Graphic Design

Major in Graphic Design

Three year Courses - Milan

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The course of Graphic Design aims to form a designer of visual communication. This professional role foresees the ability to create communication tools, and to create the language and images which are capable of effectively transmitting the message and the value they are striving for.

Professional Profile: Graphic Artist, Visual Communications Manager, Multimedia 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: Turin -  Rome -  São Paulo -  Barcelona -  Madrid - 
  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2017
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

The areas in which the Graphic Designer operates, range from the design of the visual identity of a company or product, to the realization of the packaging, to the creation of the graphics used in all company communication channels on line and off.

The first year of the course of Graphic Design is dedicated to the introductory aspects of the field, and specifically to acquiring the basics, with regard to the culture, the tools and the rules which distinguish and characterize a project based behavior. In particular: font types used as tools of the graphic artist, the genesis and perception of forms and colors, software specific to graphics, the elaboration of images, including the cultural knowledge which allows one to interpret and decode the language of visual communication and cinema.

The second year concentrates on the methodology and project design internships. The future Graphic Designer gains knowledge and competence in several specific professional fields, through practical experience in three areas of visual communications: the area of expressiveness, where symbols are transformed into trademarks, logos, posters; the area of rationality, where story building takes place through text, images and pages, and where each element has a precise role, and finds its place through the graphical and typographical choices made; lastly the interactive area, and the organization of information which is available to the end user.

During the third year of the course of Graphic Design, the student concentrates on advanced project design through professional real world assistant training, experiencing real life situations as required of a Graphic Designer: from the corporate image, to product communication projects, editorial graphics to interactive design and television graphics, all through an extensive cross-media experience. The final thesis project is both complex and detailed, carried out in collaboration with organizations and companies who work together with the European Design Institute and who are looking for original and innovative solutions.

The course is recognized by MIUR as an Academic Diploma Level I

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

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

Giangiorgio Fuga

Giangiorgio Fuga
Worldfamous Type and Typography Designer. He designed institutional and typographic fonts for Editoriale L’Espresso, Yamaha Motors, MAG JLT, MetroBrescia, and several editorial graphic and corporate projects. He teaches in Italy and Brasil and he is Lecturer for several national and international institutions. Senior Associate of AIAP (Italian Association of Visual Communication Design) and Member of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).  

Francesca Valan

Francesca Valan
Industrial Designer specialised in designing of colours, materials, and details (CMF Design). She defines the strategy for the chromatic identity of several product typologies, from computers to furniture for the office, appliances, sport items, paints, and toys. Her works are published in magazines and design and architecture books. 

Paolo Ravasi

Paolo Ravasi
Architect and Designer. Since 2006, he works in the field of interior and furniture design and supports teachings organising several didactic workshops.

Massimo Hachen

Massimo Hachen
Architect, Designer, and Artis. His activity in architecture focuses on restoration. As Designer, he deals with several fields, from furniture for the office, to electric products, setting-ups for museums, and computer graphics. In arts, he works in concrete art and light art. 

Giacomo Cusano

Giacomo Cusano

Simona Marzorati

Simona Marzorati

Silvia Mainoni

Silvia Mainoni

Emiliano Poggi

Emiliano Poggi

Paolo Rognoni

Paolo Rognoni

Antonella Giardina

Antonella Giardina

Tina Porcelli

Tina Porcelli
Movie critic and professor of moving images culture

Sara Caliumi

Sara Caliumi

Marco Baraldi

Marco Baraldi

Laura Loprieno

Laura Loprieno

Stefano Polli

Stefano Polli

Bruno Gregory

Bruno Gregory

Giulia Tacchini

Giulia Tacchini
Master Degree in Product Design and a passion for food design. She wrote for Essen a Taste Magazine, Leifoodie and Dispensa and worked as Food Stylist and Food Event planner. She’s currently dealing with food taboos, food anthropology and entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. Cofounder of Entonote’s project.

Massimo Salomoni

Massimo Salomoni

Dario Accanti

Dario Accanti

Simona Bordone

Simona Bordone

Nicoletta Cavallazzi

Nicoletta Cavallazzi

Patrizia Chiesa

Patrizia Chiesa

Davide Corno

Davide Corno
Long face, wide smile. Grey hair but colorful mind. Degree in Philosophy, Master in Marketing. 10 years experienced in advertising (daytime as account, nighttime as copywriter). Public official for 4 years, school manager for 6, editorial coordinator for nearly 20. Freelancer and freethinker, always. Linkedin 

Bettina Di Virgilio

Bettina Di Virgilio
She has been working as Designer for over than 10 years, with her own studio based in Milano. Her projects won several prizes of interaction and product design. In 2004, she was selected to be part of the Adobe Guru, with specialisation on Photoshop. Adobe Certified Instructor and part of the Adobe Community Professional, she's Author of six handbooks about Photoshop. Lecturer of Computer Graphics at Istituto Europeo di Design since 2006.  

Eleonora Fiorani

Eleonora Fiorani
Epistemology and essayist

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
Art Director - Curator

Roberto Ghislandi

Roberto Ghislandi
Photographer

Salvatore Giunta

Salvatore Giunta

Agostino Matranga

Agostino Matranga

Nazzareno Mazzini

Nazzareno Mazzini
Ies Abroad

Sergio Messina

Sergio Messina
Sergio Messina is a very unusual character in the Italian artistic and media landscape. Born in Rome in ‘59, he started DJing in radio stations in 1975, at the very beginning of the pirate/private radio movement in Italy. In the 80s he worked for a number of stations, developing more and more uncommon formats until he started collaborating with AudioBox, the radio art broadcast of Rai (national public broadcast station of Italy) where he was a producer and artist for five years. Meanwhile he worked as a professional Dj (1982 - 1988) and was briefly involved in the very first hip hop movement in Rome. In 1989 he took the stage with RadioMantra, an electronic radio show with PC and samplers on stage. Within this set (that was performed live over 150 times in two years both in Italy and Europe) in 1990 he made RadioGladio, a “no copyright” song/message aimed at American audiences. It was distributed for free in 400 master cassettes, inviting people to duplicate it (finally giving double deck tape recorders something legal to do).

Luca Negri

Luca Negri

Mauro Paffi

Mauro Paffi
Motion Graphics Artist, Editor. After having attended the Literatures and Philosophy Faculty in Bologna, he moves to Milan, where he graduates at IED in computer Graphic and starts teaching. In 2000, he founds Good Times Bad Times-Quality Design & Flawless Execution. He currently collaborates with the most important postproduction and production houses in Milan.

Loredana Parmesani

Loredana Parmesani
Art Critic.

Marco Pea

Marco Pea

Mauro Panzeri

Mauro Panzeri