Fashion Business typically takes 8 semesters to complete on a full-time basis. However, the program duration may vary depending on factors such as enrollment status and course load.
Do you offer job placement assistance for graduates of the program?
Yes, we offer comprehensive career services and job placement assistance to our graduates. Our career services team provides support with resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, and networking opportunities. We also have partnerships with industry employers and regularly host career fairs and recruitment events to connect students with potential employers.
What kind of portfolio should I include with my application?
Your portfolio should showcase your creativity, design skills, and aesthetic sensibility. Include a variety of work samples such as fashion illustrations, garment designs, sketches, mood boards, and any relevant projects or collaborations that demonstrate your design capabilities and vision.
How does the curriculum prepare students for careers in the fashion industry?
Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design process, from concept development and garment construction to trend analysis and brand management. Through hands-on projects, industry collaborations, and internships, students gain practical experience and develop the skills needed to succeed in the competitive world of fashion.
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