Master in Color Design & Technology


Program Description

The course will be delivered in English.

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment, and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization, and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.

The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction, and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology, and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented in a different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion, and communication.

Professional Outcomes

The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technology and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design, and communication. At the end of the course, students will be able to professionally manage multidisciplinary aspects relating to the study and management of color and will be able to work in a variety of firms and companies in the fields of interior design, urban planning, industrial products, fashion, communication, paints, and dyes.

Degree Awarded

After completing the course and on passing the final exam, the 1st level Specializing Master "Color Design & Technology" certification will be issued.

The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS.


The Specializing Master is open to candidates who have a university degree under the old or the new educational system or a Master of Science under the new educational system in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design (or equivalent qualifications under the law), or in other disciplines where the Master course is complementary to the candidate's previous experiences.

For foreign applicants, the Specializing Master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications.

  • The number of students admitted is 30.
  • The selection will be made by the Commission.

Tuition and Fees

  • The total cost of the Master is €10.000.
Last updated May 2020

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