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Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino Corso di Laurea triennale in Design Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Design


Established in 2005, the undergraduate degree in Design of the University of the Republic of San Marino is organized in collaboration with the University Iuav of Venice and its degree is legally valid both in Italy and in San Marino.

The undergraduate program in Design is characterized by some specific features.
A small and selected number of students (one hundred each year) are admitted to the program to ensure a high level of attention to the students’ body and a close relationship between teachers and students.
Academic subjects are divided into theoretical classes - of great importance for an indispensable cultural and scientific academic education - technical classes, and design labs.
The labs are open to up to fifty students and are mostly led by designers working at the highest levels in the professional world. They are also characterized by an approach that combines theoretical knowledge with research and experimentation.
During the three years of the program, students participate in labs that focus on product, visual, and multimedia design; students in their third year can also specialize in the area of product or graphic design and graduate with a thesis, always with the support of their designated teachers. After graduating in Design, students can choose to work in the professional field or to continue their graduate studies in San Marino, Italy, and abroad.


First year 

First semester
Design drawing Lab (8 ects)
2d Digital Representation (4 ects)
Geometry for design (6 ects) 
English for design (4 ects) 
History of Industrial Design (6 ects) 
Model Making for Design (6 ects) 

Second semester
Communication Design Lab 1 (8 ects) 
Product Design Lab 1 (8 ects) 
3d Digital Representation (4 ects) 
History of Visual Communication (6 ects) 
History and Basics of Photography (4 ects) 
*optional - History of Contemporary Architecture (6 ects) 
Second year

First semester
Communication Design Lab 2 (8 ects) 
Web and Multimedia Design Lab (8 ects) 
Video and Multimedia Lab (6 ects) 
Semiotics for design (6 ects) 
*optional - History of Contemporary Art (6 ects) 
Second semester
Product Design Lab 2 (8 ects) 
Materials technology for design (6 ects) 
Methods and processes of industrial production (6 ects) 
Products and Projects Financial Feasibility (6 ects) 
*optional - Applied Physics for design (6 ects) 
Third year

First semester
Internship (14 ects) 

Second semester
Communication Design Lab 3 (8 ects) 
Communication Design Lab 4 (8 ects) 
Product Design Lab 3 (8 ects) 
Product Design Lab 4 (8 ects) 
Design and Communication management (6 ects) 
*optional - Theories of Contemporary Design Studies (6 ects)