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If you would like to collaborate with Scuola Italiana Design for project development or propose a partnership, you can click on the link below.
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If you want to become a teacher at Scuola Italiana Design, here you can find open positions and the required skills for each subject.
Scuola Italiana Design / PST Galileo Scpa makes use of the collaboration of outside professionals through the attribution of individual assignments, in order to achieve the objectives foreseen by different projects.
The regulations define principles, requirements and procedures for the awarding of assignments to professionals from outside the institution. You can view it on the Transparent Company page of the website www.galileovisionarydistrict.it under the section Appointments to external professionals.
There are currently no open positions.
If you would like to receive information about our courses, registration fees, or to learn about SID’s academic programs in detail, the first step is to look at our informational materials.
By filling out the form below, our secretary will contact you to send the brochure of the Three-Year Course in Product Design and Communication along with all useful information.
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The Educational and Administrative Secretary’s Office is open Monday through Friday with continuing hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SID – Scuola Italiana Design
Corso Stati Uniti, 14/bis
35127 Padova – Italia
Tel.: +39 049 8705980
Fax.: +39 049 8707428
Scuola Italiana Design è un’attività di
Galileo Visionary District – Visionary Education
Cod. Fisc. / P.IVA: 01404710285
Corso Stati Uniti, 14/bis – 35127 Padova
SID – School of Masters
Viale Porta Adige, 45
45100 Rovigo RO
Tel.: +39 388 430 5089
Scuola Italiana Design
C.so Stati Uniti, 14/Bis
35127 Padova (Italia)
School of Masters - Poplab
Frequently asked questions
Is there an admission test for the Three-Year Course in Product Design and Communication?
Is there an admission test for the Three-Year Course in Product Design and Communication? It is possible to take an Admission Test, free of charge and not binding on enrollment, in which the SID educational proposal is presented and the motivation of the student candidate is assessed using the SID Compatibility Tool. This tool allows for three outcomes: admission, conditional admission or non-admission.
The tests are mandatory for those who intend to enroll later. You can book the tests through the Admission Test booking form.
Visit the SID page to stay updated on admission test dates.
In any case, registration closes when the maximum number of students eligible for the Course is reached.
What is the annual fee for SID courses?
Since the Galileo Visionary District (of which Scuola Italiana Design is an educational brand) aims to enable a high-quality pathway to the greatest number of students, tuition costs are kept within contained economic values that are competitive in the panorama of national and international private initiatives of the same level.
Every student in the Three-Year Course in Product Design and Communication also has a price lock guarantee: the tuition fee for the next two years of study remains the same as the fee paid for the first year.
Since the fee may vary from year to year, to find out about it simply download the PDF with useful info about the current year through the online form provided.
Is it possible to pay the registration fee in installments?
The enrollment fee for the Three-Year Course is already divided into 2 or 3 payments, depending on the date the enrollment is made. Updated information is provided year by year along with the enrollment form.
What is the validity of the degree awarded?
Having successfully passed the final exam at the end of the Three-Year Course, the Veneto Region issues the Attestato di Qualifica Professionale in Design Creativo (Certificate of Professional Qualification in Creative Design), which is valid throughout the country.
A further element of qualification is the personal portfolio, which is created at the end of the Three-Year Course by the student, coordinated by the reference teacher. This already includes several projects and collaborations with companies developed during the Three-Year course.
What are the employment prospects for SID graduates?
Every year, numerous companies ask for the names of SID graduates, to whom the institute provides references of graduates from the last two years of study.
One year after graduation, the institute also surveys the employment status of its graduates.
Below are the results for the past few years:
Total students employed *
- Company 75% 75%
- Professional Studies 17% 17%
- Freelance 8% 8%
- Other 0% 0%
Employment rate of SID graduates Academic Year 2018/2019 calculated on total responses received to the questionnaires sent out (44 responses out of 55 graduating students).
Can I attend a Master’s program abroad at the conclusion of the three-year course?
A student who plans to attend a Master’s program outside Italy will need to contact the specific foreign institution to verify the eligibility of his or her degree and portfolio with regards to foreign institutions prerequisites.
Are there any textbooks to be purchased? ... Which ones?
There are no textbooks to be purchased for individual courses. Any materials and handouts will be provided or recommended directly by the professors.
Regarding the purchase of software, please refer to the question regarding personal computer features.
There is also a library at the institute that includes subscriptions to Abitare, Domus, DDN, Il Bagno, GDA and Wired magazines. There is also the historical collection of 1483 issues of the magazines Habitat Ufficio, Interni Annual, GDA, DDN, Il Bagno, Interni, Keramikos, Ufficio Stile, Casa Vogue, Domus, Abitare, L’architettura, Modo and Casabella since the 1960s.
What specifications should my personal computer have?
Due to the type of software used during the SID curriculum (graphics, 3D modeling and rendering above all), the computers to be purchased require features that guarantee a good level of performance and, above all, that can be used for the 3 years of the Course. For the Year of Study 2021/2022, WE RECOMMEND machines with features similar to those listed below:
Minimum PC specifications:
Processor: Intel Core i7 10875H 8 core (2.6 GHz, 5.1 GHz Turbo)
RAM: RAM: DDR4 32GB, 2133 MHz (2 of 16GB) – You can start with 16GB but will most likely need to upgrade after a couple of years
1° drive SSD M.2: 512 GB Intel H10 NVMe SSD + 32GB Intel Optane (fino a 2300 MB/sR, 1300 MB/sW)
Video card: GeForce RTX 2060 – RAM video 6GB GDDR6 – DirectX 12.1
Display: Full HD 15,6″, 144 Hz (1920×1080)
Recommended PC specifications:
Processor: Intel Core i9 10900K 10 core (2,6 GHz, 5.1 GHz Turbo)
RAM: DDR4 32GB, 3000 MHz (4 da 8GB)
1° drive SSD M.2: SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 500GB NVMe PCIe (fino a 3500 MB/R, 3200 MB/W)
Video card: GeForce RTX 2070 – RAM video 8GB GDDR6 – DirectX 12.1
Display: Full HD 17,3″, 240 Hz (1920×1080) + G-Sync
Minimum MACBOOK PRO Specifications:
Processor: Intel Core i7 6-core di nona generazione a 2,6 GHz /Turbo Boost fino a 4,5 GHz)
RAM:32GB DDR4 a 2666 MHz (Please note, those who wish to start with 16GB will not be able to upgrade as the latest generation MacBook laptops cannot be modified).
Video card: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M con 4GB memory GDDR6
Display: Retina da 16″ con True Tone
Recommended MACBOOK PRO specifications:
Processor: Intel Core i9 8-core di nona generazione a 2,4 GHz /Turbo Boost fino a 5,0 GHz)
RAM:32GB DDR4 a 2666 MHz
Video card:AMD Radeon Pro 5500M con 8GB di memoria GDDR6
Display:Retina da 16″ con True Tone
Pendrive USB (required): 32GB – 64GB USB 3.0 (velocità di scrittura 150MB/sec)
Hard disk esterno (consigliato): 1TB USB 3.0
Is there a Wi-Fi Internet connection?
Is the institute easily accessible?
The institute is served by public transportation in Padua (Bus line 7, departing from the train station and stopping immediately after Hotel DC). It can also be reached by personal transportation.
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