Master in Fashion Management and Design


The Master in Fashion Management & Design provides specialized lessons and laboratory activities. The first introductory part provides students with the basis of the fashion product, inspiration and design, starting from the history of costume and fashion. The second part, using the theoretical knowledge acquired from the previous lessons as a foundation, moves towards a more practical approach, providing students with insight into the Italian haute couture tradition.

A student is granted a Master after successfully defending his or her final thesis in front of a panel of judges. Grading is based on a scale of 0-110; 66 is the passing grade and students who obtain full marks of 110 may also be awarded 'summa cum laude' (110 e lode).

The final thesis of the Master’s program, intended to assess the technical, scientific and professional preparation and competences of the student, requires the completion, discussion and presentation of a written project work during the dissertation.

The Master program is composed of 6 modules, and concludes with a final exam

1 year

60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
45 Quarter Credits 

Learning Objectives

Like all degree Programs at Marconi University, the Master in Fashion Management & Design is based on a concept called “Outcomes Based Learning”. This breaks up the educational experience into the categories of knowledge and ability, identifying the things a student should know and be able to do upon completion. The Master program is structured to train professionals to meet the needs of internationally renowned fashion designers, through an innovative approach combining theoretical knowledge with practical experiences. Virtual laboratories, case studies, lectures and testimonies given by experts in the field ensure a highly practical and operational approach which emphasizes the Italian creativity and management system that made the fashion sector an excellence in the world.

Outcomes and Professional Profile

The Master was developed for those looking for professional training and refreshment in the field of fashion conception and design, in the realization of the fashion product, in the management and valorization of a fashion factory through appropriate communication and promotion strategies. More specifically, the expert in Fashion Management & Design will be able to follow the whole process of the fashion industry, from the products planning and design to the marketing, promotion and communication activities (e.g. fashion shows, showrooms, magazines, etc...). He/she can manage the entire fashion product lifecycle until its distribution and introduction to the target market.

Study plan

Module I:  L-ART/03
Design Theory
Lab I: Visual Elements of the Project
3+6 2.25+4.50
Module II ICAR/13
Instrument and Methods for Design
Lab II: Meta-Project
3+3 2.25+2.25
Module III ICAR/13
Fashion Design and Project
Lab III: Curves and Surfaces: Geometrical and Differential Analysis
3+6 2.25+4.50
Module IV L-ART/03
History of Art, Fashion and Costume
Lab IV: Digital Representation
6+3 4.50+2.25
Module V SECS-P/10
Organization and Management
Lab V: Materials for Design – Technologies and Structures
9+3 6.75+2.25
Module VI SECS-P/08
Promotion and Distribution
Lab VI: Fashion, Mass Media and Fashion Show
3+6 2.25+4.50
    Final Thesis 6 4.50
    TOTAL 60 45