FDA is ranked as one of the best graphic design schools in Europe with headquarter in Florence, Italy.
Academic Graphic Design Courses
The academic graphic design course is organized for students that do not have any previous design experience. The program offers the knowledge and experiences that students need to become competitive graphic designers. Our design teachers are a dynamic team with solid professional background and are active designers . They offer practical and theoretical knowledge of graphic design and share their experiences of real world projects. During the study our students have the opportunity to work on real projects.
Important themes are colors schemes, web design, 3D Graphics, advertising and logo design. Students learn the modern and professional use of softwares like Photoshop, Indesign and more. But also traditional arts like sketching and drawing are important aspects that are covered during the program.
The graphic design courses are taught in English language.
An Italian language course is open for free to students of the design courses of the F.D.A.
Graphic Design Course durations:
We offer 3 different course durations of the graphic design program so that the students can choose the length that suits better for their needs and expectations. In any moment students can decide to extend the duration of the chosen course to two or three years as the programs are perfectly compatible.
one year program
two years program
three years program
One year program of Graphic Design
The one year course of graphic design offers a solid program that allows students to learn professional methods in a short time. Our graphic design school is the best option for students and professionals that have only one year available and want to study abroad to become competitive figures on the professional market or that want to earn credits for a study year abroad. In this course students learn the mechanism of advertising and the theory of visual communication and its importance in modern media. Students will learn to create presentations for successful advertising campaigns and develop web design projects. This program allows students to work as professionals in the field. Should students wish they can extend the one year program to a longer duration in any moment. In this way we can offer the highest possible flexibility to fulfill the needs of every student.
The two year course of graphic design is a high challenging program that allows students to reach very high professional levels. During the two year period students will deeply understand additional important concepts of graphic design like typography, photography and professional self promotion. Also related topics of complementary design fields will become part of the program to get wider horizon of the design world.
The two year program allow students to become competitive figures and professionals that can start immediately to work for companies or as freelancers. This graphic design course covers the most important aspects of the field and allow students to acquire full knowledge of modern technology and concepts. A fundamental aspect is that after two years the student will speak fluently the Italian language so that also the Italian market can be a professional playground for the future business or useful contacts.
The three year course of graphic design is a very complete high level program. Students and professionals that complete all three years of this course will gain a outstanding cultural background in the field of graphic design. The program includes in the third year the Master level program so that students will get a Master after the study period will be completed. This puts the student in a very competitive position in the market and allows to this professional figure to start a successful career. An important aspect is that after this study period the student will speak perfectly the Italian language so that also the Italian market can be a professional playground for the future business.