|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€8,800.00 per year
Enrollment Fee €3,000 (per year)
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
For Academic Year Courses (BASIC, ONE-YEAR, MASTER, and other courses that exceed 3 months) Non-EU students should make their application by 2 months prior to the course commencement date
1. Complete the ACCADEMIA RIACI application form and fax it to ACCADEMIA RIACI, ACCADEMIA RIACI’ s office or Information Centers.
Note: When applying to ACCADEMIA RIACI, the student commits to agree and accept the coditions stated in the GENERAL CONDITION TO THE ENROLLMENT IN THE COURSES of ACCADEMIA RIACI . Those who cannot agree will be rejected, and the amount paid will not be refundable.
– Original ACCADEMIA RIACI Application Form (PDF)
The Product Design Major provides a professional education for those wishing to bring order, utility, aesthetics, and appropriateness to the products, contents, and processes of our modern global society. The program prepares students for careers in the design of products, integrating the design of communications, furniture, equipment, and interfaces. In addition, issues of human factors research, computer-aided design, product development, manufacturing, business, and a host of other considerations related to the humanistic uses of technology are addressed. The department emphasizes the development of graphic, sculptural and spacial design skills as a complement to creative problem solving, technical innovation, and effective communications during the solution of actual problems of design. After initial coursework introducing basic design, communication, and collaboration processes, including computer-aided design and model making, students develop and apply theory, skill, and knowledge to functional design problems, many of which are brought into the studio by the industry.
Visiting designers also bring knowledge of current design, manufacturing and professional practices into studio and lecture courses, while visits to actual studios provide opportunities for direct observation and firsthand knowledge of design and manufacturing processes. Based on this foundation of skills and experience, emphasis in the final semesters shifts to the integration of the total design process by the individual students on a thesis project prior to graduation.
During the final semester, the instruction focus shifts to career planning, portfolio preparation and the development of information-gathering and business communication skills to better prepare the student to enter the profession.
Basic Course (2 years) Jan.11, 2016 – Apr.28, 2017 Sep.5, 2016 – Apr.27, 2018 Jan.16, 2017 – Apr.27, 2018 Sep.4, 2017 – Apr 26, 2019
Language: Italian only