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foundation year

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.  

programme outline

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.

course details

start dates

October or January

term dates

October 2017
term one: 02/10/2017 to 08/12/2017
term two: 08/01/2018 to 23/08/2018
term three: 09/04/2018 to 08/06/2018

October 2018
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

January 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

tuition fees

entry requirements

degree progression

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).*

Undergraduate degree London  Paris  English  Overall 
BA (Hons) Fashion Business x x 6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands
40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Business & Buying 
x
x
6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands
40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Business, Communication & New Media 
x
  6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands
40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Design x x 6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Accessories x
6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing x   6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Menswear  x
x
6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Womenswear  x
x
6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Styling & Creative Direction  x x 6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands
40%
BA (Hons) Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising 
x
x
6.0 IELTS - minimum 5.5 in all bands 40%

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.

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