Illustration and Animation

Major in Illustration and Animation

Three year Courses - Milan

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The course of illustration aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. The illustrator possesses a deep knowledge of the language and the specific techniques used in the various areas of application: from a children’s illustrator to a scientific illustrator, a cartoonist, an animator, working in the field of traditional publishing, to the world of advertising.

Professional Profile: Illustrator, Animation Designer

The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF)

This Course is held also in: Milan - 
  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2017
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

The course of Illustration and Animation forms professional artists, an illustrator capable of translating into images, both concepts and ideas, able to create new languages, to invent new ways of using them, and to find links between the various forms of visual expression. He / she is a professional figure capable of analyzing and applying the creative processes and his own graphic interpretation to communicate by signs and images, going as far as using new technologically experimental techniques from the modern multimedia area, including his / her own areas of discovery and research in the field of modern visual communication.

The first year of the course of Illustration is concerned mainly with the skills needed in the practice of designing: in the fundamental phase, the student must understand the concept of a “natural” design, freeing himself from all the technical and scientific structures. The student must learn the techniques of static design, in order to understand the reality around him in its various visual forms, and of moving design, to understand the actions, the dynamics of gestures and the structure of the subjects, and finding his own style through the study of techniques and ways of expression, from the printed page to the web.
The second year concentrates on the methodology and on assisted project design. This phase of the course has as its objective that of favoring the development of the creative component, in order to bring out the personality and the distinctive qualities of the student, through the discovery of a strong personal character, identifiable and original. At the same time that the image is being studied, also the graphic composition is studied. The editorial areas which are discussed are: realistic illustrations for scholastic and illustrative publications, interpretive illustration for narratives, advertising, and in general, the communication of concepts and ideas, children’s illustrations and comics.

During the second year the course deals with advanced design in a simulated professional environment with complex cultural parameters. The student of the course of Illustration must therefore become specifically acquainted with the area of communication in which the designed image must collocate, deepening his knowledge of the details of the social-cultural processes tied to the disclosure and fruition of the image, aside from being fully able to read the historic-critical themes of contemporary visual languages.

During the third year one works on advanced project design and professional simulation, confronting actual design projects as would a professional from the various sectors. The thesis project for the course of Illustration is a project both complex and articulated, in which the student can choose to develop a theme tied to illustrations destined for visual communication or to a more general narrative use.

The course is accredited by MIUR as an Academic Diploma of the First Level.

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IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Dario Albini

Dario Albini
Visual Designer & Art Director

Daniela Brambilla

Daniela Brambilla
Artist

Antonio Dall'Osso

Antonio Dall'Osso
Illustrator

Paolo Daltan

Paolo Daltan
Illustrator

Giuseppe Di Napoli

Giuseppe Di Napoli

Laura Fiori

Laura Fiori
She began her career as Art Director of La Lanterna Magica (Turin, 1984). Author and RAI counselor for L’Albero Azzurro (1989). In 1994, she directed the pilot for the series Zen Stories financed by Cartoon – Media. In 1998, she began making animated short films and projects for interactive media. Member of the RAI Product Innovation Commission, her last production is the short movie Simple Souls, awarded at Fano Film festival in 2011.

Riccardo Galimberti

Riccardo Galimberti
Animator

Giorgio Ghisolfi

Giorgio Ghisolfi
Film director and film teacher specialized in animation

Massimo Giacon

Massimo Giacon
Illustrator

Ferruccio Giromini

Ferruccio Giromini
Illustration Critic

Eleonora Fiorani

Eleonora Fiorani
Epistemology and essayist

Patrizia La Porta

Patrizia La Porta
Illustrator

Chiara Molinari

Chiara Molinari
Animator

Andrea Pagliardi

Andrea Pagliardi
Animator

Loredana Parmesani

Loredana Parmesani
Art Critic.

Luca Pischedda

Luca Pischedda
Illustrator

Alberto Ponticelli

Alberto Ponticelli
Comic artist, Illustrator

Paolo Rui

Paolo Rui
Illustrator

Patrizia Russo

Patrizia Russo
Born in Milan, she started her experience in the animation after specific studies at the Civic School of Milan. Along the years, she joined different productions with many roles, from inbetween to compositing, from character design to animation. She had the opportunity to work for movie productions, commercials, tv series, artistic short movies and educational film for schools and institutions.

Francesco Santosuosso

Francesco Santosuosso
Artist, Illustrator

Giorgio Scorza

Giorgio Scorza
Graduated in Illustration in IED Milan, he’s Art Director and Director of fiction and animation formats. He is also Responsible for the international marketing of Movimenti’s productions. Author of video clips, short movies and animated cartoon series, he is an expert Coordinator and Project Manager for transmedial and interactive multi-platform projects. Teacher of Animated Films and Vice President of Cartoon Italia and Cartoon Lombardia.

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti
Writer, degree in economy, expert in cultural theory and visual communication

Davide Veca

Davide Veca
Animator

Luca Bigliazzi

Luca Bigliazzi
Animator

Federica Colombo

Federica Colombo

Filippo Casale

Filippo Casale
3D artist

Mike Bacchin

Mike Bacchin
Illustrator

Andrea Baldelli

Andrea Baldelli

Mauro Chiesa

Mauro Chiesa
Illustrator

Chiara Dattola

Chiara Dattola
Illustrator

Francesca Galmozzi

Francesca Galmozzi
Illustrator

Adelchi Galloni

Adelchi Galloni
Illustrator

Mauro Gandini

Mauro Gandini
Illustrator

Arianna Vairo

Arianna Vairo
Illustrator

Renato Sorrentino

Renato Sorrentino
Illustrator

Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti
Illustrator

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
Art Director - Curator

Ermanno Guarneri

Ermanno Guarneri
New Media Sociologist and Web Coordinator