Language

Italian

Start date

October 2022

Frequency

Full time

Fruition

On Campus

Duration

3 Years

Credits

180

Learn how to create visual languages to connect worlds apart with the Graphic Design Undergraduate Programme at IED Torino

Build a bridge between worlds apart, creating a language for easy interaction and communication. Learn how to approach projects through critical thinking, with study and research being your first step towards creating the best solutions. Listen to the needs of our society, connect with empathy, and keep experimenting as you look for innovative solutions based on social responsibility principles. 
Over your three-year programme in Graphic Design at IED Torino, you will have the opportunity to explore the world of graphic design over all its horizons. You will study such subjects as design methods, art and graphic design history, photography and many others. This will help you become a multitasking professional, a Polymath who can move easily across multiple applications of Graphic Design.
On your training, you will cover traditional graphic design areas -such as publishing graphics, brand identity, packaging, and environmental design- along with new media and digital related activities, such as web design, interaction design, and animation.
 

Information to decide

Exploring and learning how to apply graphic design to its many different forms
 

Our Undergraduate Programme in Graphic Design at IED Torino is shaped with a strong lab-based approach, where project design disciplines are offered as a central part of each term. Starting with preliminary subjects and activities, you will go deeper into the main disciplines and broaden your scope of work until you get to carry out projects where you can exchange ideas and work directly with our partner companies, based on specific methods that come very close to real-life professional work. 
Other than the skills acquired through specific projects, over the three years of your training in Graphic Design you will expand your historical/critical, socio-economic, strategic, analytical and technical productive expertise, while also developing technical tools, such as software for image management, vector drawing and page setting, as well as specialist software for web and social media.
This programme has been designed to train up future Graphic Designers with full knowledge, skills and creativity to experiment across multiple areas of visual communication. They will be able to work with communication systems as complex environments where different media, tools and languages come into play.
More specifically, over the three years of your training in Graphic Design you will be involved in a variety of projects where you will learn how to develop all-round communication solutions. These will include everything from analysis, research and study all the way to building a storytelling narrative as a support for the presentation of your projects. You will also be able to create cross-media communication campaigns, from concept creation to translation into graphic design projects. 
 

The Graphic Design degree programme at IED Torino is the best option for those like you who are inspired by the power of images as a way of communication. It is also for those who can grasp any differences from the world of art, as graphic design stands apart in terms of approaches, methods and targets to be achieved. 

Whether you have a craftsman-like attention to detail in your approach to graphic design and want to learn more about the best techniques and tools in use, or if you want graphic design to work as your own form of self-expression, making a difference as you move into your future career. Also, whatever your personal background, the key thing will always be your determination to experiment and challenge yourself to succeed in this ever-evolving field. 
Over the three years, the IED community will be extremely important to your education. You will have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals, who will provide regular feedback on your projects as you go along the way. You will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with students from other IED programmes and work on multidisciplinary projects. Your lecturers will support you in your personal growth, and continuous exchange of views will be constantly encouraged as a result of a small number of students in each classroom.
 

The Graphic Design degree programme is just right for you if you are looking for the best quality education. The different courses, subjects, methods and practical sessions offered as part of this training, along with high quality teaching, will contribute greatly to your development into a future professional with full awareness of how powerful Graphic Designers can be in our society today.
The aim of this programme is to train up professionals who can combine their practical skills and knowledge with a new perspective on the world around them. They will also be able to translate their own feelings into visual concepts with useful, practical and marketable impact, always looking ahead to the future. 
The Graphic Design Undergraduate Programme at IED Torino takes inspiration from the typical project design approach and methods of Publishing Design. In addition to result orientation, great emphasis is also placed on each step of the whole design process. Based on this approach, the main focus of the programme will be on a deep understanding of current market trends, as a first step into developing new solutions with practical, useful, effective, and powerful impact. This approach will help you develop a genuine empathy for project design and a deeper understanding of how to achieve your goals. This is not all! You will also be able to move closer to a more author-based approach to design, with full awareness of social, cultural, and historical implications of your future career as a Graphic Designer. 

The three-year degree programme in Graphic Design at IED Torino has been designed to train up skilled professionals who can meet the overall needs of the industry and work across a variety of contexts, including graphic design studios, corporate communication and design departments, publishing houses, web agencies and advertising agencies. They will mainly cover such roles as Graphic and Visual Designer, Art Direction Coordinator, Publishing Designer, Data Visualizer, Visual Storyteller, Web Architect, UX and Media Designer. 
 

Syllabus

first year

On your first year, you will approach preliminary subjects to acquire basic training, skills, and methods that build the toolbox of any Graphic Designer.

HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF DRAWING AND GRAPHIC ARTS
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
PROJECT DESIGN METHODOLOGY
PUBLISHING GRAPHICS FUNDAMENTALS
GRAPHIC DESIGN 1
THEORY OF PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF FORM
SEMIOTICS OF ART
 



second year

The second year will focus on developing your methods through supervised project design activities. As a Graphic Designer, you will acquire knowledge of the job-specific areas of your future career, through hands-on experience and projects contracted by partner companies of IED.

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHENOMENOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
BRAND DESIGN
SOCIOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION
FILM AND VIDEO HISTORY
PRINTING PROCESS TECHNIQUES
WEB AUDIOVISUAL TECHNIQUES
VIDEOGRAPHY
GRAPHIC DESIGN 2
 



third year

On your third year, you will be working on projects of growing complexity, in particular on your dissertation project. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn how to work independently as you gain experience with project design on the field. This will be the year when you learn how to manage the different steps of developing an idea as a whole.

MASS MEDIA THEORY AND METHOD
GRAPHIC DESIGN 3
DIGITAL VIDEO
DESIGN MANAGEMENT
ART DIRECTION
GRAPHIC DESIGN
 

Faculty

Francesca Pignataro

Art Director and Graphic Designer

Course Coordinator

Fabio Franchino

Silvia Virgillo

Lecturer        

Giovanni Cavalleri

Lecturer        

Achille Filipponi

Author and publisher

Sara Fortunati

Giada Montomoli

Artist

Vanessa Poli

Andrea Viberti

Designer and founder of hellobarrio

Marco Romano

Illustrator    

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