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Name: Istituto Marangoni (IM) – Milan campus
Type: Italian Private School
Description: undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses. Istituto Marangoni also offers subjects related to finance, communications and new media, associated with the worlds of fashion and design.
Istituto Marangoni – Fashion is one of Italy’s oldest private fashion schools. Founded in 1935, in 2002 50% of its students were foreigners and its objectives far-reaching.
Marangoni fashion school’s best-known graduates include, Franco Moschino (also an alumnus of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera) and Alessandra Facchinetti.
On the contrary, Istituto Marangoni – Design opened its doors to students in 2014, with courses on interior design, industrial design and visual design. Its curriculum is based on the Marangoni formula, its partner is the creative team of Cappellini Spa – a well-known company of the Poltrona Frau group dedicated to design – whose products are now featured in museums of the caliber of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Moma in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
In addition to the Milan campus, Marangoni also boasts several other institutes throughout the world.
Open since:
IM fashion school: 1935
IM design school: 2014
Founder: tailor Giulio Marangoni, who founded the Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute in Milan to “develop skills and new talents”, then the school changed name in Istituto Marangoni.
– ADI (Italian association of industrial designers)
– Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda (association of Italian institutes, academies and universities providing full or partial education in the fashion field. Its members include, among others, Fondazione Ferrè, Sistema Moda Italia and the National Chamber of Italian Fashion)
– the fashion school is patronized by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion.
– in 2014 Martina Cella and Daniele Vigiani from Istituto Marangoni were among the four fashion students nominated “among the best talents of Italian schools during the competition “Next Generation 2014”. The event is organized by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion and the Milan Chamber of Commerce during the Milan Fashion Weeks.
– in 2014 alumnus Matteo Lamandini (Class 2013) won the award “Designed for Tomorrow” during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, and Tommy Hilfiger was the prize’s patron. The competition is promoted by Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf and its online shop Fashion ID.
– since the first time it was published, IM has been listed in the fashionista.com annual ranking of the world’s top 50 fashion schools
– the Italian magazine Domus listed IM more than once in its annual ranking “Europe’s top 100 schools of architecture and design”
Students’ Nationalities: Italians are roughly the 40%-50%
Accommodation Service: the Istituto Marangoni does not have a campus of its own. However, thanks to agreements with service agencies, it offers assistance to students in search of accommodation, also assisting them during negotiations preceding the signing of lease contracts.
Additionally, foreign students are offered a pick-up service from the airport to their chosen accommodation, a local pre-charged SIM card and other documents necessary to help them adapt to their new lives in the city.
Fees and Scholarships: fees are not means-tested or divided into brackets. However, full and partial scholarships financed by IM are available, and partners may finance the most deserving students:
– in 2011 Louis Vuitton signed a three-year agreement with the Istituto Marangoni Milano School of Fashion in order to finance scholarships destined to the best candidates from low income families.
– in 2013 Cappellini signed an agreement with the Istituto Marangoni Milano School of Design to finance scholarships for the master course in Italian Product Design.
Interested readers should contact the school for additional information.


The organizational policy is common to all courses in regards to:
Attendance: always mandatory. Students can take advantage of the School facilities, such as laboratories and the materials library.
Classes: small-sized classes, the student–teacher ratio is between 20:1 and 10:1, depending on the course.
Internship Programs and Placement Service: a career service is at disposal of all enrolled students. All students and alumni during their first year after graduation are granted assistance with their first internship placement.
They will be taught how to write a CV and how to prepare for a job interview. In addition, the office staff organises events involving professionals from the fashion and design industry, who are invited to talk to and with the IM students on aspects of their work. Final showcases are organised by both schools and important companies and media representatives are invited to attend them.
Final Degree: a certificate issued by Istituto Marangoni Milan. The UK and Paris campuses of the school offer BA and MA programs validated by the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Starting Dates: students can enrol all over the year, readers should contact the school to learn about official deadlines.
Course (types and duration): the school’s offer includes courses both for professionals and beginners.
Short courses (including intensive specific courses or refresher courses) may last a few weeks, longer courses usually last one or more years.
Study Abroad Programs: available for some courses. There are, for example, short coourses and three-year courses which give the possibility of spending each academic year in a different IM campus (Milan, London, Paris).
In particular, the short course “Fashion & the Cities” includes lessons held in the campuses based in various fashion cities of Europe or Asia.
Entrance Requirements: academic CV and final face-to-face interview. Applicants should have a certain proficiency level in the language of instruction (En or It). For undergraduate and graduate programs candidates should also provide a copy of their high school diploma or a university degree, while for the most advanced courses the admission office also requests an artistic portfolio.

Courses in Fashion and Luxury Goods

To become: fashion stylist, fashion photographer, fashion business manager, designer of luxury accessories, fashion designer, knitwear designer, fashion designer with knowledge of fashion culture and history, fashion merchandiser, social media manager in the field of fashion, fashion brand manager, fashion designer of womenswear/menswear, fashion, expert in luxury business, etc…
Language of Instruction: English or Italian.
The offer includes, for instance, courses in: Italian for foreigners, English for fashion, fashion & the cities, fashion design, fashion image & styling, fashion business, fashion photography, fashion visual merchandising, fashion advertising film & video, history of fashion and trend forecasting, fashion production, the retail experience, social media for fashion and start up in the Chinese market.
Partnerships: as an example, Ermenegildo Zegna Group was partner for the Menswear master course. The best student of the course won the opportunity of a 3-month internship within the company and the chance to participate in the organization of the brand’s fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week of June 2012.
Other partners were/are, among others, Louis Vuitton, Fratelli Rossetti and Ratti.
Placement Service: in addition to the regular career service, the annual Fashion Show gives to students at their final year the opportunity of expressing their creativity and getting noticed. The event is usually attended and covered by important Italian media representatives, such as Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire.
Places: limited

Courses in Design

To become: interior designer, visual designer, lighting designer, designer of hotel boutique, designer of luxury retail spaces, designer of surfaces and textiles, (Italian) product designer, designer of luxury accessories, designer of luxury packaging, digital fashion designer, design manager, design of emotional and wellbeing products, designer of luxury automotive interior, fine jewellery designer.
Language of Instruction: English or Italian
Partnerships: among others: Cappellini, Bolon, Kvadrat, Alcantara, Frankie Morello, Valentino Orlandi, René Caovilla.
Placement Service: in addition to the regular career service IM organises the Degree Show, a good opportunity to get notice by the world of fashion. This annual exhibition is a showcase of creations by students at their final year and the event is covered by important Italian media, such as Domus and Elle Decor.
Places: limited


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