Master's Degree in Visual Arts in Milan in Italy

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Visual Arts

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Visual arts courses often cover skills in aesthetic arts. However, there are many applied art forms included in visual arts courses. These programs can cover graphic design, fashion design, decorative art and industrial design. These can help students prepare for a position in a particular field.  

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

For all those who are interested in studying Fashion and latest trends Milan is the best place to go. It has all the good training institutions which provide good quality education at a reasonable cost. University of Milan and Polytechnic University of Milan are some of the well-known universities.

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Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts in Milan in Italy. The one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design ,integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Coursework is enriched by guided visits to research centers and performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. Workshops simulating real assignments in real technologically-equipped studios are conducted in collaboration with a network of partner companies and institutions and focus on various project areas from photography exhibitions to magazines, photo/video interactions, and corporate projects. The second part of the program is dedicated to a period of internship at selected companies or institutions such as publishing companies, editorial offices, photo agencies, photo archives, museums, galleries, or photo studios that could help facilitate their entry into the job market. The combination of all these different aspects and approaches represent the tools through which this program prepares groundbreaking professionals to enter the world of photography, arts, and national and international communication. During the one-year Master’s Program in Photography and Visual Design, students have the opportunity to: Acquire a solid base of historical and cultural knowledge Develop the technical and practical skills necessary for success in national and international markets Learn a number of professional methods and presentation techniques that will be useful in the working environment PROGRAM CURRICULUM: Project and Set Design (Exhibition), Photography (Magazine), Photo Editing, History of Photography, Theory of Image, Photography System, Computer Graphics, Photography Technics, Visual Studies The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Maste Degree (60CF) Career The one-year MA in Photography and Visual Design equips students with the necessary fundamentals to continue their studies or to enter the world of professional design and creative industries. This program is focused on training a wide variety of professionals who are involved in the production, management, and distribution of photographic images for both commercial objectives and artistic goals: Photographers in a variety of fields, including advertising, fashion, architecture, and the arts, curators and cultural operators, events managers for photographic exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and other cultural venues, Photo editors and image consultants for companies and publishing houses, Photo research specialists and archivists for image banks and stock photography agencies, Managers for cultural industries who are involved in the production and management of photographic materials Support The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2012 graduates. Internship & Placement NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies which provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Fondazione Museion - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Form Content Londra, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Oliviero Toscani Studio, Sotheby's Italia, Skira Editore, Associazione Viafarini, Artshow Edizioni, Careof Organization for Contemporary Art,Open Care [-]

Visual Arts For The Digital Age - Bachelor Master

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Milan

The curriculum of the Master of Visual Arts for the Digital Age provides the cultural and technical tools to analyze, conceptually and creatively, the different ways in which the contemporary artistic practice and the techniques of its contemporary visual arts are related and intertwined in order to carry out projects in the framework of digital art, the performing arts, interactive installations using multimedia and cross-media languages. The Master also provides the skills necessary to undertake professional activities of coordination and management of the production of artistic and cultural activities. [+]

THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The Master in Visual Arts is open to graduate students in arts, humanities and design with the title of academic or university education lasting at least three years (first level academic diploma / degree First Level) interested in the digital art world, of 'public art, the performing arts and interactive installations. Methodology and structure: The Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age offers a path of experience, research and design, which combines a rich teaching of theoretical and technical stimuli with the practical and experiential contribution of partnerships with professionals that support the student in his training and experimentation with which they develop the three projects that constitute the fundamental part of the Master. In parallel, as a supplement to the experimental phase linked to the development of real projects, participants acquire basic knowledge with the teachings and contributions of technical and technological nature associated with cultural insights. The educational model includes: - traditional classroom teaching for the acquisition of cultural / methodological and interpersonal skills (communication, etc.) - laboratory and experimental educational project, with strong involvement of the student, through individual or group work (projects , workshops, tutorials, case studies, use of simulative techniques, etc.) accompanied by top designers, expression of industry excellence and / or territorial. - Curricular internship will take place at consistent studies or companies with the aims of the master or "campus" with professional simulation project and will last approximately two months. The Master in Visual Arts for the Digital Age forms a professional specialized in the use of multimedia languages ​​for the realization of projects in digital art, public art, the performing arts and interactive installations. The professional will be able to combine technical skills related to video, sound, motion graphics, 3D animation and interaction design and humanities knowledge ranging from cinema, art, music, up to sociological disciplines and new communication trends; know the language and techniques of multimedia arts and cross-media, you will be able to analyze and interpret trends in the visual arts and communication, to prefigure scenarios and visions on future developments in the arts and communication design strategies experimental in line with the new media landscape and the communication codes. [-]

Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 12 months January 2017 Italy Milan

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, in advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also - increasingly - short films and docu-fiction, which supports the growing demand in the field of games and animation productions cross and trans media (Internet, tablets, mobiles). At the end of the course, students can fit into one of these professional sectors, developed in independent production companies, research and design consultancies, service agencies, internal structures of broadcasters, specialized departments of publishing houses. Professional expertise in animation is increasingly in demand even in the context of special effects for movies and television productions. [+]

Masters in Visual Arts in Milan in Italy. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master of Animation Design welcomes students with an Honours degree or diploma of I or II level or equivalent in Illustration, CG Animation of academic disciplines (painting, stage designing, Multimedia) or a diploma awarded by schools of specialization within comics and animation design. It also welcomes professionals, with at least two-year experience, interested in gaining a greater degree of specialization and update. Structure and methodology: The Master in Animation Design aims first of all to consolidate and upgrade skills in animation concept design with a focus on the topics, contents and styles that characterize the current production. It identifies some points that focuses on the evolution of the production work flow, presented by larger studies that are currently introducing new artistic solutions and techniques (Emerging Tools) for the production of series and feature films: 2D/3D integration, Cut-out (Puppet Animation), Frame-by-Frame Paperless Animation, Post-production, VFX. On these "nodes" students will find also the search for style, as a synthesis between the premises of the concept - expressive and aesthetic intents - and the choices of realization. Teaching methodology is divided into three main areas: design, technical and instrumental and production-marketing. The programme initially provides some useful modules to examine and specialize expertise within the concept design, pre-production (from the subject to the storyboard) and animation, alongside the courses that provide the necessary expertise on the technical instrumental perspective. The course covers subjects such as Concept Design for animation (at the base of the short film), Ambient Design (study set design applied to the different animation techniques), Character Design (screenplay), pre-visualization techniques (from videoboard to lay out Settings Set 3D), Director, Soundtrack, development of interactive digital content. Teachers follow personally the formulation and implementation of various projects. The students make a dossier of the project, individual or in team, to be presented to the pitch of the most important festivals worldwide (Appel à Projects in Annecy; Pitch Me! At Cartoons on the Bay). There will be then a communication project (in simulation purchasing) on social issues or education and the creation of a personal show reel (self-presentation) updated to the latest projects. The final Project may be a short film, a pilot for a TV series or a cross-media project, done individually or in team. [-]

Master in Graphic Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 10 months November 2016 Italy Milan

