WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Each master's degree teaches you to do different things. Here are the main skills you will acquire with this degree.
The Master trains designers specialized in ready-to-wear, luxury, and accessories: the professional who will work inside style offices, design and creative departments of Italian fashion & luxury brands, as well as international brands, portraying the refinement and beauty of the Italian fashion products into the word.
In the master's course, you will learn to:
- Design and work on prototypes of apparel & accessories.
- Discover materials and technologies.
- Design a fashion collection, with a focus on ready-to-wear, luxury, and Made in Italy excellence.
- Understand the industrial production mechanisms that make fashion and accessories sustainable for the brand, and master all the phases of the collection development.
- Understand the business logic of collection: from line building to capsules & specials.
- Offer your collection to the market: from presentation to styling, with the Italian touch.
- Design the visual communication of fashion and accessories as well.
AFTER THE MASTER'S DEGREE: WORKING IN FASHION
What will you do after MFI? Discover the most common roles held by graduates of this master's program.
The Master in Fashion Direction: Fashion Design & Management trains fashion designers for ready-to-wear and Made in Italy Luxury. Trained profiles can work in the creative departments of fashion companies, professional studios, and corporate structures in the fashion, luxury & accessory sectors (eyewear, footwear, leather goods, jewelry) and in the related value chains.
The professional potential of outgoing students in the different sectors includes:
- The creation of the fashion product: Fashion Designer, RTW Designer (Womenswear and Menswear), Textile & Materials Researcher, Style Dept. Designer;
- The production of the fashion collection: Product Developer, Technical Developer, Fabric Developer, Pattern Maker, Model Maker, Production Technician.
With this Master, you will combine design skills and managerial skills, in order to know not only the creative process but also the context of reference in which you will work, its digital & conscious transformation.
Is it the right master for you? And you, are you the right candidate for it? Find out here through a sketch of the ideal candidate.
The ideal candidate is interested both in the world of RTW, clothing & accessories design, and in their practical realization, from the design phase to the prototype with awareness of managerial processes. He/she has a background (B.A. or 3-years diploma) in FASHION DESIGN or PRODUCT DESIGN, good manual dexterity and wishes to develop both theoretical and practical skills.
A portfolio is needed when applying for the Master.
As the area of study is deeply innovative and in partnership with the most important Italian Fashion & Luxury brands, the number of places is limited.
The parts of the master's program that will shape your path: are not only classroom courses, but also specialized paths, pillars, company visits, and study tours, in contact with the most important brands in the fashion system.
Each master's course lasts one year and commits you to 1200 hours.
Masters in Fashion Direction differ in terms of themes and subjects covered, but have the same basic structure, articulated as follows:
"WARM-UP AND TOOLS" COURSES, 60 hours
A short period of basic learning, which will provide you with all the necessary knowledge that is a prerequisite for the rest of the Masters course. We will talk about management, design, communication, sustainability; but also about tools and software that are essential for doing your job.
"FASHION PILLARS" COURSE, 140 HOURS
A complete path to an in-depth understanding of the fashion industry, in all its specialities. The fashion world has its rules, which are fundamental to know for the managers of tomorrow.
"FASHION PROCESSES" COURSE, 180 HOURS
A very in-depth learning path, specific on the key processes that will become your profession.
"FIELD PROJECTS" COURSE, 238 HOURS
Your chance to prove yourself. A practical course in which you will work with fashion and luxury brands on a real field project.
"EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT" COURSE, 32 HOURS
A module entirely focused on the world of work, to kick-start your career planning.
"CURIOSITY" MODULE, 30 HOURS
An exclusive experiential moment that will open the doors of the industry to you, between study tours and company visits, to see fashion from the specialists' side.
"CAREER WEEK" MODULE, 40 HOURS
A week focused on industry players, who are likely to become your next employers.
CURRICULAR INTERNSHIP, AT LEAST 480 HOURS
The opportunity you have been waiting for, to experience your skills within a company.
FINAL THESIS, 40 HOURS
The transition point between fashion student and Fashion Specialist.
