BAG DESIGN

Courses

  • Summer Intensive Course
  • One-Year Course / Semester Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Course Schedule
    ONE-YEAR program
      I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
      II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
      (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
      III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - December 7, 2021
      (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

      SEMESTER program
        I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
        VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Students will create a collection of shoes with specific themes, such as specific age groups or markets, selecting colors, textiles, or designs to apply. Then, they choose a topic, create shoe design plans, research various types of shoe designs, modern techniques, and special functions. The course also teaches the structure of the human foot, draw several types of design, and prepare for more advanced design. Students will perform research on the variation of colors and materials, as well as market trends and learn to express their free ideas into the actual design. The ultimate goal of the course is that each student will acquire enough skills to start working as a professional.

Students enrolled in the "One-Year Course" will also acquire general inter-discipline knowledge of "Italian Basic Art" (Art History, Painting, 3D Design, Color Theory) and take part to guided art visits and stages, to cultivate their artistic sensibilities and global perspective as a designer and complete a season’s collection.

 

Master Course

Course Schedule
One-Year program
    I. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
    (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
    II. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
    (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
    III. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    IV. April 26, 2021 - December 7, 2021
    (Summer break: July 24 - Sept. 5)

    Semester program
      I. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
      II. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
      III. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
      IV. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
      V. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021
      VI. January 10, 2022 - April 22, 2022
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Master Course students will pursue more advanced techniques of shoe design according to their research topic. During the course, students will explore various aspects of the shoe industry, including expression of creativity and techniques in the shoe design process as well as the practical process of sales and business side, with emphasis on the practical application of their study to the shoe industry.

Accademia Riaci offers unique opportunities for students, thanks to its close relationship with the leather industry. Students will have the chance to learn first-hand how shoe design is realized through concept work-production-sales, by visiting shoe factories, shoe companies, etc. During the second semester of the course, students will work on “Corporate Study”, in which students can work on projects together with local companies/designers under supervision of the professor, to learn the actual production process in Italy, which is known for designing shoes of the highest quality in the world.

 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
    every Monday
    4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
    2020: Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
    Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
    12 weeks:
    2020: May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Language
With English interpreter

Overview

Students will study the fundamental techniques for shoe design, such as basic design, brief sketch, rendering basic, etc. and finish various types of shoe design (including finishing expression, developing variations by computer, research on materials, technical structure and its application, color variations and material variations, according to their experience and period of study. The students are encouraged to express their free ideas. Students with experience will learn specific design techniques according to the theme.

 

2020 Summer Intensive Course

Course Schedule
    2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

    2 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
    September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    4 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

    6 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

    8 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
    May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
    June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
    July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

    12 weeks
    May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
    May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

    only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language
With English interpreter

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Art Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

Students will study the fundamental techniques for shoe design, such as basic design, brief sketch, rendering basic, etc. and finish various types of shoe design (including finishing expression, developing variations by computer, research on materials, technical structure and its application, color variations and material variations, according to their experience and period of study. The students are encouraged to express their free ideas. Students with experience will learn specific design techniques according to the theme.

Summer Intensive Course fees include:

  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, one lunch ticket)
  • Bus tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city.
  • Housing: shared apartments – twin room (single room at an extra cost*)
  • Housing utility costs
  • 4 daily meal + 2 coffee/tea/mineral water vouchers a week
  • Cultural activities: once every 2 weeks
    (e.g.: ceramic laboratory visit, antique market visit, Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)
  • English interpretation during lessons with the teacher and visits.

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Prof. BICCI

Our Bag design instructor will train aspiring designers and equips them with the technical skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic design industry.

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