Sound Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

Download the brochure

Sound is an essential, often distinctive ingredient in all communication processes and the sound designer is the one who is capable of combining professionalism with art to use all its forms of communication and production, composing incidental music, creating sound effects and electronic manipulations and building soundtracks for events, theatrical performances, shows, websites, sensorial marketing projects, art installations or presentations.

The cinema, media, DVDs and CD Roms, advertising, multimedia installations, audio and video art, corporate events there is no limit to the fields where sound designers work and many of them are still developing now.

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: Sound Designer

Sound pervades through all things, and no form of modern communication is without it, from the subway to the internet, from radio to fashion, from video to advertising to the media in general.

The sound designer is able to work with all types of sound communication and to produce soundtracks consisting of music, speech, sound effects and other electronic manipulations, using finished products (including but not limited to music) and tools to create sound – principally the computer, but also recording studios, mixers etc.

The applications of sound design are infinite, with many still being actively developed, such as sound for the web; applications include cinema, media, dvd and cd-rom, advertising, installations, multimedia, audio and video art, company events and exhibitions.

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.

Painè Cuadrelli - Coordinatore corso

Painè Cuadrelli - Coordinatore corso
Music producer, sound designer and DJ, he has been working in Milan as a freelance since the mid-nineties with his company Compl8 Produzioni. In addition to publishing albums and remixes, he collaborates with visual artists with whom he realizes performances, installations and audiovisuals by participating in festivals and exhibitions throughout Europe. As a sound designer he deals with soundtracks and soundtracks for advertising, fashion shows, theatrical performances and events related to contemporary art, design, fashion and communication. He is the coordinator of the IED course in Sound Design.  

Marco Zangirolami

Marco Zangirolami
Sound engineer and music producer, he has mixed, produced and arranged projects by Italian and international artists.

Paolo Solcia

Paolo Solcia
Graduated in Philosophy of Language, he has been collaborating with Italian and European research centers since 1996 as a composer, performer of electronics and software developer of Live Electronics for Opera, Theater and Dance. Since 1999 he has collaborated with various institutes dedicated to pedagogy, creating multi-sensory workshops for children using new technologies and giving life to the CIPEQUIPE research team in 2006. Since 2000 he is the author of multimedia works and audio-video installations with interactive systems. Since 2005 he is professor of interactive programming in Milan at IED; he conducts workshops in Italy and abroad.

Claudio Gabbiani

Claudio Gabbiani
As an electronic performer and composer, he has been invited to numerous international music conferences and festivals; has made soundtracks for commercials, television documentaries and environmental soundtracks. He has collaborated with the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, dealing with the direction of sound and the computerized realization of the works Mephistopheles (A. Boito) dir. Riccardo Muti, La damnation de Faust "(H.Berlioz) dir. Seji Ozawa, The red and the black (ballet taken from Stendhal on music by H.Berlioz), The witches of Venice (by Beni Montresor on music by Philip Glass), Les Troyens (H.Berlioz) dir. Colin Davis, Carillon (A.Clementi) dir. Zoltan Pesko. 

Taketo Gohara

Taketo Gohara
He is a Japanese record producer, sound engineer and sound designer. During his career he has worked as a producer, arranger and sound engineer with many Italian groups and artists including Vinicio Capossela, Brunori Sas, Negramaro, Motta, Elisa, Mauro Pagani and many others. In the cinematographic field he is specialized as a sound designer and in the mixing of surround soundtracks.

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
She graduated in Digital Design at IED Milan. Her final thesis was realized in collaboration with the interaction design studio “Limiteazero”, with which she collaborated 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.

Franco Fabbri

Franco Fabbri
He obtained the qualification to Full Professor in the disciplinary sector L-ART / 08. He teaches Elements of Economics of Music and History of popular music, and Music Economics and Copyright He is Co-director of the Routledge Global Popular Music series, member of the editorial offices of the journals Music / Reality (LIM), Popular Music (Cambridge University Press), Journal of World Popular Music (Equinox). He was one of the founders of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and was Chairman for three terms.

Gak Sato

Gak Sato
He is Sound artist and Thereminist. He wrote Manual of errors artists inc.Tokyo. In 1990 he graduated from Musashino Art University. From 1998 to 2008 he has been artistic director of Right Tempo Records, Milan. Since 2002 he is professor of Sound Design.

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. 

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.

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.

Dario Gavezotti

Dario Gavezotti
In 2000 he obtained the PNI Scientific High School diploma. He programmes in Java and C, developes with Arduino and Pure Data. It deals with operating systems, software for compressing and managing video, software to manage interaction and integration between I/O hardware and software, developing both programs and electronic parts. Since 2000 he has collaborated with Studio Azzurro, since 2005 with N! 03 and since 2014 with the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan. He has been a lecturer at IED since 2013. 

