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PRODUCT & FURNITURE DESIGN

Master's Degrees • Master's Courses
Postgraduate
MILANO
LONDON
These full time postgraduate level courses are specialised programmes that support participants’ careers the design industries. They are designed for those who have already acquired specific skills in the appropriate area at undergraduate level, or for industry professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge of a specific subject area in design.

MILANO

This course is designed for students wanting to acquire advanced skills in furniture and product design in order to become professionals able to combine creativity with innovation using a Made in Italy approach. Characterised by Italy’s famed emphasis on research and innovation, this course provides students with a unique strategic ability to interpret socio-cultural developments through aesthetic research and experimentation with new technologies, in order to produce elegant, highly functional designs. 

15 Feb 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
Italian · English
Enrollment Fee
€ 5,500
Fee EU
€ 22,000
Fee non EU
€ 23,000
11 Oct 2021 - 24 Jun 2022
Italian · English
Enrollment Fee
€ 5,500
Fee EU
€ 22,000
Fee non EU
€ 23,000
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Through lectures and design activities, students will learn how to navigate the design process from start to finish, combining technological skills with aesthetic experimentation to create highly innovative products. Through lessons on design tools, students will learn how to use software to create 3D models and professional-level product presentations. During the course, students will be involved in a series of research projects with a strong focus on innovation, in collaboration with some of the most successful design brands in Italy. These research projects will be overseen by international designers and supported by a teaching body composed of experts in the various disciplines involved in professional design. Students will find themselves at the heart of a highly stimulating and fully immersive educational environment, with a focus on the authentic relationship between research and design, in line with the practices employed by some of the biggest international design partners today. With specific insights into project culture and the current design scene, and a unique analysis of design language, students will learn how to define products from a cultural, social and market-based perspective. Technical skills and specific research into colour palettes, materials and their application will allow students to define their own personal approach, characterised by originality, individuality and high professional standards. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to attend a number of design events in Milan, the international capital of design, where they’ll learn about project culture both within the Institute, which is an active part of Milan’s design network, and in the many spaces and showrooms run by leading brands in the immediate vicinity and in the beating heart of the design district. Students will also have the opportunity to attend Milan Furniture Fair and Milan Design Week in person, which are two of the largest and most imitated design events in the world, and see thousands of exhibitions gather to deliver product presentations over the course of one week.

  • Product and furniture design innovation
  • Strategic product design and furnishing accessories
  • Technological experimentation
  • Material research
  • Applying product colours and finishes
  • Production methods in design
  • Design tools
  • Analysis of modern and contemporary Italian design
  • Study and definition of design languages
  • Culture of design and new scenarios
  • Furniture designer
  • Product designer
  • Product development manager
  • Design director
  • CMF expert for product design
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LONDON

This course is designed for students wanting to acquire advanced skills in furniture and product design in order to become professionals able to combine creativity with innovation using a Made in Italy approach. Characterised by Italy’s famed emphasis on research and innovation, this course provides students with a unique strategic ability to interpret socio-cultural developments through aesthetic research and experimentation with new technologies, in order to produce elegant, highly functional designs. 

11 Oct 2021 - 14 Jan 2023
English
Enrollment Fee
£ 4,400
UK Nationals or UK Domicile fees
£ 16,300
International fees
£ 19,900


·UK passport holders or UK domicile fees (EU Settlement scheme, indefinite to remain, dependant visas)
·International fees (For everyone else who requires a visa to study in London)

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Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master’s Degree by (Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; Master’s Degrees include a 12-week work placement. Participants obtain 180 credits upon successful completion of the MA course. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check www2.mmu.ac.uk/international/ for international equivalents).


11 Oct 2021 - 24 Jun 2022
English
Enrollment Fee
£ 3,300
UK Nationals or UK Domicile fees
£ 10,800
International fees
£ 14,600


·UK passport holders or UK domicile fees (EU Settlement scheme, indefinite to remain, dependant visas)
·International fees (For everyone else who requires a visa to study in London)

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Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a BA (Hons) Degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; BA (Hons) Degree (sandwich) is a four-year course which includes a 36-week placement. 120 credits points are available each year of study in order to gain an honours degree, obtaining 360 credits upon successful completion of the three-year course. Participants on the four-year sandwich course will receive 120 practice credits for the additional year. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check www2.mmu.ac.uk/international/ for international equivalents); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.


Branded Scholarships
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Istituto Marangoni Scholarship
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DISCOVER THE COURSE
LEARNING FOCUS
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS

Through lectures and design activities, students will learn how to navigate the design process from start to finish, combining technological skills with aesthetic experimentation to create highly innovative products. Through lessons on design tools, students will learn how to use software to create 3D models and professional-level product presentations. During the course, students will be involved in a series of research projects with a strong focus on innovation, in collaboration with some of the most successful design brands in Italy. These research projects will be overseen by international designers and supported by a teaching body composed of experts in the various disciplines involved in professional design. Students will find themselves at the heart of a highly stimulating and fully immersive educational environment, with a focus on the authentic relationship between research and design, in line with the practices employed by some of the biggest international design partners today. With specific insights into project culture and the current design scene, and a unique analysis of design language, students will learn how to define products from a cultural, social and market-based perspective. Technical skills and specific research into colour palettes, materials and their application will allow students to define their own personal approach, characterised by originality, individuality and high professional standards. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to attend a number of design events in Milan, the international capital of design, where they’ll learn about project culture both within the Institute, which is an active part of Milan’s design network, and in the many spaces and showrooms run by leading brands in the immediate vicinity and in the beating heart of the design district. Students will also have the opportunity to attend Milan Furniture Fair and Milan Design Week in person, which are two of the largest and most imitated design events in the world, and see thousands of exhibitions gather to deliver product presentations over the course of one week.

  • Product and furniture design innovation
  • Strategic product design and furnishing accessories
  • Technological experimentation
  • Material research
  • Applying product colours and finishes
  • Production methods in design
  • Design tools
  • Analysis of modern and contemporary Italian design
  • Study and definition of design languages
  • Culture of design and new scenarios
  • Furniture designer
  • Product designer
  • Product development manager
  • Design director
  • CMF expert for product design
Be always updated
VIEW ALL NEWS & EVENTS
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