Istituto Marangoni

Via Cerva, 24, 20122 Milano, Italia

About the University

The school was founded in Milan in 1935 by the tailor Giulio Marangoni, and became a Scuola Professionale Artistica or professional art school in 1942.At first the school trained mainly pattern makers and seamstresses; in the 1970s and 1980s it turned towards fashion design, product development and marketing.

A London campus was opened in a former textile factory at 30 Fashion Street, Shoreditch, in 2003. A Paris campus on avenue Raymond-Poincaré (fr) opened in October 2006. In 2013 the Paris School of Fashion moved to 48 rue de Miromesnil, 75008 Paris. A Shanghai campus opened its doors in 2012.

In 2010 there were about 2200 students of 70 nationalities in three campuses.

In 2011 Career Education Corporation sold the Istituto Marangoni to Providence Equity Partners for a price estimated between 17 and 20 million dollars


Is it possible to teach fashion? That was the question that Giulio Marangoni, famous for his clothes, which were already being worn by the Italian aristocracy, asked himself in 1935. To answer this question, he founded the Istituto Artistico dell’Abbigliamento Marangoni, or the Marangoni Artistic Clothing Institute in Milan. It was a school to train professionals and technicians specializing in the field of fashion.

Istituto Marangoni has never stopped believing in the value of training, constantly updating its programmes to ensure they are in line with Italian and international market needs. In the past few years, Istituto Marangoni has opened four new schools: London in 2003, Paris in 2006, Shanghai in 2013, and Milano Design in 2014. Istituto Marangoni now opened the new School of Fashion, Art & Design in Florence on September 2016 and recently in Shenzhen (2016), Mumbai (2017) and Miami (2018), the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.

The teaching spaces of Istituto Marangoni have tested the talents of four generations of professionals, hailing from 106 different countries and representing the heritage of our school. Today Istituto Marangoni continues to successfully ‘teach fashion’, as its founder wished. It also teaches design, which has many contact points and overlaps with the world of fashion: colour, materials and creativity.

With a wide range of course possibilities, preparatory, three-year undergraduate and master’s courses, Istituto Marangoni has always maintained the goal of training the professionals of tomorrow in key sectors, such as design, communication and managerial coordination.


University Information

School Type: Private

Established: 1935

Tuition Fee: $ $ $

No. of students: 2000-5000

Acceptance Rate: 90+%

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio: 20:1

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree

Popular Courses

Fashion Image and Brand Management Intensive
Interior Design
Visual and Multimedia Design
Multimedia Art

Location Details

Via Cerva, 24, 20122 Milano, Italia

Country: Italy

Location: City centre

Town/City: Milan

Nearest Airport: Milan-Linate Airport

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