“Made in Italy” is a global standard for creativity and excellence in fashion, architecture, and industrial design. This course will explore how art, imagination, and craft have intersected in different areas of Italian culture over time. Based on an individual instructor’s area of expertise, themes explored may include studies of the Italian fashion industry, food culture, commercial art, and industrial design. Primary materials will include artworks, literary texts, material objects, and mixed media that demonstrate the importance of design culture in Italy and the impact of Italian design culture in the world. This course includes a component designed to enhance students’ research experience.