If you are interested in details - which in MFI, as in Fashion, are important - below you will find the contents of each of the modules.
What will you study? You will study theoretical and practical topics and subjects in this master's program, which will make you a fashion specialist. Some of these you will learn on the MFI campus, while others you will learn in close contact with Fashion and Luxury Brands in the heart of Milan.
The contents of the Master's course integrate different disciplinary fields representing the areas of knowledge and expertise that enable the understanding and management of fashion accessory development processes, with a particular focus on the design phase.
The Master’s includes 720 hours of classroom training and a concluding internship of at least 480 hours. It is structured into 5 training units: Tools & Warm-up, Fashion Pillars, Fashion Processes, Fashion Practices, and Curiosity. The objective is to accompany the student in the progressive knowledge of the sector and the key processes that characterize the professional profiles.
The training activities are organized in modules with lecturers from different subject areas able to provide a complete picture of the structure and functioning of the sector. They include a theoretical training part and a large space dedicated to practical and applicative activities with the aim of transferring methods, techniques, and concrete working tools.
Warm-up & Tools: acquiring a basic vocabulary
The training unit includes 400 hours dedicated to creating, in the participants, the homogeneity of knowledge necessary for the subsequent learning phases. The lessons envisaged allow students, according to their backgrounds, to fill in some basic gaps in the areas of the use of design software, as well as to deepen their knowledge of the introduction to the Fashion System from a sociological and research point of view.
The module includes 42 hours dedicated to the teaching of modeling and rendering
tools. The teaching aims to foster knowledge of the main modeling software in the fashion field with particular attention to aesthetics and the rules of photo-realistic representation.
3D for Fashion and Immersive Reality Tools
The teaching plan is spread over 20 hours and is aimed at introducing to the main software’s for 3D and immersive reality, filling the gap between physical & digital creation through a contemporary narrative, acquiring its potential through lectures and exercise.
Fashion Graphics Tools
The teaching plan is spread over 20 hours and is oriented towards the use of visual languages, tools and techniques for the representation of the design in the RTW and accessory field. The module will be divided into lessons dedicated to graphics, through the use of software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Indesign, and lessons on video-making.
Fashion Pillars: getting to know the structure of the fashion sector and working tools
The training unit provides 140 hours dedicated to getting to know the structure of the fashion sector, the companies that characterise it, the different organisational models, business strategies and types of materials and products. It also aims to transfer techniques and operational tools for planning and organising activities and for investigating and processing qualitative and quantitative market data.
In the 140 hours planned in Fashion Pillars we will talk about:
The aim of the Project Management for Fashion course is to provide students with the basic methodologies of Activity and Process Management (Planning, Timing, Objectives, Resources, Responsibilities, Output, Cost/Benefit Ratio) applicable to the different types of projects characteristic of the Fashion sector (Brand and Product Area, Retail and Commercial Area, Research and Communication Area). The contents on methodologies and tools will be flanked by organisational contents (characteristics of the project manager, team motivation, project marketing) that allow them to be correctly contextualised in the company.
Fashion Business Models
The course aims to present an overview of the different Business Models within the Fashion and Luxury industries, from a strategic perspective on Luxury Brands, Design Brands, Industrial and Commercial Brands, to the management of positioning in the fashion industry and the different approaches to creativity management, from stylistic identity to different product strategies. The course will focus on the levers that companies can implement differently in terms of communication, image and commercial identity.
Research Methods & Trends
The course aims to offer a broad view of the different research methods and tools useful for investigating fashion markets and consumers. Metaproject research and trend research: the processes, tools and artefacts that characterise fashion design research (blue sky research, visual research, product research). Tools and phases of research: from brainstorming to collection concept. Socio-cultural and scenario research through coolhunting: the methods of socio-cultural investigation (social research, desk research, coolhunting). Tools and phases of the investigation: from brief to report. Actors in trend analysis: fashion companies, research agencies, freelancers. Qualitative and Quantitative Marketing Research: desk and field analysis (focus groups, surveys, customer insights from online communities). Difference between using primary and secondary data. Difference between exploratory and confirmatory marketing research. Then an overview and explanation of the main trends, their dissemination processes, contents and forecasts will be introduced, focusing on both fashion and non-fashion related industries.
