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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54 Design Master's degrees in Italy

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.

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.A. Interior Design

The Master of Arts in Interior Design from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) deeply explores the issues and the methodological processes related to the design of interior spaces, with the aim of developing professional profiles that are mature, aware, trustworthy and flexible, able to express themselves successfully in the global market of creative jobs.

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
Master Product Design

Think. Sketch. Make. A good product began as a need that a designer identified and brought to life in the form of an object or mechanism. It is a reflection of society. It is about potentiality, adaptation, discovery. Domus Academy offers the Master in Product Design.

Design Department
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 Jewelry Design - IED Rome

The objective of the Master in Jewellery Design is to form professionals who will be able to enter and succeed in the complex world of jewellery, a sector evolving over the past two decades which has been subject to important transformations and that, as such, requires a thorough understanding of all its aspects. The jewel designer must be able to operate in different areas of the jewellery (watches, fine jewellery, precious stones, fashion accessories, metals ...) with an open mind for creative aspects, as well as those operative (from centenary techniques to more sophisticated tools such as three-dimensional modeling). The Master also offers a broad and strategic vision on trends and market developments, in order to interpret and give an original character to collections, in line with future scenarios.

Rome, School of Fashion
Master Information Design

The Master in Information Design offered by Domus Academy has a multidisciplinary approach that brings together visual design, data analysis and creative coding.

Master Interaction Design

Imagine. Code. Click, swipe, pinch. Interaction Design is about creating a product, service, or space that interacts with the body or the mind through innovative technology. The Master in Interaction Design is delivered at Domus Academy.

Design Department
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
Master Business Design

The Master in Business Design program from Domus Academy 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.

Business Design Department
Master Luxury Brand Management

Experience. Elevate. Excel. If you imagine yourself working in the world of luxury—of fine, distinctive products and experiences—the Master in Luxury Brand Management from Domus Academy may be your program. It’s a program that turns participants into inspired managers and marketers within the highly competitive fields of luxury fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, hospitality, gastronomy, beauty, or art.

Fashion Department
Master Urban Vision and Architectural Design

Cities are experimental laboratories where humans formulate and refine responses to our basic needs: for shelter, relationships, movement, commerce. In the Master in Urban Vision and Architectural Design program from Domus Academy, you will learn strategies for transforming a city, from private developments to public space.

Architecture Department
Master Visual Brand Design

Imagine. Symbolize. Synthesize. The concept of branding has evolved far beyond company logos and colors. Today, branding incorporates several disciplines, from visual design to sound design; from storytelling to consumer psychology to marketing. The Master in Visual Brand Design course is delivered at Domus Academy.

Design Department
M.A. Communication Design

The MA in Communication Design postgraduate programme from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) approaches business communication as a synthesis of economic and artistic dimensions. You’ll develop your expertise in both dimensions during this two-year program.

Master Service Design

The Master in Service Design program at Domus Academy is meant to foster storytelling and prototyping skills, the problem-solving and business design approach to help students develop innovative service ideas.

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 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
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, 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.

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 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. Today’s design paradigm must be brought into question in order to better interpret new aesthetic and social trends.

Product Design
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 Curatorship of Architecture and Design

The Master Curatorship of Architecture and Design from Universita IUAV di Venezia aims to train professionals capable of developing curatorial projects with a solid foundation in theory and critical thinking with a vast knowledge of strategies in exhibition making.

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 Fine Art Program: Communication Design

SACI’s 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 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
M.A. Art Direction for Fashion Design & Haute Couture

The Art Directors are the Fashion System’s most important celebrities: wooed by the big Fashion houses and known worldwide, they are famous for their unforgettable collections and brilliant ideas, or for having revived, with sometimes audacious choices, the fates of brands in decline.

The Master courses
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 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.

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.

Pre-Master Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program

The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program in the field of Design, Fashion, Architecture or Business, at Domus Academy.

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
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