Design Scholarships to Milan!

Category: Advertising, Design, Environmental, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Furniture Design, Industrial design, Installation, Interactive, Interior Design, Landscape design, Packaging Design, Photography

Here’s your chance to dream big! Our partner institutions NABA & Domus are offering you some amazing scholarships to one of the hottest design destinations on the planet. Milan, Italy!

Are you a creative and keen on traveling to get some experience overseas? Check.
Milan Italy is the design capital of Europe? Check.
Two prestigious universities in Milan offering a wide range of courses? Check.
How about these institutions showering you with scholarship opportunities? Check, check, check and check!!

Yes, it’s raining scholarships to Milan today on Frontier!
Our two partner schools NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti and Domus Academy have just launched some great competitions for international students. The winners will receive some exceptional scholarship opportunities.

NABA is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milan’s design scene. NABA is internationally ranked among the world’s best schools of design by Frame Publishers and Domus Magazine.

For undergraduate studies, NABA is giving away three 40% scholarships. All you have to do is submit your portfolio and do the assessment test. Easy enough! See the requirements here!

The legendary Domus Academy is also located in Milan and it was the first postgraduate design school in Italy. Throughout the years, DA also asserted its importance as a school, in the full meaning of the term: a place for postgraduate education and research labs investigating innovation and design topics.

Domus Academy is working with top brands and influencers like Scott Schuman from the Sartorialist, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Swarovski, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Cartier, Electrolux and Coca Cola just to name a few … No wonder the institution was named as one of the best design schools in the world by Business Week, Frame Publishers and Domus Magazine.

Domus Academy is offering 70%, 50% and 30% scholarships to Masters programs in Accessories Design, Car Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Urban Vision and Architecture, Business Design, Visual Brand Design, Interior and Living Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising, Product Design and Luxury Brand Management.

Well this is a LOT of opportunities to change your life and achieve your wildest dreams. We say go for it and do it NOW!

Frontier

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Domus Academy

Design and Fashion School in Milan, Italy
http://www.domusacademy.com/

Relevant Courses:

Masters in Accessories Design
Masters in Business Design
Masters in Vehicle Design and Mobility
Masters in Design
Masters in Fashion Design
Masters in Fashion Management
Masters in Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising
Masters in Interaction Design
Masters in Interior and Living Design
Masters in Service and Experience Design
Masters in Urban Vision and Architectural Design

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Painting and Visual Arts
Bachelor of Art in Media Design and Multimedia Arts
Bachelor of Art in Theatre Design
Masters of Art in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies
Bachelor of Art in Design
Bachelor of Art in Fashion Design
Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Art Direction
Masters of Art in Communication Design
Masters of Art in Fashion and Textile Design
Masters of Art in Design
Masters of Art in Film and New Media
Masters in Photography and Visual Design
Masters in Landscape Design

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Antoine+Manuel + Cartier = Cartieroscope

Category: collaboration, Film / Multimedia, Installation, motion graphics

Antoine+Manuel’s story is a bit of a modern day fairytale—Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz met at art school in Paris in 1984, fell in love and started working together as graphic designers in 1993. They have since designed posters, invitations for Christian Lacroix, publications, interiors and furniture. Playing to one-another’s strengths and interests, Manuel generally handles the digital side of the design, while Antoine focuses on painting, colour and material experimentation. The resulting range of work is eclectic, combining layers upon layers of imagery, colours, textures, collage, hand-drawn elements and bold graphic shapes. Looking at their work overall, what you are sure to find is a beautiful sense of freedom and pure enjoyment of the process of making.

Most recently, Antoine+Manuel were involved in a monumental exhibition showcasing the 164 year history of Cartier’s jeweled objects. The exhibition, held at the Grand Palais in Paris, included approximately 600 pieces of jewelry. The task of complementing such a luxurious display, set in an iconic building, would be no mean feat! The duo developed the Cartieroscope—a 12 x 135 m, 24 minute long video projection specifically tailored for the Salon d’Honneur in the Grand Palais. The digital animation combines fragmented imagery of Cartier’s jewels, found photographs, collage and painting experiments to create vivid shifting kaleidoscopic patterns. In an interview, Manuel explains that they wanted to create a moving painting of sorts, something upon which the viewers could rest their eyes after looking at the intensely shiny objects on display. The Cartieroscope allows visitors to look at something on a larger scale which, while being captivating in its own right, directly references the subject of the exhibition, keeping it fresh in their mind.

While the physical exhibition has finished, you can view 45 second clips of the videos on the designers’ website. There are eight differently themed pieces being gradually uploaded to the site. Also, look out for their next foray into digital animation to be exhibited at the Chapelle des Calvairiennes in May this year.

