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DEPARTMENT OF GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN

DEPARTMENT OF GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN

The Graphic and Web Design Department, in the artistic and cultural field of the Academy, trains high-level professional profiles in the sectors of visual communication: graphic design, computer graphics, digital paper publishing, techniques and web language. The department offers a particularly wide and articulated training offer in the fields of traditional graphic art and in the creation and experimental elaboration of multimedia and contemporary graphic design. In particular, the programme leads students to the critical evaluation of existing trends by orienting them towards research, innovation and artistic experimentation; to professional practice with a base of study rooted in theory and history, a mastery of visual communication methods in the studio and real project experience providing the knowledge and skills to develop conceptually and visually. The content focuses on developing creativity and mastering the software skills needed to compete in the field.
Students receive skills in the areas of user interface, ergonomics of digital environments and the design of online content or services. During their training, they are also led to participate in all stages of the design and production of graphic products and interactive online services. Based on a set of specifications, they look for the graphic, ergonomic and technical solution best suited to the expected services and required functionalities.
In the first three years of the Professional Degree, the teaching units are as follows:

FIRST YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
Introduction to the history of Art and Design 3 Artistic creation and language of visual forms in Africa 3
Technology and type of materials 3 History of Modern Art 3
Introduction to aesthetics and philosophy of Art 3 Introduction to Photography 4
Artistic anatomy 5 Introduction to Design: product-environment-space 5
Basic computing: Adobe Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign 5 Introduction to Illustration 5
Introduction to the Design of colours 5 Plastic Arts and introduction to CAD 5
Italian/English 1 2 Geometrical Design 5

SECOND YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
History of Modern and Contemporary Art 1 3 Color theory and conception 3
History and theory of new media 3 Interface Design and Programming 1 4
Concepts and methodologies of Design 3 Computer graphic 1 4
Website Information Architecture 3 Multimedia Arts, video photography and Post Production 1 3
Graphic creations 1 5 Theories of perception and psychology of form 3
Aesthetics and philosophy of Art 3 Stage 1 4
Lettering, typography and printing techniques 1 3 Analyse des territoires et conception des projets 1 4
Introduction to the vocabulary of the plastic Arts 3 Contemporary Art and new media 1 3
Web Design 1 4
Italian/English 2 2

THIRD YEAR
First semester Second semester
Course Credit Course Credit
History and theory of new media 2 Digital Design (service design/modality of access to services) 4
Computer graphic 4 Copyright 2
Interface Design and Programming 2 3 History of interaction between humans and computers 3
Introduction to digital modeling and rendering 3 Marketing and management 2
Illustrations 3 Artistic creation and Design in Africa 2 3
Theories and methods of mass media 2 Analyse des territoires et conception des projets 2 4
Graphic creations 2 4 Animation 2D 3
Lettering, typography and printing techniques 2 3 Contemporary Art and new media 2 3
Multimedia Arts, video photography and Post Production 2 3 Art direction 2
Sociology of visual communication 2
Web Design 2 4
Italian/English 3 2 Thesis 6