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Two year Graphic Design Program:

FIRST YEAR



Graphic Design I- 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This course is designed to offer the knowledge of desktop publishing, vector graphic, lay-out design, the use of digital and classic media and the professional presentation of digital projects. The student will learn the use of software like Illustrator or Photoshop.

Drawing Techniques - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This course is designed to offer knowledge and experience about the classic drawing and and the modern sketching techniques. The student learns the proportions of the human body, the expressions of color, the importance of light and shadow, the use of colors and different papers.

Advertising and visual communication - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS

In this course the student learns the mechanism of advertising, human psycology and the theory of visual comunication and its importance in the modern media. Students will learn to create presentations for successful advertising campaigns.


3D Graphic Design and 3D Animation I - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
In this course the student will learn to use powerful software like 3D Studio. The course is designed to offer knowledge about the modern 3D modeling techniques, 3D animation, material theory and photo-realistic rendering.

Web Design - 40 accademic hours - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
In this class students learn how to develop a modern web site. This class covers the technical aspects of web design, and teach the design principles that characterize the leading sites. Students will learn also how to create web and CD portfolios of their own design.

Art History - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This course examines art and design from a variety of cultures and geographic regions. It introduces students to the conventional designations of stylistic periods, treats major works and artists in this span of time and familiarizes the student with the traditional methods.

Italian Language I - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
The didactic method based on the inductive and deductive approach. There are two aspects of the lessons, the grammatical part and the communication of the Italian language. They are about themes of culture, of the Italian history and sociality, or any other argument proposed by the students.

Art History II - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This course examines art and design from a variety of cultures and geographic regions. It introduces students to the conventional designations of stylistic periods, treats major works and artists in this span of time and familiarizes the student with the traditional methods.

Graphic Design II - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This course is designed to offer the knowledge of desktop publishing, vector graphic, lay-out design, the use of digital and classic media and the professional presentation of digital projects. The student will learn the use of software like Illustrator or Photoshop.

CAD / Geometrical Drawing - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
This is a course about geometrical drawing and technical representation. Modern CAD systems are used to design the projects and to develop ideas.

 
Portfolio Projects I - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
A professional portfolio is one of the most important things that a young designer needs to start a successful career. In this course the the student builds a professional portfolio adapted to his or her professional objectives. The portfolio is part of the preparation for the final examination.

Italian Language II - 40 academic hours - 3 CREDITS
The didactic method based on the inductive and deductive approach. There are two aspects of the lessons, the grammatical part and the communication of the Italian language. They are about themes of culture, of the Italian history and sociality, or any other argument proposed by the students.

Museum visits / exhibitions 1 CREDIT
It is fundamental that students see with their eyes what masters in the past have created. Teachers will organize guided museum and exhibition visits.

Work Shops 1 CREDIT
Teachers will arrange meetings with groups of students to organize workshops where creative thinking and individual ideas will be focused. This way to act is fundamental for students who want to increase the skills.

 

The courses are taught in english language.