visual communication

intensive course

the aim of the course is to train professionals able to use the visual and narrative tools of communication: from the creation of a brand, to the coordinated image, to the advertising of the packaging up to the video and new media. this training process has been condensed into a single year of training and designed for those who, already working or studying abroad, can invest one year (intensive) in training in this discipline.

duration: one year
intake: november
course language: italian with simultaneous translation in english

study plan

  • illustration techniques

  • basic design

  • geometrical drawing

  • photography

  • graphic design

  • history of graphic arts

  • computer

  • advertising

  • packaging

teaching activities are structured through lectures, tutorials, workshops, guided tours to museums and exhibitions, participation in competitions (individual and group). for each academic year ISD schedules a series of seminary, conferences and interactive workshops leading by ISD teachers and external italian or foreign experts. the topics are usually on the borderline between the different departmental areas and they have been designed to achieve a tangible result.

the attendance is full-time and mandatory.

to be admitted to each subject’s exams, students must attend at least 70% of lessons and do all the scheduled exercises. students must pass all the exams of the programme to get the degree.

admission requirements
high-school diploma or equivalent permitting university admission.

send by e-mail to or by fax +39 081 19305621 with the enclosed application form completed, a photocopy of required diploma and a photocopy of passport. within 10 days after the receipt of the above documents, the student will be informed by e-mail about the outcome of application.

application deadline
the enrollment must be sent to international office at least 30 days before the beginning of the course. the programme has restricted entry. enrollments are awarded depending on availability of places.