Master in Interaction Design - Touching innovation
‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.
WHY Domus Academy
- Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design.
- Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree.
- Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects.
- Build your own Multicultural and Global Network.
- Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience.
The annual Domus Academy Placement certified survey aimed to investigate alumni occupational position after graduation. 92% of Domus Academy students find a job one year upon graduation.
The Master in Interaction Design aims to form professionals with cutting-edge skills and competencies to attain different strategic design positions: Interaction Designer, User Experience Designer, Digital Strategist, Design Manager. Graduates will be in the position to successfully meet contemporary industry requirements as well as to start a career as self-employed consultants and entrepreneurs.
The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in Product Design, Visual and Graphic Design, Media and Web Design, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering. The program is also open to candidates who hold a degree or diploma in Communication Science, Psychology, Sociology, or equivalent. Moreover, if they are willing to deepen a strong research interest towards the program’s topics and to develop an impressive portfolio.
The Master in Interaction design program is workshop-based (based on research issues defined by the faculty, in collaboration with external professionals and industrial partners), supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the program leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship.
The program consists of four main modules including DNA kicks, courses, and workshops, followed by a fifth module providing a professional experience period and a final portfolio presentation.
The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals.
The DNA kick explores the ways in which good ideas can be designed. Through lectures and intensive worktables theorists, designers, and intellectuals, it will help the students see the design practice in the widest possible terms without ever losing sight of the pragmatic nature of the craft.
- Exploring the nature, languages, and values of the contemporary design scene.
- Analyzing new aesthetic and behavioral trends in the marketplace.
- Prototyping for interactive products and services, using basic software and hardware.
- Investigating methods and tools for research and design.
- Exploring the factors that determine the economic performance of a brand or company.
- Branding students own work.
When Students graduate from Domus Academy, they receive a degree that is recognized around the world and in Europe– an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR).
Students will learn from international and recognized professionals who work with leading brands and studios around the world, such as:
- The Program Leader of the Master in Interaction Design is Michele Aquila.
Alessandro Contini (TODO), Lorenzo Bustillos (Lorbus), Paolo Lorini (Samsung), Emanuele Lomello, Riccardo Mantelli, Alessandro Masserdotti (dotdotdot), Lorenzo Palmeri (Lorenzo Palmeri Studio), Fabio Sergio (frog), Alan N. Shapiro, Jan-Christoph Zoels (Experientia).
Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Interaction Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. Companies and organizations involved in this program include:
Adobe, Canon, Cisco, Condé Nast, Fujitsu, Fundación Escultor Berrocal, Hager Group, illywords, IKS Core Consulting, Mattel, Meet the Media Guru, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, Motorola, Nokia, Park Hyatt, RCS MediaGroup, Re-Power, Samsung, Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni.
Spaces in this program are limited. Participants will be selected based on their applications. When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the applicant’s entire profile, including their academic records, work experience (if any), extracurricular activities, test scores, and recommendations.
Cost & Fees
EU countries and Switzerland €16,990
non-EU students €28,600
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Last updated March 1, 2018