The Specializing Master has been set up to bring together expertise from two sectors of excellence in Italy: design and the production of building components. It enables students to combine product aesthetics and functionality with production efficiency in industrial and installation terms by offering them the opportunity to acquire skills specific to Industrial Design based on Italian design/production quality and applicable to the international market, which are fundamental to dealing with the evolution of the sector. The Course of study consists of up-front lessons, talks by experts from the various professional sectors, design studio in team or individual work, guided visits to partner companies and participation in events and fairs proper to the sector. The program will end with a final design studio and an internship in a design or Architecture practice or company of the building sector.
The programme is designed to train professionals with design skills applied to the design of industrial products that can interact or be integrated with the built environment, or components of macrosystems increasingly industrialized, such as buildings.
The aim of the programme is to combine the knowledge coming from two sectors of excellence in Italy: design and production of components for building industry, areas that already are recognized internationally at the best level, but that can find further development opportunities, both in Italy and abroad.
The aspect that our country has a high-quality tradition in manufacturing finished elements for construction is particularly interesting, for example in the field of construction materials (bricks, aggregates, etc.) and coatings (items of pottery, mosaics, etc.), as well as there are excellent companies in production of structures and systems. Therefore, the programme offers Industrial Design skills based on Italian design/production quality that can be applied to the international market. The professionals trained in this programme will be able to manage the design complexity of the industrial product for built environment, in relation to its inclusion in the building, in companies of different productive sectors that include the production of a wide range of construction components, light and heavy prefabrication, construction products for building envelope, installation systems and functional equipment of the built environment. Students can work in companies, or design and engineering firms that ask for their interaction with the business world. The education provided by this Master includes the carrying out of lectures, seminars, exercises and workshops.
Job description and final assessment
Students will become expert designers, with theoretical knowledge combined with significant experiences applied to the construction industry, and product manager, with a strong multidisciplinary attitude, involved in development of new products and their inclusion in the built environment.
The course will be delivered in English.
The Specializing Master has a duration of one year. The launch is scheduled for September 2019.
The training activities last for a total of 480 hours.
The Master's program includes: lessons (theoretical lessons and practical exercises, guided tours, meetings with professionals) and design studio. During the periods in which the design studio is held, some days will be left free for individual work to allow students to develop their projects.
Commitment over time:
- Hours of lessons: 288
- Design study of hours: 192
- Internship hours: 480
- Individual work: 540
- Total hours: 1500
To take part to the selection process, the application form must be completed online within the following deadlines:
for Italian / foreign citizens with a qualification obtained in Italy within August 2019
for Extra U.E. citizens within July 2019
Tuition and fees
The total cost of the Master is: 12.000 euro V.A.T. free according to Art. 10 Dpr 633/72