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As a designer, you will design spaces, furnishings and objects, rendering them contemporary, functional and innovative. Always a step ahead of current styles and trends, you will learn to interpret the society in which we live, helping to attribute it with a deeper significance.


The designer is a professional who creates contemporary spaces, furniture, and everyday objects that are functional and elegant. Anticipating trends, the designer interprets the society in which we live and help to construct its most profound meaning. The expectation is that our homes, cities, and everyday objects will be constantly renewed and improved thanks to the talent and intuition of tomorrow’s designers: of designers who graduate from RUFA. As the principal actor of contemporary style, thanks to the designer’s understanding of the processes and techniques involved in implementing a project, the RUFA design graduate is a professional with the ability to make an authoritative contribution, through their work, to interior architecture, product design, and street furniture. The most important techniques of computer-aided graphical representation and design (digital modelling and virtual architecture) are part of the professional patrimony of the RUFA-qualified designer, who as an all-rounder is able to collaborate both with the small-scale artisan and the large-scale manufacturer, creating everything from the one-off object to a complete product range. Since there are no limits to the fields in which the designer operates, they can also work as coordinators of events or in launching trends and styles.
The Academic Bachelor of Arts is equivalent to a University Bachelor’s Degree

*The course is available in English or Italian.

Coordinator: Fabio Mongelli
Tutor: Alessio Cremisini
Lecturers: Floriana Cannatelli, Alessandro Ciancio, Alessio Cimato, Alessio Cremisini, Rosa Cuppone, Gian Luca Gentili, Alessandro Gori, Anna Janowska, Giorgio Marcatili, Antonio Pace, Simone Pane, Felice Patacca, Puglisi Luigi Prestinenza, Meltem Eti Proto, Giuseppe Ragosta, Christian Rizzo, Ely Rozenberg, Martha Scherr, Emanuele Tarducci, Caterina Tomeo, Alessandro Vergoz.


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Suggested training programme AY 2020/2021

Total Credits180
I YEARDesign methodology675
Technical drawing and project design675
Basics of computer design675
Architectural model-making675
Technology of new materials8100
History of design 1645
Design 112150
3D digital modeling techniques 1675
Computer technologies450
II YEARHistory of design 2645
Design 212150
3D digital modeling techniques 2675
Light design8100
Product design 1675
Features of architecture and urban design675
History of contemporary architecture645
Elective educational activities6/
III YEARHistory of contemporary art645
Design 312150
Product design 2675
Virtual architecture675
Multimedia design8100
Layout and visualisation techniques675
Further language and interpersonal skills, internships, etc.4/
Elective educational activities4/


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