Accademia del Lusso

Introduction

Accademia del Lusso

SCHOOL OF FASHION & DESIGN

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The Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design opened in 2005 with the specific objective of providing high-quality education to young people interested in starting a career in the fashion and design industry or to professionals already working in the sector who wish to improve or update their skills and knowledge.

The educational method of the School of Fashion & Design is based on an innovative approach, with two learning paths that are closely connected: the creative technical path aimed at production and the administrative path dedicated to management.

The distinctive teaching method of the Accademia del Lusso is also the result of the expertise and experience of the teaching staff, all of whom are established professionals in various fields of fashion and design. This allows the School of Fashion & Design to provide a multi-disciplinary education which is continuously updated and firmly linked to the job market.

In addition, the Fashion courses at the Milan School of Fashion School of Fashion’s collaboration with important businesses in the industry allows students to work on ongoing projects or projects that have already been implemented and to complete their education with a highly instructive experience that can only be guaranteed through direct contact with the professional world.

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Types of Courses

Master’s Courses: designed for students who have a bachelor’s or higher degree and who want to gain a specialist preparation that enables them to fulfil positions within fashion and luxury management in prestigious businesses around the world.

3-Year Courses: for those who have finished their high school studies and who want to undertake a university-level course which gives them the solid theoretical and practical training needed to operate in the fashion and design industry.

Intensive 1-Year Courses: for those who have finished their high school or university studies and who want to take an intensive course to improve and complete their existing knowledge, in order to become a competent professional and develop a career in the Fashion and Design industry.

Short-Term Courses: ideal for those who currently study or work and don’t have the time to dedicate to a long-term course. They can be seen as an introduction to fashion and ideal for all profiles when based on general notions, or as enhancement courses suitable for professionals when focused on specific areas within the sector.

Preparatory Courses: these take place before the beginning of each academic year, and are accessible to those who have already enrolled on a Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. The courses prepare students in terms of language improvement, provide them with essential notions of fashion and design, and also serve to help students integrate into their new environment in Milan.

Top Reasons to Join this Institute

  • 100% Italian School of Fashion & Design
  • Maximum class size of 12 students for active and dynamic interaction with teachers and to get the most out of the course
  • Teaching staff made up exclusively of qualified professionals currently working in the fashion and design sectors for constant transferal of up-to-date working experience to students
  • Blended teaching method combining theory lessons with practical experiences on the field (workshops: external visits, seminars by well-known fashion and design professionals, participation in exclusive events, project work based on companies’ orders, trend forecasting experience in European capitals)
  • Courses taught directly in English by teachers, no interpreter disturbing classes
  • Excellent internship opportunities thanks to solid links with fashion and design businesses within the luxury sector managed by the ADL Career Office
  • Luxury Location on Via Montenapoleone no.5, one of the most fashionable streets in the world
  • Student Support Office to provide assistance in VISA and immigration procedures and in finding suitable accommodation in Milan as well as pastoral care
  • The main aim of ADL’s courses is to prepare and qualify students for immediate and successful entry into today’s competitive job market
  • ADL Corporate Division putting tailor-made courses at the service of businesses and working professionals

Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities

Accademia del Lusso provides students with professional workshops and computer laboratories equipped with iMac and the latest hardware and software. The School includes also a real shop with window, pattern making and tailoring laboratories as well as large spaces for photo shooting and fashion styling sessions.

Featured Faculty

Accademia del Lusso’s teachers are highly qualified professionals currently working in the fashion and design sectors and most of them them are teaching exclusively for ADL’s students . This ensures constant transferal of up-to-date working experience to students as well as direct contact with teachers’ companies.

Placements

The Career Office of Accademia del Lusso works to connect students with businesses in order to create excellent opportunities of internship that often become openings for placement. This efficient office helps students in the creation of cv and portfolio with the aim of educating them in making job demands and proposing their profiles in the best way possible.

