Quasar Design University in Rome

Introduction

Quasar Design University

About us

Quasar Design University was born in Rome in 1987, thanks to a group of professionals and university teachers, as a research and training structure focusing on the study and planning of the environment, products and new forms of communication.

Design University

Today, with over twenty-five years’ experience, Quasar Design University continues on its mission as a completely self-financing and independent private facility. It selects its teaching staff from renowned professionals and experts. It is the original author of teaching programmes that it applies in training that is constantly updated to respond effectively to the changing world of work. It has a dedicated staff to guide and direct the work of its students.

Excellence

It has its base in the centre of Rome that comes with efficient and up-to-date equipment, which welcomes students from all over the world. The desire to always maintain the high quality of training has encouraged the concentration of its activities in a single centre for teaching and development that integrates the culture of design in its various expressions.

Cultural and Research Activities

Alongside its principal educational activities, Quasar Design University lines up an ongoing work of cultural research and promotion aimed at raising public awareness of multidisciplinary themes. Promoting Italian culture and “Made in Italy” abroad, participating in national and international design competitions, organizing exhibitions, conferences and workshops, and publishing; more than three hundred events have had Quasar Design University as their protagonist since 1987, and have contributed to spreading knowledge and awareness on the themes of the real and virtual environment. Merely by way of an example, we recall the publications on urban space Alberate a Roma and Lessico Cittadino; the preliminary projects for eco-sustainable housing created in full-scale prototypes La Casa New Age and La Casa Armonica, all the way up to QOS – Quasar Outer Space, a multidisciplinary cycle of lectures, a periodic meeting that is open to the public, but also an integral part of the training course, which sees as its protagonists important artists and visionary explorers of what lies beyond the contemporary. Professionals, artists and operators from the sector are invited to contribute to the training of students, both through contributions in the classroom and participating with students and teachers in visits or important events.

Operating fields

Within the macro-sphere “design and visual communication”, research and training focus on these areas: interior and garden design; restructuring and renovation of buildings; product, furniture and exhibit design; advertising, publishing and multimedia graphics; digital photography and videomaking; web & interaction design; 3D computer graphics, visual effects and animation; yacht design.

Types of course

Training is carried out in programmes of different intensity and duration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)
  • Professional qualification (15 months)
  • Academic Master (12 months)
  • Open (of varying duration)

Qualifications issued

Quasar Design University has been operating for over twenty years as an officially authorized facility for professional training. The qualifications and specializations awarded at the end of the three-year and professional training courses are legally valid for employment purposes. In addition, the courses allow the acquisition of university credits (ECTS) in accordance with the educational regulations of the host institutions in Italy and abroad.

Certifications

The Bachelor’s Degree Courses of Academic Degree release Academic Diplomas Level I.

The Professional Qualification courses release Professional Qualification Certificate in Europe.

The Academic Masters release of Master’S Diploma Level I.

Sponsors

  • The Order of Landscape Planning Architects and Conservationists of Rome and its Province The Order of Architects of Rome and its Province, in addition to cultural activities, sponsors all the Masters: highly specialized training courses run for Quasar Design University by leading experts in various fields.
  • Chaos Group Recommended Center The makers of V-Ray, the well-known rendering software, recommend Quasar Design University as a training centre of excellence.

Guidance

Quasar Design University ’s method of guidance has as it aim pointing students towards choosing the most suitable training course for the development of their individual skills. This is achieved through a personalized meeting during which the utmost attention is paid to the candidates’ attitudes. The Quasar Orienta days – which take place throughout the year – involve participants in stimulating creative workshops and offer a detailed picture of the training courses available. With the Schools Project Quasar Design University has a presence in high schools with dedicated guidance days. Through its participation in international guidance exhibitions, everyone has the possibility of becoming aware of the quality of training at Quasar Design University.

Facilitations

Each year interesting facilitations are reserved for those who choose courses that Quasar Design University intends to promote, considering them to be of particular interest for future developments in the labour market or because they constitute promising professional niches in the field of the new media, fast-growing, but still not widely known among the general public. Thanks to agreements with public and private bodies, and companies, students at Quasar Design University can take advantage of special facilitations.

