IFA Paris

Introduction

IFA Paris - The International Fashion School for Design and Business

In the words of Suzy Menkes, IFA Paris is where to “Learn the French way of seeing fashion as art.” (HERALD TRIBUNE, JUNE 2004) IFA Paris is a Contemporary Fashion Design and Luxury Business School which has its roots firmly set in the history of arts and crafts in France. IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunity available in these vibrant industries. IFA Paris offers undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses in Fashion Design, Media, Business, Luxury and Perfume & Cosmetics on its campuses in Paris, Shanghai, Istanbul and Bangkok. With international lecturers who bare outstanding industry experience in both Haute Couture and avant-garde approaches, IFA Paris has 1200 current students enrolled, coming from 5 continents and originating from 50 different countries. For more information about our campuses, programs and more, please visit www.ifaparis.com

PARIS SCHOOL

IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only school in Paris offering all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world. International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, offers students undergraduate courses in design and marketing, and postgraduate courses in design, business, communication and luxury in an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration. With schools in Paris and Shanghai, IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities available in this vibrant industry. Recently relocated to 18-24 Quai de la Marne, IFA Paris overlooks the famed canal and is at the heart of the developing 19th arrondissement. The new location has tripled the size of the previous academic facilities and added extensive new amenities to benefit students, including bigger classrooms, a student lounge space, and a resource and study center. The building will also house several new fashion workshop spaces to accommodate hands-on projects. This vibrant and artistic neighborhood is also home to many cultural landmarks, including the MK2 cinemas, Point Ephémère performance space for concerts and ballets, and le CENTQUATRE art centre with a wide range of cultural offerings, exhibits and high-profile fashion shows. The district is also the location of other prestigious schools devoted to creative arts, including École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette (ENSAPLV) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and is close to the École Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation (EICAR). “The 19th” is emerging as one of the most exciting and stimulating area for students in all of Paris, and IFA Paris is excited to become a part of this neighborhood. Paris holds a special place at the top of the fashion and luxury world. As fashion’s birthplace, it gave the world some of its most renowned designers and fashion houses including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior and it remains the place where contemporary fashion designers including Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, and Alber Elbaz choose to live and work. The specific Parisian feel for fashion extends beyond the bounds of the industry and into the city’s films, art galleries, museums, theaters and street life. While Paris undoubtedly has a distinguished fashion and luxury history, its present and future are just as compelling. Paris is still the world’s fashion capital and is able to prove it with important fashion events such as its twice-a-year fashion week, fairs and trade shows, fascinating concept stores, and industry-leading trend agencies. Major luxury groups such as LVMH, PPR and companies like Hermès, Cartier and Baccarat all have headquarters located in Paris. In recent history, Paris has turned almost every part of its economy into luxury through fashion, jewelry, beauty care as well as gastronomy, wine and travel. Paris remains an essential stop for young fashion and luxury professionals who wish to understand the cultural, industrial and market forces that shape the fashion world today.

SHANGHAI SCHOOL

IFA Paris has become the leading fashion school in China and is unique in demonstrating its dedication to success by bringing the best, mostly French professional fashion instructors. In partnership with the Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, IFA Paris established its school in Shanghai in 2002, the first-ever Sino-French joint venture in fashion education approved by the Chinese government. IFA’s Shanghai school offers a unique opportunity to international students who wish to gain insight into the world’s fastest-growing fashion and luxury market while receiving the same high-quality curriculum taught in English as in Paris. Shanghai is an open and extroversive metropolis and its ascent into the ranks as a fashion capital is no doubt a serious topic. Since the later period of the 19th century, Shanghai has been the fashion center of China. The Shanghai style traveled the world in the 1920s and 30s and re-emerged in the present with fashion designers using a mixture of traditional and modern ideas to create fresh fashion trends. Remarkably, it’s the country’s modern-day consumers who are transforming China into the world’s largest market for luxury and high-end fashion products. Shanghai is unquestionably China’s Mecca for international fashion and the luxury industry. Most foreign fashion and jewelry brands, from luxury to mass markets, count on more than one shop in the city’s numerous fashion retailing districts and major shopping centers. While luxury cars, 5 stars hotels, and high-end dining are regular sights in the city’s downtown, there is also now a growing interest for yachts and private jets among China’s richest.

