Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketinghttp://www.polimoda.com/
Via Pisana 77 Florence, FI 50143 Italy
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
from September through June for academic year, from end of June for summer courses
Polimoda offers specialized, hands-on training for students seeking professional careers in the fashion industry, offering undergraduate and masters programs in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion management and merchandising. Students intern for 3 months at local fashion companies at the end of their programs, and over 90% of students are working in the fashion sector withing 6 months after graduation.
The program aims to create professionals to work in the fashion industry. The majority of our students go on to work in the fashion sector directly after their studies at Polimoda. Most student projects are tied directly to real work requests from local fashion businesses, such as Gucci, Ferragamo, Tod's, and Stefanel, among many others.
The campus is set in the city in Villa Strozzi which is surrounded by a large park, as well as a design lab in Florence and fabric and knit workshop in Prato. About 35% of our students are international, coming from all over the world. The school has partnerships with the local fashion industry, creating a close collaboration between the academic world and the actual sector and preparing students to enter the fashion sector with the skills that are actually in demand.
Polimoda's courses in fashion design and marketing include: fashion and textile design, footwear and accessories design, fashion marketing. Advanced master level courses are offered for fashion design, marketing and merchandising, fashion management, marketing and management of beauty and cosmetics, organization of fashion events, fashion marketing communication, footwear design, luxury management. Each year we have new courses added - check our website to see the complete list of programs offered.
In order to attend the undergraduate courses offered by Polimoda, students must have completed the minimum requirement of at least a 12-year course, and have earned a high-school diploma. Italian students are required to have earned the Italian "maturita". For applicants from other national systems, an essential requirement is the successful completion of a secondary school program permitting university admission within their respective system.
Candidates are required to have a university degree in order to attend our Masters Programs.
Admission to Polimoda is limited and is based on the positive evaluation of an entrance exam.
All applicants - both Italian and international students - must complete and submit an application form and supporting materials. Our website offers more details on the application requirements.
from 5,000 to 18,000 depending on program
Teaching materials, field trips and visits with local fashion companies, as well as the use of the various services Polimoda offers.
1 1/2 months
Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing organizes specialized courses of fashion design, production, commercialisation and marketing with the aim of creating close collaboration between the academic and fashion production worlds. Polimoda is constantly offering students close contact with the fashion world and bringing into evidence the various current international trends that touch fashion, from technology to social media to global trends in accessories and more.