Fashion System: Design, Production and Business

This Polimoda Pre-College program offers hands-on learning by diving into the most important fields of the Fashion System. 

During your two weeks under the Tuscan sun, you will attend a carefully designed curriculum consisting of lessons, activities, and field trips focusing on fashion design, the production chain, product development and the fundamental aspects of fashion business and enterprise.

You will work individually and in teams to complete a variety of creative projects. This unique opportunity will help you explore the world of fashion and give you a taste of the college experience. You will also start building your creative portfolio! During your stay, you will visit one-of-a-kind sustainable and artisanal Florentine productions, walk in the stunning boutique district and discover fashion's latest trends while learning about fashion design, fashion production and fashion business.  
The non-credit 40-hour Pre-College Program study path includes courses in Fashion Design, Fashion System, Fashion Business, Fashion Production, the development of a Trend Book as a personal project and field trips lead by Polimoda professors.

What's included in the program?

  • All classes at Polimoda
  • Use of Polimoda facilities
  • Access to the Polimoda Library
  • Individual interview with a senior teacher from the course to assess your potential and further opportunities to continue in this field of study
  • Program Orientation
  • Two class field trips
  • Round trip train ticket: Florence-Milan
  • One-night Hotel Accommodation in Milan
  • Florence: admission to the Uffizi Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce; visits to Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria and the Duomo; boutique tour; admission to Palazzo Pitti Costume Museum and Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
  • Milan: guided fashion walking tour; visits to Armani Silos Museum, Prada Foundation, Lake Como silk factory (Ratti or Mantero); visit to a showroom; visit to Duomo

Trip delay and medical insurance coverage up to $50,000 per person is included.


July 12th - 26th, 2020


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Enrollment is managed by Educational Travel Adventures, a third-party host specializing in study abroad.

You can pay online in full or in monthly installments with no additional fees.