ISTANBUL SCHOOL

IFA Paris is not only at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities in the vibrant fashion industry in Paris, but also has become the leading fashion school in Shanghai, China. Now IFA Paris is thrilled to expand its influence internationally by offering one of its most popular courses – MBA in Luxury Brand Management in Istanbul, Turkey. The new campus, in cooperation with Bosphorus (Boğaziçi) University, is located in the heart of Istanbul and it can be easily reached from all destinations in the city. Bosphorus University is considered the top-notch among all education providers in Turkey, and it is the best environment IFA Paris could select for its students to be truly exposed to international experiences. The University takes pride in its lively and colorful campus life. To complement and enrich the academic experience with an active campus life, the university supports student clubs, arts, and sports activities, and provides a variety of services from health care to counseling for students and staff. Well-equipped with both traditional and modern educational facilities, libraries and countless cafes and restaurants, the Istanbul campus provides its students the access and convenience to a unique and cozy environment. IFA Paris believes it is a privilege, as well as an advantage for its students to make the best out of what the location can offer. Being one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world, and a culturally cultivated place full of museums, galleries, parks and modern colleges, Istanbul is able to provide a stage for those who long for exploring and developing their own interests.

For more information, please visit https://www.ifaparis.com

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Courses

Fashion Design & Marketing Foundation Program

Campus Full time 7 months January 2020 France Paris

Our research shows that you may be one of 60% of young professionals in fashion, who are unsure of their preferred role in the industry. For you, we have designed the Fashion Design & Marketing Foundation Program, as the ideal first step for young professionals seeking careers in fashion design, business, marketing and merchandising. [+]

Duration: 7-month program in English Campuses: Paris Next Intake: January 2020 ECTS Credits: 60 Application Fee: €150 Tuition Fee: €6,000 Limited to: 25 students per class

Our research shows that you may be one of 60% of young professionals in fashion, who are unsure of their preferred role in the industry. For you, we have designed the Fashion Design & Marketing Foundation Program, as the ideal first step for young professionals seeking careers in fashion design, business, marketing and merchandising.

Our Fashion Design & Marketing Foundation program offers a 360-degree view of the world of fashion. It is designed for intending fashion professionals, who are unsure about their areas of interest. It is the ideal primer for those looking to get a first taste of the fashion industry, before a deeper academic or professional experience. This foundation program is intense, diverse and condensed, combining in-class training with workshops, field trips, and real-life case studies.... [-]


Fashion Event Planning Short Course

Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 France Paris

From the most fabulous runway shows to the most elaborate parties; ever wonder how these amazing events come together? With this short course, you will learn the “ins and outs” of producing a meaningful event. Explore the different types of events, learn how to create and manage a budget, curate a delicious menu, and stay organized with a thorough run-of-show. [+]

Campuses: Paris Duration: 3 weeks / 75 hours Format: Daytime Language: English Intake: July 2019 Tuition Fee: €1,500 Limited to: 20 students per class

From the most fabulous runway shows to the most elaborate parties; ever wonder how these amazing events come together? With this short course, you will learn the “ins and outs” of producing a meaningful event. Explore the different types of events, learn how to create and manage a budget, curate a delicious menu, and stay organized with a thorough run-of-show.

Students will learn how to execute impactful events on different scales. They will understand how to use publicity tools and social media to build buzz, pair the appropriate wines to dishes and facilitate a seamless red carpet. By the end of this short course, students will be able to anticipate common event snafus and how to manage them.... [-]


Fashion Studio - Short Course

Campus Full time 7 - 8 weeks March 2019 France Paris

The Fashion Studio Short Course provides the basic skills to become a fashion designer. [+]

From the drawing of the main idea to the making of the garment and selection of the right fabric. A course to anyone interested in the design of a fashion collection.

The Fashion Studio Course is a complete and comprehensive 256 hour program regrouping 3 themes: Fashion Design, Draping and Pattern Making and Textiles. Upon completion of this course students will gain the essential skills necessary to develop a basic mini collection. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the creation of a range of outfits, from inception to realization.

