Innovative multidisciplinary activities characterize our Masters, thanks to the teachers of the most important universities in Milan and successful professionals of the Fashion System. These activities are divided into Introductory Courses, Pillars, Specialized Courses, Company Visits & Study Tours.
The training project is characterized by multidisciplinary activities conducted by the teachers of the sponsoring universities and by experts from qualified business and professional realities.
The project draws on innovative teaching methods including the following activities:
WARM UP • 40 hours
Educational activities aimed at providing an instrumental and basic training, through the learning of tools, techniques, methodologies and the use of specific software and applications,. These activities enable participants to fill the eventual gaps with reference to the background studies they carried out previously.
QUANTITATIVE TOOLS & PROJECTS TOOLS • 20 hours
Lessons aimed at acquiring quantitative and design tools, through the use of Excel, Indesign and Photoshop softwares too. These instruments will be preparatory to the understanding of the processes that characterizes fashion companies as well as contents of specialized courses, according to the specific Master. Educational activities include basic lessons and advanced training in relation to the background of the student.
FASHION PILLARS • 140 hours
Didactical activities of introduction to the knowledge of the fashion industry, from its historical evolution and historical criticism, to the predominant organizational models, from the main products’ typologies and the instruments necessary to explore and know the fashion market, and finally up to the techniques of project management: carried out through theoretical lectures, seminars and exercises. Each module has a final assessment exam, through a written test or a presentation of a project
FASHION PROCESSES • 180 hours
Educational activities aimed to the formation of specific competences in managing key processes identified by the three functional and professional areas of the master. They are carried out through lectures and direct testimony from professionals and each module has a final assessment exam through a written test or the presentation of a project by the students.
CURIOSITY • 30 hours
Hints about the cultural and social evolution of fashion, with in-depth and inter-disciplinary analysis over the most important Italian brands, the Italian fashion pipeline and with meetings with the most relevant professionals working in the industry.
FASHION PRACTICES • 790 hours
Teaching activities aimed at the practical application of the skills previously learned, inside business environments and real case studies. They consist of: field project, empowerment & career management, company visits, curricular internship.
FIELD PROJECTS • 278 hours
Educational activities aimed at field testing the competences and skills learned during the previous courses, through team-projects that involve groups of students working on real case studies agreed with companies, performed in the classroom with the supervision of teachers and tutors and companies are strongly involved in the initial brief and final evaluation.
Attendance of at least 80% of the lectures is mandatory. The teaching activity is full time, from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.15 pm.
Period: from January 2023 to December 2023
Lectures and field projects: from January 30, 2023, to October 20, 2023
Internship: from October 2023
MFI Campus, Via Durando, 38, 20158 Milan
The theoretical training in the classroom alternates wisely with practical activities and in the field, leading to the achievement of a fundamental objective: the acquisition of specific methods and techniques to face the world of work.
The contents of the Master integrate different interdisciplinary themes for better understanding and managing the processes of fashion product development and marketing through the whole pipeline.
The Master consists of 720 hours of classroom lectures and a final internship of at least 480 hours. The structure is composed of six learning blocs: warm up, quantitative & project tools, fashion pillars, fashion processes, curiosity, fashion practices, field projects, empowerment & internship. The objective is to accompany the student to the progressive knowledge of the industry and the key processes that characterize the professional profiles involved in the brand management.
Lectures are organized into modules based on the presence of teachers from different areas that can transmit a complete picture of the structure and functioning mechanism of the industry. They include a part of theoretical framework and a large space devoted to exercises, with the aim of transferring methods, techniques and concrete working tools.
Warm up: to acquire the basic knowledges
The unit includes 40 hours dedicated to create, an homogeneity of participants’ knowledge that is necessary for the later stages of the learning process. Lessons help to students, according to their origins, to fill some basic gaps in the fields of management, economics, quantitative methods, communication, design and sustainability. Given the different background education, the students have to follow the “Warm up” course related to the master chosen, plus one of their choice, in agreement with the Director of the Master. This unit does not have a final exam.
Quantitative Tools & Project Tools: to acquire quantitative skills and design
The unit is divided of 20 hours. Lessons aimed at the acquisition of quantitative tools and design, through the use of the programs Excel, Indesign and Photoshop. These instruments will be preparatory to the understanding of the processes that characterize firms in the industry and the contents of specialized courses, according to the Master of reference. The educational activities includes basic lessons and advanced training in relation to the background of the individual student. There are exercises and tests written by students.
