DOMUS ACADEMY OVERVIEW
Domus Academy is a living laboratory. An incubator of talents and a springboard for interdisciplinary adventures. A place where stellar careers are launched.
At Domus Academy, we help students become protagonists in the highly competitive world of fashion and design. Offering one-year master’s programs in a wide variety of design specializations and an intensive program in interior design, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design problems with the help of world-class faculty members who are opinion leaders in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to intern with some of the most exciting brands in fashion, product design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. Working directly with companies, you will learn how to address the most contemporary design challenges in fresh and original ways.
Students are exposed to different points of view in the design field, working with designers and companies. One of the purposes of this exposure is to give students the broadest view possible of the design field in order to support them in the selection of the area on which to concentrate their future careers.
All Master programs are workshop-based, supported by seminars, tutorials, lectures, work-in-progress sessions, critiques and a series of tutor-led projects. Through a pro-active relationship with the academic staff, students will lead their project work and be supported through consultative and advisory tutorial guidance by the faculty and by visiting lecturers and designers who each have dedicated roles.
The “Program Leader” is the teacher who has overall responsibility for a specific Master Program, and whose role is to coach students and to support them in the definition of their learning and professional path. The Program Leader sustains students in their workshop activities and coordinates the assessment process.
The “Project Leader” is professionals and teachers, chosen among experts of a specific field, whose role is to lead workshop activity, by developing a project brief in collaboration with the Program Leader, inspire and provide guidance to students along the design process, and to take part in the assessment of the projects.
A range of visiting lecturers and visiting professionals supplements formal teaching where students will have the chance to attend presentations by designers, artists, critics, industry professionals, and academics. Lectures are usually used for the presentation and discussion of theoretical issues. They will often be supported by group discussions, which provide an opportunity for interaction between faculty and students and allow students to extend and examine the issues raised.
5 reasons to join us
Experience Milan, World Capital of Fashion and Design
What could be more stimulating to your creativity and your career than studying in Milan, the world capital of design? Milan’s streets pulse with the energy of fashion and innovation. You’ll be immersed in the industry, with the chance to participate in international design contests and events. Domus Academy is an academic, cultural, and professional center where Milan meets the world.
Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree
When you graduate from Domus Academy Master Programs, you will receive a degree that is recognized in Europe and around the world - the Academic Master’s Degree, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR). You will also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.
Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects
Fully 90 percent of the Domus Academy curriculum is delivered through intensive hands-on projects. You’ll work to solve actual design problems for Italian and international companies - the best way to gain practical experience in your field and accelerate your career. Our students have worked on projects with Maserati, Motorola, Swarovski, Versace, Bayer, P&G, Adidas, Fiat, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW Design, De Beers, Trussardi, and more
Build your own Multicultural and Global Network
Moreover, 94 percent of our students are international, representing more than 45 different nationalities.
At Domus Academy, you will collaborate and share ideas with your peers from all over the world. And you’ll learn to view design from a global perspective informed by multicultural approaches to your craft.
Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience
Domus Academy’s entrepreneurial approach allows students to gain the Professional Experience they need. Our unique offering enhances students’ personal and professional expertise and network, empowering their skills, vision, and values. Students will have the opportunity to be addressed to the most suitable job immersion amongst our very specific Professional Experiences:
- Internship: while working for a company, students will be able to develop assignments on real projects directly on the field.
- Field Learning Experience: as a consultant, students will have the chance to collaborate and carry out a real project, for a company, supervised by a project leader.
- Entrepreneur Experience: If being an entrepreneur is our students' vision, Domus Academy will sustain their choice providing mentoring support and developing students' business and managerial skills, thanks to a practical and theoretical approach.
Domus Academy offers programs only in English
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