ACADEMIC COURSE IN FASHION DESIGN

The Fashion Design major of LABA in Florence is designed according to the Ministry’s new academic system (3+2). At the end of the first three years of studies, the student receives the ‘Diploma Accademico di 1° Livello’ (equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree).

The course prepares the students to work in the fashion industry and involves the acquirement of skills in styling and pattern drafting and in trend business.

It addresses the various aspects of all-round Fashion Design, thereby ranging from fashion sketching to fabric design, from fashion trend forecasting to communication video techniques.

USEFUL INFORMATION

ENROLMENT: Open

BEGINS: October 2020

DURATION: 3 years

QUALIFICATION: First level degree

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 20

LANGUAGE: Italian

WHAT WILL I LEARN BY ATTENTING THE LABA Fashion Design COURSE?

 

The LABA course in Fashion Design lasts three years. Each student receives state of the art tools for learning the profession in all of the career paths involving fashion: styling, pattern drafting, product development, cool hunting.

 

 

1° Year

  • History of costume
  • Pattern making 1
  • Design 1
  • Fashion design 1
  • Culture of fashion materials
  • Fabric design
  • Basic computer science
  • Cultural marketing fundamentals
  • Sociology of cultural processes
  • English

2° Year

  • Pattern making 2
  • History of fashion
  • Design methods for visual communication
  • Digital image processing
  • History of modern art
  • Design 2
  • Fashion design 2
  • Fashion settings
  • Great events planning

3° Year

  • History of contemporary art
  • Design 3
  • Fashion design 3
  • Publishing for fashion design
  • Tailoring techniques for costume
  • Designing accessories
  • Design management
  • English for artistic communication

FASHION DESIGN

WHICH CAREERS CAN I ASPIRE TO WITH A DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGN?

By attending the LABA Fashion Design course (Diploma accademico di 1° livello – 1st level academic diploma), you will achieve access to many different careers in many different sectors, such as styling, pattern drafting, product development, cool hunting.

The educational program by LABA, in fact, allows its students to acquire skills that are easily marketable in the labour market.

The LABA Fashion Design course creates professional figures capable of securing jobs such as:

PRODUCT DESIGNER

The designer who, in addition to having tailoring skills, is capable of overseeing the entire creative process of an item of clothing, thereby coordinating quite different specialisations.

STYLIST

The person who oversees the design process, from concept to final production, of a fashion collection, accessories included. This professional figure gives an aesthetic added value to fashion products.

COOL HUNTER

The professional who acts as anticipator of sector events by spotting new trends and styles and finding their practical application on the market.

PATTERN DRAFTER

The person in charge of developing a model or prototype to be made, interpreting the stylist’s sketches and following his/her indications.
Graphic Design