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Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester

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 theItalian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring Semesteris 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 theItalian design systemfrom 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.

Admission requirements

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.


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Program content

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.

Tuition fees

€ 8.100,00

Scholarships & funding

IED offers 73 Scholarships for Master Courses in Italy 20/21

IED Istituto Europeo di Design and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli offer 46 scholarships covering 50% of tuition fee and 27 Tutor positions for Master courses 2020/2021 to study Design, Fashion, Visual Arts, Communication and Art in Italy. Locations involved are Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence and Como.

The deadline of the Scholarship competition follows the courses’ intakes:

  • by June 16th for Master courses starting in November;
  • by September 22nd for Master courses starting in January or February.

For more than fifty years, since 1966 Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual communication and Management.

IED, an international education network with a 100% Italian DNA, includes campuses in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Como, Madrid, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and offers more than 500 courses in English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participation in the contest is subject to registration to the website ied.edu/scholarships-master
  • Participation is strictly reserved to all Candidates who have reached 18 years at the moment of application, in possession of a bachelor degree or – equivalent qualification - or having a job experience in the relevant field. 
  • Candidates need to show proficiency of the course language (B2 level minimum is demanded).

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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid , Barcelona , São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Established in 1966, IED has 45 years...


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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

via A. Sciesa 4
20135 Milano
Italy

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