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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Founded in 1980, NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, with campus in Milan and in Rome, is the largest private art academy in Italy. Since 1981 NABA is legally recognised by the Higher Education in Art and Music system (AFAM, Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), regulated by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR).

NABA was founded with the aim of challenging the inflexibility of the traditional academic world, introducing new visions and experiments. It is an academy that is evolving by looking to the future to perceive the signs of change, welcoming the diversities of the contemporary world.

NABA is not just a place of education guiding students to create their professional identity and personal expression. It is also a place of production, enabling students to experiment a plurality of experiences, thus acquiring independence in design, empowering them to consciously position themselves within the design scene and the international professional system.

Complex projects, in diversified languages based on cultural areas of reference, generate new and innovative content, thanks to artistic production and application to the production sectors of companies.

The teaching methodology is interdisciplinary, the result of a true vocation for research and relations with the artistic and professional context. A collaborative network of institutions and partners facilitating sharing, growth and enriching knowledge beyond the perimeters of the Academy in the fields of fashion, design, visual arts, media and new technologies, graphics and communication.

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Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 1 Internship | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

With a creative and practical approach, the BA supports students to discover and develop their abilities and talent. Led by professional teachers, the educational growth is enhanced by collaborations with companies and institutions connected in Milan and Rome. The educational offer will be enriched by a new specialisation in Fashion Design Management from the A.Y. 2021/2022.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Styling
  • Communication

Over the BA, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the tools and the design approach specific to a fashion designer
  • Improve the skills to analyse and develop concepts and ideas, which later will be used in complex projects, managing all the steps of the design and the making phase
  • Share professional experience in team and exploring new scenarios of the Fashion system to achieve new type of entrepreneurship

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English

Rome Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Fashion Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA is an intensive programme based on the development of workshop-based projects in the field of fashion design. During the course, through the guidance of a faculty made up of professionals, students learn how to apply the different tools of the fashion language to their projects, with the purpose of creating a substantial portfolio that will support the start of their professional careers. The MA brings together theoretical, artistic, and technical elements, turning them into incisive statements of style and mindset.

Career Opportunities:

  • Fashion designer
  • Brand director
  • Creative director
  • Merchandiser
  • Fashion visual merchandiser
  • Trend forecaster
  • Image consultant
  • Costume designer
  • Fashion innovative designer
  • Sustainable fashion designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Textile Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the MA aims to develop professional figures capable of managing the creative processes associated with fashion textile design, from woven to knitted fabrics, including innovation, sustainability, and design-thinking-related aspects.

The programme, which is supported by strong relations with the Italian production sector, offers theoretical, technical and experimental lessons applied to projects, providing students with in-depth knowledge of the textile discipline and its expression in the fashion and art industries.

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Art Direction

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA introduces students to the world of communication and new media combining the academic approach with the experimentation of the creative labs. Students learn how to deal with the project using the techniques and languages of graphic design, advertising, digital publishing, digital media, 3D and motion graphics, delivering real and effective projects for companies and associations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Brand Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Visual Design

Career Opportunities:

  • Art director
  • Copywriter
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Brand designer
  • Editorial designer
  • Retail and exhibition designer
  • Packaging designer
  • Illustrator
  • Visual designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English

Rome Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Visual Design and Integrated Marketing Communication

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA combines solid training in the marketing and integrated communication field with a rich variety of technical and artistic-expressive skills, for the production of real communicative outputs.  Through the work on real briefs, the students have the chance to put the acquired skills into practice and to undertake all phases of complex communication projects.

Career Opportunities:

  • Communication designer
  • Marketing professional
  • Art director
  • Copywriter
  • Strategic planner
  • Communication manager
  • User experience and interface designer
  • Brand designer
  • Social media manager
  • Digital strategist
  • Creative director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in User Experience Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

Starting from A.Y. 2021/22, the MA provides the theoretical, technical and methodological skills for the design of complex digital communication systems. Through a continuous synthesis between creativity and strategy, and with an analytical and systemic approach to design that refers to cognitive psychology and contemporary visual culture, the MA deals with the study and design of digital interfaces (websites, apps, digital publishing, internet of things, etc.) and has a focus on user experience (UX/UI) as well as on information architecture.

Career Opportunities:

  • Web designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Interface designer
  • Experience designer
  • Interaction designer
  • User experience lead
  • Digital director
  • User researcher
  • Information architect
  • Content strategist

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Creative Advertising

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master in English provides students with the chance to develop core skills in copywriting, storytelling and art direction, enabling them to produce advertising campaigns across various types of media. The Master didactic method consists of a cycle of meetings with well-established professionals and companies in the world of Italian and International advertising who will lead students, with a typical learning-by-doing approach, through the main techniques of creative advertising process.

