Get a better understanding of the discipline of design, study in historic Venetian palazzo and discover local design scene.
About the course
June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
The course is specially created for fearless designers who want to understand the trends, learn practical skills and get inspired. It focuses on understanding the role of design and its enduring relevance.
The program is a balanced combination of theory and practice. Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, architecture and design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious event in Art and Architecture industries.
Quick Checklist
Who Is This For?
Designers and design professionals
No prior experience required
What Do You Get?
6 days of inspiring classes and museum visits
High-level international speakers
Academy Certificate
Exclusive access to alumni circle
Develop your practical & soft skills
Build a powerful network
How to Apply?
The application process is easy and user-friendly. Fill in the application form below and pay the reservation fee to secure the place.
Booking Details and Fees
Application deadline: 7 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better.
Tuition: €950/week
Housing: available at extra cost of appx. €450.
Location: Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venezia
All courses are in English.
Organize your trip
Got questions? Visit FAQ page or get in touch
Design: The World Around Us

June 25-30 | July 23-28 | August 20-25
Selected speakers
You will meet international experts from all over the world. Here are some of the Design week lecturers.
Francesca Valan is an Industrial Designer who is specialized in the use of colour. She studied Industrial Design at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Milan. She is a founding member of Gruppo del Colore, an Italian organisation which promotes the culture of colour.
Lead Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Venice Cultural Heritage Expert. She has worked for UNESCO, and written a book on Venice Master Artisans, along with a number of articles for other books and magazines.
Director of the European Cultural Centre. Lucia has years of experience in large-scale international exhibitions. Previously, she worked as international press officer for several national pavilions at the Venice Biennale and held various positions in Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
Need more info?
Leave your email and phone to get the brochure.
Combine the course with other programs:
You can choose one-week course or stay longer and combine courses together. Study Design:the World Around Us with the Contemporary Architecture course or add the Venice Biennale. Enquire more info with Alexandra Laqueur,
Get a spot while it's still possible.
Don't hesitate too long as there are limited spaces.
call or whatsapp 0031.634.619.823
Learn about European Cultural Centre

Address: Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice, Italy.