Master in Fashion Design



The competition is open to candidates who have a first-level academic degree and/or strong background and experience in the field of Fashion Design who wish to take their careers to the next level.

Candidates with a background in other related disciplines and wider experience may also partecipate.


Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Programme and the Admission Jury.


• Digital project presentation, A4 format, landscape, 300 d.p.i., maximum 15 slides, with the following:
– a 250-word abstract describing the inspiration, concept, sustainable approach and key elements of the collection
– a mood board showing candidate’s visual research for the drop collection
– slides containing (silhouette, materials, finishing, color palette)
– a minimum of four sketches (illustrations and technical drawings) of the garments (womenswear and/or menswear)

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

• Portfolio of projects

• Curriculum vitae/resume

• Motivational letter

• Domus Academy Competition Application form

• Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma (in English) or official certificate of expected graduation issued by your institution if not graduated yet

• Copy of Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma’s official transcript/mark sheet (in English) or most updated official transcript/mark sheet if not graduated yet

• Copy of passport

• IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate

• Documentation regarding further courses or seminars attended (if available)

The candidates are asked to send their materials in one sole file in .PDF format. Any further attached material will be considered a plus and will be evaluated by the Jury.


• 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*

*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.


• 5 scholarships covering from 3.000€ to 7.500€ of the total tuition fee of the Academic Master’s Programme.

• 5 scholarships covering from 3.000€ to 9.000€ of the total tuition fee of the Double Award 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 €23.000 - Double Award Master's / €21.900 - Academic Master's for EU passport holders (diploma fee is not included). Winners will be selected through a merit-based ranking.


The works must be delivered to Domus Academy by and no later than October 7th 2022. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by November 2nd 2022.


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. 


• Candidates already holding a first-level Academic Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree, or who are about to graduate within the Master’s Programme beginning, and, in any case, within the Academic Year 2022-23 (prior check with Admission Office).

• Candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma not lower than 2:2 (British undergraduate degree classification) for the Double Award Master’s Programmes. Students holding a Bachelor Degree lower than 2:2 will be asked to take an admission interview and they must prove also one year of professional experience.

• Candidates who have a working knowledge of the English language (IELTS 5.0 for the Academic Master’s Programmes - IELTS 5.5 both overall and in every single part for the Double Award Master’s Programmes).


• Every moral or authorship right as to the project remains property of the author.

• The projects sent to Domus Academy will not be returned.

• All the material must be the result of an unpublished work developed by the candidate, not to be used in other previous occasions.

• Domus Academy is entitled not to award the scholarship if the projects 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 presented in this public announcement cannot be combined with other economic reductions offered by Domus Academy.

• The scholarship will be deducted from the balance of the tuition fee.

• If a candidate declines a scholarship offer, the scholarship will be transferred to the next candidate on the list.

• Selected candidates accept that part of their work can be published on Websites and/or Social Media channel.