Fashion Pillars: to know the structure of the fashion industry and the working tools
The unit is composed of 140 hours dedicated to the knowledge of the structure of the fashion industry, the companies that characterize is and the different business models, strategies, product categories and materials. It also aims to transfer technical and operational tools for planning and organizing activities, along with tools for investigating and processing qualitative and quantitative market data.
• Project Management
The Project Management for Fashion course aims to provide students with the basic methods of management of Activities and Processes (Planning, Timing, Objectives, Resources, Responsibility, Output, Cost / Benefits ratios) applicable to different types of project in the fashion industry (Brand and Product area, Retail and Commercial are, Research and Communication area). Contents on the methodologies and tools will be complemented with organizational contents (i.e.: characteristics of project managers, team motivation, project marketing) that allow a proper contextualization in the company context.
• Italian Fashion System
The course Italian Fashion System aims to provide a preliminary view of the fashion industries (fashion industry, important people of the fashion industry, seasonal cycles) and typical strategies of the fashion companies ( product strategies, marketing, communication strategies) with reference to the relationships between the creative and managerial processes. Moreover, will be studied the most important fashion industries in relation to the different market positioning of their products: programmed models and hybrid models. In order to acquire the specific knowledge of the fashion industry, particular attention will be given to the teaching of the most important terms and vocabulary of the fashion industries. As a matter of fact, to proceed with the correct understanding of the fashion industries terms, it is absolutely necessary to obtain the correct skills.
• Fashion Business Models
The course has the aim to introduce a general picture on the different Business Models within the Fashion & Luxury industries, from a strategic perspective on Luxury Brands, Designer Brands, Industrial Brands and Retailers, to the management of the positioning in the fashion industry and the different approaches to the management of creativity, from the stylistic identity to the different product strategies. The course will focus on the levers companies can differently implement in terms of communication, image and retail identity.
• Fashion History
From the Modernism which celebrates the art and fashion, to the Third Millennium, the course aims to provide an historical overview through the history of fashion. Specifically: the "Roaring Twenties"; Art Deco and the aesthetics of the machine; the emergence of women "couturiers": Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel ; cinema and Hollywood fashion in 1930; 1950 and Existentialism; 1960: optimism, art "pop" and street fashion in London; 1970: the punk and the anti-fashion on the streets of London; 1980 and pluralism of fashion; 1990; postmodernism, and globalization in the Third Millennium
• Fashion Marketing & Brand Management
The Fashion Marketing & Brand Management course aims to introduce students the main fashion marketing techniques and to the framing of the process of formulating, implementing and monitoring the brand identity and brand positioning. This process identifies two different but related application areas: the first one has as its objective the knowledge of the framework and the guidelines from which to derive operational "brand sensitive" marketing processes; the second one has as its objective the direct management of brands as intangible strategic assets, which are connected to specific management processes. The course has been framed within three different but connected areas of application: the management and design of the brand as an immaterial asset; the framework and guidelines for the operational processes; the sociological perspective of branding.
• Research Methods & Trends
The course aims to provide a broad view, on one hand, of the different methods and research tools useful to investigate fashion markets and consumers and, on the other hand, on the main contemporary trends influencing fashion and fashion-related industries. Project-research and trend research will be introduced; processes, tools and artifacts that characterize the research in fashion design: blue sky research, visual research, product research. Tools and stages of the research process: from brainstorming to the concept of the collection. Socio-cultural and scenery research through the cool hunting. Tools and stages of the investigation, from the brief to the final report. Main actors of the trend analysis: fashion companies, research agencies, freelancers. Marketing Research, both qualitative and quantitative: desk analysis and field analysis. The difference between using primary and secondary data.The difference between exploratory and confirmative marketing research. Subsequently an overview and explanation on the main trends, their diffusion processes, contents and forecasting, will be introduced, focusing both on fashion related and not-related industries.
Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.
