Bag Design

Creativity cannot be Contained
In partnership with Tod's

The Master in Bag Design guarantees a well-rounded education in the area of leather goods, merging a creative approach with hands-on craftsmanship.


  • Level: Master
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost:28,000
  • Language: English
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Start:January 17th 2022
End:September 17th 2022


Both creative and practical, this course will provide an in-depth study of production techniques and materials, merchandising strategy and collection planning – all to form the accessory designers of the future (leather goods and small leather goods) with a strong and forward-thinking creative direction.

Today more than ever the accessory has gone beyond its complementary function to become a true object of desire, with the power of driving and even determining a brand’s success. Quality, craftsmanship and design form the identity of this manufacturing sector, requiring highly specialized profiles capable of reinterpreting and translating the know-how and heritage of Made in Italy into new global scenarios.

The course includes master classes, workshops and a brand-specific project in collaboration with the fashion house, as well as visits to sites and production plants in the Florentine area. Lectures will be held by industry professionals with a practical and in-depth knowledge of the sector and will be integrated with guest lectures by international figures. During the 9 months, students will develop a collection project to be presented as both the Mid-term (capsule collection) and Final Project (main collection), valid as a personal portfolio.

Lessons take place from January to September and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. Thereafter, there is the possibility of completing the course with an industry internship leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with a secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent are eligible and selected after the admission process. Additional prerequisites include previous studies in areas related to Fashion Design and Accessories Design or professional experience in the business.

Upon completion of the Master, students will be automatically given the possibility to partake in the Polimoda Talent program.

Learning modules

  • Design
  • Atelier
  • Merchandising
  • Fashion Accessory Culture

Career opportunities

Depending on previous experience and academic achievements, employment can be found within the areas of Bag Design, Product Development and Accessories Merchandising Management.


An icon of Italian design, Tod’s encapsulates a lifestyle that marries timeless elegance with supreme quality and links Italian flair with good taste and savoir-vivre.

Synonymous around the globe with unmistakable elegance and understated yet refined style, Tod’s has created, over the years, true style icons of modern luxury through its collections of footwear and leather goods for men and women.

Every product is made following the meticulous techniques of fine Italian craftsmanship, creating extraordinary objects that are imitated and desired all over the world. Every day, a series of processes and controls create exclusive products that are coveted by celebrities and leaders from every corner of the globe.

Polimoda will continue monitoring the Italian government’s safety advice and update its procedures as requirements change. Due to Covid 19, field trips and visits that cannot be done safely will be postponed and/or cancelled. If the conditions do not allow an experience on campus, we are prepared and committed to moving courses online until we are able to welcome our students at school.

Featured image: William, Piazza della Repubblica - Postcards from Florence.

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