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.

47 Design Master's degrees in Italy

Master Product Design

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 Information Design

Information Design at Domus Academy is a growing discipline strongly required by private companies, social enterprises and government agencies to crunch, interpret and visualize data for effective internal communications and public relations.

Master Interaction Design

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. Product Design

The 2-year MA in Design – specialization in Product Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA) allows students to become 360-degree designers, able to manage the most advanced techniques with an awareness of the latest product developments and trends.

M.A. 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
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 Visual Brand Design

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
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 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
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.

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
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 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 Accessories Design

Accessories Design at Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing is an effective program teaching how to design and produce collections of accessories based on the long-standing, sophisticated, Italian legacy of craftsmanship. Accessories designers interpret the fetishism of fashion whilst maintaining their artistic integrity and communicating the power of a product made by hand.

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 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.

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.

Master Creative Direction

Creative Direction at Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing is a wide and deep program shaping the newest evolution of the fashion designer, the Creative Director. This is one who leads a design studio, the identity of a fashion brand, as well as specials project in the society of the spectacle, with the typical sensorial and conceptual approach required from art management.

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.

The Master courses
Master Fashion Styling

A breathtaking program to create the Fashion Stylist. The Fashion Styling at Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing is a master of the image, who’s able to dictate visuals through understanding the language of today’s aesthetic paradigms and shape the collective imaginary of tomorrow. This is an icon-maker, who works closely with designers, video-makers, photographers and artists.

Business & Communication
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 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.

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.

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.

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. 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
M.Sc. Design and Engineering

The Master of Science graduate in Design and Engineering from Politecnico Di Milano is able to link design culture with the most advanced technological and manufacturing potential and thus is able to contribute to the growth and consolidation of the value of Italian and foreign companies.

School of Design