Graphic Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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

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

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Get an insight into the creative professions: Graphic Designer

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 in 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.

Professional Profile: Graphic Artist, Visual Communications Manager, Multimedia Designer

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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
In 1999, after a long and important experience as a designer with autocad (and innumerable in-depth courses) he moved on to graphic design, his true passion. He is the father of three children, he has an aquarium, a motorcycle and his own consulting firm in the field of software and graphic design in Milan.

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
He has been working in advertising and communication since 1988 as a copywriter, then became creative director. Today he runs a company called Smack - Comunicazione di Parola, especially devoted to the digital and social communication from a strategic perspective. Don't worry, be content.   

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.

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
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.

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.

Roberto Ghislandi

Roberto Ghislandi
Photographer

Salvatore Giunta

Salvatore Giunta

Agostino Matranga

Agostino Matranga

Nazzareno Mazzini

Nazzareno Mazzini
Graduated in Theoretical Philosopy he has worked for many years in publishing industry (Garzanti, Feltrinelli). He is Studio Calabiana video graphics owner, director of educational video, and has conceived several communication campaigns. He has been teaching cinema history and cinematographic language in IED since 1993.    

Sergio Messina

Sergio Messina
He is an Italian musician, radio maker, writer, and artist currently teaches  History of Pop Culture at IED Milano.In 1989 his no copyright, self distributed song Radiogladio got him international attention.Subsequently he produced Curre curre guaglio', 99 Posse's debut album and then his own La Vendetta del Mulino Bianco. As a remixer he's worked with many Italian musicians, including Avion Travel, Casino Royale and Elio e le Storie Tese. His Radio art works have been produced and broadcast by many stations worldwide since the late 80es, including the Italian RAI and the Austrian ORF. Since 1996 Messina has a page on the underground music magazine Rumore. From 2003 until 2007 he collaborated with the Italian edition of Rolling Stone magazine, writing about technology, rock'n'roll, and holding a column on alternative sexualities.  

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, 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.

Marco Pea

Marco Pea

Mauro Panzeri

Mauro Panzeri

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