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.
*Subject to validation.
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. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.
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 PROGRAMME
The Master’s in Interior & Living 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.
INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE AWARD MASTER’S
From September 2021, Domus Academy will expand the offering for students with the addition of a double award master’s programme path. This will enable student to obtain an Academic Master’s Degree validated by the Italian MUR and a Master of Arts degree, with an international UK validation from Regent’s University London*.
Students will be able to integrate the current master programme path consisting of 5 modules including a curricular internship and a final project workshop with additional classes and a more in-depth individual final project.
The UK validation will give students a more international recognition of their study path and the possibility to gain a Master of Arts Degree (90 ECTS) issued by Regent’s University London that will enable them to access to the majority of international PhD programmes.
*Subject to validation.
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.
An interior design project conceived with irony, both in terms of the client’s personality and in terms of spaces.
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 Product Design and 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.
The Master in Interior & Living Design at Domus Academy 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 Master’s of Arts.
Matriculation Fee: € 540/650
See the Tuition Fees page for more information.
EU & Switzerland Students
Academic Master's Programme: € 18900
Master of Arts: € 21900
Non - EU students
Academic Master's Programme: € 24900
Master of Arts: € 29000
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