Fashion Processes: to be able to manage the processes of creation and product development
The unit is composed of 180 hours devoted to the main processes in order to enhance and promote the identity of the brand, implementation and management of development processes of the fashion product
• Sustainability For Fashion
The aim of the module is to clarify what is meant by sustainability in the various disciplinary areas and, above all, the different meanings that sustainability assumes in the fashion sector; environmental, economic, social and productive sustainability are some of the insights that will be made during the module to better understand how Italian luxury fashion companies are involved.
The course will explain what it means to manage sustainability in the fashion sector and will analyze numerous business case studies relating to the multi-stakeholder approach of a responsible fashion company.
• Supply Chain Management, Digital and Responsible Innovation
The course will allow to understand what social audits are and will provide the fundamental tools for structuring sustainability reports in the fashion sector. During the lessons, the model of the Renewed Fashion Value Chain will be presented and the following drivers of change of responsible innovation will be explored: supply chain traceability and transparency, circularity, collaborative consumption. Will be introduced some 4.0 technologies, for example Blockchain, for traceability and transparency of the supply chain.
• Fibers, Materials & Accessories
The aim of the module is to investigate the issues related to materials, their generation within production chains, specifying, both upstream and downstream of the process, how the Italian textile-fashion-accessory companies operate from the point of view of sustainability.
A specific focus will be addressed on the chemical aspect of materials, finishes, dyes through direct testimonials from industry experts. Moreover, another aspect that will be treated is that concerning nanotechnologies applied to fabrics that transform their physical and mechanical characteristics.
• Materials Innovation
The module will address, through the direct testimony of business experts and not only, the issues of creating new materials for product and process sustainability.
During the module there will be an opportunity to deepen as is born and "design" an innovative material through a short generation of materials workshop.
• CSR Communication
The issue of corporate social responsibility is today an element that has taken root within companies and organizations. A phenomenon in constant evolution also in the field of fashion.
The course will explore the theoretical coordinates and the main actors of CSR in the fashion industry, with concrete examples of effective and less effective campaigns.
The course will discuss the principles of responsible communication in fashion and it will be analyzed examples of good corporate best practices.
• Retail Sustainability & Bio Architecture
The goal of this module is to show how sustainability can change the design scales and understand retail spaces, showrooms, until fully sustainable complex architectures. In addition, the module's purpose is to show the existing design cross-fertilization between the different design areas and how the fashion field will affect the area of the architectural project and vice versa.
• LCD (Clothing System Lifecycle Design): Theory, Methods and Tools
The purpose of the module is to provide all of the tools of analysis, calculation and regulations in legislation on sustainability in Italy.
Through the LENS observatory / network at the Politecnico di Milano, show the existing measuring tools (LCA, Life Cycle Assessment) for the assessment of the environmental impact risks and products life cycle; how through Design approach, after a correct assessment of environmental impact, can generate outputs of product-service systems more appropriate for end users.
Courses include lectures, exercise sessions and final exams.
Fashion practices: field testing the competences
The module will consist of a series of seminars in order to provide a broad vision of social and cultural evolution of fashion, with several important interdisciplinary studies on the major Italian brands. Particular attention will also be devoted to some significant contemporary phenomena such as the spread of global trends, the hybridization of styles, the emergence of new forms of production and sustainable consumption patterns, the success of new communication methods related to new media .
These courses are based on the creation of two projects, each lasting five full-time weeks, and it is coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of teachers. Each module consists in the preparation of a project on a real case study provided by leading companies directly involved by the Faculty in the educational activity. From the project brief provided by the company, students’ teams will be set up in order to finalize a viable proposal that offers solutions to the objectives set by the company together with the teachers. The objective is to obtain projects that integrate brand strategy, product strategy, retail strategy and communication strategy, innovation and that is consistent with the reality of the company, simulating work processes as close as possible to the reality of professional contexts. The evaluation of this phase occurs at the end of the course, through the presentation of the projects. The projects will be discussed by a committee composed of professors of the module and assessed in the presence of representatives of the companies involved. Companies will have the early opportunity to select potential students for the internships that will take place in the final phase of the master.
Empowerment & Career Management
The module is aimed at providing the necessary skills to deal with selection processes carried out by companies both in the context of internship, and placement in the job market. During the module, students will be put in contact with both Head Hunter specializing in the fashion field and design area, and with companies’ representatives in charge of the selection, coming from the most important and significant companies operating in the fashion industry, in order to understand the dynamics of the selection and to enhance their own professional profile.
