Study Design in Italy

Study Design in Italy

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.

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56 Design Master's degrees in Italy

Master Fashion Styling

Fashion Styling creates a Master of image, one who is able to dictate a style by detecting the language of nowadays-aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This degree is offered by Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing.

Business & Communication
M.Sc. Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)

The programme in Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) at 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.A. Communication Design

The MA in Communication Design postgraduate programme from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) provides students with the tools they need to consciously and independently undertake all phases of complex communication projects, while alerting them to the implications of their work.

Master Visual Brand Design

With the unique opportunity to acquire hands-on competencies and in-depth design knowledge, you will develop the ability to interpret the identity of a company by integrating graphic design skills with strategic thinking. This Visual Brand Design programme is offered by Domus Academy.

Design Department
Master Urban Vision & Architectural Design

Cities have always been a stage for problems and new phenomena. Theyíve also been, and they are, experimental laboratories to formulate and refine appropriate responses to the needs of humans. The Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design from Domus Academy establishes on city-observing and city-making as its foundations, from private developments to public space.

Architecture Department
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.

Master Luxury Brand Management

The new Master in Luxury Brand Management at Domus Academy has been designed based on the idea that the acquisition of an eclectic set of competencies, combining strategic marketing plans with well-rounded business management skills, gives students a leading edge in the highly competitive fields of High Fashion, Jewelry, Luxury Beverages and Spirits, Luxury Hotels and Spas, Automotive (cars and yachts), Cosmetics, Perfumes and many others.

Fashion Department
Master Business Design

The Master in Business Design program from Domus Academy creates new connections between the worlds of business and design. Youíll work on projects relating to the business of designóand the design of business.

Business Design Department
Master Fashion Design Management 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan

The Fashion Design Management 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain offers a path of experience, research and projects, combining a teaching methodology rich in theory and technique with the practical contribution of companies and practitioners that support the student at all stages of training and testing.

Milan, School of Design
M.A. Eco-social Design

The forthcoming biennial Master of Arts in Eco-Social Design from the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano focuses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world.

Faculty of Design and Art
M.A. Product Design

In the two-year Master of Arts in Product Design delivered by Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA), students prepare to become professionals by analyzing scenarios and designing or re-designing objects through developing an experiential and physical relationship with them.

Master Animation Design - IED Milan

The Master in Animation Design - IED Milan at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain aims first of all to consolidate and upgrade skills in animation concept design with a focus on the topics, contents and styles that characterize the current production.

Milan, School of Design
Master Interaction Design

Digital and Communication Technology. Design sensitivity. Business orientation. The Master in Interaction Design from Domus Academy was founded out of curiosity for the future and research.

Design Department
Master Design - 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan

Based on cross-disciplinary working team, the Design - 1st Level Master Degree - IED Milan at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain applies creativity development of the best design agencies and think tanks, and stimulates the collective thinking, in order to share know-how and empower all related skills.

Milan, School of Design
Master Transportation Design - IED Turin

The Master in Transportation Design - IED Turin offered by the Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain sets itself up as an incubator for tomorrow's professionals and, thanks to an ongoing relationship with Companies closely involved in this sector, it intends to contribute to the creation of very sought after and highly specialised professionals.

Turin, School of Design
Master Product Design

Offering a path of research, collaboration, and hands-on design experience, this Product Design program at Domus Academy combines the theoretical richness of an expert and innovative teaching system with the close and concrete collaboration of prestigious design firms and professionals.

Design Department
Master Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism

The Master in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) is designed to train professionals in the construction and management of formats and services in the hospitality sector alongside management and communication experts in the Food & Wine sector.

Florence, School of Communication
M.A. Interior Design

The program of the Master of Arts in Interior Design from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) is characterized by its Project Workshops, in which students face very challenging design tasks that are developed from an interdisciplinary perspective under the supervision of a small team of professors, each responsible for a distinct aspect of the project.

M.Sc. Design & Engineering

The programme created by the cooperation in the educational project of the disciplinary areas of Design, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, has the objective of specialist training in three fundamental areas: Design, Process and Industrial Production; Design Materials; Representation and Prototyping.

School of Design
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 peopleís lives.

Faculty of Architecture
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.

Master Digital Strategy

Master in Digital Strategy Boost your future, now. Digital Strategy is a first level university Specializing Master of the Politecnico di Milano, an evolution of "Specializing Master SNID - Social Network Influence Design", which was created with the objective of training professionals to plan, coordinate, and monitor digital marketing and communication strategies.

M.Sc. Communication Design

The Master of science programme in communication design 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 Basic Course in Product Design

The OneYear Course is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This aim is achieved through a well balanced teaching programme that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project. Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework to refer to.

Product Design
Master Fine Art Program: Communication Design

SACIís MFA in Communication Design program provides students with a unique opportunity to explore intensively and expand exponentially their personal practice through direct exposure to historical and contemporary 2D design approaches rooted in Europe and international in scope. Active participation and critical dialogue are fostered through frequent exchanges with SACI faculty members, visiting instructors, and guest lecturers.

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.

Master Jewelry Design - IED Rome

The aim of the Master in Jewelry Design - IED Rome program from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain is to train a new generation of professionals who are able to enter the varied world of jewellery with success. Undeniably, in the last two decades, this world has gone through some deep changes and it is essential to know its different facets.

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.

The Master courses
Master Master Yacht Design

The Master Yacht Design aims to supply technical and normative information needed to learn the process of project a boat with extreme freedom and project confidence. The study of hull waterlines, of structures and piping plants and onboard systems will permit to plan since from the beginning their appropriate positioning, giving the chance to acquire a fundamental professionalism to express oneself freely in design and style.

Master Smart Solutions - Smart Communities (SSSC)

The Master, organized by Telecom Italia and Scuola Superiore SantíAnna of Pisa, will award 20 scholarships to the best young graduate students who will acquire the competence to design, develop and manage communication systems and ďSmartĒ innovative technologies.

Masters and Training Programme Division
Master Car and Transportation Design Master Course

The Master programme 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. Todayís design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends.

Product Design
Master Graphic Design - IED Florence

The master in Graphic Design - IED Florence from Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) - in Italy and Spain offers a path that is developed in a continuous relation between different fields, integrating the knowledge of the tools and technologies, the project culture and methodology with a sensibility towards Visual Communication and its representations.

Master Yacht Design

The Politecnico di Milano Design School jointly offers this Specializing Master with the, Consorzio del Politecnico di Milano. 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. The Master is completely in English.

Master Architectural Design

The aim of the Masterís 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 Basic Course in Visual Design

The OneYear course aims at consolidating the basics of visual design thereby allowing a critical approach to the design stage. The study plan includes lessons on Basic Design alongside general training. The first of these provide an historical, cultural and scientific background to visual design focusing in particular on visual processes, also studied from a theoretical and physiological point of view.

Visual Design Master Course