Uptodate Academy, Milan:
Fashion UpToDate is an international Fashion and Cosmetic academy, located in the most prestigious area of downtown Milan, Italy - the European capital of fashion. We work closely with all major fashion specialists, providing highly specialized courses for creative and complementary professions that cover all aspects of fashion, including makeup, hair, photography, corporate images and the cosmetic industry in general. Courses are held in Italian with simultaneous translation in English.
Fashion & Beauty Courses in Milan:
Fundamental Fashion Courses:
These courses are highly specialized and aim at teaching the fundamentals and creative techniques of fashion and beauty concepts.
- Fashion Fundamental Makeup (144 hours):
Make-up today is a fundamental factor of the total look, therefore, the makeup expresses the image of an individual and how well this person is in line with the fashion trends. The course consists of the basic techniques of the fashion make-up today.
- Fashion Fundamental Hair-styling (144 hours):
Hair-styling today is a fundamental factor of the total look, therefore, the makeup expresses the image of an individual and how well this person is in line with the fashion trends. The course consists of the basic techniques of the fashion hair-styling today.
- Fashion Fundamental Styling (144 hours):
The stylist is a professional with an exceptional sense for fashion, who is able to create a style that is immediately identifiable and recognizable. The stylist works with fashion designers at fashion shows or events for the presentation of collections.
Advanced Fashion Courses:
These courses are highly specialized and aim at teaching the advanced and creative techniques of fashion and beauty concepts.
- Advanced Fashion Make-up (75 hours):
Whilst it can be applied for mere enjoyment, professional application of make-up calls for more in-depth knowledge of the most advanced techniques as well as the fascinating history of make-up throughout the centuries.
- Advanced Fashion Hair-styling (108 hours):
Hair-styling uses a wide variety of advanced techniques and fashion trends to create certain appearances. Throughout the decades styles have changed drastically, although the more classic styles still remain to this day.
- Fashion Trend & Cool Hunting (108 hours):
Discovering the appeal of fashion trends, investigating the styles and looks that are going to influence the catwalks in the coming seasons are the core skills and competencies of the cool hunter.
Fashion Trend Portfolio Courses:
Our Fashion Trend courses provide advanced preparation and training for fashion professionals who wish to specialize in a certain sector of fashion and guide students to plan their portfolios.
- Fashion Make-up Trend Portfolio (72 hours):
Students will be able to envision the newest trends and incorporate their imagination with their fashion knowledge. This course will guide them through preparation of their make-up portfolio for presentation to agencies and publishers.
- Fashion Hair-Styling Trend Portfolio (72 hours):
This course will guide students through preparation of their hair-styling portfolio for presentation to agencies and publishers. Students will be able to envision the newest trends and incorporate their imagination with their fashion knowledge.
- Fashion Styling Trend Portfolio (72 hours):
This course provides all the knowledge needed for the preparation and the construction of a portfolio for agenices and editorial offices. The course proposes to elaborate on themes of tastes in scenography and the immediate impact through research that stimulates the professional reality and that help develop the maturity and the autonomy in planning.
Fashion Academic Courses:
- Master Fashion Design La Maison (1 year or 2 years - 756 hours per year):
This is more than just a simple course in that it contains all the specific techniques of a traditional education in Fashion Design and the various disciplines that cross it, as well as the primary activity of Cool Hunting, that have to be present to generate future talent - stylists able to surprise and fascinate and above all add innovation to their own creations.
- Master World Styling (1 year - 972 hours):
The Master World Styling course was created due to the explicit demand from today's fashion world for experienced professionals with eclectic capacity of Communication, Design and Trend Books, Marketing, Public Relations and commercial knowledge.
- Master Beauty Consulting (1 Year - 972 hours):
The course will provide a broad overview of scenery with regards to fashion, cosmetics and the entire field of well-being (thermal bath, beauty farm, fitness centre etc). The synergies in place between the world of beauty and the world of fashion are by now a reality. The beauty and well-being market experiences continuous growth and always on the look for more and more specialized figures.
- Beauty Lookmaker (648 hours):
This course aims at preparing students to become professional Beauty Lookmakers, a figure in the fashion world able to create and personalize every look. The course provides the tools and knowledge of make-up and hair-styling.
- Beauty Editor (648 hours):
The fusion of two worlds together univocally narrates an image. Styling, trends, make-up, hairstyling and portfolio are just some of the subjects that compose this innovative and revolutionary fashion "container".
Fashion Global Image & Life Coaching Courses:
- Global Image & Life Coaching (324 hours):
Image Consultants design and develop a unique image of success for their clients (individuals, image professionals and corporations), studying possible problems relating to their image and finding solutions through different levels of implementation.
- Fashion Image Consulting (144 hours):
Image Consultants design and develop a unique image of success for their clients (individuals, image professionals, and corporations). Individual image consulting includes the analysis of the personality, body type, clothing, communication style (from verbal to expressions), colour analysis, current work wardrobe and age.
- Fashion Personal Shopper (108 hours):
The mission of the Personal Shopper is to optimize client's time by guiding them to invest time and money in the best way to buy suitable clothing and accessories and to be aware of the latest trends.
- Business Image & Etiquette (72 hours):
The attention to the image for men has increasingly developed in the past few years without losing sight of everyone's individual peculiarities though. The key to success - both social and professional - is in fact the result of a careful mix between appearance and substance, savoir faire and charisma, etiquette and personality.
Short Fashion Courses:
Our short fashion courses were designed for those who wish to acquire, in a short time, specific knowledge regarding specific sectors.
- Introduction to Fashion Collection (72 hours)
- Fashion Show Production (72 hours)
- Fashion PR & Marketing Communication (108 hours)
- Visual Merchandising (108 hours)
- Fashion Photography (144 hours)
Summer Fashion Courses (taught in English and Italian):
Every summer, thousands of eager students from all over the world meet in Milan, all sharing a common passion for fashion. Uptodate academy prepares these students to join the real world of fashion as professionals by offering the following courses, with a length of 12 days:
Fashion Image Consulting – Special Extract; Introduction to Fashion Collection; Fashion Make-Up – Special Extract; Fashion Personal Shopper – Special Extract; Fashion PR & Marketing Communication – Special Extract.
Fashion Evening Courses:
Uptodate Academy offers a series of fashion evening courses oriented towards the creation of new professionals that are equipped with a specific and rich cultural knowledge in the fashion field. Each course is 8 weeks (32 hours) long. Students attend classes for 3 hours on 2 evenings each week.
Fashion evening courses include: Fashion Event Organization; Digital PR - Social Media Marketing; Fashion Wedding Planner; Fashion Home Decoration.
For further information on our fashion courses in Milan, please email us via our Contact Us page.