This masters in industrial design strives to train designers who are capable of conceiving products to address a multitude of markets, while retaining solid design principles.
Students will gain experience in product design, from the preliminary concept to its refinement, to the physical and digital representation of the project.
The program develop an approach which stresses the users' experience, as well as the social meaning of the product, and its relation to the designer.
Students are expected to have an open mind, with an interdisciplinary approach to methodology which values their own cultural background, and emphasizes the role of dialogue and mutual exchange in the creative process.
With close relationships to major industrial partners, SPD industrial design students will face challenging tasks that address the relationships with business and organizations in a mature way. Technical training is particularly emphasized in order to build up solid professional groundings. Students can use modeling and computer design laboratories equipment with the most advanced software to further enhance their skill-set.
The course lasts 15 months (from October until December) and is entirely taught in English language.
After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Founded in Milan in 1954, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy. Situated in Milan, the capital of design, Scuola Politecnica di Design pioneered design education thanks to its solid grounding and to its peculiar approach integrating different domains: ergonomics, art, perception studies, semiotics.
Today, SPD is an international laboratory for the exchange of ideas, experience and creativity in order to develop projects. Since its foundation the school has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds.
All courses are taught in a personalized and small learning environment promoting easy contact with the faculty and the staff. Indeed, at SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty formed by designers, professionals from different fields and visiting tutors.
The masters programs offered by SPD are organized in collaboration with IULM University, and award academic degrees recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, The University and Research MIUR, corresponding to 60 credits under the ECTS system.
The teaching method at Scuola Politecnica di Design is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work is carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Heineken, IKEA, Artemide and Poltrona Frau Group among the others.
These projects are deveopped according to an interdisciplinary approach which is a testing ground for the student’s skills, from the concept idea to its execution.