Textiles - 1st Level Master Degree

Master Courses - Como

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1st edition - The textile sector has recently highlighted the need of new professional figures whose skills and knowledge can connect and create dialogue between the creative and strategic functions and the technical and production roles. The aim of the First Level Master course in Textiles. Design - Innovation - Sustainability is to train professionals with such characteristics. 

The programme offers cultural, technological, strategic and design knowledge in the textile sector and provides collaborations with experts and the companies of the world-renowned textile district of Como. 

At the end of the course, the students can supervise and coordinate the design and production phases of textile products, do research, interpret market trends, develop innovative projects that respect the tradition and the values of sustainability and traceability, create communication and marketing strategies. They can enter the work market as: textile product manager, raw materials/textile buyer and account manager, textile sourcing manager, fabric operations manager or fabric researcher.

  • Start date
    January 2021
  • Duration
    11 months
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Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Fulvio Alvisi - Course Coordinator

Fulvio Alvisi - Course Coordinator
He has been the owner of the Alvisi and Alvisi studio in Como since 1975 that is specialised in designs of fabrics for fashion, furnishings and in the creation of jacquard files. Member of the Board of Directors of Villa Erba SDA, he has been President of the Italian Association of Textile Designers, as well as President of CLAB Promos (Wood Furniture Brianza Committee) since 1994. President of the Comocrea Consortium, he writes for various newspapers in the fashion area.

Sophie L. Dewulf - Course Coordinator

Sophie L. Dewulf - Course Coordinator
She started out as a fashion journalist and then she studied to become a senior “textiles & sourcing” editor for online trend forecasting providers such as Stylesight and WGSN. After working for two decades in the B2B sector at global level, Sophie now wants to spread sustainable development and responsible design in the 4.0 textile and fashion industry era