Master in Design Studies in Italy

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Design Studies

Designers create the form and function of every man-made object or system we see around us. Master of Design graduates are in high demand across every industry and sector, from Fashion to Architecture, Transportation to Entertainment, Production to Management and more. Universities and academic institutions in Italy work to provide the training necessary to prepare graduates for success after they achieve their Master of Design degree.

It is possible for both recent graduates from related Bachelor's degree programs, and working professionals, to study and obtain their Master in Design degree in Italy. Programs last anywhere from one to two years and can be taken on a full time or part time basis. Master of Design programs in Italy normally consist of a number of required courses, seminars, lectures, workshops, projects and assessments, and culminate with a master's thesis or dissertation project. To learn more about any particular Master of Design program directly from the school in Italy, use the web form on the next page.

Your future starts now! If you are ready to take the next step toward a rewarding career in any of a number of design fields and specializations, then read more about Master of Design programs in Italy, today!

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Master in Service Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Service Design was specially created in response to the growing demand for professionals specifically able to handle the complexity of designing a service. To achieve this purpose, the Specializing integrates general theory with methodology and hands-on experience aimed at the creation of systemic, complex solutions that blend material and immaterial components. [+]

TIMING

Start date: October 2018

Classes: from October 2018 to April 2019

Internship: from April to September 2019

End date: October 2019

OVERVIEW

Through POLI.design, the Politecnico di Milano devotes a specialized upper-level training programme to Service Design.

The Master in Service Design is an international training programme – taught entirely in English – focused on a user-centred approach and the development of service ideas from contextual research to prototyping.

The overall idea behind the Master stems from the awareness of the significant changes that have occurred in the development and delivery of services and products by companies and public-sector organizations, and the radical impact that these changes are producing on professional skills and corporate capabilities. It is thus essential to train professionals who can build and manage new physical and virtual patterns of service experience and interaction.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Photography and Visual Design program integrates theoretical study with laboratories and project workshops. Your coursework in visual theory and the history of photography will be enriched by guided visits to research centers, performance spaces, audiovisual production facilities, publishing houses, theatres, artists’ studios, museums, and contemporary art galleries. [+]

MASTER IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL DESIGN

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts, and design. To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities. To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation. To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors. To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree. To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine, and Business of Fashion, as one of the world's top schools for art and design. ... [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 Italy Milan

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. [+]

The Master course in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills, and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design.

After completing the course, the Interior Designer is able to deal with the project not only from the technical and formal perspective but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. This professional figure is able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression.

Career opportunities - After the Master course, the Interior Designer enters the professional world as a freelancer, Associate in architecture or design studios or employee in the creative industries, in showrooms, in communication agencies or events organizations.... [-]


Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations. [+]

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]


Master's The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Rome

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design. [+]

Opera was born in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini all played the part of dictating the rules and in the development of the opera, from the playful and romantic to melodramatic or realistic The costume designer is the artist who knows the history, traditions, anthropological origins, psychological interpretations, emotional suggestions and the craftsmanship of the costume. The costume designer is a contemporary creative talent, a master of craftsmanship, dexterity, and design.

The I Level Masters Degree The Art and Craft of the Costume Designer for Opera and Ballet is meant to be an intensive theoretical and practical path of studies, with scientific research and hands-on laboratories offering tools for the design, modelling and application of costume-making: tailoring techniques focusing on costumes and their accessories, wigs, make-up, masks and jewellery, footwear, headgear. This is all offered in laboratories using practical techniques and applications, seeking to achieve organizational, design and operational skills.... [-]


Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 10 months February 2019 Italy Florence

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations. [+]

The Master in Graphic Design integrates the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations.

Particular attention is given to the new media and to the new frontiers of web communication, in order to create professional figures capable of acting within an evolving scenario.

The Graphic Designer figure, today, is particularly dynamic; being not only an expert in Visual Languages but also a director of Communication Strategies based on the sign that is expressed on physical support in both real locations and virtual environments.

Career opportunities - The Graphic Designer works in advertisement and communication companies, web agencies, publishing houses or as a freelancer in his own facility; he is able to interact with multiple clients in different fields thanks to a developed versatility. This professional figure, in fact, has the necessary tools to keep updated and anticipate the times, offering innovative solutions to his clients.... [-]


Master in Interaction Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 Italy Milan

In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will gain the theoretical knowledge and professional skills you need to define problems and solutions in interaction and user design. You will analyze and experiment with software and hardware technology in order to develop confidence with the palette of tools and platforms that form the foundation for designing interactive solutions. [+]

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.

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Master in Transmedia Interaction and Space

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Italy Bolzano + 1 more

The 2-year practice-oriented study course is providing students with a background in either design, architecture, informatics or engineering a contemporary transmedial interaction design framework. [+]

The 2-year practice-oriented study course is providing students with a background in either design, architecture, informatics or engineering a contemporary transmedial interaction design framework.

