Professional Experience & Placement

There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. Domus Academy puts a high value on professional experience, so we have built it into all of our Academic Master’s courses.

During the fifth module of your degree program, you can choose from three different types of professional experiences:

  • Internship—Develop real design projects and apply skills learned in class while working onsite for a company.
  • Field learning experience—As a consultant based on campus, you will have the chance to collaborate on an actual company project, supervised by a project leader.
  • Entrepreneur experience—If you dream of being an entrepreneur, our faculty will mentor you as you develop your business and managerial skills through both theory and practice.

Whichever type of experience you choose, you will be guided and mentored throughout the process. You will have a chance to apply new skills, get an inside perspective on your field, and make valuable industry connections that can further your career.

Non-EU students are also eligible to participate in a professional experience. They can extend their permit of stay to work in Italy for up to one year after degree completion.

Domus Academy has longstanding partnerships with some of the most important Italian and international brands in design, fashion, business, and architecture, including:

10 Corso Como, Accenture Digital, AKQA, Atelier Bellini, Condé Nast, Damir Doma, De Beers, Design Group Italia, Excelsior Milano, EY, Fjord, Frog Design, Futurebrand, Gucci, Havas Media Group, Inditex Group, Jil Sander, Krizia, Landor, L’Officiel, Max Mara, Moncler, Salvatore Ferragamo, Samsung Fashion Group, Studio Boeri Architetti, Studio Cibic, Studio Lissoni, Studio Patricia Urquiola, Versace, Vodafone, Yoox Net-a-Porter.

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