Get involved as a leading player into the Italian culture of project design: the Undergraduate Course in Product Design at IED Cagliari will take you through a history recognised all across the world for its aesthetic, technological, functional and emotional values
You will learn how to effectively respond to market and people's needs, while exploring all possible solutions. Indeed, the Product Design Programme will introduce you to the study of design and art, sociology and anthropology, all of which will help you interpret and better understand the changing world. You will practice prototyping and 3D modelling, and we will discover together how to introduce self-made creations onto the market, using new technologies and marketing strategies that will make you an entrepreneur of your own ideas.
We will walk you through the many possibilities of your future professional life: you can be a designer working for a company providing know-how and expertise to the manufacturing industry, or become a freelancer always in close and live contact with the market. The aim of the programme, indeed, is to train future designers with an all-round product vision.
Be part of a tradition that originates from local craftsmanship and opens up to the world with a sense of curiosity. The Undergraduate Programme in Product Design will be your opportunity to understand the needs of today’s world, create innovations and shape a new vision for a more sustainable future, caring for the environment and people.
The Undergraduate Programme in Product Design at IED Cagliari aims to provide cultural, methodological, technical and technological knowledge applied to specific areas and projects, as students are given the opportunity to work closely with industry, sharing experience with the manufacturing and cultural environment.
You will be part of a vast laboratory of shared know-how growing year after year as a result of continuous interaction between all the IED schools. Your knowledge will be combined with related skills, while through learning and sharing you will be able to build solid foundations for projects of increasing complexity.
You will acquire knowledge, learn a method and develop technical skills that you will translate into projects. You will put yourself to the test working with real customers, designing on your own or as a team with your classmates. You will develop teamwork skills and build connections, learning about design in its many facets and being able to manage projects both independently and as part of a team.
If curiosity is the main driver of your learning, the three-year Undergraduate Programme in Product Design at IED Cagliari can offer you an exciting education opportunity. Your skills will expand and evolve to always meet the new challenges of the market. If you want to explore traditions, history and innovations, if you seek a creative way to express your imagination, bringing answers and searching for the right questions, this is exactly the Product Design programme for you.
Along your path, all of your previous experience and background will be the key source of your inspiration bringing together your know-how and creativity to shape your own idea of product design.
Close interaction with lecturers and classmates, manufacturers and designers, combined with a project-oriented methodology learnt and acquired along the way, will allow you to develop strategic design thinking, which is a key asset for successful project management as a whole, from creation to assessment and promotion.
The three-year programme in Product Design at IED Cagliari enjoys close contact with local industrial and cultural environment, while also being connected to the main product design networks, domestically and internationally. With this strong background, you can either decide to remain on Sardinia island to carry on your career at the end of the programme, or move to other parts of Italy -or abroad- with full confidence.
Over the three years we will work together on your educational career, which will be focused on a variety of workshops, contests, seminars, special projects and cross-cutting activities. You will also meet students from different backgrounds and locations, thus having the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary approach to product design.
The distance between you and the labour market will be reduced as you move from one project to the next:: you will work with lecturers selected from among the best professionals in the creative industry and from some of the most innovative sectors worldwide, all of them working actively on the market, ready to provide support and help you develop your project idea.
At the end of the programme you will feel confident using the methods and knowledge acquired to work as a Product Designer, Service Designer, Designer for New Crafts, Systems Designer, Material, Component and Technical Device Research Assistant, Concept Designer. You will be able to shape your career across a variety of opportunities, using a circular approach and making the most of the knowledge and experience shared at IED.
During your first year, you will learn a method and develop key technical, cultural and design skills that will allow you to shape your creative flow. By the end of the year, you will be able to process and interpret the world around you with great confidence, bringing the perfect amount of creativity to your projects.
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 1
TECHNICAL AND PROJECT DESIGN
DESIGN HISTORY 1
PRODUCT DESIGN 1
THEORY OF PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
During your second year, you will carry out your projects using the methods, tools and knowledge learned so far. All the things you will have learned, including cultural and technical knowledge, will be helpful for you to carry out your projects, and step by step you will become increasingly skilled and confident.
MATERIALS TYPOLOGY 2
DESIGN TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES
DESIGN HISTORY 2
PRODUCT DESIGN 2
DIGITAL MODELLING TECHNIQUES - 3D SOFTWARE
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURAL PROCESSES
HISTORY OF APPLIED ARTS
Your third year will bring you a greater degree of self-reliance: you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills to confidently engage in advanced project design, and that knowledge will provide a solid foundation to build your final dissertation work. You will enhance your know-how and develop the tools needed to successfully carry out and promote your projects. You will strengthen your personal skills towards a successful professional career.
PRODUCT DESIGN 3
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
LAYOUT AND GRAPHIC RENDERING TECHNIQUES
Architect and Interaction Designer
Product and Service Design
Interior and Spatial design, Product and Service Design, Graphic Design and Visual Communication
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