Learning by doing is the principle behind the three-year courses of Raffles Milano , a training course that structures the mind, provides a solid technical background and makes you want to broaden your horizons of life.Course leader: Carlo Forcolini, DesignerBorn in 1947, in 1969 he graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he began to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London, where he was one of the founders of Alias and became Director of Artemide GB In 1992 he founded Nemo, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he has designed for Amar, Cassina, BBB Bonacina, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Gervasoni, Joint, Pomellato. From 2001 to 2007 he was President of ADI Association for Industrial Design. In 2007 he became a member of the Italian Design Council. From 2009 to 2014 he was CEO of the IED Group, Vice President and Scientific Director. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, in the Design Museum of the Milan Triennale and in the Compasso d'Oro ADI collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sidney, Santiago, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels.WhyDesigning means transforming the world, starting from the simplest to the most complex things. Design is not just a discipline that teaches how to invent and improve material life: it is a model that teaches us how much the plan of the small and the large are linked by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility and commitment.Professional opportunitiesThe Interior designer is a designer capable of dealing with spaces of various sizes and complexity, capable of translating messages and atmospheres of a brand or a private client, into spaces with tangible solutions, carriers of messages, emotions and meaning. He is a fundamental figure for architecture and design studios, event agencies, television and film studios, for the design offices of companies in the furniture and accessories sector. Due to his specific preparation he can also tackle a career as a critic and scholar of the furniture and interior system or as a consultant and artistic director for companies in the fashion and design sector.To whom it is addressedThe course is aimed at those with a high school diploma and students from Italian or foreign universities. A specific interest is required in the disciplines of the project for spaces (domestic, for offices, for reception, for meeting places and commercial); of the conception and design of environments for exhibit design and for furnishings for the home, for work and leisure; for the study and consistent application of decoration, the use of materials, lighting and furnishing accessories). The student must also demonstrate aptitude for the study of social behavior, the culture of visual arts and socio-cultural trends. The participants are future designers of environments and communicative atmospheres, attentive interpreters of contemporary trends and lifestyles.ProgramA preliminary phase (First year) is followed by an intermediate study (Second year) and a completion path dedicated to the final project-portfolio (Third year). From the theoretical foundations of design and representation, of the history of applied arts and architecture for domestic spaces, we then face increasingly complex socio-cultural scenarios linked to the world of business, the evolution of customs and lifestyle , of the relationship of brands with users and consumers, in search of those design solutions able to provide the most advanced and sustainable answers to improve the quality of life, the workplace, leisure time.TopicsVisual design;
Design, survey and representation of spaces;
History of architecture, furniture;
History of art and design;
3D and CAD laboratory;
Anthropology and sociology of consumption;
Materials and surfaces;
Branding, Marketing and Research;
Acoustics and Lighting;
Color and colorimetry;
Decoration and textures.Student of the yearAt the end of each academic year, RM awards the best talent of each year of the course.
The recognition is given to the student who, for academic career and portfolio, has distinguished himself in the evaluation of both a commission of internal teachers and that of a commission of external professionals, called in this case to judge a portfolio guaranteed by anonymity.ProfessorsThey are established professionals, authors of projects that have left their mark, and with long years of teaching behind them. They have an open and decidedly international outlook. They are part of a cohesive and fertile group, and they enjoy comparing the progress of the courses, the opportunities that arise in the race and the performance of individual students.CompaniesIn almost thirty years of activity, Raffles Group has built a solid network of partners who collaborate in the Three-year Courses and in the Masters. The reputation of the companies and the quality of the relationships developed are the guarantee of a decidedly fertile encounter between the education and business worlds.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC - Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewelers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.Raffles TalksEvery Monday evening, at 6.30pm Raffles Milano invites students to meet a great figure from the design scene, style and culture of the project. Listening live to the stories and ideas that influence the market and advance our mindsets is an opportunity of great depth, which complements academic programs.
AdmissionsApplications for admission can be sent by downloading the form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by direct telephone contact with the secretariat.
Candidates for admission must pay a fee of 150 euros.Admission documentation;
Passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens;
Receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.Candidates will be contacted by the Admission Team for an admission interview with the Academic Coordinator: this is a moment of open discussion in which the Candidate can clearly explain their personal motivations and be informed about the Institute's guidelines (commitment, dedication , behavior, general teaching regulations).
Candidates, if the result of the interview was positive, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which remains non-binding for the Candidate.
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Candidates can proceed with registration once they have received the admission emailRetteAnnual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:European Union and EFTA studentsEnrollment fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:
I Income bracket up to € 30,000Registration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 6,000II Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 eurosRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: 7,000 eurosIII Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 eurosRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 9,500IV income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 eurosRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: 12,500 eurosV Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 eurosRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: € 16,000VI Income bracket over 125,000 eurosRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: 18,000 eurosStudents outside the European UnionRegistration fee: 3,000 euros
Annual tuition fee: 18,000 eurosRaffles Milano can accept the presentation of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket