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The Master in Sensorial Surface Design aims to train professionals in the design of the perceptive, sensorial and technical aspects of surfaces.
The Specializing Master in Sensorial Surface Design focuses on the design of the perceptive and technical aspects of surfaces as a privileged “place” for experiential interactions, research, experimentation and anticipation of aesthetic and socio-cultural trends. Starting from the functional and sensory qualities of surfaces, the Master’s course focuses on the design of the emotional identity of furniture products and interiors.
The specialised skills offered by the Specializing Master cover both the theoretical, technical and practical aspects linked to colour, materials and finishes and the intangible aspects linked to the sensorial experience and perception of value.
The training objectives of the Specializing Master are:
The Specializing Master is based on a mix of theoretical lectures, testimonials and in-depth technical studies, correlated with practical activities and workshops.
At the end of the course, project works lasting a total of 105 hours are carried out in small teams.
Types of activities
All the activities are conducted in English.
The master is divided into teaching modules organized on 2 full-time days per week (14 hours). The Project works module is organized on 5 full-time days per week (for a total of 105 hours).
The teaching modules, which begin in October and end in June, are followed by the internship or professionalizing project (400 hours).
1. Module: Basics
1.1. Design Culture
Introduction to Italian Design | Design primario | CMF Design
1.2. Color Design
Colour: experiences and meanings | Color harmony | Color preferences | Color management and
communication | Color palette
1.3. Material Design
Materials and finishes, technical and emotional aspects
1.4. CMF Design
Qualistica | Soft qualities | CMF Design
2. Module: Trend research and forecasting
2.1. Perceptual and social aspects
Visual and sensory perception | Social and cultural context | Social forecasting
2.2. Moodboard Design
Material boards and colour boards | Graphic techniques and software design
2.3. Trend Research and Strategy
Trend research tools and methodologies | Trend report
2.4. Colour Trend
Fashion and historical trend | Micro and macro trends
3. Module: Experience and Strategic Design
3.1. User experience
Research and practices | Methods and tools for experience evaluation
3.2. Strategic design
The strategic approach to innovation | Storytelling and Marketing | Design, branding and
4. Module: Surface Design
4.1. Technical and aesthetic qualities of surfaces
Functional and emotional attributes | Perceived values and qualities
5. Module: Sensorial and Emotional Design
5.1. Designing the sensorial and emotional aspects of surfaces, furniture and interiors
Emotional characters | Soft qualities
6. Module: Furniture Design
6.1. Soft redesign
Innovations in aesthetic and use | CMF directions and strategies
7. Module: Project works
7.1. Project work: Surfaces
7.2. Project work: Furniture
7.3. Project work: Interiors
8. Module: Empowerment
8.2. Career Coaching Lab
Internships or professionalizing projects (400 hours).
The Diploma of Specializing Master in Sensorial Surface Design by Politecnico di Milano will be awarded, with a course attendance rate of over 75%.
The Specializing Master program grants 60 CFU (Formative University Credits) equivalent to 60 ECTS.
The professional figure trained by the Specializing Master can work in the different sectors of Furniture/Interior design within company teams dedicated to CMF Design, Colour design, Material design and Surface design.
Candidates are admitted to the Specializing Master if they have a degree or Master’s degree in design, engineering or architecture. For the purposes of admission, the profile of candidates not belonging to the above categories may be evaluated by the management.
For foreign candidates, equivalent qualifications in the respective study systems will be considered valid.
To participate in the selections you must fill out the online application form by the following deadlines:
EU/ Non-EU who graduated in Italy / EU citizens with qualification gained abroad by August 24th, 2024;
Non-EU citizens who graduated abroad by July 24th, 2024.
The cost of the Specializing Master is € 12.000, divided as follows:
POLI.design offers the community of Politecnico di Milano a 50% discount to be applied to the participation fee for a I and II level Specializing Master or Higher Education Course / Post Graduate Program / Continuing Education Course which POLI.design manages and provides. The discount is for internal staff (i.e., structured teachers and technical and administrative staff) with active contracts at Politecnico di Milano and members of their household.
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