MINI-Master in Luxury&Fashion Design & Management

The 12-WEEK Mini-Master program in Luxury Fashion Design & Management will give participants under the supervision of our team of dedicated experts of branding strategies, visual storytelling and viral marketing the opportunity to conduct an experimental application of all the latest key trends of sustainable design to a wide range of fashion areas that cover visual communication, accessories and interior design. 

This program is ideal for entrepreneurs, stylists, visual experts and brand strategists that want to gain an in-depth understanding of the critical success factors of the Italian Luxury&Fashion.

Participants can select the full program  either choose each module a selection of three modules, thus completing a Specialization Program:


MODULE 1 from October 2 to 27 - 2017

Understand the roots of Italian Fashion Design.






MODULE 2 from October 30 to November 24 - 2017



2. Entrepreneurship and SME Management II



MODULE 3  from November 26 to December 9 - 2017

Learn de visu from Italian entrepreneurs, how they think design, innovate; draw inspiration to add a touch of distinction to your brand; learn how to brand yourself, tell your story and make it viral





In Euclidean space two parallel lines on the same plane cannot intersect, or cannot meet each other forever. But “Rome is forever”: here luxury and sustainability converge in the space of the bottega, where you are compelled to cope with the inimitable beauty of the past and the scarcity of resources of our century.

With our programs you will learn how to work on a fashion design project, by applying all the latest trends that nail what customers want now: 

  1. LESS IS MORE. New luxury&fashion products need to be intuitive, with frills kept to a minimum
  2. IDENTITY. Consumers want luxury&fashion brands to have a point of view and feel they offer tailor-made products, experiences and scalable platforms that empower future users not just to consume goods, but to find solutions to their problems
  3. FOCUS ON SERVICE. People want max aestethics coupled with functionality and perceive that design is not just to make them buy, but to actually improve their overall experience
  4. WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN. Many luxury&fashion brands are recuperating their heritage and classic designs using faded labels, script lettering, shapes and materials that give off “vintage vibes” 
  5. DESIGN FROM WITHIN. People are growingly aware that by buying what you offer, they are endorsing and participating of the success of your brand, so want to know everything about it, sources, materials, values, mission and vision of the founders, management practices, focus on the environment, etc. 

Participants will: 

  • IDEATE, PROTOTYPE AND TEST A PRODUCT-BRAND with the team of dedicated designers
  • Work on projects which integrate students from different disciplines 
  • Recognize and define the intersections and limits of different design-based disciplines 
  • Experience thinking, discussing and designing in different scales on requirements related to function, esthetics, and context 
  • Experience group work 
  • Produce working drawings of artifacts and work with new, unusual or innovative materials
  • Learn how to design their own brand
  • Study Italian language and explore Italian culture



5000 €: accommodation included + 300 € deposit that will be refunded at the moment of check out

*If you don't need accommodation you will pay 1500 euro less.


2500 €: accommodation included + 300 € deposit that will be refunded at the moment of check out

*If you don't need accommodation you will pay 500 euro less.


Internship Fee 

300 € 


Application Fee

300 €


Certificate of Attendance

At the end of each program enrolled students, who have attended at least 80% of the classes and successfully complete all required exams and projects, will receive a Certificate of attendance. An examination board composed of academicians and entrepreneurs will assess the final project presentation and award the student’s final certificate of attendance.


Entry Requirements

Deadline: Applicants, especially non european, are strongly suggested to complete the enrollment process at least 35 days before the beginning of the selected course. 


Admission Procedure

Following documents are required: 

1 Enrollment form (available online within the applicant’s personal area)  

2 Passport or ID for EU students

3 Motivation letter

4 CV

5 A copy of the applicant’s degree diploma

6 University transcript

7 Portfolio


Candidate Selection

The selection is based on the assessment of CV, motivation letter and portfolio. Great attention is paid to the ability to work independently, manage a project conceptualization and actively participate in a highly innovative training experience. Enrollments are limited.

Once admitted, candidates will receive an admission and invitation letter. Every year BAU International Academy of Rome encourage students to apply for the partial grants available through BAU Foundation, when it is applicable, and promotes a number of total grants. For further information please visit the website and download the scholarship application form.


My idea of Fashion? Beauty is sustainable.


Resilience is a strong trait of the "persona" of Rome. The eternity of Rome relies on the continuous re-use and re-adaptation of the past to accommodate ephemeral needs. It has always been challenging for Rome to deal with the immense and sometimes intrusive patrimony inherited from the Roman age, to the point to get stuck in a conservative position of immobilism. 

But on the other hand, Rome is the Eternal City and has the attributes of being permanent and durable over the centuries. These traits come from the ability of the Romans to re-use, reconvert and accommodate the old materials, artifacts and buildings of the ancient city, built in-fact to stay forever, for the new needs required by the times. Function changes but the essence of Rome has been preserved by recycling and re-using rare materials and scarce resources. 

From the Cosmati craftsmen - renowned during the 12th and 13th century for their ability to combine glass mosaic with the re-used precious marble of Roman columns, statues and buildings of the pagan age - up to Ilaria Venturini Fendi you can see a fil rouge holding together past, present and future of the Roman craftsmanship and converging into features of durability, uniqueness, innovation, creativity and continuous research, that are all attributes marking what is considered luxury and what is meant to be sustainable. 

Fashions fade, style is eternal