The graphic design field is constantly developing. The professional areas and their specializations, the communication market and the companies work in, rise and evolve are speedly changing, as well as the technological scenario. The Master trains professionals able to properly manage a team, effective in managing an integrated work flow. A professional who can build, manage and finalize a visual communication project: from strategy, to concept, up to the most correct realization for press or social media. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Target - As a matter of fact, the Master course is addressed to all those who studied communication, graphics and design and are looking for an advanced training to work in the field of graphics with ability and professionalism. Methedology and structure - The Master course - with its 10-month duration (7 months in classroom + 3 for stage/field project) and part time attendance - trains professionals in the communication field by developing managerial skills and a project culture rooted in the design history. But, most of all, it provides a method, a structure, and a process organized in a managerial way. The master consists of three steps. The first step is aimed at acquiring the knowledge concerning the communication project culture, at strengthening the technical-instrumental skills, and at developing the basic research through a frontal teaching methodology, guided project lab and individual study. The teaching is assigned to experts and professionals of the different disciplines. The second step of the pathway aims at managing the communication project in all its steps and takes place in collaboration with companies and/or external organizations. The last step of the Master course includes the stage/field project. Stages are realized as individual work periods - in Italy or eventually abroad – in one of the companies collaborating with IED. They last at least 3 months and allow the students to apply the developed tools and knowledge in a concrete experience by measuring with the professional procedure. Alternatively to the stage, the students can be involved in a Field Project. It consists of a consultancy/cooperation project realized by a group of students led by a teacher who acts as project tutor, and lasts at least 3 months. The teacher supports the team during the management of the relationships with the company-customer, during the project development and during the final realization and presentation of the results to the company as in a real professional situation. In the previous editions, students' projects have been developed in collaboration with:Fiat, Ferrero, Speedo, BMW, Nivea, Vodafone, RCS Sport, Garmin, ENI, Unipol, Heineken, Cantine Ferrari. [-]

Master in Visual and Web Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan

The Master in Visual and Web Design provides overall competence in both Visual Design and Web Design. [+]

-- One year Master's course

-- Starting date: October 20th 2014

-- Academic training + internship


The Master in Visual and Web Design provides overall competence in both Visual Design and Web Design. 

It is intended for students who are interested in two masters of the same area, to provide them with the possibility to attend a Master course with a double specialization.

This kind of course foresees a higher number of lessons per week and a strong commitment during project works, but it’s also an interesting chance to specialize in two different subjects.


The Visual and Web Design Master's course lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 30 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.... [-]

Fashion Photography & Film

Istituto Marangoni
Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Milan

Emphasize the soul or personality of a brand is an extremely sensitive task, a work assigned to the fashion photographer: the strength of a brand’s promotional message is literally in his hands. Fashion photographers [+]

The Course The master’s in fashion photography is designed to convey a wealth of advanced knowledge, while developing a wide range of skills within fashion styling and photography. Through the use of existing and emerging technologies on the contemporary scene, students learn to conduct research independently, guided by a high level of awareness of their abilities. The course is intended to fulfill the changing needs of international fashion and luxury. To become a fashion photographer is to embark on a successful career in one of the many Italian publishing and advertising companies. These professionals work both in the studio or on location for the production of photographs that illustrate and advertise fashion garments, accessories and lifestyle. Their work is a reflection of influences arising from the cinema, from fine art and semiotics, with an eye for brand image. The strength of any advertising campaign is literally in the hands of the fashion photographer. The fashion photographer is a professional figure that can express his or her own talent in an agency, or as an independent freelancer. The two macro areas of application are fashion and advertising: from outdoor photographing, to still-life or photo reporting. This professional figure can also work at special events, in graphic design and in page-layout for editorial. Special technical abilities are also necessary where the professional chooses to become involved in the field of digital media. Learning Outcomes analyse and describe fashion photographs and their cultural context; manage materials, techniques and processes associated with photography; manage a photographic environment and choice of location; understand key concepts and theories in the discipline; develop individual critical thinking predict the development of the discipline; recognise themselves as photographers in fashion, also able to work in the context of art and design relative to their fields; give an individual interpretation of art and design through observation, analyses, reflection and development of a concept; apply methods of work and thought, encompassing the research, production and reflection in a framework of aesthetic, artistic, social and ethical issues, within a culture of change; Course Themes history of fashion photography theory and techniques of photography sociology and the image in fashion photographic study 1 photographic study 2 research methods [-]

Master in Web Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Italy Milan

The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design ... [+]

Master in Web Design


The Web Design Master’s course consists of theory lessons, workshops and web design courses. Technical training offers XTML, CSS design, dreamweaver, motion design, flash and photoshop classes. In this way students will acquire professional skills combined with a methodological awareness of the entire design process.




The Master in Web e Multimedia Design lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 20 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.




At the end of lessons, students will start an internship in companies or studios of the sector... [-]