The internship is one of the most significant experiences of the master; coordinated by the Director of the Master, consists in the trial, in a business context, of the skills learned during the courses. It is based on a training project collegially agreed by Milano Fashion Institute and by the host company.
The module is aimed at the introduction to the Italian language for international students. The didactical objective is the understanding of the most common ways of interaction and communication, both in everyday life and in the professional contest. The students will be divided into two parallel courses , after having attended a preliminary assessment test, for evaluating the starting level of the knowledge of the language:
Intermediate Italian B1 level, designed to provide students with the skills needed to sustain a job interview in the Italian language and to introduce the basic vocabulary of the fashion industry for being able to work properly into an Italian job environment.
At the end of the courses, students will attend a final exam. After passing the exam, students will have the opportunity to get the internationally recognized PLIDA certificate (A2 for beginners, B1 for advanced), confirming competence in Italian as a foreign language in accordance with the six levels of the Common European Framework.
Our Calendar is available in this section, inclusive of all the details necessary to understand the expected teaching commitment.
The important Empowerment activity aims to train professionals in the sector ready to enter the world of work in the best way. Milano Fashion Institute, with its targeted courses, makes possible and concrete the personal and professional growth.
The master course includes a full calendar of activities, besides lectures and laboratories activities, that represent an effective tool aimed to establish links between students and the job market, promoting the employment of professional trainees by leading companies.
Students can supplement in-classroom activities with a programme of field seminars, involving visits to companies and important industry trade shows. The goal is twofold: to offer the opportunity to develop their knowledge about companies with different organisation systems and that work in various product categories, as well as the understanding of the timescales, product development models and marketing methods. These activities are optional and travel expenses are paid by students themselves.
Empowerment and career management
Empowerment activities provide support to the process of personal and professional growth of the student. In particular, the course is aimed at developing interpersonal skills, the management capabilities of group dynamics, the ability to positive comparison with the various organizational and professional contexts. The module also includes a section devoted to career management, which has the goal of helping students in the selection processes through, for example, the preparation of CV and portfolio.
In particular, the course is composed of the following modules:
a. Introduction to the internships' regulations
Module dedicated to the knowledge of the Italian Labor law on internships, the statutory requirements for both host companies and interns, and the regulatory framework for granting the curricular nature of activity .
b. Introduction to the Job Market
The module aims to increase the knowledge of the professions of the fashion system, which are the best practices and job offers from fashion companies.
Module dedicated to the support of the student and the addressing to the professionalism of the job market more in line with the professional aspirations, skills and knowledge possessed by the student.
d. Self Assessment & empowerment
Module dedicated to the enhancement of the student's profile and its ways of interaction with companies, through the conduct of workshops and dedicated support for the preparation of the resume and cover letter in order to better prepare the candidature.
e. Company links
Activities aimed at ensuring the student the required visibility of their professional profile to the companies in the sector, through a direct contact between Milan Fashion Institute and the most representative actors that compose the fashion industry, in order to promote interviews with companies.
f. Internship Mentoring
Activities aimed at mentoring and supporting the student during the internship experience through the composite evaluation of this experience, and the monitoring of the internship in progress.
Thanks to the great network of Companies, consolidated over the time, Milano Fashion Institute offers its students numerous opportunities for professional internships, offering them the best Placement service.
Internships are one of the most salient experiences offered by the master course and are supported by a network of leading firms in the fashion sector, thanks also to the cooperation with the National Chamber for Italian Fashion and by a rich network of relationships established over the years by the most important Milanese universities with the Italian and international fashion business system.
Internships last a minimum of 3 months, allowing students to apply the skills acquired during the course to real working situations, with guidance and advice provided by experts with extensive experience and a range of different professional backgrounds.
The internship module is activated by Milano Fashion Institute through a series of activities that constitute the activities of empowerment and career management: Introduction to the internships' regulations, Introduction to the Job Market, Orientation, Self Assessment & empowerment, Company links, Internship Mentoring.
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Internships therefore represent unique placement opportunities for course students and an effective tool to help the companies involved select excellent people.
