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Course in Product Design


Course Description

The 1-year course in product design is aimed at providing basic training for product and interior designers. This is achieved through a well balanced teaching program that solidifies the necessary methodological tools for approaching a project.

Topics covered in the course are included in the study plan so as to consolidate historical and cultural backgrounds and provide a conceptual framework.

The curriculum will explore portrayal techniques, and the theory and the physiology of perceived phenomena. General training will provide the mastery of technical and technological instruments, the understanding of operative supports, and the vocabulary of product design and product systems design. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and skills needed for the masters year, which is the ideal continuation of this course.

The course lasts 10 months (from October until the end of July) and is entirely taught in English language.

PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS

Allows admission to:
-Master’s course in Industrial Design
-Master’s course in Interior Design

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.

Visit the Course in Product Design page on the Scuola Politecnica di Design website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Academic title/specific education in subjects not related to design; CV/resume: full and detailed; Portfolio: with the works you realized in PDF format; Transcript: scanned copy with subjects taken and grades given; Cover letter: around 20 lines; Diploma: scanned copy of last diploma attained; ID card or passport.

Last Updated

03 February 2017

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