Ten extraordinary months. Learn from the industry’s top professionals.
Visual designers find employment in areas where firms have to relate to the public, such as in editorial offices, production companies and start-ups. And also, of course, in the design and communication industry, as freelancers or in the galaxy of local and international graphic design, branding, advertising, digital and service design offices and agencies. From an ATM user interface to television title credits, from biscuit packages to speeding fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we attend to the socks we wear, the whole world is a huge mine of opportunities for design.
Who should attend
This course is for designers who hold a first-level degree and/or have accumulated some professional experience in issues concerned with graphic design, image, communication, product and publishing, as well as everyone in general who thinks that communication is a viable career choice and a strong aid to individual growth. This is a Masters for those who believe that details make all the difference and are convinced that communication and experience are forged on an emotional, creative and artistic level as much as in terms of strategy.
Working and thinking together: the students develop – while designing – their skills in composition, drawing and the use of typography and of photography, as well as the foundations of data display and of prototyping as technical and artistic bases for giving shape to ideas. At the same time, students experiment with different approaches to research, to understanding the issue of design and its bonds, and to generating ideas that have real impact. The projects cover a variety of areas of image and cultural, commercial and editorial communication, creating products for physical and digital applications.
Typography and icons
Wayfinding and signage
Digital and user interface design
Integrated graphic/communication design
For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:
AIAP Italian association of visual communication design
Course Leader Franco Achilli, Visual Designer
An architect, Franco Achilli trained with Alfred Hohenegger, Giorgio Fioravanti and Gianni Sassi, then at the New York School of Visual Arts. After acting as assistant to Emilio Fioravanti at G&R Associati, he opened his own first office in Milan in 1985 with Guglielmo Ghizzardi and Mario Piazza. In 1995, he launched A+G Achilli Ghizzardi Associati, which he still runs today, working in architecture, brand and exhibition design, and publishing graphics. His clients in a career spanning over thirty years have included industrial and commercial groups, publishers and international organisations. He has continuous experience in lecturing in design schools and teaches Visual Identity in Brands at the IULM University in Milan. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Northern Illinois University and had held courses at the University of Palermo, the Art Institute of Chicago, Milan Polytechnic, the IUAV in Venice and other universities. The acknowledgements he has received for his teaching work include ten awards from the Designer & Art Directors Club of London. He has written and edited publications about design and his work has featured in leading international magazines.
Studios you will study with
Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with market leader graphic designers occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months
Every Monday night, at 6:30pm, Raffles Milano invites students to meet a great character in the scene of design, style and culture of the project. Listening directly to the stories and ideas that influence the market and make our minds more progressive is a great opportunity to integrate academic programs.
The maximum number of students that can enroll in each of our Master's courses is 20.Candidates are selected in two phases. The first selection is a screening based on the documentation received from the student. If the application meets the requirements, an individual interview is arranged with the Admissions Officer.The candidate’s evaluation takes into consideration all the elements that contribute to an individual’s profile into consideration: portfolio, previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities and letters of presentation.
artistic and/or professional portfolio,
copy of Bachelor's Degree or graduation certificate,
passport or identity card for Italian or other EU member state students.
·Students from European Union and EFTA:21.000 euro (total, including taxes).Enrollment fee: 3.000 euroTuition fee: 18.000 euro
·Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students:26.000 euro (total, including taxes).Enrollment fee: 3.000 euroTuition fee: 23.000 euro
Meet the Course Leader Franco Achilli.