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Bag semester intensive course

The recently launched Bag semester program aims at training a well-rounded professional figure able to enter the leather goods sector with strong competences

Learning experience

The extensive and intensive program responds to the training needs of those who want to maximize their education in the bag domain in a short time by acquiring technical, design and practical skills that will support opening their own workshop, working for a specific brand or become an expert of this fashion’s leading sector.

Students will enter the bag world starting from the technical aspect: 10 different bag constructions will be taught and 4/5 styles of these will be prototyped by students in the school Lab.

Visits to factories, show rooms and specialized trade fairs exhibitions will be organized to give a complete view of the accessory sector.

With a strong understanding of the production process, students will approach design starting from hand sketching and will also learn 2D rendering. The course will simulate a collection development process so students will develop a mood board, complete sketches together with materials and colors, a merchandising plan to finalize the class by presenting their collection.

The collection developed may be the starting point to launch the individual’s brand or a development of the portfolio.

To complete the training and really deep dive into the accessory world, students will be followed through the production of 3 bags whose style will not be developed during the initial Pattern Making and Prototyping class.

In this way, within the 17-week semester program students will develop 7/8 prototypes of different constructions and styles. During each phase of the prototyping process, while they will cut, skive, glue, stitch, they will learn from Italian professional bag pattern makers/prototypers and stitchers.

Course details

Run dates

Intakes Duration Location Language
March 23rd, 2020 - July 24th, 2020 17 weeks, 630 hours Arsutoria School, Milan, Italy English, Italian
August 25th, 2020 - December 22nd, 2020 17 weeks, 630 hours Arsutoria School, Milan, Italy English, Italian


Tuition fees€ 12.200
Optional accommodation in our campus starting from€ 5.600

Full course agenda

ModuleMain topics
Pattern making and prototyping basicsMaster the basic rules for correct and functional pattern design, experimenting on the most common constructions.
Branding and marketingA 1-week full immersion in branding a bag line to learn from merchandisers and sourcer to launch a successful brand
Collection design and merchandisingA three-week module where expert merchandisers, sourcer and designers will guide you to a successful collection launch
Bag making in our bag sample roomMake three different models of bag to call your own, with expert Italian technicians

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