Prestigious Istituto Marangoni engages students in the studies behind style, art and design while simultaneously elevating Miami’s fashion industry.

Istituto Marangoni, the global fashion, art and design school in Miami’s Design District, is making

Istituto Marangoni, the global fashion, art and design school in Miami’s Design District, is making it more accessible than ever to pursue a fulfilling career in the industry. During this time of uncertainty, Istituto Marangoni is offering an unprecedented opportunity for local students to stay close to home, tap into their creative side, and graduate from the institution with significantly less debt and a prestigious degree. From Milan, Founder and CEO Hakan Baykam, discusses the importance of higher education and what it means for Miami as the next industry capital.

Hakan Baykan

What is Istituto Marangoni? Can you tell us about any special programs the school is offering right now in response to COVID-19? Istituto Marangoni is an international leader in education with numerous campuses across the globe, offering an extensive curriculum in fashion, design and art, constantly growing with industry demands and evolution. During a time where millions of students and parents are feeling burdened by decisions and debt, Istituto Marangoni wants to address these challenges by giving back to the Miami community and industry through a new, limited-time Loan Forgiveness Program. Available only through 2020, applicants who enroll for the fall semester will receive up to 40% of tuition forgiveness upon graduation. Exclusively offered at Istituto Marangoni’s only U.S. campus in Miami’s Design District, students who apply will also partake in contributing to South Florida’s rapid growth in the fashion, design and art industries. To apply to the Loan Forgiveness Program, or for more information on Istituto Marangoni, please visit

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Where do you see the future of the fashion industry in Miami, and where does Istituto Marangoni fall into that vision? Prior to the advent of COVID-19, Miami’s fashion industry was evolving at a rapid pace and served as a major economic driver through the arrival of new fashion institutes and major fashion events, such as Swim Week, drawing in large crowds each summer. Although the pandemic’s effects have financially burdened the city by disrupting hundreds of programs, events, and employment opportunities, programs like Istituto Marangoni will bridge this gap and empower a healthier rebound for the future of South Florida’s creative community. We look to attract talented and determined students who will graduate from our institution and be able to aptly enter the workforce in order to help the economy rebound following its current decline. As we look towards the future, Istituto Marangoni’s long-term vision will continue to support and develop individuals who are interested in fashion and design from all over the world — our same mission statement since we opened our first U.S. campus in Miami in 2017.

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Istituto Marangoni

Can you tell us why Istituto Marangoni is a prime choice for higher education, and about its role in grooming the next generation of creative leaders? Istituto Marangoni is consistently ranked as one of the top global fashion schools to attend, so our graduates achieve a prestigious, internationally recognized degree. Our courses are designed to adequately prepare students with the foundation and skills for a successful career in the field, which will open the door to coveted jobs around the world. We understand that unprecedented events, like a pandemic, lead to change. Individuals often must reflect and reevaluate their education, career, finances and life choices. This, coupled with the student loan debt crisis and increasing unemployment rates, make attending Istituto Marangoni through its loan forgiveness program especially appealing for students and those considering a mid-career pivot. By granting financial relief through its loan forgiveness program, Istituto Marangoni is creating new opportunities for the industry and emerging talent in Miami. Individuals who have always wanted to pursue a career in art, fashion or design, or are simply looking for enriching courses near their home base, now have the chance to make their dreams a reality.

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