Anna Tokareva

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art and Design (3D Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design, Interactive, Motion Graphics)

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Moving Image Arts (Film/ Video)

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Media Design and Multimedia Arts
Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Art Direction
Masters of Art in Communication Design
Masters of Art in Film and New Media

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NewSchool of Architecture + Design

San Diego, California
http://www.newschoolarch.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts

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A Veil of Memory

Category: Fine Arts, Installation, sculpture

Korean sculptor and installation artist Do-Ho Suh currently has two impressive shows running concurrently in Asia, and both are as impressive as each other even though the scale between the two are vastly different.

Do-Ho Suh’s work explores the theme of personal space. Using a transparent polyester, Suh creates three dimensional works that replicate household items or structures, the material transforming these common elements into physical interpretations of memory. I first saw one of Suh’s works at the Tate Modern in London. An inverted red staircase was suspended from the ceiling leading to nowhere. It was as ghostly as it was beautiful, and I was arrested by the thought of it’s production.

Here, at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Suh’s scale has increased dramatically. Creating the largest work to date he has produced replica’s of two houses that he has lived in. One, his childhood home in Korea which has been suspended inside of the second, his first apartment building in Rhode Island. The sculpture towers at a 1:1 scale of the originals, made using 3D scanners to enable a precise replica. The complexities of creating something like this, with all the detail and exactness is mind boggling and it must be truly wonderful to be able to walk through Suh’s physical memory of these locations.

The second show at Lehmann Maupin in Hong Kong is intimate. In a room painted black, Suh’s fabric versions of household items are incased in glass, illuminated and given a presence that is usually found in a museum. Turning these into fragile, almost archaeological pieces, gives new meaning to the objects and again, intertwines them with memory and association to location.

If you are in Korea or Hong Kong over the next few months I am incredibly jealous. Both these shows offer a unique experience that wraps you in thought, memory and intricacy. You wouldn’t want to miss it.

Logan Bradley

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Painting and Visual Arts
Masters of Art in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies

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‘Painting’ in 3D

Category: 3D Animation, Animation, Design, Fine Arts

We are bringing you a fascinating student story from Media Design School today. Mathew Monro is sharing his journey of transitioning from a traditional visual artist in to a digital 3D artist. He is providing some excellent insights in to the differences and similarities to these disciplines and what is the best way to gain skills as a digital artist.

This is a story of success and achievement as his beautifully crafted 3D still (see above) has been chosen as one of the best at the Animago Awards in Berlin. CLICK here to read about it all here!

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art and Design (3D & VFX)
Graduate Diploma - Advanced 3D
Graduate Diploma - VFX & Motion Graphics

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‘Post-Empire’ Street Photography in GTA V

Category: 3D Animation, Design, Game Development, Gaming, Interactive, Photography

This is it. We’ve just got to the point where you can walk around in a virtual ‘open world’ environment snapping photos with your digitally rendered avatar’s camera phone in a fictional Southern Californian city called Los Santos. Yes. Even your virtual avatar has a camera-phone these days.

Savvy Brazilian street photographer Fernando Pereira Gomes has become ‘internet famous’ in an instant after he started publishing his shots about Los Santos and its everyday people. As he writes on his Tumblr page: ‘The game is so realistic that it felt like being in the streets outside, running around for shots, anticipating passerby’s movements and reactions. In a way, it was also incredibly frightening that these algorithms could look so real, or is it that we ourselves are becoming ever more algorithmic?’

I don’t know about you but I have never seen such realistically rendered low-to-mid-income people going about their business in times of declining socioeconomic situation that marks the current ‘post empire’ era of the USA. Grand Theft Auto V already has a lot of vitriol and direct (anti-)social commentary as it is, but these images have a poetic substance in their subtle composition and harsh lighting.

Fernando mentions how he has freaked out a couple of times when the people on the streets were looking at him acknowledging the presence of the camera, just like when he did his street photography in the real world.

So this is the sort of world we live in now. Grand Theft Auto V just proved again how the gaming industry is replacing the movie industry and console games now have the budgets and profits the ‘dirty old’ movie industry is just dreaming about. $800 million turnover in the first 24 hours after release? This is serious business.

I have seen first hand how ALL game developers start working literally the day after getting their degree at Media Design School’s cutting edge gaming courses. This is currently the most lucrative field in digital design and programming. If you have what it takes, I would suggest you start studying game design and programming now.

Kyle Glass

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Software Engineering
Bachelor of Creative Technologies
Graduate Diploma - Game Design

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NewSchool of Architecture + Design

San Diego, California
http://www.newschoolarch.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts

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