Libera Università delle Arti, which has been offering specialist courses in the fields of fashion, design and communication and Marketing for over 10 years, is  now recognised as one of the most well-qualified institutes in Italy for delivering precious skills which originate in tradition and the International accolade 'Made in Italy'.

One of the fundamental characteristics of the L.UN.A. courses is the great relation with the real working world, through numerous workshop experiences on true projects/products in collaboration with the best Italian brands. Not only do students leave L.UN.A. with a diploma, they also hold a new CV made richer with precious professional experiences with which to face their future careers.


















from October , Genuary or March.
____________________________________ DURATION OF THE COURSES
1 year
___________________________________ TEACHING LOCATIONS
L.UN.A. Libera Università delle Arti - Bologna 
Bologna, Piazza S. Martino 4F

Centro ricerche LUNA
Via Busa 21 Imola (BO)
____________________________________ COSTS

Masters courses €15,550.00 for foreign students (inclusive of the language module)
Masters courses €13,650.00 for foreign students (excluding the language module)
____________________________________ ENROLMENT

Applications should be made as early as possible as limited places are given on a first come first served basis.
The application form may be sent by email or by post.
____________________________________ SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Project workshops at Centro Ricerche L.UN.A. - Imola
Placement activities and meetings with company representatives at Lagente - MilanAll didactic materials are supplied on-line by way of the L.UN.A.  intranet platform (Lunanet), which each student accesses with individual password. All software is supplied with licenses. All students must have a personal computer.The Masters Diploma will be conferred at the students’ final theses presentations to those who pass the test and have accumulated sufficient credit points. Students with an absence rate of over 20% from programmed courses will not be admitted to the final exam.
Periodically, L.UN.A. organises study trips to the main destinations of Italian fashion and design. 
Students will have reserved seats at International fashion shows in Milan, Florence and Paris or entry to tradeshows and conventions dedicated to design and marketing. 
Visits are also planned to Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan.
Following conferment of the Masters Diploma, our Milan and Bologna offices will arrange each former student’s file so candidates may be absorbed into productive enterprise, professional studios, and fashion houses across the world. More than 90% of our ex students find employment within a year of attaining their diploma.
Centro Ricerche Luna is available to ex students for combined development of projects for new products and/or new businesses and accompanies new professionals or entrepreneurs in starting up their production or commercial enterprise.
Module of Italian for fashion design (100 hours)
____________________________________ OPTIONAL
The Italian module (LS) includes lessons of morphology and syntax as well as themed topics, which explore specialist vocabulary concerning fashion, in order to acquire specific knowledge and skills for the following theoretical lessons. The lessons will take place at the language-multimedia lab and are alternated with workshops and group work.











The objective of this Masters in Design is to prepare professional figures, who are able to comprehend ongoing changes in industrial design; to re-interpret the role of the designer today and tomorrow.
The operative reflections on design today linked to an analysis of new individual and social behaviour and technological resources/barriers, is organised as Chronicles of the design process and orientated towards forming an active laboratory to identify what to design, why, who for and how.






Emotional and logical thinking cross a culture of the intangible and proceed to consider the timing and budget of each element in the project from the drawings themselves to defining palettes, fabrics or other materials, to the initial evaluation of costs, designs and final design choices.
The course includes disciplines that investigate methods and tools necessary for carrying out the profession with the constant demand of “being at the heart of your time”, encapsulating the values of being able to respond to fashion developments of new global mind-styles. Furthermore, computer presentation of all course papers, the creation of an interactive archive and design of a personal web site provide a complete set of tools necessary to a fashion designer.


Further to academic concepts and beyond traditional organisation, this provides an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, the enthusiasm behind a real project and prefigure and experiment the roles and skills of the designer of tomorrow: interface designers, artisanal designers, consulting designers, lighting designer.
Teaching is organised into lectures which are integrated with active laboratories full immersion workshops for design that is based on set themes in collaboration with companies, and a final workshop where each student will choose an individual application for the conclusive design (final thesis).
Themes for project laboratories cover all possible professional roles for designers today and, therefore, as design/professional methods they will be useful to complete individual project work in active laboratories.



The study programme for fashion designers focuses on developing professional skills which will optimise all phases of the design process. Course work covers all aspects of fashion: couture, designers, diffusion, the bridges between varieties of classics, modern, avant-garde and each section includes novelty, commercial and basic attitudes connected to new behaviour, related themes and new mind-styles.The final portfolio will document each student’s fashion identity and concerns the design developments that have been made: mission choices, concepts, key words, evocative patchwork of cultural choices concerning materials, colours, emotions and “borrowing” language from artistic expression and media communication which represent the present time.

In order to generate value, this type of management must make sure that all areas operate harmoniously and with a common objective; its skill base is continually activated along the entire process, along the whole chain: from internal communication to external communication in constant connection with the mission of the brand and with respect to the vision it transmits to clients. Another of its features is communication and control between internal professional profiles. Techniques and tools work in parallel to identify the consumer, define the product, elaborate diffusion and sales strategies, establish briefs for  market research specialists, agencies for brand advertising, sales points for services to the product and these demand knowledge of all internal and external components of the business process.

The creation of new managers who are able to understand the market, predict changes, identify a product’s resources, with the know-how to interpret the culture and language required to transmit and manage integrated communication is the quest of this course. Indeed, the most advanced managerial skills are found inside businesses of high added value within the Italian fashion system and design sectors. Today, therefore, it is necessary to train for Strategic and Creative Marketing and relative managerial tools and techniques. Developing company organisation charts, understanding roles and skills; evaluating budget plans starting from internal resources of a company within a business plan are some of the operational abilities that are in continuous progress keeping abreast of the changing market demands. 

L.UN.A., Libera Università delle Arti, Piazza San Martino 4F - 40126 Bologna +39 051 0393690 +39 0510393691 mail