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AUDIENCE

This competition is for candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in fashion design, fashion styling, visual merchandising, design, photography, architecture or communication. It is also open to candidates with a background in industrial design, journalism, media, or related fields, who have a deep interest in the program’s topics and possess a strong portfolio. 

JURY

The applications will be evaluated by the faculty of the master’s programme and the Admissions Jury. 

REQUIRED MATERIAL

• Digital project presentation, A4 format, landscape, 300 d.p.i., maximum 10 slides and include the following content:
– Documentation of research and analysis
– Mood boards
– Photographs
– Renderings and/or video

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

• Portfolio of projects

• 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 PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising program blends the roles of the visual merchandiser and the fashion stylist to create a new professional profile: the visual fashion brand communicator, whose scope encompasses lookbooks, advertising campaigns, editorials, websites, social media, and multi-sensorial retail concepts. 

You will learn how to convey the brand values and identity of a fashion collection through powerful image-based storytelling and visual merchandising strategies for window and in-store displays. 

ELIGIBILITY

• Candidates already holding a first-level academic diploma or bachelor’s degree, or who are about to graduate within the academic year 2021–22

• 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 provided materials 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.