Interior design deeply considers the kinds of relationships, activities, and habits that a space will support. In the Master in Interior & Living Design, you will collaborate with your international peers and company professionals on projects that re-invent the interior and living domains. With cultural, social, and practical concerns in mind, you will examine materials, furniture, lighting, and emerging technologies as you plan new and innovative spaces.
Who Should Apply
The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in interior design, product design, architecture, engineering, visual arts, or other related disciplines, who wish to take their careers to the next level in the field of interior design.
All courses are taught in English, so a knowledge of the English language is essential. Click “Requirements” for details.
Careers in the interior design field are numerous and varied. Alumni of this program are working in the home design, retail, hospitality, event planning, furniture design, and architecture sectors.
Job titles include:
- Interior designer
- Exhibition designer
- Lighting designer
- Living designer
- Space planner
Explore the Program
The Master in Interior & Living Design program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the program leader, and project leaders will guide you via individual coaching and mentorship.
The program consists of four customizable course/workshop modules, followed by a professional experience period and a final portfolio presentation.
Coursework focuses on exploring the languages and values of the contemporary interior design world, analyzing user behavior in built environments, developing skills with visualization and graphic rendering, branding your own work, and more.
Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work with leading companies on practical projects such as developing concepts for home interior design, business and retail spaces, and public environments.
To gain real experience working in your field, you will choose from an internship at a company site, a work project on campus in collaboration with a company, or an entrepreneurship module. In each case, you will benefit from mentorship, an inside perspective on your field, and valuable career connections.
Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Interior & Living Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department.
Check out some projects that our students have completed with top brands.
Second Skin: A New Agenda for Façadism Workshop
Project in Collaboration with Dott.Gallina S.r.l.
Meet your faculty
Your Program Leader
After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture and Building Science at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Aoi Hasegawa launched her career as a set designer at Fuji Television Network in Tokyo, where she designed sets for Japanese and international musical acts. In 2005, Aoi moved to Milan and earned a second master’s degree at Domus Academy.
Since 2006, she has worked with Domus Academy, first as a project assistant and tutor and now as program leader of the Master in Interior & Living Design course. She also collaborates professionally with various companies and studios in the fields of product, interior, and strategy design.
Other visiting professors and collaborators include architects, interior designers, set designers, artists, and experts in materials technology, such as:
Michael Anastassiades, Marina Baracs, Martino Berghinz, Philippe Besten heider, Gilda Bojardi, Andrea Branzi, Andrea Caputo, Maddalena Casadei, Matilde Cassani, Aldo Cibic, Alessia Cipolla, Valentina Ciuffi, Lucia Chrometzka, Marco Ferrari, Francesco Franchi, Alessia Garibaldi, Paolo Giachi, Giulia Guzzini, Francesco Librizzi, Caterina Lunghi, Migliore + Servetto Architects, Matteo Nunziati, Federico Pepe, Livia Peraldo, Marco Rainò, Giulio Ridolfo, Liat Rogel, Francesca Russo, Francesca Sarti, Anita Silva, Omar Sosa, Francesca Taroni, Francesco Tiribelli, Patricia Urquiola, Enrico Vignoli.
Fees and Scholarships
Each one-year Academic Master’s program (60 ECTS) at Domus Academy involves the following costs, in addition to a € 520 diploma fee, which must be paid at least one week before the course start date. The Academic Master’s diploma is recognized by MIUR and awarded by NABA.
Matriculation Fee: € 520
See the Tuition Fees page for more information.
EU & Switzerland Students
Non - EU students
The new Nomad: an Innovation Space
Domus Academy and the furniture brand Natuzzi challenge you to design an outdoor or indoor space of 50 sq m located anywhere in the world. The space should explore the redesign of a Natuzzi sofa—such as Tempo, Fidelio, or Long Beach—into a smart product for the future through the integration of new digital technologies. This innovative space should consider the behaviors of Millennials, the “new nomads.”
In collaboration with NATUZZI
Deadline: 05 Apr 2019
Number of scholarships: 5
Prizes: One scholarship covering 60%, one covering 50%, one covering 40%, and two honorable mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the master’s program.
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