Istituto Marangoni is part of a group that is a leading international provider of Higher Education, the Galileo Global Education (GGE) group, whose programmes are world leaders in the arts, creation, management and innovation. Many Istituto Marangoni courses are taught in collaboration with other schools that are part of the group, with each institution contributing to synergistically shape the evolutionary journey that turns today’s participants into the fashion, design, and art professionals of tomorrow. Istituto Marangoni’s unique standing is also widely recognised throughout the academic world and affirmed by numerous partnerships with leading international institutions, and via official accreditation and validation.
STUDY AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI
The pillar of Istituto Marangoni’s unique educational method lies in its Italian identity, a combination of craftsmanship, technique, a well-developed sense of aesthetics, and business acumen. Taught by leading professionals, the majority of whom are Italian, the country’s legacy and traditions are proposed beyond its borders in programmes devised and adapted to satisfy the ever-changing demands of the evolving markets. Internationalism is indeed another invaluable asset for Istituto Marangoni, offering its students the opportunity to live a global experience. While building the foundations of their social and professional networks, the school also teaches them to face up to the complex challenges posed by the world of fashion, art and design. The exceptional standing of Istituto Marangoni's state-of-the-art facilities, situated in prestigious locations in the most lively fashion, design and art capitals, allows students to benefit from an increasing number of cultural and working exchanges – including many provided by the fruitful relationships that the school establishes with local professionals and industry.
HISTORY OF ISTITUTO MARANGONI
Founded in Milano in 1935 by Giulio Marangoni, master tailor recognised for his creations by the aristocracy all over Italy, Istituto Marangoni is internationally recognised as one of the leading players offering higher education in the fields of fashion, design and art. For more than eight decades, it has witnessed the flourishing of Italian fashion and the birth of the ready-to-wear segment, accompanying their development and training the young talents who would later forge their success. While remaining faithful to its distinctive identity and educational method, with the international expansion of Italian fashion, Istituto Marangoni has extended its network, opening new schools in Firenze, Paris, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Miami, managing to reconcile entrepreneurial dynamism with academic culture in a constantly expanding network that welcomes over 4,700 students each year hailing from more than 100 different countries.
SPECIALIST AREAS AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI
HIGHLY SPECIALIZED COURSES
Specialised in providing higher education in the fields of fashion, design and art, Istituto Marangoni focuses on a practical teaching approach, based on didactic projects developed in cooperation with leading luxury brands. The school proposes undergraduate and postgraduate courses, also available through a wide programme of scholarships awarded to the most worthy students. An unbeatable Cross-school Exchange Programme takes advantage of Istituto Marangoni's internationality to provide a stimulating chance for students to expand their academic experience; students can move across the network, studying in the Milano, Firenze, Paris, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Miami locations, thus experiencing different international contexts. Academic Courses include extra-curricular activities, industry projects, workshops on specific subjects, seminars, lectures with VIP guests, showroom and museum visits, as well as guidance and assistance in international competitions, shows, career fairs, awards, and scholarships, plus a variety of student social events.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
ISTITUTO MARANGONI MILANO
The capital of Italian fashion hosts Istituto Marangoni's flagship school in two locations in the heart of Italian fashion world: via Verri and piazza S. Babila.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI MILANO DESIGN
Interior Design by Giulio Cappellini, the school dedicated to design occupies a five-storey building in Via Cerva, in the heart of the city's design district.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI FIRENZE
In a historical building in Via de’ Tornabuoni, the school combines history with innovation.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI PARIS
Located in a seven-storey building in the 8th arrondissement, the school teaches the history of haute couture and the secrets of contemporary fashion.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI LONDON
Shoreditch, London's coolest artistic area, is the location that brings budding fashion designers into contact with a quickly evolving world, accompanied by world-class tutors.
ISTITUTO MARANGONI DUBAI
Strategically located in one of the city’s most vibrant lifestyle and cuttingedge districts – the Dubai International Financial Centre.
