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Undergraduate Degree in Graphic DesignIED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design
The Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design (240 ECTS) prepares visual designers capable of devising, programming and creating visual communication, both online and offline, to stimulate users.
The course offers an education on the creative processes of investigation, interpreting, conception and production with the objective of communicating, embellishing and finding innovative solutions for a product, a brand or a space through graphic language.
This course is aimed for students who want to proceed in their professional career as a graphic designer, visual communicator, creative director, art director, typographer and branding specialist, corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphic, etc.
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The methodology is based on “learning by doing” and fosters interdisciplinarity between the areas of design, fashion, and management for creative industries through workshops and common projects and yearly projects, as well as the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary manner on the thesis project. The program provides a structured core curriculum, providing incremental learning goals to the students throughout the four years, leading to the thesis or degree final project for real companies.
The first year of this degree is focused on acquiring basic concepts of design, culture and project methods. Students learn to dare to create and communicate.
As from the second year, the necessary technological and project managing tools are explored, to communicate simple and effective visual messages through the development of the own creativity and interdisciplinary methodological processes. Students concentrate on acquiring knowledge on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effect, Apple Final Cut, etc. Also, some elements are emphasised, such as typography in an editorial context, narrative language in audiovisual pieces and motion graphics.
In the third year students begin to contact with companies and also to develop more technical and complex projects, with prototypes and real costs implied, in addition to designs for corporate identity, packaging, signage, posters, etc.
During the fourth year students take a compulsory internship in a company and each one chooses a professional profile. Creative management acquires a great relevance through project management and the capacity of implementing the knowledge acquired in the previous years. In the end, the degree final project is developed in collaboration with real companies.
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.
- 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).
On completion of this program students will receive a BA in Graphic Design.
- Graphic designer
- Visual communicator
- Art director
- Branding specialist
- Corporate image, editorial, packaging, signage, posters, computer graphics, web pages, motion graphics
About this institute
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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