Switch Design Academy & Studio / Graphic Design School Italy Florence
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Learn by Doing in our Graphic Design School

Switch is both an international graphic design school and a studio.
The goal is to provide students with a competitive design education while allowing them to complete documented internship hours. Students attend regular classes and apply the lessons practically through completion of real projects where they collaborate with professors and clients. Graphic design school Projects are modeled on current industry structure where first year students perform as junior designers, turning into senior designers in the following years, and professors act as art directors managing the design process. Upon completion, students have a state of the art design skills and a competitive portfolio in addition to work experience logged internship hours.

Collaborative Environment.

At Switch, we believe that people learn by doing. We have enabled our students full immersion into the design industry by partnering with a co-working and networking company, providing Switch a campus that resembles a design studio more than it does a traditional university. In doing so, our students listen to lectures in conference spaces used by Italian designers and clients, and they share the working space with design professionals. Additionally, professors act as art directors and students as junior and senior designers in a studio, allowing them immediate experience with current industry employment standards.

Art and Design Epicenter.

Florence, the city that gave birth to the Renaissance, has become a hub for the modern design community in recent years. Finding inspiration in centuries-old masterpieces that decorate the city, artists and designers have started a wave of modern design in Florence. The merging of old and new gives designers a unique perspective on design, and Switch’s location at Campo di Marte does the same for its students. At the outer rim of the historical center, Switch provides students a chance to immerse themselves in the Renaissance pieces left by the likes of Michelangelo and Brunelleschi while at the same time understanding the modern expansion of Florence that led it to be the bustling design community it is today.