Ten amazing months. Ten top-level agencies 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.


If the world’s geography is made up of intercommunicating vessels, which tools do we need to be sure that our messages do not fall by the wayside? Visual design is the discipline practiced by those who develop major flows of information and content. Each sign is followed by a reaction. Each step forward is followed by a trade or an exchange. What’s important is that they are always constructive, fair and interesting.

Professional opportunities

Visual designers find employment in areas where firms have to relate to the public, such as in editorial offices, production companies, and start-ups. And also, of course, in the design and communication industry, as freelancers or in the galaxy of local and international graphic design, branding, advertising, digital and service design offices and agencies. From an ATM user interface to television title credits, from biscuit packages to speeding fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we attend to the socks we wear, the whole world is a huge mine of opportunities for design.

Who should attend

This course is for designers who hold a first-level degree and/or have accumulated some professional experience in issues concerned with graphic design, image, communication, product, and publishing, as well as everyone in general who thinks that communication is a viable career choice and a strong aid to individual growth. This is a Masters for those who believe that details make all the difference and are convinced that communication and experience are forged on an emotional, creative and artistic level as much as in terms of strategy.


Working and thinking together: the students develop – while designing – their skills in composition, drawing and the use of typography and of photography, as well as the foundations of data display and of prototyping as technical and artistic bases for giving shape to ideas. At the same time, students experiment with different approaches to research, to understanding the issue of design and its bonds, and to generate ideas that have a real impact. The projects cover a variety of areas of the image and cultural, commercial and editorial communication, creating products for physical and digital applications.


  • Research.
  • Art direction.
  • Branding.
  • Publishing.
  • Typography and icons.
  • Data display.
  • Wayfinding and signage.
  • Digital and user interface design.
  • Concept generation.
  • Integrated graphic/communication design.


For the quality and effectiveness of its didactic model, this Masters course has been endorsed by:

Design lecturers

Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at the source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge directly into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader graphic designers occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.

G Design Studio
Visual design studio
Studio FM Milano
Visual design studio
Visual design studio
Visual design studio
Daylight Design
Visual design studio
Visual design studio
Atelier Müesli
Visual design studio
Visual design studio
Visual design studio
Visual design studio

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.

Giovanni Pelloso
Historian and critic
Corrado Musmeci
Print expert
Francesco Dondina
Graphic designer
Andrea Braccaloni
Graphic designer


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.

Monday talk

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 master@raffles-milano.it

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 Union 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.

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