Fashion Design Management

Brain, heart and hands - use them all

Fashion Design Management is a new program devised to train designers who double as entrepreneurs. This figure is able to write their own destiny by creating a collection with a business model and a communication plan in mind.


  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Cost:18,000 per year
  • Language: English
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Start:September 27th 2021
End:June 18th 2022


Endowed with strategic vision, complete knowledge of production techniques and a scientific approach to the market, this designer creates an imposing brand name with real media impact, cutting through the complexity of today’s fashion system.

There is visible vertical progress among the students, from learning the basics in the first year to gaining the ability to create, communicate and merchandise a real collection in the third year, giving students the possibility to create their own brand to be part of a new concept fashion show.

Courses are run by teachers from the industry with hands-on materials. Fashion Design Management students also have access to monthly guest lectures taught by visionaries, an immense library and computer and design labs. During the three-year program, intensive review sessions with auditors from the industry and field trips to companies and fashion shows are organized for the students. 

Candidates with a secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent are eligible and selected after the admission process. English language proficiency is required. Lessons take place from October to June and amount to a total of 600 contact hours. The course is completed with an internship in a fashion company at the end of the third year. Each academic year is worth 60 credits.

Learning modules

  • Fashion Culture
  • Visual Thinking
  • Atelier
  • Fashion Management
  • Fashion Product

Career opportunities

Based on the student’s personal abilities and acquired skills, the course qualifies graduates for jobs in fashion design and management as Creative Directors, Fashion Designers, Fashion Coordinators, Collection Managers, Design Managers, Trend Forecasters, Merchandisers, Product Managers, as well as for a career heading up new industry-driven designer brands with an entrepreneurial attitude.


Discover our scholarship opportunities for the upcoming academic year here.

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.

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