Polimoda Undergraduate Course in Fashion Technology

Undergraduate in Fashion Technology

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The Fashion Technology Course trains professionals able to manage the production of manufacturers’ or designers’ products to correct quantity and quality specifications, professionals who can work and manage international designers, production teams, suppliers, and clients.

Technology is not something that we automatically connect with the emotions evoked by fashion. This makes it an even greater challenge to engineer the intangible and create fashion by exploiting tradition, craft, innovation and new technology.

In a complicated and competitive global market, efficiency is crucial, and this calls for well-trained profiles that can manage a complex creative process from head to tail.


During this 3-year Pattern Design Course you will develop the techniques of pattern design, cutting, draping, sewing and the production of men’s, children’s, and women’s wear collections. You will learn how to develop your creativity and apply this to your designs, sketches and technical drawings; you will study and analyse historical, ethnical costumes and contemporary designers’ collections and create garments in professionally equipped laboratories. You will apply different skills: carry out research, establish your own pace of working while respecting deadlines, creating and producing prototypes for a collection, and developing a presentation of your own projects. You will learn how to contextualise the language and terminology of fashion, specialise in textile and fibre innovation, as well as dyeing, printing and finishing processes. You will become familiar with the international fashion culture essential to understand globalisation, the importance of design identity, and the competitive strength of “Made in Italy”. You will be trained in the different techniques that are applied in the professional production process, both traditional and innovative: from cutting structured and unstructured garments for men and women to computer aided design, AutoCAD, Excel and Illustrator. A range of design products, from garments to accessories, will be analysed and optimised in terms of quality, fit, manufacture, and innovation. Essential issues of Collection Management will be applied such as Line Planning, Supply Chains, Production Standards, Budget Control. Creative, strategic and managerial skills will be practised through workshops and group sessions in which product development scenarios will be analysed and applied.

An internship of 3 months in Italy or abroad (in accordance with Italian and International Law) will enable you to acquire experience in a working environment and give you the opportunity to put your skills into practice. You will have gained the knowledge and ability to enter the workplace and embark on a brilliant professional career.

Study Plan

Pattern Design Pattern Cutting and Sewing, Menswear Tailoring, Prototyping
Production Techniques Womenswear, Menswear, Haute Couture, Sportswear, Knitwear, Leatherwear
Draping Techniques, Interpretation Projects
Fashion Drawing Techniques
Computer Aided Design Illustrator, Digitalizer Autocad, Lectra Systems, Gerber
Terminology and Garment Analysis
Production and Confection Industry, Production Planning, Product Chain Design, Supply Chain, Quality Control, Global Planning
Costume History, Contemporary Arts and Trends
Textile and Fibre Technology, Innovation Technology
Fashion Business and Industry, Fashion Marketing, Collection Management
Final project: Realisation of a prototype collection

Applied Projects
Workshops International Industry and CAD Projects, Strategic and Creative Thinking sessions, Team Building Sessions
Field Trips and Fair Visits

How to apply

The course is open to students with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Candidates will be selected according to: presentation of curriculum vitae portfolio and motivation letter; practical test held at Polimoda or on-line; interview with the Head of the Department.

Employment Opportunities

Pattern Designer
Pattern Cutter
Pattern Grader
Technical Director
Quality Control Inspector
CAD Operator
Handcraft Tailor
Garment Technologist
Head of Studio
Head of Innovation
Product Tester
Cutting Room Manager
Product Development Manager

3 Years + 3 Month-Internship
Attendance is mandatory
Design & Technology
10 September - EU citizen
15 July - NON-EU citizen
€ 10.000 per year
Information on How to Apply
Course Information Request
Online Application Form
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Partnership with Lectra

New partnership with Lectra, renowned in the market as the world leader in integrated technology solutions

From today students in Fashion Technology will have the opportunity to specialize in Lectra software which will give them more know-how expertise in product development, thanks to a new partnership with Polimoda.

Patrick De Muynck, Head of Polimoda Design Department, explains the reasons that led to the collaboration with Lectra: "Our partnership with Lectra is a great opportunity for us to meet the growing demands of the Fashion Technology industry. More and more companies require young talent trained on Lectra software which is dedicated to product development, quite simply because the French company is recognized in the market as the most authoritative reference point."

Linda Loppa, Director of Polimoda, adds: "We believe that the unique style and distinctive training methods of the Polimoda Fashion Technology course, combined with Lectra technological solutions, will provide an important added value to future patternmakers, guaranteeing them a solid and elevated skills base which is fundamental when aiming for success in the fascinating and complex fashion industry.”