Italy, Florence

Design Made in Italy - IED Florence

when 6 July 2020 - 19 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 2600

This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in product design, understanding the quality of Made in Italy products, especially in craftsmanship-based Italian SMEs. During the course students will have the chance to explore and learn more about Florence as a historical city of design and fashion that has reinvented itself over the centuries and that in an age of globalization has a relevant role in the world of design, merging high-end craftsmanship and innovation processes.

Students will comprehend industrial and manufacturing design processes, they will learn how to merge cultural and historical factors with product and brand communication elements in order to develop - innovation based - design projects.

Course leader

IED Florence

Course aim

Methodology and structure: This program allows students to discover the authenticity and the history of the Italian craftsmanship, and learn that the success of the ‘Italian design system’ is based on the dialogue between handicraft and new technology. Students acquire basic design knowledge and understand the supply chain that determines the quality of a finished product.

The theoretical notions acquired during the course are applied in modeling and design workshops. During the final project presentation students show the results of the work carried out through the course.

Summer course includes a strategic combination of theoretical lessons, held by designers and professionals of the field, cultural field trips, workshops and visits to handicraft stores.

Site visits are an integral part of the program’s learning experience and are designed to complement what is acquired in the classroom as well as serve as an on-going orientation to the field.

Fee info

EUR 2600: Enrollment Fee: 600 €
Tuition Fee: 2000 €

Scholarships

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