Architecture has always played a key role in exhibitions. Museums, exhibitions, and expositions are not only a cultural offer but are defined by space, by an exhibition itinerary that is able to surprise and fascinate the visitor who is drawn inside an active and inspiring experience.
For an exhibition, architecture is as fundamental as works of art, collections, and artifacts and their contents.
The “Architecture for Exhibition” course has been created on these premises: its aim is to train professional designers who are able to materialize diverse artistic and museum experiences, enhancing the always-different story behind each cultural proposal. The students will acquire new skills in exhibition design and will move into a very prestigious environment – culture – which nowadays registers an increasing demand by the most critical and exclusive customers.
The students will focus on preservation practices, lighting techniques, and perception psychology to deepen their knowledge of technical practices to adopt in exhibition design. The course will be made up of 80 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop, and multiple lectures by well-renowned professional architects. At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship/collaboration within the partner studios.
15 In person
27.11.2023 - 16.2.20243 days/week
March 2024 - May 2024
2,450 € + VATOnline
7,900 € + VATIn person
3Full coverage of the enrollment fee for the most outstanding candidates
Teaching modules & Workshops
History of museographyThe history of spaces for culture
Contemporary artThe languages of art
Exhibition marketing and communicationA comparison between cultural and commercial aspects
Immersive storytelling for exhibitionFundamentals and solutions for digital storytelling
Curation and visual communicationArchitects as makers of a cultural itinerary
Case historySuccessful examples of exhibition design
Exhibition Design 1Exhibitions and Museums
Exhibition Design 2Nature and Public Space
Realizing exhibition settingsTechnical choices and realization strategies
PreciousPreservation and exhibition techniques
Corporate museumsShow the past to tell the future
Light designLight as the guide of the exhibition itinerary
Sustainability of ExhibitionsCircularity and Eco-compatibility in exhibition
Egyptian Museum of Turin
Special lectures and critiques
Chipperfield and the Torlonia collection
SFmoma: the expansion of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
COLORS! The magic of colors
The power of essentiality: New Modern Museum
The museum for the XXI century
Architecture & Exhibition - Exhibition & Architecture
BIG and Museums: architectures as iconic presences
Specificity in architecture: from the Louvre of Abu Dhabi to the National Museum of Qatar
A former gin distillery becomes an exhibition machine: Fondazione Prada
History and Archeology of Egypt
The myth of the Pharaohs
Giuseppe Zampieri / David Chipperfield Architects Milano
The workshop will be conducted in collaboration with the Akhenaten Museum and will focus on the exhibition space of one of the biggest and most influential museums in Egypt. The construction of this museum started in 2013 with the aim to pay tribute to one of the most important pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Father of the famous - but less influential - Tutankhamon, to Akhenaten we owe an epochal, albeit ephemeral, revolution of the traditional cult. Today the Akhenaten Museum is one of the most successful architectures in contemporary Egypt, it is located in El Minya, in upper Egypt, and it is the result of a cultural partnership with Berlin Neues Museum, where the famous bust of Nefertiti - the wife of Akhenaten - is kept. Through the workshop, students will have the opportunity to contribute to the final design of the big museum and to compare themselves with one of the cultural horizons that has most influenced the museography of all time: Ancient Egypt.
Construction is a fundamental step in architecture. For this reason, YACademy offers its students the opportunity to participate in the process of producing their own ideas. Thus, the students will gain practical experience on construction sites and, above all, the authorship of projects built for excellent commissions, destined for a major media echo and capable of defining a turning point in their professional career.
At the end of teaching modules and workshop, YACademy’s Placement office will guarantee every student an internship or collaboration proposal in one of our partner studios.
Students or graduates in Architecture/Design can apply to the course. The commission, based on the assessment of the application, may admit students with different qualifications.
To apply, it is necessary to register online and submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Portfolio, and a Motivational Letter. Moreover, it is necessary to pay the administration fee (60€ + VAT). The best 20 candidates will be admitted to the course according to the rules.
Complying with deadlines is a fundamental requirement to take part in the course. All students are encouraged to pay the utmost attention to the timeline and to complete each phase in advance.
Pubblication of the provisional ranking
Beginning of second-round admissions
Enrollment fee payment deadline for students admitted according to the provisional ranking
Publication of the official ranking (including second-round admitted students)
Make sure you have downloaded the course brochure, from which you will be able to obtain any information about YACademy, as well as every single detail on how to access and enrol in the courses.
Past editions gallery
To each one of them, many thanks from YACademy staff and students.