Career Opportunities:

  • Creative director
  • Brand consultant
  • Media planner
  • Copywriter
  • Art director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Bachelor of Arts in Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA alternates and integrates theoretical studies with experiential workshops. The programme aims to stimulate sensitivity and passion for the world of objects, understood as cultural artifacts that reflect and shape human life, and it explores space as an environment, examining its interactions with objects and its function as a stage for individual and collective rituals.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Interior Design
  • Product design

Career Opportunities:

  • Designer
  • Interior designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Temporary events and/or installations designer
  • Service designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Interior Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA thoroughly explores themes and methods related to interiors that play an increasingly important role in the contemporary age. In order to develop professionals profiles, able to express themselves in the global job market, the programme enables students to deal with a number of project and operational experiences, through a cross-disciplinary, innovative and multicultural approach and led by international professionals.

Career Opportunities:

  • Interior designer
  • Exhibition designer
  • Furniture designer
  • 3D modelling specialist
  • Project illustrator
  • Stylist
  • Interior decorator
  • Lighting designer
  • Brand designer
  • Design consultant

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Social Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA enables students to understand the new social needs of the contemporary age, exploring new scenarios for the global designer. When it is aimed at defining social development strategies, the design is able to valorise human and natural resources, to drive sustainable innovation, to promote local communities development and to activate social evolution dynamics, through a global “competitive” approach. 

Career Opportunities:

  • Project development manager
  • Communication designer
  • Product designer
  • Social designer
  • Environmental designer
  • Community designer 
  • Event designer
  • Strategic planner
  • Public policy manager
  • Design consultant

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA, founded in 2006 and supported by globally recognised artists, curators, critics, and intellectuals, combines a sound training in the artistic production with highly specialized curatorial practice. Given the solid positioning of the Visual Arts Area within the contemporary art system, students face interdisciplinary activities to produce new exhibition models, questioned by an aesthetic, social, economic and philosophical point of view.

Career Opportunities:

  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Editor of art magazines and books
  • Art critic
  • Exhibition designer
  • Gallery and museum director
  • Auction house consultant
  • Art dealer
  • Director of public institutions

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Contemporary Art Markets

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master is a programme directed at provides students with the most effective tools to interpret the art market dynamics, with a particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. It enables students to come into direct contact with established industry professionals, through workshop projects, off-site visits to galleries, auction houses, art fairs, collections and art centers, and field trips to Artissima and Art Basel, the most important events for the art market.

Career Opportunities:

  • Project manager for galleries, museums and foundations
  • Auction houses’ specialist
  • Art advisor
  • Art dealer
  • Private and corporate collections curator
  • Manager of artists foundations and archives
  • Communication manager and journalist
  • Consultant for legal and financial art services

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Academic Masters in Photography and Visual Design

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 60 CFA

The Academic Master is an annual programme aimed to prepare groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of the contemporary photography: photographers, curators and editors. The educational approach considers the photography as a whole with a particular complexity, without any differences between the medium categories and practices, enabling students to acquire diversified skills to manage the photography as such a stratified language.

Career Opportunities:

  • Photographer for advertising, fashion, architecture, art
  • Curator and cultural operator, event manager for photographic exhibitions, fairs, and festivals
  • Photo editor and image consultant for companies and publishing houses
  • Photo research specialist and archivist for image banks and stock photography agencies

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Creative Technologies

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The programme introduces students to the world of the CGI, through the design of VFX for audiovisual productions, the design of 3D characters and environments, and the game design. The BA is characterized by a significant design work and workshops attitude and delves deeply into the contemporary multimedia and digital production. Great attention is paid to the VR, MX and Virtual Production experimentations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • VFX
  • 3D Design
  • Game Development

Career Opportunities:

  • Technical artist
  • Creative technologist
  • VFX supervisor
  • Compositor
  • 3D artist
  • Game developer
  • Character designer
  • Colorist
  • CGI animator
  • VR specialist
  • Rigger
  • Shader artist
  • Interaction designer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in New Technologies for Arts

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The MA explores the complexity of a world managed and interpreted by analogical tools, such as videocameras and microphones, as weel as by digital ones, such as big data and machine learning, through the creative expression of experimental media and new technologies. The programme lays the foundations to find innovative artistic and expressive ways of restoring reality to audiovisual productions, by the use of documentary, creative coding, X-reality.

