Fashion courses

The Fashion School offers a variety of courses in the areas of fashion design, fashion styling and fashion business in response to the needs of candidates at undergraduate, postgraduate levels and short courses.


These undergraduate programmes are designed for participants looking to enter the fashion, business and styling fields. They provide a complete education at undergraduate level and allow participants to acquire all of the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out a profession in their chosen subject. The BA (Hons) Degrees (Sandwich)* include a 36-week placement. The first two years of learning take place in the school and are then followed by a third year placement spent working in the fashion industry. At the end of the placement period participants return to school to complete the fourth and final year of study.

* Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in London and Paris will be awarded a BA (Hons) degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-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 course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific requirements (please check the website indicating your nationality and study level). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office. 

** Participants who successfully complete the three year courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories*’, ‘Interior Design*’, ‘Product Design’, and ‘Visual Design’ in Milano and Firenze, will be awarded the AFAM First Level Academic Diploma. Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education as an academic diploma equivalent to a university undergraduate level degree, participants will obtain 180 CFA (crediti formativi accademici) equivalent to 180 ECTS credits.
The pathways held in Milano and Firenze ‘Fashion Design & Accessories with Womenswear Pathway’, ‘Fashion Design & Accessories with Menswear Pathway’ are a specialisation of the recognised AFAM main courses ‘Fashion Design & Accessories’ (Pathway final diplomas will state the main course title).

*** Participants who successfully complete one of the following three-year ‘RNCP’ courses taught in Paris will receive the corresponding title of: Fashion Design course – 'Fashion Designer (Styliste-Crèateur/trice)’; Fashion Styling course – ‘Responsable de la communication et de l’image de mode'; Fashion Business course – ‘Responsable de la stratégie marketing et commerciale de mode'. As recognised vocational training, level II RNCP is equivalent to a three-year program of higher education with participants obtaining 180 ECTS credits upon successful completion. RNCP is acknowledged by the CNCP Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle (National Commission for Vocational Certification) and registered as a Professional Certificate published in the JORF (Official Journal of the French Republic). For further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at The Paris School.


* Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master’s Degree by (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; Master’s Degrees include a 12-week work placement. Participants obtain 180 credits upon successful completion of the MA course. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check for international equivalents).

** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.


The online and blended courses offer participants the chance to study fashion in a variety of ways; either entirely online, or via a combination of classes at school, together with online lessons. Online and blended short courses cover a variety of subjects, levels and duration to suit all preferences, and are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to fashion programmes, useful when considering more intensive study, or for future career path development.  Online and blended short courses are run over a period from 2 to 4 weeks with 3 – 4 study hours each day.


Join Istituto Marangoni London for a special 4-week short course in collaboration with top fashion designer John Richmond to explore the fascinating world and creative process of fashion.


Istituto Marangoni preparatory level courses focus on personal enrichment and enjoyment aimed at young of 16-17 years old and aspiring creatives who may be considering university level study. At this level of study there are no exams or assessments to worry about. Courses are specifically crafted for anyone interested in learning about design and creative processes, from the very basics, through to some of the more interesting and complex elements. No prior technical or software skills are required.


The Fashion Business & Entrepreneurship and Fashion Image & Styling Short courses are also available in the new Online Option (with a duration of 3 weeks).






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