Ten amazing months. Ten international designers in the lecture theatre, one every month. Ten unique chances for learning by doing, elbow-to-elbow with the best. The Raffles Milano Masters: someone has come up with them at last.
Why do some design projects that seem to have ticked all the right boxes simply fail to pass the test of the market? Does such a thing as a recipe for success even exist? The answer is no: there are no fool-proof recipes. What does exist is talent, energy and a serious approach to designing, an understanding of the complexity of the world and the ability to adapt models to suit it. Then there are tenaciousness, analysis, and learning: these are the things that do exist.
This Master is designed to provide students with a methodological toolkit and skills that will enable them to design products effectively in a very broad range of industrial sectors.
Who should attend
The course targets graduates in design and architecture, as well as young designers, architects, and practitioners who are curious and want to broaden their aesthetic horizons. They are destined to be the movers and shakers of creative designing in future, the ones who write the agenda for design in firms, in architecture and design offices, in research groups, in major global organizations and also in professional contexts and fields that we cannot even imagine today.
Students attending this course get a chance to experiment with different approaches to designing, as a function of different types of clients and stakeholders. The research-based design is extremely pro-active and favors unusual formal or constructive solutions. When design focuses on execution, the designer becomes a businessman capable of offering solutions that integrate into consolidated production practices, but also of standing out for his personality. Ground-breaking design, lastly, leaves more space for pure creativity, as long as the bases of good research and good execution are also there.
- Development of new materials and surfaces.
- Development of new aesthetics and graphics.
- New products and new models of distribution.
- New product frontiers: nomad products.
- New production frontiers: the metamorphosis of 3D printing.
For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:
Setsu & Shinobu Ito
King & Miranda
Alberto e Francesco Meda
Francisco Gomez Paz
Mindert De Koningh
Lecturers in method
There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.
Historian and critic
In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.
Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.
Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programs. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.
The maximum number of students that can enroll in each of our Master's courses is 20.
Candidates are selected in two phases. The first selection is a screening based on the documentation received from the student. If the application meets the requirements, an individual interview is arranged with the Course Leader.
The candidate’s evaluation takes into consideration all the elements that contribute to an individual’s profile into consideration: portfolio, previous studies, work experience, extracurricular activities and letters of presentation.
Documentation for admission:
- curriculum vitae,
- artistic and/or professional portfolio,
- motivation letter,
- list of previous studies,
- documentation about courses and workshops attended,
- certificate of proficiency in English,
- passport or identity card for Italian or other EU member state students,
- receipt demonstrating payment of the 100 euro application fee.
Starting from March 15, 2017, all candidates can send the documentation for admission to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please fill in the “Info request” form.
- Students from European Union and EFTA:
15.000 euro (total, including taxes).
Enrollment fee: 3.000 euro
Tuition fee: 12.000 euro
- Extra-European students:
19.000 euro (total, including taxes).
Enrollment fee: 3.000 euro
Tuition fee: 16.000 euro
- Application fee:
Candidates who want to apply for admission to our Master's courses must pay an application fee of 100 euro.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 15, 2018