The London Milan 2012 Dual City Summer Sessions welcome students and new designers for tuition and experimentation across three world-renowned institutions. Now in its seventh successful year, this unique collaboration between Central Saint Martins in London and Domus Academy and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan enables students to study in two of Europe’s most inspiring cities taking complementary courses in the fields of Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Fashion Marketing and Retail Design and Communication.
Last year, nearly 200 students from 40 different countries joined these career boosting short courses and came away with fresh ideas, new creative energies and a network of future business contacts.
Fashion Courses for Beginners and Portfolio Builders
Sessions 1 and 2 below are hands-on, practical courses suitable for beginners and portfolio builders, perfect for anyone planning on applying for further studies or trying something new. Each subject area requires studying in London (CSM) and Milan (NABA). (9 course days, 45 hours in each city).
All courses are taught in English and suitable for all ages (18+) and abilities with no prerequisites.
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London
For more than 150 years, Central Saint Martins has pioneered radical innovations in art and design
teaching and learning. Its influence feeds into the arts education system, culture, industry and mainstream society. This is felt across the world, contributing to the high international value placed on British culture and creativity.
Generations of internationally renowned artists, designers and performers began their creative journeys at CSM. Their work has defined and transformed our times.
In October 2011, Central Saint Martins' unveiled it’s new 39,000 square-metre campus, the centre piece of a major redevelopment behind King's Cross railway station in central London. Occupying a landmark Grade II listed Granary building featuring breathtaking design, combining the urban scale of historic industrial architecture with a fluid, modern space with world class facilities where Central Saint Martins will carry forward the best of its history into a new era of the highest quality in arts education.
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA)
NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, was the first and is the largest and most innovative private academy recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). NABA undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in visual arts, communication and design are legally recognised in Europe and all over the world.
NABA was founded in 1980 by a group of renowned artists with a mission to foster contemporary visions and practices within high art education, cultivating the creativity of their students, and helping them turn their artistic passion into a fulfilling, productive profession. NABA’s training methodology thoroughly integrates classroom study with experiential workshops, their professors are highly skilled educators who are also practicing art and design professionals. The multidisciplinary approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies, and synthesises individual study with group project work. Projects are developed in collaboration with Italian and foreign companies and institutions, to give students hands-on workplace opportunities and to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem-solving, and practical artistic and design skills. Among the 2000 students, 24% come from 55 different foreign countries, underlining the NABA community’s broad diversity of cultures and ideas.
Domus Academy, Milan
Domus Academy established itself in the 1980’s as the world’s first postgraduate school of design: a place of advanced training and a research laboratory on processes of industrial creativity, scenarios of aesthetics and consumption, space-time relations and utility and private service. Domus Academy constantly looks at radical changes linked to new technologies.
Domus Academy attracts students from all over the world: in 2010 there were 240 from 44 different countries. All the activity of Domus Academy is designed as a laboratory for research and exploration of future scenarios. The presence of multidisciplinary teams, students from all over the world and the vocation to research, typical of Italian design, characterise the dynamic work and study environment of the school. In 1994, Domus Academy won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) award. In 2009 Business Week magazine selected Domus Academy among the 30 best schools of design in the world.
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The Dual City Summer Sessions are a range of practical fashion, design and art courses that commence at Central Saint Martins in London and end in either; Milan, Barcelona or Paris.
Our partners in these programmes are all colleges with outstanding reputations based in cities famous for their culture and creativity. These unique courses are the perfect opportunity for you to develop your skills whilst exploring all that Europe has to offer.