Master in Fashion Design

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Program overview
11 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
January 2024

January 2025

January 2026

About this program

Master in Fashion Design

Research, experiment and build your own style with the Master's Degree in Fashion Design at IED Milano

Designing for fashion is about working constantly on research and experimentation, creating from a line, a thread, a piece of fabric. Develop into a professional who can understand and work on sustainable projects, designing carefully with attention to zero waste, circularity of materials, and supply chain.

The Master's Degree in Fashion Design at IED Milano will help you understand that being a designer can be much more than just a career, as fashion can work as a positive source of inspiration for other industries.

You will use your know-how to introduce a new design approach into this market, opening up a different perspective on the process of garment development. These skills will help you build your own style and uniqueness.

Admission requirements

The Master's Degree in Fashion Design at IED Milano is for those like you who wish to push themselves beyond their limits, believing in the opportunity and need to take action to bring about revolutionary change in this industry.

It is intended for students with undergraduate education in Fashion Design or also professionals who are already working in the industry and wish to further develop their expertise by introducing a new approach to research and design.

Prerequisite is knowledge of Fashion Design techniques and practice, which should be demonstrated through a work portfolio.

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Program content

This Master's Degree covers both cultural subjects and practical workshops, with a view to building and expanding your knowledge of innovative fabrics and materials.

It also provides skills to successfully carry out new techniques in the areas of circular and virtual design.

Along the way, students are supervised by project leaders who are all acknowledged professionals in the fashion world.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the institute website for more information.


Tuition Fee: 20.100 €

Career paths

The Master's Degree in Fashion Design at IED Milano is a type of training that is unique in its excellence. It provides in-depth coverage of sustainability, with a critical, reality-based and practical approach, through cooperation with designers and professionals who have deep roots in sustainability.

This training is organised as a creative workshop where students are mentored in a step-by-step acquisition of project design methods, where ethics and aesthetics merge with social and environmental concerns. You will learn how to create a collection in a new way, achieving a great deal in terms of creative results.

Project-based training is the core of this Master's Degree and consists of 4 phases: the Bespoke workshop, focusing on the creation of a custom-made garment; the Contemporary workshop, which is entirely concerned with understanding the process of upcycling; the Womenswear and Menswear project, both being developed as complementary activities to the training received before working on the dissertation. The outputs produced at each stage will contribute to creating your own work portfolio.

Upon completion of this program, students are qualified and ready to work as designers in many different ways. Covering everything from prêt-à-porter to boutique, they will be able to create and manage different types of products and production phases. They will also take an active role as they work on style, product, textile and print offices, or also as Technical Product Specialists, Product Development, and Pattern Makers.

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About this institute

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid, Barcelona, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Established in 1966, IED has 45 years of international expertise...

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Why study at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Rather than just keeping in step with the times, IED courses are thriving trend forecasters working as a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines.

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