Top Recruiting Companies

Valentino, Prada, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, BottegaVeneta, LVMH, Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood, Ermenegildo Zegna,John Richmond, Krizia, L’Espresso, L’Oreal, Luxottica, Marina Rinaldi,Stefanel, Baci & Abbracci, OVS, +39 Manifacture, UPIM, 1st floor,AB&COM, Aeffe, Agent Lux Venture, Alviero Martini, Antonio Marras,Barbara Giannelli, Be-Ma, Betty Blue, Brooks Brothers, Cashmira,Celine, Class Publishing, Colangelo, Columbus, Conde Nast, Corps etAme, Datura, PEM Publishing, Emilù, Eres, Fabrizio Melzi, Fashionist,Franca Soncini, Francesco Scognamiglio, Fun and Fashion, FutureConcept Lab, G.F. Service, Gianfranco Femzia, Gruppo Zannier, Guitar,Ileana Turrini, Info Draft, Ingenio, Insight Communication, JM Fashion& Advertisement, Jonofui, Krizia, L’Autre Chose, Le Van Kim, LesCopains, Marly’s Fashion, Martin Margiela, Matteo Sorbellini, MonicaLeoni, Muse Magazine, Nardelli, Page Adv, Philippe Plein, Popai,Prime Donne, Ruffo, S.P. Management, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sabatini,Salima Arfoudi, Schema, Scudrera, So jeans, Società Italia, StaffInternational, Studio Re, Studio Uno, Tosi Communication, UlisseBarbi, Uragano studio, Urrà, Videolook, Vigevano 41, VW ConsultinWhite Gallery, XT.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Courses

10-Week Course in Made in Italy and Luxury Goods Industry

Campus Full time 10 weeks April 2017 Italy Milan

This course is designed for students who want to get to know, in depth, the characteristics of Made in Italy as a recognised model that is appreciated all over the world in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. The course includes theoretical classroom lessons, workshops and other practical activities, project work and assessment tests... [+]

This course is designed for students who want to get to know, in depth, the characteristics of Made in Italy as a recognised model that is appreciated all over the world in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. The course includes theoretical classroom lessons, workshops and other practical activities, project work and assessment tests. Course Objectives The course aims to: Define Made in Italy through its history and evolution Closely analyse the concept of luxury Evaluate significant case histories as symbols of Italian Excellence Introduce the dynamics linked to the retailing of luxury goods Course Specifications Duration: 150 hours over 10 weeks Schedule: Monday to Friday Start date: 11/04/2016 End date (final exam included): 17/06/2016 Language: English Course Price: 6.900 euros Study Programme Lectures and practical classroom activities Made in Italy & Luxury Goods Industry (including case-histories) Retail Positioning in the Fashion Luxury System The Never-ending Evolution of Retail Trends External workshops Workshop LandLab Educational external visits to places linked with the Milan fashion industry as well as visits to museums, libraries and showrooms. Analysis of fashion sites. BrandLab Learning Laboratories to create direct contact with fashion brands. These may consist of visits, seminars and meetings with professionals from renowned names of Made in Italy (products, services and communication). EventLab Taking part in essential fashion events such as shows and exhibitions. Workweeks Students carry out two full-time week-long projects based on real fashion company orders. [-]

Intensive 1-Year Course in Fashion Product Design

Campus Full time 1 year November 2016 Italy Milan

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment... [+]

The Intensive Course in Fashion Product Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to manage the entire production chain of a fashion product, from the original sketch design to the final creation of a garment. The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge of the advanced creative skills and practical techniques necessary to work in the fields of design (artistic representation, textile technology, colouring techniques, fabric technology, and the graphic development of sketches), pattern making (paper pattern making techniques directed mainly at womenswear) and tailoring (garment assembly using industrial machinery). Career prospects Collection Designer/Planner, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer, Fashion Graphic Designer, Pattern Maker, CAD Pattern Maker, Dressmaker, Sewing Technician. Some of the subjects taught in this programme Drawing & Technical Specifications Fashion Trends Collection Planning Fashion Digital Design Prototype Creation Pattern Production & Development CAD Fabric Cutting & Marking Methods Fabric Analysis Using Automatic Sewing & Ironing Machines Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso offers those who successfully complete the Intensive 1-Year Course Fashion Product Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position in Italy and abroad thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended an Intensive 1-Year Course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements - High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver’s certificate) - Suitable knowledge of English or Italian: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

Intensive 1-Year Course in Footwear and Accessories Design

Campus Full time 1 year November 2016 Italy Milan

This 1-Year Intensive Course in Footwear & Accessories Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan gives students working skills and strategic ability in order to shape them into professionals who are able to create, plan, design, develop and produce footwear and accessories collections in line with the demands of the fashion market... [+]

