All roads may lead to Rome, but when it comes to fashion business, Milan is no second city. The NABA Introduction to Fashion Design summer course gives aspiring fashion designers, or just people who love fashion (with no age limit), the chance to experience an enjoyable two weeks creating a mini-collection from the first ideas to the final presentation and all that that involves.
An intense two weeks starting with research on a fashionable theme, then putting down ideas, playing with images, and developing them, making mood boards, creating a fun fashion item and producing a portfolio of finished designs that students can then take with them if they then wish to apply for further studies on diploma courses.
Each student is encouraged, and shown how to, express their ideas to the maximum. Meanwhile, talks will be given on the fashion system as well as cultural background and input lectures on the chosen theme.
There will also be explorations of Milan’s glamorous fashion, and ‘alternative’ fashion, zones and important design stores; as Milan offers the best design and fashion outlets in the world.
“Introduction In Fashion Design” is part of NABA Summer Programs, which have reached their 7th edition this year.
NABA faculty have worked hard improving past programs and developing new ones to make the Summer Educational offer as interesting and varied as possible.
Milan will provide a stimulating and enticing environment: Milan is the city of architects, designers, fashion stylists, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, creative minds and publishers.
In addition to the more traditional courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Graphic Design, Interior and Product Design, NABA has developed brand new courses in extremely topical fields such as Fashion Marketing, Fashion Photography and Journalism, and Cinema Studies.
All the courses are taught in English. Although is not require a specific level of English to be able to attend the course, you need to have good conversational English.
This can be the first step towards developing creative potential (Introduction Level courses) or improving and enhancing existing skills (Studio Level courses).
Introduction to Fashion Design will take place from July 5th to 16th 2010 in the city of Milan.
NABA provides a list of accommodation options in Milan (Residence Halls, Hotels, B&B) that students can contact autonomously to book their own accommodation. Alternative accommodation in private flats located near the Academy is also available upon request (also in this case NABA does only provide general information on accommodation, but students will have to deal directly with the landlords). Costs vary according to the apartment, most of the accommodation provided is in double rooms.
And what about fees? The price for Introduction and Intermediate level is same: 1.480,00 euro tuition fee, including a voucher to be spent at NABA cafeteria for each day of class. You can either choose to enrol online or to follow the bank transfer payment procedure.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded as long as you have completed at least 80% of your course. Click here to download the application form.
Further information about NABA Summer Session are available on the website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.