Italian Fashion System
The course aims to provide an initial general overview of the fashion sector (fashion supply chain, key players in the fashion system, seasonal cycles) and of the model-types of behaviour of fashion companies (product, market, production, communication strategies), with particular emphasis on the relationships between creative and managerial processes. In addition, the main operating models of the sector will be examined in depth, also in relation to the different market positioning of the product: the planned model, the ready-to-wear fashion model, the continuous product model, hybrid models. Particular attention will be devoted to the acquisition of an initial vocabulary specific to the sector, characterised by its own terminologies and languages, the mastery of which is fundamental for beginning to acquire knowledge and understanding.
Fashion Marketing & Brand Management
The Fashion Marketing & Brand Management course aims to introduce students to the main marketing techniques in the fashion field and to the framing of the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring brand identity and positioning. This process identifies two different but connected areas of application: the first aims at the knowledge of the structure and guidelines from which 'brand sensitive' operational marketing processes are derived; the second aims at the direct management of brands as intangible strategic resources, which are connected to specific management processes. The course has been formulated within three different but related areas of application: brand management and design as an intangible resource; the structure and guidelines for operational processes; and the sociological perspective of the brand.
From modernism, celebrating art and fashion, to the third millennium, the course aims to provide a historical overview through the main transformations of fashion. Specifically: the "roaring twenties"; art Deco and the aesthetics of the machine; the emergence of "couturier" women: Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel; cinema and Hollywood fashion in the 1930s; 1950 and Existentialism; 1960: Optimism, 'pop' art and London street fashion; the 1970s: punk and anti-fashion on the streets of London; the 1980s and fashion pluralism; 1990s; postmodernism, and globalisation in the third millennium.
The module is oriented toward the content and strategic design of the most innovative communication and distribution web channels, aimed at business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and consumer-to-consumer relations (social networks, e-commerce, social shopping). It also provides knowledge and skills for the use of web 2.0 and 3.0 resources, which make it possible to reorient fashion communication, traditionally operating according to a top-down model, towards the use of bottom-up and peer-to-peer models. Particular emphasis will be placed on innovative tools for the management of online-offline integration.
Fashion Processes: knowing how to design & manage RTW collections & the creation processes
The training unit provides 25 hours dedicated to the main processes of collection design and fashion
product creation, from trends & scenarios to collection line building and brand identity promotion & styling, up to the product design: RTW, athleisure, conscious design, accessory design & leather goods, streetwear, and tailoring.
Fashion Processes will be articulated into 2 dimensions:
Here you will learn how to design a collection, as a Specialist Designer, across all the different phases of the design process, through these courses.
Collection Design: Trends, Scenarios And Cmf Design, to master the research & scenarios development phases, the starting point of every collection, across the different variables of innovation: color, materials and finishing for developing an integrated system.
Collection Design: Fibers, Materials, And Technology, an overview of materials and their uses. Technological developments and innovation have made available a range of fabrics commonly used for clothing: from fibres to yarn, leather, and accessory materials. Students become aware of the various stages of textile processing and preparation of fabrics.
Collection Design: Line Building, Mainline, Capsules & Specials, to understand the collection development process and how to build and present product lines for identified target markets with specific market goals. You will learn how to translate brand codes into a coherent system, according to several variables: styling, assortments, timing, and integrating real case studies from fashion & luxury brands.
Collection Design: Styling & Presentation, to master the art & science of how to properly present a collection to your audience and visually impactful presentations, coherently with your brand.
The breeding ground for creativity, whereby the development work will result in real products. Following the principles of project methodology, the courses will be organized in the form of short sequential design workshops, each of which is dedicated to a different product, starting from Italian Fashion and RTW brands. Here, you will discover the different phases for each of them: the brief launch, research, concept development, design, prototyping, and presentation.
Fashion Design: Rtw Design, to introduce into the world of Italian fashion, starting from the most important and innovative segment: ready-to-wear and its specificities (materials, finishing, timing and the relation product-creative concept-market).
