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Postgraduate Degree Programme in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Campus Full time 4 semesters

The Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar established the English-language, postgraduate M. F. A. degree programme in »Public Art and... [+]

Postgraduate Degree Programme in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (M.F.A.)

 

The Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar established the English-language, postgraduate M. F. A. degree programme in »Public Art and New Artistic Strategies« in the winter semester 2001/02. As the first and only master‘s degree programme of its kind in Germany, it prepares fine arts students for working in the public sphere and provides them with the skills required for effective artistic intervention.This degree programme is targeted at international students and was established with start-up capital provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Students from around the world participate in this MFA programme, and German students benefit from the vast network of international partner universities where they can study for one or two semesters abroad. Enrolment in this degree programme is limited to 40 students. Foreign students spend four semesters studying in Weimar, while German students are required to study abroad for at least one semester. New students are only permitted to enrol in the winter semester.... [-]


ADVANCED VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China
Campus Part time 2 weeks November 2017 China Shanghai

This course is intended for professionals working in the fashion and luxury retail industry, with at least five years of work experience. Its aim is to upgrade and expand your skillset while reinforcing a comprehensive view of visual merchandising. [+]

ADVANCED VISUAL MERCHANDISING Mode: Part Time Language: English Length: 40 hours (Half a day every day for two weeks) Date: 2015-11-23 to 2015-12-04 Tuition: 19,650RMB Application Fee: 200RMB Introduction This course is intended for professionals working in the fashion and luxury retail industry, with at least five years of work experience. Its aim is to upgrade and expand your skillset while reinforcing a comprehensive view of visual merchandising. Overview This accelerated learning experience includes 40 contact hours over two weeks. You will explore all the areas upon which a visual merchandiser can act, from the outside – in the street or in the public spaces of a mall – and within the store. You will analyze the ways in which a brand can visually express its identity and showcase its products in order to attract the attention of the client and to offer an emotionally engaging experience. To help you to achieve this, you will examine design principles in order to understand the different means available to help you to create a brand-specific aesthetic environment and an appropriate scenography for the products. As you prepare to work as a senior visual merchandiser, you need not only VM techniques but also the ability to bring both an aesthetic and a commercial sense to your work. In order to reinforce this double vision, the course will help you to incorporate sales analysis and an understanding of the brand’s communications strategy into your activity, so that you can contribute fully to the brand’s retail operations. In addition to expert-led lectures that articulate key principles and best practices, you will participate in regular group workshops and exercises in the Center’s simulation showroom. By the end of the course, you will have reinforced your existing knowledge of visual merchandising and practiced using new techniques. You will also have developed a more managerial perspective, in order to become a strategic partner to the sales, merchandising and communications teams. Your Profile - PROFESSIONAL: You are a professional with at least five years’ experience as a visual merchandiser for a national or international brand in the fashion and luxury retail sector. You are an ambitious, hardworking, motivated and open-minded individual. You are seeking an innovative and interactive learning experience that combines traditional classes, workshops and group projects, as well as a field visit and the opportunity to meet with professionals in the sector. You will Learn - To create a complete physical expression of the aesthetic personality of a brand - To offer clients a multi-sensory experience that reinforces their engagement with the brand and its products - To understand a brand’s commercial strategy and to ensure the store’s alignment with this strategy - To collaborate with the sales, merchandising and marketing teams - To manage, train and develop your team - To apply your years of retail experience and your visual merchandising skills to the demands of a senior management role Modules Exterior Signs Marquees, Banners, Awnings Walks and Entries Landscaping Window Design Principles of Design Interior Presentation Display Design Color and Lighting Systems Props, Fixtures and Signage [-]

INTERMEDIATE VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China
Campus Part time 6 weeks March 2017 China Shanghai

This course is intended for professionals working in the fashion and luxury retail industry, with at least two years of work experience. Its aim is to upgrade and expand your skillset while reinforcing a comprehensive view of visual merchandising. [+]