Milano Fashion Institute actively promotes the communication of internships’ offers through constant contact with the industry's leading companies. The search and finalization of internship must be carried out by the student. In order to find an internship, Milano Fashion Institute provides many opportunities and tools, through the programs of identification, reporting and collaboration with the most important companies in the sector, as well as the active signaling of students’ profiles.
Among the companies that collaborate with the Milan Fashion Institute:
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana • 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 • Brooks Brothers • Brioni • Brunello Cucinelli • Burberry • Bvlgari • Calzedonia Group • Canali • Canclini Tessile • Chanel • Chitè Lingerie • Chicca Lualdi • Class Editori • Class Showroom • Coccinelle • Coin Excelsior • Conbipel • Conceria Nuvolari • Condé Nast • CP Company • Corneliani • Cup Studio • Diadora • Diesel • Dior • DLYNR • Dolce & Gabbana • Dondup • Emilio Pucci • Eurojersey • Ermanno Scervino • Ermenegildo Zegna • Etro • Exponential District • Farfetch • Figmenta Digital Communication • Ferragamo • Franzi 1864 • Fratelli Rossetti • Frau • Frette • Furla • Geox • Giorgio Armani • GMPR • Greenmedialab • Gruppo C14 • Gucci • Guess • Guffanti • Hearst Magazine • Here Connecting • Herno • Hermès • 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 • Logan • L’Oreal Italia • Lorena Antoniazzi • Loro Piana • Loewe • 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 • 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 • Trussardi • Tucano Urbano • Twin Set • Uniqlo • Valentino • Valextra • Value Retail • Versace • Vivienne Westwood • Wait! Magazine • Wemanage • WHITEshow • Wrad • X Channel • Yamamay • Yoox • Zerobarracento
THE PROFESSIONAL FIGURES
Transversality and multidisciplinarity are the keywords for the Professional Figures formed by our Masters, declinable according to the chosen specialization. Lifestyle, Product, Communication, Business or Sustainability?
Sustainability is one of the main pillars of the strategy of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, a pioneering association in the dissemination of the values of sustainability and social responsibility in luxury fashion, as well as an international reference point, which since 2011 has established a Sustainability Commission to support member companies in achieving the highest sustainability standards.
The Master, therefore, has the objective of training a professional figure with a strong knowledge of environmental, economic, social and productive sustainability that will characterize the luxury fashion sector.
A manager capable of dealing with the environmental aspects of the company both upstream and downstream of the process so that it can help develop an awareness of the need to operate with greater responsibility and attention to the surrounding environment.
The professional figures trained are therefore junior profiles able to guide the creation and management of a product-service / system by operating in accordance with the Design, Marketing and Production figures present in the company as well as being able to support the CSR manager in the activities related to the actions pursued with a view to corporate sustainability.
Since it is a highly contemporary and articulated area, in agreement between MFI and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the potential of the profile will be developed through a Faculty made up of teachers, professionals, and experts operating in the Textile-Clothing, Fashion sector and Luxury as well as a selection process of the participants that privileges the origin from different backgrounds; a classroom of students from different backgrounds recreates the transversal skills and favors the conditions for the development of skills and design skills typical of company teams.
The "hybrid" nature of the figures formed by Milan Fashion Institute Masters is an added value. At the end of the training course, you also acquire the fundamental ability to be "intermediaries" between the various professional figures that compose the company organization chart.
Milano Fashion Institute Masters are born from a specific training need for new professional profiles capable of grasping the transformations in 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 five Masters are the result of an elaboration that follows years of research and training in the field of fashion of the most important Milanese universities of excellence, each oriented to different and crucial aspects: management, design, communication, lifestyle and sustainability.
Within the training offer, there are two areas of higher education, aimed at different professional paths:
_ Masters in Fashion Direction: these Masters form junior managerial profiles, of a 'hybrid' character, with multidisciplinary training, able to act proactively as 'intermediaries' between purely creative and purely managerial profiles. These broader-spectrum skills, which are often acquired in companies after years of experience, have resulted in five strategic areas within fashion companies, especially in the current revision and reorganization phase:
_The management and planning of the creative processes and of collection development: from the coding and understanding of the values and stylistic codes of the brand, to the ability of declination of these codes within the various product categories and product lines; to the planning of collections through merchandising planning, selecting and managing suppliers, and finally the organization and management of the processes of trade marketing and communication (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Product Management).
