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Monday, July 23, 2012

FIX University Looks @ Domus Academy



Beginning: January 2013
During: 12 months

The course starts in January and finishes in December. Its teaching structure consists of a series of project seminars,which are changing over the years, covering all the issues useful to train a complete designer.

1.The first months are dedicated to the basic training of the students with the analysis of the complex distribution system, trade fairs and manufacturing processes. Students are asked to work on design methodologies and the knowledge of the territory and of the Italian Fashion System, through two project seminars developed in collaboration with professionals. The themes faced in the course are in fact constantly updated, considering the social, commercial and methodological evolution of the Fashion System. 
Each project seminar lasts three/four weeks, and in this period the department plans meetings and lectures (psychology of fashion, anthropology, socio-economic forecasting, marketing and management, textile culture, contemporary art, etc.) on the theme of the seminar, which is consequently analysed from different angles, thanks to the support of the different professionals. 

2. In the following months start the projects in collaboration with companies and fashion designers. The formula of these seminars change from time to time since the designers and the representatives of companies can choose to work separately or according to tandems built ad hoc to stimulate the confrontation with the students. The briefs become more complex and articulated. The students are not simply asked to develop a design project, but a pathway able to highlight their strategic abilities in using conceptual andresearch tools applied to the project. In this phase, the confrontation with the professional world becomes the operative key to build a path closer to the philosophy of a laboratory rather than to a traditional education experience. In this way, the students are given the opportunity to face the reality of the system in the different categories of product and of market. 
The students work in collaboration with fashion designers representing the international ready-to-wear field, as well as with companies present on different levels of the market. In order to offer a complete overview of the possibilities offered by the Fashion System as well as a full understanding of the different competences, the students meet in this phase the different professional characters of the field.

3. At the end of the this second phase the companies that have taken part in the project seminars select a number of students who produced interesting results to follow them in the final Master thesis.
The final Master project is developed and represents the moment when the students have the possibility to work individually with companies on a chosen theme. 

4. The final Master project is presented to the Examination board during the last months. All of the Master projects are exhibited during an exhibition open to the public and to the press.

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