Course Studies in Arts in Shanghai in China. INTERMEDIATE VISUAL MERCHANDISING Mode: Part Time Language: English Length: 50 hours (half a day every Saturday and Sunday for 6 weeks) Date: 2016-03-05 to 2016-04-17 Tuition: 19,650RMB Application Fee: 200RMB Introduction This course is intended for professionals working in the fashion and luxury retail industry, with at least two years of work experience. Its aim is to upgrade and expand your skillset while reinforcing a comprehensive view of visual merchandising. Overview This course includes 50 contact hours over six weekends. You already have a minimum of two years’ experience in fashion or luxury retail, and this course will build on your existing knowledge of the principles of the store plan, traffic flow, and other aspects of the practical functioning of retail. You will define the role and mission of visual merchandising, in order to understand how VM practices support the business objectives of the store. You will analyse the window display cycle to determine the actions to take based on the frequency of rotation. You will learn to use information about the store plan and traffic flow to decide visual merchandising practices for the store. You will examine display principles as a basis for exploring different techniques available to the visual merchandiser in order to create the visual atmosphere that will best reflect your brand’s identity and create an engaging experience for your customer. In addition to expert-led lectures, you will participate in regular group workshops and exercises in the Center’s simulation showroom. By the end of the course, you will have reinforced your existing knowledge of visual merchandising, practiced using new techniques, and will have acquired a panoramic understanding of the tools at your disposition to be “best in show”. Your Profile - PROFESSIONAL: You are a professional with a minimum of two years of work experience with a national or international brand in the fashion and luxury retail sector. You may already work as a visual merchandiser or in another function, such as retail sales or merchandising. You are an ambitious, hardworking, motivated and open-minded individual. You are seeking an innovative and interactive learning experience that combines traditional classes, workshops and group projects, as well as a field visit and the opportunity to meet with professionals in the sector. You Will Learn - To perfect your existing skills and knowledge in retail and visual merchandising - To translate the personality of a brand and the creative concept of each collection into a visual proposal - To attract and engage a client with a visually and emotionally engaging experience - To define an aesthetic direction and realize its physical expression - To refresh this expression through a predetermined calendar in order to maintain client engagement Modules Role and Mission of Visual Merchandising Window Display Cycle Store Layout and Traffic Flow Display Principles Display Techniques [-]

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL MERCHANDISING

Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China
Campus Part time 10 weeks November 2017 China Shanghai

This course is an introduction to visual merchandising, the creative and strategically vital activity of expressing a fashion or luxury brand’s identity in the retail space and of engaging store visitors to convert them into buying customers. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL MERCHANDISING Mode: Part Time Language: English Length: 50 hours (5 hours a week for 10 weeks) Date: 2015-11-17 to 2016-02-04 Tuition: 19,650RMB Application Fee: 200RMB Introduction This course is an introduction to visual merchandising, the creative and strategically vital activity of expressing a fashion or luxury brand’s identity in the retail space and of engaging store visitors to convert them into buying customers. The course aims to give you an understanding of the role of visual merchandising and to familiarize you with the tools and principles necessary to succeed in this activity. Overview This course includes 50 contact hours over ten weeks. You will acquire the fundamental principles and objectives of visual merchandising, in order to understand how this activity fits into a brand’s operations. You will explore the main “stages” on which a visual merchandiser operates – the windows, the store layout, and the product display areas. In order to understand how to use these in the most effective way, you will discover the main principles of product display and the ways to use light and color to enhance the visual and overall sensory experience offered to the customer. In addition to expert-led lectures that articulate key principles and best practices, you will participate in regular group workshops and exercises in the Center’s simulation showroom. By the end of the course, you will have an essential knowledge of visual merchandising, developed a comprehensive understanding of the VM tools that can help you in your work, and experimented with these tools in order to appropriate them so that you can start operating in this field. Your Profile - RECENT GRADUATE: You are a recent university graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in fashion, design, art or a related discipline. You are interested in the fashion and luxury industry and eager to understand the possibilities and prospects of a career in visual merchandising. - PROFESSIONAL: You are a professional working in the fashion and luxury retail sector, with a national or international brand, or a professional working in another field. You are interested in exploring a career in visual merchandising. In all cases, you are an ambitious, hardworking, motivated and open-minded individual. You are seeking an innovative and interactive learning experience that combines traditional classes, workshops and group projects, as well as a field visit and the opportunity to meet with professionals in the sector. You Will Learn - To understand the principle objectives of visual merchandising - To create window displays that showcase your brand identity as well as specific products - To analyze the store layout and traffic flow in a store - To apply this information to a display plan - To use tools provided by the brand, such as the VM book - To create a full sensory experience using color and light Modules The Basic Elements of Visual Merchandising Product Presentation in External Window How to Read the Store Plans Visual Merchandising Principles Product Presentation Principles of Color Lighting to Create Mood in Store [-]

