One year Master course
Starting date: October 2013
Academic training + internship;
- Cmf (Colour Material Finishing)Emanuela Bonaiti
- Materials And TechnologiesDiana Castiglione, Claudia Reder
- RhinoMatteo Gatti
- History Of Design I, I IAli Filippini
- Colour SketchingClaudio Fassini
- Industrial Design LaboratoriesMarco Merendi, Robin Rizzini, Tomaso Schiaffino, Huub Ubbens
- Modelling Laboratory I, I IFabio Dell'Orto
- Computer Rendering And AnimationLuca Deriu
- Warm-Up WorkshopHubb Ubbens
- Portfolio Design WorkshopClaudio Tesei
Today designing products means dealing with both their ideation and their feasibility addressing their entire lifecycle according to a sustainable logic. Industrial design is responsible for the most common consumer goods as well as for new and innovative artifacts. It is also what lies behind the tools and the processes involved in their production and distribution.
Characteristics and aims
The Master provides an overall experience in product design, from the preliminary concept to its refinement, from physical and digital representation to the communication of the project. The educational approach stresses the experience provided to the user and the social meaning of the product. Students are proposed an open, interdisciplinary methodology that values their own cultural background and emphasizes the role of dialogue and mutual exchange in the creative process. The association with major industrial partners has the purpose of perfecting the education by providing students with challenging tasks that allow them to face the relationships with business and organizations in a mature way. Technical training is particularly emphasized to build up solid professional groundings. Students can use modelling and computer design laboratories equipe with the most advanced softwares.
Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Industrial or Product Design, Architecture, Product Engineering or equivalent, and students from academies of applied arts; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field.
The Master lasts for one year (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time.
At the end of lessons, students will start their internship at companies or professional firms in the field.
The Master course will be held in English.
An Industrial Designer conceives and designs products for the industrial system. Each product is addressed not only to a potential market, but also to the society that has its own consumer rituals and manners. The designer has the ability to foresee the impact his product will have on a social and environmental level too. Studying product design in Milano is an exciting opportunity: many chances to enter the profession are offered by companies with their own research centres or else by design studios, which range in size from the small to those that give work to hundreds of employees. Italy is without doubt the chosen land for people looking for work in this sector, but in the wake of the growing interest in design numerous establishments have been set up in almost every part of the world. Even industrial design applications are extremely differentiated and within the profession this often leads to the creation of specialists, who nevertheless maintain their basic eclecticism. The aim of the industrial designer is vast and, just to give an idea, can go from furniture design to the design of instrumentation or mass market products.
Programmes and teaching staff to be updated