The Short Courses at IFA Paris have been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 3 options:... [-]


Future Fashion Tech Short Course

Campus Full time 5 days April 2019 France Paris

Are robots going to take over? Is artificial intelligence going to eradicate jobs within fashion? Is the fashion industry ever going to catch up with digital innovation? These are just some of the burning questions that will be examined on this unique short course at IFA Paris. Blending theoretical and practical learning together within the disciplines of fashion and technology, your one-week intense journey will introduce you to the latest innovations that are disrupting the fashion industry. You will be guided through a series of debates to expand your analytical and critical thinking, as well as the opportunity to get hands-on with machinery and software to ignite your creativity and technical skillset. You will explore and see technology themes such as 3D printing, fashion computer science, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence. [+]

Campuses: Paris Duration: 5 days / 30 hours Format: Intensive Language: English Intake: April 2019, July 2019 Tuition Fee: €1,500 Limited to: 15 students per class

Are robots going to take over? Is artificial intelligence going to eradicate jobs within fashion? Is the fashion industry ever going to catch up with digital innovation? These are just some of the burning questions that will be examined on this unique short course at IFA Paris. Blending theoretical and practical learning together within the disciplines of fashion and technology, your one-week intense journey will introduce you to the latest innovations that are disrupting the fashion industry. You will be guided through a series of debates to expand your analytical and critical thinking, as well as the opportunity to get hands-on with machinery and software to ignite your creativity and technical skillset. You will explore and see technology themes such as 3D printing, fashion computer science, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence.... [-]


Upcycling Fashion - Short Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 France Paris

Think, breathe and design in a sustainable and eco-friendly way - the future of fashion! [+]

The students involved in this program will discover a unique way of recycling previously un-wearable items or old clothing, creating a more sustainable way of shopping, creating and thinking. This program was initially created to plant a seed, now that Upcycled Fashion is trending this class now offers the opportunity to step into the world of Sustainable Fashion. Since Sustainable Fashion is the future of retail, our future depends on us to be smarter with our textile waste. With over 21 billion kilos of clothing landing in our landfills every year (the US alone), not only is this class fun but a necessity, worldwide. IFA Paris and Born Again Vintage will open the international doors of Sustainable Fashion via this Upcycling and Clothing Reconstruction Class.... [-]


Summer courses

Fashion & Luxury Business - Short Course

Campus Full time 7 - 8 weeks October 2019 France Paris

The Fashion & Luxury Business short course provides the basic skills to become a fashion entrepreneur: from the drafting of the main idea to the commercialization and promotion of a concept. A course for anyone interested in the business of fashion and Luxury. [+]

The Fashion & Luxury Business short course is a complete and comprehensive 254 hour program regrouping 3 themes: Luxury, Fashion Marketing and Visual Merchandising. Upon completion of this course, students will gain the essential skills necessary to run a personal project in fashion or luxury retail. The modules taught are structured around each step composing the development of a business plan, from research to commercialization.

Part-Time Courses at IFA: A modular and customizable learning experience!

The Part-Time courses at IFA have been constructed on a unique modular planning in order to allow participants to customize their learning experience by electing 3 options:... [-]


Fashion Design Discovery - Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 France Paris

This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. [+]

This course is aimed at people who want to know more about Fashion Design or wish to possibly pursue studies in this field. Fashion design is presented through a mix of theoretical and practical short modules that will give participants a clear overview of the industry, the positions and the skills required to succeed. Modules will be complemented by visits of companies, museums and presentations to allow participants to “feel” what fashion is about.

Course Objectives:

- Understand the structure of the fashion and textile industry from an international perspective as well as the strong link between fashion and culture- Discover what it takes to be a fashion designer: The creative process- Realize the importance of pattern making and sewing in fashion: The technical process- Understand the power of communication behind the product: The fashion image... [-]


Fashion Luxury Business - Summer Course

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 France Paris

This course is specifically designed to provide a clear overview of the fashion and luxury industry along with its current challenges. [+]

This course is specifically designed to provide participants with a clear overview of the fashion and luxury industry along with its current challenges. It is integrated in a set of complementary short modules with the right mix of theory and practice in order to actively engage participants. All topics will be taught with an international perspective in mind. This course is aimed at participants willing to further study or start a career in the fashion & luxury industry as well as at anyone who wants to know more about this fascinating industry.

Course Objectives:

- Understand the specificities of the fashion & luxury industry, its structure, the main functions and roles at stake.- Develop a solid grounding in the theoretical and practical issues relevant to fashion & luxury organizations- Understand the roles and challenges of each function in the fashion & luxury cycle.- Develop an international perspective about new dynamics between mature and developing countries... [-]


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18-24 Quai de la Marne
Paris, Île-de-France, 75019 FR
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