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Accademia Costume & Moda

Address: Via della Rondinella, 2, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Description Accademia Costume & Moda

  • Year of foundation: 1964
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Age: from 16 years
  • Language of instruction: English, Italian
  • Type of institution: private university (fashion academy)
  • Accommodation: student residences, hostel, apartments.

Accademia Costume & Moda was founded in 1964 by the famous fashion designer and historian Rosana Pistolese and over the decades of activity has become a recognized world leader in the education of professional personnel in the fashion and design industry. The harmonized and carefully calculated balance between cultural research, design, craftsmanship and innovation, cooperation with the most important actors of the global fashion and entertainment industry made the school a real forge of talent, bringing up more than one generation of designers and professionals from related fields. Quite remarkable is the fact that the university is still managed by the Pistolese family (this is its third generation). His mission Accademia Costume & Moda considers the development of individual talents of each student and the formation of a unique creative identity.

The educational institution offers education at the level of bachelor and master in English and Italian, available short-term courses, vocational and preparatory programs. Students do not just get knowledge - they are fully immersed in the fashion industry, attend key events and shows, offices and headquarters of companies, participate in competitions. The Academy cooperates with almost all renowned fashion houses - partnerships are maintained with more than 80 global companies (brands). The university has a special career and employment service, which provides assistance in all matters from planning to interviewing. Over the past 5 years each year, more than 85% of graduates get jobs immediately after graduation.

Accademia Costume & Moda is a real find for those who dream of a successful career in the field of fashion and design.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Accademia Costume & Moda

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Bachelor of Arts (Foundation Course)

1. Age of participants: from 17 years

2. Duration of studies: 2 semesters

3. Beginning of studies: November

4. Type of education: full-time

5. Language level: B1

6. Level of education: high school diploma

7. Language of instruction: English, Italian.

Accademia Costume & Moda offers students from around the world a special bachelor’s degree program. The course is necessary in several cases:

  • To bring the level of their knowledge and skills in accordance with the requirements of the university
  • Increase the level of Italian
  • To fill the 12th grade of the school curriculum (which is absent in many countries, including Russia)
  • Get basic knowledge in design, fashion and costume.

The program includes theoretical courses, classes in drawing, prototyping, fashion design, design methodologies. Classes are held three to five times a week in the afternoons; theoretical and practical classes are held in a comfortable atmosphere, teachers help students to get used to lifestyle and educational standards. The course begins in November and ends in May - usually after completion, participants immediately enter the undergraduate programs for the chosen specialty.

Undergraduate Program in English

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Length of study: 3 years

3. Classes start: October

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Level of English: B2

6. Level of education: high school diploma

7. Language of instruction: English.

The department of baccalaureate Accademia Costume & Moda offers students to get a quality education in the direction of "Fashion editor - style and communication." The course was developed with the active participation of companies that are in dire need of specialists in this field. The activities of a fashion editor include a huge number of areas and require extensive knowledge and skills. At the end of the three-year study period, students complete and defend a thesis, and after receiving a diploma, you can start working or enroll in graduate programs.

Tuition: from 13000 € / year.

Annual
18+
from 13 000 € / year

Undergraduate Program in Italian

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Length of study: 3 years

3. Classes start: October

4. Type of education: full-time

5. Language level: B2

6. Level of education: high school diploma

7. Language of instruction: Italian.

Accademia Costume & Moda conducts professional and high-quality undergraduate programs in Italian in several areas:

  • Costume & Fashion
  • Cinema and filmmaking: media design and multimedia arts (Cinema and Filmaking: Media Design & Multimedia Arts)
  • Fashion editor - style and communication (Fashion Editor - Styling & Communication).

Studying at the academy combines the experience of the past and the most advanced technologies of the present and future. The educational institution is a real forge of talents, where each student finds his own particular style and has the opportunity to show himself. More than 85% of graduate bachelors are employed immediately after receiving a diploma.

Tuition: from 13000 € / year.

Master's Program in English

1. Age of participants: from 20 years

2. Duration of training: 1-2 years

3. Beginning of studies: November

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Level of English: B2

6. Level of education: bachelor's degree

7. Language of instruction: English.

The extensive English-speaking Department of Magistracy at Accademia Costume & Moda is represented by quality and in-demand programs in several areas:

  • High fashion, clothing design (Alta Moda, Fashion Design)
  • Fashion Jewelry
  • Accessory design - leather goods, shoes and glasses (Accessory Design - leather goods, shoes and eyewear)
  • Creative knitwear design (Creative Knitwear Design)
  • The art and craft of costume designer for opera and ballet (The Art of Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet).

