Phygital Open Days 2023 | Discover the Specializing Masters and meet the Faculty
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’s degree is divided into 7 teaching modules.
Modules 1 to 6 are organized roughly on 2 full-time days per week (14 hours). Module 7 on Project works is organized on 5 full-time days per week (for a total of 105 hours).
1. Module: Basics
1.1. Design Culture
Introduction to Italian Design | Primary Design | Basic Design | CMF Design
1.2. Color Design
Colour: experiences and meanings | Color harmony | Color preferences | Color management and communication | Color palette
1.3. Material and Finishing 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 | Visual and sensory perception | Social context and cultural context | Social forecasting | Social forecasting
2.2. Moodboard Design
Material boards and colour boards | Graphic techniques and software design
2.3. Colour Trend
Fashion and historical trend | Micro and macro trends
2.4. Trend Research and Strategy
Trend research tools and methodologies | Trend report
3. Module: Experience and Strategic Design
3.1. User experience
Research and practices | Methods and tools for experience evaluation
3.2. The strategic approach to innovation
Storytelling and Marketing | Design, branding and innovation
4. Module: Surface Design
4.1. Combining the technical and aesthetic, functional and emotional aspects of surfaces
Functional and emotional attributes | Perceived values and qualities | Re-design
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. Product design and engineering
Production technologies | Innovations in aesthetics and use
7. Project works
Delivered in presence (5 days per week full time for a total of 105 hours)
7.1. Project work: Surfaces
7.2. Project work: Furniture product
7.3. Project work: Interiors
Internship or professional training project: 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:
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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To benefit from the discount you will need to:
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