Product Design

Courses

  • One-Year Course
  • Master Course
  • Art Short Course
  • Summer Intensive Course
  • Inquiry
 

One-Year / Semester Course

Curriculum
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    • Product Design
      Art History
      Color Theory
      Three Dimentional Design
      Foundation Drawing and Painting
      Introduction to Art
      Materials and Processes
      Design Technology
      Theory of Product Design
      Human Factors in Product Design
      Product Design Studios
      Product Practicum
      Professional Practices
      Portfolio Seminar

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
    One-Year program
      September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
      January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

      Semester program
        September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
        January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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Product designers develop a wide spectrum of design solutions that meet current demands and anticipate the future needs of society.
Their designs must incorporate the effective use of materials and technology, allow for manufacturing constraints, and provide a clear advantage to existing solutions.
One-year program in Product design, which leads to the professional diploma, is noted for combining theory and practice, taking a process-oriented approach, and focusing on social and environmental responsibility.
The program consists of courses in design theory and practice, as well as support courses in the humanities, the physical and natural sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences.
The responsive curriculum maintains a balance between technical, aesthetic, and humanistic aspects and keeps pace with the leading edge of design technology by anticipating developments in the field.
The program participates in collaborative projects with industry challenging students with real life design problems. Product design students have an active chapter, which plans lecture programs, and organizes field trips to corporate design offices.

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
 

Master Course

Curriculum
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    • Product Design Course
      Advanced Theory of Product Design
      Advanced Design Studio
      Advanced Design Methods
      Advanced Materials and Processes
      Professional Practices
      Developing Successful Portfolio
      Diploma Project

      *Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.
Course Schedule
One-Year program
    September 4, 2017 - April 27, 2018
    January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
    September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019

    Semester program
      September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
      January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
      September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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The Master’s Program in Product Design is a graduate level laboratory for post Product design. Students and faculty are actively exploring how to design for new social conditions in which behavioral, material, technological, and natural landscapes are shifting. We are committed to developing new models of design practice that are multidisciplinary, collaborative, and team-based. We stress process, with an emphasis on research, conceptualization, communication, and appropriate form giving. The program itself is a-year-long: curriculum consisting of studio, methods, and seminar course content is integrated around studio-based projects. Projects range from the development of new urban industries to incubating independent publishing labels for hard and soft design. By providing research proposals, future studies, and case studies, we are promoting a new, more pro-active role for design education. Because design is a collaborative profession, most studio projects will be team-based. The final semester of the program is devoted to a master’s thesis in which the candidate will work more independently with a group of internal faculty and/or outside professionals to develop a thesis project that must advance the candidate’s chosen field of study. Like the program itself, the faculty represents a wide range of approaches to the practice of design. This means that students have access to currently practicing design professionals with backgrounds in fields ranging from architecture, graphic design, cultural anthropology, and psychology to Product, systems and environmental design. The Product design department offers a unique faculty who share a common philosophy and commitment to the design process.
 

Art Short Course

Course Schedule
    1 week ~ 4 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Jul.3, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    8 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
    12 weeks
    [2017] Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Sep.4
    16 weeks
    [2017] Sep.4

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In Product Design course, students learn Italian creativity which produces various good designs, product concepts implied by techniques and shapes, product functions, product redesigning, product usage, and so on. With a specific theme and an already existing product, students analyze its functions, shape and structure. And based on such analysis, students learn to practically realize, improve and/or correct their ideas. Depending on each student’s needs (level of knowledge, personal requests, class period, etc.), we can offer students learning experiences of various kinds of Italian designs from furniture design to other product design.
 

Summer Intensive Course

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The Summer Intensive Course has the same contents of the Art Short Course, but with double number of lessons.

In Product Design course, students learn Italian creativity which produces various good designs, product concepts implied by techniques and shapes, product functions, product redesigning, product usage, and so on. With a specific theme and an already existing product, students analyze its functions, shape and structure. And based on such analysis, students learn to practically realize, improve and/or correct their ideas. Depending on each student’s needs (level of knowledge, personal requests, class period, etc.), we can offer students learning experiences of various kinds of Italian designs from furniture design to other product design.

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