Established in 1935 by the tailor Giulio Marangoni, a Scuola Professionale Artistica (Professional Art School), the Istituto Marangoni is a renowned Italian school of fashion and design. Initially known as ‘Isituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni’ (Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute), the institution has had 80 years of successful history in training top professionals of Fashion and Design. Istituto Marangoni students “experience of being immersed in fashion, learning and being enriched through contact with the most varied and interesting cultural realities”.

The Fashion and Design institution currently educates over 4,000 students from 106 countries annually. Over the years, it has opened up four campuses: London, Paris, Shanghai, and Milano Design and has announced the opening of the new School of Fashion, Art & Design in Florence, scheduled for October 2016. Istituto Marangoni has constantly maintained the goal of training professionals of tomorrow in key sectors of design, communication and managerial coordination through its various three-year undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Istituto Marangoni Foundation Programme

Istituto Marangoni ISC offers a tailor-made university preparation programme for international students aiming to enter the fashion industry. Encompassing fashion and design related subjects, English language and study skills, the three term programme allows students to experience new challenges, develop their ideas and improve their skills through creative projects and practical techniques.

The course focuses on in-depth study of analytical principles, techniques for exploration and enquiry, and research into context and materials. Upon completion of the programme and achieving the necessary grades, the student can enrol into the first year of the chosen undergraduate degree. Courses available are: BA (Hons) Fashion Business, Fashion Business & Buying/Communication & New Media, Fashion Design, Fashion Design & Accessories/Menswear/Womenswear, or Fashion Styling & Creative Direction/Visual Merchandising.



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