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Masters Workshop:
Design History, Theory
& Practice in Rome

May 24 – June 7
3 graduate studio credits
Course number IPG–5212–A

CHAIRPERSONS: LITA TALARICO AND STEVEN HELLER FACULTY: DR. DARIUS ARYA, MARIA PINA BENTIVENGA, CRISTINA CHIAPPINI, JAMES CLOUGH, LOUISE FILI, MARIO FOIS, PAOLA MANFRONI, MARIO RULLO, MAURO ZENNARO

Studying graphic design and typography this summer in Rome—the birthplace of Western typographic tradition—is a not-to-be-missed experience. The program, now in its fifth season, is a unique way to learn about type and typography, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archeology, epigraphy, and even Italian cuisine. Study with the best typographers and designers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column and partake in exclusive guided visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums, the harbor town of Ostia Antica an ancient site that best reflects the grandeur of Rome and “behind-the-stacks” tour of Biblioteca Angelica, the oldest library in Europe that houses original Bodoni type books. Examine the inscriptions on Roman structures that have long been accepted as a typographic ideal.

This intensive hands-on workshop enables you to research and analyze the roots of typography. You will print on a vintage letterpress, and draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design, along with a faculty of Italian and American designers, and historians. Taught by leading design professionals, this workshop emphasizes the multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial nature of contemporary design.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday and include time for critiques and personal exploration, as well as field trips to ancient sites, museums, and design ateliers. The opportunity to visit some of the most exciting sites in Italy and learn from masters of design, typography and archaeology is guaranteed. Projects include personal and journalistic guides to the type, popular culture and design of Rome.

Invest in your design career. Join us this summer in Rome and be part of a select group of global designers.

Participants have individual rooms in a three-star hotel in the historical center (Centro Storico) behind the Pantheon, and within walking distance to the major sites of Rome.

Prerequisite: Students must be at least seniors in a design or art college, or design professionals.

Note: A video interview and samples of your work are required for acceptance to this program. Participants must supply their own Macintosh laptop (MacBook) with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop installed and a digital camera, as well as equipment to download images from the camera to laptop.

http://design.sva.edu/italy

Daily blog of the 2014 workshop can be viewed at http://design.sva.edu/italy/journal

For further information contact Esther Ro-Schofield, program director,
via email: eroschofield@sva.edu or phone: 212.592.2600.

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