The Master in Creative Direction is a wide and deep program created to shape the newest and highest evolution of the Fashion Designer. This is how you become a Creative Director.
This individual leads a design studio, the identity of a fashion brand and special projects with the typical sensorial and conceptual approach required from art management.
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The Master in Creative Direction is based on three main areas: Design, trend and cultural research resulting in a fully visualized concept; Brand, market analysis resulting in brand identity strategy and Communications, the creation of written, visual and motion content delivered by a team.
This intensive specialization program gives students access to shows, trade fairs, exhibitions and museums in Italy and Europe as well as internship opportunities. It is run by teachers and guests from the industry who are dedicated to reviewing one-to-one student progress. The final project is a concept book that will be featured in a design installation at Villa Favard in front of a jury.
Lessons amount to a total of 700 contact hours and the overall obtainment of 80 credits per year.
This course is completed with the possibility of an internship in a fashion company.
Mentors share tools, guidance, motivation and resources with students throughout their program. They play an important role in the professional lives of young students.
Kris Van Assche
Former creative director of Dior Homme, Belgian designer Kris Van Assche was known for his urban, minimalistic aesthetic, balancing heritage and innovation. Van Assche began his education at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, moving to Paris when he graduated in 1998 for an internship at Yves Saint Laurent. Here, Van Assche worked for Hedi Slimane and followed the designer to Dior in 2000 to work on its menswear line.
In 2004, Van Assche launched his own menswear label. When Hedi Slimane exited Dior Homme in 2007, he succeeded his former mentor in the top creative position and stayed for 11 years. He is widely credited with making Dior contemporary. From 2018 to 2021, Van Assche was the artistic director of Berluti.
The curriculum of the course includes a range of subjects that will help students develop their skills and knowledge in the field. Some of the key topics covered include:
- Fashion Business & Management
- Brand Management
- Fashion Culture
In order to be eligible for this course, you will need to be selected after the admission process.
Basic requirements are:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with motivation letter
- English language proficiency
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or professional work experience in a related field
A career as a Creative Director is built through talent, tenacity and connections. The students with the best CVs, consistent progress and impressive final projects are offered contacts with companies, wide exposure in Polimoda’s official communications and Linda Loppa’s tutorship.