Bag One-Year Diploma

360° training on leather goods

Designed to offer a rich, complete and integrated educational path in all aspects of the product, the one-year diploma offers a unique and prestigious professional training in the bag industry.

Starts in

January, April, September

Program length

38 weeks

Tuition fees

22.000€ - VAT Exempt


English and Italian


Onsite or Online

Our most in-depth program for bag professionals

Tradition and innovation, rules of know-how and design methodology: classic artisanal techniques, advanced digital tools, and design culture that opens the mind to the future. A path that ends with the development of a small bag collection that sums up each student’s individual ability to blend creativity with technical expertise.

If you want to become a complete and knowledgeable professional figure, who can take on any role dealing with the product in the bag industry, with a technical and design culture par excellence worldwide recognized, the one-year bag diploma is without a doubt the right choice for you.

Target students

The program is dedicated to those who:

  • Want to deep dive in the bag sector
  • Wish to learn how to create a brand of bags
  • Want to learn the best practices of the industry from lifelong experts and technicians
  • Value Italy as the place to learn how to develop bags and leathergoods

Professional opportunities

This intensive study program lays the groundwork to tackle the following professional careers:

The One-Year Bag Diploma includes three interconnected educational “missions”:

The 15-week bag technical course aims to provide you with the technical tools to design and prototype different types and constructions of bags.

First of all, the rules of pattern making, undisputed heritage of Arsutoria School, but also the practical skills to be able to sew the first prototype of a bag. A complete course, with a strong emphasis on sample room activities, enriched by the knowledge of CAD Comelz, one of the main softwares for the technical modeling of the sector, as well as the use of CLO software for the 3D design of the bags and Rhinoceros for the 3D modeling of the components (e.g. buckles, handles, ornaments, etc.).

The 15-week bag design course starts by teaching you the tools for hand draw and illustrate a bag, with a focus on the design of metal accessories

The course continues by learning Photoshop and Illustrator, CLO 3D for bag modeling and Rhinoceros for 3D design of metal accessories; it ends by acquiring the tools for designing a collection: how to find inspiration in trends, how to tell your ideas, how to find materials and shapes to express your creativity, turning it into a coherent and innovative project: the basis of the portfolio of your future projects.

The final 8-week project represents the synthesis of the two previous technical and design paths: a capsule collection of bags that you will conceive, design and prototype with the support and tutoring of the professionals of Arsutoria school.

A unique experience in the panorama of Italian and international fashion schools made possible by the technical skills and laboratory facilities of the most famous school for those who want to deal with product in the handbag sector.

Please notice that the final project is exclusively reserved for those students who attend the one-year diploma on-site.

Can't travel TO ITALY?

Attend this course remotely

Program length

24 weeks

Tuition Fees

16.000 € - VAT Exempt

Attendable online through pre- recorded lectures, live webinars and weekly reviews with a dedicated instructor. You will follow the same class schedule of the students taking the course in-class, and are expected to participate in live activities and the weekly reviews of your progress.

Online version does not include sample room activities and the final project.

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