ITALY: Florence

ITALY ACADEMICS

The semester and academic year curriculums focus on Italian fashion design, styling, and merchandising. Courses are offered at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and grouped into study tracks. Fall semester consists of a single study track (Fashion Marketing & Design) while Spring semester offers two study tracks to choose from (Fashion Communication & Design, and Fashion Styling & Design). Although each track has a particular focus, all tracks include marketing, communication, styling, and design courses.

Most courses are 3-semester credits; a few courses are 2 credits. Click on a course title to view the description and download syllabus. If a syllabus is not available for a course, email a KEI program manager to request syllabi.

FALL SEMESTER

Track I: Fashion Communication
Students must enroll in all of the courses.

Made in Italy (3 cr.)
History of Fashion Photography (2 cr.)
Trend Forecasting (3 cr.)
Fashion Marketing and Management (3 cr.)
Branding (2 cr.)
Fashion Events (3 cr.)
Fashion Communication & Public Relations (3 cr.)
Social Media Lab (3 cr.)
Project Methodology (in Fashion Design) (2 cr.)
Technology of Materials: Leather Accessories (2 cr.)

SPRING SEMESTER

Students must select Track II or III.

Track II: Fashion Communication
Students must enroll in all of the courses.

Made in Italy (3 cr.)
History of Arts, Fashion and Costume  (3 cr.)
Semiotics for Fashion (2 cr.)
Visual Language (in Fashion) (3 cr.)
Fashion Materials (3 cr.)
Fashion Events (3 cr.)
Digital Communication (in Fashion) (2 cr.)
Fashion Communication (3 cr.)
The Concept of Trend (2 cr.)
Introduction to Collection Project & Fashion Drawing (2 cr.)

Track III: Fashion Styling
Students must enroll in all of the courses.

Made in Italy (3 cr.)
Fashion and Contemporary Arts (3 cr.)
Fashion History (3 cr.)
Digital Events (in Fashion) (3 cr.)
Fashion Styling (3 cr.)
Digital Communication (in Fashion) (2 cr.)
Video Language (in Fashion) (3 cr.)
Visual Merchandising (3 cr.)
The Concept of Trend (2 cr.)
Introduction to Collection Project & Fashion Drawing (2 cr.)

CREDIT & TRANSCRIPTS

Credit and transcripts/certificates issued by the Istituto Europeo di Design (accredited in Italy). Transcripts are also issued by SUNY Oneonta or Lincoln University (both accredited in USA).

HOST UNIVERSITY

The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), founded in 1966, is considered one of the top design schools in Europe. IED offers undergraduate and graduate programs in fashion, graphic, interior, product, industrial and architectural design. IED is a multi-campus institution with locations in Milan, Florence, Rome, Venice, Turin, Madrid, Barcelona, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. Each campus consists of state-of-the-art facilities that students can utilize for project work.