• Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
University of Leicester Featured Masters Courses
University of Northampton Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses

Master in Visual Design

Course Description

From identity to editorial design, from information graphics to digital communication: the designer is called on to take care of all the graphic and visual aspects in the communication process. The programme of the Master’s course caters for the complexity of this scenario and allows profound experiences in the various areas of graphic design. The programme develops in an ongoing relation among these disciplines in order to promote a higher level of professionalism and enhance the technical proficiency of the designers. The studio classes draw up the students’ design thinking and their graphic abilities by reproducing the challenging dynamics which are peculiar to the professional practice. Format, layout and composition, typography and visual elements are closely investigated as key elements of the language of the graphic representation. The plan of studies includes advanced training into all the professional tools and up-to-date technologies.


The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.


At the end of lessons, students start a three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field.


The Master’s course is held in English.


After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.

Visit the Master in Visual Design page on the Scuola Politecnica di Design website for more details!

Student Profiles

Design Master Scholarships 2016 - Design students make a better world - 5 Awards

The theme of the competition "Design students make a better world". The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for tradition and the environment can help the world be a better place for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, and products to make the world much better through a new perspective. Candidates must develop the theme related to the postgraduate or master's programe they wish to apply for. A jury of experts will award scholarships to the best works. The deadline for submitting projects is 8th April 2016.Award: 5 full scholarships covering the 100% of the tuition fee of the academic year. Housing and other costs shall be covered by the winners.

Value of Scholarship(s)

100% scholarship - tuition free


Students and professionals from all over the world aged 21 to 44 can participate to the competition. BA Degree or higher – in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts – or significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma)

Application Procedure

Submit the project online (available after registration)
The Candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb file size).
The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).

Further Information


Entry Requirements

BA Degree or higher (in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts, etc.) OR significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma); Transcripts (list of subjects + grades) (graduates only); Portfolio in digital format

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Scuola Politecnica di Design
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X