Istituto Marangoni

Exterior of London campus. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

Exterior of London campus. Photo: Courtesy of Istituto Marangoni

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

Programs: 

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: €12,700 to €13,700 ($14,401 to $15,353 at current exchange rate) for EU residents depending on language and campus location, around €2,000 ($2,268 at current exchange rate) more for non-EU residents.

Graduate: €18,700 to €21,700 ($21,204 to $24,606 at current exchange rate) for graduate degrees for EU residents depending on language and campus location, around €2,000 ($2,268 at current exchange rate) more for non-EU residents.

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

Companies that recruit from this school, according to the school: Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada.

New partnerships and programs of note:

  • Lectures, workshops and contests dedicated to the alumni community, with the aim to build an international network of over 40,000 Alumni.
  • I'M Alumni Collection Revolution Project (second edition in 2018): a mentoring project conceived to promote young talents.

Enrollment: 4,000

Growth in enrollment since 2017: 10%

Graduation rate: 87%

Class size: 20%

Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1

Classes are taught in: Italian & Spanish

Percentage of international students: 79.3%

What the Students Say:

"My time at Marangoni has prepared me to work and understand the industry but also to understand the importance of social networking by attending talks and meeting important fashion figures."

"Marangoni it’s a very strict school, you can learn much knowledge about how to work at a fashion company. Harmonious relationship between teachers and students."

"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: www.istitutomarangoni.com

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Last updated December 2018.