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Guidelines

AUDIENCE

The competition is for candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in fashion design. It is also open to candidates with a background in other disciplines, who have a deep interest in the program’s topics and possess a strong portfolio. 

JURY

The applications will be selected and evaluated by the faculty of the Master in Fashion Design program, Sara Sozzani Maino of Vogue Talents, and the Domus Academy Admissions Jury. 

REQUIRED MATERIAL

• Digital project presentation, A4 format, landscape, 300 d.p.i., maximum 15 slides, with the following:
– A 250-word abstract describing the inspiration, concept, and key elements of the collection (silhouette, materials, finishing, colors, sustainable approach)
– A mood board showing candidate’s visual research of the color palette
– A minimum of six sketches of the outfits in the collection (womenswear and/or menswear)
– A photo shoot of one outfit realized within the collection; the shoot should be aimed at communicating the project and the product (not compulsory)

The competition proposal must be accompanied by the following supplemental materials:

• Portfolio of projects with a selection of projects, clearly showing skills and experience in the field of fashion: visual research, sketching, illustration, technical drawing, and garment production.

• Curriculum vitae

• Motivational letter

• Domus Academy Application form*

• Bachelor’s degree in Italian or English language

• Bachelor’s transcripts in Italian or English

• Copy of passport

• IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate

The candidates are asked to send their materials in one sole file in .PDF format.

ADDITIONAL FOR DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S

• 2 Reference letters

• IELTS 5.5 overall and in every single part or equivalent certificate

• Bachelor’s degree in Italian or English language with GPA no lower than 2.2**

*Application fee is waived for competition participants

**Applications are opened also to students holding a Bachelor’s Degree lower than 2:2 provided that they have also one year of relevant work experience. Students in such case could be requested to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel and/or to produce further documentation upon request.

PRIZES

• One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the master’s programme

• One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the master’s programme

• One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the master’s programme

• Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the master’s programme 

Prizes will be calculated on the standard tuition fee amounting to €29.000 - Double Award Master's / €24.900 - Academic Master's (for non-EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included) and € 21.900 - Double Award Master's / €19.900 - Academic Master's (for EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included).

SCHEDULE 

The applications must be sent to Domus Academy by and no later than October 8th 2021. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by email on October 27th.

MASTER’S PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You will have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. 

Through theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. 

Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to delineate the parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will become more aware of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices and those of others. 

ELIGIBILITY

• Candidates already holding a first-level academic diploma or bachelor’s degree, or who are about to graduate within the academic year 2020-21 

• Candidates who have a working knowledge of the English language: IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate for Academic Master’s Programmes – IELTS 5.5 in all parts for Double Award Master’s Programmes.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• All moral and authorship rights remain that of the author.

• Materials sent to Domus Academy will not be returned.

• Domus Academy is entitled not to award the scholarship if the project are deemed not to meet the suitable standards defined by the jury. The jury will judge at its own discretion and its decision is final.

• The scholarship described in this public announcement cannot be combined with other economic reductions offered by Domus Academy.