Color Design & Technology
First-level Specializing Master at the Politecnico di Milano
V Edition - in English
April 2021


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Former students' feedback - II Edition:

Ashka Khandwala - India
"I have studied Interior Design in my Bachelor program.The very first thought of studying colors in detail occurred when I learnt the importance of color in interior spaces and architecture.
My path to this Specialized Master in color was paved by the strong curiosity in the discipline of color development as an intrinsic part of being a designer. Discovering this Masters, I was highly impressed by the didactic and the approach of color design in various fields. 
The experience throughout the year was extremely good. The journey of coming from India to Milan and in politecnico has given me exposure to interact with students from all across the world. The workshops and modules focused for us to work in groups where there were exchange of thoughts and ideas with each one from a different cultural background. During the year, we have been given theoretical lectures from very experienced and renowned professors from the color and design profession.
My internship in a high-end fashion brand focused on checking and creating combinations between the color charts and the items present in their archives, and acquiring pre-professional skills in analysis of color patterns.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is curious about gaining the knowledge of  color and its applications. This Master taught me that Color is not just a simple attribute of objects but a means of expression, perception, communication and aesthetics in design. After completing the course, one has ample amount of knowledge to start a career in the field of color."
Osvado Perrenoud - Brasile
"I'm a Lighting Designer with extensive experience in events and performing arts since 1979, specialized in creating lighting concepts where the colors are essencials.
The course was a deep experience in the world related to colors and how we perceive them.
It was like an arrow hiting a Color Design world target: Italy, Milano, Politecnico di Milano, Polidesign, Master in Color Design and Technology, right on the fly.
A sweeping experience, an in-depth course with competent and knowledgeable teachers of your specific areas, I thoroughly recommend."


Rawan Bakri - Siria
"I'm Graphic designer & Illustrator. I'm originally from Syria but was based in Saudi Arabia where I graduated from the university of visual communication and digital design and worked afterwards at a graphic design studio where I did branding, product design, illustration and animation.
The reason why I choose this Master is a funny story: color used to scare me, mainly when trying to choose the right color for a brand or when trying to match the digital files with the printable. I used to face a lot of issues and these issues wasted energy, money and creativity. I honestly didn't know such study existed "academically speaking", my reaction when I found it was simply, a loud cheerful "BINGO". Also one of the most interesting things about this program is the fact that it's the first of it's kind in the world.
Going through the master I thought we were going to be involved in the psychology of color, color harmony and the artistic side of design & color, which we were. But also we did a great deal on the scientific side of color, light and color perception, which in my opinion was the most interesting and important part. For it is always good to know the basics of stuff in order to move forward.
And in fact, this Master gave me the academic knowledge that will allow me to move forward in the field of color design, with the chance to apply it in practical work with the internship. It also gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of people from different sectors and learn a lot from each and every one of them."


Former students' feedback - I Edition:

Alba Pedrini
"I was looking at the Specializing Master mainly as an occasion to follow a passion and explore something new, but at the same time I was intrigued by the idea of giving my career a shift and possibly develop a new career in the design field. During the year we’ve been given lectures from the most important and well-respected academics in the field of color studies, we got the chance to take part to the annual Italian Color Group meeting and we’ve also met a lot of professionals who are actually working as color designers. I’m convinced the Specializing Master has given each of us the main instruments one needs to start a career in the color field and, most important, it has showed us the limitless application that color might have in different industries. I’ve recently moved to London to work for a company that develops lighting set for events so I’m sure I’ll have the chance to apply at least some of the contents I’ve learnt during the Specializing Master".
Simona Troiano
"The experience of the Specializing Master was extremely good: studying in a multicultural environment enriches you a lot, it gives you the opportunity to meet and discuss with people from different parts of the world and to learn new things. Lectures, theoretical and practical, have been very useful, interesting and allowed us to enter in the magical world of color and to discover issues that are often overlooked or not considered, but in reality are characteristic in our design work: the theme of color is very unique, interesting and not common, then specializing in this sector, in some way, makes you "different" from other designers. The internship experience, finally, during which I've designed and developed a color proposal for the motorcycle industry, has considerably increased my knowledge and my passion: it was an experience that has enriched me both professionally and personally".


Costanza Fausone
"My expectations about the Specializing Master have been fully met: the didactic, in particular, both the theoretical part concerning the color perception and the factors affecting it, and the practical one, with the laboratories, was well organized and extremely comprehensive. The Specializing Master has given me a lot, both on a human and professional level: in the classroom there were students from around the world so, in particular during the workshops, there has been a very stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas. In the workplace, the Specializing Master has provided me with all the tools necessary for a proper color design: it gave me also the opportunity to get in touch with professionals passionate like me to the theme of color and to start new collaborations. The internship, finally, in my case at a manufacturer of paints and varnishes, was interesting as it gave me the opportunity to know from the inside a large company".
Tanja Polegubic
"I consider myself extremely fortunate to be among the first graduates of the Specializing Master in Color Design & Technology, along with an alumni from 4 continents. It is a unique offering not only in Europe, but around the world! Prior to moving to Milan, I had been working in digital communications in Australia for over a decade. I was looking for a masters study program in Europe with a design focus, to build on and expand my communications expertise. The masters color specialization and structure appealed to me as it featured communications, as well as the influence of history, fashion, architecture, product design and the technical aspects of understanding color - invaluable foundations which serve all areas of life - professionally and personally. The Specializing Master exceeded my expectations, as we were given access to experts from industry and academia as well as an internship program to hone our knowledge in a color field. I would recommend the course to anyone who uses color, or would look to better utilize knowledge of color, as the advantages apply across many industries and all aspects of daily life - on an individual and global level".


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Color Design & Technology


Tuition and Fees

The Specializing Master costs € 10.000.

  • develop technical skills about color
  • analysis with other disciplines
  • analysis about how to use color in different areas of application
Teaching Plan
Start: April 2021
End: April 2022
Venue, Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25 - 20158 Milan

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