Fashion Design Course

The Fashion Design Course allows you to obtain the First Level Academic Diploma, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and aligned with international university standards.

Come to study Fashion Design in Italy and create your personal style

The course

The 3 year course in Fashion Design, equivalent to a university bachelor’s degree provides students with a solid and academic preparation to become Fashion Designers; the course aims to train students to professionally plan a fashion collection, complete with shoes, bags and leather accessories.

A study abroad experience at Istituto Modartech offers students a unique learning enviroment, that combines design creativity with hands-on skills, in the territorial context of one of the most important fashion districts in Europe: the so-called ”Fashion Production District”.

The constant support of teachers and industry experts, will nurture students’ creativity allowing them to fully develop their personality as contemporary designers. Attendance to Milan and Florence fashion weeks, a field trip to Premiere Vision in Paris during the final year, and a practical internship complete the course.

There is no other place to study Fashion Design in Italy as this area: just 45 mins away from Florence, 15 mins from Pisa, yet still out of the main touristic routes, allowing international students to be immersed in the Italian culture.


The Internship at is held at the end of the course to complete the training path and consolidate the skills acquired during the training. A full hands-on immersion into the creative and production processes, in close contact with industry professionals in Italy and abroad.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Assistant Designer
  • Product Development
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Cool Hunter
  • Fashion Graphic Design
TYPE Undergraduate Course

DURATION 3 years + internship

START October

DEADLINE September 30th


*Students who are not fluent in Italian, can attend a Language Preparatory course prior to the starting of the course. A language assessment test will be run to evaluate applicant’s level of knowledge.
For absolute beginners the Language Preparatory course starts in August.

1st Level Academic Degrees, issued by the MUR, Italian Ministry of University and Research

Undergraduate courses are open to students holding a high school diploma



A school interconnected with the business world.
Armani, Bulgari, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gattinoni, H&M, Valentino are just few of the companies connected with Modartech.
Placement rate: 87%.


The institute offers students a unique learning experience, between craftsmanship and technology, combining design creativity with hands-on skills. Meetings, workshops, guided tours, exibitions, project works, contests are at the core of our training method.


Modartech is located in Pontedera, in Piaggio industrial spaces, at the very heart of one of the most important fashion districts in Tuscany and Italy:
a unique area where clothing, luxury shoes, accessories and top quality leather producers are concentrated.



At Modartech students are guided in tailoring their study path and supported to discover their skills and competences. The Placement Office offers a career development program, based on individual needs and expectations.


Istituto Modartech has chosen a reliable partner to assist students for all Visa and Permit of stay issues. Upon your arrival you will be supported in all practical issues: permit of stay, health insurance, bank account etc.


Modartech offers its students a free accomodation service in close partnership with selected housing agencies.
Students will be supported to find an accommodation suitable to their needs and budgets.

First year programme

  • Modeling I
  • Design techniques and technologies I
  • History of Modern Art
  • History of costume
  • Fundamentals of IT design I
  • Graphic Design I
  • Fashion Design I
  • Culture of fashion materials I
  • Techniques of printed procedures
  • English Language I
  • Workshops, Seminars, Visits

Second year programme

  • Modeling II
  • Fundamentals of IT design II
  • History of Contemporary Art
  • History of fashion
  • Design II techniques and technologies
  • Graphic Design II
  • Fashion Design II
  • Design methodology of visual communication I
  • Culture of fashion materials II
  • Fashion setting
  • Design of accessory I
  • English Language II
  • Workshops, Seminars, Visits

Third year programme

  • Modeling III
  • New materials technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design III
  • Design methodology of visual communication II
  • Design of accessory II
  • English Language III
  • Workshops, Seminars, Visits
  • Internship
  • Autonomous Activities
  • Final tests


The student can customize his/her studies by choosing some areas of study based on his/her own attitudes and professional aims.

Subjects, specific projects, workshop activities, internships and final thesis are customized in the study plan in order to acquire strategic and specialistic skills in Fashion System.

  • Fashion Graphic Design – Graphic and digital illustration
  • Fashion Technology – CAD Apparel Pattern Making
  • Accessories Design – Shoes and bags design


Istituto Modartech promotes its students with several initiatives, exhibiting projects and final works. In particular, the event at the conclusion of the academic year represents a unique opportunity for students’ visibility.

Fashion shows, photo shoots, interviews, career weeks and  fashion contests represent a framework that allows Fashion Design students to express their talent, preparing them to facing the challenges of work

Discover now Istituto Modartech Fashion Show at Fashion Graduate Italia!

Chiara Andromedi

Junior Fashion Designer A|X Armani Exchance

I chose Modartech because I immediately thought that it had all the right credentials to give me an excellent training in the field of fashion: for the work program defined by the institute, the professionals who work there and for the many activities, competitions and events in which Modartech participates with students, becoming an important springboard for young designers.

Nicola Genovese

Office Style Designer
Prodotto Uomo Uptobe

I did a 360 degree research on fashion schools. What struck me about Modartech was based not only on theory but on practice, that is, how you actually work in a company. This was the winning key that allowed me to immediately understand the rhythms of fashion at both the stylistic and design level.

Sara Piangatelli

Product Development Valentino

I started as a game to work with fabrics, creating small garments and by the time I realized that I could not devote myself to anything else in life. For me Modartech was a great opportunity of growth that led me to learn about the entire production process and the professions of the fashion system, moving me towards creating the fashion product.

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