Fahion Design: Athleisure Design, to introduce the hybridization between function, leisure, and luxury, and conceive concepts that combine fashion and functionality, technical and high-end materials for contemporary design.
Fashion Conscious Design, discovering how to develop a sustainable product, starting from a holistic view of processes, materials, and accessories, up to the lifecycle of the product.
Fashion Design: Accessory Design & Leathergoods. Accessory is Essential. Exploring the main product categories, between ornament and functionality, from materials, to research to a creative vision, in a consistent way with RTW collection.
Fashion Design: Streetwear Design, to introduce into the design process, from conception to production, understanding streetwear and luxury cues, and re-segmentation of traditional boundaries, combining conceptual, creative, and strategic thinking.
Fashion Design: Tailoring & Made In Italy, the in-depth specialized seminar for understanding the uniqueness of the ‘Made in Italy’ design process: from specification to application techniques and the ‘Italian touch of attention to detail.
The module will be divided into a series of seminars with the aim of providing a broad view of the socio-cultural evolution of fashion, with some important interdisciplinary insights on the main Italian brands. Particular attention will also be devoted to some significant contemporary phenomena such as the spread of global trends, the hybridisation of styles, the emergence of new forms of production and sustainable consumption styles, and the success of new communication methods linked to new media.
The meta-project will connect all the dots. In partnership with the most important Fashion & Luxury brands, it will last four weeks full-time, coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of lecturers. It will consist of the preparation of a project on a real case study provided by leading companies directly involved by the faculty in the teaching experimentation. Starting from the project brief provided by the brand, teams will work on the realization of a proposal that provides feasible answers to the objectives defined by the company. The projects will be discussed by a committee of experts and representatives of the companies involved.
Empowerment & Career Management: Portfolio & Exhib Design
To know and master the most effective techniques to communicate your creative vision, your projects and your expertise, and to portray your skills into your future. The module aims to provide the technical skills for the creation of professional portfolios and ways of self-branding. From self-assessing and presenting your works, you will enhance your soft skills too. . The final output will be a collection of the work realized during the Master, supported with lectures, exercises, and revisions, editing and presentations.
Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Planning
This course is aimed at introducing Students to the issues related to the process of starting a new venture, and to the understanding of the main “building blocks” that are needed in order to create a startup and a realistic business planning process: from the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities, to the analysis tools, strategy and positioning formulation, business model definition, financing definition and economic projections, up to the final “elevator’s pitch”. Overall, the course is focused on the “lean” principles, and its outcomes in terms of maximizing value creation.
Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.
Empowerment & Career Management: Professional Development
The module is aimed at providing the necessary skills to deal with company selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialised in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order both to understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
The module is aimed at introducing the Italian language to international students. The teaching objective is the understanding of the most common ways of interaction and communication, both in everyday life and in the professional context. The students will be divided into two parallel courses, after having taken a preliminary assessment test to identify their starting level of knowledge of the language:
Intermediate level Italian B1, designed to provide students with the necessary skills to sustain a job interview in Italian, to introduce the basic vocabulary of the fashion industry and to be able to work correctly in an Italian work environment.
Find out the master's calendar, with all the details you need to best organize your year of study.
You don't just learn in the classroom: to become a Fashion Specialist you need to confront the world of work and business right away. As an MFI student you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive field projects.
There are not only classes and workshops: to become a fashion specialist you have to confront, right away, the world of work. And not only in the classroom! The Career Development track will prepare you to successfully enter a highly complex corporate environment, as those of the big Fashion & Luxury brands often are.
Throughout the year, on-campus training is complemented by on-the-job training through participation in company visits, trade fairs, and various realities related to the fashion system. This is the best way to experience companies that are diverse in terms of industry and internal organization. Participation in the traveling seminars is optional, but highly recommended.
EMPOWERMENT & CAREER MANAGEMENT
The module is aimed at providing the skills needed to deal with corporate selection processes, both in internship and job market placement contexts. During the module, students will be put in contact both with Head Hunters specialized in the fashion and design sectors, and with the selection managers of the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion sector, in order to both understand the dynamics of selection and to enhance their professional profile.
