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One Year Vocational
Program in Fashion Design

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Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Vocational Program is designed to offer a tailored curriculum addressing the needs of Fashion Design disciplines. The Miami School of Fashion and Design Vocational Programs offers flexibility and the opportunity to study shorter fashion courses through the One-Year fashion and design programs. These programs, separated into four levels spanning 11 weeks each, are highly recommended for those aiming to become capable professionals in the industry. The program aims to enhance students’ continuing education in fashion by providing them professional skills and valuable industry experience. Through project-based learning, industry partnerships, and hands-on workshops, students engage in practical projects tailored to foster creativity, critical thinking, and practical application.

Our industry-driven curriculum keeps students updated with current industry trends and practices, ensuring practical job training. By taking advantage of internship opportunities, collaborative learning settings, and individualized industry mentoring from seasoned faculty members, students will graduate with the necessary abilities, know-how, and contacts to succeed in the fashion and design industry. This education will shape students into the professionals they aspire to be. Our state-of-the-art facilities and resources provide students with access to the latest technologies and tools in fashion and design.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Our fashion design vocational program provides a well-rounded education to prepare students for success in the fast-paced fashion world. The curriculum combines theory and practical application to teach drawing techniques for fashion illustrations and foundational skills in constructing fashion garments. Additionally, students gain a deep understanding of the fashion industry, including supply chains, manufacturing, and scheduling. They also learn to develop original fashion collections through research, analysis, fabric manipulation, and sewing. Digital proficiency is emphasized through CAD software training for creating professional portfolios. The program fosters creativity and innovation while sharpening pattern-cutting and garment construction abilities. Hands-on projects ensure students develop a comprehensive skill set crucial for thriving in fashion design.

The fashion-centered curriculum prioritizes sustainable design practices, arming students with the knowledge to integrate environmental consciousness into their creative endeavors. Throughout the course, students compile a comprehensive portfolio showcasing their technical prowess, creativity, and career growth. With guidance from experienced educators, individuals refine their portfolios to articulate their unique design perspectives and skills to potential employers and customers. The program equips students with the skills to exhibit design expertise effectively in Miami and other locations.

Industry Networking Sessions
Industry Networking Sessions

Interaction with the fashion industry is a top priority at our fashion school to provide students with valuable practical experience and opportunities for career advancement. Our Fashion Design Vocational Program is designed to help students comprehend market dynamics and become industry-ready. With over 80 business relationships with luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond, students can engage in real-life scenarios, working with professionals in the field and enhancing their fashion design classroom learning. Students gain practical experience and real-world knowledge through brand partnerships, fashion design contests, runway styling for luxury brands, industry-based projects, and business proposals. Our dedicated Career Services team provides individualized support, including assistance with résumé building, mock interviews, and job applications. The opportunities extend beyond the classroom at our school, making our graduates exceptional.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a cutting-edge, 7-story building in the center of the Design District. Every level is planned to meet the various needs of our students, offering them a space that fosters creativity and learning. Theory classrooms, a photoshoot studio with cameras and props, an atelier for practical design work, and computer labs with industry-standard programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, along with Clo3D for digital design, are just a few of our vast resources. Additionally, students can access various resources to support their academic and professional development. These include a comprehensive library, both physical and virtual, stocked with essential references and research materials. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule an appointment to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you are interested in applying to our One-Year Vocational Program 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.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The Fashion System

Students gain insight into the international fashion industry, market trends, and garment construction while honing their fashion illustration and design skills. The curriculum introduces the fundamental concepts and practical techniques essential for contemporary fashion design.

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Manual & Digital Design Implementation

In addition to mastering manual fashion design sketching techniques, students are exposed to digital designing tools that empower them to craft captivating presentations for their fashion portfolios, using programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Clo3D to exhibit their artistic concepts in multidimensional formats.

Fabric Exploration & Innovation

By experimenting with fabric manipulation techniques and exploring new textiles, students develop a comprehensive understanding of how fabric choices influence design and sustainability in the fashion industry.

Garment Production

From the planning stage to the final garment production stage, students gain knowledge in creating an extensive range of plans and contribute their skills to developing fashion collections. This showcases their capability to transform initial design ideas into compelling end results.

