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Discover Istituto Marangoni Paris School, the student services and facilities, the academic calendar and schedule, the things you need to bring with you and the way you can best prepare yourself for the course start.

About the School · location and buildings

  1. 48 rue de Miromesnil Paris 75008
  • -1st floor: Photo Studio
  • Ground Floor: Classrooms
  • 1st floor: Cafeteria, Library, Garden
  • 2nd floor: Drawing rooms, Theory Room
  • 3rd floor: Pattern Making Room
  • 4th floor: Pattern Making Room, Theory Room, Career Services
  • 5th floor: Computer rooms
  • 6th floor: Drawing rooms, Theory Room
  • 7th floor: Director of Education, Programme Leaders, Student & Academic Services

Type of Classrooms:

  • theory classrooms for lectures and seminars
  • design classrooms for drawing and design workshops
  • pattern-cutting rooms with sewing machines, irons and other equipment for pattern workshops
  • photo-studios for shootings
  • computer rooms for software use learning

Opening hours:

Winter time from October to June

Monday to Friday - 8:00 to 20:00

Saturday - 8:00 to 17:30

Summer time from June to September

Monday to Friday - 8:00 to 18:30


Can I have lunch at School?

Yes, in the Cafeteria on the first floor you can find vending machines with coffee and healthy snacks. Many restaurants are a few steps from the school area and you can purchase lunch and bring it to the School Cafeteria.

Who can I turn to at School?
  • The School Director is the highest rank at School and supervises the work and activities of all staff, both administrative and academic
  • The Director of Education supervises the academic experience and represents the faculty of Istituto Marangoni
  • Programme Leaders are members of the academic management team. They coordinate tutors in terms of programme delivery and monitor processes and procedures to make sure the school’s high-quality standards are met. You can refer to your Programme Leader for support in your academic career, as well as to highlight issues or provide suggestions on how to improve the programme
  • Faculty members, including teachers and tutors, will support you all the way through your educational journey
  • The Student & Academic Services wellcome students, organise teaching and assessment sessions, process academic performance of students, provide information about school policies and regulations, organise pastoral support and support for students with specific educational needs.
  • The Career Service supports students and alumni, offering guidance at every step of their career journey, providing practical advice and helping the students connect with the industry
  • The Library provides fashion and cultural research materials and academic resources and guidance about bibliographical research and academic practice
  • The IT Office provides support to access the Onelogin platform and any other student login and software-related issues
  • The Admissions Office provides dedicated assistance during the application processes, visa support and any pre-arrival needed information
What do I find at School and what should I bring?

Here is some pre-arrival information on resources and materials you can refer to before you get to school. Note that Istituto Marangoni offers several facilities for students, such as computers, scanners, on-site copy machines, school email accounts, access to dedicated student Extranet on-line resources for research purposes.

HARDWARE: You can use the school’s internet connection. At School you will find multi-functionaal laser colour printers, that can also be used to scan and send documents to email addresses or USB drives. Apple hardware is recommended but not required. Also, we recommend you consider bringing the following (not required): a usb-c to usb adapter, an adapter for drawing tablets (Wacom), external webcams, external hard drivers etc...; a Bluetooth ergonomic mouse (for i.e. Logitech mx master) to prevent wrist pain and improve in-app features (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign…); a drawing tablet (fashion design course only) to draw freely with Adobe applications instead of using a trackpad.

SOFTWARE: You can access the full Adobe Creative Cloud package, Microsoft Office 365 Education Web Access and Virtual Lab platform, where you can run cloud apps without installing them onto your computer such as Clo3D and other apps suggested by the teachers. iMac computers in laboratories and classrooms can be used freely in case of failure or temporary unavailability of your personal MacBook|pc. We suggest that you bring a laptop with RAM Memory at least 16GB to 512GB storage (such as an Apple MacBook Pro 13” with Apple Chip M1. Visit the Apple website to obtain a discount with the Unidays Account).

