Key Information

  • IFA Paris is a certified FEDE Institution
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Language: English
  • Campuses: Paris, Online
  • Next intakes: Oct. 2022
  • Application fee: €150
  • Tuition fee:
    Paris €12,800
    Online €9,500
  • Resource fee: €400

Introduction

Program Structure

15 Months – 5 Terms – 120 Credits

The MBA Fashion Technology course is broken down into three main module groupings:

Creation (40 Credits):

An agile design strategy that allows the creator to continuously test and iterate is a major differentiating factor between tech development methodologies and the traditional fashion cycles. The Creation module grouping is designed to take students through a rigorous design thinking process that allows them to spot opportunities for tech developments at a much faster pace without hindering creativity, idea generation or overall vision.

Modules include:
Computer Science for Fashion (40 hours)
Cutting Edge Digital Design (90 hours)
Personal Final Project (120 hours)
Principles of Fashion Tech Innovation (18 hours)
Product Discovery (18 hours)

Prototyping & Production (25 Credits):

With on-demand making and digital services now readily available, it is now easier than ever for the individual to prototype their ideas. This module grouping explores how to effectively prototype a physical product or digital solution according to a viable product roadmap. Students are encouraged to generate ideas using the minimum viable product process, and aggregate feedback from real-world users in order to continuously improve and validate their ideas.

Modules Include:
Fabric & Material Innovation
Human Engineering & Interaction (40 hours)
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) (30 hours)
Product Management & Roadmaps (30 hours)
Rapid Prototyping (30 hours)
The 4th Industrial Revolution (22 hours)

Commercialization (25 Credits):

The coveted startup unicorn, a status that most technology companies strive to aim for, but how does a company reach this goal? The commercialization modules allow students to dissect and examine the right ingredients to create a successful and commercially viable product. Through a series of workshops and lectures, these modules aim to open up awareness on how today’s startups have utilized technology to establish, scale and grow their businesses. Students will be given foundational skills in data science and deep tech so that they can gain an understanding of how it can be harnessed to unlock commercial potential, which can then be applied to their own ideas.

Personal Final Project (25 Credits)

Modules Include:
AI: Predictive Fashion and Personalization (24 hours)
Deep Tech: Neural Networks and Machine Learning (24 hours)
Data-Driven Story Telling (18 hours)
Fashion Data Science: Identify, Aggregate, Analyze (30 hours)
Future Retail Ecosystems (24 hours)
Neuro-Design: Consumer Insights (18 hours)
Technology Entrepreneurship (24 hours)
Personal Project (10 credits)

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Briefings, tutorials and feedback
Lectures and seminars
Group projects and skills collaboration
Workshop inductions and experimental labs
Presentations and external guest visits

Assessment Methods:

Reports and dissertation
Prototyping
Presentations, peer evaluation and feedback
Blogs
Tutorials

Admission Requirements

Fee Structure

Paris:
Full tuition fee: €12,800
Resource fee: €400

Online:
Full tuition fee: €9,500
Resource fee: €400

Payment Terms:
Full payment must be made before the program start.
Early bird discount (10%) for tuition fee payments, processed at least 7 months in advance of the program start date.

What is included in the Tuition Fee:

  • Microsoft Office Pack
  • Access to IFA’s Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Course Material
  • Lectures
  • Access to all guest lectures
  • Access to all campus talks

What is included in the Resource Fee:

  • Access to IFA Paris E-Library
  • Remote Access to WGSN
  • Access to DC Suite
  • Remote Access to Foundry Equipment:
    • TG3D Body Scanner
    • 3D Printers from Makerbot
    • Alvanon Digital Dress Forms
    • Bodi.Me Platform
  • Priority Physical Access to Foundry, with utilisation of the following additional equipment:
    • Oculus Quest
    • LECTRA
    • IBM AI Demonstrator

What is not included in the fees:

  • Expenses related to module specific materials (ex: purchase of fabrics, future boards…etc)
  • Printing and photocopying costs
  • Mailing costs for sending the third year project hard-copy to the regional centre students depend upon
  • Any air fares and accommodation costs

Material Requirements (Online)

  • A recent computer with a recent operating system
  • DC Suite
  • A good internet connection
  • An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers)
  • Microphone & Headphones (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
  • Webcam

Foundry

The Fashion Tech Innovation Lab at IFA Paris is a groundbreaking new space launching September 2019 as part of the academy’s commitment to pioneering the fashion tech sector. Based on site at IFA Paris, the 5000sq ft space is specifically designed to host and support students, researchers, entrepreneurs and startups researching and developing bleeding edge technologies aimed at disrupting the fashion system.

Dedicated to bridging the gap between academia and industry through connection, collaboration and creation, the FTI Lab is driving the shift to solve complex industry problems shaping the future of fashion. Whether it be by providing access to advanced prototyping machinery, or to a network of computer engineers, the lab’s goal is to conceive and incubate innovations in Paris and beyond. This unique eco-system of experts, partners and academics will allow participants to push the boundaries of fashion tech.

Students participating in the MBA Fashion Technology program have priority access* to the lab, which provides them with the unique opportunity to bring their ideas to fruition within a community of likeminded individuals. Industry partners will also augment the incubation experience through a series of workshops, talks and support.