Earn a globally recognized degree from a leading institution
When you graduate from Domus Academy, you’ll receive a degree that is recognized around Europe and the world – an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You will also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.
One of the most exciting and valuable aspects of your Domus Academy master’s education is the opportunity to intern at a prestigious design company. Working directly with industry leaders on actual company projects is the best way to gain meaningful, relevant experience in your field.
An internship can help you:
– Apply your classroom learning to real workplace challenges
– Learn to solve contemporary design problems in original ways
– Expand your knowledge, develop practical skills, and increase your confidence as a professional
– Make connections that can launch or accelerate your career as a designer or entrepreneur
– Make your CV more attractive to prospective employers
Domus Academy has established long-standing internship agreements with some of the most important Italian and international brands in design, fashion, business, and architecture. With an internship placement rate of 100%, students from the programs are placed as interns in leading companies such as:
Alberta Ferretti, Bastard, BMW Design Lab, Borbonese, Conde Nast, Crea International, Design Innovation, De Beers, Diego Dolcini, Emilio Pucci, Fiat, Flos, Frog Design, Futurebrand, Karl Lagerfield – Amsterdam, Matteo Thun & Partners, Neil Barrett, Pambianco magazine, Proenza Schouler – NY, RCS Media Group, Tommy Hilfiger – Amsterdam, Triumph – Switzerland.
Our Career Services Office helps to place students in internships, matching each student’s skills and aspirations with company requirements.
Non-EU students are eligible to participate in an internship and may extend their permit of stay to work in Italy for up to one year after degree completion.
To find out more about Domus Academy programs, internship opportunities, and career placement services, complete this contact form. Our educational advisors will be happy to answer questions and help you choose the best program for your career goals.
Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. You can intern with a design company or work on an intensive company project on campus. After graduation, non-EU students may extend their visa to work in Italy for up to one year.
An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team.
Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree.
Requirements for Beginning the Academic Master’s Degree Program
– At least 15 years of previous education
– A first-level academic degree (bachelor’s degree or academic diploma*) in fields related to your selected study program
– Certificate of English language proficiency (IELTS Academic score of 5.0 or higher, or recognized equivalent)
The course leader and the Admissions Committee evaluate each application to determine whether the applicant’s degree and technical skills correspond to Domus Academy requirements. They identify credit deficits and/or credits that could be transferred.
Master’s programs are open to students with a degree or diploma in an unrelated field if the applicant has completed or will complete additional research in the subject area.
Participants not holding a first-level bachelor’s degree or academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but they will receive a Domus Academy Master’s Diploma (not recognized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) upon successfully completing the program.
*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor’s degree must contact the Italian embassy or consulate in the country where the degree was issued and ask for a perfezionamento documenti, which includes:
– A certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree
– A certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts
– A declaration of value (dichiarazione di valore in loco), which certifies that the qualification earned in the student’s country of residence is valid for accessing Italian universities or academies.
For a complete list of Italian authorities worldwide, click here.
The notarized and translated documents, as well as the dichiarazione di valore in loco, will be sent to Domus Academy by the Italian consulate or embassy, or they will be directly issued to the student. In the latter case, the student will submit them to Domus Academy’s International Admissions Office as soon as they are available and not later than the start of the course.
*The Academic Master’s Degree is validated through NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.
To find out more about our programs, accreditation, and admission requirements, complete this contact form. Our educational advisors will be happy to answer questions and help you choose the program that best matches your career goals