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Accademia Riaci Product Design courses offer a comprehensive training that embraces theoretical research and concept development, essential steps for the creation of an original professional portfolio. The curriculum integrates problem identification and
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
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 Product Design courses offer a comprehensive training that embraces theoretical research and concept development, essential steps for the creation of an original professional portfolio. The curriculum integrates problem identification and analysis, creative and visualization techniques with business oriented subjects, such as strategic design and professional practice. Curriculum includes: * Product Design * Materials and Processes * Design Technology * Theory of Product Design * Human Factors in Product Design * Product Design Studios * Product Practicum * Professional Practices * Portfolio Seminar * Art History * Color Theory * Three Dimensional Design * Foundation Drawing and Painting * Introduction to Art

Art visits on Fridays, Computer and Free Wifi available in the school building, English/Italian/Spanish interpreter service, Student support, Italian language lessons, Internship placement, collaboration with local companies/laboratories TYPOLOGIES OF PROGRAM We offer several courses that vary in level, duration and intensity of the study: - One Year Course (Basic/Atelier/Specialty) - Master Course - Short courses - Summer intensive courses * For further details, please inquire directly to our staff
Setting Description:
The school building is an ancient palace located in the historical centre of Florence, a few steps from the Church of St. Lorenzo and a few minutes' work from the central station and the Duomo.
Cost:
Art Short Course: please inquire directly Intensive Course: please inquire directly One-year Course:15,000 Euro Atelier Course:12,000 Euro Master Course:16,000 Euro Internship: Please inquire

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