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Bag Semester Diploma

This extensive and intensive program responds to the training needs of those who want to maximize their education in the bag domain 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.

How our courses change with COVID-19

Since February 2020 with the spread of COVID-19 the school had to suspend all training courses. Italian Ministery of Education and our Regional government have communicated that we will be able to start courses again from June 2020. Nevertheless we need to assure the safety of our students and put actions in place to prevent the spread of the virus again.

The major constrain that we need to face is the distancing. We won’t be able to use the facilities of the school as before because we need to assure a minimum distance of 1 mt. between students. For this reason we have decided to change the way we organise our classes.

The three pillars of our training will remain the same but we will change the way we organise each of them

Lessons from the teachers

Our teachers have been working hard to prepare video lessons to cover all course topics. You will be able to access these contents at your own pace from home.

Individual work

Learning by doing has always been the center of our training. We will send you all the materials you need to work. Teachers will assign homework to assess your understanding of each topic

Review with the instructor

Teachers will dedicate 100% of their time to review your individual work and to give you feedbacks and suggestions on how to make better. This is a key moment of the course

Target Students

The program is dedicated to those who:

  • Want to deep dive in the leather goods sector and especially focus on bags
  • 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 fashion bags

Modules Covered


Master the basic rules for correct and functional pattern design, experimenting on ten constructions: 4/5 styles of these will be prototyped by students in the sample room.


A full immersion in marketing and branding activities to launch a competitive bag brand on the market.


This course will simulate a collection development process so students will develop a moodboard, complete sketches together with materials and colors, 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 (patterns not developed during the initial Pattern Making and Prototyping class).

On-field experience

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

Professional profiles

The bag semester diploma aims at training a well-rounded professional figure able to enter the leather goods sector with strong techincal and design competences.
Our alumni will work as:

  • Pattern makers
  • Sample makers
  • Designers
  • Product developers
  • Entrepreneurs

Course details

Run dates

Intakes Duration Location Language
July 28th, 2020 - December 22nd, 2020 27 days online + a blended system of online and presential classes for 13 weeks 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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