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Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni London campus exterior. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni London campus exterior. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

Locations: Milan (main campus), London, Paris, France, Shanghai, Florence, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami


Undergraduate: Fashion Design; Fashion Design & Womenswear; Fashion Design & Accessories; Fashion Styling & Creative Direction; Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising; Fashion Business; Fashion Business & Buying; Fashion Business, Communication, & Media; Fashion Design & Marketing; Fashion Studies

Graduate: Fashion Design Womenswear; Fashion Design Menswear; Fashion Design Collection & Marketing; Fashion Styling, Photography & Film; Fashion Promotion, Communication & Media; Fashion Luxury Brand Management; Contemporary Fashion Buying; Fashion Product Management; Fashion Start-Up; Luxury Accessories Design & Management

(Courses also vary by location.)

Annual Tuition:

Undergraduate (Milan campus): €19,200 for E.U. residents; around €22,600 ($25,251 at current exchange rate) for non-E.U. residents

Graduate (Milan campus): €27,700 for graduate degrees for E.U. residents; €30,100 ($33,631 at current exchange rate) for non-E.U. residents

Famous Alumni: Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandra Facchinetti, Paola Cademartori, Rocco Iannone, Julie de Libran, Alessandro Sartori, Barbara Casasola, Gilda Ambrosio (co-creative director of Attico), Maurizio Pecoraro, Umit Benan

Companies That Recruit From This School, According to the School: Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Fendi, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada

New Partnerships and Programs of Note:

  • New courses in sustainability

Enrollment: 4,700

Growth in Enrollment Since 2017: 17%

Graduation Rate: 87%

Acceptance Rate: 45%

Class Size: 20%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Classes are Taught in: English

Percentage of International Students: 79.3%

What the Students Say:

"This school values low student-teacher ratios and has a very hands on approach to teaching. The teachers are incredibly supportive and knowledgable."

"It's small and easy to get around. There are a lot of opportunities to get connected with people and expand your networks. Lots of interesting talks and seminars."

"The school is incredibly small and not as well equipped as it could be. (Canteen for example and library are tiny and don't offer as much as they could). Classes are far more packed than led on, especially as the classrooms tend to be very small and tables are close together."

"Is overpriced."

"It opens the door into the London fashion business industry and helps students in many aspects develop both professionally as well as academically in the specification chosen for your future career."

"Teachers are amazing and supportive, however, support from the school itself is sometimes not as you would expect for such a high-priced university."

Paris pattern cutting room. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

Paris pattern cutting room. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

The Bottom Line: With a rapidly growing portfolio of campuses in cultural centers all over the world, Istituto Marngoni is an Italian school with a global feel and reach. It places an emphasis on real professional training that it evolves as industry changes demand. While student feedback for Istituto Marangoni wasn't all positive, it boasts an 80 percent placement rate and has educated some of the most successful people in the business. 

More Info:
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Last updated December 2019.