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.

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 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.

Dario Accanti - Course Coordinator

Dario Accanti - Course Coordinator
 Graphic Designer

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 Artist. 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
Graphic Designer and Coderdojo member

Silvia Mainoni

Silvia Mainoni
Graphic Designer

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.   

Simona Bordone

Simona Bordone
Curator. Founder of Galleria Bordone. Since 2008 he has been dealing with the editorial content of the Domus website and coordinates the series of apps Domus Architecture Guides.

Nicoletta Cavallazzi

Nicoletta Cavallazzi
Packaging Designer. Graduated in Architecture, she deals with graphic design and packaging design right from the thesis, participating in the organization of events and exhibitions at La Triennale and Palazzo Reale in Milan.

Paolo Rognoni

Paolo Rognoni
Brand Designer and Packaging Designer.

Stefano Polli

Stefano Polli
Graphic Designer e Live Media Artist.

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.

Emiliano Poggi

Emiliano Poggi
Scenographer and Web Designer.

Antonella Giardina

Antonella Giardina
Identity and Graphic Designer.

Laura Loprieno

Laura Loprieno
Art director and Adobe Certified Expert.

Roberto Ghislandi

Roberto Ghislandi
Photographer

Bruno Gregory

Bruno Gregory
Digital Artist and Limited edition designer.

Simona Marzorati

Simona Marzorati
Art Director and Journalist.

Patrizia Chiesa

Patrizia Chiesa
Chief editor and Art Director. Today she is Creative Director at Golf & Turismo and La Corsa. She designed and follows the achievements of Edison's house organ.

Davide Corno

Davide Corno
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.

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.

Agostino Matranga

Agostino Matranga
Communication expert and copywriter.

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.    

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.  

Luca Negri

Luca Negri
Graphic Designer focused on brand identity, Art Director and AIAP member.

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.

Sara Caliumi

Sara Caliumi
Visual Artist and co-founder of Prospectika Group.

Marco Pea

Marco Pea
Graphic Designer and AIAP member.

Mauro Panzeri

Mauro Panzeri
Grafic Design and Art Director.

Salvatore Giunta

Salvatore Giunta
Graphic Designer and Ditroit Co-founder, motion graphic studio.

Gianni Emilio Simonetti

Gianni 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 Famoso

Davide Famoso
Interested in computer science and its applications as a kid, he approached first to programming and then to 3D graphics in junior high school. Since 1999 he has been working as a freelance 3D rendering and DVD authoring for major publishing houses. Since 2006 he is involved in the design and development of web-oriented applications on Flash and Flash Media platforms using the latest technologies to create social networking products and new media. Since 1999 he has collaborated with Adobe Italia as consultant specializing in Video, Web, and Development.

Roberto Rossini

Roberto Rossini
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.

Benedetta Spreafico

Benedetta Spreafico
Freelance Designer and Art Director.

Michelangelo Petralito

Michelangelo Petralito
Art Director.

Simone Baboni

Simone Baboni
Digital designer.

Daniele Mastrapasqua

Daniele Mastrapasqua
Architect and graphic Designer.

Federico Sartori

Federico Sartori
Digital designer.

Bruno D'Arrigo

Bruno D'Arrigo
Graphic Designer.

Lodovico Gualzetti

Lodovico Gualzetti
Designer.

Paolo Accanti

Paolo Accanti
Visual Designer.

Andrea Gucchini

Andrea Gucchini
Graphic Designer. During the last year of Graphic Design at IED Milan he collaborates with Mondadori, designing a special edition of Oscar Mondadori. After graduation he moves to London where he works for the graphic design publishing house Unit Editions. Once ended this experience he goes back to Italy, in Bolzano where he works for Studio Mut until the end of 2016. He moves in Trieste joining the team of Tassinari/Vetta where he works mainly in the editorial field. In 2018 he goes back in his hometown, Bologna, in order to start his activity.

Matteo Nicoli

Matteo Nicoli
Motion Designer.

Matteo Origoni

Matteo Origoni
Architect and Designer.

Silvia Lanza

Silvia Lanza
Graphic Designer, she worked from 2011 to 2015 as a Designer at the Italian headquarters of Interbrand - Global Branding Consultancy - specialized in creating and managing brand value. She has followed Brand Design projects with clients such as Pirelli, Juventus, Lavazza, Kiko Milan and with the international London team to develop the new Piaggio Group identity. In 2015 she joined the 150UP team - The Open Doors Design Studio - working as a Senior Designer.

Paolo Proserpio

Paolo Proserpio
Graphic Designer. Since then he has been working as Graphic Designer with Versace and other clients ranging from corporate identity, web design, packaging to record sleeves. He has been shooting for music magazines, the photo-agency Retna (New York) and Mtv.it for 10 years.

Graziano Vitale

Graziano Vitale
Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor. Graphic Designer, he works for advertising and publishing art. He also works as Author and Illustrator for children's book, Graphic Designer for advertising, publishing art, web and mobile applications.

Stefano Uvietta

Stefano Uvietta
Photographer.

Mauro Santella

Mauro Santella
Graphic Designer.

Olga Salvoni

Olga Salvoni
Designer specialized in color design; she has worked in Francesca Valan Studio dealing with national and international projects. In 2012 she co-founded IOOI’, which offers multidisciplinary design services. She works as a consultant taking care of the CMF design. 

Marina Bonanni

Marina Bonanni
Graphic designer who works in the field of communication and publishing for over 25 years, before as an Art Director, and since 2000 as a freelance offering his advice both in the editorial that for private and small enterprises, for which care of the image, advertising and graphic design in all its aspects. Since 1991 she is professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design in the corse of Graphic and Media Design. She is a member AIAP.

Marco Moro

Marco Moro
Editorial Manager

Andrea Gallo

Andrea Gallo
Video Maker and Producer. Co-founder Sugodesign.tv.

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