Ten extraordinary months, with teachers of international level. A unique opportunity to learn directly from the protagonists. Master Raffles Milano : finally someone has thought about it.Course leader: Franco Achilli, Visual designerArchitect, he trained with Alfred Hohenegger, Giorgio Fioravanti, Gianni Sassi and then at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Assistant to Emilio Fioravanti in G&R Associati, he then opened his first studio in Milan in 1985 with Guglielmo Ghizzardi and Mario Piazza. In 1995 he created A + G Achilli Ghizzardi Associati, which he still directs dealing with architecture, brand and exhibit design, editorial graphics. Among the clients, in more than thirty years of activity, industrial and commercial groups, publishing houses and international organizations. He has extensive teaching experience in design schools and teaches Brand Visual Identity at the IULM University of Milan. He was Visiting Professor at Northern Illinois University, has held courses and lectures at the University of Palermo, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milan Polytechnic, the IUAV in Venice and other universities. Among other awards, for his teaching activity he received ten awards from the Designer & Art Directors Club of London. He has written and edited publications on design and his works have appeared in the most important international magazines.Find out “Why choose Raffles Milano ” and meet the Master in Visual design & Communication with the Course Leader Franco Achilli.Because?If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages don't get lost along the way? Visual design is the discipline of those who design large flows of information and content. With each sign, a reaction follows. With each step, an exchange follows. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting.Professional opportunitiesVisual designers find employment in those sectors in which companies relate to an audience, such as editorial offices, product companies, startups. And of course in the design and communication industry, as a freelancer, or in the galaxy of local and international graphic, branding, advertising, digital and service design studios and agencies. From the interface of an ATM to the television themes, from the packaging of biscuits to speeding fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we participate in, to the socks we wear, the world is a great mine of project opportunities.To whom it is addressedThe course is aimed at designers who have a first level degree and / or professional experience in topics related to graphics, image, communication, product and publishing, and in general to all those who think that communication is a valid professional choice and a strong tool for individual growth. This is a Master for those who think that details make a difference, and are convinced that communication and experience are defined on an emotional, creative and artistic level as much as on a strategic level.ProgramDoing and thinking together: students develop - by designing - the skills of composition, design and use of typography and photography, and the basics of data visualization and prototyping as technical / artistic bases to give shape to ideas. At the same time, students experiment with different approaches to research, to understanding the design theme and its constraints, to the generation of effective ideas. The projects touch on different areas of image and cultural, commercial and editorial communication with artifacts for the physical and digital world.TopicsResearch.
Typography and icons.
Wayfinding and signage.
Digital and User interface design.
Integrated graphics / communication.Student of the yearAt the end of each academic year, RM awards the best talent of each year of the course.
The recognition is given to the student who, for academic career and portfolio, has distinguished himself in the evaluation of both a commission of internal teachers and that of a commission of external professionals, called in this case to judge a portfolio guaranteed by anonymity.Project teachersLearning directly from the protagonists means acquiring the most advanced visions and methods at the source. Unlike traditional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring knowledge into action in the classroom thanks to 10 graphic studios at the top of the market that alternate in the classroom over ten months.
Learning directly from the protagonists means acquiring the most advanced visions and methods at the source. Unlike the traditional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring knowledge into action in the classroom thanks to 10 professionals at the top of the market who alternate in the classroom over ten months.
Each professional spends a month with the students. 8 months of 4 weeks and 2 months of 3 weeks.
For each week there is a 6-hour day and an 8-hour day of lessons with the professional.
At the end of each month the student receives an evaluation on the project carried out.
Some of the professionals could be replaced during the Master, with other professionals at the top of the market, keeping the level of the international Faculty unchanged.FM MILAN
Pentagram / Justus Oehler
G Design / Dimitris Stefanidis
ID LAB MIRTIMethod teachersThere are also theoretical knowledge and skills that are not learned in the race and require ad hoc study. It is not known when they will be able to serve, but one thing is certain: they will serve.
There are also theoretical knowledge and skills that are not learned in the race and require ad hoc study. It is not known when they will be able to serve, but one thing is certain: they will serve.
For this reason, students have during the 10 months 200 hours of lessons with the method teachers, the lessons are distributed during the 10 months of the Master.
Some of the method teachers could be replaced during the Master, keeping the Faculty level unchanged.Andrea Amato
Francesco Dondina (Graphic designer)
Maki Gherzi (Director)
Laura Lisi (Translator / Interpreter)
Anna Santi (Researcher)CompaniesIn almost thirty years of activity, Raffles Group has built a solid network of partners who collaborate in the Three-year Courses and in the Masters. The reputation of the companies and the quality of the relationships developed are the guarantee of a decidedly fertile encounter between the education and business worlds.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC - Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewelers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.Raffles TalksEvery Monday evening, at 6.30pm Raffles Milano invites students to meet a great figure from the design scene, style and culture of the project. Listening live to the stories and ideas that influence the market and advance our mindsets is an opportunity of great depth, which complements academic programs.
AdmissionsApplications for admission can be sent via email (through a form to be filled in on the RM website) or by direct telephone contact with the secretariat. Upon receipt of the required documents and a motivational letter drawn up by the Candidate, the Management sets the date for a cognitive interview with the Course leader or with the College Director if necessary.
Candidates, if deemed suitable, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which in any case remains non-binding for the Candidate.Admission documentation;
Artistic and / or professional portfolio;
Copy of the certificate of previous studies;
Passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens.RetteFollowing the official communication of the Management on the eligibility of the Candidate, the registration phase can be proceeded. All students in possession of the requirements - at the time of formalization of enrollment - must pay the enrollment fee, to which the annual fee must be integrated before the start of the course.
The amount can be paid in a single installment, or in two other installments after the registration: the second by the beginning of the First Semester, the third by the beginning of the Second Semester.
For international students there is only the option of paying in a single installment at the time of enrollment.
Students from the European Union and EFTARegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Tuition fee: 21,000 eurosStudents outside the European UnionRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Tuition fee: 26,000 euros