Master in Fashion Design

Fashion Design



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. 


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. 


• Digital project presentation in pdf file format, A4 format, landscape, 300 d.p.i., maximum 15 slides with the following content:
– A 250-word abstract describing the inspiration, concept, and key elements of the collection (silhouette, materials, finishing, colors)
– A mood board showing student visual research of the color palette
– A minimum of six sketches of the outfits in the collection (women’s wear 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)

• Professional 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.

• Competition application form 

• Curriculum vitae/resume

• Motivation Letter 

• Bachelor’s Degree or Academic Diploma translated into English or official certificate of expected graduation issued by your institution.

• Official transcripts translated into English or most updated official transcripts if not yet graduated.

• Passport 

• IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognized equivalent certificate to be submitted within two months before the course start date. *

* Application fee is waived for competition participants


• 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 (for non-EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included) and €20.900 (for EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included).


The applications must be sent to Domus Academy by and no later than 9th April, 2021. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by email on 10th May, 2021. 


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 academic year 2020-21 

• Candidates who have a working knowledge of the English language (IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate required within two months before the course start date)  


• 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.