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Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
19,200 EUR
Start dates
Milan
19,200 EUR
January 2021

Milan
19,200 EUR
January 2022

Milan
19,200 EUR
January 2023

Program description

Design - Innovation, Strategy and Product - 1st Level Master Degree

1st Level Master course in Design trains a new generation of designers and strategists who are ready to approach problem solving by facing consumers and clients needs in a design process. The course offers the opportunity to examine different production systems. Participants are constantly stimulated and encouraged to develop their own design methodologies, in order to produce unique design concepts responding to market demands. Throughout the use of contemporary languages and expressions, future scenarios are reached and transformed into innovative design solutions. The Master course is based on an interdisciplinary team approach, as in the best design agencies and think-tanks. The curricular internship constitutes the achievement of the course as it offers the possibility to alternate a professional experience to the academic study programme. In order to facilitate the choice of professional opportunities, the curricular internship can be carried out in studios/companies - corresponding to the courses objectives - or “on campus” through a professional simulation project.

Admission requirements

The Master in Design is open to Italian and international graduates who have completed a degree in one of the following disciplines: Architecture, Engineering, Design, Economics and Humanities subjects.


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Program content

Methodology and structure - The Master course is structured as an experimental path through which students are able to experience and put into practice the mind-set gained during the course by facing real-life projects and business situations, applying principles of both teamwork and learning by doing. The course main philosophy is client-driven. Strong links with main firms, both Italian and international, enable external knowledge and skills in terms of design, case-studies and business strategies. At the end of this Master course, participants have increased their personal overview and are then able to face projects not only from production and technical point of view, but from a more important strategic and systemic perspective. Students acquire the ability to imagine scenarios and complex ecosystems of brands, products and services. They also learn to use ethnographic research tools to understand values, attitudes and people desires.

The preliminary phases of the Master course covers themes related to design thinking and relevant methodologies: methods and User Centered Design tools. Traditional lectures, workshops and laboratory sessions are structured in parallel in order to allow participants to be aligned to same cultural and design tools. Students then deal with the different phases of the design process, consisting of experimental and interactive work-flows, supported by Project Leader Advisors.

Conferences and seminars give students the opportunity to come face to face with industry professionals and agencies, important figures in the fields of design, entrepreneurship, technology and economics. Results of the Final Project are presented at the end of the course to a commission consisting of industry professionals and experts.

In the past editions, projects have been developed in collaboration with: Midea, Ferrarelle, Piaggio, Ceres, Rizoma, Tecnargilla, Vitasnella, Scoprega, Verallia, Prodir, TVS, Vibram, among the others.

Tuition fees

€ 19.200,00

Scholarships & funding

IED offers 73 Scholarships for Master Courses in Italy 20/21

IED Istituto Europeo di Design and Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli offer 46 scholarships covering 50% of tuition fee and 27 Tutor positions for Master courses 2020/2021 to study Design, Fashion, Visual Arts, Communication and Art in Italy. Locations involved are Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence and Como.

The deadline of the Scholarship competition follows the courses’ intakes:

  • by June 16th for Master courses starting in November;
  • by September 22nd for Master courses starting in January or February.

For more than fifty years, since 1966 Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual communication and Management.

IED, an international education network with a 100% Italian DNA, includes campuses in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Como, Madrid, Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and offers more than 500 courses in English, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Participation in the contest is subject to registration to the website ied.edu/scholarships-master
  • Participation is strictly reserved to all Candidates who have reached 18 years at the moment of application, in possession of a bachelor degree or – equivalent qualification - or having a job experience in the relevant field. 
  • Candidates need to show proficiency of the course language (B2 level minimum is demanded).

Qualification

Degree awarded - The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as a First Level Master Degree credit-rated at 60 credits allowing students to progress further in their studies in Italy or abroad.

Career opportunities

The Master trains professionals with strong skills in design and innovation, suitable for working as Designers in studios, agencies, design companies, institutions and auto-production, or able to develop their own business.

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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Venice, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid , Barcelona , São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Established in 1966, IED has 45 years...


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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

via A. Sciesa 4
20135 Milano
Italy

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