Accademia Costume e Moda

Introduction

The Accademia Costume & Moda offers courses legally recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universitied and Research under the body that rules Artistic Higher Education. Culture, Design and Craftmanship linked to a laboratorial approach are the key points of the School’s educational mission; the objective is to help the students start their careers, supporting them in the process of recognising and consolidating their creative identity.

The Accademia Costume & Moda releases Academic titles equal to Undergraduate Programs (180 credits) and Master’s Degrees Programs (60 credits), and attendance certificates for its Post Graduate, Intensive and Summer School Programs.

Culture and Experimentation merged with Design and Craftmanship, are our drive in offering to the Fashion System and to the Entertainment Industry, young designers able to respond to their needs.

In its 50 years, Accademia has developed many talents in all its fields of reference. We cannot possibly list them all but we can give you a slight taste of some of their most outstanding achievements.

Among our ALUMNI Creatives and Professionals such as Frida Giannini, Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Aldo Maria Camillo for Cerruti, Sergio Ciucci for Didier Parakian ….

Others instead, have decided to run an independent career creating their own brands Maurizio Galante (Maurizio Galante Haute Couture), Tommaso Aquilano (AQUILANO RIMONDI and Creative Director together with Roberto Rimondi for FAY), Albino D’Amato (Maison Albino), Marella Ferrera (MARELLA FERRERA), Bruno Simeone (Rossorame).

While some have become Head Designers or Line Managers for fashion companies like Valentino, Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Didier Parakian, Alexander Mc Queen.

And to make the list even more complete many are the Senior Designers working for the fashion industry both in Italy and abroad for companies like Max Mara, Givenchy, Dolce e Gabbana etc.

As for the show business/entertainment industry, we are the proud starting point for Academy Award winners like Manlio Rocchetti (“Driving Miss Daisy”) also nominated for the BAFTA Awards for “Gangs of New York“, and top level costume tailors like Francesca Sartori and Gianna Gissi, both winners of several David di Donatello (Italian Oscar Awards), Stefano Canulli (Costume Designer for Cirque du Soleil, Illustrator and close collaborator of Thierry Mugler on various projets) or professionals who have worked for celebrities like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez (Vrettos Vrettakos) and many more…

The Accademia is only the starting grid.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Master's in Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Rome

This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. [+]

In Partnership with VALENTINO Outline This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure. The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier. Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation. The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS) and will be held in collaboration with Maison Valentino. Professional Opportunities The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project; fundamentally to this is materials research and technical fabrics development for both indoor and outdoor, the study of new trends and analysis of the needs of the target market, design, technical development, the balance of toils / prototypes and experiments, all aimed at the creation and communication of a collection of a high level that expresses the stylistic codes of a brand. At the end of the course, students will be equipped to pursue a career within the fashion system able to play a variety of roles professionally and creatively: designers, product managers, fabric researchers, designers / artisans and / or entrepreneurs themselves. To Whom Candidates that may apply for the Master’s degree with: Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in a related subject to the course: YES Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in subjects not specifically related to course: YES, after evaluation of the Course Committee on the suitability of the candidate. Professionals with proven experience and / and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation. Duration The course duration is one academic year and attendance is mandatory. However to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance. Educational Approach The course consists of theoretical lessons, seminars, with experts in the field, practical workshops, guided tutorial support one to one and self-directed study. Visits to ateliers and workshops to study embroidery, accessories and finishes and construction techniques typical of couture also to textile companies and fairs, museums galleries and exhibitions make the course vibrant and relevant to the subject. The course has a closed number of places available to maintain the quality at this high level of study. As part of the application procedure applicants are required to successfully pass an interview along with the presentation of a Fashion Portfolio. At the conclusion of the Master’s course the successful graduates will receive a First Level Master’s awarded (60 credits ECTS) from Accademia Costume & Moda recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Enrolment Procedure After having completed the information request on our website, the candidates will be contacted from the Information, Marketing and Orientation Office that will invite them for an interview. The interview can be taken on campus or via videoconference and will be with the Coordinator of the MASTER Program. The students will need to bring or send via email to info@accademiacostumeemoda.it the following information: curriculum vitae portfolio motivational letter previous academic curriculum – exams etc Undergraduate Certificate / Diploma A valid document (Passport) For Non European students, the Accademia will provide them with all the necessary assistance in order to apply for the student VISA. Once passed the process, the student will receive all the documentation needed to finalise the procedure. The results will be communicated within 7 days from the day of the interview. [-]

Master's in Creative Knitwear Design

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. [+]

