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. 

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

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

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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.

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
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

Chiara Dattola

Chiara Dattola
Illustrator

Arianna Vairo

Arianna Vairo
Illustrator

Renato Sorrentino

Renato Sorrentino
Illustrator

Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti
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
New Media Sociologist and Web Coordinator

Graziella Antonini

Graziella Antonini

Federico Gaggero

Federico Gaggero
2D Artist, Animator and Illustrator. Born in Genova, Italy, he studied in IED Milan and at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. During the last years, he has been working as Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard Artist for several animation and games companies, in Milan and Los Angeles, in projects like short movies, animated TV series, videogame productions, and visual development for animation.

Roberta Sironi

Roberta Sironi