When in Venice and Rome, Study Design

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I am very excited, because I’m involved, to announce the School of Visual Arts’ first Master’s Workshop in Design History, Theory and Practice in Rome and Venice: a two-week program studying in the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Our first week will be spent in Venice (May 24-30); the second in Rome (June 1-6).

The program features American and Italian Faculty (check here for details), including Louise Fili, Lita Talarico, myself, Christina Chiappini, Omar Vulpinari, Carlo Branzaglia, Giorgio Camuffo, James Clough, and Carlo Martino. There will be classes about type and Italian history, type and food, and Italian-style publishing, as well as day trips andlectures to Fabrica and Typoteca, theTrajan Column, Pantheon, and Arch of Titus, and more.

Although rooted in graphic design, it will include multidisciplinary activities, with the goal of producing projects and products for publication and production. Classes will be held at the Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana on the Grand Canal (below) in Venice and at Sapienza University of Rome, Piazza Fontanella Borghese.

Limited number of students accepted. Students must be current seniors, graduate students, or design professionals.

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →