«Artists and designers as Gestalter, that is, configuration operators, continuously interrupt the routine cycle with theoretical moves.»

Giovanni Anceschi, 2015

«Now that the horizon is widening to side effects, we know that every communicative artefact leaves a trace, implies the use of resources, occupies a space of attention at the expense of another, produces waste. The ethics of responsibility opens the chapter of sustainable communication.»

Giovanni Baule, 2005

«The media are becoming “the great synchronizers of our times”: interfaces that amplify and mediate the world through images, words, signs, sounds. Multipliers of experiences, the media weave the canvas that envelops the planet ... »

Marisa Galbiati, 2012

«Since the distribution of all cultural forms is now based on the computer, we are increasingly “interfacing” with mainly cultural data: texts, photographs, films, music, virtual environments. Basically we are no longer dealing with a computer, but with a culture encoded in digital form.»

Lev Manovich, 2001

«Knowing the images that surround us means widening the possibilities of contact with reality; it means to see more and understand more.»

Bruno Munari, 1978

The educational programme – aimed at students with a solid cultural background and a high level of interest in the Design Culture – includes a Bachelor’s Degree Course in Communication Design and a Master’s Degree Course in Communication Design.

BACHELOR DEGREE

Educational path
The three-year Bachelor’s Degree course is aimed at training a professional designer who works in the field of visual communication, graphics, multimedia, and online interaction.

Knowledge will be developed to translate the elements of analysis and the information content framework into new artefacts and new communication formats, both through the application of analogue and digital communication technologies and through the integration of different systems and different media for realization of cross-media solutions.

Outgoing profile
At the end of the three-year period, the individual will be a designer who possesses the skills to carry out multiple technical design activities: from the moment of conception, to design, development, and implementation, up to the production of serial formats and diffusion into the media system.

 

LAB JANNACCI  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

 

IBM PLEX MONO  
  Typographic Design

 

C'ERA UNA VOLTA, DIECI ANNI DOPO  
  Laboratorio di Computer Grafica

 

MECCHEGNO  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

 

PAUL RAND – GOOD DESIGN IS GOOD BUSINESS  
  Laboratorio di Fondamenti del Progetto

 

GOD SAVE GRAPHIC  
  Typographic Design

 

PAESAGGIO LACUSTRE CON POCAHONTAS  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

 

L’ORCO CHE MANGIAVA I BAMBINI  
  Laboratorio di Fondamenti del Progetto

 

WUNDER KAMERA  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Educational path
The educational objectives of the Master of Science in Communication Design are aimed at increasing the level of theoretical and systemic skills and the creation of a designer who—after having acquired technical and design skills in the field of media and artefacts of a different nature—is able to define strategic concepts related to the design of complex communication systems, with particular reference to digital environments.

The Master’s Degree holder will be able to design innovative connections and new forms of intermedia communication, to work and interact in multidisciplinary and multicultural groups, and to play a role as designer–director with high leadership skills to guide and make a group cohesive around a vision or a design scenario.

Outgoing profile
The MSc candidate will acquire skills aimed at the formation of a critical culture of Communication Design to become a proactive individual who works within society, shaping the contents of communication with awareness and responsibility.

 

NIL 77/79 – ESSERE  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

 

LA CARTOLINA  
  Laboratorio Artefatti e Sistemi Complessi

 

FERMENTO  
  Laboratorio Artefatti e Sistemi Complessi

 

WELCOME TO CAMERAVILLE  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

 

404 FOUND  
  Laboratorio Artefatti e Sistemi Complessi

 

OTZI – YOUR DAILY ZEN  
  Laboratorio di Sistemi per l’Interazione

 

IL TESORO DI LEROY  
  Laboratorio di Sintesi Finale

GOVERNANCE

Communication Design study program management

Course Coordinator
prof. Valeria Bucchetti

Secretary of the Course
prof. Francesco E. Guida

AQ contact person
(Teaching Quality Assurance System)

prof. Dina Riccò

Scientific commission
proff. Giovanni Baule, Valeria Bucchetti, Elena Caratti, Mario Piazza, Francesca Piredda, Salvatore Zingale

Student representatives
Maria Caterina Cedone, Francesco Martin, Chiara Munarin, Marco Tintori

INFORMATION

In-depth documents and links

Teaching career orientation
B1 Building, Via Candiani, 72 20158 Milano
⟶ Contacts

Reception hours for students
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30—12:30
⟶ Desk by appointment

180

Admissions to the first year
of the Bachelor’s Degree

120

Admissions to the first year
of the Master’s Degree

149

Teachers in charge
of the courses

127

Teaching assistants

Students according
to Gender

Students who find
employment within one year
from the master’s degree

113

Erasmus locations

336

Companies for traineeships

Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Communication Design
School of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Bovisa Campus, B1 Building, via G. Candiani 72, 20158 Milano

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