The collaboration of SOFD with Politecnico di Milano allows its students unmatched opportunities to study in the Milan Campus of PDM. The students can go to attend summer schools or visit the campus on exchange or go for fair visits.
In 2015, first batch of 20 students of SoFD will be going for a one year exchange to Politecnico di Milano. These students will be attending classes along with the students of Politecnico as well as along with other exchange students from FIT New York etc. The credits earned there will be brought back and added to the credits earned at GDGU for the continuation and completing the degree.
Every spring SoFD organizes a 2-week study tour to Politecnicodi Milano and Italy for its Fashion & Design students. A major part of the study tour is a design workshop with Politecnico faculty, inclusive of a visit to famous interior design studios of Milan.
The highlight of the trip, however is the visit to SaloneInternazionale del Mobile di Milano the Milan Furniture Week. Students paired with Italian design students systematically cover and explore all the areas of this amazing collection of the best designer’s work in the world at one place. They also see the works of the young designers and students in Salone Satellite, the established ones at the FieraMilano complex and FuoriSalone and the changing museum at the Triennale. Product and communication design students can also visit the Ferrari museum.
In between, weekend trips were organized to the inspirational cities of Venice, Florence, Como& Turin etcwhere besides marveling at the stupendous architecture & scenic beauty, the students have an occasion to study the best examples of Visual Merchandizing. They can visit the showrooms of Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Prada, Gucci, Dolce &Gabbana, ErmenegildoZegna, Versace, Miu-Miu, Breshka, Dior. In Florence they can visit the leather district and in Venice, the factory of Murano for the European techniques of Glass making.