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 Color Design & Technology

POLI.design
Campus Full time 1 year April 2019 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology, held in collaboration with Associazione Italiana Colore, aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality.... [-]


Master in Photography and Visual Design

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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 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.

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Master in Graphic Design - Focus on New Media

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

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and technological skills and the continuous updating about the latest market demands. Besides a strong cultural background on the roots and evolutions of design and visual communication, our students receive a constant training on the most used and advanced software thanks to the development of many projects. They work side by side with Italian and international companies involved in different fields in order to gain as much experience as possible on the graphic design's contemporary scenario. A Graphic Designer graduated from this Master course is particularly involved in social issues and communication ethics, manages the creative process at its best and is ready to satify the needs of the brands he/she works for with a personal expressive touch. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

9th edition - The Master course in Graphic Design offers a high level of professional preparation which is based on the design method, the mastery of technical and technological skills and the continuous updating about the latest market demands.

Besides a strong cultural background on the roots and evolutions of design and visual communication, our students receive a constant training on the most used and advanced software thanks to the development of many projects. They work side by side with Italian and international companies involved in different fields in order to gain as much experience as possible on the graphic design's contemporary scenario.... [-]


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

Accademia Costume & Moda
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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 Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months March 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 - Innovation, Strategy and Product

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

15th edition - 1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are continually stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project. Degree title - The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I credit rated at 60 credits allowing students to progress further in their studies in Italy or abroad. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are continually stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project.... [-]


Master in Visual Design

RM Milan - International Fashion and Design School
Campus Full time 10 months November 2019 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 product design

RM Istituto Moda e Design Milano
Campus Full time 10 months September 2019 Italy Milan

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Why do design projects that seem to have all the cards in place do not pass the test of the market? Is there a recipe for success? The answer is: there are no recipes. There is the talent, the energy, the seriousness of the project. There is an understanding of the complexity of the world, and the ability to mold on it. There is tenacity, analysis and learning. [+]

Ten extraordinary months. Ten international designers in the classroom, one monthly, with their key figures. Ten unique opportunities to learn directly from the protagonists. Master of Raffles Milan. Finally somebody thought of us. Because?

Why do design projects that seem to have all the cards in place do not pass the test of the market? Is there a recipe for success? The answer is: there are no recipes. There is the talent, the energy, the seriousness of the project. There is an understanding of the complexity of the world, and the ability to mold on it. There is tenacity, analysis and learning.

Professional Opportunities

The Master is designed to provide students with a methodology and skills toolbox that puts them in a position to design products efficiently in a wide range of industry sectors.... [-]


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".... [-]


Master in Digital Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence

Bologna Business School
Campus Full time 1 year November 2019 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 Interior and Product Design

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

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design. [+]

-- One year Master's course


-- Starting date: October 20th, 2014


-- Academic training + internship

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design.

It is intended for students who are interested in two masters of the same area, to provide them with the possibility to attend a Master course with a double specialization.

This kind, of course, foresees a higher number of lessons per week and a strong commitment during project works, but it’s also an interesting chance to specialize in two different subjects.

Duration


The Interior and Product Design Master's course lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 30 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.... [-]


Master in Interior & Furniture Design

STAR Studium ArchitecturAe Florence Design School
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2019 Italy Florence + 1 more

A NEW CONCEPT OF MASTER INTERIOR DESIGN The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on real jobs site. Focuses on the great questions of "Beauty" and its identity with advanced methods in design composition. After an introduction to site planning, the course expands on several themes such as homes, green exhibition spaces, international showroom, sustainable offices, and spiritual spaces, delineating expression of a profound knowledge of the spaces, shapes, and light as tools for the expression of our inner self and of the client. [+]

WAKE UP TO BEAUTY. A NEW CONCEPT OF INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on real jobs site.

The Master focuses on the great questions of "Beauty" and its identity with advanced methods in design composition. After an introduction to site planning, the course expands on several themes such as homes, green exhibition spaces, international showroom, sustainable offices, and spiritual spaces, delineating expression of a profound knowledge of the spaces, shapes, materials and light design as tools for the expression of our inner self and of the client.

Sketching: Look deeply in your creativity

This course aims to help us understand the core elements of international interior design master projects. Through quick drawing of the fundamental elements of shape, we absorb or express the essence of the design ideas.... [-]


Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Aversa Santa Maria Capua Vetere + 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.... [-]


Masters in Graphic Design

Accademia di Comunicazione
Campus Full time 8 months October 2019 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.... [-]