M.A. Product Design

Domus Academy

Application deadline: September 10th
Tuition fee:
  • € 23,790 / Year (EEA)
  • € 23,790 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: January  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 10 months
  • English
  • Italian
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The programme of the Master Course in Product Design is 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 Course Staff and Project Leaders, students will lead their project work and be supported through consultative and advisory tutorial guidance.

Final Master Project The final project is an important moment of the overall learning experience, since students have the chance to critically select, adopt, and integrate the methodologies learned during the course into a single, consistent body of knowledge .

Students will need to produce a coherent body of work that reflects a developing personal integrity and achieve a high level of technical skill. They will need to develop an individual approach to the research and develop their own personal investigation, planning and writing of a final report. Students will be expected to demonstrate a clear relationship between their research, text and practical work submitted to the Masters presentation. They will be expected to critically reflect on their own practices as well as on that of others, by exploring and identifying the context of their own work within the area of Product Design.

Collaboration with companies and/or designers will add real value and links to the field, while still maintaining students freedom as far as the selection and development of a personal theme is concerned.


Programme Structure

* Courses 6 ECTS
* Workshop 1 7 ECTS
* Workshop 2 7 ECTS
* Workshop 3 7 ECTS
* Workshop 4 7 ECTS
* Internship 16 ECTS
* Final Master Project 10 ECTS


When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Office looks at the entire profile of the applicant, including academic records, work experience if any, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations.

The program is open to graduates in design and architecture and to people with an appropriate background and professional experience in the design field.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor Degree/Academic Diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR) on successfully completing the program.

The knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite for admission.
English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognized equivalent certificate to be submitted by the beginning of the program.


Domestic LandscapesNew product concepts for Gufram Candidates are asked to identify new product concepts that will maintain both the continuity and the values of the historical brand, and lead to new directions to be explored. Most of the items in its catalogue are radical experimentations of those years in which designers were working together with artists and architects to explore new forms and new materials. The new collection of Gufram should present the same distinctive elements: the relationship with art, iconicity, stylistic discontinuity with domestic furniture, originality, capacity to create a mood. The field of research we want to approach encompasses all the existing typologies in domestic furniture and is aimed at building a new domestic landscape.

Prizes One scholarship covering 70% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
One scholarship covering 30% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program

Deadline The works must be mailed to Domus Academy by and not later than August 30th 2013. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on September 20th 2013.

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