Fashion Communication and Marketing - Fall Intake
One Year Courses - Florence
Fashion is closely linked to communication and marketing as they allow brands to communicate their products, identity and strategy. For this reason, it is very important to be able to design advertising campaigns as well as to identify and organize promotional activities, through the most appropriate communication channels, in order to convey the characteristics of a brand and advertise its products.
The Fashion Marketing and Communication Academic Year allows you to analyse the relationship between brand, products and audiance and the role that marketing and communication plays within the fashion industry. You will explore how brands communicate their key messages across promotional platforms such as branding, advertising, print, digital and social media, visual merchandising, retail environments, events and experimental marketing.
You will learn the communication strategy and how to develop a written, visual, and digital narrative and to launch, promote and support the brands that you connect with.
The course takes an in-depth look at positioning and target-audience theories and analyse specific case studies of some of the marketing and communication strategies adopted by the most renowned brands.
Lessons run from Monday to Friday, full-time.
: Students attending their second year of university studies in Communication, Marketing or Fashion Styling, and for professionals working in one of these fields, seeking to achive career development and additional skills and knowledge in a specific field.
Methodoogy and Structure
: The education path is based on the acquirement of the cultural, methodological, technical and technological knowledge and skills in the chosen field. The course alternates theoretical lessons with workshops and meetings with representatives of leading companies in the sector.
The Academic Year is made up by the Fall Semester in Fashion Marketing and one of the two Spring Semesters: Fashion Communication or Fashion Styling.
The aim of the course is to teach you to develop an analytical and critical thinking, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the use of effective communication and the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
Through the Fall Semester you depeen the marketing strategies that brands often employ, and comprehend how these can be measured in terms of productivity, through product positioning,
perceptual maps and consumer portraits.
Based on your choice, during the Spring Semester you will concentrate on a new product launch, re-launch, and brand re-positioning, or you will acquire preparation in the planning and communication of events for fashion, starting from the study of significant case histories, as well as learn the most effective methods to manage a project, a customer or an event with digital tools to increase the integrated strategies of communication.
The nexus between knowledge and knowhow is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.
Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.