1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Fashion Cultures and Techniques

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8772
Degree Programme Class L-3 - Visual arts, music, performing arts and fashion studies
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Rimini
Degree Programme Director Daniela Baroncini
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences


Candidates for the degree programme must hold a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active (e.g. teaching high school), will be assigned additional learning credits.

Candidates must also possess appropriate general knowledge.

The knowledge and competences required for admission to the 1st cycle degree in Fashion Cultures and Techniques include:

- Strong general knowledge;

- Logical and reasoning skills;

- Ability to read, understand and interpret texts and documents (in Italian);

- Strong expressive skills in Italian;

This shall be assessed as described below.

Students shall be required to sit an entrance exam to assess their knowledge, as laid down in the call for applications for the degree programme in Fashion Cultures and Techniques. Students enrolling with a score of less than the minimum score indicated in the call for applications will be assigned Additional Learning Requirements (OFA), which shall be completed by the set date in the following way:


Language skills and knowledge are assessed through the exam in English language of Fashion (1), a compulsory course unit in the year I curriculum.

Students not passing the exam in English language of Fashion (1) may not sit exams in year three.


Candidates who do not achieve positive results will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA), to be completed during the first year of the programme. In agreement with the School of Arts, Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the programme will run mandatory courses to fill any gaps emerging from the entrance exam. The additional learning requirements will be deemed to be completed by students passing the exam at the end of the course or in the following three exam sessions organised during the academic year.

Students not completing the OFA by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University Portal must re-enrol as repeating students in the first year of the programme, and will again have to complete the additional learning requirements.

Programme profile

The 1st cycle degree programme trains students to tackle the theoretical issues as well as an initial practical approach to the issues of today's fashion sector. As this vast field has many implications, students must be trained in solving not only cultural but also technological and productive issues, stimulating their creativity as both an attitude and ability applied to the fashion and design world. The aim is to provide students with the basic skills for managing key fashion sector issues as well as specific instruments needed to develop their knowledge further in the most appropriate fields. The wide range of subjects will allow students to develop knowledge that they can then go on to enhance independently, sourced from different fields of interest related to the many activities in the fashion world. This will allow them to work in different professional fields, from fashion communication to archiving and enhancement of fashion products, as well as events organisation. The careers for which the programme trains its graduates include assistance to production and distribution, production planning, the development and presentation of fashion products.

The programme combines specific competences with strong general knowledge of humanities, providing the basic tools required to communicate the results of their learning in both conventional and more modern forms.

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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