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Visual Design Semester

Semester courses · undergraduate

Aimed at students with at least one-year previous study in their selected area, study abroad semesters (5 – 6 months) offer participants a chance gain invaluable insights into European style and lifestyle, cultural influences, trends, contemporary issues as well as the impact of luxury companies and brands, and creative and contemporary issues in art and design in Europe’s capitals.


Enhance graphic and multimedia design skills for effective and innovative visual communication. Semester courses in visual design combine a mix of technical design skills covering some of the most important digital software, including drawing and design elements of typography and lettering, colour, print, and layout composition to create meaningful designs in a technological and emotionally charged world. Aimed at participants with at least one-year previous undergraduate study in visual/graphic design, or similar field, these short courses cover key subjects rendering and communication, together with visual research and analysis of brand and mass communication.  Participants investigate ways to communicate through visual language and storytelling in order to create a new image in brand identity, a new vision in advertising, or innovative ideas in publishing and in online magazines for the luxury, fashion and creative industries.

Study Abroad Structure (5 – 6 months)

Study abroad courses provide an opportunity to see the world, experience new cultures, learn a new language, visit neighbouring countries, and make new lifelong friends. Study abroad semesters at Istituto Marangoni offer participants a chance to experience different styles of education and learn key skills from international experts in the field. The study abroad level is structured and taught at year two of a three-year undergraduate programme. According to the chosen course, credit transcripts* or class (contact) hours are awarded on successful completion. Courses are offered twice a year, in autumn and spring.  Course content changes with each start date to offer a wider range of subjects, giving participants the opportunity to choose the course that best suits their needs.
23 Sep 2024
Italian · English  - Fee
Enrollment Fee
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Programme Specification

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Learning focus Semester 1 · autumn start
Learning focus Semester 2 · spring start
  • Introduction to Design Information Technology
  • Sociology & Anthropology of Communication
  • Aesthetics Trends History
  • Design Rendering & Communication
  • Environment Design
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Mass Communication
  • Brand Communication
  • Visual Research
  • Multimedia Planning
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