PRINTING: Digital and environmentally friendly projects are normally preferred. However, some courses may require high-quality printing for professional outputs (e.g. Honours Projects, Portfolios).

SOURCING: subjects involving Fabrics and Materials may require the purchase of fabric samples to complete assessments (e.g. Fabric Books, Portfolios). The purchase for multiple subjects is often managed by the course tutor, making logistics easier and enabling students to get discounts.

Is there anything I can read/watch before my classes start?

All courses provide reading lists of required, recommended or additional reading resources. Some will be required for theoretical subjects and will be made available at the school’s library, along with selected and exclusive online resources. However, we recommend that students purchase the books required for assessments. For Fashion Design programmes, the school will provide drawing and pattern making tutorial handbooks to support the students’ learning process. You can start with these (not required, but recommended):

Fashion Design and Fashion Styling Documentaries

  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel (Amazon) The September Issue
  • Franca, Chaos and Creation (Netflix) Mademoiselle C (Amazon or Apple TV) Dior and I (Apple TV)
  • Bill Cunningham’s New York (Amazon)
  • Fashion Design and Fashion Styling Books
  • Kawamure, Y., (2005) Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies Batilla, A., (2020) Instant Moda. Milano. Gribaudo Editore.-Italiano
  • Coddington, G.,(2012). Grace, A Memoir. New York. Random House-English Brubach, H. (1999). A Dedicated Follower of Fashion. London. Phaidon.- English

Fashion Business Books

  • Angeletti, N., Oliva, A., & Sozzani, F. (2012). In Vogue: la storia illustrata della rivista di moda più famosa del mondo. Rizzoli.
  • Golizia, D. (2016), Fashion business model, Roma: Franco Angeli.
  • Golizia, D. (2021). The Fashion Business: Theory and Practice in Strategic Fashion Management. Routledge. Kotler, P., Kartajaya, H., & Setiawan, I. (2016). Marketing 4.0: Moving from traditional to digital. John Wiley & Sons. Kotler, P., Kartajaya, H., & Setiawan, I. (2017). Marketing 4.0: Dal tradizionale al digitale. Hoepli, Milano.
  • Oliva, A., & Angeletti, N. (2012). In Vogue: the illustrated history of the world's most famous fashion magazine. Riz- zoli International Publications.
What about the Academic Year Calendar and precise schedule of classes?

The teaching schedule will be available approximately ten days before classes start.

The academic year is divided in 3 terms. Each term is composed of 8 weeks of classes and 1 up to 2 weeks of assessment period.

During the academic year you will have:

  • Winter break - Christmas holidays
  • Spring Break - the week of Easter
  • Summer break - 1 week around the date of August 15

Within the academic year there are also additional days of holiday, during national holidays:

  • November 1
  • November 11
  • May 1
  • May 9
  • May 20
  • July 14
How do I communicate with School?

From the moment your classes start, you must use the Istituto Marangoni official email account. The e-mail address is created as:

Once you start classes, please check your account frequently, as it will be used to send all messages and updates about the school.

How to create my official IM email?

As a Marangoni student you have a reserved online platform called One Login with a dedicated App, a personal email account and many ressources and softwares.

In order to access it you need to have your Student ID provided by the Admissions Service at the moment of enrollment.

Please find a step-by-step video tutorial for creating your OneLogin account.

I’M SOCIETY App for Students

Istituto Marangoni has released a customised application which will make your school experience easier and more entertaining. You will have direct access to you student badge, course timetables, news & events, messaging, social feeds, information, and the school map.

Please find a step-by-step video tutorial: 

The application is available for download on iOS App Store and Google Play Store. You will be requested to download the I’M SOCIETY App to be part of our Community and enjoy unique events, experiences and opportunities.

Can I work part-time while studying in Istituto Marangoni?

Working while studying can be challenging because you will have a very busy schedule; we usually recommend seeking a job after completing your studies. As a student at Istituto Marangoni, however, you may have the opportunity to work on projects developed by the School's teams, e.g. working as a dresser during Fashion Week.