2-Year Master of Arts inDesign Innovation

Master in Design Innovation

Language: English

Starting period: October 2023

2-YEAR MASTER OF ARTS

Duration 2 Years

Accreditation MUR/Italy

ECTS 120

This two-year Master of Arts programme offers an innovative vision and approach to creativity and the design industry. Its objective is to establish and anticipate cross-cultural directions of multi-faceted themes.

Design is undergoing a pivotal, paradigmatic shift as it moves into contemporary contexts. As pressing social and environmental issues converge with the continuous development of advanced technologies, possibilities are expanding around what and how we design and the type of experiences we create.

The programme embraces design as a cultural act, advancing strategies of innovation while promoting interdisciplinary methodologies in addressing and solving the challenges of tomorrow.

This Master of Arts Programme offers an innovative vision and approach to creativity and the industry.

You will explore technology throughout, including virtual, augmented, and extended reality; artificial intelligence, Web 3.0, and the ecologies of materials.

You will also apply new design approaches and models to transversal and hybrid futures and to issues of sustainability, and circularity.

 The Design Innovation programme focuses on:

  • Strategy, vision, and design
  • Humanity-centred design
  • Technological advancements and new design propositions
  • Application of interdisciplinary knowledge to disruptive directions within design. You will deeply explore theoretical coursework, then put your knowledge into practice within an unconventional mix of workshops, seminars, specialized laboratories, and bootcamps.
FIRST YEAR PROGRAMME

During the programme’s first year, you will examine and contextualize the expanded role of design and critically explore strategies, convergences, and fields of action. The central theme of the designer as an enabler will guide your study of new methodologies, contexts, and tools and their relationship in producing thoughtful, synergistic interventions.

Theoretical course topics include the history of art, the phenomenology of contemporary design, and alternative design contexts. Workshops and labs focus on new tools and relationships, strategies, materials research, and experimentation.

SECOND YEAR PROGRAMME

During your second year in the programme, you will apply your knowledge of innovation and of complex relationships, tools, and technologies to current and future themes within the design world.

You will be expected to define and support your design propositions with solid theoretical foundations to deliver professional projects.

You’ll have the chance to engage in workshops and labs, and in generative and accelerator bootcamps. The second year also includes a 12-credit final thesis project.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The programme aims to:

  • Form future design professionals capable of researching and applying creative design principles to explore innovative contexts and forge new propositions.
  • Promote the analytical thinking needed to critically evaluate new design situations and contexts.
  • Promote new design skills and knowledge needed for critical evaluation to integrate and manage innovation and new technologies from initial creativity through production and distribution.
  • Develop business models that promote sustainability and ethical practices.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary development to drive innovation and unprecedented solutions.
WHO SHOULD APPLY

If you’re a young professional who is interested in innovation and new directions in the practice of design, this two-year programme is for you.

Candidates should hold a first-level degree in product design, architecture, or a related design field. Those with related knowledge, skills, and training are also encouraged to apply.

The course is taught in English. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This programme can prepare you to launch a career in the following advanced roles within the industry:

  • Product/strategic designer
  • Materials innovator
  • Design director
  • R&D and process innovator
  • Innovation & transformation manager
  • Extended reality design specialist
  • Generative design expert
  • User experience designer

It will also prepare you to begin a PhD programme in the design area.

TUITION FEES

The 2-year Master of Arts involves the following costs, in addition to the payment of a Degree Fee to be paid within one month before the course start date, equal to €540.

EU & Switzerland Students Fee i

First Year

€ 15.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 12.900

Second Year

€ 15.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 12.900

Non-EU Students Fee

First Year

€ 20.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 17.900

Second Year

€ 20.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 17.900

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