The professionalizing Internships are an integral and exclusive part of the Master's program and offer all students a training placement at the best Fashion and Luxury brands.
The internship is one of the most qualifying experiences of the Master's course; coordinated by the Director of the Master's course, it consists in experimenting, in a corporate context, the skills learnt during the Master's course, on the basis of a training project collegially agreed upon by Milano Fashion Institute and the host company.
Thanks also to Camera Nazionale della Moda, founder and shareholder of MFI, we are in contact with most of the leading brands in the sector, including for internship positions: MFI students can count on many different tools to find the internship they want. Completing an internship, and being able to put into practice everything you have learned during your Master's program, is a valuable opportunity that can immediately launch your career in the Fashion and Luxury world: very often Fashion and Luxury brands use internships as a tool to find the professionals they need.
Below you will find the brands where our students have interned:
Accenture, Aeffe Group, Al Tayer Group, Alessandra Ianzito, Alexander McQueen, Alter, Alvear, APM Monaco, Aptos, Arcoretail, Armando Testa, AwLab, Bacon Clothing, Balenciaga, Ballantyne, Bally, Benetton, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Bresciani, Brioni, Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry, Bvlgari, Calzedonia Group, Canali, Canclini Tessile, Chanel, Chicca Lualdi, Chitè Lingerie, Class Editori, Class Showroom, Conbipel, Coccinelle, Conceria Nuvolari, CP Company, Condé Nast, Corneliani, Cup Studio, Diadora, Diesel, Dior, Dolly Noire, Dolce & Gabbana, Dondup, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Eurojersey, Exponential District, Farfetch, Ferragamo, Figmenta Digital Communication, Franzi 1864, Fratelli Rossetti, Frau, Frette, Furla, Geox, Giorgio Armani, GMPR, Greenmedialab, Gucci, Guess, Guffanti, Hearst Magazine, Here Connecting, Hermés, Herno, Horton International, Hugo Boss, ICast, Inditex Group, Instyle Distribution, Intercos, Jakala, Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Kering, Kering Eyewear, Kontoor Brands, Lanvin, La Perla, Levi’s, Liu Jo, Loewe, Logan, L’Oreal, Lorena Antoniazzi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Lubiam, Luciano Padovan, Luxottica, LVMH, Maliparmi, Mantero, Marni, Max Mara Group, Medavita, Michael Kors, Milor, Miroglio Fashion Group, Missoni, Moleskine, Molotof, Moncler, Monnalisa, Montini, Moreschi, Moschino, Mplus Cosmetics, Neil Barrett, Neinver Italia, New Guards Group, New Media Agency, Off-White, OTB Group, OVS, Penelope, Pierre Mantoux, Pietro Brunelli, Pinko, Piquadro, Pollini, Pomellato, Ports1961, Prada, Privalia, PVH, Quid, Ralph Lauren, Ratti, Reda, Renè Caovilla, Richemont, Rinascente, Roberto Cavalli, Scalapay, Sedapta, Sense Immaterial Reality, Sergio Rossi, Shiseido, Slam, Smith Petersen, SO-LE Studio, Spinzi, Staff International, Staiy, Stefanel, Stella McCartney, Stone Island, Studio Fanfani, Swatch Group, Swide Digital, Swinger, Switch Magazine, Tally Weijl, Tiffany & Co., Tod’s Group, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Tucano Urbano, Trussardi, Twin Set, Uniqlo, Valentino, Valextra, Value Retail, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Wait! Magazine, Wemanage, WHITEshow, Wrad, X Channel, Yamamay, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zac Posen, Zerobarracento.
The job market in the Fashion and Luxury sectors is constantly evolving. The cross and hybrid training of all MFI master's degrees are highly expendable in the fashion system: here's how.
The Masters of the Milano Fashion Institute stems from a precise training need for new professional profiles capable of grasping the transformations of the fashion and lifestyle sector to trigger innovation in companies in terms of the organization of creative, managerial, commercial, and communication processes. The profiles coming out of the Master's courses are the result of an elaboration that follows years of research and training in the fashion field oriented towards different and crucial aspects: management, design, communication, lifestyle, and sustainability.
