brainup lab Graphic-design

Erasmus+ Training


This course is eligible for the Erasmus+ funding programme

Graphic design is all about channeling and realizing the creative potential within, and creativity always thrives when it encounters new ideas and points of view. This is why it is very important for any aspiring graphic designer to visit new places and encounter new ideas – and let them stimulate their imagination.

Sicily has always been in the forefront of design, proven by the exquisite clothing of the famous Italian designers such as Domenico Dolce (of Dolce&Gabbana) or the imposing buildings designed by such historical greats of the Italian architecture as Filippo Juvarra or – more recently – Ernesto Basile. Sicilians are famous for their strong affection towards the beauty and aesthetics of art, and they are also very eager to share their knowledge on these topics.

Target Group

  • Graphic designers;
  • Teachers in Graphic Design.

Objectives – The training course will help the participants to:

  • Improve their graphic design skills;
  • Get acquainted with the local methods in Graphic Design;
  • Get inspiration from the Sicilian way of designing;
  • Gain and share experiences through discussions with professionals.

Methodology – The course is based on “active learning”, with an ideal balance between theory and practice. Every learned skill will be reinforced through practical means in order to achieve effective and truly lasting results – while making sure that no student is left behind throughout the course. Graphic professionals will help the students to understand completely the usefulness of the newly acquired skills and to give a first-hand demonstration of their usage.

The participants will attend two advanced seminar sessions, one on Motion Graphics and one on Coding for Designers, afterwards two workshops will be organized in order to apply the theory learned. The second seminar will be in cooperation with professionals working at two highly successful local companies “AG Grafica” and “Grafica Idea” in order to meet the participants’ needs.

Detailed Description – The participants of this course will acquire a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge on how to take, improve and develop photographs. They will have the chance to put what they have learnt to practice, with frequent and detailed feedback on their performance and how to improve. The course will also include visits to real professional studios where the participants will have the chance to see how the actual method of editing, developing, etc. looks like. In the end, an exhibition will be held where they can receive comments on their work from both each other and professionals.

Training Outcomes – At the end of the training, the participants are expected to have gained a lot of new skills as well as a huge amount of inspiration for future projects and performances. They will have the chance to share ideas and inspiration with fellow participants, while also experiencing how professional photography works in practice. Through their expanded skillset and experiences from a foreign culture, they will not only become better artists, but will also expand their career opportunities both domestically and internationally.

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