Toys Design Course

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Milan, 18-21 november 2019

Do you want to become a toys designer?
The Specialization Course in Toys Design IDI is a full-immersion professional training course that aims to provide the basic tools of the Toys Designer’s craft.

What you will learn

  • How born a toy
  • Concept development
  • The study of mistakes as a creative experience for the children
  • How to prototype and create a toy
  • Mathematics applied to the toys

Course program

  • How to create a game with a team
  • Memory as the fuel of our creativity.
  • Shared gaming experiences to reflect on the ingredients needed for our project.
  • The fairy tale as a starting point and engine of the concept.
  • Shapes and colors inn fairy tale.
  • Analysis of basic geometric shapes.
  • Analysis of primary colors.
  • The shape and color applied to mathematics
  • The breakdown
  • Logical concepts are learnt through the game.
  • Union and separation.
  • Opposites, creative error, deformation
  • The toy as imitation of the adult world.
  • Prototyping and creation of a product.
  • Practical Practice.
Partner and special guest of the course, the writer and illustrator for childhood GABRIELE CLIMA, author of books translated into 15 languages. With “THE SUN BETWEEN OUR FINGERS" won the Andersen Prize 2017 for the best book for children over 15.

Job opportunities

The toy designers, usually, work within the design departments of companies in the sector, as freelance professionals, in specialized design studios or as consultants for companies.

Phases of the route

Preliminary lessons: teaching material
Lessons : 32 h
Project work
Max. participants: 18

How to apply

Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates the scholastic CV, work experience and motivational letter will be considered. It is possible and advisable to send a portfolio of previous works. The examining commission, considering these elements, will communicate the result of the selection and the admission to the Course.


Possibility of financing for the registration fee;
Professional orientation meeting during the classroom phase;
Video CV creation during the full-immersion;
Revision and update of the CV;
Reports of accommodation facilities, in areas adjacent to the classroom.

Training course

Endorsements in Toys Design

The Specialization Course in Toys Design aims to provide the basic tools of the Toys Designer’s craft. During the classroom phase the themes related to the initial phases of the project will be explored, the analysis of the forms, the choice of language, the contribution of mathematics in the games, and the prototyping and production of the product. The theoretical phase will be accompanied by exercises and workshops.
The goal of the Specialization Course is not only to learn a working method, but also to approach the world of childhood through the concept of a game and its representation.
The Toys Designer deals with the design and manufacture of toys. It is a highly specialized figure in that it designs products with particular attention to the world of education responding to the needs of contemporary society in continuous evolution.
The specialization course is aimed at designers, graphic designers, interior designers, architects, illustrators and educators.

Find out what you will learn


Diego S.

Felice di aver intrapreso questa esperienza. Docenti molto preparati e disponibili ad ascoltare e capire le nostre esigenze....

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Lucia S.

I docenti hanno dimostrato di avere una grandissima professionalità e competenza. Sono davvero soddisfatta dell'intero corso....

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Alessandra F.

Ci tengo a sottolineare l'estrema professionalità, simpatia e disponibilità del docente Daniele Gori, assieme all'immenso amore che nutre per la professione....

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Claudio R.

La giornata con Maya De Roo mi ha permesso di capire le proporzioni all'interno di una composizione. È stata un'ottimo docente e ha saputo trasmettere sicurezza nello svolgimento del lavoro....

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Daniela S.

Ho seguito il corso con docenti molto professionali che ci hanno seguito in tutte le fasi. Sono molto soddisfatta e ho imparato tanto....

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Silvana V.

Sono pienamente soddisfatta dell'intero percorso formativo. Altissima la competenza dei docenti....

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Luciano G.

Sono molto soddisfatto del percorso formativo seguito. Le nozioni ricevute sono state molte,pertanto mi complimento con i docenti che sono stati capaci di trasmetterle in “breve” tempo. La giornata conclusiva è stata splendida: il mio progetto ha preso forma....

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Lara B.

Punto di forza delle lezioni è stato aver affrontato sapientemente la teoria prima di metterci all’opera e la grande libertà che ci è stata concessa nella realizzazione delle composizioni: non abbiamo dovuto ricreare un facsimile, ma abbiamo dato vita a qualcosa di realmente originale. È stato entusiasmate poter lavorare con così tanti tipi di fiori....

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