Fashion design and management

1st level university Master - academic year: 2018/19


Anna Cabigiosu
Ca' Foscari University of Venice


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In recent years, the fashion industry has been growing strongly throughout the world. The industry is, however, guided by extremely complex mechanisms, with a significant and dynamic historical-cultural vocation in constant transformation. Managers working in this sector must therefore combine technical-management skills with an in-depth knowledge of the sector, its characteristic dynamics and its history. The Master's in Fashion Design and Management is the result of collaboration between the Ca' Foscari Challenge School, Fashion Innovation future and Politecnico Calzaturiero Veneto to tackle the challenge of training managers in the fashion industry. The objective of the Master's is to combine the management studies crucial for the competitiveness of the sector, such as brand or retail management, with themes providing participants with specific training in technologies and processes in the fashion sector which would otherwise be obtainable only through years of in-company experience. The instruction will be both theoretical and enhanced by workshops during which the students will be involved in the creation, design and production of new collections. The Master's will therefore enable students to enter the fashion sector and leading Made in Italy companies, where over time art, culture and skills have created synergies recognised throughout the world.


With a multidisciplinary approach, the programme is designed to develop the skills that the fashion sector of today requires to its managers. The Master's will begin with a series of modules focusing on the fashion sector, immersing students immediately in the history of fashion and fashion design. The first group of modules will cover the history of costume, fashion and trends and will take students through the themes of prototyping, analysis of shapes and the study of purchasing behaviours, to end with industrial production and supply chain analysis. During this phase, the Master's will give particular emphasis to the new technologies and software used in the sector. The second group of modules will give the students the managerial skills most in demand in the marketing area, focusing on brand, retail and communications management, to conclude with across-the-board skills associated with business strategies and development team management.

Language: the course is taught in Italian and English

Available places: 18

Duration of the programme: one year

Period: March 2019 - March 2020

Teaching method: Formal lectures

Location: Venice

Deadline for application submission: March 15th, 2019

Enrolment fees: € 9.000

Grants/scholarships: full or partial scholarships covering the registration fee, if given, will be provided by the institution of the instructor

Information: Ca’ Foscari Challenge School,;

Last update: 09/05/2019