Professional Industry Development

Students explore the complexities of the global fashion sector, acquiring valuable knowledge of industry trends, fashion creation, and the ecosystem. By applying fundamental principles and methods, students ready themselves for careers in modern fashion design, highlighting creativity and professionalism.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS
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CREDENTIAL

One-Year Vocational Program Certificate of Completion

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

DURATION

12 months

MODALITY

Full-Time | On Campus

CREDITS

Non-Credit Program

BEYOND
THE CLASSROOM
Internships

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students can access a diverse range of internships 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, allowing students 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 andRioCam.

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 AND COSTS
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 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. Please 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.

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

The fashion courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami aim to provide students with a thorough grasp of essential techniques and abilities needed to develop men’s or women’s clothing, incorporating contemporary demands, trends, and influences from the fashion and luxury industry. Design students gain comprehensive knowledge of fashion illustration, pattern cutting, fabrics, materials, and dress history through a rigorous and dynamic curriculum. As they advance through the program, design graduates develop expertise in garment construction, digital design tools, and, ultimately, crafting their own fashion collections.

These Fashion Design courses in the program offer introductory concepts and gradually advance into more experienced topics and techniques. Take a look at the program breakdown:

level 1
FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
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Sketching

Students will explore various drawing techniques to express and enhance fashion illustration. They will learn to develop sketching skills by understanding body proportions, detailing faces, and capturing body movements for both genders.

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Pattern Cutting

Demonstrate initial proficiency in constructing trousers and skirts. Acquire basic skills in garment and textile technology, sewing, and machine control practice.

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History of Dress

Analyze the intersection of art, fashion, and style within the cultural landscape of the 20th century. This will provide valuable insight into culture’s influence on fashion and trends’ evolution over time.

level 2
FASHION DESIGN COLLECTION
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Introduction to Fashion Collection

Students will develop unique concepts based on research to create a fashion collection in response to a given brief. This involves trend analysis, the creation of a collection board, and a presentation proposal.

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Fabrics and Materials

The program will guide students in understanding fabric recognition and its essential attributes by experimenting with fabric manipulation techniques for a contemporary collection.

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Pattern Cutting

Building on prior pattern-cutting knowledge, students will master sewing techniques to produce a complete outfit, including various garment styles, dyeing, and printing.

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Digital Design

Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to software tools for creating layouts, charts, mood boards, and collages to aid in presenting their final collection project.

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CUT & CONSTRUCTION
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Collection Design

Students will explore a modern fashion theme to craft original concepts as a foundation for designing a fashion collection. Emphasis will be placed on understanding brand identity and applying art to collection development, with an assessment of fashion illustration techniques and overall collection presentation.

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Visual Communication

Students will utilize various CAD skills to showcase their fashion collection, gaining proficiency in technical tools such as Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The final assignment will involve creating communication boards and technical charts detailing their collections.

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Construction

Building upon foundational knowledge of pattern cutting, this fashion class will expand into teaching garment construction techniques related to silhouettes and details. Students will receive hands-on experience creating a kimono, raglan, or classic blazer and combining all acquired skills to design an outfit.

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FINAL DESIGN
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Final Design Project

Explore fresh and innovative concepts in fashion design and develop a comprehensive range plan proposal. Effectively communicate design intentions and contribute expertise to the creation and execution of a collection.

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Digital Illustration

Incorporate essential graphic and CAD design skills to build a fashion design portfolio. Students will acquire proficiency in creating engaging digital illustrations for fashion design acquiring skills in digital drawing techniques, color theory, and composition.

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Construction

Dive into the art and methods of crafting garments, acquiring vital skills such as pattern-making, fabric selection, and sewing. Through practical projects, students will gain proficiency in crafting high-quality garments with precision and meticulous attention to detail.

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Fabric Qualities & Innovation

Explore the diverse realm of textiles while also examining innovative textile technologies and sustainable materials. Gain a deep understanding of how fabric choices can influence design, functionality, and environmental impact within the fashion industry.

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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
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
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
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
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
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
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
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
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
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
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
BFA and MA Professor; Digital Design and Product Development
CAREER PATHS

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

Fashion Designer

Fashion designers utilize their creative vision to develop innovative and commercially viable clothing, footwear, and accessories. They derive inspiration from diverse influences and often collaborate with others to actualize their concepts. These professionals have the flexibility to work autonomously or as part of fashion corporations.

