portfolio surgery

Preparation for postgraduate level study

The course

This short intensive 3-weeks Portfolio Surgery course improves the standard of creative portfolios presented for admission onto Istituto Marangoni master’s courses. Candidates who satisfy the admissions qualifications may require additional tuition in portfolio presentation to accomplish the high standards of postgraduate education. Participants improve their proficiency in creative research, 2D & 3D illustration techniques, or in the technical representation of garments. The course focuses on understanding volume and the technical design of clothing with a holistic vision of the creative process.

Tutorials help participants to perfect research in the fashion industry through sourcing relevant images and analysing cultural influences, fundamental when considering a design proposal, and ultimately, in planning for a successful career in fashion. The study of trends and contemporary fashion communication provides a broad knowledge base in fashion business, while a detailed approach to improving design, and the technical study of illustration, assists in understanding the essential proportions of the human body in order to correctly represent garments. Tutorials, individual meetings and guidance allow participants to improve their portfolios, as well as identify their strengths, abilities, and passions when planning a successful study path at postgraduate level.