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Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.
Top Course Studies in Lighting Design in Italy 2016/2017
The Annual Interior Design Course aims to create professionals who are ready to enter the profession. Never before has this figure turned out to be strategic for the creation of new jobs while focusing on the design skills which are typical of an interior designer and their knowledge of creating expert and highly-realistic 3D views. [+]
The Advanced Training Course in Lighting Design - Designing the light provides the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to enter the profession of Lighting Designer. Integrates design skills with elements of lighting design, understood as an added value in terms of aesthetics, functionality and expression of the architectural project and / or visual communication. Able to look at light sources as an expressive tool of great plasticity, the Lighting Designer is able to cure the lighting director of residential interiors and service, exhibition and entertainment, public and commercial spaces spaces, outdoor environments, roads, architectural facades , parks and gardens. The course is sponsored by IED and the Targetti Foundation, an international reference point for the lighting training. [+]
The last few years have witnessed exciting and radical changes in lighting design in domestic, commercial and urban environments. Technical innovations, creative developments and new expectations including the need for... [+]
The last few years have witnessed exciting and radical changes in lighting design in domestic, commercial and urban environments. Technical innovations, creative developments and new expectations including the need for environmentally friendly technologies and the implications in design, considerations are made as to the artistic value, emotional and social impact of interior lighting. Led by the vision of Architecture for urban and domestic space, the career of the lighting designer has taken centre stage in the design process and has become a highly inter-disciplinary experience. Participants will study the most recent trends in the profession; that cover areas from light sculptures to commercial lighting systems produced in series, as well as new innovative lighting and sustainable lighting solutions applicable to projects of Lighting Design. Week 1 The history and context in the way we live and the study of the contemporary trends will form the initial introduction to the course. By studying the way in which artificial light has been applied history and particularly by architects and designers of the XX century, participants will gain a significant understanding of how we see the future. The course will analyse light perception: natural and artificial, mood and technical resolution. Participants will be introduced to the lighting project: interpretation of a brief and the creative proposal of a project and the definition of the necessary technical drawings to represent a project of lighting design. Week 2 The second week will look at new technologies with particular reference to advances in bright light sources: halogen, incandescent and fluorescent lights, LEDs, and optical fibers. Participants will look at the influence on design of Artistic trends: shows of Light Art/artists’ installations at the Hayward Gallery, London and Artist’s lights, Turin. Showroom visits in the field will include Artemide-Cini & Nils-Foscarini-Luceplan-Flos - Guzzini - Barovier & Toso. Participants will progress their work in project development and choice of illumination for the projects. Week 3 Bespoke lighting solutions for domestic interior spaces is a growing trend and pivotal in defining the style and mood for interior solutions. Communal and social spaces within domestic interiors, as well as private spaces, will be illustrated by case-study presentations. Outdoor and urban lighting solutions are also discussed along with event lighting that present different dynamics in developing project solutions. In the final week participants will focus on the processing of their final design project. The course will conclude with a presentation and discussion of the final body of work. Pre-requisites The course is addressed to students in Interior Design and Architecture who would like to explore the lighting theme in Interior projects and for experts who desire to keep pace with the latest international trends. Language... [-]