Dario Piana

Dario Piana
He is dj, producer, remixer and a rare vinyl collector. As a dj, he is the Italian testimonial of Ableton Live and Izotope (Backline), of Allen & Heath (Eko Music Group) mixers, of Zoom, digital recorders, (Mogar Spa); and again, the D16 Group and Nugen Audio plug-ins. Dj since 1979, he has worked in hundreds of clubs in Italy and Europe, always proposing a very eclectic and rhythmic DJ set. It offers a mix of dance, downtempo, with funk, jazz, disco and afro influences, always paying close attention to groove. In December 2011, after many years of experience and production in the most important labels of the sector, he opened Bluenoises records, a digital label specialized in downtempo and other alternative sounds. He also collaborates with other labels, such as Leng Records, Tropical Animals, Editorial, Hot Digits, Spa in Disco, Deep Sense. He is a teacher in the Sound Design course at IED Milan. 

Lorenzo Dal Ri

Lorenzo Dal Ri
He is a sound designer and location recordist, and has been working professionally for over 10 years in the field of audio for advertising, TV and cinema.

Matteo Milani

Matteo Milani
Music & Sound Designer. He works in Milan in the show business. He began his career in the 80s in private radios, recording kilometres of music on magnetic tape. In 2011 he launched the first Italian online store for “made in Italy” sound effects, Unidentified Sound Objects, working also in the audio post-production. He creates sounds and effects libraries and writes music and soundscapes for audiovisual products, events and exhibitions.  

Mattia Trabucchi

Mattia Trabucchi
Sound Designer

Walter Prati

Walter Prati

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.  

Alberto Ricca

Alberto Ricca
Graduated in 2008 in Media Languages ​​from the Catholic University of Milan he then attended the Master in Composition for the Big Screen at the Experimental Cinematography Center of Rome. In 2014, he graduated also in Electronic Music and Sound Technologies at the Conservatory of Como. In the same year, he was chosen by Red Bull to represent Italy at the Tokyo Academy. He carries out an intense activity of studio production and live performances, above all with his own electronic project Bienoise, published by White Forest and Concrete Records and exhibited in the major Italian electronic festivals, and with his label and collective of improvised music, Floating Forest.

Vincenzo Santarcangelo

Vincenzo Santarcangelo
PhD in philosophy and member of the LabOnt research group at the University of Turin. He collaborates as consultant with the Corriere della Sera (La Lettura, Artribune. He is the artistic director of the musical review "Dal Segno al Suono", at the MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture (Matera).

Davide Pensato

Davide Pensato
After graduating in Telecommunications Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, he began his work in the Ubisoft studios in Milan, with the role of Audio Director. Within a couple of years he became the head of the audio department, joining the Board of Directors of Ubisoft Studios Milan. On 1 January 2007 he founded his own company (dpstudios) which offers consulting services for audio games. He collaborates with the main Italian development studios, as well as projects with international clients.

Maria Gonzalez Lopez

Maria Gonzalez Lopez
She works between Milan and Barcelona as I+R&D at InQubator, a multidisciplinary studio, composed of an international team. She deals with projections on buildings, interactivity and video productions for events, festivals, institutions and companies. Co-founder of GEOGAMING Gaming and APP study, winner of a European scholarship for the development and application of new technologies. Periodically he participates in projects as a visual artist with the collective Chinos International CC.

Leopoldo Di Lenge

Leopoldo Di Lenge
Musician producer and sound designer. He is specialized in sound design and audiovisual post production. He began working as a freelance sound engineer and musician on record and television productions for some studios in Milan between 1998 and 2003. From 2003 he began to work fully on audio visual post production, collaborating with various Italian and international broadcasters, specializing in sound design and sound editing for content such as fiction, commercials and TV promotions.

Claudio Buja

Claudio Buja
Graduated in law in Genoa in the eighties he moved to Milan where he worked as a publicist journalist for various magazines but above all in the editorial staff of the monthly Musica e Dischi, specializing in the analysis of the record market. During his recording career he has worked with artists such as Lucio Battisti, Zucchero, Francesco De Gregori, Claudio Baglioni, Jovanotti, Ivano Fossati, Franco Battiato, Carmen Consoli, Gianna Nannini, Anna Oxa and many others; has linked its name to the statement by Elio and the Storie Tese, Antonella Ruggiero, Alex Britti, Fabri Fibra; as editor he administers the works of authors such as Giacomo Puccini, Fabrizio DeAndré, Lucio Dalla, Paolo Conte, Gino Paoli, Rino Gaetano among others. Since 2016 he has been president of the EMusa association (Editori Musicali Italiani Associati). He is a member of the SIAE Supervisory Board and was a member, from 2003 to 2018, of the Music Section Commission. 

Labs

Projects