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Master in Product Design

Postgraduate Courses

Guidelines

AUDIENCE

The competition is addressed to candidates who have a first-level degree and/or professional experience in interior design, product design, architecture, engineering, visual arts, or other disciplines related to the field of study, who want to take their career in product design to the next level.

JURY

The applications will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master and the Admission Jury.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

• Digital presentation in PDF file format, A4 landscape, maximum 15 slides, structured as follows:
– Framework
– Concept
– Research (Case studies and recent technologies in the related field)
– Product development process (Hand sketches, illustration)
– Final proposal (Product rendering images, technical drawings)
– Scenarios (Detailed information of how to use the product, diagrams)

The competition proposal must be accompanied by the following supplemental materials:

• Portfolio of projects

• Curriculum vitae

• Motivational letter

• Domus Academy Application form*

• Bachelor’s degree in Italian or English language

• Bachelor’s transcripts in Italian or English

• Copy of passport

• IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate

The candidates are asked to send their materials in one sole file in .PDF format.

ADDITIONAL FOR DOUBLE AWARD MASTER'S

• 2 reference letters

• IELTS 5.5 overall and in every single part or equivalent certificate

• Bachelor’s degree in Italian or English language with GPA no lower than 2.2**

*Application fee is waived for competition participants

**Applications are opened also to students holding a Bachelor’s Degree lower than 2:2 provided that they have also one year of relevant work experience. Students in such case could be requested to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel and/or to produce further documentation upon request.

PRIZES

• One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the Master Programme

• One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Programme

• One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the Master Programme

• Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the Master Programme

Prizes will be calculated on the standard tuition fee amounting to €29.000 - Double Award Master's / €24.900 - Academic Master's (for non-EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included) and € 21.900 - Double Award Master's / €19.900 - Academic Master's (for EU passport holders - diploma fee is not included).

SCHEDULE 

The applications must be sent to Domus Academy by and no later than October 8th 2021. Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by email on October 27th.

MASTER PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Product design anticipates the future, envisioning new ways for humans to interact with both natural and artificial domains. In the Master's Programme in Product Design, you will explore the intersection of design, technology, and customer behavior.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects with companies on the front lines of product design, engineering, and business. You will learn how to analyze current industry directions, anticipate future trends, and explore new territories in design, technology, fabrication, and distribution.

ELIGIBILITY

• Candidates holding a first-level academic diploma or BA degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2021-2022.

• Candidates who have a working knowledge of the English language: IELTS 5.0 academic or equivalent certificate for Academic Master’s Programmes – IELTS 5.5 in all parts for Double Award Master’s Programmes.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• All moral and authorship rights remain that of the author.

• Materials sent to Domus Academy will not be returned.

• Domus Academy is entitled not to award the scholarship if the project are deemed not to meet the suitable standards defined by the jury. The jury will judge at its own discretion and its decision is final.

• The scholarship described in this public announcement cannot be combined with other economic reductions offered by Domus Academy.