Updated 13 September 2022
Arab News

Six fashion and design schools in the Middle East

Six fashion and design schools in the Middle East

Over the last decade, the Middle East has seen a vast influx of fashion and design schools, including this week’s opening, the Istituto Marangoni from Milan.

  • Istituto Marangoni

    The newly-opened branch of the 88-year-old Italian design school opened its doors in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) this week, providing courses in fashion, interior and product design.

  • Creative Spaces

    The Beirut-based school offers a three-year fashion degree to students from underprivileged backgrounds and classes are taught by highly-qualified Lebanese and international designers.

  • Lebanese American University

    The highly-popular four-year BFA in Fashion Design course was created in 2013 in collaboration with leading designer Elie Saab and the London College of Fashion.


    A Dubai-based branch of ESMOD France, a fashion design and business school first launched in 1841, the school offers an undergraduate degree in Fashion Design and Creation and specialization opportunities in couture fashion.

  • Casa Moda Academy

    The Morocco-based public-private school offers diplomas in fashion design and styling, creative industrial modeling and fashion merchandising.

  • Istituto di Moda Burgo

    First established in 1961 with its main branch in Rome, the Italian school boasts branches in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and Egypt, offering various design-related courses in partnership with local schools.