Department of Fashion Design

Department of Fashion Design

This department trains future fashion designers. It prepares students to become specialists in the artistic design of clothing. Students are capable of creating collections with a strong creative component in which manual skills and knowledge of craft and industrial techniques are applied in an innovative way. The department focuses on a cultural training that fosters through research, the development of talent and the deepening of methods of transforming the creative impulse into innovative and competitive fashion collections.
The student acquires the ability to realise the project idea, to carry out its correct evaluation, to select and achieve awareness of the choice of materials and to manage the relationship between feasibility and expressive needs, including quality/cost/limit of materials. The student is trained in the study and research of textile and non-textile materials with the aim of finding new multi-material formal languages.
At the end of the academic course, the works are presented to the public. The student will put the accent not only on the creation of the outfit, but also on the dynamic of the problems relative to the creation of the event (fashion show), from the set design to the design of the invitations, the search for the venue for of the presentation of the project, to the evaluation of the budget for the press conference.
In the first three years of the Professional Degree, the teaching units are as follows:

FIRST YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Introduction to the history of Art and Design 3 Artistic creation and language of visual forms in Africa 3
Technology and type of materials 3 History of Modern Art 3
Introduction to aesthetics and philosophy of Art 3 Introduction to Photography 4
Artistic anatomy 5 Introduction to Design: product-environment-space 5
Basic computing: Adobe Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign 5 Introduction to Illustration 5
Introduction to the Design of colours 5 Plastic Arts and introduction to CAD 5
Italian/English 1 2 Geometrical Design 5

SECOND YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Techniques of creating clothes and modeling 1 5 Fashion design and digital image processing (CAO-CAD) 1 5
Sewing techniques 1 4 Textile/fabric Design 1 4
Geometrical drawing 3 Colour theory and conception 3
History of Fashion 1 3 History of Modern and Contemporary Art 1 3
Aesthetics and philosophy of Art 3 Artistic creation and Design in Africa 1 3
Fashion design concept and methodology 4 Territorial analysis and project design 1 4
Technologie des matériaux 3 Communication digitale 1 3
Italian/English 2 2 Théorie de la perception et psychologie de la forme 3

THIRD YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Fashion design and digital image processing (CAO-CAD) 2 5 Design of accessories 5
Techniques of creating clothes and modeling 2 4 Fashion photography 4
Sewing techniques 2 4 History of the Costume 3
Textile/fabric Design 2 3 Copyright 3
History of Fashion 2 3 Marketing and Management 3
Anthropology of Art 3 Analyse des territoires et conception des projets 2 6
History of Modern and Contemporary Art 2 3 Digital communication 3
Artistic creation and Design in Africa 2 3
Italian/English 3 2 Thesis 6