pre-sessional master’s for fashion

Full preparation for postgraduate level studies

The course

This 12-week Pre-sessional for Master's course prepares participants for entry onto any of the master’s programmes at Istituto Marangoni. Participants gain a solid base in advanced level training methods, and experience the intensive learning approach and academic rigour that is required to successfully follow one of the full-time postgraduate courses.

The course is specifically tailored for individuals with a background in fashion, art, design, business or similar who are looking to progress in their studies and experience to master’s level. Participants work on projects based on a systematic and comprehensive approach to the industry, developing innovative thinking and business acumen. The programme covers the principles of fashion, art, design and business focusing on creative and practical management skills in accordance with their chosen master’s programme. They look at breadth of issues in the fashion system such as marketing, media and communications, while practical workshops deepen their understanding in all relevant course areas including project management, promotion or brand management. Specific workshops are also coordinated in relation to their chosen subject field. Key to the successful completion of a postgraduate course is the ability to conduct independent research together with effective presentation and communication skills.

Participants of this fashion course also receive integrated support with written and spoken use of the English language, ensuring they are fully prepared to meet
the challenges of postgraduate learning.


• The fashion system
• The fashion business
• Creative research and analysis
• Project management
• The luxury industry
• Media and communication in fashion
• Principles of marketing
• Academic writing
• Professional presentation skills


- a bachelor’s degree of 2.1 (recognised on Naric) and transcript.
- non-native English speakers are required to provide an English language certificate at B2 CEFR level (at 6.0 IELTS, with no elements below 5.5).
- an academic reference letter on university-headed paper and/or a professional reference.
- a signed personal statement.
- a CV.

*Access to master’s programmes is subject to completing with success the pre-sessional master’s course and according to the entry requirements of the master’s degree programmes, which include 6.5 IELTS in English for the Paris and London campuses.
**£.2.500 will be deducted from the tuition fee for the master’s programme on the basis of didactical offer and the prices for the following academic year.