Within the training offer, there are various areas of higher education, aimed at several professional paths:
Master in Fashion Direction: they train junior managerial profiles, of a 'hybrid' nature, with multidisciplinary training, capable of proactively acting as ΄intermediaries΄ between purely creative and more strictly managerial profiles. These wide-ranging skills, which in companies are often only acquired after years of experience in different professional areas, were finalized in five strategic areas for fashion companies, especially in the current revision and reorganization phase:
Management and planning of creative processes and collection development: from the codification and understanding of brand values and stylistic codes to the ability to apply the codes within the different product categories and product lines, to collection planning through merchandising planning, supplier selection and management up to the organization and management of trade marketing and communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management).
The integrated management of the creative and managerial processes related to distribution, in the different types of business (brand designers or industrial groups integrated downstream in direct retail; retail channels in partnership between brands and independent retailers, such as franchising, shop-in-shop, corners, etc.; evolved retailers with chain development, such as department stores, fast fashion retailers, mass retailers; small independent retailers, such as single shops or small local chains) (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management).
The design and management of research, communication, and valorization strategies for companies' cultural heritages: from the qualitative and quantitative analysis of consumer worlds to the identification and interpretation of trends; from linguistic innovation in corporate and media communication to the governance of digital communication channels and formats; from the cultural valorization of visual, material and relational corporate heritages to the design and management of social responsibility programs (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management).
The management of processes characteristic of companies operating in the Design, Cosmetics & Wellness, and Events sectors: from the management of creative processes and portfolio development to the planning of brand management, and marketing management, to the project management of the design, organization, and execution of creative and creative processes related to events (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Luxury Management).
The management of the product/service system and the production process with a view to sustainability in luxury fashion companies: from reporting and the blockchain to the circular economy envisaged in management, materials, finishes, and innovative materials for a product that is not only environmentally but also socially and economically aware. Regulations, laws, and environmental impact assessment processes through to green commercial spaces and social communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Sustainability Management).
The management of creative departments of fashion companies, professional studios, and corporate structures in the fashion, luxury & accessory sectors (eyewear, footwear, leather goods, jewelry,) and in the related value chains. From the creation of the fashion product to the production of the fashion collection, the student will be able to navigate RTW, clothing & accessories - production, communication, promotion, aesthetic identity - and their practical realization, from the design phase to the prototype (Master in Fashion Direction: Fashion Design & Management).
You can find more details about the typical positions our students obtain once they graduate on each master's page.
MFI is an international school. Find everything you need to know if you are coming from abroad here.
Milano Fashion Institute is committed to mentor international students, and in particular extra-E.U. citizens, in order to fully understand which is the procedure to follow for remaining in Italy and attending MFI Masters. The information provided below are alternatively for non E.U. citizens and for E.U. citizens.
Non E.U. citizens
Before the arrival in Italy
1. Student VISA
A visa is a permit issued to citizens of another country that is not part of the European Union, in order to enter the territory of the Italian Republic.
In order to attend a Milano Fashion Institute Master, perspective students that are not E.U. citizens must have the student VISA. This visa is specifically dedicated to students who will attend a course and remain in Italy for more than 90 days.
The student visa must be requested at the Italian Embassy or at the Italian Consulate in your home country of origin, or in the country in which the student permanently resides, before the departure to Italy.
To find out which are the documents required to apply for a visa and find the closest place to you to request it, you can click the following link: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
2. MFI Enrollment Certificate
During the process of requesting the visa, students are required to present their enrollment certificate to the local Italian Embassy or Consulate.
Milano Fashion Institute provide the enrollment certificate to the eligible perspective students by 5 working days.
After the arrival in Italy
3. Residence Permit (permesso di soggiorno)
The Italian law on immigration provides that extra-EU citizens, planning to stay in Italy for more than 3 months, have to apply for the residence permit within 8 days from their arrival in Italy.
