Fashion school in Italy

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 #fashionschoolinitaly #infographicFashion school in Italy: Comparing tuition, courses, rent and locations for English-taught undergraduate courses and degrees.

Fashion school in Italy can be studied as 

  • 1, 2,3 or 4 Year undergraduate level courses or degrees
  • Short courses/semester long courses and
  • Postgraduate or masters degrees

You will also want to keep in mind whether or not the course is taught in English or Italian.

This article will focus on Fashion schools in Italy that offer...

undergraduate level degrees and courses that are English taught. I found…

1. Istituto Marangoni

With 2 locations in Italy (as well as many other world-wide) this Fashion school in Italy offers the following

Milan, Italy – School of fashion – 3-year courses such as…

  • Fashion Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design & Accessories (Womenswear/Menswear)
  • Fashion Styling & Creative Direction
  • Fashion Business, Digital Communication & Media

For more info follow this link.

You might also be interested in their undergraduate design courses in Milan.

Firenze (Florence), Italy – School of Fashion and art –  3-year courses such as…

  • Fashion Management
  • Fashion Design & Accessories (Womenswear/Menswear)
  • Fashion Styling & Creative Direction

For more info follow this link

Tuition and fees (as of 2023)

Enrolment: € 4,000

  • EU students € 19,700
  • Non-EU students € 23,500 Firenze/Florence or € 23,800 Milan

For latest fees do check school’s website

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Let’s take a tour of the Istituto Marangoni website

2. Polimoda

Located in Florence(Firenze), this fashion school in Italy has the following undergraduate degrees to offer...

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Business
  • Art Direction and
  • Fashion Marketing Management

For more info follow this link

Tuition and fees (as of 2023)

Tuition fees range from €14,000 to € 18,000 for a duration of 2 to 4 years (please check the specific course you are interested in).

Cost of Rent in Italy

Florence is slightly more affordable than Milan with rent averaging starting price of € 625 vs € 893 in Milan.

For a full rundown of the cost of living, read more here.

Weather in Italy

Comparing Milan and Florence temperatures can range from 0C/32F in the winter (December/January) to 30C/86F in the summer (June/July)

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Let’s take a tour of the Polimoda website

Common questions

Can international students work while attending fashion school in Italy?

YES. International students can work up to 20hours per week (part time) during their study in Italy.

Do I need to learn Italian to go to fashion school in Italy?

There are many Italian taught undergraduate fashion courses in Italy. While the schools and courses sited in this article are taught in English it is always a good idea to learn the language of the place you live to make communication with locals easier. A second language is always a great addition to your resume. Having said that, Milan and Florence are large cities with thriving expat communities so you may be able to communicate with people in English more easily in these big cities.

My final thoughts on Fashion school in Italy

For the ambiance of being surrounded by other creatives to enhance your college experience, Istituto Marangoni seems to have more variety with other schools dedicated to creative courses in design an art. It gives me the vibes of the FIT of Europe.

Polimoda is also a great option or a fashion school in Italy located in a slightly more affordable city.

Remember there are many factors to consider when making a decision about which fashion school to pick. What was discussed here was just a general look to get you started.