Italian Preparatory Course for Fashion and Design Schools in Milan

Milan is Italy’s fashion hub. Some would say that Milan is the world’s fashion hub. In partnership with the Istituto Carlo Secoli students learn Italian in the morning and fashion design in the afternoon. It is a fantastic taster course for those who have aspirations in the fashion world.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 4 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 28
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Typical student age: 17-27
  • Typical student mix:
    66% European, 6% Far Eastern, 11% Middle Eastern, 17% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 6 Jul 2015
    • 3 Aug 2015
    • 31 Aug 2015
  • Tuition fees: 1755.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 80.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

The focus of this course is on getting a good understanding of Italian language and also giving students an insight into the world of Italian fashion.

Italian language module

The aim of this excellent Italian language module is to increase your confidence in Italian, help you begin to learn Italian if you have no Italian so that you can enjoy and be confident in the fashion aspect of the course. The ultimate goal is to consolidate your knowledge and fluency.

Study is in a small group and covers all aspects of the Italian language. There is a particular emphasis on developing communicative skills in speaking and writing. 

Fashion module

The fashion element of the course is aimed at all those wanting to get in touch with the world of Italian fashion.

The course will help you understand the design process of a collection over a short period of time. No previous experience of fashion is necessary 

Teaching methodology

Each group is taught by two teachers a day in order to ensure more varied and stimulating instruction. Each level can be completed in 4 weeks. At the end of each course after successful completion of a test you can progress to the next level.

Classes are lively, stimulating and most of all enjoyable. Students are provided with useful vocabulary and relevant grammar presented in a modern and interesting way.

We estimate that each level can be completed in around four weeks. On successful completion of a language test you can then go on to take the next level.



Activities and Excursions

Every month the school organises a daily programme of activities exclusively for you. The activities are designed to ensure that you will have the possibility to broaden your knowledge of Italian culture. The school also offers students the opportunity to visit some famous Italian cities. 

Activities and excursions may include:

  • An art historian will take you on excursions to visit museums, Visits to world-renown works of art and places of historical interest.
  • Field trips are arranged to other cities in Italy or to local spots known for their beauty.
  • Afternoon lectures on Italian customs and current events or watch Italian films.
  • Learn how to prepare delicious dishes of Italian cuisine.
  • Practice some sports
  • Enjoy evenings out for dinner

Note: Some activities are free of charge others there is a small fee to pay.

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