DESIGN LABORATORY 1
CODE: ABPR 17 | CFA: 12 | HOURS: 150 | PROFESSOR: GIUSEPPE PULVIRENTI
The Lab offers a program of hands-on activities that introduce the concept of design and a series of theoretical refections regarding the observation and interpretation of the designer-object-user relationship. The aim of these lab group activities is to foster a constructive dialogue amongst students, stimulating involvement and curiosity, the very breeding ground for creativity, and pushing them to compare their work with that of others, so as to perfect their skills of expressive conciseness.
GRAPHIC DESIGN 1
CODE: ABPR 19 | CFA: 8 | HOURS: 100 | PROFESSOR: KO SLIGGERS
The main goal of this course is to have each student develop, on the one hand, a personal handwriting sensibility and on the other, a grammar and vocabulary that is visual, intuitive and mental, that can serve as a base for a definition of a project methodology. By doing so, the history, shape and rules of fonts are examined in depth, as are the rules for text composition and the techniques for graphic reproduction.
TECHNICAL AND DESIGN DRAWING 1
CODE: ABPR 16 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 75 | PROFESSOR: FABRIZIO FOTI
The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the techniques and tools of visual representation. The course will show the scientific approach to representation according to the principles of projective and descriptive geometry in order that students learn about, understand and are able to use object reproduction methods, which are in and of themselves a means for comprehension and interpretation of forms in space. Students learn through frontal lessons and by doing exercises, and topics are presented according to a timeline.
FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
CODE: ABTEC 39 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 150 | PROFESSORS: FABIO CONSOLI, MARCO FRANCUCCI
This course aims to provide students with the methods and tools necessary to create products and objects using CAD (Computer Aided Design), based on NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B- Splines), and to instill in students those computer skills that are applied to drawing and graphics, through the kowledge and use of the appropriate digital tools.
First semester courses
HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
CODE: ABST 19 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 45 | PROFESSOR: LAURA BARRECA
This course is an introduction to developments in the art of the XX Century. Throughout the course, special attention will be paid to the relationship and interaction between art, design and architecture, by analyzing step by step, the positions, influences and oppositions of this encounter/clash, which more than anything else is part of contemporary artistic language. The topics covered revolve around complex thematic areas that will help students grasp concepts that are usually left unexamined.
SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURAL PROCESSES
CODE: ABST 56 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 45 | PROFESSOR: GIANNI DI MATTEO
The course seeks to subject the main sociological approaches to the study of culture. The central focus of the course will be the analysis of changes that are occuring in our societies, immersed in what Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman refers to as liquid Modernity. Students will acquire an awareness of the dynamics of current social phenomena in order to use them as an additional means of knowledge and representation of reality and contemporaneity.
CODE: ABLIN 71 | CFA: 4 | HOURS: 30 | PROFESSOR: JUSTIN RIZZO
This course aims to give students a knowledge of the language that enables them to comprehend and interact during the course of their studies and to meet the demands of their different courses in general, as well as the specific topics dealt with in each subject. The language, structures, and grammar that are discussed during the course help them reach the level of B1 or B2.
Second semester courses
TYPOLOGY OF MATERIALS 1
CODE: ABPR 30 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 45 | PROFESSOR: CECILIA ALEMAGNA
The course provides students with an introduction to the main materials used in design, architecture and visual arts. The mechanical, physical, chemical and related processing, finishing, distribution and sales techniques of these materials, as well as the type of waste produced by their manufacturing and possible re-use, will be thoroughly analyzed. The course also offers insight into the history of design and major companies and/or research and dissemination centers that have encouraged their development.
CODE: ABPR 21 | CFA: 6 | HOURS: 150 | PROFESSOR: IVAN AGNELLO
This course provides students with all they need to take advantage of some of the most widespread three-dimensional physical modeling techniques for project verification and representation, from conception to development, to validation of a functional and aesthetic nature, up to the final presentation. Students are expected to collaborate and communicate with the teaching staff in order to experiment with and create models for both the study and presentation of the designed object.