Master's inService Design

Master's in Service Design
DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S
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Language: English

Starting periods: February | September | November

ACADEMIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME

Duration 11 months

Accreditation MUR/Italy

ECTS 60

DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S

Duration 14 months

Accreditation UK

ECTS 90

The Master’s in Service Design programme is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the programme leader, and project leaders will guide you via individual coaching and mentorship.

The combination of accredited coursework and real-life professional projects gives students the opportunity to build on their academic foundation, while gaining valuable work experience directly applicable to their future careers.

Students can apply to the Academic Master’s Programme, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, or to the Master of Arts degree with an international UK validation.

ACADEMIC MASTER'S PROGRAMME

Graduates of the Academic Master’s Programmes earn a degree that is recognised throughout Europe and the world, receiving an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR)*, in addition to a Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.

The programme consists of 5 modules, including a curricular internship and a final project workshop.

* The academic Master’s Degree is awarded by NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti.

DOUBLE AWARD MASTER’S

The Double Award Master path allows students to obtain an Academic Master validated by the Italian MUR and a Master of Arts, with international validation in the UK from Regent’s University in London.

Students integrate additional lectures and a more in-depth individual project to their 5-module programme that includes the curricular internship and final project.

The UK validation gives students more international recognition of their course of study and the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts Degree (90 ECTS) awarded by Regent’s University London that allows them access to most international doctoral programs.

Within their academic year, students enrolled in the Double Award Master’s Programme, have the opportunity to spend a week at Regent’s University London for a London study trip experience, with special teaching activities and visits to the most significant sites for creative trends. During their stay, students will have the opportunity to take part in tours to discover London’s most iconic places, museums and galleries.

THE COURSE

In the Master’s in Service Design programme, you will learn new skills in storytelling, prototyping, problem-solving, and business design that you can apply to developing intuitive and relevant service ideas.

Through observing users, you will detect unmet customer needs and develop physical and virtual systems of service experience, working in close contact with professionals from private and public sector organisations.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in visual and graphic design, interaction design, architecture, or creative coding.

It is also open to candidates with a background in business design, communication science, new media, psychology, sociology, or equivalent, if they are motivated by interest in service design and have a strong portfolio.

All courses are taught in English. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this program may choose to launch their own business or to find employment in established organizations such as service companies, design consultancies, corporations, or public sector agencies.

Job titles include:

  • Service designer
  • User experience designer
  • User interaction designer
  • Design strategist
  • Interaction designer
  • Coder
TUITION FEES

The Master’s 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 for the Academic Master’s Programme and € 650 for the Double Award Master’s Programme.

Matriculation Fee: € 540/650

EU & Switzerland Students Fee i

Academic Master's

€ 21.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 18.900

Double Award Master's

€ 23.000

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 20.000

Non-EU Students Fee

Academic Master's

€ 24.900

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 21.900

Double Award Master's

€ 29.000

Pre-Enrollment: € 3.000

Tuition: € 26.000

Meet your faculty
Michele Aquila
Your programme leader
Michele Aquila

After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florence, Michele Aquila became a partner of Interaction Design Lab Srl, where he led service and interaction design projects for clients in the public and private sectors.

Michele Aquila
Your Programme Leader
Master’s in Service Design

After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florence, Michele Aquila became a partner of Interaction Design Lab Srl, where he led service and interaction design projects for clients in the public and private sectors. In 2011, Michele founded U10, a studio specializing in online publishing and new media. He then launched Tweetbook, an award-winning online service that publishes ebooks based on Twitter conversations.

Michele previously taught design courses at NABA and the Istituto Europeo di Design. He joined the faculty of Domus Academy in 2016 as the program leader of the Master in Interaction Design.

Visiting Professors

The Master’s in Service Design relies on the collaboration of a network of visiting professors, such as Pier Bardoni, Julie Blitzer, Stefania Berselli, Stefano Cardini, Silvio Cioni, Angelica Fontana, Federica Fragapane, Nima Gazestani, Kim Mingo, Andrea Pedrina, Andrea Piccolo, Andrea Pinchi, Laura Polazzi, Ilaria Scarpellini, Luca Troisi.

WORKSHOP WITH COMPANIES
Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master's Programme in Service Design, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships and international competitions organised by the department.
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