Fashion Illustration

Fashion illustration involves visually communicating ideas using hand drawing or graphic editing software. To create top-notch artwork, a fashion illustrator possesses diverse creative talents, such as drawing, stenciling, and painting.

Pattern Maker

Pattern makers play a crucial role in the apparel industry by producing master patterns for creating garments. They accurately translate designs into patterns, ensuring a perfect fit based on the designer’s plans. They also adjust dimensions for different sizes through grading while preserving the original design’s aesthetics.

Trend Forecaster

Trend forecasters analyze emerging trends and anticipate their industry impact. They aim to pinpoint the origin and evaluate external influences in the fashion community, such as pop culture, cultural shifts, and political developments, that shape these trends.

Costume Designer

A costume designer is responsible for creating the attire worn by actors in movies or theater. They share skills with fashion designers but must also meet the specific design requirements for stage or film productions.

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CAREER PATHS
Fashion Designer

Fashion designers utilize their creative vision to develop innovative and commercially viable clothing, footwear, and accessories. They derive inspiration from diverse influences and often collaborate with others to actualize their concepts. These professionals have the flexibility to work autonomously or as part of fashion corporations.

Fashion Illustration

Fashion illustration involves visually communicating ideas using hand drawing or graphic editing software. To create top-notch artwork, a fashion illustrator possesses diverse creative talents, such as drawing, stenciling, and painting.

Pattern Maker

Pattern makers play a crucial role in the apparel industry by producing master patterns for creating garments. They accurately translate designs into patterns, ensuring a perfect fit based on the designer’s plans. They also adjust dimensions for different sizes through grading while preserving the original design’s aesthetics.

Trend Forecaster

Trend forecasters analyze emerging trends and anticipate their industry impact. They aim to pinpoint the origin and evaluate external influences in the fashion community, such as pop culture, cultural shifts, and political developments, that shape these trends.

Costume Designer

A costume designer is responsible for creating the attire worn by actors in movies or theater. They share skills with fashion designers but must also meet the specific design requirements for stage or film productions.

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The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

The fashion design vocational program at Istituto Marangoni Miami enables students to pursue diverse professional opportunities in the dynamic fashion and design industries. Our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on training, and industry partnerships provide students with the essential skills and knowledge for success. The personalized assistance from our Career Service department equips all students with the necessary tools for success. Our Fashion Design program graduates are well-prepared to embark on fulfilling careers, and Istituto Marangoni Miami is committed to guiding them on their path to success.

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FAQ
What is the duration of the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Design?
The Fashion Design One-Year Vocational Program spans a total of 12 months. It consists of 4 levels, with each level lasting 11 weeks and separated by a 2-week break.
What are the eligibility criteria for enrolling in the program?
For the One-Year Vocational Program, the eligibility criteria is the following: 18 years or above or a high school graduate, valid ID, updated resume, English Test (if applicable).
Can I apply for the program if I have no prior experience in fashion design?
The One-Year Vocational Program does not require prior experience. Even if you have experience or are a beginner to fashion design classes, we can assess your resume, conduct an interview, and review your professional portfolio if you still want to enroll in this program.
How much is the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Design at the school?
To learn more about tuition cost, fees, and other financial information at Istituto Marangoni Miami, download our catalog for a detailed breakdown. For additional finance-related inquiries, make an appointment with one of our financial advisors or contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.
Are there opportunities for volunteer work and industry experience in this program?
Volunteer work and industry opportunities are offered during this program. Students get an email from career services throughout their studies informing them of the available offers at that moment in time. Students are able to apply if the job is available for them and also relates to their area of interest.
Are there any networking or industry engagement opportunities provided as part of the program?
Through our brand partnerships, students have the opportunity to participate in business case studies, get to know and listen to industry professionals, create relationships with their professors who are professionals in the field and more.
Can the program be completed online?
The One-Year Vocational Program is only offered on campus and cannot be completed online. We do offer fashion and design classes online for other programs, but since the One-Year program is condensed to a shorter time frame than a traditional degree, we strive to ensure that students are attending classes in person to receive the most comprehensive.
Can international students apply for the program, and what are the visa requirements?
International students are able to apply to the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami. The visa requirements would be a copy of a valid passport, resume, english test, bank statement showcasing double the amount or more of the tuition, and a sponsor letter, if applicable. After all documents have been submitted, we will issue your I-20 and give you detailed instructions to follow for the visa application.
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