Study Abroad

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Polimoda offers a range of fashion focused summer and semester programs at its stunning campus located beside the River Arno, next to the American consulate, in the heart of Florence, the unique city of the Italian Renaissance.

Florence is the birthplace of several luxury fashion houses including Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Ermanno Scervino, and Salvatore Ferragamo, which allows Polimoda students to feel the true energy of the industry, like in no other fashion capital.

You can choose between 4 and 13 week programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Art Direction and Design Management and gain Polimoda credits.

Please check the course descriptions below for further information.

Semester Programs

Our two 13 week semester programs offer a unique experience abroad. You’ll be based in the awe inspiring 19th century Palazzo, Villa Favard, in the heart of Florence, by the River Arno, or the contemporary Polimoda Design Labs in Scandicci. You’ll learn the latest trends and techniques from our team of experienced teachers, who are also cutting edge practitioners in the creative industries, and work with the most up-to-date and original materials.

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Summer Programs

Use your valuable vacation time to take part in one of our numerous Summer Study Abroad programs in English. These 4 weeks in July offer you the opportunity to combine a rigorous study program with free time to explore the fantastic city of Florence, and visit the world famous museums, fashionable stores or just stroll through the historic paved streets. Florence is also a great base for exploring the rest of this wondrous country, the fabulous beaches of the Mediterranean and the Chianti wine region.

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Joint Courses

Polimoda is proud to offer a portfolio of courses in collaboration with other leading fashion institutes in Europe and around the world. These programs offer a superb opportunity to combine education with an international experience and cultural exchange.

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Tailor-made Programs

Polimoda’s tailor-made courses offer private, one-on-one, customised training with industry experts in response to specific needs regarding issues related to the fashion and luxury industries.

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