• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Specializing Master in Design for public spaces at POLI.design - Milan (Italy) underlines the importance of urban voids in the collective life of men and women. The quality of public space conveys the cultural depth of the community that created it. We live in cities and systems of cities. Alone, with many. We are pedestrians, drivers, passengers, citizens, travellers, inhabitants, outsiders, unsolicited designers, unexpected users. We live a time of economic, urban and demographic growth without precedent. Therefore, we have ahead of us the challenge of giving concrete form to the complex spaces that house new collective needs and opportunities.

It trains the Urban Interior Designer, the professional who focuses on non-built areas such as squares, streets, parks, roundabouts and other undefined urban voids, taking into consideration both the container (built form) and the content (temporary uses). Interior Urban Design requires a gradual approach to public space from its urban configuration to its vitality and role in civic life. It is not the same to "design the void" than to "design in a void.” In the first case we design the urban spatial structure that gives meaning to the city. In the second case, public space is developed and confronted with a people perspective and the temporary nature that characterises our collective life.

This is an innovative  Specializing Master based on the construction of physical identity imbedded in the millennial culture of public space in Italy. It's an opportunity to enhance specific professional skills in an academic and professional context.  It offers the experience of a multidisciplinary faculty of architects, intellectuals, designers and media professionals in a relationship of interdisciplinary creativity. 

The Urban Interior Designer offers the experience of a multidisciplinary faculty of architects, intellectuals, designers and media professionals in a relationship of interdisciplinary creativity. The Urban Interior Designer enters the market with specific competences acquired through a higher education process, ready to blend the knowledge of architects, designers, interior designers and art operators. A professional whose talent is increasingly dependent on the ability to offer hospitable spaces, meaningful on their own and suitable for multiple purposes, many still unpredicted.

Career Opportunities

The program equips students to qualify for employment in the private and public sector, either as free-lance consultants or as integrated in complex organisations such as:

  • architecture, engineering or urban planning companies;
  • manufacturers of materials, furnishings, other equipment for urban outdoor space;
  • urban marketing agencies;
  • consortia of individuals, companies or other entities transforming obsolete or misused urban areas;
  • public administration in charge of public work and urban equipment.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Urban Interiors
  • Conceptualization and Design of Public Spaces
  • Fundamentals of Public Spaces
  • Contemporary Urban Interiors
  • Art and Public Spaces
  • Equipment, Materials and Technologies in Urban Interiors
  • Communication, Identity and Territory

2 partial exemptions of 25%

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
    Equivalent to 60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The Specializing Master is reserved for candidates who have a Degree in Interior Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Scenography, Fine Arts. For foreign applicants, equivalent qualifications in their respective studies will be considered.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    11500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
+ 500 euro Politecnico di Milano registration fee

Living costs

  • Milano, Italy

    850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Madrid, Spain

    745 - 1260 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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