Graduate careers

The already large number of graduates from Quasar Design University with whom contact is maintained constitutes a network not only nationally, but in many countries of the world. A number of former students have accomplished significant achievements which confirms the validity of the Quasar method. The Institute often welcomes them back to share their experience with their younger colleagues who are still training, showing them their work and providing interesting case studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master course in Hypergraphics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 1 year March 2017 Italy Rome + 1 more

The target of this course is to give to students a professional knowledge of the cinematographic and television 3D fields through the teaching of techniques used in major productions present in Italy and abroad. [+]

Master in Hypergraphics The target of this course is to give to students a professional knowledge of the cinematographic and television 3D fields through the teaching of techniques used in major productions present in Italy and abroad. The teacher staff is made by high profile professionals with experience in the national and international cinema and television field. Lessons and workshops will take place during the creation of the story till the finishing of the project in all its details, reaching the realization of a commercial or of a television opening sequence or of an animation and of a Demoreel or Showreel including the exercises made during the year. The lessons will take place at the same time with practical workshops with the constant presence of teachers that will follow and lead students, also being far through a on-line tutoring, in the creation of each step, reaching to the production of complete cinema or television projects. Companies of production, animation, post production and digital visual effects, during the year, will host students for curricular stages, to complete the educational value of the course. Who it is aimed at The Master in Hypergraphics is preferably aimed to graduates and near-graduates of first and second level in any discipline, and to those who already followed an artistic path or that practiced a personal path about the subjects of the Masters. An elementary knowledge of the English language is required. Educational Objectives For this purpose, during the Masters students will deal with subjects that, proceeding step by step toward specialisms, they frame the complexity of the theme inside clear reference systems to help the fast acquisition of familiarity with applications directed step by step. Awarded qualification After passing the final exam, QDU Master certificate is issued.
 There is also an Autodesk certificate for the software used. The Master in Hypergraphics sponsored by the Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori, releases 15 Professional Credits. Creative jobs Students will acquire the practical experience through dedicated workshops about the various development branches and they will be lead to the profession of 3D Artist & Digital Compositor in first level digital visual effects. Partners Metaphyx – Roma Storyteller – Milano Q-Agency – Roma Subjects PRE-PRODUCTION Creation of a television and cinema story and “translation” of the written material into the following productive steps by drawing (Storyboard and Concept Design), clay modeling (Concept Modeling) and schematic movies (Animatic). PRODUCTION Deep study of the Maya software and creation of an Animatic Modeling, organic and inorganic in Maya and ZBrush Texturing Shading Lighting Maya Particles Rigging Animation Rendering Video – Filming POSTPRODUCTION Matchmoving & Camera Tracking Compositing Color Correction USED ASSISTED DRAWING PROGRAMS Maya Mudbox ZBrush Photoshop Boujou Nuke EDUCATIONAL MODULES Maya Basics Modeling 2D Graphics / Photoshop – Shading e Texturing Lighting and Rendering Rigging Animation Particles and Dynamics Photoshop Matte painting Compositing – Matchmoving Stage by companies of the field Revision of the thesis Course location The course "Hypergraphics" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

Master in Product Design

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 1 year March 2017 Italy Rome + 1 more

Through lessons and workshops, students will be lead from the beginning concept to the prototype, developing design models in different digital representations, analyzing the use of Nurbs and Mesh modeling software. While working, they will deal with methods and techniques of Rapid Prototyping. The final workshop, through the realization of different design themes, will allow to set the design process of the Industrial design , of the Independent design , and of the Interactive design. [+]

Master in Product Design Through lessons and workshops, students will be lead from the beginning concept to the prototype, developing design models in different digital representations, analyzing the use of Nurbs and Mesh modeling software. While working, they will deal with methods and techniques of Rapid Prototyping. The final workshop, through the realization of different design themes, will allow to set the design process of the Industrial design , of the Independent design , and of the Interactive design. The main fields that the contents of the different modules belong to are: Marketing; Representation / Modeling / Rapid prototyping; Technologies of Materials for Design; Workshops. Who it is aimed at The Master is aimed to graduates and near-graduates of first and second level in every discipline, to professionals or lovers of the branch with design knowledge and basic abilities in the CAD modeling interested in the management at 360° of the Product Design. An elementary knowledge of the English language is required. Educational Objectives Target of the masters is to make students be familiar with the design practice described in the introduction, through frontal lessons and work steps tied to the development of more design themes. Awarded Certification After passing the final exam, QDU Master certificate is issued. Master sponsored by the Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori, releases 15 professional credits. Partners Bic Lazio / Fab Lab Fondazione mondo Digitale Devoto SLAMP illuminazione ST srl (Smart design) COVO accessory e complementi ALCANTARA INCIPIT oggettistica WAYPOINT illuminazione ETIMO Uno Più CERAMICHE FLAMINIA Scarabeo Subjects Product design: analysis of the art state, recent history and emerging potentialities Marketing, self-management, phenomenology of design, critique and semiotic of the object Self-management and communicative strategies of product design, organization and contextualization of the work Digital language of representation of models Nurbs representation Mesh representation Visual scripting Rapid prototyping techniques Rp techniques for 2D plotters Rp techniques for 3D printing and milling Technologies of materials for design Interactive design workshop Concept development workshop and design exercises Curricular stage Course location The course "Product Design" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

Master in Virtual Architecture

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 1 year March 2017 Italy Rome + 1 more

