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Target - The Master in Design is open to Italian and international graduates who have completed a degree in one of the following disciplines: Design, Architecture and Engineering. Profiles from Economics and Humanities studies may be evaluated.
Methodology and structure - The Master course is structured as an experimental path through which students are able to experience and put into practice the mind-set gained during the course by facing real-life projects and business situations, applying principles of both teamwork and learning by doing. The course main philosophy is client-driven. Strong links with main firms, both Italian and international, enable external knowledge and skills in terms of design, case-studies and business strategies. At the end of this Master course, participants have increased their personal overview and are then able to face projects not only from production and technical point of view, but from a more important strategic and systemic perspective. Students acquire the ability to imagine scenarios and complex ecosystems of brands, products and services. They also learn to use ethnographic research tools to understand values, attitudes and people desires.
The preliminary phases of the Master course covers themes related to design thinking and relevant methodologies: methods and User Centered Design tools. Traditional lectures, workshops and laboratory sessions are structured in parallel in order to allow participants to be aligned to same cultural and design tools. Students then deal with the different phases of the design process, consisting of experimental and interactive work-flows, supported by Project Leader Advisors.
Conferences and seminars give students the opportunity to come face to face with industry professionals and agencies, important figures in the fields of design, entrepreneurship, technology and economics. Results of the Final Project are presented at the end of the course to a commission consisting of industry professionals and experts.
In the past editions, projects have been developed in collaboration with: Tequila Clase Azul, Inim Electronics, Midea, Ferrarelle, Piaggio, Ceres, Rizoma, Tecnargilla, Vitasnella, Scoprega, Verallia, Prodir, TVS, Vibram, among the others.
Career opportunities - The Master trains professionals with strong skills in design and innovation, suitable for working as Designers in studios, agencies, design companies, institutions and auto-production, or able to develop their own business.
Facilities and Scholarships - In order to support participants in the coverage of the participation fee, IED has activated an articulated system of facilities: partial or total Scholarships on tuition fee; Early Bird are facilitations for students finalizing enrolment by given deadlines.; Financings with the possibility to pay the tuition fee by instalments thanks to agreements with mortgage companies.