Leather bags Artigiano Level


This is a semester long program that includes the apprentice level and is designed for students who want to attend a full path that will enable them to turn their skills into a profession. Students will be able to create their own bags and accessories collection. After having successfully completed the Apprentice level, students are welcome to continue to the Artigiano level where they will improve and practice the skills acquired in the first module.

The “Artigiano” level enhances the knowledge acquired in the first trimester. It consists of three months of intensive study and work. The “Artigiano” program is only open to students who have completed the previous level of study with the Scuola del Cuoio or to applicants in the field who have a solid foundation and experience. Instructors are all professionals in the field who will impart both their theoretical and practical abilities as well as their real world experience as bagsmakers.

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Total price of the course is €10,800. This semester course includes the apprentice level (rather than being a consecutive, separate course). Fees include: all class work, lessons, use of laboratories, basic materials, taxes and insurance. An early bird discount of 10% is available, ask our admission staff to know more about it. Italian students have a 20% discount with no deadlines.

Not included: accommodation and meals, airfare, airport transfer and meals, particular equipment or materials requested for the personal project.

A pre-enrollment is necessary with a deposit of 3500€ at the moment of the signing up. The deposit will be refunded if the application is not accepted or Visa is not granted. After enrollment is accepted, the deposit will not be re-funded in case the student decides not to attend.

Dates: Next Intake starts on August 22nd, 2022.

Structure and Method
This advanced module will provide the apprentice student with the skills to develop a profession in the field of leather making. This is a full program for young artisans who want specialize in the leather field (20 weeks / 700 hours - divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop). During this module students will gain the ability to manufacture complex bags and create their own collections. Students are also encouraged to develop the essential elements of their own brand and design uniformity. Throughout the module students will gain the ability to assemble and create complex bags like: closed inside out bags, classic constructions with irregular shape, bowling bags and classic bags with hanging lining. At the end of the course students will be able to develop their own project in our laboratories for further 3 weeks under the guidance of our Maestros.
During the artigiano module students will also attend some theoretical modules such as:
History of fashion
This module traces the history of Italian and western fashion from the mid-18th century to the present day. Delivered through lectures, screenings and visits, the course introduces students to understanding fashion as a social and cultural phenomenon through the examination, exploration and consideration of creativity, context and archiving.
Photography Lab
This module will provide the basic skills for taking still-life photographs accessories and allow students to gain skills necessary to create images for press and digital media.
Design and branding elements
Students will learn basic concepts of design-centered approach related to leather products. Elements of Branding will provide students with an overall view of the potential of their product and brand.
Students will work in a professional workshop (free workshop) practicing and perfecting the use of tools and techniques learned during the modules. The final project is the production of a collection of bags. Students that will complete both modules will be ready to become independent handbag makers.
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