_The integrated management of creative and managerial processes related to distribution, in the different business models (brand designer or industrial groups integrated downstream in the direct retail; retail channels in partnership with brands and indipendent retailer, as franchising, shop in shop, corner, etc; retail chains, asdepartment stores, fast fashion retailers, mass retailers; small independent retailers, as individual shops or small local chains (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management).
_The management and design of research strategies, communication strategies and the enhancement of cultural company heritage: from the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the consumption to the identification and interpretation of trends; from the linguistic innovation in corporate communications and media channels to the governance of the new digital communication formats and channels; from the enhancement of the cultural, material and relational heritage, to the management and design of social responsibility programs (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Communication Management).
_The management of the characteristic processes 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 activities, and marketing management, to the management of design projects, organization and execution of the realization and creative processes related to the events (Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Lifestyle 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 block chain to the circular economy envisaged in the management area, to materials, finishes and innovative materials for a careful product that is not only to the environmental aspect but also social and economic. Regulations, laws and environmental impact assessment processes up to green commercial spaces and social communication processes (Master in Fashion Direction: Product Sustainability Management).
_ Master in Fashion Creation: for junior Designer profiles, of a 'hybrid' character, which differ from those formed by the Masters in Fashion Direction, with their ability to combine specific design skills on particular product categories of the fashion supply chain (from accessories, to footwear, sportswear, up to eyewear and jewelry), together with a knowledge of production processes. The strong product specialization is typically acquired after several years of work experience, and traditionally not trained within university courses. The Masters in Fashion Creation represent an "accelerator" of specialized skills, able to make profiles immediately operational in a business context.
International classes and the importance of the interaction between the various nationalities and cultures, for a better ability to manage the professional processes of the future.
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)
Thanks to our proposals, finding the ideal accommodation is easier!
Securing accommodation is one of the most important aspects of your time in Milan.
We kindly ask you to consider your accommodation here in Milan several weeks prior to your arrival at MFI. Non-EU students should be aware that proof of accommodation may be necessary in order to complete an application for a student visa.
Prices for a private room in a shared apartment range from € 400.00 to € 500.00 per month. Please note you will also be required to pay a deposit of one to three months’ rent when you sign the contract. Always ask for a signed receipt of payment.
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The national and international Junior profiles that compose our Masters come from many different countries. This favors the learning process and leads to the development of the skills necessary to enter the world of work.
Milano Fashion Institute Masters are aimed at Junior, Italian and foreign profiles with a solid knowledge of the English language.
Work experience within the industry is not a mandatory requirement, even if it will be considered positively during the selection process.
The multidisciplinary background of the students plays and promotes the learning processes of the typical business environments.
* All the data are referred to the Master in Fashion Direction 2022
The Master in Product Sustainability Management gave me the chance to look at the fashion industry with a new focus and most importantly it provided me with the knowledge to build an innovative approach that, based on principles of sustainability and the circular design, can transform the existing strategies and enable positive changes at any level of the industry. The experience of all the professors and experts that I had the chance to meet during my Master's inspired me in how to reshape my professional path.
Today I am a partner of a Norwegian Startup with a design and development hub in Florence, creating an ecosystem of stakeholder-based on circular economy structure with a focus on women empowerment and the use of secondary raw materials.
I am co-founder of a kidswear accessories brand with a focus on finding solutions to two of the most hazardous practices of the fashion industry which are the over-production and the short life cycle of products.
I also teach Fashion Design at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, as I strongly believe that, the new generation of designers should have embedded in their creative mindset, the principle of sustainability and circular design.
I have always been interested in fashion but, during my studies, I discovered how polluting and perilous the fashion industry is for our planet. Since I've started being aware of this issue I decided to try to do something, even little, in order to improve the current fashion system. Here comes Milano Fashion Institute with the Master in Product Sustainability Management. I found out about this pioneering Master's course and I thought it can be the perfect match to combine my passion and my desire to change something.
MFI allowed me to deep-dive my knowledge into sustainability practices and policies applied to the fashion industry and nowadays I try to apply what I learn day by day in my work as a product developer at Moncler.
Besides the technical knowledge, at MFI I've also improved fundamental soft skills as the capability to work in a team, relate with people with different backgrounds, and to share my ideas in a multicultural environment!