Domus Academy is a school where students make the connections that accelerate their careers, gain inspiration from collaborative projects, and develop their skills and talents in a self-directed way. Whether students wish to work at a traditional job or found their own design studio, Domus Academy prepares them to become leaders within all facets of the fashion and design industries.
  • 10 Masters
  • Private Institution Type


Domus Academy is a living laboratory. An incubator of talents and a springboard for interdisciplinary adventures. A place where stellar careers are launched.

At Domus Academy, we help students become protagonists in the highly competitive world of fashion and design. Offering one-year master’s courses in a wide variety of design specializations, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design problems with the help of world-class faculty members who are opinion leaders in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to intern with some of the most exciting brands in fashion, product design, car design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. Working directly with companies, you’ll learn how to address the most contemporary design challenges in fresh and original ways.

Learning by designing

We believe that working on real-world projects is the best way to learn. That’s why 90 percent of our curriculum is “learning by designing.” You’ll work on practical design assignments that replicate today’s professional design practices in an environment supportive of learning and experimentation.

Faculty excellence

At Domus Academy, you’ll work side-by-side with pre-eminent international designers and thought leaders who bring the pulse of the design world into the classroom and impart their knowledge of the latest design trends and practices.

Multidisciplinary approach

Many of the most innovative design solutions are created through the collaboration of various design tools, competencies, and perspectives. Students across disciplines share points of view on design and learn to combine these ideas in their own fresh expressions.


Currently, more than 50 nationalities are represented on the Domus Academy campus. We believe that a multicultural point of view spurs a dynamic exchange of ideas and informs design excellence: An open mind sees a diversity of options and chooses concepts with universal resonance.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (10)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Business & Management (4)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Domus Academy!


Domus Academy offers students the opportunity to access a number of services to further support their training path:

  • a library , which boasts an archive of over 4000 titles and 5000 magazines;
  • two laboratories (Fashion and Design Labs), equipped with several
  • ICT : access to network services and workstations equipped with wireless supports for Internet access; a Helpdesk service to get information in case of hardware problems.
The Career Service settles up meeting with the student to define his/her professional goals on the basis of his/her curriculum vitae, background, attitudes and opportunities the job world is offering. The department helps the students in filling in a personal cv, gives suggestions on how to write an effective motivation letter and how to build a portfolio of projects. It also gives suggestions on how to tackle an interview with a Company or a Studio through the identification of key messages, strengthens and objectives.
Career Service

The Career Service of Domus Academy helps students in their transition phase towards the professional world through orientation, assistance and tutoring.

It plays an important role in the post-master phase, guiding student in the identification of his/her potentialities on the basis of his/her technical and creative skills combined with results obtained throughout the academic year.

Accomodation / Housing Service

The Housing Service, effective from the official enrolment day, supports students with the search of an accommodation for the period of their stay in Milan, playing an intermediary role between them and real estate agencies and private individuals.

The city of Milan offers housing solutions that meet economic and personal needs: apartments, single or shared rooms. The cost varies according to the type of accommodation and the area in which the student wants to live.

Student Life


There is no better place to pursue a truly superb design education than Milan, the worlds capital of fashion and design. In Milan, you will be immersed in a stimulating artistic culture and a thriving commercial design industry. Its a creative environment like no other.

Milan is a magnet for innovative and forward-thinking people who share your passion for design. As a student, youll have a chance to meet some of Italys finest artisans and designers on visits to emerging-label boutiques, prominent fashion ateliers, architecture and design studios, and pre-eminent communication agencies. Youll also visit some of the production and fabrication facilities responsible for renowned Made in Italy craftsmanship. And of course, youll explore streets lined with the most important flagship stores of fashion and designCappellini, Driade, Kartell, Versace, Armani, Valentino.

Every year, during our famous Fashion Weeks and the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, Milan becomes one giant showroom where exhibitions, conferences, performances, and parties take place all day long.

You can participate in these events and related contests. Some highlights of the city:
  • Host of the worlds fair, Expo Milano 2015
  • Four Fashion Weeks per year, two for women and two for men
  • Salone del Mobile, the worlds most important furniture fair
  • Many galleries and museums, including the new private museums Fondazione Prada and Armani Silos
  • A broad range of theatre and other entertainment options
  • Buildings designed by renowned architects like César Pelli, Zaha Hadid, and Daniel Libeskind (as well as the Bosco Verticale, designed by Boeri Studio with Domus Academy Metaphysical Club Member Gianandrea Barreca)

And when you need a break from thinking and creating, you will have the rest of Europe within easy reach. Thanks to excellent air and railway connections, you can spend a weekend in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, or the UK. And if you love mountain sports, Milan is a stones throw from the Alps and the lakes of northern Italy lakes, amazing landscapes that have inspired artists for centuries.


Rankings & Awards
  • Influential magazines and opinion leaders widely consider Domus Academy to be one of the worlds top schools in the areas of fashion, design, and architecture.
  • Our students have participated and won great prizes in several prestigious competitions, including the ITS Accessories contest, the Next Generation contest at Milan Fashion Week, Vogue Talents, Who Is on Next?, the Red Dot Award, the Samsung Young Design Award, and the Wallpaper* Design Awards.
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 Frame Publishers, which produces influential magazines and books about design, architecture, and fashion, spotlights Domus Academy in its Masterclass guide to the 30 best graduate schools in the world. After observing Domus Academy for years, Frames writers selected the school based on the quality of our student projects, the distinguished careers of our alumni, and the caliber of our faculty and visiting professors, as well as the positive media attention the school has enjoyed. Another crucial element was the recommendation of industry professionals, who named Domus Academy as among the best for preparing students for their careers.
  • 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Domus magazine features Domus Academy in the guide Europes Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design.
  • 2006, 2008, 2009 BusinessWeek ranks Domus Academy as one of the 30 best design schools in the world. A jury composed of industry experts, academics in the areas of business and design, and representatives from six innovative companies investigated and analyzed Domus Academys programs. The jury looked for design-based courses that provide tools for business, as well as business courses that use design principles as a way to achieve high-level results.
  • 2005 Domus Academy participates in the Venice Biennale by organizing the project Art Experience by artist Olafur Eliasson.
  • 1995 The project Agronica for Philips, created by Domus Academy and developed by faculty members Andrea Branzi, Dante Donegani, Anthony Petrillo, Claudia Raimondo, and Tselila Ben David, is shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It has since become a part of the Centres permanent collection.
  • 1994 The ADI (Associazione Disegno Industriale), an industrial design association, awards Domus Academy the important industry award the Compasso dOro.

The Global Study Awards

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