Illustrazione e Animazione

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The course offers two specialisations: Illustration and Animation. The first one delivers a creative approach for the production of images intended for traditional publishing, digital products as well as new and unexpected fields like interior design and fashion.

The Animation curriculum trains students to follow as professionals each step of the process that goes from the concept to the finalisation of an animated movie. 

Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2022
  • 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.

Careers - Illustrator, Animation Designer.

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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.

Daniela Brambilla

Daniela Brambilla
Artist

Dario Albini

Dario Albini
Visual Designer & Art Director

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
Epistemologist and essayist, she deals with the new sciences of complexity, those of anthropology and the science of communication. He investigated the objects, the materials, the territoriality, the imaginary of post-modern societies. She is author of several books as The world of objects (2001), The new condition of life (2003), Panoramas of the contemporary (2005 and 2009 2nd ed. Enlarged), Grammar of communication (2006, 3rd ed.) Looks over time of technologies (2017), Apparitions of a distance (2018) and many more. She collaborates with magazines and organizes conferences and exhibitions on interdisciplinary topics.

Patrizia La Porta

Patrizia La Porta
Illustrator

Chiara Molinari

Chiara Molinari
Animator

Andrea Pagliardi

Andrea Pagliardi
Animator

Loredana Parmesani

Loredana Parmesani
Art critic, art historian, and curator, she's the author of several publications on contemporary art including I colori della notte, Arte & Co, L’arte del XX secolo e oltre, as well as numerous essays on books and Italian and foreign magazines. She organized numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad.  She teaches and holds courses and seminars in various Italian universities.

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

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti
Economist, specialized in praxeology and motivational research, he was co-director of the Arcana Editrice, Rome, editorial director of the P.M. Edizioni, Rome, production manager and managing director of International Catering srl., Milan. He is a consultant for integrated business communication in the agro-food sector. He deals with psychopathology of social forms and psychotherapy of expression. 

Davide Veca

Davide Veca
Animator

Chiara Dattola

Chiara Dattola
Illustrator

Arianna Vairo

Arianna Vairo
Illustrator

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
New media Art Critic and Curator. Graduated in Digital Design at IED Milano. Her final thesis was realised in collaboration with the interaction design studio Limiteazero, with which she had been collaborating for several years. She writes articles concerning new technologies and digital culture in general. Moreover, she curates and organizes exhibitions and events related to new media art and interaction design.

Ermanno Guarneri

Ermanno Guarneri
Libraio, is the Founder of the multimedia publishing house ShaKe, with which he has made dozens of titles on new technologies and youth cultures. Since 1999 he has been with Feltrinelli Editore as the Responsible for the websites of the Feltrinelli publishing brands, for which he has designed the projects, including the Stefano Benni Wiki and the sites of Roberto Saviano, Isabel Allende and others. Since 2010 he has also been responsible for the conversion of ebook / epub formats and enhanced formats for Feltrinelli.

Graziella Antonini

Graziella Antonini

Roberta Sironi

Roberta Sironi

Antonio Dall'Osso

Antonio Dall'Osso
Scenographer.

Paolo Daltan

Paolo Daltan
Illustrator

Mauro Gandini

Mauro Gandini
Illustrator

Sergio Messina

Sergio Messina
Sound designer, multimedia author, journalist and performer, has to his credit realizations for production centers, festivals and radio stations all over the world. At the dawn of Italian private radio broadcasting, he collaborates with several broadcasters and later with AudioBox, Rai-RadioUno's radio experimentation program, as Producer, Director, Producer and Author. Founder of Radio Lilliput, the first free access web station in Italy. He contributed to the foundation of the IED Milan course in Sound Design.  

Annalaura Cantone

Annalaura Cantone
Graduated in Illustration at IED Milan, she collaborates with Italian and international art magazines and shows her work in art galleries. She has several rewards to her name, such as Andersen Award 2003, Bologna Kids Book Fair 2002-2005, Bratislava Biennal 2003, American Society of Illustration 2004 and TIBE Fair in Taipei. In 2008 she started collaborating with RAI and Cometafilm.

Mauro Chiesa

Mauro Chiesa
Illustrator

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.