The Master in Virtual Architecture, which has been running since 1999 and is constantly updated according to the methods and software that best respond to the needs of visualization and verification, prepares operators in the architectural field (architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and related professionals) to visualize projects in 3D graphics, elaborating the most appropriate method of implementation for each type of project and using CAD 2D and 3D programs and post-production and animation techniques. 
The final product is particularly sophisticated and, depending on the intention, achieves total photorealism. [+]

Master in Virtual Architecture The Master in Virtual Architecture, which has been running since 1999 and is constantly updated according to the methods and software that best respond to the needs of visualization and verification, prepares operators in the architectural field (architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and related professionals) to visualize projects in 3D graphics, elaborating the most appropriate method of implementation for each type of project and using CAD 2D and 3D programs and post-production and animation techniques. 
The final product is particularly sophisticated and, depending on the intention, achieves total photorealism. Space and materials unfold and embody the architectural idea.
Light becomes the essential synthesis, materials are
adapted and exchanged, the virtual becomes a powerful tool
for pure experimentation.
The designer imagines and verifies, analyzes and explores,
identifies with and measures the validity of their ideas,
foreseeing their realization.
The outcome shapes the most advanced way
of static and dynamic communication of the project using
the most up-to-date computer graphics technologies. Who it is aimed at The Master is aimed at designers, graduates and final-year students in architecture or civil engineering, junior architects or designers, who want to complement their skills and acquire specific capacities in current techniques of representation. The skills required for participation in the course are: design experience, familiarity with the IT tools, an awareness of 2D CAD and an interest in developing in their profession by mastering fully the representation and communication of the project, using the techniques that become available thanks to software advances. The Master Board evaluates admission on the basis of the CV and an interview. Educational Objectives The course aims to increase skills in: management of 3D architectural projects and their fruition for print, video and other audiovisual media for final static and dynamic elaborations (3D animation); verification of the project through the use of 2D and 3D CAD programs; integration with other design and engineering functions. Awarded qualification After passing the final exam, QDU Master certificate is issued.
 There is also an Autodesk certificate for the software used. Creative jobs The skills acquired with the Master in Virtual Architecture are applied in a variety of sectors that might benefit from the photorealistic simulation, which is virtually indistinguishable from photography, of objects, buildings or complex assemblies. Testing and verification at the design stage, elaborations for competitions, presentations of proposals for the commissioning party, integration between the different design areas, such as calculating areas and volumes, engineering, structural calculation and the verification of energy behaviour.
Starting from the analysis of traditional design, the course aims to introduce and train students to a high-level in techniques for CAD and 3D graphic representation and advanced animation, for testing for environmental impact, complex simulation of structures, restoration, archaeological reconstruction, furnishings, through the choice of materials, lighting, the natural environment and plant species (including as they evolve over time and recording their dynamic behaviour in response to the weather), following a strictly programmed operational flow. Partners CNR-ITABC Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali Q-Agency – Roma Studio TRANSIT Design Studio Kami Studio Sposato Studio Leonori associati Studio associato Elia-Giancotti Presint engineering Seste engineering Studio Scape Subjects The Master is divided into successive introductory modules. The main educational lines concern the interpretation of the project using 2D and 3D CAD and BIM software; the porting of the data within the 3D software used primarily during rendering; transcoding formats, definition of 2D texture; advanced rendering in V-Ray and Fryrender; the study and representation of territory and fluid dynamics, the aesthetic control of lighting; the editing of tables and video animations; HDR technique and 2D – 3D photomontages for environmental impact. An introduction is also provided of management and contracts, for carrying out professional activities in the field. Course Location The course "Virtual Architecture" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

Master in Yacht Design

Campus Full time Part time January 2017 Italy Rome

The Master will give the students: Competence in 3DRhino and 3D Orca software and reltive Plug-ins (3D Studio Max, Realflow, V-Ray and Phoenix) Good knowledge of Interiors and Exteriors design and styling General understanding of structural issues and building materials and process Basic of Hydrodinamics and Hydrostatic. [+]

Master in Yacht Design The Master will give the students: Competence in 3DRhino and 3D Orca software and reltive Plug-ins (3D Studio Max, Realflow, V-Ray and Phoenix) Good knowledge of Interiors and Exteriors design and styling General understanding of structural issues and building materials and process Basic of Hydrodinamics and Hydrostatic. Educational objectives The design of a yacht entirely developed by the students is the the main goal and the uniquess of our Master. Subjects Design: typolgies of motor and sailing yachts, production yachts, custom yachts Hydrodinamics: basic concepts 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD): Rhino 3D software, V-Ray, 3D Studio Max, Real Flow and Phoenix software 3D Hull Design and Fairing: Orca 3D naval achitecture software, intact hydrostatic and stability basic concepts utilising Orca 3D Course Location The course "Master in Yacht Design – EN" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

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Contact

Quasar Design University

Address Via Crescenzio 17/A
Roma 00193, Italy
Website http://quasar.university/
Phone +39 06 8880 1444