Media Design

Undergraduate Courses - Venice

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The Three-year course in Media Design prepares professionals able to explore and create new approaches to digital and traditional media and to coordinate all the stages in the designing and production of media instruments. Thanks to strong technical skills, students become able to use different creative languages, managing images, videos, sounds, and messages. They deal with graphic and video design, multimedia narration, entertainment design, web design and web development, development of mobile app, creation of graphic artworks for social networks, and the realisation of interactive experiences.


  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
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The professional context for Media Designers deals with the valorisation of products and services for companies and it is much extended: development agencies of communication and interactive contents, production houses, integrated graphic studios, digital – games or apps – publishers, communication, entertaining and information distribution companies, and interactive product design.

Methodology and structure – This educational pathway provides design and technical-practical competences. Students acquire a solid knowledge of different media and learn to manage complex digital communication projects. 

The first year has a preparatory approach, providing the methodological bases and the technical notions that are necessary to manage successfully a multimedia project, from the concept to the practical realisation. 
Theoretical courses allow interpreting and codifying the languages of virtual communication, contemporary art, and cinema, while during practical lessons students learn photographic and video techniques, the use of software for the elaboration of images, layouts and personalised websites.

The second year deals with designing and realisation of a multimedia product, experimenting all the possible applications, such as usability, interfaces, graphic software, and programming. Design projects focus on the following topics: new media interaction, web communication, interactive systems, and net marketing. 

The third year is dedicated to the in-depth analysis and finalisation of a multimedia product that students are asked to manage in autonomy, from cross-media design to the communication of the project, making design choices that are coherent to the objectives. 

Professional opportunities – Digital communication professionals, experts in new media interaction and unconventional marketing. Digital Artists 2D and 3D, Producers of edutainment contents, videos, motion graphics, and interfaces for virtual reality, immersive reality, and interactive installations.

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.

Eva Ogliotti

Eva Ogliotti
Author of several essays and scientific publications dedicated to the themes of semiotics applied to the arts and fashion. Member of GESC - Grupo de Estudios de Semiotica de la Cultura (Madrid) and of the Center for Research LISaV - International Semiotics Laboratory (Venice), she obtained a PhD in Theory and History of Arts.

Marco dal Monte

Marco dal Monte
Graduated with a Final Project on Art Nouveau and a PhD on Art Film and Venice International Film Festival, at Ca' Foscari University. He carried out research on museum cinematography and multimedia, publishing and realizing workshops on methodologies for the production of multimedia installations and film history on art in Italy and Switzerland. He also personally makes multimedia contributions for museums and temporary exhibitions in Italy.

Lucia Veronesi

Lucia Veronesi
Artist and lecturer, her artistic research goes from painting to collage, from drawing to installation with a particular interest in video and moving images. His works have been presented in numerous galleries both in Italy and abroad and at numerous national and international video reviews. She was founder and director of Spazio Punch, a non-profit space based in Giudecca / Venice.

Emanuele Basso

Emanuele Basso
Director, Artist and Montator, Founding Member of the collective Dhomus Art. From 2007 to 2014 he was the official correspondent of the European Cineuropa cinema channel in the Days of authors section of the Film Festival. As operator, he  participated in the production of documentaries produced by Rai and Sky and has carried out numerous projects for foundations, institutions and private companies. Since 2016, he has been collaborating with Riccardo Marino for the production of television formats for Marcopolo, Alice and Casa Design e Stile.