Master in URBAN VISION AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - Re-visioning cities
‘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.
Participants in the Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design may embark on different careers nationally and internationally as Architects, Urban Planners, Urban Designers and Project Managers. Employment opportunities can be found in design, architecture and engineering studios, territorial development agencies, urban planning departments, real estate or construction companies.
The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Design, Civil Engineering, or equivalent. The program is also open to candidates who hold a degree, or diploma in different disciplines if they are willing to deepen a strong research interest towards the program’s topics and to develop an impressive portfolio.
The Master in Urban Vision & Architectural 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.
- In the courses, students will study critical research methods, design theory, strategic thinking, and historical and contemporary design practices—all within the broader context of urban and architectural design studies.
- Students will then explore a broad range of methods, tools, and topics that define contemporary urban and architectural projects, examining the relationships between design practices and the cultures and contexts they serve.
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 course leader of the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design is Elisa Poli.
Gianandrea Barreca, Caren O’Rourke, Massimo Randone, Matteo Ghidoni, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Marco Quaggiotto, Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo, Federico Cassani Caterina Lunghi, Alessio Battistella, Maddalena De Ferrari, Carlo Berizzi, Roberto Maria Clemente, Mariella Zoppi, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Marco Brizzi, Alfredo Cisternino, Andrea Balestrero.
Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections.
Arup, Bayer MaterialScience, Castel Monastero, CNS spa (Tecnologia per l’ambiente), Hines Italia Srl, ING Real Estate Development Italy Srl, Legnolandia, Le Fonds Belval, Milano Metropoli Development Agency, MUVITA (Museo Vivo delle Tecnologie per l’Ambiente), Peverelli (Giardini e paesaggi d’autore), Prelios, Pirelli RE.
Academic and institutional partners:
California State University Florence, i2a international institute of architecture, the City of Milan.
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