Master course Raffles Milano
A vocation for the future
Ten amazing months. Ten top-level agencies in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last.
The monolith is crumbling. Advertising is looking out for new ways of reaching people, who are more alert and streetwise than in the past. Once, there was plenty of money and a few media. Today it’s exactly the opposite and from the solid block of rules and methods of the past we now have to progress quickly to an advertising that can flow like a liquid into all the spaces made available by technology.
Class of 1951, Gianpietro Vigorelli is a benchmark for Italian advertising in recent decades. During the course of his career, he has stood at the helm of the most important and creative agencies. In 1987, he was Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, where he created a series of commercials directed by Woody Allen for the Coop in 1992. In 1994 he joined to Young & Rubicam and he created commercials for Barilla, with directors such as John Landis. In 1997, he and his partner Maurizio D’Adda co-authored that year’s edition of the Italian popular San Remo music Festival. In the same year, he and two longstanding friends, Maurizio D’Adda and Riccardo Lorenzini, set up their own agency. In 2000, he was Vice-President and Creative Director of DLV-BBDO, as result of the agency’s merger with BBDO Italy. As a director, he created advertising campaigns for Danone, Philips, Pirelli, Renault, Motta, Pupa, Barilla and Tè Ati. In 2010, he retired as President of BBDO to work as a promotion consultant at world level. His first job was as a lithographer.
We don't want to raise executioners of theoretical paths built somewhere else by others, but active, effective, responsible advertisers who are ready to take on the burden of every stage of developing an idea, from briefing to publication, and feedback gathering . At the end of the course, students will be able to find work in major Italian and international groups, service companies, consultancy offices and also NGOs and research institutes, as well as accepting the challenge and setting up their own business.
Who should attend
Who should attend
This course is intended for students with a first-level degree and/or professional experience in areas related to image design, advertising, communication and marketing and in general for everyone who thinks that communication is a viable career choice and a strong aid to individual growth. Participants include as well as copywriters, art directors and account executives of the agencies of the future, but also aspiring corporate communication managers.
If you want to get to the top, learn from those who are already there. Our students have a chance to acquire a fully-rounded vision of new approaches to brand building, working side by side with the professionals who lead the way in today’s market. The course analyses communication techniques that support the brand, including some that are less frequent – but crucial – such as crisis management and defense methods against fake branding. At the end of the course, students will have a clear appreciation of the state of the art of advertising.
- Product characteristics analysis.
- Stimulating ideas techniques.
- Art direction.
- Layout and storyboard.
- Idea viability (campaignability).
For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:
Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader advertising agencies occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.
Each advertising agency spends a month with the students. 8 four-week months and 2 three-week months.
Each week you will have a 6 hour day and an 8 hour day lesson with the advertising agency.
At the end of the month, the student receives an evaluation on the developed project.
Some advertising agencies can be replaced during the Master, with other top-level advertising agencies, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.
Ogilvy & Mather Italy
J. Walter Thompson Italy
Alkemy Digital Enabler
Lecturers in method
Lecturers in method
There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight, but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.
For this reason, the students have 200 hours of lessons with the Method Lecturers which are spread over the 10 months of the Master.
Some lecturers can be replaced during the Master, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.
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In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.