Master in Design Studies in Italy

Find Masters Programs in Design Studies in Italy 2018/2019

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 Strategic Design

POLI.design
Campus Full time 16 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Building new businesses and strategies through design is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and run by POLI.design in collaboration with MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. [+]

Description

The Specializing Master in Strategic Design. Building new businesses and strategies through design is a 1st Level Specializing Master of Politecnico di Milano, designed and run by POLI.design in collaboration with MIP, the Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business.

The Specializing Master is completely in English.

Strategic Design is a design activity that concerns the Product Service System, i.e. the integrated body of products, services and communication strategies that either an actor or a network of actors (companies, institutions, non-profit organizations, etc.) generate and develop to create value. It is often claimed that technological innovation, cultural and economic globalization and the transition to environmental sustainability generate problems and opportunities. It is also repeatedly stated that the possibility to avoid the former and to exploit the latter requires the development of three core skills: visioning, sensing innovation, creating solutions embedded in new business models. It calls for the ability to design products and services whose success today anticipates what will be or may have to be, the norm of tomorrow. The social demand for a new generation of products and services, coherent with current socio-cultural transformations, and their sustainable development becomes an opportunity for companies able to operate in the context of this new design mindset. This unique meeting of design and company strategy: strategic design.... [-]


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 in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

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 Visual Arts for the Digital Age

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year November 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age brings together students with artistic, technical in the audiovisual field and humanistic profiles. The goal is to design, create and communicate contemporary art events and exhibitions having a connection with new technologies, performative arts and edutainment. Learning partners of the course are Karmachina, Limiteazero and Studio Azzurro studios, which are among the most respected players in the field of multimedia visual design. Each student, according to their own attitudes, personal interests and previous education, develop the ability to manage a complex project in its entirety, specializing in several roles such as Visual Artist, Curator, Project Manager, Visual Designer. Title - The Master is recognized by MIUR as Academic First Level Master’s Degree and it allows to get 60 CF to continue studies in Italy or abroad. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.The Master in Visual Arts of the Digital Age brings together students with artistic, technical in the audiovisual field and humanistic profiles. The goal is to design, create and communicate contemporary art events and exhibitions having a connection with new technologies, performative arts and edutainment.

Learning partners of the course are Karmachina, Limiteazero and Studio Azzurro studios, which are among the most respected players in the field of multimedia visual design. Each student, according to their own attitudes, personal interests and previous education, develop the ability to manage a complex project in its entirety, specializing in several roles such as Visual Artist, Curator, Project Manager, Visual Designer.... [-]


Master's in Creative Knitwear Design

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

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia). The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. [+]

In Collaboration with CKM

Outline Be creative within an industry framework. Research, tradition and innovation are the key points of this educational course. Each student will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the latest industrial tools, experiencing first-hand the challenges of a professional knitwear designer. Course Structure

The course will be taught both in Italian and English and classes will be held at Accademia Costume & Moda as well as at MISS DEANNA’s historic headquarters in the town of SAN MARTINO IN RIO (Reggio Emilia).

The tailor made course comprises of on-site lessons with the main tutors, while the visiting and special projects tutors will be on hand to help to support students with their personal projects and to guide their progress towards personal and professional growth. The course places great emphasis on collaborations with prestigious partner companies, these are a crucial element of the course. Therefore, students will be required to take part in external visits to these facilities in order to become familiar with and learn about the most technologically advanced knitwear manufacturing processes.... [-]


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. 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. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

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 in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato

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

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato developes a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. A special attention is paid to the capacity of comprehending the product, the knoweldge on its tangible and intagible values and the value of the top-quality manufacturing - applying knowledge and understanding . The investigative background works as necessary platform to develop strategic design competences, re-design or the conception of products representing new creative energy - related to the most excellent manufacturing districts. Career opportunities - Product and accessories Designer, Expert of advances manufacturing processes and digital fabrication, Responsible of prototying, Responsible of production. Gabriele Pardi and Laura Fiaschi – Coordinators of the Master – are currently running for Compasso d’Oro award. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

The Master course in Design - Innovazione e Prodotto per l’Alto Artigianato developes a whole comprehension of the craft product meant as merger of experiences coming from tradition - the know-how - and processes of innovazion thanks to the excellence conceived and made in Italy. A special attention is paid to the capacity of comprehending the product, the knoweldge on its tangible and intagible values and the value of the top-quality manufacturing - applying knowledge and understanding . The investigative background works as necessary platform to develop strategic design competences, re-design or the conception of products representing new creative energy - related to the most excellent manufacturing districts.... [-]


Master in Business Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Italy Milan

The Master in Business Design program creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. You’ll work on projects relating to the business of design—and the design of business. [+]

Master in Business Design - Design as strategy

‘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.