Career Opportunities:

  • Technical and concept artist
  • Creative coder
  • Interaction designer
  • Creative technologist
  • AI expert 
  • Creative producer
  • Interactive storyteller
  • VR and MR expert
  • Game designer
  • Film documentary director, scriptwriter, cinematographer

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Set Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA accompanies students in the complex reality of set design through the study of subjects related to the design for theatre, entertainment, events, exhibitions. Through transversal courses, both theoretical and practical, like photography, costume design, light design and performing arts, as well as participating in internships with leading theatres and companies in the field, students acquire the skills to enter the professional world.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Theatre and Opera
  • Media and Events

Career Opportunities:

  • Opera, ballet and prose set and costume design
  • Musicals and concerts set design
  • Exhibitions and events set design
  • Music videos and advertising set design
  • Fashion shows and photo shootings set design
  • Cinema and television set and costume design

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of Arts in Product and Service Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA

The transition of the modern world from a “society of goods” to a “society of services” and the needed research of a sustainable relationship with nature and environment give today’s designers the chance to explore the ethics of design and the wideness of the design field more thoroughly. In constant interaction with lecturers and professionals, students become full-scale designers, capable of managing all the development phases of a project, from its conception to the production.

Career Opportunities:

  • Product designer
  • Service designer
  • UX/UI designer
  • Brand specialist
  • Product development manager
  • 3D modelling specialist
  • Design manager
  • Brand designer
  • Art director

Milan Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 2 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA acknowledges and explores the transformations of contemporary art towards an interaction with the productive and social context, reinterpreting the traditional educational approach through an experimental one, related to the contemporary art dynamics and values. It leads students in a variety of environments, techniques and methods, supporting them in the development of a personal way of expressing themselves and their artistic ideas.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Painting
  • Visual Arts

Career Opportunities:

  • Visual artist
  • Illustrator
  • Assistant curator
  • Manager of cultural events
  • Film director
  • Graphic designer
  • Director of photography
  • Exhibition and set designer
  • Audio and video editor

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English

Rome Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor of Arts in Media Design and Multimedia Arts

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 3 Specialisation options | 180 CFA

The BA provides students with the tools to interpret and participate in the complex reality of contemporary media. It focuses on the key aspects/main issues of the audiovisual production, in the increasingly hybrid environment of cinema, video games and animation, exploring language, history, writing, techniques of shooting, editing, and postproduction, 2D and 3D animations, direction of photography, sound design, game design and interactive multimedia installations.

Specialisation Available Options:

  • Film Making
  • Animation
  • Game Design

Career Opportunities:

  • Screenwriter or author for audiovisual
  • Director
  • Media designer
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Director of photography
  • 2D Animator
  • Character designer
  • Game designer
  • Game producer

Milan Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English

Rome Campus

Next intake: February, October

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in 2D animation

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

The course will cover all the aspects connected with the production of a successful short movie: drawing, design, animation, storyboarding, acting, timing, and scriptwriting. Students will take the role of both directors and animators of their own movie, thus facing all the issues and problems that normally arise whilst making an animated movie. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through the hands-on training experience.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in 3D character design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

During this course, students will be introduced to the world of CGI, throughout the fundamental teachings of polygonal modeling. The course objective is to teach participants how to develop humanoid and mechanical figures. This course includes the teaching of basic knowledge of Maya software, the use of well-defined shootings, and practical workshops. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Accessories design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level:

This course is focused on the discovery of the fundamentals of luxury accessories brand collections, specifically of Made-in-Italy shoes and bags. Students will acquire the basic skills needed to coordinate and to develop a new luxury accessories brand, and they will get acquainted with the technical methodology to make shoes and bags. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

This course is suitable for students with some background in fashion design, and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design.

  • Creative vision
  • Curiosity and positive attitude to sociological investigation
  • Natural bent to communicate a concept through sketches, color matches, material combinations and, illustrations.
  • Handicraft ability
  • Computer graphic techniques

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Art discovery: from classical to contemporary

