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Design for Kids & Toys
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
January 2021
Application deadline: 01 January 2021
10,000 EUR

Program description

Design for Kids & Toys

The Specializing Master in Design for Kids & Toys aims to train, in terms of content and method,a new generation of designers able to manage complex design processes in the world of products and services for kids.

The didactic objective is to provide methods and tools to coordinate very different skills from each other and move safely between concrete constraints, such as security and law, and abstract goals such as cultural, cognitive, educational, recreational and ethical.

At the end of the Master students will have design and process skills, useful to manage highly complex Product Systems typical of all the sectors that have the child as a reference user.

The training course is based on a blended learning model that integrates theoretical training modules in e-learning mode with workshop activities and a project work developed during a professional internship.

The Number of Admitted Students is 20

Admission requirements

The Specializing Master is reserved for candidates in possession of the University Diploma or Laurea V.O., Laurea or Laurea Specialistica / Magistrale N.O. in Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering, Economics, Communication Sciences, Educational Sciences and candidates with qualifications considered equivalent.For applicants with qualifications obtained not in Italy, equivalent qualifications will be considered in the respective academic orders.

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Program content

Theoretical Training Modules in E-Learning Mode

What is the e-learning mode?

Students, using the e-learning platform, attend e-learning didactic modules at a distance. This allows them to independently manage the times and times of use of the educational content with webinars that can be followed live or delayed via the online platform.

The theoretical training modules, delivered in e-learning mode, will cover the following thematic areas:

  • Mod 1_ Design Strategic for Kids & Toys
  • Mod 2_ History of Design for Kids and Toys
  • Mod 3_ Business, Sector and Markets
  • Mod 4_ Technologies and Materials
  • Mod 5_ Regulations and Security
  • Mod 6_ Pedagogy, Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Mod 7_ Communication and Distribution
  • Design Workshops
  • Project Work


At the end of the course, students who pass the final examination will receive a joint first-level Specializing Master in “Design for Kids and Toys” from Politecnico di Milano.

Career opportunities

Master in Design for Kids & Toys has three types of employment opportunities:

  • Freelance professionals and consultants able of thinking, developing and managing product service system projects and educational activities (training, laboratories, workshops etc.)
  • Startuppers able of giving life to new businesses within offering for kids by taking cross-cutting opportunities in different sectors and areas (from technology to services)
  • Positions in research and development offices, technical office, marketing and communication of companies, agencies and institutions that have business related to the child system.

Positions in retail specialized in the child system.

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About this institute is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised international centre of excellence for design.

The permanent structures, cultural institutions, fairs and showrooms, publishing industry, schools, displays, exhibitions, and events that the city has to offer are numerous and contribute to creating a culturally lively and dynamic climate that can enrich professional and training courses,...

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Why study at

  • Founded by Politecnico di Milano, operates in the field of design by organizing training programmes for young graduates and professionals, as well as for companies that are closely focused on innovation
  • offers more than 50 educational products to cover a variety of application domains in the design sector. These range from products to interiors, from fashion to communication, and from services to cultural projects.
  • More than 80% of the participants are active in design studios and industry leaders within one year of completing their studies at
  • operates into an international network that is continuously growing thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and collaborations in an increasingly interconnected and global dimension

Contact info

Via Durando 38/a
20158 Milan

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