The training is very intensive: students spend a lot of time on practical work, participate in group projects, create professional prototypes. Not only highly qualified teachers work with students, but also invited experts and specialists, and the Career and Employment Center assists in finding a suitable company, preparing a resume, passing an interview and all other stages.

Cost of education:

  • Annual programs: from 21,500 € / year
  • 2-year programs: from € 17,200 / year.
Annual
20+
from 23 000 € / year

Master's Program in Italian

1. Age of participants: from 20 years

2. Duration of eduaction: 1-2 years

3. Beginning of studies: November

4. Type of education: full-time

5. Possession level: B2

6. Level of education: bachelor's degree

7. Language of instruction: Italian.

Accademia Costume & Moda's Italian-speaking Department of Magistracy offers professional programs:

  • High fashion, fashion design
  • Fashion Jewelry
  • Accessory Design - Leather, Shoes and Eyewear
  • Creative knitwear design
  • The art and craft of costume designer for opera and ballet.

Master programs have a pronounced practical orientation: students spend a lot of time on independent and group work, creative projects. All students attend iconic events from the world of fashion, participate and win contests. Each program requires a mandatory professional internship.

Cost of education:

  • Annual programs: from 21,500 € / year
  • 2-year programs: from € 17,200 / year.
Annual
18+
from 4 880 € / 3 months

Professional courses (Vocational Courses) in Italian

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Duration of training: 6/9 months (450 hours)

3. Beginning of studies: November

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Language level: B2

6. Level of education: bachelor’s or master’s degree

7. Language of instruction: Italian.

Accademia Costume & Moda conducts professional-language programs in Italian that have been developed to deepen knowledge and acquire new skills through intensive and carefully thought-out lessons, which are supported by the direct participation of representatives of the global fashion business.

Classes are held on Friday and Saturday from morning to evening, which allows students not to break away from their main activities, and also provides an opportunity to receive practical recommendations from specialists about their studies / work. Directions:

  • "Fashion Design". Coordinator - Alessia Vitti; program: lectures, seminars, work projects, final project, portfolio replenishment
  • "Communication in the field of fashion." The coordinator is Romina Toscano. Program: activities of a fashion editor, stylist, production manager, creative manager, director of photography and fashion, writing press releases, reviews, articles, interviews for magazines, newspapers, creating blogs, fashion events, presentations, fashion shows and much more. Participation in events, the final project.

Tuition for Vocational Courses: from 17080 € / full course.

Intensive Courses

1. Age of participants: from 18 years

2. Duration of training: 3 months (90 hours)

3. Classes start: February

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Language level: B2

6. Language of instruction: Italian, English.

Intensive courses are designed for those who want to specialize in well-defined areas in the areas of fashion, accessories or communication. Courses are developed as single modules and are conducted through the direct interaction of an expert and students, with the transfer of competence, experience and knowledge "from hand to hand." Directions:

  • Visual Merchandising (Visual Merchandising)
  • Jewelry Design (Jewelry and Bijou Design)
  • 3D drapery (3D Draping)
  • Fashion marketing and advertising (Fashion Marketing & Advertising)
  • Design and prototyping for shoes and bags (Design and Prototyping for Shoes and Bags).

Tuition for intensive courses: from 4880 € / full course.

01.07.2020 -30.07.2020
16+
from 1 220 € / week

Summer Courses in English

1. Age of participants: from 16 years

2. Duration of education: 1-2 weeks

3. Classes start: July

4. Type of education: full-time

5. Language level: B2

6. Language of instruction: English.

Summer courses at Accademia Costume & Moda continue for 1-2 weeks and take 30-60 hours of work. Basically, they are designed for students who have just begun to be interested in the fashion industry and want to try their hand. Courses are also useful for applicants who plan to enter the academy and want to make sure that they choose the right specialty. Directions of programs:

  • Introduction to fashion design and accessories (Intro to Fashion and Accessories Design)
  • Introduction to Costume Design (Intro to Costume Design)
  • Introduction to fashion communication and style (Intro to Fashion Communication and Styling)
  • Students spend a lot of work and research - each course includes at least 10 topics and sections.

