Course Code: IFFD018
In the true spirit of the Renaissance this course creates a professional figure with the ability; to think like a timeless visionary,
to produce like an experienced artisan and, to exhibit like a contemporary performer: the CRAFTSMAN for Fashion.
Students on this course not only benefit from being surrounded by solid Florentine craft traditions, full of artistic sources of inspiration and great masters including Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, but they also profit from many great ‘unknown’ artisans; experts in their field working with materials such as wood, paper, glass, cement, leather and straw – using techniques such as printing, weaving, lace-making, tailoring and calligraphy etc. Thanks to such a solid working base, this course benefits from an experimental approach, for example: running 3D trials, dis-joining materials and techniques that are not usually linked; a lace sculpture in cement, tailoring with glass, etc., or just simply re-thinking the sense of time and space. There are no limits.
Student development is achieved by an incremental application of topics:
Year 1: Materials & techniques
Wood/make a body shape – Leather/make a sleeve – Tailoring/make a doll – Lace/make a mask.
Year 2: Materials & Techniques
Ceramics/make sweater – Straw/make a corset – Embroidery/make a cube – Cement/make a dress.
Year 3: Performance & Installations
Calligraphy/make a body paint – Printing/make a parachute – 3D-printing/make a skin.
Year 4: Final Dissertation
Write/make a book – Discuss/make a Video – Curate/make a space.
Courses language: English/Italian
Duration: 4 years
Application Deadline: EU citizens: 10 September
Non EU citizens: 15 July
Total fee: 10.000 € per year
Enrollment fee: 1000 €
Exam fee: 300 €
Documentation for visa: 200 €
The course is open to students with a high school diploma.
A good level of English language is required (written & spoken).
Candidates will be selected according to:
• interview with the Head of the Design Department.
* For further information please contact us.