Istituto Marangoni (Study Abroad) Program

Founded in 1935 in Milan, Istituto Marangoni has educated 4 generations of creative professionals like Domenico Dolce (Dolce & Gabbana) and Franco Moschino.

SoFA Design Institute founders, Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Loralee Baron-Soong, are both graduates of the esteemed institution. It is their educational experience at the institution that inspired them to establish a specialized design school 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.


Istituto Marangoni offers varied design courses – the 3-year basic program branches into specialties including Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, Interior Design, Product Design, and Graphic Design.

For individuals who already hold a strong educational background but is looking into specializing, Istituto Marangoni’s well-crafted Master’s program includes courses ranging from Accessories Design to Luxury Brand Management. 

#MyDesign Scholarship Competition

As SoFA Design Institute approaches its 10th year anniversary, we celebrate how it has evolved into the Philippines’ primary address for design education. Aside from being dedicated to shaping a new breed of design professionals, the college is also committed to promoting design as a positive force in society, economy, and the lives of its students.

Equipped with a similar mission, Istituto Marangoni has served as a breeding ground for talented individuals all over the globe. Founded in 1935, it extends its educational experience to the six (6) vibrant capitals of design, fashion, and art—Milano, Firenze, Paris, London, Shanghai, and Shenzen. The ever-growing community of Istituto Marangoni alumni include global design magnates such as Franco Moschino, Domenico Dolce, Alessandra Facchinetti, Paula Cademartori, Umit Benan, Rodolfo Paglialunga, Alessandro Sartori, and SoFA Design Instiute’s very own Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Loralee Baron-Soong.

Both institutes understand that design lives in everything we do, and as such, encourage designers to constantly rethink and renew. With this, we proudly unveil the #MYDESIGN Scholarship Competition that will give two (2) lucky winners a scholarship worth 50% off on tuition for the February or October 2018 Intake in Istituto Marangoni. The contest is open to creatives interested in taking up post-graduate courses specifically in Product Design & Furniture, Interior Design, Surface & Textile Design, and Fine Jewellery Design.



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