Career Opportunities ... [-]

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's degree in visual design

Raffles Milano | Istituto Moda e Design
Campus Full time 10 months September 2019 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 Web and Digital Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The aim of the Master’s course in Web and Digital Design is the creation of different professional profiles within the web media design area which are able to plan, produce and share through the online communities a new generation of content and services in an effective way. The program offers an experimental pathway at the forefront of design, marketing and technology. Students blend sound design... [+]

The aim of the Master’s course in Web and Digital Design is the creation of different professional profiles within the web media design area which are able to plan, produce and share through the online communities a new generation of content and services in an effective way. The program offers an experimental pathway at the forefront of design, marketing, and technology. Students blend sound design competence with strategic vision, knowledge of technical aspects and project management skills in order to coordinate all the different stages in the development process.

The plan of studies blends art direction and design contents with solid technical skills and an in-depth background in digital marketing and communication. The program develops in the interplay between theoretical teaching and practical tasks. Project-based activities, in particular, are central to the learning experience and leverage abilities and information acquired in the other courses.... [-]


Masters in Graphic Design

Accademia di Comunicazione
Campus Full time 8 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The Master in Graphic Design arises from the need to fill the gap that is often created between the training paths commonly available on the market and the increasingly demanding requirements, in terms of skills and experience acquired, by the professional world. [+]

The Master in Graphic Design arises from the need to fill the gap that is often created between the training paths commonly available on the market and the increasingly demanding requirements, in terms of skills and experience acquired, by the professional world.

That of the Graphic Designer, using for once an Italian name, is today a very complex profession but, at the same time, extremely stimulating. The fields of application are always those of the visual language, even if the ways in which the messages are conveyed have evolved and have changed considerably thanks to digital media.

Therefore, the Graphic Design professional is not only an expert in visual languages, but also a director of communication strategies based on the sign, which are expressed on physical media, in real places or virtual environments.... [-]


Master of Interior Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The master programs are for post graduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. [+]

Overview

The master programs are for postgraduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in the interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. Combining the creative skills of the students with logical skills, the institute is able to create a community of designers, who are great problem solvers, excel at computer-based design and have a very strong fundamental knowledge of design.

Faculty

The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.... [-]


Master in Interior Design for Luxury Rides (Yacht, private Jet and Helicopter)

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Milan

The Interior Designer is the creative mind who is responsible for designing the interior spaces of a myriad of different environments: prestigious boutiques, select clubs, exclusive resorts, private residences or luxury yachts. [+]

Master in Interior Design for Luxury Rides (Yacht, private Jet, and Helicopter)

The Interior Designer is the creative mind who is responsible for designing the interior spaces of a myriad of different environments: prestigious boutiques, select clubs, exclusive resorts, private residences or luxury yachts. It is considered to all effects a designer of interiors and his expertise must necessarily embrace a broad range of areas such as Architecture, Design, Fashion, and Art. It is a profession requiring design skills, aesthetic sense and ability to innovate, in order to propose excellent quality ideas that are able to attract and satisfy the most demanding elites.

The most famous Interior Designers, as a matter of fact, are often likened to real artists and their names appear in magazines and daily newspapers throughout the world. They are much sought after personalities and deal with people who are very prominent and of high social standing on a daily basis.... [-]


Master in New Media Communication and Interaction Design

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months March 2019 Italy Turin

IAAD Master in New Media and Interaction Design has been conceived to help fill the gaps in the current educational system regarding this very strategic sector, answering the growing demand from companies, private and public organization for professionals with specific and diversified skills linked to the development and the new opportunities of the digital world. [+]

Contemporary society moves its first steps towards "artificial intelligence". This expression may sound bombastic, but the essence of the phenomenon can be synthesized in a few words: many tiring activities that today weigh mainly on human intelligence are steadily being transferred to computers, which are finally able to read the semantic meaning of raw information, creating a vast network of benefits and profits.

Modern digital environments and the "artificial" intelligence that are developed in and from them are deeply changing jobs in every sector, at every level. Many new professions are being developed in this setting, and it's not a case that most of the EU funding being placed in 2014 and onwards is going towards a "digital agenda".... [-]