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POLI.design

Location

Campus Bovisa, Milano, Italy

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32Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

$10000Average tuition fee

About POLI.design

POLI.design is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised as an international centre of excellence in 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, providing a broader experience of design in all its most up-to-date forms, from the perspective of constant innovation.

POLI.design boasts four important associations of design professionals:

  • ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale
  • AIPi Associazione Italiana Progettisti d’Interni
  • AIAP Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva
  • Federlegno Arredo

 

Design is a resource that is crucial for standing up to global competition in terms of identity and diversity. Design is a driving force behind growth that can guide individual and collective choices through cultural trends, guiding tastes, behaviours, lifestyles, and consumption styles.

Design has numerous and highly varied applications from research and applications connected with the introduction of new technologies, to designing new products and services, from the study of communication interfaces to managing ergonomic and environmental qualities, from defining urban spaces and one’s own body, to governing processes connected with environmental and social sustainability policies.

POLI.design proposes to unite the academic and business cultures and the world of knowledge professionals; promote and develop design as a discipline and system of professions; foster virtuous relationships between universities, institutions, manufacturers, and professionals; support the development of creative enterprises.

Politecnico di Milano - QS Ranking 2021 in Art&Design category, first in Italy, third in Europe, and fifth in the world.

Tradition and innovation, quality and ability to connect with the professional world are the cornerstones that have made POLI.design one of the reference companies at an international level for postgraduate training since 1999.

Together with the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano and the Department of Design, POLI.design forms the Design System of the Politecnico, an aggregate of resources, skills, structures and laboratories.

POLI.design is the postgraduate school in design of the Politecnico di Milano that supports and completes the curricular paths of the School of Design, aimed at professional training and earning job roles in the areas of work designers operate in today.


The school plays a hinge role between universities, businesses, organisations and institutions and the professional world, taking on an international perspective, establishing partnerships with universities, schools, organisations, institutions, and companies.

English is the main language of teaching, but some classes are taught in Italian.

To find out more about the university, you can visit its social media platforms: Facebook; Instagram; LinkedIn; YouTube.

About POLI.design

POLI.design is based in Milan, a universally known and recognised as an international centre of excellence in 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, providing a broader experience of design in all its most up-to-date forms, from the perspective of constant innovation.

POLI.design boasts four important associations of design professionals:

  • ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale
  • AIPi Associazione Italiana Progettisti d’Interni
  • AIAP Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva
  • Federlegno Arredo

 

Design is a resource that is crucial for standing up to global competition in terms of identity and diversity. Design is a driving force behind growth that can guide individual and collective choices through cultural trends, guiding tastes, behaviours, lifestyles, and consumption styles.

Design has numerous and highly varied applications from research and applications connected with the introduction of new technologies, to designing new products and services, from the study of communication interfaces to managing ergonomic and environmental qualities, from defining urban spaces and one’s own body, to governing processes connected with environmental and social sustainability policies.

POLI.design proposes to unite the academic and business cultures and the world of knowledge professionals; promote and develop design as a discipline and system of professions; foster virtuous relationships between universities, institutions, manufacturers, and professionals; support the development of creative enterprises.

Politecnico di Milano - QS Ranking 2021 in Art&Design category, first in Italy, third in Europe, and fifth in the world.

Tradition and innovation, quality and ability to connect with the professional world are the cornerstones that have made POLI.design one of the reference companies at an international level for postgraduate training since 1999.

Together with the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano and the Department of Design, POLI.design forms the Design System of the Politecnico, an aggregate of resources, skills, structures and laboratories.

POLI.design is the postgraduate school in design of the Politecnico di Milano that supports and completes the curricular paths of the School of Design, aimed at professional training and earning job roles in the areas of work designers operate in today.


The school plays a hinge role between universities, businesses, organisations and institutions and the professional world, taking on an international perspective, establishing partnerships with universities, schools, organisations, institutions, and companies.

English is the main language of teaching, but some classes are taught in Italian.

To find out more about the university, you can visit its social media platforms: Facebook; Instagram; LinkedIn; YouTube.

University information

Master

6+
78+
180+
30+
2+

POLI.design is inside the Campus Bovisa, Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25, 20158 Milano MI.

The Design System of the Politecnico di Milano has one of the most internationally recognised laboratory systems. POLI.design is one of the shareholders of PoliHub, the Startup District & Incubator of the Politecnico di Milano managed by the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.

PoliHub offers support to incubated start-ups with a series of dedicated and customised services based on the needs and maturity stage of each business project by providing a growing level of support:

  • Materials for Start-ups
  • Acceleration platforms
  • Mentorship programme
  • Financing advisory and support services

Find out more info about laboratories here.

In each class there is a tutor to support students.

Student life

POLI.design operates within an international network, that is continuously growing thanks to the wide-ranging experiences and collaborations in an increasingly interconnected and global dimension.

POLI.design aims to promote and spread the design culture, through enhancing and intensifying international relations. POLI.design has built strong relationships with companies and institutions worldwide by offering training programmes for international students, professionals and companies, and by organising tailored training courses and site-specific projects.

The goal of POLI.design is to promote the exchange, access, and mobility of the world of design, strengthening and intensifying relations to spread the culture of design.

International students attending POLI.design come from 88 countries each year.

POLI.design promotes the field of design through competitions, cultural events, and publishing activities.

Students live both on and off campus, but the majority of students select their own accommodation.

Typical admissions criteria for students are as follows:

  • A degree (both Italian or foreign)
  • CV
  • Portfolio
  • Transcript
  • Passport


There aren’t any specific scholarships for international students, but generic one for all students. You can find out about scholarships on the Specialising Master or Higher Education Course pages on the website.


Find out about the career services at POLI.design (through the career services of Politecnico di Milano) here.  There is still a community for POLI.design alumni only, but students have access to the community of the Politecnico di Milano.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

10,000 EUR
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International Students

10,000 EUR
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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Available programs

POLI.design boasts the following training areas:

  • Interior Design and Architecture
  • Business Design
  • Communication Design
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Digital and Interaction
  • Fashion Design
  • Product Design

The university offers more than 25 specialised masters by Politecnico di Milano, managed by POLI.design.

POLI.design offers first and second level specialised masters of 12/24 months, including an internship period of one year in companies, businesses, or professional firms.

Classroom training is a mix of class lessons, seminars and design workshops with contributions and external inputs from the world of business and the professional sector. First and second level masters programmes combine lectures, seminars, and workshops.

Living on campus puts students in constant contact with international design culture present in Milan.

All masters programmes at the university last for one year, including the internship period in companies, factories or professional firms. Each master counts for 60 CFU (University Formative Credits), equivalent to 60 ECTS.

There are also more than 25 Higher Education Courses available. The Advanced Training Courses are the ideal vehicle for professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and travel at high speed. There are excellent faculties, international case studies, and a great desire to learn through immersive teaching at Politecnico. Access is open and subject to selection based on professional profiles.

The Higher Training Courses have variable time commitments. Each course integrates and certifies skills and issues professional credits for Architects and Engineers.

The usual postgraduate entry requirements:

  • A degree, both Italian or foreign
  • Curricular selection are the requisites for access to the course.

The average tuition fees for students is between €10,000 (US$12,090) and €16,000 (US$19,344).

Find out about special funding available for the masters on the information page.  

Prospective students must fill in the application form on the website, upload their documents, and attend an interview.

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