Istituto Marangoni

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Istituto Marangoni, is an Italian-origin fashion and design institute with campuses in Milan, London, and Paris. They have spent over 77 years in the fashion industry and have 3 generations of professionals. The Institute was founded in 1935 in Milan, Istituto Marangoni has a history that is inextricably linked to the italian fashion industry, with a central role in its growth. In the last 77 years, 3 generations of fashion professionals have been educated from Istituto Marangoni: over 40,000 graduates, coming from the 4 different corners of the world, who represent a legacy that successfully links them to the fashion industry throughout the world.


Their mission is creation, communication and coordination where the University offers an all-round vision and to prepare fashion professionals in the key sectors of creation, communication and managerial coordination.


The school was founded in Milan in 1935 and granted the status of 'Professional Art School' on December 17, 1935. Under the Ministerial Decree of 13 February 1951, the status of the school was raised to 'Institute'.

In 2003, the London campus was established on location 30 Fashion Street, London, United Kingdom and in 2005 got accreditations DFES (Dpt. for Education and Skills) and BAC (British Accreditation Council). Paris campus, opened in October 2006, is at 48, rue de Miromesnil, in Paris' 8ème arrondissement. The Milan and London campuses also offer Masters certificates in Fashion. -Number of Students: 2,000 (all 3 campuses) -Tuition: 13,900€ ($17,670) to 19,000€ ($24,550) depending on program -Misc: Italian, French, and English are the official languages of the school -Famous Grads: Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino -The Bottom Line: An Italian design school with campuses in three major fashion capitals is a plus, and a 90% placement rate after graduation.

London Campus

Based in the trendy district of Shoreditch in east London, students will find plenty on offer beyond the lecture rooms. The area has risen from the rubble of old factories and has become a vibrant centre for different styles and cultures – and the capital's fashionistas. The institution has a global perspective, with almost half of its students coming from overseas and its Milan roots make it a perfect choice for those who want to deepen their knowledge of Italian fashion. Bursaries Istituto Marangoni London offers a comprehensive package of financial support, ranging from £1,500 bursaries to fully funded scholarships. These are awarded according to academic achievement and are aimed at students with potential to excel in their studies. With strong links in the industry, the London campus prides itself on opening vocational doors for students. In 2011 more than 100 internships and jobs with major European fashion houses were secured. Providing quality education, from experienced and well-connected teachers and industry specialists, is equally important. In April 2012 the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, which reviews the performance of universities, identified five points of good practice at the London campus, including: consistent contemporary professional practice; focused staff development; and tailored careers support, including organised internships after graduation. Students attend the London school from all over the UK, as well as overseas. "It doesn't matter where our students come from," says Parry Roberts. "And they don't need fashion experience. We teach them how to be industry-ready from scratch. "Our students appreciate the intellectual aspects of fashion and Italian values, such as a passionate work ethic. They won't necessarily know what role they want to play when they start; they'll reflect on their individual talent as they progress, keeping an open mind." One scholarship is being offered on each of Istituto Marangoni's three BA honours degree courses (awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University). These are Fashion Business, Fashion Design and Fashion Styling. "Our business degree focuses on the creative side of business, as well as figures," Parry Roberts explains. "Our design course is for people who look beyond fame; our students have worked with the likes of Lady Gaga, but they appreciate that knowledge is more important than celebrity. "The Fashion Styling degree was launched in Milan 10 years ago. It's an exciting course because it's technical and highly creative – stylists are working their way up to the helm of fashion houses." Parry Roberts says he wants to hear from scholarship applicants with opinions and an interesting story to tell. "Perhaps they've worked in an unrelated field, or done a bizarre set of A-Levels," he adds.


The institution helps students find living space close to campus through contact with private landlords and trusted student-accommodation providers.


Based in a converted textile factory, the institution offers modern facilities including photography rooms, fabric-cutting rooms and computer suites.


Aldgate, Aldgate East, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch high street stations are all a five-minute walk away. Scores of buses to central, west, north and south London stop nearby.

Milan Campus

has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Italian fashion industry. Founded in Milan during 1935, it has schooled more than 40,000 alumni, including Domenico Dolce of Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The institution now also has campuses in Paris and London, all with the same mission statement: to prepare fashion professionals from an Italian perspective, promoting academic excellence in fashion.

Programs and enrollment

The highly ranked institute offers one-year and three-year programs and Masters courses (the latter mainly in Milan campus, with some offered in London as well).

1-year programs
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Image & Communication
  • Interior Design
3-year programs
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Business
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Graphics Design
  • Fashion Modern Interior Design
  • Fashion Product Design
  • Sandwich course
Masters programs
  • Master in Fashion Design - Womenswear
  • Master in Fashion Design - Menswear
  • Master in Fashion Design - Collection
  • Master in Fashion Accessories & Luxury Goods
  • Master in Fashion Styling & Portfolio
  • Master in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management
  • Master in Fashion Photography
  • Master in Fashion Promotion and Communication
  • Master in Fashion Buying
  • Master in E-fashion
  • Master in Fashion Product & Production Management
  • Master in Fashion & Luxury Design Direction
  • Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living
  • Master in Contemporary & Luxury Product Design

The total number of the students in the three campuses is around 2,200 students from 70 nationalities. Courses are offered according to location in Italian, French and English.

About 40,000 students have graduated. Some of the famous alumni and graduates include Franco Moschino (even though according to his biography he attended Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano), Domenico Dolce (of Dolce & Gabbana), Maurizio Pecoraro, Alessandro De Benedetti, Stefano Guerriero, Alessandra Facchinetti, Rafael Lopez, Alexandro Palombo amongst others.


In 2011, we have finalized over 100 internships and jobs with Europe's major fashion houses.

Marangoni organises internships for both current students and recent graduates to prepare them for a job in fashion. Its practical teaching methods and industry links have been commended by the education assessor QAA.


A reality show called the Fashion School was made based on the Milan Campus and 12 graduate students building their collection. The show showed the audience the harsh world of the fashion industry and how a collection is made, it also showed the rewards of being a designer, the work ethic and one designer winning a feature for vogue italy.



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