Preparatory Course - Design Pre-Master’s

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 9 months

The course is focused in the second unit on product design and specifically in the study of ergonomics and the analysis of the object in relation to the space that it inhabits. The third unit will present the elements that comprise the foundamentals of accessories and jewellery design. [+]

Course Studies in Arts in Shanghai in China. Starting from the study of art history and design in the 1900s, the subjects of visual brand identity and trend forecasting familiarize the learner to the skills in brand communication. The introduction of software for 3D graphic design representation will be an indispensible skill of visual design communication. The course is focused in the second unit on product design and specifically in the study of ergonomics and the analysis of the object in relation to the space that it inhabits. The third unit will present the elements that comprise the foundamentals of accessories and jewellery design. The abilities of the learners will be enriched by the complementary studies in the history of Italian and international art and design with the aim to foster their creativity and innovation. In the course there will be a research project, combining 3D visual imaging and design solutions that are innovative, creative and original. The social and cultural influences that inform the landscape of art and design will enhance the understanding of the discipline. During the course there will be a variety of different seminars intended to culturally stimulate, provoke and enrich the participants’ knowledge and perceptions of the subject of art and design, its context and meaning in design. The final portfolio of work will be assessed with the view to access a specialized master course provided by Istituto Marangoni. The course will give participants an ability to communicate visually design thinking. Learners will have the skills to articulate the development of those ideas through 2D mo- odboards, presentations, object analysis and proposals of ideas. The creative context in which the participants intend to work will be evident through the presentation that they make in the portfolio of the final body of work. Participants will therefore have a complete understanding of the principles that regulate the world and be able to choose with more insight one of the high specialized master courses. learning outcomes demonstrate a basic ability in the use of information technology and the technologies associated with the presentation of projects; manage creative ideas in response to a given brief, in the graphic interpretation and representation of a moodboard; develop a multidisciplinary knowledge in design that allows the participant to understand the development of a creative project; develop research processes dedicated to proposing new project solutions; translate a conceptual idea into a graphic representation for a design audience. course themes visual Identity product design I product design II [-]

FASHION MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design China
Campus Full time 3 months November 2017 China Shanghai

The Fashion Media & Digital Communication Program is a three-month immersion in the world of fashion media and communication, both print and digital. The aim of the program is to give you a comprehensive and practical view of fashion media. [+]

