The first step towards a career in fashion and design.

12 Oct 2020 - 18 Jun 2021
15 Feb 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
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enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee € 13.500

Programme Specification

Preparatory Course

12 Oct 2020 - 25 Jun 2021
1 Feb 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
enrolment fee £ 3.300
tuition fee £ 13.240

For the London School, payment must be made in GBP only.

Programme Specification



Istituto Marangoni one-year foundation courses* prepare participants for entry into any of the three-year** undergraduate degree programmes, or three year courses, in the fashion or design fields. Over the course of the year participants are offered exciting new challenges that will improve their creative thinking, develop their broader fashion, design & art skills, and help them to identify where their true passion lies.

Additionally participants will develop a solid introduction into Istituto Marangoni teaching and learning methods and experience the intensive learning approach that is required in order to successfully progress onto one of the full-time fashion or design undergraduate programmes.

Within each course dedicated pathways provide an overview of key areas of the industry; for example in Fashion participants are introduced to basic notions fashion design, and primary concepts of fashion business, and fashion styling.

All foundation year programmes cover principle methods and techniques for exploration and research in fashion and design contexts, presentation skills, an analysis of fashion, design and other creative industries, as well as investigating the materials, tools, ways of working and techniques used in each area. Attention is given to developing an individual approach to creative expression and to conceptual thinking, which participants are able to develop further in their chosen undergraduate programme.

Academic discipline is at the heart of the syllabus and is supported with English or Italian language study skills (as required), concentrating on the communication of ideas in both verbal and written formats. Concluding with a portfolio of work, participants have the knowledge and skills they need to be able to make an informed choice on the undergraduate course that best suits their interests, passions and abilities.

** Four years if enrolled on a sandwich year – London / Paris only


  • Communicating fashion concepts
  • Representation of fashion design & business ideas
  • Trend & style creative research
  • Style development
  • Production scenarios in fashion business
  • Techniques and fashion product cycle
  • Fashion trends and styles
  • The Fashion system
  • Fashion portfolio building
  • Presentation & visual communication
  • Visual culture


Foundation + Ba (Hons) Degrees* · Three Year Courses

Courses held in English language.

For students who choose combined programmes, £ 2.500 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the first year of the three year programme with October 2020 intake, on the basis of the didactical offer and prices for 2020-21. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 30 April 2020 for those who enrolled on the Foundation Year in October 2019;
  • 14 June 2020 for those who enrolled on the Foundation Year in January 2020;

After these periods no deduction will be applicable on the tuition fee. Students who successful complete the Foundation Year course and meet the pre-requisites, will be entitled to access one of the three year course in London, Paris, Milano or Firenze.

For further information please contact the admission office at the London School


*Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a BA (Hons) Degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; BA (Hons) Degree (sandwich) is a four-year course which includes a 36-week placement. 120 credits points are available eachyear of study in order to gain an honours degree, obtaining 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 entry requirements (please check for international equivalents); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

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