Product Design

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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

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.
The "One-Year Course", 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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
      II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
      III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
      IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
        Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
        Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
        Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

Our Product Design Master Course is a graduate-level laboratory for post Product design. Students and faculty are actively exploring how to design 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 that 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 proactive 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.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
    II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
    III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
    IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

    Semester program
      Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
      Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
      Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
      Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

In our 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 their 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 designs.

Start Dates
Every Monday*

Fees (prices in euros '€') - Standard program
1-week course: € 650.00
2-week course: € 1,020.00
3-week course: € 1,390.00
4-week course: € 1,860.00
5-week course: € 2,250.00
6-week course: € 2,640.00
8-week course: € 3,420.00
10-week course: € 4,200.00
12-week course: € 4,980.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

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

Overview

In our 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 their 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 designs.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 5, 2024
・May 19, 2024
・Jun 2, 2024
・Jun 16, 2024
・Jun 30, 2024
・Jul 14, 2024
・Jul 28, 2024
・Aug 25, 2024
・Sep 8, 2024
・Sep 22, 2024

Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 2,150.00 (Single Room)・€ 1,750.00 (Without Housing)
2-week course: € 2,900.00 (Twin Room)・ € 3,200.00 (Single Room)・€ 2,620.00 (Without Housing)
4-week course: € 5,200.00 (Twin Room)・ € 5,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 4,800.00 (Without Housing)
6-week course: € 7,350.00 (Twin Room)・ € 7,950.00 (Single Room)・€ 6,750.00 (Without Housing)
8-week course: € 9,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 10,600.00 (Single Room)・€ 9,000.00 (Without Housing)
12-week course: € 13,800.00 (Twin Room)・ € 15,000.00 (Single Room)・€ 12,600.00 (Without Housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Welcome kit & lunch voucher
  • Bus/tram tickets
  • Weekly guided art visits
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utility costs
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural trips. Every two weeks (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena)
  • Certificate of completion

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