Media Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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A Media Designer is a producer and digital artist working in the communications field across various platforms, mixing languages of communication in an increasingly integrated way in creative and editorial choices, technological solutions and production formulas. The activity of the interaction designer integrates the design and development of interactive contents with a transmedia story for entertainment, communication, gaming, advertising and information.

Professional Profile: The interaction designer can work freelance or in collaboration with agencies for communication and human-computer interaction development, web agencies, and cross media factories, production companies, new media broadcasters, integrated graphic design studios, publishers for digital products, e-games, apps and interactive interfaces, companies working in communication and distribution for entertainment, information and communication, artistic enhancement, net marketing, community management and cross-media editing for large editorial groups or independent productions.

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 Interaction Designer is an experrt in dealing with and managing sounds and images, interfaces and interactive content.

The first year is an approach based on the fundamentals, in which one learns about the basic techniques and methodology necessary to operate on projects. During the year, one gains knowledge about the basic tools, both operational and conceptual: from the basic graphic design project for the development of all the interface-applications to the perception of forms and colors, from the software for drawing to how to work on images, from the basics involved in programming to the development of applications. One also learns about the cultural basics which allow one to interpret and decode the different languages of visual communication, contemporary art and cinema.

The second year is based upon design projects and the realization of a multimedia product, experimenting with all the potential applications: usability, interfaces, graphics programs, programming. The projects are concentrated on the following themes: new media interaction, web communication, interactive systems, and game design. During the year, further experience with application software is given, applying these to the development of an assisted project, with the goal of dealing with all the different aspects of the profession.
The making of applications for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad...), the design of interactive exhibitions and environments, and game design, are the three macro-areas which all the theoretical, technical and cultural teachings revolve around during this second year.

The third year is dedicated to the specialization and deepening of knowledge regarding all those aspects which are needed to finish in the best way possible a multimedia product. Students must be able to demonstrate knowing how to manage an autonomous project: the project is conceived according to a vision of cross-media, and the students must know how to manage the communication of the project, make coherent choices according to their promised goals and be able to sustain their project choices.
The thesis project represents a fundamental learning experience of the three year course, in which the student puts to use all of his / her cultural experience, design and technical abilities matured during the three years in conditions involving a complex design problem, under conditions which simulate a professional situation. The project themes may be of a practical nature or based on theoretical research.

The course is accredited by MIUR as an Academic Diploma of the First Level

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.

Loredana Parmesani

Loredana Parmesani
Art Critic.

Tiziana Gemin

Tiziana Gemin
Art Director - Curator

Eleonora Fiorani

Eleonora Fiorani
Epistemology and essayist

Tina Porcelli

Tina Porcelli
Movie critic and professor of moving images culture

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti

Giovanni Emilio Simonetti
Writer, degree in economy, expert in cultural theory and visual communication

Franco Belluschi

Franco Belluschi
It manager web and Application developer

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.

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 "guru", a kind of consultant specializing in Video, Web, and Development.

Maria Gonzalez Lopez

Maria Gonzalez Lopez

Fabrizio Infante

Fabrizio Infante
Management developer and promotional applications

Luca Infante

Luca Infante
Software Developer

Aldo Manara

Aldo Manara
IT manager

Michele Manghi

Michele Manghi

Ornella Mignone

Ornella Mignone
Expert on iconography of contemporary art

Mauro Paffi

Mauro Paffi
Motion Graphics Artist, Editor. After having attended the Literatures and Philosophy Faculty in Bologna, she moved to Milan, where he graduated in IED in computer Graphic and where he has been teaching since 2001. In 2000 founded Good Times Bad Times-Quality Design & Flawless Execution. He’s currently collaborating with the most important post production and production houses of Milan.

Giovanni Pieralisi

Giovanni Pieralisi

Paolo Solcia

Paolo Solcia
Sounds, images, words and numbers

Piero Babudro

Piero Babudro
Freelance Journalist, Digital media consultant

Sara Caliumi

Sara Caliumi

Davide Colla

Davide Colla
Designer, he started his career in a communication agency based in Frankfurt. During this experience, he won the prestigious IF Design Award in the Digital communication Section. In 2013 he founded a digital branding called 150UP, a small studio which works for customers like Barilla, Pirelli and RedBull and develops in house APP as “The First Calendar”.

Giacomo De Cillis

Giacomo De Cillis
Web developer

Livio Di Miceli

Livio Di Miceli
Video Desgner

Dario Gavezotti

Dario Gavezotti
System Integrator

Ermanno Guarneri

Ermanno Guarneri
New Media Sociologist and Web Coordinator

Davide Sgalippa

Davide Sgalippa
Video and Interaction Designer

Jacopo Panfili

Jacopo Panfili
Sound Design