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Accademia Riaci, Florence:
Would you like to take the first step towards a new career in the exciting fashion industry, or take an advanced fashion design or fashion business course to improve your job opportunities in this competitive field? Conveniently located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci is an international art and design school that provides fashion design and fashion business & marketing courses to Italian students and international students from around the world.

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Fashion Courses in Florence:
Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation.

Photo of Fashion Courses in Florence, ItalyItaly is home to some of the world's hottest fashion brands, including Ferragamo, PRADA, and Gucci.

There are numerous ateliers and fashion design studios as well, and many important fashion exhibitions are held in Italy.

The Italian fashion industry has its origins in Florence which historically was a dominant influence as a textile-producing center. 

• One-Year Diploma Course / Semester Program in Fashion Design:

The field of fashion design encompasses the planning, design, production, and marketing of all types of clothing. In this accelerated program, you will gain a wide range of techniques and knowledge relating to all aspects of the fashion design industry.

You can choose to study for one year or for a semester. A Diploma is awarded to those who successfully complete the final exam.

Subjects include:
Image of Fashion Courses in Florence, Italy- Basic skills of fashion design
- Refinement of design ideas 
- Presentation
- Flat pattern 
- Sewing
- Textiles
- Fashion marketing
- Fashion drawing 
- Fashion accessories
- Computer-assisted design 
- Portfolio development and fashion collection

Along with practical classes, you will receive Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing) which will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.

In addition, you will enrich and broaden your artistic experience through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.

• Atelier Course:
This course follows the same curriculum as the One-year Course, but does not include the Basic Art Lessons. 

• One-Year Diploma Course / Semester Program in Fashion Business & Marketing: 

In this course, you learn the business expertise of the world-leading Italian fashion industry. We provide an excellent education in fashion business and marketing, so that our graduates can become successful within the highly-competitive field.

As we enhance students’ creative skills, we cultivate your multiple viewpoints for determining the current trend and the market movement. You will learn how to conduct market research, construct a business plan, and design a sales promotion strategy.

Photos of Accademia Riaci, FlorenceYou will study:
- basic fashion knowledge
- marketing principles
- store development
- advertising strategy
- sales techniques

• Fashion Design Master Course:
Both One-Year and Semester study options are available

A professional career in fashion design is a complex and fascinating adventure that requires outspoken passion, talent, and expertise.

In this full-time fashion design program, you will focus on the the development of technical skills and research and experimentation in the business of fashion design.

The primary aim of the program is to integrate the construction of clothing with the understanding of design, so that your final products answer aesthetic, physical, psychological, and social needs within the context  of industrial limitations and contemporary fashion.

We have organized the curriculum so that classroom, studio, and laboratory work give you a directed experience in the study of contemporary and historic art and design; aesthetics, criticism, and contemporary art concepts; the discipline of drawing; current technology; and the making of art.

Graduates will be prepared for professional opportunities in fashion design, costume design, merchandising, curatorial work, and computer-aided design.

• Fashion Business Master Course:
Both One-Year and Semester study options are available 

Picture of Fashion Courses in Florence, ItalyThis comprehensive master course is a top-up program designed to prepare you to work in a wide range of fields within the exciting fashion industry, including merchandising, retailing, and market research.

The course encompasses fashion entrepreneurial vision in the fashion world. On completion, you will be able to demonstrate the necessary business insight you need to succeed in the highly competitive fashion industry.

In addition, you are expected to get involved in creative processes related to fashion design and production, including:

- initial product concept
- materials and trends research
- product development
- sourcing and manufacture
- methods of visual/verbal communication
- finance and management control
- events production (audience identification, sponsorship, press release, use of media, etc.)
- consumer behavior

You are required to work on a fashion business project, identifying the target market as well as the most suitable promotion strategies to break through to a specific market. 

Other Fashion Courses:
- Short Fashion Design Course: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
- Short Fashion Business Course: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
- Fashion Design Summer Courses: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

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Address: Via de' Conti 4, Florence, Italy
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