Founded in 1964 in Rome, Accademia Costume & Moda is today was awarded by the BoF report “4 Badges of Excellence” – the maximum possible – for both the Undergraduate Fashion Design (BA Degree courses) and Graduate Fashion Design (MA Degree courses) categories:

It offers BA and Master courses legally recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research under the body that rules Artistic Higher Education.

Culture, Design, and Craftmanship linked to a laboratory approach are the key points of the School’s educational mission. The objective is to help the students start their careers, supporting them in shaping and consolidating their creative identity.

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.

Alumni today include the Creative Director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, his predecessor Frida Giannini, Albino D’Amato, Maurizio Galante, Marco Mastroianni, Responsable Création Matières Chez Louis Vuitton, Fendi – Dior, Aldo Maria Camillo and many among the most important professionals of the Global Fashion Industry. The Accademia has a placement ratio of well above 85% on total population in the most prestigious international fashion houses and entertainment productions

Accademia is only the starting grid.

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Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Italian

This school also offers:

Executive courses

Accademia Costume & Moda

The designer of accessories is required to research, analyze and interpret fashion trends, to correctly insert a collection of accessories within a contemporary stylistic ... [+]

Outline

The Master’s degree in Accessories Design coordinated by Luigi Mulas Debois and supported by the participation of leading companies in the field and some of the most important manufacturing companies of Made in Italy leather goods, such as tanneries, heel factory, productions, and laboratories.

It is a highly-professional, theoretical-practical Master’s that combines technical, stylistic and product development teachings with the artistic-cultural aspects of research and experimentation of a collection of accessories. The course not only transfers experiences related to technological innovation in design, materials, and craftsmanship but also gives organizational and operational knowledge, useful to solve the common problems that arise working with laboratories and production companies. It is crucial that the professionals understand and know the limits and potentials between the “creative” and the “productive” process to enhance the high industrial handicrafts that characterize the Made in Italy, creating and shaping new and innovative products.... [-]

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Accademia Costume & Moda

Alta Moda Italiana was born in Rome, where the contamination between Couturiers and high craftsmanship, historical architecture, ancient and contemporary art melt in a un ... [+]

Outline

The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design coordinated by Michela Leto, is aimed to graduates who want to complete or deepen their knowledge and cultural and professional training in this unique and exclusive sector of the fashion industry. from research to experimentation in decorative arts, to innovation in design, to the realization of a final project.

Alta Moda Italiana was born in Rome, where the contamination between Couturiers and high craftsmanship, historical architecture, ancient and contemporary art melt in a unique place where it is possible to “redefine beauty“, live in inspiration and thus nourish the creative and experimental thinking of students.... [-]

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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master in Creative Knitwear Design offers a unique experience in the world which puts students in contact with the Italian district of Knitwear Design of Reggio Emili ... [+]

Outline

The Master’s in Creative Knitwear Design, directed by Sonia Veroni, in collaboration with con Modateca Deanna and more than 40 companies from the Italian manufacturing district, aims to train designers and industry professionals with skills both in illustration and technique useful for designing complete collections and models. The Master’s experience involves materials and trends research, new trends, design, technical and technological development, industrial and craftsmanship processes, product positioning and communication.

The Master’s takes place in San Martino in Rio (in the province of Reggio Emilia) at the site of Modateca Deanna. Modateca is an international Fashion Documentation Center, founded by Deanna Ferretti in the late 1950s collects and promotes the identity of the Miss Deanna knitwear factory, which has been a center of excellence in the knitwear manufacturing industry working with and for some of the world’s most important and prestigious fashion designers.... [-]

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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Academic Master in Fabrics Innovation Design is addressed to graduates willing to enrich their curriculum with a study path focused on culture, creativity research in ... [+]

Outline

The Academic Master in Fabrics Innovation Design is addressed to graduates willing to enrich their curriculum with a study path focused on culture, creativity research innovation and fabrics development, one of the most challenging and fast-growing fields of the entire fashion industry. The creative exploration in textile requires a complex mix of knowledge and abilities accompanied by a deep cultural background, both in that specific field, in fashion and in art in general. The Master course centers the entire study path on the theme of innovation with particular attention to sustainability.

Structure

The course is structured in modules that include classes and workshops. The classes are focused on the history of fashion (especially of materials), new technologies, typology of materials, computer graphics and management abilities. The workshops, instead, involve the participation of the most important companies in the field. Every workshop has the aim of unifying technical competences, conceptual research, experimentation, and development of the final product. An essential part of the course consists of the visits to museums of fashion/textiles and to national and international fairs. Visiting teachers and the study of specific Case Histories contribute to tickle the critical thought and the debate on the present state of the field and the challenges that characterize it.... [-]

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February 2020
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1 year
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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Fashion Jewelry Designer works for the Luxury Industry, for the goldsmith world, and for the Fashion System, creating and designing exclusive Accessories. The Designe ... [+]

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 into 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).... [-]

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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master in The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer is in collaboration with costume shops, shoe factories, makeup, and hairstyle laboratories, Roman millineries and ... [+]

Outline

The role of the costume designer is fundamental in the opera house and in cinema: an artist who knows costume history and tradition, its roots, anthropological and psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions, that through his creations dictates the measure of time in which the story takes place, the psychology of the characters, faithfully reflecting what is expressed in music.

This Master Course trains professionals as assistant costume designers, consultant costume designers, professional costumiers able to work at both national and international levels since graduates are able to analyze 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 production.... [-]

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MA

Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master of Arts in Accessories and Jewelry Design trains project managers and designers with a strong fashion sensitivity and a powerful cultural background able to in ... [+]

Outline

The Master of Arts in Accessories and Jewelry Design trains project managers and designers with a strong fashion sensitivity and a powerful cultural background able to interpret the complexities in the product development typical of a large area rich of contact points and differences. The course is intended to respond to the emergent necessities of the creative industry in the education of professional and research profiles able to translate the new needs in the Accessories field that is one of the main assets of the Italian creative industry.

Structure

The first year investigates all the technical, cultural, historical and methodological aspects related to this wide area with a multiform vision approach to the field.... [-]

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Accademia Costume & Moda

The Master of Arts in Costume Design & Alta Moda – Couture Design is aimed at training professionals and academics by reproducing two of the aspects that are at the b ... [+]

Outline

The Master of Arts in Costume Design & Alta Moda – Couture Design is aimed at training professionals and academics by reproducing two of the aspects that are at the basis of the story of Accademia: Costume Design and Alta Moda (Haute Couture), the pillars on which, both for geographical and cultural reasons, the Italian Fashion System was born.

The development of this study path follows a contemporary logic, with the purpose to develop a multiplicity of competences in constant analysis, combining an advanced technical preparation to research, interdisciplinarity and project methodology needed to prepare young professionals able to create innovative representative worlds coherent with the challenges of the future.... [-]

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Via della Rondinella, 2
00186 Rome, Lazio, Italy
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