Scuola Politecnica Di Design (SPD)

Milano, Italy
Creativity is a daily task at SPD. Since its foundation in 1954 it has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.



Scuola Politecnica di Design was founded in 1954 by Nino di Salvatore, painter and theorist of a project-based application of the principles of the Gestalt psychology. He set up SPD as the first design school in Italy following his interests in applied arts, industrial processes and in their mutual relationships.


SPD’s offer of postgraduate education consists of specialist Master degrees lasting 15 months from six different departments: Industrial Design, Interior Design, Transportation and Car Design, Visual Design, Web and Digital Design, Food Design.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Business & Management (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Student Life

Campus life

The school’s premises feature classrooms, areas for independent study, fully equipped computer rooms, print labs, a library with resources for innovative and recycled materials, a cafeteria.


After successful completion of the Master program, eligible students can earn first level University Master degrees accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Reseach MIUR and corresponding to 60 ECTS credits.