ITALIAN PRODUCT DESIGN summer course Accademia Italiana

Italian design course


This summer course introduces students to Italian design through lecture-based lessons (history and theory of design) and practical exercises in product design.

This course is held completely in English language.
The approach to "Italian Design" and to that multitude of styles and trends defined generically as "Italian style" is done both on a theory level (Theory and history of design) and on a practical level (product design with practical exercises).

The themes discussed are linked to industrial product design
Objects produced in series or artisan and semi-artisan designs (single or limited production pieces).
Particular attention is given to furniture design and accessories for interior furnishings.

During the study period visits will be made to industries and museums (the Ferrari at Maranello, Piaggio, Italian furniture expositions and other interesting industrial realities).

This course is directed exclusively at design students who already have knowledge of technical drawing. 
Lessons are taught by AI professors who already teach in the 3-year bachelor's degree programs.

The course offers the opportunity for a complete experience, from the concept to the design project
Approximately half of the 72 lessons hours are dedicated to a creative laboratory.

The Accademia Italiana will award a certificate for successful completion of this course.


Course objectives

  • the design of a product, from market analysis to the final iteration of a product that demonstrates innovative use of Italian design principles;
  • the study of the history of Italian design.



Enrolment fee: 200 Euro
Tuition fee: 1.850 Euro

Educational path

  • Product Design
  • Theory and History of Design


Enrollment Procedure

There is no admissions exam.

The course is, however, intended for design students with a basic knowledge of technical design.

Documents required for enrollment:

  • completed application form
  • signed copy of school regulations
  • copy of passport or identification card
  • receipt for the enrollment fee