STUDENT SUPPORT AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI EXCLUSIVE CONNECTIONS
To be a leader in the field of fashion, design and art education, it is vital to be trusted by the most important players in the industry. Istituto Marangoni enjoys long-standing, well-established links with the most prominent companies and institutions - a veritable pillar of the school's training method. Indeed, most of Istituto Marangoni tutors come from these professional environments. They are renowned professionals, stylists, designers, photographers, art directors, graphic designers, interior decorators, product managers, buyers, marketing experts, and business consultants. Students benefit considerably from their direct, active involvement in these relations, participating in industry-promoted projects, contests and other exciting academic activities from the beginning of their learning paths, and effectively being introduced to the world of work. At the same time, the industry is notably interested in what happens at the School (the best environment to scout new talents), and in keeping it up-to-date on market news and activities, in a continuous exchange of requirements and ideas.
INDUSTRIES SEEK TALENT
Internationally renowned companies in the industry of fashion, art & design are enriched each year by school’s graduates: Adidas Y3 / Alberta Ferretti / Alcantara / Alexander McQueen / Architectural Hero / Art Partner / Aspesi / Balenciaga / Balmain / Bisazza / Bonaveri / Bottega Veneta / Bulgari / Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana / Cappellini / Carolina Herrera / Céline / Flaminia / Cesare Paciotti / Chanel / Christian Louboutin / Condé Nast / Damiani / Diane von Furstenberg / Dior / DKNY / Dolce & Gabbana / Dsquared2 / Emilio Pucci / Ermanno Scervino / Ermenegildo Zegna / Etro / Fendi / Gianni Versace / Giorgio Armani / Giuseppe Zanotti / Givenchy / Gucci / Hermès / Jil Sander / Karla Otto / Kenzo / Kering Group / Krizia / La Perla / Lamborghini / Lanvin / Larusmiani / Loro Piana / Louis Vuitton / LVMH Fashion Group / Maison Martin Margiela / Moncler / Moreschi / Moschino / Mutina / Oscar de la Renta / Paula Cademartori / Prada / Roger Vivier / Saint Laurent Paris / Salvatore Ferragamo / Sergio Rossi / Sonia Rykiel / Stella McCartney / Tod’s / Tom Ford / Umit Benan / Valentino / Vétements / Vionnet / Visionnaire Milano / Vivienne Westwood / Vogue and many more.
THE TALENT DISTRICT
The school has focused its strategic efforts on generation Z, accounting for most of its student population, and on new virtual scenarios in terms of communication and the use of technology to prepare future professionals. This has led to Istituto Marangoni becoming the first Fashion School to join the Metaverse. The aim is to make students’ projects even more visible while at the same time hosting talks, events such as fashion shows¿ and projects in partnership with companies, in an innovative way, to speak to a young audience using an engaging, familiar language. Istituto Marangoni in the Metaverse universe is divided into an evolving series of futuristic districts, each featuring a building visitors can explore with customisable avatars. The spaces they can visit include an Infopoint, providing all the information on Istituto Marangoni programmes in the macro-areas of Fashion, Design and Art. Then, the Exhibition Pavillion, with projects by the school’s best students, explained by the students’ own avatars; the Theatre, hosting conferences, lectures and talks to add value to the school’s academic experience; the Partners’ House, with the projects created by the students for partner companies as part of the IM Corporate Lab. Finally, the Archive provides historical memory of the Institute’s projects and activities. Each area will contain multimedia materials and links to external resources to enhance the visitor’s experience.
THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
IMAC (Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee) is the body of industry executives, influencers, and high profile fashion, design, and art professionals which meets at least once a year to elaborate the strategies for developing the courses on offer at Istituto Marangoni. IMAC combines internationally distinguished fashion, design and lifestyle professionals, who are chosen according to their background, their vision and contribution to their fields of activity, with the aim of discussing and analyzing topics of relevance from different perspectives. It provides the school's managers and Directors of Education with targeted advice on the contents of the teaching programmes, thus improving their effectiveness by ensuring that they are regular updated in line with the latest market trends and demands.
