Professional Experience & Placement
There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The Professional Experience is the key step of a process that matches your skills and aspirations with the needs of design and service companies, public institutions, design studios and creative consultants. You will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned during the academic year in a real working environment.
You can choose one of these three Professional Experiences:
• Internship in a Company/Firm: you will be hosted in a work environment developing assignments on real projects.
• Field Learning Experience: a work project carried out on campus in collaboration with a company and supervised by a project leader. You will approach contemporary themes and explore a wide range of design subjects in a multidisciplinary environment.
• Entrepreneurship Module: an entrepreneurial journey in order to develop business and managerial skills. You will be given a specific toolbox of frameworks and approaches both in theory and practice.
In each case, you will be mentored on a step-by-step basis, get an inside perspective on how your industry of choice works and make valuable connections that will further your career.
Domus Academy has established long-standing Professional Experience agreements with some of the most important Italian and international brands in design, fashion, business and architecture.
Students from the programs are placed as intern in leading companies such as:
Alberta Ferretti, Bastard, BMW Design Group, Borbonese, Conde’ Nast, Continuum, Costume National, Crea International, Design Innovation, De Beers, Diego Dolcini, Dsquared, Elica, Emilio Pucci, Fiat, Flos, Frog Design, Futurebrand, Karl Lagerfeld Amsterdam, La Triennale di Milano, Matteo Thun & Partners, Moncler, Neil Barrett, Pambianco, Proenza Schouler NY, RCS Media Group, Studio Urquiola, Studio Lissoni, Tommy Hilfiger Amsterdam, Triumph Switzerland, Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Whirlpool, Zara.
Our Career Services Office helps to place students in Professional Experience, matching each student’s skills and aspiration with company requirements.
Non-EU students are eligible to participate in a Professional Experience and can extend their permit of stay to work in Italy for up to one year after degree completion.