Sharpen your pencils. Touch the materials and imagine all the possibilities.
Sketch, cut, carve. Exchange ideas, use your hands.
This is the Academy.

Sharpen your pencils. Touch the materials and imagine all the possibilities.
Sketch, cut, carve. Exchange ideas, use your hands.
This is the Academy.

Our manifesto

01 Learn by doing

Our teaching methodology approaches each subject from a practical perspective, with workshop activities and simulations.

30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading and studying

70% Practical activities, laboratories, personal projects, workshops

Our goal is to guide our students through a learning-by-doing process from the idea to the design and creation, until the marketing phase of their product.

02 Prepare for the future

We are constantly exploring the market with annual researches and we collaborate with partner companies to receive trends and needs that will define our study plans.

80% Placement rate within a short period from graduation

03 Freedom of thought, rigorous education

We like a creative environment, but teaching has to be strict, serious and transparent: students can express their creativity, but they know how to shape it through technique.

Our students know they have to work hard to enter for the final exam.
In the year 2016/17, 130 students out of 140 were admitted.

Future-ready professionals

Solid study plans with a project

Our study plans are designed with our partner companies, who guide our teaching with their needs.

The subjects are complementary and they all concur to a common objective, that is learning a profession in all its aspects.

Traditional lectures are enhanced by masterclasses and workshops with Italian design professionals, who work with our students in practical activities.

Some of our guests

  • Vicky Gitto, president of the Italian Art Directors Club
  • Paolo Pininfarina, president of Pininfarina Group
  • Cleto Sagripanti, president of the Italian Fashion Holding and shoes factories association

Learn with design professionals

Teaching at the Academy is just one of the activities of our lecturers; they are design professionals living their profession and the labour market. Each department autonomously designs the study plans, made to create an interdisciplinary journey into the real problems of the design industry.

Come and discover the experience at the Academy

There are many ways to describe our academic methodology, but nothing compares to a visit. Come and try one of our design classes, enter the IUAD training method.

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