FASHION MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION Mode: Full-time Program Language: English Length: 240 hours (3 months) Date: 2015-11-16 to 2016-02-05 Tuition: 76,800RMB Application Fee: 200RMB Introduction The Fashion Media & Digital Communication Program is a three-month immersion in the world of fashion media and communication, both print and digital. The aim of the program is to give you a comprehensive and practical view of fashion media as a key partner for fashion and luxury brands to communicate with and engage their clients. Our excellent teaching team and access to an exceptional network of industry practitioners will give you a very concrete and applicable understanding of how the sector functions. Overview This program will give you a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of fashion media and digital communication and an understanding of how different roles function together to create a consistent finished product. You will analyze the role of communication within an integrated marketing strategy. Focusing in on magazines and digital platforms, you will learn how to develop content that speaks to a particular client in an established tone of voice, and how advertisers are attracted and engaged. You will see how editorial and advertising content is produced, and will have the opportunity to develop such content yourself through various workshops and group projects. Within the digital world, you will become familiar with the specific requirements of websites, social media and e-commerce platforms, in terms of creating content and analyzing consumer data to monitor and improve performance. You will be assessed regularly on individual and group projects, participation, and against the learning targets of the each of the major assignments. By the end of the program you will have a complete vision of the world of fashion media, and will have a better idea of how to pursue your future career. You will also have acquired the skills and the working methods to succeed in your chosen path. Your Profile - RECENT GRADUATE You are a recent university graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Communications, Marketing or other relevant disciplines. You are interested in fashion and/or digital media, with the ambition of working in this dynamic and demanding field. - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL You are a young professional with between one and three years of work experience in communications (e.g., advertising agency, digital agency, media company) or fashion (e.g., marketing, retail). You are interested in boosting your career, with a focus on cutting-edge fashion media. In all cases, you are an ambitious, hardworking, motivated and open-minded individual. You are seeking an innovative and interactive learning experience that combines traditional classes, workshops and group projects, and visits and meetings with professionals in the sector. You will Learn - Understand the landscape of the fashion industry and of the print and digital media industry, both in China and internationally - Define a marketing communications strategy - Produce an integrated media plan that creates a seamless offline/online client experience - Draw upon the technical terms and skills you have acquired to produce and implement this media plan - Create content for fashion media print and digital platforms, including written text and visuals - Analyze research data to identify your client and to measure the success of your print and digital media actions - Identify functions/roles in the fashion media and digital communication sector that match your skills and interests - Develop the working style and mindset that is required to succeed, including the capacity to work both independently and collaboratively with a broad, cross-functional point of view Modules Fashion Communication Creating Print Content Creating Digital Content Digital Strategy & Operations E-commerce Social Media Fashion Styling Personal and Professional Progress Working Smart [-]

Short Course - Made in italy through art & design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks

The magic and success of Italian design is known the world over; this course takes students on a journey to understand the ingredients of that success. It is suited to those who are curious about the origin and context of Italian [+]

Course Studies in Arts in Shanghai in China. The magic and success of Italian design is known the world over; this course takes students on a journey to understand the ingredients of that success. It is suited to those who are curious about the origin and context of Italian design, and will be taught through field study activity, and underpinned by theoretical knowledge. Design experts will help participants build the picture of what makes the made in Italy a global player in the creative ideas for iconic products of the past and in the market today, by unpacking and explaining the visual language of Made in Italy. Course themes week 1 Participants are introduced to Italian culture narrated through film and photography, from the neo-realist in Italian cinema, the dolce vita through to the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini. What better way for a full emersion into Italian culture and the historical context than Italian cinema? This sets the scene for the development of the programme for the following two weeks. week 2 Art: from the discovery of coloured pigment through to the heights of master painters and sculptors in the renaissance, the Arte Povera movement in 1960 and beyond, Italy has been an inspiration and the home of creative talent for centuries. Participants will explore the rich patrimony that exists in architecture, landscape design, painting and craftsmanship. They will become familiar with the contexts in which these works were produced and the visual language adopted. They subsequently will be able to recognize the contemporary artefacts and design ideas in the luxury brand markets of today that find roots in this Italian tradition. week 3 Fashion and Design: both these areas are an expression of art and the evolution of culture and lifestyle. Significant activity in areas of architecture and furniture design took place in the 1920s and 30s, but the real explosion on design came about in the post-war years while for fashion the turning moment will be the early 70’. Participants will be given insight into the step by step development of business models that have led to the shaping and channelling of raw Italian creativity and know-how into the luxury design empires in both fashion and product design. These companies today continue to flourish and set fine example of the quality and popularity of the Made in Italy brand. Milano - language: en, it, pt - 29 jun 2015 - 17 jul 2015 [-]

Undergraduate Course - Accessories Design Intensive

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time

In addition to drawing techniques, which are fundamental for the correct development of the creative process, great attention is paid to shoes, bags and leather goods production processes with the aim of verifying the product [+]

