Fashion Design

Language

Italian

Start date

October 2022

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On Campus

Duration

3 Years

Credits

180

Course coordinator

Nicola Frau, Massimo Noli

Use the language of fashion to express modern times through inspirations, visuals, shapes and materials that tell a story. This is what the Fashion Design degree programme at IED Cagliari is all about

Open up to the world around you with great awareness, taking inspiration from what you see and translating it all into garments and collections. Let yourself be inspired by your curiosity to explore new materials and techniques, learning about the styles and traditions that have contributed to the development of this industry as one of the cornerstones of Italy's culture and economy. Grow up your passion and desire to be involved with real projects. Learn from the great fashion designers that you will be meeting, and keep on working even when faced with unexpected challenges.

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Cagliari will take you on a journey where you can learn how to develop fashion products following your own creative ideas. You will design clothes and accessories, creating a personal style inspired by the world around you and the society you are part of. You will approach traditional pattern-making and tailoring techniques, with a close insight into material knowledge, fashion drawing and illustration both freehand and using software tools. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in developing a garment from concept all the way to completed production.

Over the three years of study, you will learn to take inspiration not just from fashion, but also from other areas including visual arts, digital media and new technology, marketing, product management, art direction and corporate communication.

Information to decide

The course to learn how to make a garment from concept all the way to production

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Cagliari aims to provide students with technical and practical skills to design fashion collections consisting of garments, accessories and fabrics.

Our teaching philosophy is focused on the key role of project design and methods. These areas will be explored more and more in depth as you get involved in some of the projects developed by companies partnering with IED. Over the three years, you will learn about pattern-making and tailoring techniques, textile materials technology, fashion drawing and illustration techniques, garment and accessory manufacturing, as well as the basics of fashion styling. 

In addition to technical and analytical methods of the profession, we will also be exploring cultural subjects useful to understand the fashion language from a historical, artistic and social perspective. We will also be looking at fashion as a flow of trends and concepts, as a creative and visual expression of style and ideas. Fashion can also be regarded as an economic system, taking a supply chain-based perspective or in terms of marketing and communication strategies working across specific media channels. Upon completion of your Fashion Design programme at IED Cagliari, you will possess skills and a business acumen to be able to effectively manage the changing dynamics of the market.

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Cagliari is designed for anyone who feels a strong passion and interest in fashion. Indeed, this art has always been regarded as a way of interpreting the changing times and the social-political processes of our society across history. As such, fashion is like a code that can actually be understood and enjoyed by everybody.

If you too feel that fashion is a source of curiosity and inspiration, if you are eager to know how to tell your story through the power of clothes, expressing your uniqueness and translating your personal vision into creations and fashion collections, this programme is definitely your best option. You will not be required to have any specific background knowledge. All you need to do is put all your passion and desire to understand what this industry is all about and how it works.

Over the three years of study, you will have the opportunity to develop and grow on your personal creative thinking, your skills and your personality. These are all key factors that you will bring into play right from the first semester of study, as you share your inspiring experience of growth and personal development. 

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Cagliari provides training that brings students closer to the world of fashion, with its specific requirements, challenges and opportunities.

Studying at IED Cagliari gives you the opportunity to learn, understand and promote the special features of the Sardinia region. You will be able to translate all this into different contexts and bring your own unique contribution as an added value. This means learning how to merge past and present to set out the next generation of fashion. This also means exploring the typical materials and forms of Sardinia, and its traditional craftsmanship, from a local, national and international perspective. This means, finally, transforming traditional values into fabrics, garments and collections that can achieve success and recognition in today's world of fashion.

Your lecturers are all professionals from the international creative industry with proven record of success. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with your lecturers on a regular basis as they work closely and one-on-one with each student. 

At the end of the three years, your background will be filled with contacts and exchanges with many professionals from the IED network. Such opportunities will include workshops, seminars, talks and company visits that will give you an insight into the fashion industry. This experience, along with the skills and tools acquired, will be useful if you want to work for a company or on a freelance basis as a Fashion Designer, Accessories Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Trend Forecaster, Fashion Buyer.

Syllabus

first year

On your first year, you will be learning basic technical, cultural, analytical and project design tools. You will become familiar with the key aspects of creative design management and project work execution. Your personal creative ideas will be translated into your very first projects. 

STYLE, HISTORY OF ART AND COSTUMES
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
TECHNICAL AND PROJECT DESIGN
HISTORY OF FASHION 1
MODELLING 1
GRAPHIC DESIGN 1
TEXTILE CULTURE 1
FASHION DESIGN 1
FIGURATIVE ANATOMY
SEMIOTICS OF ART 1



second year

On your second year, you will focus on more advanced projects but still under supervision, and step by step you will become more independent in your own work. You will explore further all of the theory subjects; from a technical point of view, you will focus on freehand drawing, practising digital tools as well as rendering, modelling and prototyping.

HISTORY OF FASHION 2
DESIGN TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES
MODELLING 2
GRAPHIC DESIGN 2
TEXTILE CULTURE 2
FASHION DESIGN 2
SEMIOTICS OF ART 2
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
BUSINESS LOGIC AND ORGANIZATION 1



third year

The third year will see you working on your own projects, with the great opportunity to experience and develop awareness of the skills needed to successfully move into your future career. You will also be working on your dissertation project, which will fully reflect the skills and experience acquired over the three years of study. This project will also be a tangible expression of your fashion philosophy and you will translate it all into your new creations and collections. 

MODELLING 3
FASHION DESIGN 3
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY FOR VISUAL COMMUNICATION
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
BUSINESS LOGIC AND ORGANIZATION 2
THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUAL COMMUNICATION
FASHION DESIGN 4

Faculty

Massimo Noli

Fashion Designer    

Course Coordinator

Nicola Frau

Fashion Designer and Patternmaker    

Course Coordinator

Cristiana Arangino

Fashion Designer

Mauro Ballette

Industrial patternmaker

Giorgia Bistrusso

Fashion Designer

Annalisa Cocco

Daniele Conti

Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Umberto Sannino

Fashion Consultant    

Caterina Quartana

Alice Tolu

Styling consultant    

Fabio Di Nicola

Fashion Designer

Lucio Aru

Photographer

Matteo Cardia

Marco D'Amico

Photographer

Franco Erre

Photographer    

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