In the age of digital networking, we regularly cross the border between physical space and digital space. In the future, these boundaries will increasingly dissolve and mutate. This development implies great changes in our perception and thus also in our interactions and in our behavior. Space becomes transmedial and changes into a medium that can be read, understood and also lived and experienced.

The master program «Transmedia Interaction and Space» pursues a practical, experimental and critical approach with the latest theoretical, technical and scientific developments. Program priorities include: «spatial interaction», «performative space», «transmedia storytelling», «socio-technological interaction».... [-]


Master in Digital Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Bologna

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competencies by using a two stages approach: during the first cycle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cycle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. [+]

Overview

The digital transformation is deeply changing the organization of modern enterprises and their management structure. Modern, innovative companies need highly skilled managers who have both the technical competences to master the new digital technologies and the management skills required for decision-making positions.

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competencies by using a two stages approach: during the first cycle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cycle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Artificial Intelligence. The courses will cover the most recent techniques and tools, as well as their industrial applications, focusing on the new business opportunities and challenges arising from them.... [-]


Master's Degree In Visual Design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2018 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting. [+]

Ten extraordinary months. Ten great classroom lessons a month, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because?

If the world is a geography of communicating vessels, what tools do we need to be sure that messages are not lost on the road? Visual design is the discipline of designing large streams of information and content. Every sign follows a reaction. At each step, it follows an exchange. The important thing is that they are constructive, correct and interesting.

Professional Opportunities

Visual designers find employment in those areas where businesses relate to a public, such as news agencies, product companies, startups. And of course in the design and communications industry, freelance, or in the galaxy of local and international graphic and branding, advertising, digital and service design agencies and agencies. From the interface of a cash machine to TV subscriptions, from biscuit packs to excessive speed fines, from the newspapers we read to the events we participate in, to the stockings we wear, the world is a great project opportunity mine.... [-]


Master in Visual Design

Raffles Milano - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months November 2018 Italy Milan

Why? 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. [+]

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. Why?

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.... [-]


Master in Interior Design

ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design
Campus Part time November 2018 Italy Milan

The first level Master, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., is dedicated to graduate students in architecture and design who intend to deepen their own qualification up to the level of details and in interior architecture. At the end of the annual path, they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits). [+]

The first level Master, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., is dedicated to graduate students in architecture and design who intend to deepen their own qualification up to the level of details and in interior architecture. At the end of the annual path, they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits).

The course is referred to the Italian experience and more specifically to the Milanese one related to the local productive reality. Each project is organized with the collaboration of a client (agency, public administration private client) who feign a real professional condition with the presentation of a precise project program and a final verification of the workshop results. Besides executing the widening program, the specialized teaching contributes directly to the activity of the workshops developing parts of the project particularly referred to its own.... [-]


Master MID Interior Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 Italy Milan

The thirteenth edition of the University Master in Interior Design organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Design at the Politecnico of Milan and the association Poli.Design. A course involving both theory and practical internships. The syllabus is theoretical lessons, workshops, visits and lectures. The in-class training is completed with three months internship in an architect’s studio... [+]

The thirteenth edition of the University Master in Interior Design organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Design at the Politecnico of Milan and the association Poli.Design. A course involving both theory and practical internships. The syllabus is theoretical lessons, workshops, visits and lectures. The in-class training is completed with three months internship in an architect’s studio.

CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS

The University Master MID concentrates on designing contemporary interiors. The five project works are fundamental tools to assimilate an effective professional methodology. Proposed themes range from household environments; distribution; consumer spaces; hotels; design exhibitions. The program opens up the argument of conceiving a design and articulating it into space. A pre-requisite for admission to the course is the knowledge of representational techniques and professional software.... [-]


Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Aversa Caserta + 1 more

The course represents the corresponding course in English of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English. [+]

The course represents the corresponding course in English of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English for the academic year 2012-13.

The course, which will be held entirely in English, is open both to Italian and foreign students. lt is designed as part of the initiatives for international promotion with the aim of increasing numbers of international students, encouraged by the attraction of a geographical- cultural area of the highest quality both in terms of the tradition of scientific and disciplinary skills in the fields of architecture and design, and due to the fact that the Campania region has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and two area UNESC0 Man&Biosphere.... [-]


Master in Business Studies - Design Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Italy Milan + 1 more

This Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Design Management program is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits and a final thesis. [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN DESIGN MANAGEMENT

Level 500

GSCDM501 Fundamentals of Design Management (2) GSCDM502 Design, Marketing, and Innovation (2) GSCDM503 Design, Strategy and Transformation (2) GSCDM504 Design Management in Practice (2) Comprehensive Cases in Design Management (2) Research Project in Design Management (2)

Level 600

Thesis in Design Management (8) Capstone Project in Design Management (4) (for Dual Master students only)

Admission requirements

Proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. ... [-]