IM CORPORATE LAB
Istituto Marangoni launched a new creative hub that leverages top fashion, design & art students and alumni to provide bespoke consultancy to meet industry needs and align with their business goals: IM Corporate Lab. This new consultancy service focuses on three key areas: talent acquisition & employer branding, project development & marketing research, and customised workforce retraining programmes. Istituto Marangoni provides tailored support to connect the industry with top talents in luxury and creativity and select the perfect candidates that fit with the companies different identities. A dedicated team works with the industry to develop customised projects, promotional events and talks, as well as co-branded scholarships as strategic assets to boost company visibility and involve the best students and alumni. IM Corporate Lab enables the industry to find resonance with a Global Community of more than 30,000 fashion, design & art alumni around the world and leverage a database of more than 23K profiles for communication activities, product testing and market surveys.
ACCOMMODATION AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI
Due to the location of the schools, Istituto Marangoni does not offer on-campus accommodation but works with companies that offer this service, from renting a room to a complete apartment, depending on the tastes and budgets of each student.
THE SCHOOL IDENTITY
At Istituto Marangoni, students from around the world meet and engage with one another in a continuous exchange of stimuli, ideas, projects and visions. Their tutors, leading professionals specialized in the 'learning by doing' approach, explore with them innovative connections between Italian culture and local identity, business and traditions. Veritable gateways from one culture to another, these schools maintain an international vision in a bid to promote the successful migration of ideas and transfer of knowledge and abilities.
Despite the strict admission process, year after year the student community has had an important growth in numbers: confirmed over the last eight years, this positive trend has allowed the school to keep achieving ever more ambitious goals in terms of its population. Numbering around 2,800 in 2011, and now with over 5,300 members, Istituto Marangoni student community is a large blend of talents and sensibilities that complement one another in a network of intense personal and cultural exchanges, making it one of Istituto Marangoni's most coveted assets.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES AND INTERNSHIPS
Istituto Marangoni offers students in the 3-year or BA programs the opportunity to do our cross school experience where they can spend a year at each of our locations, depending on the program, mainly for the fashion and design programs.
WHY STUDY AT ISTITUTO MARANGONI
Italian style, globally recognised as a symbol of luxury, beauty, quality, craftsmanship and excellence.
Prestigious schools featuring great attention to detail and innovative equipment, in the world’s leading luxury capitals. Students can enjoy a unique study experience in multiple locations worldwide.
An international school: over 4,000 participants from more than 107 countries come together to share a unique experience of cultural exchange and dialogue with other young talents driven by the same passion for fashion and luxury.
Specialised tutors and renowned professionals with extensive industry knowledge and experience, willing to transfer their skills in an engaging and direct way and transform today's talents into tomorrow's creatives and entrepreneurs.
REPORTS OF SUCCESS
The former students of Istituto Marangoni form a vast community across the globe, numbering over 45,000 members. They include Domenico Dolce (Dolce&Gabbana), Franco Moschino, Alessandra Facchinetti, Umit Benan, Ji Cheng (La Vie), Francesco Russo, Maurizio Pecoraro, Andrea Pompilio, Paula Cademartori, Lucio Vanotti, Daizy Shely, Alessandro Sartori (Ermenegildo Zegna), Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel), Rodolfo Paglialunga, Albino D'Amato, Chi Zhang, and many others. According to a survey*, an overwhelming majority of the school’s alumni works in the fashion and design industries - following a pathway that started with their studies at Istituto Marangoni and has led some of them to become renowned worldwide. Their talent and professionalism make them essential figures for the life of the school, in which they are constantly involved as an inexhaustible source of work contacts and inspirational cultural exchanges