In addition to drawing techniques, which are fundamental for the correct development of the creative process, great attention is paid to shoes, bags and leather goods production processes with the aim of verifying the product feasibility through the analysis of clear functional and budgetary requirements. A focus also on the main contemporary artistic movements and styles, which influence accessories design will allow participants to develop an aesthetic sensitivity and design language and understand the intangible values inherent in the accessories product. The course also analyses indepth the concepts in ideas associated with designing for accessories, prototyping with the aim of allowing the creation of experimental shapes and details, using both innovative and traditional materials. The figure of the accessories designer is particularly requested by fashion and luxury brands. Accessories in fact, represent a consistent part of sales for fashion brand Participants of this intensive course, once concluded the learning process in the classroom and in workshops, will be able to elaborate original ideas, which respond to different markets and needs. They will be able to present their creations through new media and graphic technologies, perfectly aligned with the needs of the industry. Job opportunities include collaborations with fashion brands, accessories brands, styling, research and consultancy studios. Participants after the course will be well prepared to design collections for different market realities, as well as contribute to any professional training in the field of fashion accessories. Learning outcomes - develop techniques and processes to com- municate ideas professionally; - create and develop a complete accesso- ries collection; - design technical drawings for the creation and the prototyping of bags and shoes; - understand the techniques to apply to va- rious typologies of accessories and their details; - independently develop research. Course themes - design and materials - art and accessories design - collection development - personal research and final collection Milano - language: en, it - 05 oct 2015 - 03 jun 2016 [-]

Short Course - History of fashion

Istituto Marangoni
Campus

On this course you will discover the key moments of the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day, with a dedicated session on the influence of Italian fashion in this time. Participants will discover how history, arts, culture [+]

Course Studies in Arts in Shanghai in China. On this course you will discover the key moments of the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day, with a dedicated session on the influence of Italian fashion in this time. Participants will discover how history, arts, culture and technology have influenced the creation of new silhouettes and new fashion behaviours. At the end of this course, students will have gained significant knowledge on the major fashion designers of the past 100 years, how the fashion system was developed, how fashion was illustrated and criticised. Topics such as sociology of fashion and concepts of gender and identity will be discussed. The course will include lectures using paintings, fashion illustrations, photography and films, talks from fashion curators as well as visits the most important museums in the city where the course takes place. Course themes week 1 Introduction to the history of dress and fashion. Dress in the 18th century: from Rococo to Neo-classicism. Fashion in the 19th century: from Romanticism to the Art Nouveau and the birth of Haute-Couture. 20th century: Ballets Russes, Paul Poiret, Japonism, WW1, Chambre Syndicale and the first fashion weeks. The 1920s: a new wardrobe for the post-war woman, Jean Patou, Gabrielle Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Avant-Garde and fashion. The 1930s: the bias cut silhouette, Hollywood glamour and Historicism. Fashion during WW2, Claire McCardell and the ‘American Casual’ style, and the post war development of Italian fashion. week 2 The 1950s: Dior’s romanticism versus the invention of modernity by Cristobal Balenciaga, youth culture and the Sala Bianca in Florence Italy. The 1960s: from the space age to the hippy movement, Cardin, Courreges, Mary Quant and the ready to wear in Europe with Italy poised to lead this into the success of made in Italy. The 1970s: fashion as self-expression, revivals, Punk. The 1980s: ostentation versus the post-Hiroshima look: YSL and the Japanese designers. The 1990s: luxury brands and minimalism. week 3 2000 to now: minimalism versus the BRIC. Technology and fashion. Fashion photography. Here participants will experience fashion in the fashion capital where they choose to undertake the course. With museum visits and the new iconic pieces found in the best boutiques in the city, participants will be able to put their knowledge to the test to recognise the influences of culture, art and history of the fashion today and the forecasts of the future trends. London - language: en - 17 aug 2015 - 04 sep 2015 Milano - language: en, it, pt - 29 jun 2015 - 17 jul 2015 - language: en, it - 07 sep 2015 - 25 sep 2015 Paris - language: en, pt - 20 jul 2015 - 07 aug 2015 [-]

