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One-Year/ Semester Courses - Graphic Design

Tuition fee €15,000.00 per programme


One-Year / Semester Course:
Graphic designers are able to analyze communication problems and needs, and to visualize messages, ideas, and feeling in concise, effective, and visually satisfying ways.
The purpose of graphic design may be to inform, identify, clarify, or persuade the public or a specific audience.
The finished design usually combines a drawn or photographic image with letterforms and typography. Most often, the result is reproduced through the printing process, but it may take other forms such as an exhibition, a slide presentation or a package.
Specific job opportunities include the design of advertisements, exhibitions, publications, corporate symbols, packaging, books, signs, magazines, posters, typography, illustrations, photographic images, plus art direction and design consultation.
Employment may be with an organization, a design agency, or on a freelance basis.
The goal, in the development of the curriculum, has been to establish one-year program concentrating on the design process rather than products.
The faculty maintains close contact with students and a careful supervision of curriculum. Students develop understandings and abilities as relate to image making tools and modes. Such understandings are employed for perceptible questioning, clarification, edification, and problem solving. Intuition and objectivity are fostered though design projects, in-depth analysis, and critical evaluation of the issues and processes and their manifestations.
A graduate of this program has a diversified but through knowledge of visual aesthetics, concept communication, and design methodology.
A series of required courses has been formulated to fulfill a designer’s practical, academic, and analytical needs.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

One-year course
This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study.
 Along with practical classes of your major subject – combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience – looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages.
 Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam.

Course contents: ・Lessons of specialization ・Assistant interpreter during Lessons ・Independent Study ・Guided Art Visits ・Art Stages ・Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)

Atelier course
The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons.

・Lessons of specialization ・Assistant Interpreter during Lessons ・Independent Study ・Guided Art Visits ・Art Stages

Programme structure

Course Schedule One-Year Course
Jan.11, 2016 – Jul.29, 2016/Dec.16, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 – Apr.28, 2017
Jan.16, 2017 – Jul.28, 2017/Dec.15, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 – Apr.27, 2018
Semester Course
Jan.11, 2016 – Apr. 22, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 – Dec.16, 2016
Jan.16, 2017 – Apr. 28, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 – Dec.15, 2017
Jan.15, 2018 – Apr. 27, 2018
Sep.3, 2018 – Dec.14, 2018

Italian (with interpreter in English or Spanish)
*Please inquire for other languages.

Apply now! Fall 2017
This is a rolling intake - applications are accepted all year round.
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2017

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States