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progression degrees from foundation year

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.

Degree Milano Firenze Paris London

English requirement
for progression

Overall grade for progression 

Fashion Business  IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in all skills)  40%
Fashion Business & Buying  
Fashion Business, Communication & New Media     
Fashion Design 
Fashion Design & Accessories     
Fashion Design & Marketing   
Fashion Design & Menswear 
Fashion Design & Womenswear   
Fashion Styling & Creative Direction 
Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising   
BA (Hons) Fashion Business
BA (Hons) Fashion Business & Buying
BA (Hons) Fashion Business, Communication & New Media
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Menswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Womenswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Styling & Creative Direction

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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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 corse. 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.