• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Context 

The Product Designer profession is experiencing a great change, besides designing as a freelance or within a professional studio, he is demanded to directly enter the job market becoming a self-made man, entrepreneur and producer of his own ideas.

Methodology and structure

 In three years, students acquire the worldwide famous Italian design culture, with origins in Leonardo’s genius, capable of expressing works of great aesthetic, functional and emotional value. 

To undertake a professional career, students get a wide range of competences: cultural, technical and based on project development. Cultural elements connected to design, architecture and art are analysed but also sociology and anthropology, necessary to comprehend and interpret the evolutionary phenomena of behaviour, the main subject of design. 

Students of the Product Design - IED Milan at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)  are introduced to marketing, a fundamental tool for analysing brand values and corporate market positioning of the companies they work with, and for reading and anticipating consumer needs and trends. 

Students develop their own solid project development method that, starting from ethical, social and sustainability values, allows them to acquire a mindset for strategic design. This design method is completed by the study of tools to develop, assess and explain a project: the pencil, 3D modelling software, rendering, lab work for the construction of models and prototypes using 3D printers. Thanks to the electronic prototyping platform Arduino, students are able to experiment the interaction between functions of the object and people’s behaviour. 

Career opportunities 

 Product Designer, Service Designer, Concept Designer.

Accreditation

Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perception Theory And The Psychology Of Form
  • Design Methods
  • Technical Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Materials Typology 
  • History Of Contemporary Art 
  • History Of Design 
  • Modelling Techniques 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

General entry requirementsIn order to be eligible for admission to a 1st Level Academic Diploma*, leading to an academic degree awarded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) students must:

  • hold a Secondary School Diploma that: a. satisfies the requirements to enter university education in the awarding country b. was conferred on completion of min. 12 years of previous global schooling
  • be proficient in the language of the chosen course (Italian/English);
  • not be enrolled to any other course in any other Academy or University
  • be 18 years old by the end of the year in which the course starts
  • comply with Admission and Enrollment procedures; 
  • Equivalent to a three-year Bachelor of Arts course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    17200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17200 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Tuition fee -  € 14,700
  • Enrollment Fee -  € 2,500

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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