Master of Arts in
2 Academic Year
The Master course in Food Design aims at enabling students to become professionals of the food industry and of all the related sectors and to combine marketing and communication skills with sensitivity and with the ability to manage design project methods.
The Master in Food Design develops the necessary skills to give a creative contribution to an increasingly growing sector, of which Italy constitutes one of the main benchmarks known worldwide. It is an opportunity not only for students holding a degree in design, marketing and communication, but also for managers and professionals working in the field.
The programme combines a focus on food-related markets with the design approach and methodologies. This creates a food designer who is able to manage the design:
The academic activities encompass lessons, design workshops and seminars with the leaders of the food and agriculture industry and of the design field: entrepreneurs, managers, journalists, food critics, designers, architects, publishers and chefs. The structure of the course also comprises visits to food companies, concept stores, restaurants as well as important gastronomic fairs and events. After the end of the course, students will have an internship experience in a company, agency or firm working in the field.
The Master is held in collaboration with important companies and firms of the food industry.
Our students participate in a course whose goal is to prepare them in the most comprehensive way, providing them with a testing ground to express skills from concept to execution.
The faculty supervises students individually; designers, professional figures from different fields and visiting professors are at your disposal throughout the academic year.
Teaching sessions vary between intensive workshops, studio classes, lectures, seminars and external visits.
Students must hold a bachelor’s or higher academic degree in a field of arts, design, or other creative disciplines from any program recognized at ISCED level 6. Graduates in scientific, social sciences, and humanities disciplines may also be selected for the Master’s program, as well as candidates who have previously gained significant professional experience in the field. SPD also takes into consideration other significant experiences and/or participation in SPD Preparatory Courses.
In addition, international students need IELTS score of 6.0, with no component below 5.5.
Selection is based on the following criteria:
The places are limited.
The Master’s course in Food Design is organized in collaboration with major industry leaders and other universities. Certificates and academic credits are awarded according to the ECTS system.
This module provides the opportunity for the student to experience either a vocational internship with external institutions and companies, an internal research internship, or a period of study abroad.
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.