fashion design

undergraduate course

The course is aimed at training a professional who is both a manager, a stylist, a designer specialized in clothing design and accessories, able to face with imagination and expertise the many problems related to the fashion industry, combining the technical knowledge of the materials, processing procedures, innovative invention with sensitivity, aesthetic taste, entrepreneurial ability, historical knowledge of the arts.

duration: three years
intake: november
course language: italian with simultaneous translation in english

study plan

first year (propedeutic)

  • basic design

  • color image (photography, video, illustration)

  • typography

  • sociology psychology of perception

  • 20th century history (graphics, architecture, customs, design, communication),

  • plastic (models technique),

  • materials methodologies (observation, analysis, planning, development, verification),

  • instruments (techniques and technologies).

  • process management

second year

  • illustration

  • pattern making techniques history of fashion

  • textile design

  • fashion collection

  • computer graphic

  • accessories

third year

  • history of fashion

  • textile design

  • pattern making techniques fashion collection

  • accessories

  • fashion coordinated image fashion styling

  • fashion communication

teaching activities
teaching activities are structured through lectures, tutorials, workshops, guided tours to museums and exhibitions, participation in competitions (individual and group). for each academic year ISD schedules a series of seminary, conferences and interactive workshops leading by ISD teachers and external italian or foreign experts. the topics are usually on the borderline between the different departmental areas and they have been designed to achieve a tangible result.

the attendance is full-time and mandatory.

to be admitted to each subject’s exams, students must attend at least 70% of lessons and do all the scheduled exercises. students must pass all the exams of the programme to get the degree.

admission requirements
high-school diploma or equivalent permitting university admission.

send by e-mail to or by fax +39 081 19305621 with the enclosed application form completed, a photocopy of required diploma and a photocopy of passport. within 10 days after the receipt of the above documents, the student will be informed by e-mail about the outcome of application.

application deadline
the enrollment must be sent to international office at least 30 days before the beginning of the course. the programme has restricted entry. enrollments are awarded depending on availability of places.