Undergraduate Courses - Florence
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Those involved in marketing in the fashion industry
have a deep understanding of the system, processes, methods and materials. They knows how to read the industry and the market and uses their skills to become an important point of connection between the company and the target.
The Undergraduate course in Fashion Marketing
addresses the cultural issues, techniques and methodologies necessary to build an innovative strategic marketing and communication project, with particular attention to the digital world, social media and the challenges of ethics and sustainability. Much of the teaching deals with the theme of marketing intended both as a communication tool for the brand and the product, and as a study discipline applied to market logics.
Context – Communicate fashion means being able to plan and manage integrated communication strategies, set up advertising campaigns, coordinate the relationship with media and the other player of the sector, organize events and shows, take care of public relation but above all develop launch plans for products, designers and fashion brands.
Methodology and structure – The aim of the study path is to explain how to read fashion understanding all the elements through its cultural, historical and social signs, the extension of its meaning in the market in relation to analysis, positioning, distribution, identity, brand and consumer in addition to the typical methods and languages of communication for the web and new media, trends and style evolutions
.During the three years course, the teaching supports a qualitative and quantitative approach to marketing, intended as an instrument of narration and communication of the brand and product and as a discipline of study and measurement applied to market logic. Specific notions and tools such as market research and analysis, business plans, budgeting, relational and viral marketing, consumer psychology and brand analysis, help to understand fashion as a system of trends and needs, and to propose a product, consumer and the sector analysis.
The aim of the course is to develop the necessary skills and a contemporary approach to the challenges and complexities of the fashion system and its culture, responding to the needs of autonomy and critical attitude, innovation and quality, connected to the design of an organic and complete marketing plan.
Professional Perspectives – Brand and Communication Specialist, Merchandising Specialist, Product Manager, Fashion Buyer, Retail & Store Specialist, Digital Coordinator.
The design matrix takes the form of the four IED Schools: Design, Fashion , Visual Arts and IED Management.
Each IED location houses four completely independent schools: what unites them is the common denominator of design culture and shared inspiring principles.
IED teaching methods require that all the schools:
• forge strong bonds with the local production and operation systems in their regions;
• interface with their benchmark sectors;
• evolve depending on the growth standards of their underlying markets and professional situations.
For these reasons, rather than just keeping in step with their times, the IED training courses are often thriving trend anticipators. IED represents a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. The outcome is excellence. Evidence of this value is found in IED’s essential role in such leading events as Milan Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week.