Interaction design is about creating a product, service, or space that people will interact with through an intuitive visual and haptic (tactile) interface. In the Master in Interaction Design program, you will learn to define problems and solutions in the field of interaction and user experience.
As you create enriched experiences through innovative technology, you will be encouraged to transform your original design visions into market opportunities.
*Subject to validation.
Who Should Apply
The program is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in design (product, visual, graphic, media, or web design) or in architecture, computer science, or engineering.
It is also open to candidates with experience in communication science, psychology, sociology, or equivalent, if they are motivated by interest in information design and have a strong portfolio.
All courses are taught in English. A high level of proficiency in the English language is required.
Interaction design is a rapidly growing discipline increasingly in demand across the private and public sectors. Graduates can find roles at established companies or launch a career as self-employed consultants and entrepreneurs.
Job titles include:
- Interaction designer
- User experience designer
- User interface designer
- Visual designer
- Digital strategist
- Design manager
EXPLORE THE PROGRAMME
The Master’s in Interaction 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'S 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 prototyping for interactive products and services, using basic software and hardware; analyzing new aesthetic and behavioral trends in the marketplace; and branding your own work.
Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work with leading companies to develop projects within the domains of physical computing and haptic interfaces. You will learn to anticipate users’ needs, expectations, and desires; develop use scenarios; and create and validate solutions.
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 Interaction Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department.
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Project in collaboration with Elisa Chiodo and Angela Ponzini
Meet your faculty
Your Program Leader
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.
Other visiting professors and collaborators include interaction designers, user experience designers, and digital strategists such as:
Pier Bardoni (THINGS.is), Enrico Bassi (Opendot), Lorenzo Bustillos (Lorbus), Dario Buzzini (IDEO), Stefano Cardini, Andrea Cassi (Carlo Ratti Associati), Riccardo Castaldi, Silvio Cioni (Skectchin), Alessandro Contini, Jozeph Forakis (Studio Forakis), Fabio Franchino (TODO), Nima Gazestani, Emanuele Lomello, Paolo Lorini, Riccardo Mantelli, Michele Marchetti (Display), Alessandro Masserdotti (dotdotdot), Kim Mingo, Alberto Nucciarelli, Andrea Pedrina (Havas), Danila Pellicani (McKinsey), Andrea Pinchi, Laura Polazzi, Orf Quarenghi, Remo Ricchetti, Gianni Romano (Postmediabooks), Ilaria Scarpellini, Pietro Tarsitano, Roberta Tassi, Jan-Christoph Zoels (Experientia). Istvan Bojte (Habits), Julie Blitzer (Design Group Italia), Stefania Berselli (Sketchin), Alessandro Chessa (Linkalab), Vittorio Cuculo, Paolo Patelli, Giacomo Ferrari (Design Group Italia), Luca Troisi (Enhancers), Andrea Piccolo (Innovation by Design), Simone Rebaudengo (Automato.farm).
The Master in Interaction 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
Domus Academy is proud to support talented students with scholarship opportunities. Watch this space to discover the latest calls for scholarships launched in collaboration with leading brands, design studios, and publishers.