The 1-year course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design, thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on basic design alongside general training.
The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of view.
The relation between the subjects covered helps in constructing a design methodology, a designers' most vital possession. The general training provides the necessary creative, technical and methodological skills for the further study of visual communication and design during the masters program.
The course lasts 10 months (from October until the end of July) and is entirely taught in English language.
Allows admission to:
-Master’s course in Visual Design
-Master’s course in Web and Digital Design
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design
is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design
pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.
Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.
All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.
The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.
The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design
is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.
These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.
Academic title/specific education in subjects not related to design; CV/resume: full and detailed; Portfolio: with the works you realized in PDF format; Transcript: scanned copy with subjects taken and grades given; Cover letter: around 20 lines; Diploma: scanned copy of last diploma attained; ID card or passport.