Study Design in Italy

Master's Degrees in
Design in Italy

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Studying Design

Design can fulfil functional as well as aesthetical purposes while also considering economical and social aspects. Design studies can have a very different focus and scale. Whereas industrial design is focused on designing products, urban design is considering the arrangement, appearance and functionality towns and cities.

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Studying in Italy

Italy is a highly-developed country with the 7th-highest GDP and the 17th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), of the Council of Europe and of the Western European Union.

52 Design Master's degrees in Italy

M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

The Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) programme offered by EIT Digital Master School focuses on study, design, development and evaluation of novel user interfaces and interactive systems taking into account human aspects, at the cognitive and sensory-motor levels, technological aspects, as well as business aspects.

M.P.D. Product Design - Making things with ideas

‘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. The Product Design - Making things with ideas programme is offered at Domus Academy.

Design Department
M.I.N.D. Information Design - Nurturing accessible complex information

‘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. The Information Design - Nurturing accessible complex information programme is offered at Domus Academy.

M.I.D. 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. The Interaction Design - Touching innovation programme is offered at Domus Academy.

Design Department
Master Eco-social Design

Eco-social Design at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is not only about more eco-efficient products and services, but is striving for future-viable modes of production, consumption and life – for sustainable economies and cultures.

Faculty of Design and Art
M.B.D. 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. The Master in Business Design - Design as strategy programme is offered at Domus Academy.

Business Design Department
Postgraduate Certificate Intensive Program in Interior Design

Our living environment is a key element in defining our quality of life. In our contemporary world, the design of indoor space is constantly evolving, influenced by emerging innovations that blend knowledge from fields such as architecture, psychology, and information technology. The Intensive Program in Interior Design is offered at Domus Academy.

Pre-Master Pre-Masters Program

‘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. The Pre-Masters Program is offered at Domus Academy.

M.U.V.A.D. Urban Vision and Architectural Design - Re-visioning cities

‘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. The Urban Vision and Architectural Design - Re-visioning cities programme is offered at Domus Academy.

Architecture Department
M.F.D. Fashion Design - Designing Dreams

‘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. The Fashion Design - Designing Dreams programme is offered at Domus Academy.

Fashion Department
M.V.B.D. Visual Brand Design - Re-model Brands

‘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. The Master in Visual Brand Design - Re-model Brands  programme is delivered at Domus Academy.

Design Department
M.S.D. Service Design - Making things with ideas

‘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. The Service Design - Making things with ideas programme is offered at Domus Academy.

M.Sc. Digital and Interaction Design

Responding to the development of Information and Communication Technologies in the last decades, the Master in Digital and Interaction Design at Politecnico Di Milano will provide knowledge and design experiences in all the application fields of digital technologies: interactive and connected products, responsive environments, tangible and multimedia interfaces, personal artifacts.

School of Design
M.Sc. Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors

The educational path of the Programme "Architecture - Built Environment - Interiors" from Politecnico Di Milano provides advanced training in the field of Architectural Design with the aim to graduate practitioners able to change and to transform the built environment in its physical, architectural and landscape elements, empowering architectural resilience and affordance. 

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
M.Sc. Architecture and Urban Design

The programme in Architecture and Urban Design from Politecnico Di Milano provides students with an advanced training in the field of Architectural Design and develops theoretical, humanistic, artistic and design competences based on the Italian tradition, facing different housing cultures, the new forms and spaces of contemporary cities.

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
M.Sc. Urban Planning and Policy Design

The Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design from Politecnico Di Milano offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory and environment.

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
M.A. Product Design

The modern world’s transition from a “society of goods” to a “society of services” gives today’s designers the opportunity to more  deeply explore the ethics of design. The Product Design program is offered by the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA)

M.Sc. Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design

The Master Degree in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design is offered by Politecnico Di Milano. This programme aims at providing a multidisciplinary background for architects, with a special focus on environmental sustainability and landscape design. 

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
M.Sc. Design and Engineering

The MSc Degree in Design & Engineering results from the cooperation of 2 Schools: School of Design and School of Industrial and Information Engineering. The Design and Engineering programme is offered at Politecnico Di Milano.

