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International double award master's

Master in Product Design

Academic Master's Programme

Duration 10 months
Accreditation MIUR | Italy
Ects 60

Master of Arts

Duration 13 months
Accreditation UK
Ects 90
Validated by*

Language: English

Starting in Feb, Sep, Oct

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The Course

The Master in Product Design program combines cross-disciplinary studies of design thinking with hands-on experience.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects with companies on the front lines of product design, engineering, and business. You will learn how to analyze current industry directions, anticipate future trends, and explore new territories in design, technology, fabrication, and distribution.

*Subject to validation.

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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 disciplines related to the field of study, who want to take their career in product design to the next level.

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

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Career Paths

This program trains professionals capable of designing products for various industrial sectors on both a local and worldwide scale. Graduates can launch their own company or join design firms, architecture/design studios, or research environments.

Job titles include:

  • Product designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Package designer
  • Product engineer
  • Product manager

EXPLORE THE PROGRAMME

INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S

The Master’s in Product 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 Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)**, 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 Ministry of Education 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.

Courses

Coursework focuses on examining current trends in product design, identifying key factors that make a successful product design solution, defining and solving design problems, and branding your own work.

Workshops

Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work with leading companies on projects such as analyzing user activity and social behavior to solve product design problems and investigating ways that a company can ignite innovations in its product design and industrial processes.

Professional Experience

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.

Companies

Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Product Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department.

3MBastardBayer MaterialScienceElectroluxGromGuframIdeal StandardLGMagisPirelliSamsungSwarowski elementsVeneta CucineWega

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Meet your faculty

Your Program Leader

Aoi Hasegawa

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.

Visiting Professors

Other visiting professors and collaborators include product and industrial designers, package designers, and entrepreneurs such as:

Carlo Altera, Ron Arad, Atelier Van Lieshout, Karim Azzabi, Ales Bonaccorsi, Camilla Bonzanigo, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, François Burkhardt, Giulio Cappellini, Daria Casciani, Matali Crasset, Michele De Lucchi, Droog Design, Stefano Giovannoni, Costantin Grcic, Kazuo Kawasaki, Franco La Cecla, Piero Lissoni, Ross Lovegrove, Anthony Marasco, Enzo Mari, Javier Mariscal, Stefano Marzano, Alessandro Mendini, Paola Navone, Roberto Palomba (Palomba Serafini Associati), Christophe Pillet, Hagit Pincovici, Laura Polinoro, Matteo Ragni, Claudia Reder, Eleonora Ricca, Paolo Rizzatto, Claudio Silvestrin, Valerio Sommella, Marieke Sonnevelt, Philippe Tabet, Shigeru Uchida, Patricia Urquiola, Alessandro Zomparelli.

Alumni

Pierpaolo Lazzarini

Pierpaolo Lazzarini

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Morgane Roux

Morgane Roux

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Fees

The Master in Product 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

Pre-Enrollment € 3000
Tuition € 15900

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Pre-Enrollment € 3000
Tuition € 18900

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Non - EU students

Pre-Enrollment € 3000
Tuition € 21900
Pre-Enrollment € 3000
Tuition € 26000

Scholarship Competition

A gift. Joyful and memorable objects

Domus Academy and Alessi are offering scholarship opportunities for the Master’s Programme in Product Design starting in September 2021.

In collaboration with Alessi

Deadline: 09 Apr 2021

Number of: 5 scholarships

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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