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Discover why Rome is known as the “Eternal City”. In this full-immersion journey, you will explore this timeless city while growing your knowledge of Classical Arts. The course alternates lectures about classical sculpture, ceramics, and painting to visits to Rome’s most iconic monuments, museums, and exhibitions. While discovering the fascinating history of ancient artists and their religious and cultural inspirations, you will develop a personal project: a booklet presenting your vision of Rome, containing pictures, drawings, articles, and inclusive of notes taken during class and in your spare time. Milan is a center not only of fashion and design, but also of contemporary art. This course combines lectures about today’s most influential artists, with an active discovery of Milan’s contemporary art scenes. Students will visit museum collections, private foundations, and international art galleries, including venues like Boschi di Stefano Museum-Home collection, Museo del Novecento, Gallerie d’Italia, Fondazione Prada, and Pirelli HangarBicocca (located in a former Pirelli factory). As they discover new artists, techniques, themes, and media, participants will collect their impressions in a personal project: a booklet expressing their vision of Milan, containing pictures, drawings, articles, and inclusive of notes taken during class and in your spare time.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Board game design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Discover why Rome is known as the “Eternal City”. In this full-immersion journey, you will explore this timeless city while growing your knowledge of Classical Arts. The course alternates lectures about classical sculpture, ceramics, and painting to visits to Rome’s most iconic monuments, museums, and exhibitions. While discovering the fascinating history of ancient artists and their religious and cultural inspirations, you will develop a personal project: a booklet presenting your vision of Rome, containing pictures, drawings, articles, and inclusive of notes taken during class and in your spare time. Milan is a center not only of fashion and design, but also of contemporary art. This course combines lectures about today’s most influential artists, with an active discovery of Milan’s contemporary art scenes. Students will visit museum collections, private foundations, and international art galleries, including venues like Boschi di Stefano Museum-Home collection, Museo del Novecento, Gallerie d’Italia, Fondazione Prada, and Pirelli HangarBicocca (located in a former Pirelli factory). As they discover new artists, techniques, themes, and media, participants will collect their impressions in a personal project: a booklet expressing their vision of Milan, containing pictures, drawings, articles, and inclusive of notes taken during class and in your spare time.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Costume design for cinema

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

Do you want to learn how to create fabulous costumes for the stage or screen? In this course, you will get an overview of the process of costume design for the performance industry, along with an understanding of the important role that costuming plays in character creation. During the first week, you will investigate the world of costumes by analyzing and discussing images, videos, and readings to discover how historical factors, character personalities, proportion, color, materials, and tailoring techniques play into the process. Your class will make several visits to tailors’ shops, theaters, and costume archives. During the second week, you will work with your fellow students to design a portfolio of costumes for a live performance or a film. Depending on available time and participants’ skills, your class might also create a costume prototype. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Creative coding

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Now more than ever, the worlds of coding and design are colliding. Gone are the days of mocking up designs so that a technician can bring them to life. Many designers are learning how to code so they can design with more empathy for the digital era, work better with technical teams, and gain more control over the finished product. In this course, participants will study the history and philosophy behind the artistic use of technology. Students will learn coding strategies, explore how to include coding in the creative process, and discover how computing tools can enhance their creativity. The course leader will guide the students through applying practical programming concepts within hands-on projects. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Creative writing

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Advanced level

The Fine Arts world is changing, and so is changing the way we communicate within its realm. Nowadays more than ever before, it is necessary to learn about this new style of story-telling and the tools to successfully gain audience engagement, in order to narrate about artworks, projects, exhibitions, events, or artists like never before. Investigating the realm that connects a text with its image, Creative Writing teaches students to develop a new method to represent and rearrange of the key concepts of Visual Arts. The course is intended for students with a consistent background in visual arts or with experience in writing techniques. This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Curatorial studies and exhibition design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Objectives

  • Develop curatorial projects, from the research and production of a concept to its organization and display
  • Acquire experience and confidence in expressing their curatorial project
  • Develop a better knowledge of artists, exhibitions, and key theories in the context of 20th and 21st center

Intermediate level

The work of the curator includes a plurality of skills with multiple approaches to understanding present times, interacting with the past, and producing new perspectives.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Design and digital fabrication

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

Rapid prototyping tools, CNC machines, and 3D printers have become a basic toolbox for any designer. Today we have the possibility to extract any kind of form and shape from the virtual field of 3D modeling software and to turn them into reality. The field of design is quickly moving away from serial production toward small-scale production, from industrial operation to individual customization, thus undergoing a radical change of meanings and values. This course will enable students to design and produce small-size objects and products through a process of digital fabrication. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Digital illustration I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Throughout this course, students will learn how to create effective graphic vector images applicable in many different professional and design areas. Focused on practicing with various tools, students will learn to create from simple graphs to basic shapes, icons, illustrations, and logos. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Digital illustration II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

This course aims to introduce students to the field of motion graphics. By implementing photos, illustrations, texts and vector graphics, students will gather knowledge on how to set up a project, and on how to import creative contents into software to develop simple animations. Alternating lectures to practice, students will learn eventually to create short videos or GIFs. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Engraving

