Fashion Accessories Design

Fashion Accessories Design

Key information
  • Level:Undergraduate
  • Duration:3 years
  • Cost:18.000,00 € per year
  • Language:English
Editions
  • October
    Start: September 30, 2024
    End: June 21, 2025

Course

The Undergraduate in Fashion Accessories Design is an intensive learn & practice program, teaching individuals how to design high-fashion shoes and athletic footwear, bags and metal hardware, and is appropriately held in Florence, the production capital of leather goods for the most important brands in the world.

This program forms a well-defined professional Accessories Designer capable of applying traditional skills of craft together with conceptual and avant-garde research. This person can run a laboratory to create the latest fetish object of desire in fashion.

The first year of Fashion Accessories Design teaches the basic skills required to create a pair of shoes and a bag. From the second year, students are able to go in-depth and focus on all the footwear, bags and accessories technicalities, incorporating small leather and metal goods. In the third year, they develop a personal portfolio and final project that includes an iconic product and its packaging to be presented as an installation.

Students receive a welcome kit with tools and materials, and have access to expert guest lectures, an immense library, the computer labs and production machines. This course is made up of an intense program of reviews, workshops and collaborations with companies organized throughout the three-year program. Classes are held by teachers from the industry.

Each academic year includes a total of 600 hours of instructional activities and grants 60 Polimoda credits. The acquisition of credits is contingent upon passing individual subjects.

The course is completed with an internship in a fashion company at the end of the third year.

Curriculum

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:

  • Atelier
  • Fashion Design & Iconography
  • Visual Thinking
  • Fashion Culture

Requirements

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
  • Secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent

Careers

Based on abilities, experience and acquired skills, Accessories Design graduates qualify for creative jobs as Bag Designers, Shoe Designers, and Accessories Designers; technical jobs as Materials Purchasers, Quality Controllers, Developers and Leather Technologists; managerial jobs such as Technical Directors, Product Development Managers and Heads of Innovation or for a freelance career as a consultant.

Contacts

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Contact us via the live chat or the request information form, call us at +39 055 2750628 or register for our next Open Day.

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Fashion Accessories Design

Key information
  • Level:Undergraduate
  • Duration:3 years
  • Cost:18.000,00 € per year
  • Language:English
Editions
  • October
    Start: September 30, 2024
    End: June 21, 2025