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Rankings & Awards

Opinion leaders and publications from around the world uphold Domus Academy as an example of education excellence in the areas of design, fashion and architecture. Below is a selected list of accolades the school has received.

In addition, our students have participated and won prizes in several prestigious competitions, including the ITS Accessories contest, the Next Generation contest at Milan Fashion Week, Vogue Talents, Vogue’s Who Is on Next?, the Red Dot Award, the Samsung Young Design Award, and the Wallpaper* Design Awards.

2021 – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 ranks Domus Academy as one of the top 5 universities in Italy and among the first 150 in the world in the Art & Design field.

2019The Business of Fashion Assessment 2019 awards Domus Academy Special Badges of Excellence.

2017 – The Business of Fashion ranks Domus Academy in the Top 10 Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses 2017 and in the Top 30 Global Fashion Schools 2017.

2017 – Azure magazine ranked Domus Academy’s Master in Interaction Design and Master in Interior & Living Design as some of the top programs in their fields in the world.

2016  The Business of Fashion ranks Domus Academy #2 for Learning Experience in its Top Global Fashion Schools 2016. 

2016 – Azure magazine features Domus Academy among the 8 Top Interior Design Schools from around the world.

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – Frame Publishers, which produces influential magazines and books about design, architecture, and fashion, spotlights Domus Academy in its Masterclass guide to the 30 best graduate schools in the world. Criteria included the quality of student projects, the distinguished careers of alumni, the caliber of faculty, and the recommendation of industry professionals.

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Domus magazine features Domus Academy in its guide Europe’s Top 100 Schools of Architecture and Design.

2006, 2008, 2009 – BusinessWeek ranks Domus Academy as one of the 30 best design schools in the world. A jury composed of industry experts, programs in the areas of business and design, and representatives from six innovative companies investigated and analyzed Domus Academy’s programs. The jury specifically looked for design-based courses that provide tools for business, as well as business courses that teach design principles as strategies for achieving results.

2005 – Domus Academy participates in the Venice Biennale by organizing the project Art Experience by artist Olafur Eliasson.

1995 – The project Agronica, created by Domus Academy and developed by faculty members Andrea Branzi, Dante Donegani, Anthony Petrillo, Claudia Raimondo, and Tselila Ben David, is shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. It has since become a part of the Centre’s permanent collection.

1994 – The ADI (Associazione Disegno Industriale), an industrial design association, awards Domus Academy the important industry award the Compasso d’Oro.


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