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Objectives

  • Develop an original project with chalcographic printmaking techniques
  • Use the language of graphics (engraving/printing) in a personal and singular way
  • Gain a more complete expression of artistic freedom through technique

Introductory level

The course will explore various engraving and printmaking techniques useful for creating both unique artistic works (monoprints) as well as multiple impressions (editions).  Students will learn basic techniques and their application through elaborating on their original projects.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion culture: Rome and Milan

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Experience course

If you want to deepen your understanding of the Italian fashion industry, this creative experience is for you. This course alternates lectures about the history and principles of fashion design, to visits to Rome’s hottest fashion spots: fashion ateliers and boutiques, showrooms, exhibitions, flagship and concept stores, and cult-favorite places for cool hunters. You will get a broad overview of the fashion system, focusing on what makes Italian fashion unique, and on what specifically defines the fashion scene in Rome. As you gain knowledge, curiosity, and passion throughout this immersive experience, you will channel your learnings into creating a visual presentation about Italian brands and their identities, collections, and activities. If you are wondering why Milan is known as the world capital of fashion, this course alternates lectures about the history and principles of fashion design, to visits to Milan’s hottest fashion spots: fashion ateliers and boutiques, showrooms, exhibitions, flagship and concept stores, and cult-favorite places for cool hunters. You will get a broad overview of the fashion system, focusing on what defines the Italian fashion, and on how Milan became such a capital for fashion designers. As you increase your knowledge, curiosity, and passion through this immersive experience, you will channel your learnings into creating a visual presentation about Italian brands and their identities, collections, and activities.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion design I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

An inspiring discovery of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and guided visits to Milan’s best fashion areas and showrooms. Students will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will learn to produce fashion sketches, to carry out research to be used to develop a fashion collection. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design. FASHION

Requirements This course

is intended for students who have no background in fashion and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion design II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

In this course students will create a capsule collection. Concepts, moods and themes will be conceived and developed to provide inspiration for clothing, color and shape. Students will experiment studio and workshop practice, and they will work on the development of a prototype with handcraft tailoring methods. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

You should be creative, enjoy working on self-directed project and be keen to be immerse in the design atmosphere. This course is suitable for students with some background in fashion design and for students who have completed one or two years of their universities studies in art and design.

  • Understanding of English
  • Sense of aestheticism
  • Motivation

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion design: from haute couture to pret-a-porter

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Experience course

While in Rome, students will discover and focus on haute couture, hence high-end garments that are customized and hand-tailored using unique and unusual materials. Lectures will explore the history and development of haute couture up to present-day role in the fashion industry. Through visits to fashion exhibitions, archives, and ateliers, students will gain awareness on the context and artistic development of the Italian style and fashion system. Participants will conduct a personal research project on traditional and contemporary approaches to fashion design, either individually or in groups, aiming to develop a haute couture collection through mood boards, illustrations, texts, videos, or the creation of a moulage (draping textile) prototype. In Milan, students will discover and focus on a social and cultural analysis of the Italian fashion industry, exploring the philosophies, styles, and business structures of some of the most iconic Italian fashion brands. Participants will be invited to consider how designers combine the quality of haute couture with the practical market needs of prêt-à-porter collections. Through visits to Milanese fashion showrooms and studios, students will gain awareness on the industrial prêt-à-porter system, that is, factory-made clothing sold off the rack in standardized sizes. Either individually or in groups, participants will develop a prêt-à-porter collection through mood boards, illustrations, texts, videos, or the creation of a moulage (draping textile) prototype.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion illustration I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

This course introduces students to the world of Fashion Illustration. Starting from anatomical figures and the process of stylization, participants will have the chance to create various styles of clothing, including the analysis of different textile materials. Throughout this course, students will learn the following subjects: the study of both female and male anatomy; the hand-drawing of several pieces of clothing as instructed by the lecturer (jacket, pants, skirt, blouse, t-shirt); the coloring techniques used for each piece of clothing (including the replica of the textile materials); and the introduction to technical drawing. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion illustration II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

This course aims to introduce students to the world of Fashion Illustration, starting from anatomical drawing and the different types of illustrations, to arrive to the study of both hand and digital illustration. During the course, participants will analyze different styles of fashion illustration, and they will be introduced to several coloring techniques (watercolor, ecoline and inks, pencils, chalks, digital colors). Students will be guided through the development of their own personal illustrative style, to end up with a fashion illustration portfolio by the end of the course. Minimum requirements: basic knowledge of hand illustration, and of graphic and illustration software Adobe. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion image and styling I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Students will develop an understanding and gain experience in style-hunting and image styling as the foundations of fashion and project development approaches. They will be given an overview of the Italian Fashion System, and they will be inspired to develop their ideas and their potential to the fullest. Participants will learn how to innovatively apply trend skills to interpret the personality of clients and their lifestyle, to create a style for a collection look for a fashion magazine, and to propose a new image through clothing, accessories, photos, and location combos. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion image and styling II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