In Collaboration with CKM Outline Be creative within an industry framework. Research, tradition and innovation are the key points of this educational course. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the latest industrial tools, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a professional knitwear designer. Course Structure The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. The course places great emphasis on collaborations with prestigious partner companies, these are a crucial element of the course. Therefore, students will be required to take part in external visits to these facilities in order to become familiar with and learn about the most technologically advanced knitwear manufacturing processes. Course aims To develop personal knowledge and creative skills within the fashion knitwear subject. To follow the development a comprehensive knitwear project from concept to raw materials production and garment manufacturing, from start to finish. To respond to the individual need of each student with the aim of locating a personal style. To foster collaboration between students and knitwear experts as well as fashion designers. To equip students with the relevant tools necessary for a professional career in the international fashion industry. Modules Module 1 Study of fibers and design new yarns within the studio space as well as off-site at various lab facilities. Experiment and practice using hand and power knitting machines, learning how to explore and develop new materials as well as establishing their own design identity. Analyse and experiment with specific shapes, volumes and the wearability of knitwear. Iconic Fashion Knitwear & History. Explore in-depth new embroidery techniques and experiment with printing, dyeing and finishing techniques with the support and collaboration of highly qualified knitwear and lab technicians lab in the sector. Module 2 Master the relationship between research, inspiration, concept development and practice. Design a small capsule collection with the help and support of both leading and visiting tutors. Discuss and critically reflect on their personal collection project, in a constructive manner, with some of the world’s most prestigious knitwear designers. Module 3 Participate in the manufacturing process of the most significant pieces within their capsule collection (up to 10 pieces each). Directly collaborate with highly renowned Italian knitwear companies and gain first-hand experience of the various phases and issues involved in the production process. Module 4 Marketing & Project management including portfolio building, branding, styling, photo-shooting for editorial and lookbook. Present their final projects to the press and fashion community. Info Admission is limited to a small number of students. The course duration is one academic year and attendance is mandatory on this full-time course. However to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance. The Executive Committee of the Master’s in CKD will evaluate and select CVs and portfolios and interview candidates. Course participants must be in possession of a relevant degree in Fashion Design from either an Italian institution (a 3 year degree minimum requirement) or an international University or College (Bachelor’s Degree). We also welcome applications from candidates who have at least three years of relevant work experience in the Design and Creative Department of a Fashion House, or similar background, and those who are experienced in collection designing. Such candidates will not be awarded a 1-level Master’s degree but will receive a certificate of participation in the Master’s course. For academic year 2016/2017, the full course fee (enrollment fee plus tuition fee) is €12,000 per participant. Fees include on-site lessons and transfers to partner facilities and companies. Course fees do not include materials, special visits to trade fairs, housing and living expenses both in Rome as well as in San Martino in Rio (Reggio Emilia). Finally, free Wi-Fi is available throughout all learning facilities as well as a dedicated designing space for students. Candidates also have free access to the school’s extensive archive and library. [-]

Master's in Fashion Jewelry

Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Rome

The Fashion Jewelry Designer works for the Luxury Industry, for the goldsmith world and for the Fashion System, creating and designing exclusive Accessories. The Designer converts the creative idea in production reality through a deep knowledge of all due procedures and the help of competences that stretch from tradition to innovation. [+]

In Partnership with Instituto Gemmologico Nazionale Outline The Fashion Jewelry Designer works for the Luxury Industry, for the goldsmith world and for the Fashion System, creating and designing exclusive Accessories. The Designer converts the creative idea in production reality through a deep knowledge of all due procedures and the help of competences that stretch from tradition to innovation. The aim of the Degree is to educate and train professional jewel designers providing them with knowledge on style development and methodology in the various areas of Jewel Design. This course will focus on Haute Couture and Industrial Jewelry, Accessorise and Wristwatch Design through the following procedures: Innovative paths on planning and design ratios I Understanding of descriptive languages I Identification of targets I Entrepreneurship tutoring I The use of heterogeneous and alternative materials and techniques (the students by combining theoretical and practical preparation carried out in internal and external laboratories, will reinterpret traditional materials and techniques). The Jewel Design will be reinterpreted by creating a synergy with fashion, spotting trends and cultural inclinations in the jewellery contemporary scene. This will be achieved also thanks to partnerships with the most excellent professionals in the territory and through assimilation of design culture. Important will also be the introduction of specialised gemmological technique elements. The First Level Master’s Degree Program in Jewelry offers 60 ECTS Credits and is internationally valid, since recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Professional Opportunities Designer for High End Jewelry, Fashion and Luxury Markets. The Master’s degree approaches all of the tecniques and different working methods of Jewelry and Bijou Craftsmanship. This is achieved through the analysis of the creative process from the product design, to the material research, technology and market analysis. Students will be able to design with free hand and with rhinoceros and able to develop complete jewelry and bijou collections. To Whom The course is addressed to whomever possesses a basic knowledge in the field, or those who hold a undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree or a Graduate Degree or to whomever wishes to enhance and/or complete their cultural and professional competences in the Jewelry design field, from creation to final manufacturing. All of the above mentioned categories have different admission procedures. Acceptance to the course is subordinated to a preliminary examination to evaluate the student’s technical-artistic skills. Calendar Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm to 7pm Every second Saturday from 9am to 6pm [-]