This 1-Year Intensive Course in Footwear & Accessories Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan gives students working skills and strategic ability in order to shape them into professionals who are able to create, plan, design, develop and produce footwear and accessories collections in line with the demands of the fashion market. The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to be able to manage the entire production chain and create trend-setting products that are competitive and valid both from a commercial and creative point of view. The design and development of bags and shoes is one of the most significant economic stimuli for countless businesses across the globe. In Italy in particular, the leather tradition’s artisanal character is united with the technological innovation applied to products, materials, and production processes. This gives further affirmation of Made in Italy as a world-renowned excellence brand even in the footwear and accessories sectors. Career prospects Footwear Designer, Accessories Designer, Footwear & Accessories Graphic Designer, Product Manager, Production Technician. Some of the subjects taught in this programme History of Footwear & Accessories Trends & Research Accessories Materials Graphic Design Sampling Process Collection Planning & Development Merchandising & Production Pattern Making Personal Branding Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete the Intensive 1-Year course in Footwear & Accessories Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position in Italy and abroad thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended an Intensive 1-Year Course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver’s certificate) Suitable knowledge of English: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

Intensive 1-Year Course in Interior and Retail Design

Campus Full time 1 year November 2016 Italy Milan

The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create graphic design for interior spaces using both manual and digital representation tools. The course aims to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical abilities that mean they will be able to identify and coordinate the styles, trends and materials... [+]

The Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to become professionals who are able to invent and create graphic design for interior spaces using both manual and digital representation tools. The course aims to give students the in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical abilities that mean they will be able to identify and coordinate the styles, trends and materials that allow them to distinguish the concept of ‘contemporary living’ with originality. The course also provides students with methodological and professional skills in planning and design, meaning they will be capable both of communicating and presenting their ideas adequately, and of independently managing the choice of techniques and technologies in order to bring a design to completion. Career prospects Interior Designer, Consultant in design studios or businesses dealing with interior design or furniture production, Designer of Retail and Commercial Spaces and/or relative furnishings, Designer of Spaces dedicated to Hospitality and/or relative furnishings, CAD Interior Designer. Some of the subjects taught in this programme - Contemporary Living - Project Philosophy - 2D & 3D Technical Drawing - AutoCAD - Design Strategies & Costing Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete the Intensive 1-Year course in Interior & Retail Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position in Italy and abroad thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended an Intensive 1-Year Course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver’s certificate) Suitable knowledge of Italian: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

Preparatory Course in Fashion English Language

Campus Full time 3 months July 2016 Italy Milan

Course objectives: to prepare students in the English language, introduce them to Made in Italy, and provide them with knowledge of some important elements of the fashion and luxury system. [+]

Preparatory courses are available to those who have already enrolled onto a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. They take place during the months before each academic year starts, usually between July and October. Preparatory Courses are directed at students who would like to improve their language skills before beginning their subsequent Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. They also serve to help students take the first step towards a successful integration into their new social and professional environment in Milan. Course objectives To prepare students in the English language, introduce them to Made in Italy, and provide them with knowledge of some important elements of the fashion and luxury system. Some of the subjects taught in this programme English Language: grammar & comprehension of texts Technical jargon related to the Fashion Sector Made in Italy & Italian Luxury Industry International Markets Structure Duration: 3 months Attendance Mode: Full-time (compulsory) Language: English Limited class size Entry requirements Must be already enrolled on a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. [-]

Preparatory Course in Italian Lifestyle, Culture & Language

Campus Full time 3 months July 2016 Italy Milan

Course objectives: to prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashion and design. [+]

Preparatory courses are available to those who have already enrolled onto a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. They take place during the months before each academic year starts, usually between July and October. Preparatory Courses are directed at students who would like to improve their language skills before beginning their subsequent Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. They also serve to help students take the first step towards a successful integration into their new social and professional environment in Milan. Course objectives To prepare students in the Italian language, teach them about Italian culture & lifestyle, and provide knowledge of some basic principles of fashion and design. Some of the subjects taught in this programme Italian Language: grammar & comprehension of texts Technical jargon related to the Fashion Sector Made in Italy & Italian Luxury Industry Italian Culture & Lifestyle Structure Duration: 3 months Attendance Mode: Full-time (compulsory) Language: Italian Limited class size Entry requirements Must be already enrolled on a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. [-]

Undergraduate Certificate

3-Year Course in Fashion Brand Management

Campus Full time 3 years November 2016 Italy Milan

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Brand Management at Accademia del Lusso Milan aims to shape students into fashion professionals with highly transferable skills. Students learn how to understand the reasons behind the success or failure of a fashion collection, with the aim of increasing a fashion brand’s value by strengthening or more suitably defining its image and enhancing the advertising communication of a brand or... [+]

Within the area of Fashion Brand Management, directed at creating value and brand development, significant business fields and numerous professional figures need to be coordinated. The brand has the important task of transmitting product identity. Specifically, within the fashion and luxury goods industry, the brand expresses the style of whoever buys the product or service. The 3-Year Course in Fashion Brand Management at Accademia del Lusso Milan aims to shape students into fashion professionals with highly transferable skills. Students learn how to understand the reasons behind the success or failure of a fashion collection, with the aim of increasing a fashion brand’s value by strengthening or more suitably defining its image and enhancing the advertising communication of a brand or specific product type. Students will learn how to combine trends and aesthetic/style evolutions with the interests of the business operating within the fashion and design markets, and how to reposition a product where this may be necessary. Each year of the programme has a specific function. The first year is preparatory, and provides students with the basic training and the main references and tools needed to understand the world of fashion and luxury. The second year takes a methodological approach, as it allows students to acquire professional and specialist knowledge. The third and final year sums all the competencies learned in the previous years and focuses on the realisation of a Thesis Project. Career prospects Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Product & Project Manager, Retail Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Sales Manager, Buyer, Show Room Manager, Store Manager. Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete 3-Year Course in Fashion Brand Management the opportunity to be considered for an internship position thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended this course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver's certificate) Suitable knowledge of English or Italian: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

3-Year Course in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 3 years November 2016 Italy Milan

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan gives students working skills and strategic ability in order to shape them into professionals who are able to plan, design, develop and produce fashion collections that are in line with market demands... [+]

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Design at Accademia del Lusso Milan gives students working skills and strategic ability in order to shape them into professionals who are able to plan, design, develop and produce fashion collections that are in line with market demands. The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to be able to design and create entire collections that are competitive and valid both from a commercial and a creative point of view. Students develop skills in design, drawing, pattern making and sewing as well as learning research skills and essential collection planning techniques used in the fashion job market. Each year of the programme has a specific function. The first year is preparatory, and provides students with the basic training and the main references and tools needed to understand the world of fashion and luxury. The second year centers around the development of a collection, from the concept, to the creative realisation of it. The third and final year sums all the competencies learned in the previous years and puts them into practice through the acquisition of pattern making and sewing skills. It aims at the development of a Thesis Project. Career prospects Fashion Designer, Fashion Graphic Designer, Fashion Graphic Illustrator, Fashion Coordinator, Assistant Designer, Product Manager, Trend Researcher, Fashion Consultant, Pattern Maker, CAD Operator, Dressmaker/Tailor, Dressmaking Technician, Quality Controller, Product Developer. Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete the 3-Year Course in Fashion Design the opportunity to be considered for an internship position thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended the course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver's certificate) Suitable knowledge of English or Italian: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

3-Year Course in Fashion Styling and Communication

Campus Full time 3 years November 2016 Italy Milan

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Styling & Communication at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to work in various positions ranging from creative environments to corporate roles in the field of image and fashion communication. Working in a press office and in public relations means dealing with press campaigns, conferences, advertising, public announcements, external relations, events, exhibitions and shows, and... [+]

The 3-Year Course in Fashion Styling & Communication at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to work in various positions ranging from creative environments to corporate roles in the field of image and fashion communication. Working in a press office and in public relations means dealing with press campaigns, conferences, advertising, public announcements, external relations, events, exhibitions and shows, and everything that transmits the style and identity of a brand operating in the fashion & luxury sector. Each year of the programme has a specific function. The first year is preparatory, and provides students with the basic training and the main references and tools needed to understand the world of fashion and luxury. The second year takes a methodological approach, as it allows students to acquire professional and specialist knowledge. The third and final year sums all the competencies learned in the previous years and focuses on the realisation of a Thesis Project. Career prospects Communication Manager, Fashion Editor, Editorial Stylist, Fashion Show Stylist, Celebrity Stylist, Research Consultant, Event Manager, Fashion Show Director, PR Manager, Image Consultant, Personal Shopper. Internship opportunities Accademia del Lusso Milan offers those who successfully complete the 3-Year Course in Fashion Styling & Communication the opportunity to be considered for an internship position thanks to the many links the school has with brands and businesses in the fashion and design sectors. These opportunities are offered to students who have attended the course and who have demonstrated a strong motivation to work in fashion and design, as well as exceptional ability, commitment and achievement during their studies. Entry requirements High school/upper secondary school qualification (leaver’s certificate) Suitable knowledge of Italian: demonstrated by a formal certificate or Skype language interview [-]

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Via Montenapoleone 5

Milan, 20121 IT