The School of Fashion and Accessory Studies at FUA-AUF:
The School of Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology (FAST) is structured in departments covering the fields of design, retail, merchandising, and culture related to the fashion industry. Each offers courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels and cover a wide range of topics in the school's specific fields.
Please visit the FAST website for more information on academic programs and news related to the School.
Cultural and technical support from local green-mapped small businesses, which support our international students by sharing their expertise and cultural lore.
An international teaching staff whose backgrounds include professional and academic experiences in the fashion industry and currently practicing artisans.
Cutting edge and equipped lab facilities in the completely renovated space at Palazzo della Giostra where students will create hands on assignments, as well as a Renaissance Ballroom for fashion shows and projects at Palazzo Bombicci Pontelli Guicciardini Strozzi.
A challenging and varied academic curriculum composed of lectures, workshops, and laboratories.
Structured programs for students who aim towards professional development and future careers in the industry.
Opportunities for exposure and integration in the local community through fashion projects, shows, and events.
Please note: An asset of the program is the opportunity to showcase student work at the FLY CEMI, the non-profit retail store of FAST, alongside professional emerging designers based in Italy. All works produced by students will be featured with garment specifications, photographed, and published for promotion on school websites. Garments will undergo a selection process for in-store and classroom placement. Furthermore, FAST experiential learning and internship students will then utilize these items to create window displays and other special installations throughout the season. For this reason, it is not possible for students to take garments, accessories, and the like home upon course completion. In the event that a garment is sold, all profits will go toward scholarship funds for future FAST students.
|Students present their design projects at FAST's end of the semester fashion show at a historic Florentine palace.||Dedicated labs offer spaces equipped to fully immerse students in the artisanal, handcrafted world of Florentine fashion.||The importance of quality materials and practiced precision are a priority for any starting point for fashion students.||Students witness their designs evolve into living forms through craft and construction in laboratory courses.|