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progression degrees from foundation year

Please note: our last intake was January 2019

joining a degree programme

Once students complete the Foundation Year and achieve the required grades, they can enter the first year of their chosen three-year undergraduate degree at the London or Paris schools1, or the first year of the three-year diploma at the Milano2 or Firenze schools.

BA (Hons) degrees with one year 'sandwich'

Students studying an undergraduate degree in the London or Paris schools have the opportunity to undertake an optional sandwich year.

On the 'sandwich' programme, the first two years of learning take place in the school. The third year is spent working in the fashion industry. At the end of the work placement, students return to school to complete the fourth and final year of study.

The time spent working involves 36 weeks at a company in the fashion industry. At the end of the 36 weeks, in addition to a better knowledge of the working environment, students gain a reference from the work provider, which adds more value to their training. Previous students have done work placements in companies such as Gap, Mulberry, Prada and Vogue.

progression degrees and grades

Degree Milano Firenze Paris London English requirement
for progression
Overall grade for progression
Fashion Business x x x x IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills) 40%
Fashion Business & Buying x   x x
Fashion Business, Communication & New Media x     x
Fashion Design x x x x
Fashion Design & Accessories x     x
Fashion Design & Marketing x x   x
Fashion Design & Menswear x x x x
Fashion Design & Womenswear x   x x
Fashion Styling & Creative Direction x x x x
Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising  x   x x
Interior Design/Interiors x     x
Interior Design & Lighting x     x
Product Design/Design for Products x     x
Visual Design x     x

Fashion Business

This course trains participants to become fashion business professionals who know how to use the language of marketing, management and finance effectively and with confidence. It covers strategy, budgeting, product development, marketing, communication, branding, retail operations management, global distribution, customer relationship management and CSR.

Possible career paths: Retail manager, business developer, commercial director, project manager, operations manager

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Fashion Business & Buying

This course forms business professionals with core fashion buying skills covering all sectors of the fashion and luxury markets.

Possible career paths: Fashion buyer, product manager, retail manager, project manager, distribution manager, operations & logistics manager

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Fashion Business, Communication & New Media

This course provides an education in online tools, video and printed media, to create and enhance business communication strategies for the fashion markets.

Possible career paths: Digital marketing manager, media planner/media manager, communication manager/director, marketing manager, multimedia content designer, social media editor/manager

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Fashion Design

This course trains skilled designers for the fashion industry. It moves through key aspects of illustration and graphic design techniques and teaches participants how to create collections.

Possible career paths: Fashion designer, fashion illustrator, pattern maker, trend forecaster/coolhunter, costume designer

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Fashion Design & Accessories

This course forms multi-skilled designers, fully qualified in the latest fashion and accessories design techniques and approaches. The course covers shoes, bags and fashion collection design.

Possible career paths: Accessories designer, accessories pattern maker, handbag designer, fashion illustrator, product manager

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Fashion Design & Marketing

This course gives participants a breadth of skills and knowledge in fashion design and marketing, in preparation for a career in the global fashion, luxury and creative industries. With an extra vision and aptitude in communication and fashion marketing.

Possible career paths: Menswear / womenswear designer, studio director, product manager, distribution manager, marketing director, supplier developer, brand developer, marketing manager, merchandiser fashion business entrepreneur, pattern cutter

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Fashion Design & Menswear

The course moves on through all aspects of fashion illustration with particular attention to patternmaking and tailoring skills essential to producing high-quality men's apparel.

Possible career paths: Fashion designer, fashion illustrator, pattern maker, trend forecaster/coolhunter, costume designer

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Fashion Design & Womenswear

This course provides a solid base in fashion design. Participants study the language of couture construction versus ready to wear, progressing through all stages of the design process.

Possible career paths: Fashion designer, fashion illustrator, pattern maker, trend forecaster/coolhunter, costume designer

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Fashion Styling & Creative Direction

This course trains highly skilled stylists. It also covers key skills in fashion copywriting, PR and media planning, fashion production management, business planning, deadlines and budgets. By the end of the programme, participants have gained the ability to recognise different styles and trends, to clearly define their personal vision of a product and to propose innovative and professional ideas successfully.

Possible career paths: Creative director, art director, image consultant, personal stylist, wardrobe consultant, personal shopper

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Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

This course helps participants to understand the role and responsibilities of the visual merchandiser and fashion stylist through an in-depth study of the fashion retail market.

Possible career paths: Visual merchandiser, display designer, fashion stylist, creative team: retail, creative/art director, fashion business entrepreneur

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Interior Design / Interiors

This course covers a complex mix of technical design skills (CAD), combined with a contemporary approach, learning how to create a story evoking both style and mood in the main areas of contemporary lifestyle interiors: residential, commercial, retail, public spaces and exhibition design.

Possible career paths: Interior designer, interiors for editorial/publishing, showroom management, consultant for exhibitions/installations, set designer.

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Interior Design & Lighting

This course covers a complex mix of technical illustration and drawing skills (CAD), combined with the knowledge and understanding required to correctly interpret the ‘light’ atmosphere of a space, and translate this into creative and technical lighting design solutions. Participants understand the principles of lighting, learning how to successfully create a project outline or light installation for an exhibition, fashion show, retail space, or residence.

Possible career paths: Interior designer for luxury residences, hospitality, retail spaces, exhibition and installation.

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Product Design/Design for Products

This course covers a mix of applied manual, technical and digital design skills (technical drawing, 3D modelling, visualisation and prototype development with CAD), combined with a holistic approach in the journey towards design project development; working individually and in teams nurturing and developing creative talent in design thinking, design processes, and final product realisation.

Possible career paths: Product development manager, product designer, graphic/visual designer, art director, system designer, concept designer

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Visual Design

This course investigates visual design communication by working on innovative ideas in graphic design and new media for all fields of the creative industries. Studying a complex mix of technical design skills covering the most important digital software, drawing and design elements of typography and lettering, colour, print, layout composition and visual hierarchy, packaging and signage, participants also tackle the theories of perception and Gestalt, contemporary realities and sociocultural scenarios, creating meaningful designs in a technological and emotionally charged world.

Possible career paths: Graphic designer for publishing (editorial), graphic designer for packaging and branding, art director for advertising agencies, visual designer for exhibit and corporate design, visual designer for digital, interactive, web

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1 Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London and Paris will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University in the 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.

2 Participants who successfully complete the programmes 'AFAM' taught in Milano will be awarded the Diploma Accademico do I Livello. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university-level degree, students will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits.