About Domus Academy
DA Master programs
Domus Academy – Master programs
Founded in Milan in 1982, Domus Academy is one of the first post-graduate Design Schools in Italy.
With 11 Master programs, its international perspective and unique “learning by designing” approach, Domus Academy stands out as a benchmark in education, while investigating innovation and shaping the future of Design transformation. It is a place where students can discover new realities, boost their careers, and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.
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All master programs are 12 months in duration and are taught entirely in English.
The programs have 3 intakes: September | October | February.
- Product Design
- Interior & Living Design
- Urban Vision & Architectural Design
- Interaction Design
- Visual Brand Design
- Business Design
- Luxury Brand Management
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Management
- Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising
New: Intensive Program in Interior Design
This Certificate program starts in September 2018 (8 months). You will get no credits, but a certificate of completion.
In the Intensive Program in Interior Design, you will gain basic knowledge about interior design methodologies, techniques, software, and materials. You will practice the principal steps of the design process: defining the problem, conducting research, clarifying the concept, analyzing the market, and planning and executing the design. You will also gain new skills for communicating and presenting your ideas and solutions. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be ready to assume an entry-level position in interior design or to transfer your expertise into other fields.
The Intensive Program is addressed to candidates from diverse backgrounds, career changers, including ones without any design background, to enable them to experiment and master the basic tools of the Interior Design and Styling industry.
General entry requirements include:
– Bachelor degree (including Associate Degrees) or graduate diploma
– Certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 Academic on entry)
The Intensive Program is open also to candidates with some university level education (+2/3 years) or related professional experience (+2/3 years) to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Program Leader.
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Domus Academy – Milan
Domus Academy is a living laboratory. An incubator of talents and a springboard for interdisciplinary adventures. A place where stellar careers are launched.
At Domus Academy, we help students become protagonists in the highly competitive world of fashion and design. Offering one-year master’s courses in a wide variety of design specializations, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology, in which students solve real-life design problems with the help of world-class faculty members who are opinion leaders in their fields. Students also have the opportunity to intern with some of the most exciting brands in fashion, product design, car design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. Working directly with companies, you’ll learn how to address the most contemporary design challenges in fresh and original ways.
Domus Academy is a school where students make the connections that accelerate their careers, gain inspiration from collaborative projects, and develop their skills and talents in a self-directed way. Whether students wish to work at a traditional job or found their own design studio, Domus Academy prepares them to become leaders within all facets of the fashion and design industries.
Learning by designing
We believe that working on real-world projects is the best way to learn. That’s why 90 percent of our curriculum is “learning by designing.” You’ll work on practical design assignments that replicate today’s professional design practices in an environment supportive of learning and experimentation.
At Domus Academy, you’ll work side-by-side with pre-eminent international designers and thought leaders who bring the pulse of the design world into the classroom and impart their knowledge of the latest design trends and practices.
Many of the most innovative design solutions are created through the collaboration of various design tools, competencies, and perspectives. Students across disciplines share points of view on design and learn to combine these ideas in their own fresh expressions.
Currently, more than 50 nationalities are represented on the Domus Academy campus. We believe that a multicultural point of view spurs a dynamic exchange of ideas and informs design excellence: An open mind sees a diversity of options and chooses concepts with universal resonance.
Earn a globally recognized degree from a leading institution
When you graduate from Domus Academy, you’ll receive a degree that is recognized around Europe and the world – an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You will also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.
*The Academic Master’s Degree is validated through NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.
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Why Domus Academy
Why choose Domus Academy
- Earn a globally recognized degree
When you graduate from Domus Academy, you’ll receive a degree that is recognized in Europe and around the world – the Academic Master’s Degree, accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma.
- Study at a highly ranked academy
In their Masterclass guides, Frame Publishers named Domus Academy among the world’s top 30 graduate schools for design, architecture, and fashion. Every year since 2012, Domus magazine has listed Domus Academy as one of the top 100 European schools of architecture and design. BusinessWeek named Domus Academy among the top design schools in the world.
- Learn from industry experts
Our faculty boasts some of the most intriguing leaders of international fashion and design: the designer and architect Patricia Urquiola, Gaia Trussardi (creative director of Trussardi), Massimo Banzi (Arduino), Ennio Capasa (Costume National), industrial designer Ross Lovegrove, Jan Christoph Zoels (Experientia), Sara Maino (Vogue), Antonio Mancinelli (Marie Claire), and Martino Scabbia Guerrini (VF Corporation).
- Gain hands-on experience with real projects
Fully 90 percent of the Domus Academy curriculum is delivered through intensive hands-on projects. You’ll work to solve actual design problems for Italian and international companies – the best way to gain practical experience in your field and accelerate your career. Our students have worked on projects with Maserati, Motorola, Swarovski, Versace, Bayer, P&G, Adidas, Fiat, Tommy Hilfiger, BMW Design, De Beers, Trussardi, and more.
- Meet the most important names on the global scene
Students have a chance to meet and learn from members of Domus Academy’s Metaphysical Club, composed of 14 of the most important innovators on the international design, art, and architectural scene. Like a high-level salon, the Metaphysical Club guides the practical activities and future direction of the school.
- Intern with a leading design company
A key feature of all Domus Academy master’s programs is your internship at a design studio or company, where you can get an insider’s view of the industry and make valuable connections. Non-EU students are also eligible to participate in the internships; they may extend their visa to work in Italy for up to one year after completing their degree.
- Develop a global perspective on design
97 percent of our students are international, representing more than 45 different nationalities. At Domus Academy, you’ll collaborate and share ideas with your peers from all over the world. And you’ll learn to view design from a global perspective informed by multicultural approaches to your craft.
- Follow in the footsteps of successful alumni
Renowned alumni of Domus Academy include Vogue editor-at-large Anna della Russo, furniture designer Philippe Bestenheider, world-famous interior and product designer Christophe Pillet, and many other graduates who have used Domus Academy as a springboard to a brilliant career. Our more than 3,000 alumni are working at leading international design companies such as Nokia, Whirlpool, Frog Design, LG Electronics, Gucci, Microsoft, Unilever, Samsung, Giorgio Armani, Max Mara, Ford Motor Company, and IDEO – to name a few.
- Work in our state-of-the-art facilities
Our design laboratories provide the tools you need to create great work: equipment for computer graphics, video editing, 2D and 3D modeling, sound design, printmaking, painting, light design, tailoring, and model-making.
- Study in Milan, the world capital of design
What could be more stimulating to your creativity and your career than studying in Milan, the world capital of design? Milan’s streets pulse with the energy of fashion and innovation. You’ll be immersed in the industry, with the chance to participate in international design contests and events. Domus Academy is an academic, cultural, and professional center where Milan meets the world.