Oneyear Product Design.

The Basic Course is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations necessary for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design e Interior Design;

Classes

Photography Workshop

Using digital instruments the workshop is devised in order to allow creative and technical autonomy and to support design practice.
- Preparatory stage
Tools and instruments: camera typologies: pinhole, or stenopeic cameras, small, medium-sized and large formats with particular reference to the 35mm reflex camera.
Lenses: image formation, focal length, f-numbers; diaphragm / shutter, focus, hyperfocal distance and depth of field.
Films: structure, sensitivity, types and instructions for use. Evaluating, selecting and using the right film; special films.
Lighting: the nature of light and light effects, definition of colour temperature.
Natural light, continuous artificial light and flash; lighting set-ups and characteristics.
Digital photography: typological characteristics of tools and instruments for lighting. The digital image and digital enhancement.
- Operational stage
The photographic studio. Instrument and characteristics.
Manual and through-the-lens (TTL) exposure meters; area exposure; calculating correct exposure and effects of over/underexposure. Analysis of the photographic subject and image construction through specific use of different lighting typologies; soft lighting, hard lighting, back lighting, mixed lighting.
The artistic portrait; analysis of subject and lighting set-ups.
Still life; photographing opaque, reflective and transparent materials; artistic composition with scenery and use of artificial light.
The camera and instrument characteristics.
Black and white developing and printing techniques. The enlarger; cutting and deformation effects. Masking. Techniques and artistic effects of image enhancement using dedicated chemical materials.
- Design stage
From image composition to image enhancement, integrated with the graphic design course.

 


Teachers

Sabine Schweigert


The Basic Course is taught following a single theme approach with cycles of lessons on theory integrated with workshop exercises and subjects. In this way students acquire the solid cultural, methodological and operative foundations necessary for following a Master’s course in Industrial Design, Interior Design and Car and Transportation Design.