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: Marc Sadler, Industrial designerFrench born in Austria, Marc Sadler lived and worked as a designer in France, the United States, Asia and Italy. One of the first graduates in Esthétique industrielle at the ENSAD in Paris with a thesis on plastics, he pioneered the experimentation of materials and the contamination between technologies, which have become distinctive aspects of his activity. At the beginning of the 70s he developed the first ski boot in fully recyclable thermoplastic material, industrialized by the Italian Caber (later to become Lotto). Today, thanks to his eclecticism, he is a consultant for companies in every sector of the industry. Over the years, he has obtained important awards and recognition at an international level, including 4 Compassi d'Oro ADI (1994, 2001, 2008 and 2014). The back protector designed for Dainese is in the permanent collection of the MOMA in New York and the Mite lamp by Foscarini is part of the design collection of the Center Pompidou in Paris. He is passionate about painting and drawing, to the point of considering them his most authentic interests.Because?Product design: the landscape of the artificial
Without design, the world would be poorer and more tiring. The discipline of design can in fact be defined as 'smeared intelligence' which invites us to find new meanings and new solutions, and which educates people to generate value and values for the world around us. Design has always been a powerful engine of social, aesthetic and thought progress.Professional opportunitiesDesign is an essential factor for all companies that position themselves on the market for the quality of their products. This quality is made up of conception, usability and emotionality, fulfillment of eco-sustainable requirements, choice of suitable materials and life cycle of the products themselves. And the designer is the first actor in defining the main characteristics of the product. At the end of the course the candidate will be able to find opportunities for collaboration or structured employment in the most diverse industrial fields where innovation and quality of products, services and processes converge.To whom it is addressedThe course is aimed at candidates with a secondary school diploma. The ideal student of the course wants to transform their creative characteristics into thinking, designing, implementing and communicating projects, products and services. The course provides the research tools, methodologies and processes to govern design complexity. Since design is interdisciplinary by nature, the tools to interact with the various experts in managing the process are provided during the course, from the conception of the product to its marketing.ProgramThe first year program is preparatory to the acquisition of basic design tools, perception and sensoriality, knowledge of materials, history of design, project theory and representation, design 1. The second year is characterized by a strong component of laboratories, workshops , interdisciplinary workshops, visits to companies. The third year is intended for the analysis of future trends and scenarios, new design opportunities, with the city as a project theater. The last semester is dedicated to the development of a project thesis in collaboration with companies.TopicsBasic design.History of arts and design.Material design.Research of scenarios and concept development.Representation and communication of products and services.Physical and cognitive ergonomics.Perceived quality and sensoriality.Design and sustainability.Strategic / product marketing and communication.Design management.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 email@example.com or by direct telephone contact with the secretariat.
Candidates for admission must pay a fee of 150 euros.
Admission documentationMotivation letter;
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 email.RetteAnnual 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.