Students will be given a specific technical training in the field of fashion styling to teach them to create a new image for a body and its clothes encompassing make-up techniques, hair shapes, location, light, photography. Students will experience the excitement of producing a photo shooting in a real work environment: live models, shooting location, and in a professional studio. Personal research and observation will be used to analyze contemporary advertising 10 FASHION DESIGN Field tools used to promote fashion products for the targeted consumer audience. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

This course is suitable for students with some background in fashion design, and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Fashion marketing and communication

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

This course focuses on the fashion industry from a business and management perspective. It will provide students the necessary tools to understand the dynamic context of Italian and international fashion business. Students will be introduced to fundamentals such as fashion industry sourcing, supply chain, fashion buying cycle, vendor selection and fashion buying decision criteria, retail brand marketing in the fashion industry, internationalization of fashion retailing, international branding, and flagship stores. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in fashion and who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Game development

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Learn how to create video games using Unity 3D, a free-to-use game development engine. You will have the opportunity to develop 3D gaming experiences with sophisticated storylines, interactions, aesthetics, and technical aspects. You will discover how to use the core features of the software while designing your very first game, starting with learning how to create a new project and manage your game assets. You will practice the elements of building a fully playable prototype in Unity: installation and setup, pathfinding, lighting and lightmapping, artificial intelligence basics, camera animations, character animations, scripting, materials, skyboxes, particle effects, sound effects, and music. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Hand illustration

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

The course will show different techniques, processes, and approaches to hand drawing, addressed to students who have no background in illustration and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in illustration and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

  • Knowledge of the English language;
  • Basic drawing skills;

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Interaction design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Are you curious about the world of interaction design? During this course, you will have the chance to participate in the ideation, design, and implementation of an interactive project using the Touch Board, a device that turns touch into sounds and makes any surface interactive. You will explore the elements of an interactive project, including media, languages, goals, user behaviors, and technologies (hardware and software). You will practice using basic tools to create prototypes of interactive devices, and you will learn the fundamentals of the TouchBoard/ Arduino coding environment, language, and programming. As you learn by doing, you will build devices that influence, and that are influenced by the physical world. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design for hotels

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Advanced level

The course will enable participants to understand the combination of aesthetics, functionality, and of operational aspects necessary to design successful hotels. Students will dive into a deep analysis of contemporary hotel typologies, of the latest hotel design trends, and of the information regarding materials, furniture, and lighting. The course offers a deep exploration of the extensive and complex field of interior design within the hospitality industry, and of the way it is changing and evolving. This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

Requirements

This course is designed for final-year university students, and for those with some working experience in the field of interior design who wish to explore new opportunities by combining strategy and creativity.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design for retail

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Advanced level

The whole global retail culture is going through a process of radical evolution, pushed by the irresistible advancements of multichannel business and online shopping. Does retail still make sense today? How much should it change in order to survive? The course will enable participants to understand the role of both visual merchandising and experience design in retail stores, from the display of products to the design of the whole customer journey. Students will investigate the strategies to generate retail spaces that are consistent and coherent to the identity of a brand, aimed to turning the pleasure of shopping into a matter of customer loyalty. This course provides participants with higher level of awareness in the field of retail spaces and brand design, as well as for temporary events, online interfaces and social media tools. This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology. Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of space, and they will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and to dive into intensive project works. Students will use lifestyle, art and design research in Milan to develop an interior space plan. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in interior design and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology. Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of space, and they will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and to dive into intensive project works. Students will use lifestyle, art and design research in Milan to develop an interior space plan. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in interior design and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

A full immersion course that will provide students with an overview of the Italian design methodology. Students will be introduced to the analysis of the elements of space, and they will have the opportunity to focus specifically on interior design, and to dive into intensive project works. Students will use lifestyle, art and design research in Milan to develop an interior space plan. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in interior design and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Interior design II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

This course is intended for students with a background with some background and experience in the field of interior design. Students will have the chance to analyze contemporary interior spaces through observation based on individual research. They will develop a professional designer’s attitude, searching for materials as a source of inspiration by exploring the city. The project-based work will be geared toward the creation of a model of interior layout, using only regenerated or discarded materials. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

This course is suitable for students with some background and experience in interior design and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Lighting design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Advanced level

The course gives an overall vision of the art of lighting and its related functions, from a technical and stylistic point of view. It will provide students with the tools to carry out a lighting project in a wide variety of different settings. Lectures will cover the subject of light and design, both theoretically and in practical terms. The students will be expected to produce sketches and technical drawings. This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

Requirements

This course is designed for final-year university students, and for those with some working experience in the field of design who wish to explore new opportunities by combining strategy and creativity.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Painting I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

This course aims to dive into different aspects of the area of painting, by reflecting upon the methods used to represent subjects, and by experimenting with several techniques. Through the exploration of different styles such as watercolor, oil paint, tempera, and acrylic, and the use of the relevant materials (paper, wood, canvas).

Requirements

A serious wish to approach the realm of painting

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Painting II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

This course aims to deepen the preexisting knowledge of the realm of painting.

Throughout the analysis of the major elements of painting techniques, such as the study of surfaces, colors, and materials, students will develop and implement different methods of expressions, and reflect upon the unique value of each style, learning to critically analyze the affiliation between imagery and the message behind it.

This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

Prior experience or studies in the field. Students who have followed the Painting 1 course.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: August

Language:   English


Summer course in Photography I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Throughout this intensive course, students who have an elementary knowledge of photography, will be introduced to specialized techniques and materials. Participants will learn the foundations of optics and light (aperture, shutter speed, exposure), photographic methods, and composition techniques. The course will also cover image processing in Photoshop and output techniques. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Photography II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

Connected to Photography I, this course will enable students to further deepen their knowledge of photographic techniques and to further develop their expressive skills. Students will be given a specific theme and will have to develop a concept, a mood board, and a final project under the guidance of a professional photographer. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Portrait drawing

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Do you want to learn how to create a realistic portrait, or build on your existing skills? In this course, you will practice drawing the human face, using photographs and live models. You will work through a variety of exercises to develop precise techniques and a personal style, with a special emphasis on form and color. Our faculty, who consists of professional artists, will guide you to cultivate your skills with observing proportions, rendering color and shadow, and making quick sketches that convey a range of emotions. You will have the chance to experiment with a wide variety of materials as you begin to create powerful images. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Product design I

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Students will be introduced and exposed to the design process, in order to understand what lives behind the creation of a product. They will have the opportunity to dive into intensive project work geared towards creative thinking and exploring form and functionality. Students will work in small groups, in an open discussion environment, developing their creative process from the idea to the final presentation. The final project will be presented in a simulating, small exhibition, through a model and a short story in a digital format. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Product design II

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

Students will develop a project, which consists of a coordinated product line created by using hand or digital drawing, as well as a product prototype. The project will be carried out in groups as a studio work, under the supervision of an established designer in an open-discussion setting. Specific workshops, that will focus on materials, on the history of design, and on the biography of an object, will expose students to multiple possible approaches. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Sketching around: Rome and Milan

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Experience course

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient city of Rome and the contemporary city of Milan, their monuments, museums, and the everyday places where roman and milanese people gather to enjoy life. As you make quick drawing and painting sketches outdoor and indoor different environments, you will practice how to capture tone, color, light, and atmosphere by using a variety of drawing and painting techniques.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Social Media Management

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

This intensive course will focus on tools used in the digital marketing field to manage social network platforms. It will focus on effective research for data gathering and analysis required to profile the so-called “personas”. Carrying out consistent net researches will help students to create engagement with targeted posts, online contents, and hyperlinks, as well as managing multiple platforms’ likes, comments, follows, subscriptions, and other viral processes. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Sound Branding

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

What is a Brand? It is a promise that has a name and a value. The identity of a brand is delivered through a complex apparatus that hits all the senses of the human being: sight, smell, touch, hearing - perception as a whole.

The unity of senses exponentially increases the possibility of assimilation. More the senses involved, more one learns and remembers. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the multisensory complexity of brands, focusing on the role of sound in emphasing the power of the brand. 

The course combines critical-cultural knowledge, creative research and technical process within the analysis and design a sound brand. Students will be introduced to the world of sound design and branding, and then guided in the production of a sound brand. At the end of the course students will have understood how to apply the tecniques of sound design to the branding process and hot to design and make a proper sound brand.

