Continuing Education

Whether you are a college graduate or professional looking to enhance your skills or learn a new area of expertise, we have an array of continuing education programs for you. Beginning from long 2 year programs to short 4 session workshops. ONLINE WORKSHOPS also now available.INQUIRE NOW.

SoFA Digital Campus - Online Programs

Equip yourself with new skills as we face this new world. Our Fashion and Interior Design programs are now online at the SoFA Digital Campus. CLICK HERE to discover our range of courses. See you online, creatives!



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2-Year Fashion Design & Marketing

Our 2-year program in Fashion Design and Marketing offers students a rich exposure to the creative and business aspects of fashion. The full range of practice - including design, illustration, pattern making, sewing, and selling a collection - will be introduced. This program is geared to equip students with the basic competencies required of fashion professionals and brand owners.

For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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1-Year Fashion Design

Our 1-year Fashion Design program is a program designed to expose students to the creative side of the fashion industry. Students will glean an understanding of and proficiency in both the design and technical practice of fashion allowing them to become competent creative professionals.

For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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1-Year Fashion Marketing

Fashion marketers are primarily involved in behind-the-scene activities supporting the retail fashion world. While keeping abreast of fashion trends and consumer buying habits, fashion marketers also manage advertising campaigns that appeal to the taste of specific consumer groups. Our 1-year program in Fashion Marketing will train students to be savvy fashion marketers - connecting the public to the world of design.

For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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1-YR Introduction to Interior Design

This 1 year Introduction to Interior Design Program provides the foundation to the study of Interior Design & gives students access to the essential courses needed for a design degree. Subject coverage includes the SoFA Method, design thinking process, design theories, elements & principles of design complemented by technical skills including manual drawing & mechanical drafting.


For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.


ENROLLMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM IS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17, 2021


Important Dates: 1st Semester, S.Y. 2021 - 2022

Senior High School: NEW STUDENTS

  • June 28 - July 9, 2021 - SHS Early Bird Enrollment Period
  • July 12 - July 23, 2021 - SHS Regular Enrollment Period
  • July 26 - August 20, 2021 - SHS Late Enrollment Period

College: NEW STUDENTS

  • June 28 - August 6, 2021 - College Early Bird Enrollment Period
  • August 9 - 20, 2021 - College Regular Enrollment Period
  • August 23 - September 17, 2021 - College Late Enrollment Period

Notice:

- Late enrollees will be charged a penalty of PHP 1,500 per week accordingly.



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Basic Interior Design Lecture Series

Our Interior Design Lecture Series serves as a foundational 1-year program for individuals who are interested in exploring a career in Interior Design. The program offers a mix of subjects ranging from conceptual and critical thinking courses, to technical courses. The program is broken down into the Basic and Advanced modules.

Students have the option to begin with the Basic or Advanced course depending on their background. The basic module is an introductory course that helps enthusiasts learn about the techniques, theories, and trends of Interior Design. This program caters both to existing students and to individuals who may be considering further study. Practical projects will promote an understanding of the discipline and the importance of our idea-based design process.

The program is aimed at students who want to explore Interior Design as a new career option. It also serves as a foundation for those who are still deciding if they want to pursue a degree in Interior Design to be able to qualify to take the licensure examination.

For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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Certificate in Fashion Design

A well-crafted ensemble requires technical skill and experience in fashion design. Our certificate course in Fashion Design introduces students to the creative side of the fashion industry - from learning how to draw inspiration from fashion influencers and developing conceptual designs, to acquiring basic skills in fashion illustration.

For S.Y. 2021-2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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Certificate in Fashion Marketing

To bring fashion to the public, one should master the basics of fashion marketing. Our certificate course in Fashion Marketing offers a foundation of industry knowledge in just one semester.

For S.Y. 2021 - 2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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Certificate in Clothing Technology

Creating the next big thing in the fashion scene requires some familiarity with the technical skills of apparel production. Via our certificate course on Clothing Technology, students will be introduced to the demanding process and unique talents that make high fashion possible.

For S.Y. 2021 - 2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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Certificate in Fashion Media

Fashion is one of the most popular design-related topics in the world. SoFA Design Institute helps nurture the journalistic skills of those interested in exposing this unique industry to a wider audience through the photography or the writing option.

For S.Y. 2021 - 2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.

Class schedules may change without prior notice. Our Admissions Office will be in touch with enrolled students for any updates or changes to this class schedule.



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Certificate in Fashion Styling

Our certificate course in Fashion Styling offers intensive training in key areas of the discipline. Aside from styling techniques, students will also acquire basic knowledge in "Fashion Photography", and "Make-up Techniques". This program provides access to industry experience and work opportunities in this lucrative industry. The course introduces the practice of Fashion Styling through a holistic approach, illustrating various areas where styling can be practiced.

For S.Y. 2021 - 2022, this program will be delivered through the SoFA C.R.E.A.T.E. (Collaborative Remote Experience through Art and Transformative Education) Program.



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Fashion Design Short Courses

Expanding one's design capability is a continuous process. SoFA Design Institute recognizes the need for enthusiasts, college graduates and students, and even current professionals, to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the ever-evolving practice of Fashion Design.

The following are 18-session programs that touch on the varied disciplines with two courses of study - Fashion or Interior Design. Each class lasts for 3 hours and is scheduled once a week and runs for 18 sessions. Depending on the chosen subject matter, tuition ranges from PHP16,785 to PHP 21,510



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Interior Design Short Courses

Expanding one's design capability is a continuous process. SoFA Design Institute recognizes the need for enthusiasts, college graduates and students, and even current professionals, to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the ever-evolving practice of Interior Design.

The following are 18-session programs that touch on the varied disciplines with two courses of study - Fashion or Interior Design. Each class lasts for 3 hours and is scheduled once a week and runs for 18 sessions. Depending on the chosen subject matter, tuition ranges from PHP 16,785 to PHP 27,180



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Fashion Design Workshops

The time and place to roll up one's sleeves and put the passion for design to work is here.

Every January, March, and August, SoFA Design Institute offers 4 to 8-session modules on Fashion and Interior Design. Whether for initial or complementary training, participants expand their skills in varied design and technical disciplines.



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Interior Design Workshops

The time and place to roll up one's sleeves and put the passion for design to work is here.

SoFA Design Institute offers 4 to 8-session modules on Fashion and Interior Design whether for initial or complementary training, participants expand their skills in varied design and technical disciplines.



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Master Classes

Our line up of Master Classes are taught by established names in the design and fashion industry.

Get a rare chance to be mentored directly by respected Filipino designers and creatives.

We will also be launching an ONLINE MASTER CLASS Series very soon.



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Study Abroad: Istituto Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni can praise itself for the education of four generations of students from five continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury fields, such as Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandro Sartori, Maurizio Pecoraro, Paula Cademartori, Andrea Pompilio and Lucio Vanotti. It currently educates 4,000 students per year from 107 countries at its schools, located in Milano (the School of Fashion and the School of Design), Firenze (School of Fashion & Art), Paris, London, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami, the international capitals of fashion, design and luxury.

SoFA Design Institute founders, Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Loralee Baron-Soong, are both graduates of the esteemed institution. It is their educational experience at Istituto Marangoni that inspired them to establish a specialized design college in the Philippines to make the education accessible to the growing pool of Filipino design talents.

Today, SoFA Design Institute, as Istituto Marangoni’s official affiliate in the Philippines, serves as an information and application hub, which facilitates all inquiries, requirement processing and applications for Istituto Marangoni. SoFA Design Institute also offers pre-advising for prospective students to assist and orient them on programs that best suit their interests and needs.



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