School of Design
M.Sc. Architectural Design and History

The environment we live in nowadays is very complex and the architect is forced to work on the existing heritage paying particular attention to its sustainability and considering the enviroment together with the built heritage as a resource to protect. The Architectural Design and History  master programme is offered by Politecnico Di Milano.

School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Master Architectural Design

The aim of the Master’s course in Architecture is the advanced training of Architects according to the requirements of knowledge and skills as defined by the European Union Directive EC 1985/384 and subsequent 2005/36/EC.

Master Yacht Design

The Politecnico di Milano Design School jointly offers this Specializing Master with the POLI.design. The program was founded to meet the strong demand for training in the pleasure-cratf segment. The yacht's market requires professionals with specialist post-university training.

POLI.Design
M.Sc. Architecture for Sustainable Design

The MSc program in Architecture for Sustainable Design at Polytechnic University of Turin responds to the consolidated demand -  also at a European level - for skills that master the complexity of the design process in different areas and on different scales, in order to sustainably construct, convert and modify  the physical environment and landscape.

Master Service Design

The Specializing Master in Service Design was created in response to the growing demand by firms and the public sector for specific professionals (designers, consultants, and creative directors) able to handle the complexities of designing a service.

POLI.Design
Master Car and Transportation Design Master Course

The Car and Transportation Design Master Course Master programme from Scuola Politecnica Di Design (SPD) embraces the entire design development process by researching into new experiential concepts, redefining architectural solutions and moving forward with new criteria for comfort and efficiency. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends.

Product Design
Master Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan

The Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan programme from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) aims to prepare a new generation of designers ready to consider any variable as a design problem, either through an analysis of the market and the needs of contemporary users, either imagining future scenarios, in favor of innovative solutions. 

Milan, School of Design
Master Jewelry Design - IED Rome

The goal of the Master in Jewelry Design - IED Rome from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) trains professionals to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewelry, a sector constantly changing over the past two decades and that requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. 

Rome, School of Fashion
Master Food Design Project Experience - IED Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience - IED Rome programme from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)  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.

Rome, School of Design
Master Product Service System Design for Healthcare

The Specializing Master Product Service System Design for Healthcare aims at providing the students with the fundamentals for designing biomedical devices, starting from the basics of methodologies and technologies for the measurement of physiological signals in clinical and home care applications.

M.Sc. Transportation Design

The specialization in Transportation design deals with the study of the main means of transport with a focus on mobility systems and environmental sustainability.

European Master of Science in Design - Majoring in Transportation design car, motorcycle/scooter, sustainable mobility
M.A. Luxury Interior Design

The Luxury 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.

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Master Accessory Design

Today, accessories make fashion. Shoes, jewerly, handbags and hats are the icons of style and taste, symbols of distinction and identity but also witnesses of the made in Italy quality. For this reason the major fashion brands always give more importance to accessories in its multiple interpretations requiring dedicated professionals. Accessories also intersect with the high-tech performance materials.

POLI.Design
Master Color Design & Technology

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology 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.

M.Sc. Touch Fair Architecture &Exhibit Space

Master responds to an international demand which requires experts for temporary architecture such as pavilions, museum and exhibit spaces.Our didactic program is based on the excellence and experience of international professors who are implementing the quality of new applicational methods in an innovative laboratory based on the relationship between architectural ideas and current market dynamics

M.Sc. Communication Design

The Master of Science programme in Communication Design at Politecnico Di Milano prepares a designer able to cope with strategic communication problems, providing innovative solutions and coordinating all the roles and competences involved in a complex communication project.

School of Design
Master Lighting Design & Led Technology

The master aim to form professionals able to follow the lighting design plan: in interior architecture, in exteriors, on live stage and show, in museum setup, in relation with the productive reality and technological innovation of the field. The result of the master is an innovative professional with proficiencies on the main lighting design activities for the manufactures, design offices and public administration.

M.Sc. Yacht Design

The M.Sc. Yacht Design degree will supply you with the method of study and the basic scientific skills required to keep updated your training in time. The Yacht Design programme is offered at the University degli Studi di Genova.

M.Sc. Product Design

The Master of Science in Product Design is a studio-based program for students who wish to hone their ability to innovate. Candidates should be interested in the integration of design, technology, culture and business. The course encourages creative thinking and critical reflection as fundamental design tools for the development of new objects and ideas to improve people’s lives.

Faculty of Architecture