The Milano Fashion Institute's Courses aim to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and skills on the topics of Fashion Law, New Sustanaible Fashion, Fashion 4.0, Start Up For Fashion and Jewellery Today.
The course is dedicated to digital artisans and to all those designers or managers who want to embark on a career in jewelry to combine the beauty of the artisan traditions of jewellery with the advantages of digital technologies. The course starts from the different contexts of jewellery to understand the logic that govern the sector, it continues with a focus on the product and its characteristics, then proceeds to the analysis of the entire production chain, the study of the brand and branding, strategies sales, distribution and communication.
The theorical lessons and the testimonies of the companies and keyplayers of the sector will follow 3 specialized workshops, dedicated to the design of a traditional jewellery, to the creation of a digital collection and to the creation of a start-up.
The course is carried out by the Milano Fashion Institute Faculty, composed of academics and professionals in the fields of design, management and communication in collaboration with leading companies. A multidisciplinary team of teachers, to ensure the most complete understanding of the topics covered, and to enhance the opportunities of the students within the sector of reference.
The course aims to train artisans / designers / managers / digital communicators able to start a career in jewellery, and to start a start-up. Attending students will have the opportunity to develop theorical and practical knowledge about the jewellery field from the point of view of design, of the market, of retail, of communication. The participants will acquire both product and process skills and will be able to collaborate with design companies, jewellery companies, fashion companies and trade fair organizations.
Each course is suitable for undergraduates, young graduates, professionals and young managers who wish to deepen the most characteristic themes of the Fashion System and find targeted and solid career opportunities in this sector.
Why to take this course
The jewellery represents a merchandise area with multiple design ideas due to its heterogeneous nature, the coexistence of crafts and digital manufactures. The aim of this course is to offer the student the tools to face the project of a start-up in the jewellery and exploit the advantages of digital without renouncing the beauty of a craft.
The didactic model proposed in the courses of Milano Fashion Institute is innovative: not only in-class lectures, but also case studies and best practices, project works and laboratory activities.
The educational model is composed as follows:
- Theoretical lessons in the classroom
- Project and Prototyping Workshops
Traditional in classroom lectures are alternated with case discussions, meetings with professionals of the sector, classroom exercise activities and design workshops.
At the end of the course a MFI certificate is delivered to each student.
The course is structured in 5 modules:
Module 1: Jewellery Today
The module introduces to the jewellery sector, starting from the contexts, values and meanings, to continue with an in-depth analysis of the jewellery industry, materials and technologies, to the jewel in the digital environment and new trends. The course consists of an important series of study tours and also provides the theoretical basis for the development of creative projects in the field of jewellery, from the ideation and concept phase to the prototyping phase.
Contexts, values and meanings
The class analyzes the complexity of contemporary jewellery, the changeability of jewels, its meanings, contexts and different meanings of preciousness
The goldsmith chain
The jewellery in the jewellery system, understood as the result of the different components of the supply chain, which define its formal, performance and emotional characteristics.
Materials and technologies between tradition and the future
The class deals with the ancient materials and technologies that are flanked by new technologies and new futuristic materials that require new knowledge and new tools but also interdisciplinary knowledge and transversal methodologies.
The jewellery in the digital
New digital technologies are defining new jewelry scenarios, both for the product and for consumption scenarios and manufacturing processes. The lesson presents the future of the jewellery and its next challenges.
Luxury and Made in Italy
The module is dedicated to the analysis of the luxury and made in Italy sector through best practice case studies. In particular, the course's contribution is to describe the evolution of the concept of luxury in its historical evolution up to contemporaneity.
From Vintage to new Trends
The aim of the module is to promote the learning of useful knowledge to understand the affirmation of trends, intended not as stylistic trends, but as research guidelines.
Milan is one of the international barycentres of fashion and design, the study tour will bring students to the stores of the most interesting jewelry brands, for a closer look on stories of excellence.
Designing Jewellery aims to provide the theoretical basis for the development of creative projects in the field of jewellery, from the concept and concept phase to the prototyping phase.
Module 2: Design Workshop
How to design a jewellery
The students, thanks to the support of professionals of the field, will be able to try their hand at the different phases of the design process of a jewellery and the development of a collection starting from a project brief, from the research phase and the development of concept to prototyping.
Module 3: Management
Marketing, Branding, Retail and Merchandising
Today the goldsmith market is extremely fragmented and the consumer struggles to orient himself. The module defines the jewellery market, its brands and product positioning in the international scenario. Specifically, the course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of marketing, merchandising, retail, branding and storytelling strategies.
Entrepreneurship and Start Up
The entrepreneurship course aims to provide basic knowledge for the development of a business plan and a start up in the jewelry industry.
The course is dedicated to the theoretical deepening of the role of communication and digital for the goldsmith sector, investigates the role of media, advertising in the jewelry sector and concludes with a project for the promotion of its own start-up.
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The selection process will be based on the evaluation of the CV and the application form.
To apply for admission, the candidate must:
1. Fill the online application form, available here
2. Attach the CV in European format in the online application form, available here
After receiving the documents, Milano Fashion Institute will inform the applicant on the selection final result (admission or non admission).
In order to apply for the admission to the course, the candidate must have a good knowledge of Illustrator software, Photoshop and the Adobe package and digital modeling software.
The participants are required to have a significant commitment both personally and financially.
The total cost amounts to € 3.600, payable as follows:
1st installment > 1.800 € on the acceptance of the application;
2nd installment > 1.800 € by 20 January 2021;
Costs include a part of the study material and the use of facilities of the Institute.
Financial aid are provided for Masters students Milano Fashion Institute and Alumni Milano Fashion Institute. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The first installment is non-refundable. The participant is allowed to withdraw, up to the eighth calendar day preceding the starting date of the course, by submitting a letter (priority mail service) to the registered address of the Milano Fashion Institute, anticipated in any case, by fax and / or e-mail; if so, the participant may request the return of fees paid, except for the first installment.
2. If the member, with methods described in the previous article, demonstrated an intention not to participate at a later date, that does not give notice and is not present in class, he/she will not be entitled to any refund and must pay the full fee bearing in mind that he/she could within a (calendar) year from the starting date of the Course, attend the next edition of the Course (if applicable) or another MFI Course, upon payment of price adjustment.