Italian and fashion

Who are they aimed at?

The Italian and fashion channel caters to anyone wishing combine Italian language lessons with a fashion course

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Torre di Babele offers the opportunity to combine Italian language classes and fashion courses – from planning to the production of shoes and bags – in partnership with the Accademia di Costume e Moda (Academy of Costume and Design).

Fashion courses vary in length, from summer sessions to intensive courses and masters. There is plenty to choose from, including courses on shoe and handbag-making. Students will gain technical insight and style tips to design entire collections. Participation in the courses requires prior knowledge of the Italian language – enough to follow the lessons and directions given by the instructors. Students will therefore be required to attend an intensive course in order to successfully join this program. Italian lessons with take place in the creative atmosphere of the Torre di Babele school. Classes are formed of up to 12 students from around the world and our method is based on communication.

Enrolment fee: 80€

Textbook not included

To plan your course or for further information, contact us

“How to design and produce Italian shoes” program
Accademia di Costume e Moda
Via della Rondinella, 2 - 00186 Roma
Tel: +39 06 686 41 32
info@accademiacostumeemoda.it www.accademiacostumeemoda.it

How to design and produce Italian shoes.

Course duration: 3 weeks

Lessons : 40 Italian language lessons + 40 lessons on footwear design and production

Lessons : 40 Italian language lessons + 40 lessons on footwear design and production

The course includes hands-on laboratory sessions for development of the student’s own designs and paper patterns, leading to creation of an original prototype.

Schedule

Italian language course: two weeks, Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 12:30

Footwear course: one week, Monday to Friday, 9:00-18:00

Curriculum

  • · Analysis of footwear typologies, components and forms of construction
  • Design and study of the shape and measurement systems
  • Technical design from base shape; preparation of paper patterns
  • Measurement methods and development
  • Materials for shoe production
  • Cutting, preparation, seaming and assembly techniques for preparation of prototypes
  • Workshop: making a shoe prototype

Prerequisites

Participation in the courses requires prior knowledge of the Italian language – enough to follow the lessons and directions given by the instructors. Students will therefore be required to attend an intensive course in order to successfully join this program

There is no minimum requirement for the dootwear design course. It is intended to provide the necessary tools to people with no experience in the field. Of course, we also welcome students of fashion and industrial design from the Accademia delle Belle Arti, passionate in this sector.

The academy will provide the necessary lab instruments.

At the end of the couse, students will receive a certificate of attendance.

LANGUAGE

Italian and English

Italian language course

The Italian language component is offered within Torre di Babele’s standard Italian language courses. Courses are designed for all student levels, from beginner to advanced, based on a core structure of 4 daily lessons. Classes consist of a maximum of 12 students from varied background and nations. Particular emphasis is given to conversation skills, allowing students to express themselves and interact in Italian from the very first day.

Accommodation

An accommodation service is available to students of Italian and footwear for the duration of the course. Students can rent a single or double rooms in the homes of local residents (i.e. singles, couples, and some family accommodation). Bathroom and kitchen are shared. All apartments are centrally located within easy access to public transportation. The school can provide a list of recommended hotels to anyone wishing to avail themselves of this option.

Cultural program

Throughout the course, all students are encouraged to participate in a rich and varied cultural program coordinated by Torre di Babele and designed to complement the curriculum. The program is free of charge other than costs for transportation, entrance to performances, museums and architectural sites, and food and beverages.

Further information


Useful information

Start of the courses

To be agreed

Length

Can vary

Lessons

Can vary

Number of students

Can vary