Your first step towards a career in fashion
The Foundation Year programme is designed to meet the needs of international students looking to make the transition to an undergraduate fashion degree at Istituto Marangoni.
The three term programme encompasses fashion and design related subjects, English language and study skills. You will experience new challenges, develop your ideas and advance your skills with creative projects and practical techniques.
Academic discipline is at the heart of this course, with focus on in-depth study of analytical principles, techniques for exploration and enquiry, and research into context and materials.
Creative project work will be followed by specialist routes into fashion design (with business), and fashion communication (with styling, graphics and photography). You will also develop an individual creative style and concept ideas that you can take forward over the subsequent three years of undergraduate study.
To help students to fulfil their career ambitions once they graduate, we have integrated a careers service into the Foundation Year. This is designed to help students become confident, highly skilled and an extremely employable graduate.
October or January
term one: 01/10/2018 to 07/12/2018
term two: 14/01/2019 to 12/04/2019
term three: 29/04/2019 to 14/06/2019
term one: 14/01/2019 to 12/04/2019
term two: 29/04/2019 to 14/06/2019
term three: 24/06/2019 to 30/08/2019
Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree, at the campus of your choice (subject to availability).*
These degrees and grades are subject to change.
* Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London and Paris will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; 120 credit points must be earned for each year of study in order for an honours degree to be awarded, so students will obtain 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year.
All BA (Hons) degrees are available with a work placement (sandwich) option. These four-year degree programmes include a 36-week placement. The first two years of learning take place at university. The third year is spent working in the fashion industry. At the end of the work placement students return to university to complete the fourth and final year of study. Students have done work placements in companies such as Gap, Mulberry, Prada and Vogue.