Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.
To design is to transform the world, from the simplest things right up to the most complex ones. Design is not just a discipline that teaches us how to invent and improve the material side of life: it is also an ideal model that teaches us how things both great and small are bound together by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility, and commitment.
The visual designer is a creative who is also capable of coordinating the skills of a team specializing in a variety of disciplines. He also knows how to face, as the orchestra conductor, complex issues at stake in institutional communications, services, and products. This course enables students to acquire a methodology to use in the different phases of a project and its execution and to apply for employment as designers (in professional offices, agencies or organisations) or creative consultants for industrial or commercial firms, or – by opening an office of their own – to take the plunge as entrepreneurs of their own careers.
Who should attend
The course is intended for students who have a high school leaving diploma coming from either an Italian or a foreign university. Applicants will be expected to show a strong interest in design disciplines (visual, graphic, exhibition and digital design, lettering, photography and video), in social sciences (anthropology, theories of communication and mass media, sociology and semiology) and in the culture of the visual arts (art and design history). Students who attend this course are future designers of digital and analogical communication, creative directors, and brand experts.
An introductory phase (First Year) is followed by an intermediate one that focuses on a case study (Second Year) and then a completion process dedicated to the final project and portfolio (Third Year). From the groundwork of basic design to the grammar of typography, from graphic layout software programs to packaging, from motion graphics to interactive design, students learn all the disciplines related to visual design, combining techniques with technologies and their own cultural humus, so as to operate consciously in the complex scenarios of our contemporary society.
Photography and video storytelling
Art and design history
Exhibition design and signage
Anthropology, sociology, semiology
Theory of the mass media
Marketing and research
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
Luca BarcellonaDesigner and calligrapherlucabarcellona.com
Andrea BraccaloniGraphic designerleftloft.com
Marcello FranconeArt Directorskira.net
Luisa MilaniGraphic designerlatigre.net
Armando MilaniGraphic designermilanidesign.it
Matteo BaloccoUX & Web designermatteobalocco.Linkedin
Davide CalluoriDigital artistb612studio.com
Corrado MusmeciPrint expertfontegrafica.it
Giovanni PellosoHistorian and criticgiovannipelloso.Linkedin
Maria Angela PolesanaMedia sociologistmariaangelapolesana.Linkedin
Lia LuzzattoColor consultantcolor-and-colors.it
Chiara GrandessoGraphic designerhelvetika.it
Corporate branding Creative directorrobilant.it
Francesco DondinaGraphic designerdondina.it
Marco CendronCreative directorthepomo.com
Laura LisiEnglish teacher
Maria Candida GentileMâitre parfumeurmariacandidagentile.com
Gallerist / Curator
Creative director / Visual designer
Director / Writer
Director / Screenwriter
Motion graphic designer
Art director / Critic / Artist
Federica Di Leo
Graphic and Experience designer
Illustrator / Graphic designer
Pasquale Di Meglio
Design director / Visual designer
Visual designer / Design director
Teacher of semiotics / Web writer
Visual and Interface designer
Digital artist / interaction designer
Visual designer / Design director
Graphic and type designer
Graphic designer / Writer
Artist and designer
Maurizio di Robilant
Brand advisor, entrepreneur, founder of Italia Patria della Bellezza
Screenwriter and copywriter
Maria Laura Albini
Entrepreneur and Manager
Anna Luigia De Simone
Lecturer / Curator
Company and brands
In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business. 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 Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.
Candidates can apply by downloading and filling out the application form here and send an email or made by calling the school directly.
Application feeCandidates applying for admission to the three-year courses must pay an application fee of €150
Application documents:– motivation letter– passport or identity card for Italian or EU-EFTA citizens– payment receipt of the €150 application fee.
The candidate will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.
Download the application form here and together with the other documents and attach them to your email. For further information about the courses of study, please click here.
Securing your position in the course
Candidates will be eligible to enroll with us after receiving their Admittance Letter from the Institution. Successful applicants will have 30 days to fill out the enrollment form and pay an enrollment fee to secure their position in the program.
Annual Enrollment Fee
Students will be subject to an annual enrollment fee of €3.000 to confirm their attendance in the course.
Annual Tuition FeeAnnual tuition fee: €18.000
European Union and EFTA students can be considered for an adjustment of their tuition fees if they provide proof of their incomes.