I.P.S.C.T. "L. Cossa"

“L.Cossa” includes the following branches: - commercial services (business, tourist, graphic art), - social services, - hotel-management services - food and wine services. Each course has a 5 years curriculum, at the end of which students must take a State Exam. The diploma enables the graduated people to enter the world of work or let them continue their studies at the university.

Commercial services provide the graduated with versatile skills enabling them to be competent in different types of communication tools, including advertising, promotional activities and organizational and managerial support to the tourism sector.

Social services provide the graduated with the skills necessary to organize and implement interventions tailored to the needs and social health of children, elderly people and disabled people in a community.

The above mentioned skills relate to the ability to use the following main techniques: - social activities; - playful animation; - cultural activities; - methods able to detect health and social needs of patients; - application of existing legislation on social security and health. Hotels - management services enable the graduated to carry out activities in connection with the administration, reception, secretarial and concierge hotel and to handle the tourist and hotel accommodation. Wine and food services enable the graduated to enhance, exploit, produce, process, store and present the food and wine products. The school is located in the downtown and is attended also by  students with special needs and migrants. The school pays particular attention to both ICT and issues concerning students with special needs and migrants.

One of the branches of commercial services is strictly related with the project here: the graphic art.

Graphic design is art with a purpose. It involves a creative and systematic plan to solve a problem or achieve certain objectives with the use of images. It is visual communication and the aesthetic expression of concepts and ideas using various graphic elements and tools. Graphic designers possess a creative mind with an artistic inclination, they employ a variety of methods to combine art and technology to communicate a particular message and create an impressive vision. Computers now occupy an essential place in every designer's tool kit. Technology has opened new doors for realizing a creative vision. Specialized software (such as Illustrator, raster images and Photoshop) can help to create illustrations, enhance photographs, stylize text.

The evolution of digital printing marks a historic transition in the textile sector by allowing a freer expression of creativity through shapes , colors and shades and a timely adaptation of the production to the variables of market taste . Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items. Textile designing is a creative field that includes fashion design, carpet manufacturing and any other cloth-related field: our clothing, carpets, drapes, towels, and rugs are all a result of textile design.