10 reasons to join us


Earn a globally recognized degree

When you graduate from Domus Academy, you’ll receive a degree that is recognized in Europe and around the world - the Academic Master’s Degree, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.


Study at a highly ranked academy

In their 2012, 2013, and 2014 Masterclass guides, Frame Publishers named Domus Academy among the world’s top 30 graduate schools for design, architecture, and fashion. Every year since 2012, Domus magazine has listed Domus Academy as one of the top 100 European schools of architecture and design. In 2006, 2008, and 2009, BusinessWeek named Domus Academy among the top design schools in the world.


Learn from industry experts

Our faculty boasts some of the most intriguing leaders of international fashion and design: the designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, Gaia Trussardi (creative director of Trussardi), Massimo Banzi (Arduino), Ennio Capasa (Costume National), industrial designer Ross Lovegrove, Jan Christoph Zoels (Experientia), Sara Maino (Vogue), Antonio Mancinelli (Marie Claire), and Martino Scabbia Guerrini (VF Corporation).


Gain hands-on experience with real projects

Fully 90 percent of the Domus Academy curriculum is delivered through intensive hands-on projects. You’ll work to solve actual design problems for Italian and international companies - the best way to gain practical experience in your field and accelerate your career. Our students have worked on projects with Maserati, Motorola, Swarovski, Versace, Bayer, P&G, Adidas, Fiat, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW Design, De Beers, Trussardi, and more.


Meet the most important names on the global scene

Students have a chance to meet and learn from members of Domus Academy’s Metaphysical Club, composed of 14 of the most important innovators on the international design, art, and architectural scene. Like a high-level salon, the Metaphysical Club guides the practical activities and future direction of the school.


Intern with a leading design company

A key feature of all Domus Academy master’s programs is your internship at a design studio or company, where you can get an insider’s view of the industry and make valuable connections. Non-EU students are also eligible to participate in the internships; they may extend their visa to work in Italy for up to one year after completing their degree.


Develop a global perspective on design

97 percent of our students are international, representing more than 47 different nationalities. At Domus Academy, you’ll collaborate and share ideas with your peers from all over the world. And you’ll learn to view design from a global perspective informed by multicultural approaches to your craft.


Follow in the footsteps of successful alumni

Renowned alumni of Domus Academy include Vogue editor-at-large Anna della Russo, furniture designer Philippe Bestenheider, world-famous interior and product designer Christophe Pillet, and many other graduates who have used Domus Academy as a springboard to a brilliant career. Our more than 3,000 alumni are working at leading international design companies such as Nokia, Whirlpool, Frog Design, LG Electronics, Gucci, Microsoft, Unilever, Samsung, Giorgio Armani, Max Mara, Ford Motor Company, and IDEO - to name a few.


Work in our state-of-the-art facilities

Our design laboratories provide the tools you need to create great work: equipment for computer graphics, video editing, 2D and 3D modeling, sound design, printmaking, painting, light design, tailoring, and model-making.


Study in Milan, the world capital of design

What could be more stimulating to your creativity and your career than studying in Milan, the world capital of design? Milan’s streets pulse with the energy of fashion and innovation. You’ll be immersed in the industry, with the chance to participate in international design contests and events. Domus Academy is an academic, cultural, and professional center where Milan meets the world.