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The Programme: overview

The Master of Arts in Fashion and Costume Design (Second Level Academic Degree in Fashion and Textile Design), starting in A.Y. 2022/23 subject to authorisation by MUR currently in progress, gives the students the necessary skills to handle experimental, workshop-based, and cultural design projects that are linked to fashion and costume design. Over the two years, they will learn the elements of the fashion and costume language and how to methodologically transfer them into both the design and creation of a clothing collection and into the context of haute couture and performing arts' costume design.

Learning Objectives:

Over the MA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • analyse practical, theoretical, and artistic information linked to fashion and costume design phenomena
  • make use of complex methodologies to create articulate solutions and manifold projects, for the creation of clothing collections specifically targeted at the haute couture and performing arts' costume context
  • develop a high degree of professionalism, supported by entrepreneurial skills, creativity, motivation, self-sufficiency, and communication skills
STUDY PLAN
<p>Through a didactical methodology that pairs theoretical with experimental and workshop-based experience, the MA enables the students to deepen their knowledge thanks to specialised courses, and to acquire the tools they need to develop fashion and costume design projects. The course will also provide for a number of activities in collaboration with the Italian fashion and costume design industry (such as guided tours of companies, laboratories, foundations, and archives; meetings with technical and professional figures; targeted projects) that will see the students get to know jobs, techniques, machines, and procedures in the field of garments and costume manufacture.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>FIRST YEAR</strong></p> <p>In the first year, the students are guided into: researching and exploring their individual inclinations with the Fashion and costume design path; in creating prototypes with traditional and/or intuitive methods with the courses of Historical pattern making, Sartorial pattern making, and Draping and Moulage; materials experimentation with Textile design; in-depth study of the cultural themes related to Style, history of art and costume, and Phenomenology of styles.<br /><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>SECOND YEAR</strong></p> <p>The second year finalises and directs the students' visions into their fashion and costume design final projects, supported by the knowledge acquired at the Tailoring Lab together with their Visual communication and Multimedia languages notions, showing the students' mastery of research, drawing, prototyping and representation methodologies as well as their consistent, self-sufficient, and professional approach.</p>

Department: Design and Applied Arts

Area: Fashion Design

Title Awarded: Second Level Academic Degree in Fashion and Textile Design

Credits: 120 CFA

Starting: October 2022*

Duration: 2 year

Languages: Italian and English

Campus: Rome


*subject to authorisation by MUR currently in progress

 

Our faculty

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Luca Poncellini
<p>Luca Poncellini is an architect and a designer with a PhD in the History of Architecture and City Planning. As a partner in the architecture office Cliostraat until 2009, he has curated projects and has lectured in Italy and in several countries throughout the world. His works&nbsp; have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Van Alen Institute in New York, at ETH in Z&uuml;rich, at MAGA in Gallarate and at Triennale Milano. In 2008 he co-curated the retrospective exhibition Laszlo Hudec, in collaboration with the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai. Since 2013 he has been the Course Leader of the MA in Interior Design. Between 2015 and 2019 directed the research lab and the project C-Park. Since 2019 he has been Design and Applied Arts Department Head.</p>
Colomba Leddi
Fashion Design Area Leader
Fashion Design Area Leader
Colomba Leddi
<p>After a number of collaborations with many top fashion designers, including Nanni Strada, Colomba Leddi joined Frammenti in 1992, a group experimenting with artisanal techniques to be applied to the clothing sector. In 1996, she opened her own atelier of tailor-made, unique pieces, and her label can be found in some of the best Italian and foreign boutiques, including Biffi in Milan, Philippe Model Maison in Paris, HP Deco in Japan, Thimbloom in Korea and Bird Boutique in New Zealand. She has participated in several fashion fairs and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including Passeggiata evanescente, with Melina Mulas, at Galleria Le 5 Venice, in Venice (2010), W. Women in Italian Design at Triennale Milano (2016-2017), Documenta 2020 &ndash; Windows in pandemic, Tsinghua University Art Museum Beijing (2020). She also works as a theatre and cinema costume designer and has taught at many different universities and academies.</p>

Study and career opportunities

Study abroad programmes

NABA provides students with the opportunity to study abroad as part of their academic experience.
NABA Academic Coordination Office, in charge for the management of the exchange programmes, supports students in taking advantage of the international study opportunities through exchange programmes and promoting educational experiences thanks to a network including numerous prestigious international partner universities.

NABA counts more than 70 cooperation agreements with academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and others international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Companies and Institution Placement

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which that provide internships for NABA students, including Chanel, Gabs, Staff International, Hugo Boss, Valentino Fashion Group, Ratti, Bembercell, Missoni, Tirelli Costumi, Guccio Gucci, Luisa Beccaria, Gianni Versace, Carrera's, E. C. (Costume National), Corneliani, Lorenzo Riva, Trussardi, Moschino, Federico Sangalli, Jil Sander Italia, Kenzo, ETRO, Gentucca Bini & Father, Gruppo Miroglio, Furla, Ermenegildo Zegna, Mantero, AEFFE, Ports1961.

After the Academic Master

Kick-off your career. Among the career opportunities:

  • Costume designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Independent designer
  • Creative director
  • Celebrity stylist
  • Fashion stylist
  • Trend forecaster