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Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester

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    Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester
    Semester Courses - Milan

    • Attendance: Full-time
    • Language: English

    Contemporary design encompasses the present, pulling current trends; it is always evolving due in part to the availability of (new) materials and pieces.

    The aim of the Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring Semester is to enrich you with a cultural knowledge on the contemporary design as well as the contemporary art. This allows you to have an overview on the new trends in terms of art, furniture and interior design, as well as learn more about contemporary artists and designers and the different techniques, materials, and tools they use when realizing their artworks.

    The program will also offer you a practical study of the Italian design system from the management and the design methodology perspective. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view.

    Throughout the semester you will be engaged in developing technical and critical skills in the classroom and inside the main trade fairs that highlight the Italian design experience.

    Description.

    Schedule: Lessons run from Monday to Friday, full time

    Target: This course is designed for students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have. A basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator commands is requested.

    Structure and methodology: The first part of the course will allow you to understand the Italian design system, focusing mainly on furniture design. At the same time you will acquire the tools and the methods necessary to analyze a specific collection of a specific brand, through the use of colors, materials and finishings.
    The course is structured around the major international trade shows including Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week, Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.

    Thanks to the basic knowledge acquired at the beginning of the course, you will be able to do an analytical experience on field during the Milano Design week and individuate the main trends in the furniture design filed. This will be the starting point to work on a proposal for a new collection for a “Made in Italy” brand.
    During the course you will develop technical skills which will allow them to translate their ideas in a professional presentation for a client.


    About IED:

    For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.

    The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.

    Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.

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