Master in Food Design

General

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Program Description

The Master degree in Food Design aims at enabling students to become professionals of the food industry and of all the related sectors and to combine marketing and communication skills with sensitivity and with the ability to manage design project methods.

Features

The Master degree in Food Design develops the necessary skills to give a creative contribution to an increasingly growing sector, of which Italy constitutes one of the main benchmarks known worldwide. It  is an opportunity not only for students holding a degree in design, marketing and communication, but also for managers and professionals working in the field. The programme combines a focus on food-related markets with the design approach and methodologies. This creates a food designer who is able to manage the design:

  • of processes, methods and spaces where products are processed, distributed and consumed;
  • of food in terms of its aesthetics, communication and representation;
  • of equipment and tools used to prepare and consume food;
  • of all the communication activities implemented for the promotion of food products.


The academic activities encompass lessons, design workshops and seminars with the leaders of the food and agriculture industry and of the design field: entrepreneurs, managers, journalists, food critics, designers, architects, publishers and chefs. The structure of the course also comprises visits to food companies, concept stores, restaurants as well as important gastronomic fairs and events. After the end of the course, students will have an internship experience in a company, agency or firm working in the field. The Master is held in collaboration with important companies and firms of the food industry.

Entry

The Master’s is open to Italian and foreign graduates coming from various scientific disciplines, social sciences and liberal arts. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. Applications must be sent to the SPD Academic Office. 

Duration

The Master’s starts on November 18th,2020 and ends in December 2021. It includes 580 hours of lessons and a three-month internship. Attendance is compulsory. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.

Internship

At the end of lessons, students commence their three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field.

Language

The Master’s course is held in English.

Qualification

After passing the final exam, students will obtain a taught Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. The Master is managed and organized by: Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM and Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD jointly.

Class

  • The Food and Agriculture System 
  • Food Science 
  • Wine and Food Culture 
  • Food Marketing and Communication 
  • Food Experience 
  • Food Design 
  • Food Design: Designing Food and Objects 
  • Food Design: Packaging 
  • Food Service Design
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Since 1954 this school has worked with Italian design, seen it grow and develop into what we know it as today. The artist Nino di Salvatore set up SPD in 1954. As a painter and sculpturer, he has capt ... Read More

Since 1954 this school has worked with Italian design, seen it grow and develop into what we know it as today. The artist Nino di Salvatore set up SPD in 1954. As a painter and sculpturer, he has captivated and brought together artists, designers, professionals and students from across five different continents. Bruno Munari, Gio Ponti, Max Huber, Pino Tovaglia, Isao Hosoe have all taught at SPD. Read less