Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design

3 years
Florence course starting date
October 2023

Three-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

By offering a course of study that builds and enriches communication skills, this program aims to train well-qualified professionals, preparing them to work in the field of graphic and visual design both at the theoretic and technical-executive level, to meet the needs of future clients.
The three-year Graphic Design Bachelor's degree program is an innovative course of study that integrates traditional professional training in graphic design (illustration, lay-out, poly-graphic techniques for publishing) with projects developed using new multi-media systems.
In the Graphic Design program, students' creative potential will be developed in various directions (photography, use of the image and color theory) while they will also build a solid background in the fundamentals of advertising and market dynamics. This approach will help them to develop the flexibility and competence with which to excel in their professional endeavors.
During the course of study students will explore the world of communication in a society that is in continuous evolution, using the most appropriate instruments to work creatively at various levels.


    • Design logos and coordinated images for an agency
    • Design and create dynamic websites
    • Create a catalog, magazine and illustrations for children’s books
    • Demonstrate knowledge of product packaging and create a final package
    • Create a full page advertisement for a newspaper
    • Design an advertising campaign
    • Produce 3-D animation
    • Create graphic interface for interaction with an electronic book
    • Create an academic portfolio
    • Create a professional portfolio


    Admission Requirements





    International Students (Extra-EU citizens)

    • Enrollment fee: 2.000 Euro
    • Tuition and fees: 8.900 Euro

    International Students (EU citizens)

    • Enrollment fee: 1.500 Euro
    • Tuition and fees: 7.800 Euro

    Partial scholarships and promotions may be available. Contact our Admission Office for more details.
    Non-refundable Admission exam fee for Bachelor's degrees: € 150.
    Yearly regional tax (DSU) for students enrolled in a state-accredited Bachelor's degree: € 140.
    Payment plans in installments available upon request (extra charge applies).

    • Requirements for admission and documents to submit for enrollment
    • 12 years of previous schooling background are necessary to apply to official degrees in Italy. If you do not meet this requirement, you can attend our Foundation Year pre-requisite program or enroll into the non-degree versione program (private diploma from Accademia Italiana)
  • First Year

    • History of Printing and Publishing
    • Project Design Methodology (Life Drawing, Design of the Illustrated Image)
    • Technical Design and Planning (Basic Design, Geometrical Drawing)
    • Computer Graphics (Basic Computer Design)
    • Graphic Design I (Color Techniques, Computer Graphic Design)
    • Lettering
    • Elements of Publishing Design (Computer Publishing Design, Elements of Publishing Design)
    • Aesthetics
    • Elements of Information Technology


    Second Year

    • Contemporary Art History I
    • Technology of Materials for Graphic Design
    • Graphic Design II (Graphic Design, Computer Design)
    • Techniques of Digital Modelling –3D Computing (3D Animation)
    • Web Design I
    • Packaging
    • Photography
    • Elements of Cultural Marketing
    • Foreign Language
    • Theory of Perception and Psychology of Forms


    Third Year

    • Contemporary Art History II
    • Theory and Methods of Mass Media
    • Graphic Design III (Advertising Design, Packaging)
    • Art Direction (Corporate Design)
    • Web Design II
    • Linear Audio Visuals (3D Animation)
    • Advertising Communications
    • Workshops and participation in academic events
    • Final Exam (Thesis)
    • Law, Legislation and Economics of show business
    • Attendance is on-site and mandatory (80% minimum)
    • 600 lesson hours approx. per academic year

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