Short Course - Fashion Photography

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks

This course introduces participants to the basics of fashion photography*. They will develop an understanding of how fashion photography emerged and evolved from the 1950s onwards. Photographing a body, deconstructing a look, understanding [+]

This course introduces participants to the basics of fashion photography*. They will develop an understanding of how fashion photography emerged and evolved from the 1950s onwards. Photographing a body, deconstructing a look, understanding what styling is and how to apply it are all elements that they will explore, as they will be introduced to digital photography techniques, indoor and outdoor shooting, retouching and image processing as they apply to the fashion industry. The end goal of the course is for participants to produce a fashion photo book. Course themes Week 1 Introduction to Fashion Photography in Atelier De Sèvres Paris Introduction to digital photography techniques will be the starting point of the course. A studio-based induction to technique and equipment will take place in photography. Participants will study past, present and future fashion photography trends to understand the context in which they will be working. The access and navigation of sourcing tools (books, articles, magazines, internet, street style etc.) will be key tools to develop creative ideas. The goal of the first week is to begin fashion photography and testing skills by photograph looks in the street around Paris. Week 2 The Milano Study Trip in Istituto Marangoni Milano Participants in Milano, the home of Fashion Styling, will define and develop a particular style coherent in its concept and visual elements. To do this successfully, the theory and practice of styling that informs trends forecasting and analysis will be studied and explored. Participants will also be exposed to the Fashion Blog, considered the most important contemporary communication tool for style through photography. Practical exercises in street photography and trends analysis, and graphic layout for editorial will help build the communication of an individual style concept. Week 3 Consolidation in Istituto Marangoni Paris Participants will implement their very own styling concept. The project will be the culmination of the first two weeks of activity. Students will be expected to present a moodboard that communicates the fashion concept and ideas development through photographic images for the final collection of work. Through the use of digital retouch and editing of the images, students will present a final fashion photo book. *Fashion Photography is a course delivered in collaboration with Atelier De Sèvres (45-47 rue De Sèvres - Paris, France). The full package includes tuition, translation services, accommodation and also TGV trains in 1st class between Paris and Milano (and vice versa). The start of the course will be in Paris. [-]

Lighting Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks

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... [-]


Visual Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks

This course helps participants push the creative boundaries of visual design. Participants will freely express theirself utilizing their personal skills, including aesthetic, chromatic sense and visual perception. [+]

This course helps participants push the creative boundaries of visual design. Participants will freely express theirself utilizing their personal skills, including aesthetic, chromatic sense and visual perception. Then, we help participants develop their graphic message, using new technical skills and media. An in-depth course, participants will divide their time between creative and technical lessons, studying graphic media, photography and their application in contemporary design. Week 1 Style overview: studies on colours, images and trends in contemporary communication. Concept overview & research: the importance of visual communication and how to understand it through the critical analysis of case studies. Workshop: working with the tools used by professional designers, the Adobe Creative Suite. Quick creative exercises aimed at harmonising visual perception with a good aesthetic sense. Week 2 Photography, video and communication: study of image and styling in contemporary photography and their application in visual design. The moving image: from video to motion graphics. Brief and definition of the final project: objectives, target, strategy, creativity, layout. Photography workshop: shooting with a professional photographer, students will generate the images for their final projects. Week 3 Market overview: the protagonists of visual design and how they contribute to an efficient communication project. Final project: students are asked to develop and complete a visual communication project combining creativity and technical skills. [-]

Italian Product Design

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 3 weeks

Design is Italian, and this statement defines the exciting programme that explores the contemporary design field. The lifestyle and client demands of today require a greater need for products that serve a specific function... [+]

