Language

Italian

Start date

October 2023

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On campus

Duration

3 Years

Credits

180

Course coordinator

Tiziano Guardini

Merging your inspirations with suggestions from other sources to bring life to your personal fashion idea: this is what the Fashion Design programme at IED Roma is all about

Do you want to bring people closer to their dreams of wearing beautiful clothes with a personal style? Discover our Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma. You will have the opportunity to learn how to develop ideas and design fashion collections, garments and accessories with your special touch of creativity and personal identity. 

Over the three years of study, you will focus on all of the steps involved in the creative process of fashion design . You will also open your mind to different styles and influences from other sectors than just traditional fashion, and all this will contribute to building your new vision of the fashion system. Your path will lead you to develop a new way to express your passion for this industry, always with an eye on the latest market trends.

The Fashion Design programme at IED Roma will prepare you to approach all aspects of your future job with great discipline. Working across multiple areas, you will learn to cover different roles within style departments and fashion firms, in such fields as trend research, design, technical implementation, product communication and collection development. In addition to your fashion style and creative skills, you will develop a strong ability to design innovative products, always with a focus on quality, market positioning and communication.

Information to decide

With this programme you will learn the whole process of making a fashion collection, from model creation to the fashion show

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma has been designed to help you develop skills and knowledge about different types of fashion collections (women’s, men’s, textiles, accessories), and also prototyping. Starting from the basics, you will learn the techniques of pattern making and tailoring, as well as materials technology and their processing. You will then move on to the techniques of drawing and fashion illustration, until you get to working on the actual production process of garments and accessories.

You will have the opportunity to build up a cultural and academic background for your future career development. We will be analysing the language of fashion from a number of perspectives: first of all as a historical, artistic and social phenomenon, and as a flow of trends and signs. But most importantly, as a creative and visual form of communication and as an economic system, where supply chains, marketing and communication processes are the driving forces. You will develop a complete vision of the product with an emphasis on graphic and technical knowledge, using specialized software for 3D textiles and clothing. 

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma aims to provide you with everything you need to design a fashion and accessory collection with original and creative style, fine-tuned to perfectly meet market needs. Then, with the final dissertation project you will be given the opportunity to create your own collection, practising your design skills and expressing all your creativeness and fashion design personality.

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma is for students like you who want to use their creativity to make their own collection of clothes and accessories. This is definitely your best option if you want to make of fashion a stage where you can show off your personality and give voice to your ideas, and keep learning new things and using new tools.

No matter what your background is, over the three years with us you will learn about the method and be able to practice a variety of skills. These will range from manual work through drawing, pattern making and tailoring, to academic subjects, computer programmes and 3D software applications that will open up a world of unexplored fields and opportunities.

Other than your previous skills and background, it will be important for you to stay on top of your coursework and approach all things with dedication and commitment. Your passion will be the key to achieving great results and overcoming any difficulties, while discipline will be essential to carry out your projects well within the set limits. Indeed, the Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma will provide you with the necessary skills to fully achieve your goals. And with the precious support of your lecturers, you will also develop a deep awareness of your strengths and a better understanding of how to go beyond your limits.  

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma is one of the most exciting opportunities in the fashion world. Dressmaking, which plays a key role as part of the manufacturing system in the area of Rome, is experienced here as a perfect combination of metropolitan street fashion and haute couture. This programme will give you the opportunity to work closely with your lecturers in a dynamic and motivating environment, yet far from the competitive pressures found in other cities. You will be able to experience a new way of making fashion inspired by the best fashion designers. And not surprisingly, some of the most important creative managers of the moment have all studied in Rome.
As IED has developed close relationships with companies and institutions across the whole area of Rome, you will be given the opportunity to also be involved in a wide variety of out-of-class projects. Together with your classmates, you will be working on capsule collections, micro-collections and fashion shows. You will also work together with students from other IED programmes to experience a multidisciplinary learning process where close interaction and lab-based activities will be the key to building your professional skills.

The Fashion Design degree programme at IED Roma will provide you with specific academic knowledge as well as technical and practical skills to successfully move into the fashion world. With its quick and continued evolution, this industry requires professionals with a flexible project-oriented approach who can work in a variety of fields as part of a multi-shaped process. 

You will be closely tutored from the very first day of attending your Fashion Design programme in Rome. We will organize Career Days on a regular basis with companies coming to the school to exchange ideas with you and your classmates on the projects you are working on. With this approach, at the end of the three years you will be able to work in the industry or start a freelance career as Fashion Designer, Accessories Designer, Fashion Graphic Designer, Product Developer, Product Manager, Fashion Forecaster and Fashion Illustrator.
 

Syllabus

first year

On your first year of study, you will acquire technical and cultural skills, but most importantly you will be developing methods and project-oriented tools as the basis of your training.  Your hands-on skills will be completed by practical experience and you will study such subjects as fashion history, art history and semiotics, all of which will provide you with context-based learning opportunities and critical thinking skills.

STYLE, HISTORY OF ART AND COSTUME
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

Your second year you will expand your knowledge of theory, cover new subjects and practice what you have been learning all along. Your theory background will be applied to workshop activities and projects, where you will have the opportunity to also develop original and innovative strategic thinking.

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 THINKING AND MANAGEMENT 1



third year

The third year will focus on an in-depth study of subjects and techniques connected with advanced design. You will work on your dissertation project, which will be the highpoint of your development towards becoming a fashion designer. The last year you will be focussing on creating your own collection, with the opportunity to express your personal style and practice the professional skills acquired over the years.

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

Faculty

Tiziano Guardini

Fashion Designer

Course Coordinator

Paola Pattacini

Textile Researcher and Development Manager

Stefano Dominella

President of Maison Gattinoni Couture

Bonizza Giordani Aragno

Author of several books about costume and fashion history

Viviana Gravano

Curator and contemporary art historian

Simona Petrollini

Art Director

Enrico Petti

Architect and Video Designer

Luigino Piccolo

Teacher

Alessio Tommasetti

Architect

Antonio Piccirilli

Fashion Designer

Carmine Distefano

Fashion Designer

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