Bachelor of Arts in
3 Academic Year
The Bachelor begins with a strong foundation in three-dimensional design, gradually branching into both interior and product design in subsequent years. It empowers students to choose their preferred professional focus by their third year.
A significant emphasis is placed on material knowledge, with a strong connection to local artisans and the artisanal heritage of Italy, known for its excellence in craftsmanship. Students learn to select suitable materials for their projects and collaborate with skilled artisans experienced in working with these materials.
The program also introduces students to innovative and sustainable materials, such as time-honored materials like wood, which are processed using innovative, eco-friendly methods.
The student cultivates self-awareness of their abilities, fosters critical thinking, nurtures creativity, and ignites motivation within the realm of design, all while considering the pressing demands of the contemporary world. They are adept at exploring, comprehending, and harnessing local resources, and they collaborate with local artisans to bring their projects to fruition. Moreover, their educational journey promotes a profound social consciousness and a robust ethical understanding of the interplay between action and consequence. It also instills a sophisticated perspective of the design industry at local, regional, national, and global scales.
The program encourages the utilization of innovative and sustainable materials, the critical examination of design and its foundational components, the cultivation of independent thought and discernment, and the opportunity to select their preferred design approach, enriched by work experiences and internships within the sector. Additionally, the student acquires transferrable skills to forge a career path and capitalizes on valuable opportunities afforded by the location in Milan and connections with esteemed design institutions.
Candidates are eligible if the award of this qualification is subsequent to a comprehensive educational path of a minimum of 12 years.
If required in the country of origin, they have passed national examination for university entry.
Students whose first language is not English will need to achieve an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
Additionally, a motivational letter, a portfolio (if available), and an admission interview are required as part of the admission process.
The Bachelor of Arts in Design is organized in collaboration with major industry leaders and other universities. Certificates and academic credits are awarded according to the ECTS system.
Students have the opportunity to embark on a vocational internship with esteemed external institutions and companies, engage in an internal research internship, or immerse themselves in a study abroad experience. This immersive experience takes place during the first semester of the third year, providing an extended duration to maximize educational and personal growth.
Through these internships and study abroad opportunities, students will have the chance to apply and expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities in real-world settings. This immersive experience provides a rich and diverse learning environment, fostering personal and professional growth while enjoying the broader benefits of exploring new horizons for their upcoming careers.
The Major Project module aims at enabling students to develop and direct their own design project, taking into account learnings from previous modules. It aims also at encouraging students to demonstrate a high level of professional competence and to have a deep understanding of the social and philosophical context, in which they are practising.
Students are expected to demonstrate the enterprise potential in their ideas and to understand the future possibilities and contexts, in which ideas will exist. Students critically reflect upon their own learning and become prepared for continuous professional development.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Design can open the door to a wide range of career opportunities in various design disciplines:
Building a strong portfolio, networking, and staying updated with industry trends can help design graduates succeed in their chosen career path.