Requirements

The course is addressed to students who have not a background in sound design and branding but have a strong interest in exploring this practices.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Sound Design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

This course combines critical-cultural knowledge, creative research, and technical process within the analysis and design of sound in different production areas: from electronic music production to sound design for film, television, and radio. Students will be introduced and exposed to the sound design process, in order to acquire and practice all the knowledge necessary for the production of their project. At the end of the course students will be able to make research and analysis for the development of a sound concept; understand sound design methodology; use proper tools; make a simple sound design project.

Requirements

The course is addressed to students who do have not a background in sound design but have a strong interest in this design domain.

Milan Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Textile design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Advanced level

The first part of this course will focus on gaining a basic knowledge of the available materials, structures, learnings to make informed and responsible choices. After becoming more acquainted with what is necessary to make a textile expert do its job from a practical perspective, the course will focus on the aesthetic considerations covering the fields of manipulation, surface design (printing and embroidery) and nets/lace-like fabrics (cut work, devoré). The students will then choose a specific situation for which to design a textile based on the previously acquired information and skills and to produce a mini project outlining the reasons for their choices and illustrating this with samples. This course is intended for final year university students or those with some initial work experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity

Requirements

This course is designed for final-year university students and for those with some working experience in the field of fashion, who wish to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English


Summer course in Travel photography: from Rome to Milan

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Experience course

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of photography while exploring Rome, one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities, and Milan, one of the world’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities. Through practical workshops, you will experiment with creative composition, camera controls, lighting, and color films. The lecturer will guide you through the discovery of narrative aspects of travel photography, focusing on portraying places, events, and themes, and on using storytelling techniques as tools to communicate your experience and vision. You will also gain familiarity with a variety of techniques to correct or improve images through the use of computer software.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Urban brand design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

This course aims to introduce participants to the topic of branding, focusing especially within the context of local brands and landmarks, such as regions and cities. Empowered by their communication approach, a must for every entity is to work on the definition of their image and perception, both from a commercial and from an institutional point of view. The target of GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION Field territorial branding is to build brand experiences for tourism or institutions, in order to increase the capacity to reach new audience, through a process of brand design and experience design: research, analysis of values, and defining a strategy. Relying on case-studies for inspiration, students will engage in workshops to learn how to emphasize features and how to build communication strategies suitable in many business contexts. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Urban graphics and typographic mapping

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of typography for design projects. Alternating lectures to practical workshops, students will learn the technical terminology needed to distinguish calligraphic and lettering issues, character and font clusters, and how to distinguish typefaces, letter features, weight and glyph characteristics in a typeset. Using vector graphics software, participants will also practice how to compose, to edit and to work with text, with the purpose of designing head titles or layouts, and body copy structuring, eventually mastering concepts such as readability and hierarchy of weights. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Visual design

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

During this intensive course, students will gain knowledge of the different visual communication concepts and tools. Participants will be guided through a path marked by both lectures and practical workshops in order to learn digital skills and the methods of visual representation. At the end of the course each student will be able to find his own visual style and to develop his own personal project. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Requirements

This course is intended for students who have no background in visual design and for students who are attending or will attend their first year of university studies in art and design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in Visual merchandising

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Intermediate level

The analysis of visual merchandising strategies for showrooms, concept stores, mono-brand stores, and department stores, will be the key elements of this course, along with the study and understanding of the tools used to create a strategic language for fashion brands. Students will develop a theoretical, analytical, and critical approach through guided tour visits to the most relevant concept stores in Milan. At the end of the course, they will be asked to develop an individual project. This course is intended for students with some background in that specific subject area and to students attending or having completed one or two years of their university studies in Art and Design who are keen on building upon this through hands-on training experience.

Requirements

This course is designed for final year university students or those with some initial working experience in the field willing to explore new opportunities combining strategy and creativity.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   English


Summer course in VR and 360° video creation

  • 2 Weeks |  Full-time | 3 ECTS | 4 & 6 weeks sessions also available

Introductory level

Nowadays, becoming an immersive creator is both a considerable challenge and a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and media producers. This course explores all aspects of producing a 360° video using today’s most relevant technologies. First, students will examine why modern virtual reality is a new type of medium distinct from all previous forms, and they will gain an in-depth understanding of the 360° camera discovering which tools work best in which scenarios. Next, participants will identify stories that are better told through an experience than through other media. Finally, they will get hands-on practice with the complete workflow of a virtual reality project, including developing the concept, choosing the technology, doing preproduction, and shooting in 360° video, followed by the post-production processes of editing, stitching, finalizing, and publishing 360° videos. This course is intended for students without any academic background in the specific subject area and for students attending their first year of university studies in Art and Design.

Milan Campus

Next intake: July, August

Language:   English



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