The Intensive Courses are available to all current Polimoda students who wish to improve their language, digital or creative abilities, or for those who would like to begin to learn a new skill from scratch, in order to broaden their fashion understanding and career potential.
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Learn basics of the English language, specifically tailored for fashion business. This course covers speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, including grammar and the vocabulary to succeed in fashion business. The main emphasis of this course is on practical communication, to help build your fashion vocabulary and to help develop fluency and confidence.
This advanced course is designed to improve your everyday spoken and written English and to promote fluency for fashion business communications. From English for presentations to pronunciation, the course combines highly concentrated instruction with a curriculum to fine-tune your English skills, setting you up for success on your chosen career path in fashion.
The course will provide you with an introduction to Italian or give you the chance to consolidate your basic knowledge of Italian vocabulary, grammar, verbs, phrases and cultural topics. Following this step-by-step course, you will be able to quickly gain an understanding of the language needed for everyday life, and more. Go beyond ‘pizza’ and ‘cappuccino’ and discover the language of Dante and Galileo.
Take the next step and master the language behind the famous ‘Made in Italy’. The Italian for Fashion course will help you learn how to write elaborate texts and manage complex conversations concerning the fashion system. Learn how to talk specifically and fluently about trends, materials, products, brands and procedures, and master fashion communications in Italian for your business.
China is an integral part of the fashion world; all the more reason to enhance your professional profile with a basic knowledge of this essential language. This is a Mandarin course for beginners, which includes the introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this course, students will have a basic understanding of Mandarin and will be able to hold a basic conversation. Take the first steps toward learning the most commonly spoken language in the world. trends, materials, products, brands and procedures, and master fashion communications in Italian for your business.
In 2015 sales of luxury goods in China represented a staggering 20% of the global market, and the fashion industry is one of the biggest markets in the world. Everyday infinite conversations about clothes, luxury goods and fashion trends are taking place in Mandarin. If you want to embrace the eastern side of the fashion business, this course gives you the opportunity to develop your Mandarin skills and be ready for an increasingly interconnected fashion world.
Whether you are new to photography and want to learn how to properly use your camera, or you’ve been taking photos for years and want to know how to become a professional photographer, this course is for you. It spans from basic techniques to the most advanced, inclusing exposure, studio and location lighting, digital techniques, colour theory, the business of photography, editorial beauty, exhibitions, curating and pricing. The course addresses all these aspects while simultaneously encouraging students to explore their own creativity and aesthetic passion.
This course will allow you to get started with Rhinoceros, the world’s most versatile 3D modelling program. Under the direction of an experienced fashion instructor, you will become acquainted with Rhino and learn how to create various 2D sketches and 3D objects; creating lines and curves, surfaces, solids, products, animations and digital fashion prototyping.
This course will allow you to get started with Photoshop and Adobe. Under the direction of an experienced fashion instructor, you will become acquainted with Photoshop and learn how to create or manipulate images, allowing for a perfect representation of your projects for your portfolio.
This course is an introduction for anyone wishing to acquire knowledge about visuals on paper and on the screen, including collaging, image making and editing. Students will be encouraged to approach ideas visually, by learning to work with collages. This will be then be translated into the digital environment by working with Adobe Photoshop, elements of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
Typography is the visual management of the printed and digital environment, and is a crucial aspect for communicating effectively. Students will acquire knowledge about the fundamental typographic elements and printing techniques, through insights on:
Images as words and words as images; the course is intended for students who want to acquire creative writing skills through combining them with visual language. It will allow them to create a new body of written work from prose, poetry and fiction, as well as illustrated works with photographic essays, which eventually merge the two worlds.