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: Franco Achilli, Visual DesignerArchitect, he trained with Alfred Hohenegger, Giorgio Fioravanti, Gianni Sassi and then at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Assistant to Emilio Fioravanti in G&R Associati, he then opened his first studio in Milan in 1985 with Guglielmo Ghizzardi and Mario Piazza. In 1995 he created A + G Achilli Ghizzardi Associati, which he still directs dealing with architecture, brand and exhibit design, editorial graphics. Among the clients, in more than thirty years of activity, industrial and commercial groups, publishing houses and international organizations. He has extensive teaching experience in design schools and teaches Brand Visual Identity at the IULM University of Milan. He was Visiting Professor at Northern Illinois University, has held courses and lectures at the University of Palermo, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milan Polytechnic, the IUAV in Venice and other universities. Among other awards, for his teaching activity he received ten awards from the Designer & Art Directors Club of London. He has written and edited publications on design and his works have appeared in the most important international magazines.Because?Contemporary life is studded with messages, images, symbolic meanings, artifacts and complex indications. Visual design guides us in cities or museums, makes us choose products also for attractive packaging and recognize the identity of a brand for a brand, an advertisement, a clip or a digital interface. Visual design addresses the whole world of the Visible, and is the area in which the aesthetic-functional project responds to the increasingly complex questions posed by the socio-cultural scenarios of our time.Student of the yearAt the end of each academic year Raffles Milano 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.