Rome Summer – Fashion Studies

General

Program Description

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Why Rome?

Explore fashion design and production in one of the worldâs top fashion cities this summerâ Rome! Through coursework and hands-on experience, youâll explore both the theoretical and the practical aspects of contemporary Italian fashion production. Field trips to local museums, exhibitions, and other sites of interest provide context for what you are learning in the classroom.

What You'll Study

Our summer program partners with the Accademia di Costume e Modaâa recognized center of excellence in the fields of fashion and costume design educationâto provide two fundamental fashion courses.

You will enroll in both fashion and design courses, and then you'll have the option of taking an additional course in Art History at the IES Abroad Center. The course will help you discover masterpieces in the city, and also analyze how even in art and architecture, style and design deeply characterize different historical periods.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possibleâwhich includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

You will enroll in both fashion and design courses, and then you'll have the option of taking an additional course in Art History at the IES Abroad Center. The course will help you discover masterpieces in the city, and also analyze how even in art and architecture, style and design deeply characterize different historical periods.

Courses

This is a list of possible course offerings in Rome. The final course list for each term will depend on faculty availability, students interested in each course, and discipline diversity. After you are accepted, you will see a list of tentative course offerings for your term in your MyIESabroad account.

You will enroll in two to three courses for a total of 6-9 semester credits.

  • Introduction to Fashion and Styling Communication (Summer)
  • Introduction to Accessories Design (Summer)
  • AH 319 - Rome as a Living Museum (Summer)

Partner Institution(s)

Accademia di Costume e Moda

Our summer program partners with the Accademia di Costume e Modaâa recognized center of excellence in the fields of fashion and costume design educationâto provide two fundamental fashion courses.

The Accademia di Costume e Moda is one of the most famous Fashion Academies in Rome. It is located in the very heart of Rome, close to the IES Abroad Center. The academy was founded in Rome in 1964 with the sponsorship of the city of Rome. The Accademia di Costume e Moda is only offered during the Fall semester. The Accademia offers English-taught courses in:

  • Fashion communication
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion styling

Field Trips & Events

Even though your adventure starts in Rome, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the cultures and traditions of your host country. Several two-day field trips are organized each semester. You may choose one field trip, which is subsidized by IES Abroad. You have the option of signing up for other field trips at your own cost if spots are available. Here are a few possible destinations:

Amalfi Coast

2 Days | Fall & Spring

Enjoy the stunning coast by boat. Explore the coastal towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Visit the amazing archaeological sites of Paestum and take the taste of the products of a local farm.

Tuscany

2 Days | Fall & Spring

Tour the countryside of one of Italyâs most unique regions, with its gorgeous landscapes and rich artistic legacy. You will also visit the sites of the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

Course-Related Trips

IES Abroad Rome organizes course-related trips that complement what youâre learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Italian culture and society.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Rome is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether itâs the orientation program that prepares you for whatâs ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten pathâweâre all about our student services. This is just one of the things weâre known for.

Orientation

During the 2-day orientation, we'll introduce you to:

  • IES Abroad staff
  • Fellow students
  • IES Abroad policies
  • Academics
  • Safety information
  • Daily life in Rome

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best caféânot finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Rome, it will feel like home.

Apartments

Share apartments with other IES Abroad students and have the option of living with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian student who provides opportunities to engage in cultural activities. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally accommodate four to seven students, with two to three IES Abroad students sharing a bedroom. Internet access is available in every apartment. Meals are not included, but apartments offer equipped kitchens.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Explore Italian culture and get to know your classmates through cooking classes, trattoria nights, and day trips to the Roman beachside.

Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Spring 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Spring 2020 $5,115 $3,690 $230 $17,890

Our Center

Situated in the heart of Rome along the Tiber River across from the Castel Santâ Angelo, the IES Abroad Rome Center is a newly renovated 1920s-era building within walking distance of the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Vatican.

Features include:

  • Multi-media academic facilities
  • Auditorium used for conferences and guest lectures
  • Rooftop terrace with city views
  • Internet and WiFi printer access
  • Reading room and study area
Last updated November 2019

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