Accademia Costume & Moda

Roma, Italy
Culture, Design and Craftmanship linked to a laboratorial approach are the key points of the School’s educational mission; the objective is to help the students start their careers, supporting them in the process of recognising and consolidating their creative identity.



Founded in 1964, it has been operating in the fields of culture, design, research and craftmanship linked to Fashion and Costume with the only objective to support students in starting their own careers.


The Accademia Costume & Moda releases Academic titles equal to Undergraduate Programs (180 credits) and Master’s Degrees Programs (60 credits), and attendance certificates for its Post Graduate, Intensive and Summer School Programs.

Culture and Experimentation merged with Design and Craftmanship, are our drive in offering to the Fashion System and to the Entertainment Industry, young designers able to respond to their needs.


The Careers and Placement department of the Accademia works closely with the Industry to create internship and job opportunities for its students. There is a high placement ratio, given the strong track record that the School has and which is driven on a yearly basis by the merits of our alumni.


Student services

Eduservices has been created to offer services and support to study abroad students, looking to save time and resources.Services:

  • Permit to Stay
  • Declaration of Presence
  • Health Insurance
  • Bank Account
  • Fiscal Code

Housing services

All of the housing solutions may be consulted on the university website or on campus on the pertinent showcases.

The students just need to get in touch with the Information, Orientation and Marketing Office, and will then be transferred to a referent of our ACM Housing department. The account will support the student following her/him individual needs, accompanying her/him to visit the offer’s solutions; a complete service, from the offer up to the signature of the contract.

Library services

The Accademia Costume & Moda contains a historic library – and magazine / newspaper – archive (BEA), which is open to the public and attended by scholars of costume, fashion, textile and jewellery alike. The BEA consists of more than 4,500 monographs and about 5,000 magazine issues.

Student Life

Campus life

Studying in Rome is a very special opportunity: history, culture and beauty are the base for long lasting careers. The majority of our alumni work in fashion capitals as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Florence, always talking about Rome as the best starting point of their careers.

The Accademia Costume & Moda is right in the heart of the city, in Via della Rondinella, just in front of Castel S. Angelo, a few steps away from famous Via dei Coronari and Piazza Navona. The 2.000 square metres Paalce was designed in 1925 by Architect Vincenzo Fasolo and is characterised by large windows, labs and terraces overlooking the Tiber river, San Peter’s Cathedral and the city Centre.

Student clubs

One of the strongest national and international alumni networks in the Education Industry for fashion and costume design: Academy Award winners, Creative Directors, Head Designers, Senior Designers, Celebrity Stylists, Illustrators, entrepreneurs and couturiers are part of the Accademia’s network.


The Accademia Costume & Moda offers courses legally recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universitied and Research under the body that rules Artistic Higher Education.