Extra E.U. citizens have to submit the residence permit application at any post office where there is a Sportello Amico counter available. In order to do that students can obtain the kit directly at the post office and follow the instructions. They are requested also to present the following documents: passport, MFI enrollment certificate, photocopy of the receipt of the Health insurance, a € 16,00 duty stamp (you can buy it at the Tobacconist’s, i.e. Tabacchi shop). However, Milano Fashion Institute recommends to carefully read and comply with the instructions available in the kit.
The cost of this application that must be paid to the post office is 30,00 €. From the post office you will be given an appointment (day and time) for going to the Questura Immigration Office in order to be fingerprinted. On this appointment you will be required to bring 4 identical passport photos and the original documents, whose copies were enclosed in the application kit, including any document that could be missing in your application.
4. Tax identification code (i.e. Codice fiscale)
Once the student has arrived in Italy, it is necessary to obtain the codice fiscale, that is a unique tax identification code used in all the interactions with government agencies and public administration in Italy, as well as for other purposes (such as opening a bank account, signing a contract for renting an apartment or a room, signing a mobile phone contract, etc).
Application is easy and must be made at the local office of the Agenzie delle Entrate by showing a valid passport or stay permit.
The Agenzia delle Entrate offices available in Milan, and to which students can refer to, are at the following locations:
Via dei Missaglia, 97. Tel: 02.893075;
Via Abetone, 10. Tel: 02.540011 or 02.54100729;
Via della Moscova, 2. Tel: 02.636791;
Via Ugo Bassi, 4°. Tel: 02.697161;
Via Leonardo Bistolfi, 5. Tel: 02.210491;
Piazzale Carlo Stuparich, 2. Tel: 02.330251;
E.U. citizens, along with Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland
European Union’s citizens, along with citizens from Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland, who will remain in Italy for more than 90 months are mandatory required to register at the Ufficio Anagrafe (Registry Office) of the municipality in the city of Milan.
In order to be registered to the Ufficio Anagrafe the following documents are required:
- Passport or equivalent document
- Italian Tax Identification Code (Codice fiscale)
- The apartment rent contract or a declaration from the owner of the apartment, where the student is staying, stating that the student is a guest
The registration is completed after the Polizia Municipale (Local Police) has carried out a visit to the address in order to confirm the facts.
Additional useful information
If you are a foreign student, it is possible to open a current account at any bank or post office. In order to open a current account in Italy, the following documents are required:
- Tax identification Number (Codice Fiscale)
- Valid Passport or equivalent document
- Residence Permit (this document is not needed for citizens of E.U., Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).
LIVING AND STAYING IN MILAN
Here are all the tools you need to find housing in Milan.
Like all major European capitals, finding a house in Milan can require a bit of research. Living in Milan in a comfortable environment, which allows you to easily follow your studies and at the same time explore and be inspired by the city of cool hunting, is of great importance to make your Master's experience as fruitful as possible. Therefore, please consider your accommodation here in Milan several weeks before your arrival at MFI. Non-EU students should be awared that in order to complete the application for a student visa, proof of accommodation may be required.
Prices for a private room in a shared flat range from € 400.00 to € 500.00 per month. Please note that you will probably be asked to pay a rent deposit of one to three months when you sign the contract. We therefore recommend that you always ask for a signed receipt of payment.
In order to help its students find suitable accommodation, Milano Fashion Institute collaborates with Spotahome.com, a portal for students and workers who need to find accommodation for the medium and long term: it is a very intuitive platform that allows students to find accommodation quickly, even remotely.
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Booking a new home on Spotahome is 100% safe and scam-free thanks to our Fraud Protection Booking System: As an extra security step, the first payment is made through Spotahome. They will transfer this money to the landlord 48 hours after you move in.
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Provenance, experience, degrees, and age: find out the composition of this Master's program, based on previous years.
Milano Fashion Institute's Master's courses are aimed at junior profiles, both Italian and foreigners with a solid knowledge of English.
Possession of work experience within the sector is not a binding requirement, although it is subject to evaluation.
The multidisciplinary background of the students in the classroom reproduces and encourages the learning processes typical of business contexts.
*All data refer to 2023 Masters in Fashion Direction.