Course Studies in Arts in Shanghai in China. Design is Italian, and this statement defines the exciting programme that explores the contemporary design field. The lifestyle and client demands of today require a greater need for products that serve a specific function, but at the same time are aesthetically seductive and contemporary in feel. This course gives participants the insight and experience of what product design is today, through all the stages and activities involved giving them the opportunity to create a new product from concept design through to manufacturing, prototyping and marketing. This course gives the participants the ability to turn an idea into a successful product. Week 1 Milan is considered to be at the heart of design, and the world gravitates towards it each year for the anticipated events Salone del Mobile and Fuori Salone. This is the starting point for discussion of week 2, and aims to initially familiarize students with Made in Italy, its language and context. But the culture of design is a global phenomena, and the course aims to inform participants of other aesthetic languages in the subject of significance around the world that inform and influence the contemporary landscape of design. The course provides participants with the basis in knowledge and skills in critical analysis of international design, that can support a career in design, or simply satisfy a curiosity about the way we live and how designers work today to provide products for everyday living for tomorrow. Week 2 Introduction to the early stages of the design process, through the techniques and practical methods commonly used in research design. The participant sees how to structure and analyze a design brief, identify the needs of consumers and draw up the design with the product specifications. Participants create the concept design and the analysis and development phase of the design process. Workshop: exercises on the drafting of the product design specifications. Week 3 Proposal, development and definition of the concept design of the product. Analysis of the main stages of the design process from detailed design to production. They deepen the activities necessary to define a number of different viable conceptual schemes that meet the needs of the product. The participants study the major manufacturing processes and materials. An overview of marketing, branding and selling of the product are component parts to the week. Workshop: realization of the project and presentation for final assessment. Language English Italian Spanish [-]

Course in Interior Design Intensive

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 8 months

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior... [+]

Interior Design Intensive

 

The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is creative, artistic and intuitive; it is not only technical. The fundamentals of the course are aimed at providing knowledge of various interior styles, the study of solutions in furnishing, the materials used and the various possibilities in fabrics; patterns, colors and shades. In the first part of the course the necessary basics will be introduced for the understanding and definition of the style of an interior design project. Project analysis of internal spaces will run parallel with the study of technical layout and graphic design. The programme favours an approach to the design concept of a project for the interior space in a private dwelling and the analysis of a fashion brand in the context of fashion and luxury.After having acquired the basic skills, the participants will move on to study projects in commercial retail space, or leisure spaces (such as restaurants, bars and clubs) to  apply the “concept” of a luxury brand. Particular attention will be made to an analysis of the various typologies in the representation of projects. During the course, a variety of seminars and lectures are foreseen, aimed at broadening knowledge presented by professionals (such as managers) in the sector.The course will prepare students to join one of the specialist master’s in interiors. These programmes are for those who seek careers in design and planning of interior spaces and retail spaces such as Flagship Stores, Showrooms, exhibition spaces. They interpret the public spaces of Hotels, restaurants and of SPAs with a technical design approach, capturing the client’s vision of the space, with proposals that are in line with contemporary trends. Planning an interior space means creating a story of styles, moods, color and light; one of research and analysis reflecting change in contemporary lifestyle living. The course is a precursor to attend a Master in the field of Interior Design where the student will be able to design and organize internal spaces in a variety of environments with specific skills in design, a strong aesthetic sense, able to deliver contemporary and forward thinking solutions.... [-]


Chinese Culture Course

Shanghai Mandarin Garden Language & Culture Center
Campus Full time September 2017 China Shanghai

China has a long and illustrious history and she has seen many changes. Culture Course aim to help you understand more about China and her people, culture and customs, Mandarin Garden offers [+]

Chinese Culture Course

China has a long and illustrious history and she has seen many changes. Culture Course aim to help you understand more about China and her people, culture and customs, Mandarin Garden offers acculturation courses so that you can get to know more Chinese people’s lives and improve your life in China more easier and interesting. The culture courses focus on specific aspects of traditional Chinese culture, such as Chinese calligraphy, painting, Tai Chi, cooking Chinese food, mahjong and so on. We already made a lot of good activity for Chinese Festival like Spring festiva, Dragon Boat Festiva and Children’s Day. We got a lot of high praise from our students.... [-]