Master in Accessory Design - Leather Goods, Shoes and Eyewear

Campus Full time November 2017 Italy Rome

The designer of accessories is required to research, analyse and interpret fashion trends, to correctly insert a collection of accessories within a contemporary stylistic landscape. This training simulates the path of industry, research of materials and trends, the study of new trends, designing & experimentation, technical development to final product and its communication. [+]

In Partnership with FENDI Outline The designer of accessories is required to research, analyse and interpret fashion trends, to correctly insert a collection of accessories within a contemporary stylistic landscape. This training simulates the path of industry, research of materials and trends, the study of new trends, designing & experimentation, technical development to final product and its communication. At the end of the training – conducted in collaboration with FENDI – students will be able to pursue a professional career in a creative studio, researching trends, developing products or office-office-style, and filling various professional roles that exist in the fashion industry, from designers to product manager as well as designing for their own business. The First Level Master’s degree in Accessory Design aims to instil organizational skills form both a design and operational prospective, essential characteristics for a professional figure able to effectively resolve issues within productive laboratories with understanding of the creative potential and the possibilities for implementation of projects. This course is fully recognized by the Italian Ministry as a Master’s of the first level with 60 credits (CFA/ECTS). Professional Opportunities This Master’s Course simulates the industry path, essential research for materials and trends, the development of new trends, market understanding, designing, technical developments and experimentations to the communication of the specialised product. Students at the end of the training will be able to pursue a professional career as part of a team in a creative fashion accessory design studio as a designer, researcher or involved in product development. To Whom This Master’s course is aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognised first degree, in a subject area relevant to this course, and wish to study with the aim to seriously focus on a career towards costume design: Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Artistic / Design or a subject area linked to the Master’s Course: YES. Humanistic and Liberal Art degree students who have successfully completed an undergraduate course not linked to the specialist area of the Master’s: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee. Industry Professionals of the sector and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation. Educational Approach Theoretical lessons, seminars, with experts in the field, practical workshops, guided tutorial support one to one and self-directed study, visits to industry production facilities, galleries and exhibitions make the course vibrant and relevant to the subject. Due to demand and a closed number of places available (to maintain the quality at this high level of study) to gain access to the course it is required the successful completion of an admission assessment, interview and presentation of a Portfolio. At the end of the Master the students will receive the I Level Academic Master’s Diploma given by the Accademia Costume & Moda and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. Duration The course duration is one academic years and attendance is mandatory however to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance. Enrolment Procedure After having completed the information request on our website, the candidates will be contacted from the Information, Marketing and Orientation Office that will invite them for an interview. The interview can be taken on campus or via videoconference and will be with the Coordinator of the MASTER Program. The students will need to bring or send via email to info@accademiacostumeemoda.it the following information: curriculum vitae portfolio motivational letter previous academic curriculum – exams etc Undergraduate Certificate / Diploma A valid document (Passport) For Non European students, the Accademia will provide them with all the necessary assistance in order to apply for the student VISA. Once passed the process, the student will receive all the documentation needed to finalise the procedure. The results will be communicated within 7 days from the day of the interview. [-]

Master The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet

Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity and design. [+]

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity and design. The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills. Professional Opportunities This Master’s Course trains professionals as assistant costume designers, consultant costume designers, professional costumiers able to work at both national and international levels in Opera and Ballet since graduates are able to analyse and creatively interpret the theme, perform in-depth historical research; realize the sketches of costumes, sample fabrics, follow the manufacturing, design accessories, makeup and wigs needed for a production. To Whom This Master is aimed at those who have successfully completed a recognised first degree, in a subject area relevant to this course, and wish to study with the aim to seriously focus on a career towards costume design. Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Artistic / Design or a subject area linked to the Master’s Course: YES Humanistic and Liberal Art degree students who have successfully completed an undergraduate course not linked to the specialist area of the Master’s: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee Industry Professionals of the sector and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation. Duration The course duration is one academic years and attendance is mandatory however to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance. Educational approach Theoretical classes, seminars with field experts, set designers, dancers, actors, directors, laboratorial workshops and exercises, individual guided studies, visits to theatres, costume shops, museums, art collections and galleries. Due to demand and a closed number of places available (to maintain the quality at this high level of study) to gain access to the course it is required the successful completion of an admission assessment, interview and presentation of a Portfolio. At the end of the Master the students will receive the I Level Academic Master Diploma given by the Accademia Costume & Moda and recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education. [-]

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Accademia di Costume e di Moda

Address Via di Tor di Nona 2
00186, Italy
Website http://www.accademiacostumeemoda.it/
Phone +39 06 686 8169