About Instituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is the international fashion school par excellence, with four Schools in the most prestigious venues of international fashion. In Milan, the capital of Made in Italy, in Florence, where fashion, art and tradition meet, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in London, where trends are born and in Shanghai, where fashion is the future, Istituto Marangoni is able to offer different visions of the contemporary fashion system to its students. Istituto Marangoni is a school where the passion for fashion unites cultures, ideas and people from all over the world. Entering Istituto Marangoni means being part of a very special community, where fashion is the common denominator in all its most cosmopolitan aspects. The four sites of Istituto Marangoni are truly one of the most international student contexts in the world, with more than 4,000 students from 106 countries, each with infinite interests, styles, and knowledge. Attending this school is an experience of being immersed in fashion, learning and being enriched through contact with the most varied and interesting cultural realities. The new School of Art brings together, in one prestigious site, all the disciplines taught by Istituto Marangoni. The school is located in a historical building in via de’ Tornabuoni 17, in the core of the city, just a few steps away from Piazza S.Trinità and the museums of Gucci and Ferragamo. In addition to a range of long and short courses in fashion and design, the new Firenze school provides an intense programme of studies dedicated to art and encompassing History of Art, Art ‘Management’ and Visual Multimedia Art. The Florentine school is on the one hand characterised by the support of professors who are both professionals and highly specialized technicians in the ‘art of making’, and on the other by collaboration with an important French institution in the field of art teaching, the renowned Atelier de Sèvres (for Art courses). This completes the school’s innovative and prestigious profile.
Today’s graphic designers not only work with technical image, they consider the look and feel of the design, they understand the message they need to communicate and their audience; visual designers take on a 360° view of the creative design process. This three year course investigates visual design communication by working on innovative ideas in graphic design and new media for all fields of the creative industries. Studying a complex mix of technical design skills covering the most important digital software, drawing and design elements of typography and lettering, color, print, layout composition and visual hierarchy, packaging and signage, participants also tackle the theories of perception and Gestalt, contemporary realities and sociocultural scenarios, creating meaningful designs in a technological and emotionally charged world.
They learn how to communicate through visual language and storytelling, including video and new media (web design, blog, social platforms), focusing on visual communication as a strategic lever; creating a new approach in brand identity, sequential imaging in advertising, or innovative ideas in publishing and online magazines.
By studying marketing strategies, communication methodology, cultural anthropology and the techniques of media, participants learn how to give a balanced and functional voice to a company, product, or service, applying creative solutions to marketing concepts in order to sell or promote products or ideas through design. They understand the importance of researching and selecting a unique and distinguishing style for different clients and brands in order to uphold brand identity and communicate a message. The study of video, animation, interaction and motion graphics is fundamental in today’s contemporary visual arena.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
- Graphic designer for publishing (editorial)
- Graphic designer for packaging and branding
- Art director for advertising agencies
- Visual designer for exhibit and corporate design
- Visual designer for digital, interactive, web communication
- Full Time
- 6 self-produced Creative Ideas: these can be anything that visually describes their inspiration and the area of study that they have chosen.