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One-Year Course in Patternmaking

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Becoming a Patternmaker
A creative spirit and technical skills, great accuracy and meticulousness. But also organisational qualities and the ability to know how to interpret things: this is the profile of a patternmaker, whose professional relevance within the fashion system is key to the system itself. Why is the professional role of patternmaker unique and highly specialised? Because it has a strategic part to play in making real the clothes devised by the stylist during the creation of a paper pattern. Without the patternmaker, there would be no ready-to-wear fashion (without the patternmaker, the term prêt-à-porter would have never existed).
How to develop a paper pattern supporting the interpretive line of the stylist, to direct the creation of a prototype, to guarantee the reproducibility of an item of clothing within a collection? This is what you will learn on our one-year course in patternmaking.

Aims of the course
The one-year post-graduate course aims to teach students to understand the process, which leads from the concept of an item of clothing by the stylist to its creation and reproducibility within a collection, encouraging the learning of technical skills and the ability to know how to interpret and create at the same time.
The one-year course, which lasts 560 hours, is aimed at training young fashion professionals to confront and create every type of pattern, from sartorial to industrial, developing cuts and expanding the various bases with the right fit.
By the end of the course, the student will be ready to go into a Made in Italy or international fashion company, but also to continue his or her specialised course of study in the field of fashion.

Our ideal candidate
The course is open to all students with A levels or equivalent qualifications, who want to learn patternmaking and assimilate the ability to interpret correctly the evolution of the line, proportions and volumes using the famous Marangoni method.

Contents of the course
The 1-year programme provides a complete and specific foundation for building a professional role capable of joining a fashion company at various production levels, creating any type of pattern, expanding the various bases with the right fit, developing cuts, working closely with the latest production systems.

Curriculum topics:

  • Patternmaking and Model Techniques 1 and 2
  • Principles of  fashiodrawing
  • Colors for the sketches
  • Technical drawing and notions of geometry
  • Technology and textile products (fabrics and materials)
  • Sewing
  • History of Fashion
  • Computer tools for patternmaking (two- and three-dimensional graphic representation, CAD software ...)

The educational course is principally based on technical/practical learning in lessons held in the classroom and in the workshop.
Guided visits to fashion industry shows and fashion events supplement lessons in the classroom.

Information and dates
Start date of the course: October  2022 - July 2023
Attendance: From Tuesday to Friday - Timetable: from 9.30 am to 6 pm
Location of course secretariat, information and enrolment: Via S. Marta 18, 20123 Milan

One-year course in Italian
Annual fee (enrolment + tuition fees)
Enrolment fee: € 1.200
Tuition fees: € 5.800 to be paid by October 8th 2021

Tutors: Professor Giovanni Marangoni and his team

The number of places on the course is limited.
• “A” Level or equivalent or vocational qualifications
• students must be over 18 years of age
• Orientation interview

Final exam and certificate
The exam will be held in front of a panel composed of resident and external tutors.
MKS Milano Fashion School is ISO 9001/2008-certified for the Quality Training System, Sector EA 37, and awards recognised certificates at an international level.

The course is accredited by the Lombardy region. At the end of the course, after one or more final tests, the certificate is awarded (Proficiency Certificate) in accordance with the Italian Law 19/2007. The Proficiency Certificate awarded with the logo of the Lombardy Region is valid in accordance with the law in all national regions and across the EQF (European Qualification Framework) system throughout the European Union. Outside the EU, the certificate is recognised on the basis of agreements between the EU/Italy and individual states or international organisations.

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