Tuition: from 1220 € / full course (1 week).

01.07.2020 -30.07.2020
16+
from 1 220 € / week

Summer Courses in Italian

1. Age of participants: from 16 years

2. Duration of training: 1-2 weeks

3. Classes start: July

4. Type of training: full-time

5. Language level: B2

6. Language of instruction: Italian.

Special programs of summer courses at Accademia Costume & Moda are intended for applicants who plan to enter the academy (they get learning experience here and get used to the training system) or for anyone interested in fashion trends without a learning experience in the fashion industry. The courses are quite intensive, but they have a well thought out structure so that students can relax, attend various events and just enjoy the beauty of the city. Three directions are available:

  • Introduction to fashion design and accessories

Introduction to Costume Design

  • Introduction to fashion communication and style.

Tuition: from 1220 € / full course (1 week).

Accommodation, housing and food

The Academy cooperates with several specialized agencies and housing services, specialists accompany students at all stages of the process, from finding a suitable option to settling. The Academy cooperates with the organization Comforts of Home Rome and provides its students with fully furnished and equipped rooms at special prices. Meals are organized on their own, and you can choose already balanced meal plans (depending on the type of accommodation).

Cost of accommodation and meals:

  • Comforts of Home Rome: living room: from 740 € / week, private room: from 1020 € / week
  • Apartments, hostels, other types of accommodation: from 300 € / week
  • Meals: calculated individually.

Events Accademia Costume & Moda

An important part of the learning process is the involvement of students in an active life outside the classroom. All students attend various landmark events and events from the world of fashion and design: the Academy maintains close relations with a large number of companies, so that students can get acquainted with their activities from the inside, acquire valuable contacts and contacts. Students regularly participate and win prestigious competitions around the world.

Advantages

  • Prestigious and famous educational institution
  • Quality programs developed in collaboration with Vogue, Valentino and Fendi
  • Included in the top 50 educational institutions in the areas of fashion and design
  • Highly qualified lecturers and experts
  • Accreditation of authorities and organizations
  • Education in English and Italian
  • Internships and internships in the best companies in the world
  • 85% of graduates find jobs almost immediately after graduation
  • The best equipment and equipment
  • Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a key place for the fashion industry.

Equipment Accademia Costume & Moda

The Accademia Costume & Moda campus is located in a building of the early 20th century, designed by the architect Vincenzo Fasolo. From here there is a beautiful view of the Tiber River - the campus is located opposite Castel Sant'Angelo, a few steps from Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome. Here are:

  • Spacious and bright classroom
  • Panoramic windows
  • Design rooms
  • Extensive library
  • Huge collection of fabrics and materials
  • 2 fashionable and costume laboratories (with industrial sewing machines, professional ironing systems, mannequins and busts for male and female design)
  • Lab for Accessory Design
  • Computer lab equipped with 58 MAC stations and the best software
  • Photo lab
  • Beauty Salon with Professional Jobs
  • Public areas
  • Canteen
  • The best multimedia equipment.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Beginning of studies: October, November, February, July. The academic year is divided into semesters.

Cost of education:

1. Preparatory program: check with our specialists

2. Undergraduate: from 13000 € / year

3. Master: annual programs: from 21500 € / year; 2-year programs: from € 17200 / year

4. Vocational Courses: from € 17080 / full course

5. Intensive courses: from 4880 € / full course

6. Summer courses: from 1220 € / full course.

Extra charges:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming a place on the course
  • Exam Board
  • Tuition deposit
  • Return flight tickets
  • Round trip
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course)

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For the preparatory program:

1. Age: from 17 years old

2. Graduate Diploma

3. Language level: B1.

Bachelor and Vocational Courses

1. Age: from 18 years

2. Graduate Diploma

3. Language level:

  • English: B2
  • Italian: B2

4. Motivational interview with the employee.

For magistracy:

1. Age: from 21 years

2. Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits minimum)

3. Language level:

  • English: B2
  • Italian: B2

4. Portfolio

5. Motivation letter.

For short and summer courses:

1. Age: from 16 years

2. Language level:

  • English: B1 (Intermediate)

Italian: B1 (Intermediate).

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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