Description

The world of material goods design and production undergoes constant changes, constantly reflecting the changing needs, forms of communication and renewed lifestyles. This evolution raises important ethical questions and stimulates a broad conversation about what kind of society and environment we want to co-create. Within this debate, you as designer will play a key role if you are able to hold a wide vision about the relationships between products, sustainability, and urban life.

The MA in Product Design developed out of the MA in Design, first as a specialization and now as its own complete degree program.

You will learn a contemporary approach to design founded on the Italian design culture. You will explore the ideas and strategies of professional designers in order to develop your own personal design identity. You will analyze new reference scenarios on innovative topics and design or re-design objects through fostering an experiential and physical relationship with them.

Thanks to continuous interaction with faculty mentors and industry professionals, you will become a well-rounded designer who is able to direct all stages of product development, including brainstorming, design strategy, materials research, and actual production.

The MA in Product Design is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR) as a Master of Arts degree (120 CFs).

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First year

Project Methodology, Rendering 3D, New Materials Technology, Integrated New Media, History of Design, Product Design I, Project Culture, Light Design.

Second year

Exhibition Design, Design Management, Brand Design, Multimedia Design, Product Design II, Interaction Design, Decoration

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Through exchange programmes, NABA's International Office encourages and supports students wishing to study abroad.

The office promotes educational experiences at numerous prestigious international partner universities worldwide, including members and non-members of the Laureate International Universities network. Thanks to this vast international network, students at NABA are able to spend periods of study abroad, enriching their educational curriculum and laying the groundwork for increasingly international future careers.

International study opportunities are mainly provided as part of the Erasmus+ project promoted by the European Commission, the International Exchange Program for destinations outside of Europe, the Semester Abroad Program at the Laureate group Universities and short summer courses.

NABA counts more than 50 cooperation agreements with European academies and universities through the Erasmus+ Programme; the Academy also counts more than 20 international cooperation agreements with several universities outside Europe.

Visit this link for more information on the Erasmus+ Programme and international exchange.

Faculty

Guido Tattoni

GUIDO TATTONI

Dante Donegani

DANTE DONEGANI

Faculty and Visiting Professors

Daniele Belleri, Nicholas Bewick, Guido Bianchi, Bonsaininja, Stefano Caggiano, Stefano Cardini, Joseph Forakis, Riccardo Gatti, Luciano Giorgi, Stefano Giovannoni, Alessandro Guerriero, Giovanni Lauda, Emanuele Lomello, Material Connexion, Renato Montagner, Pernilla Ohrstedt, Massimo Pettiti, Luca Poncellini, Matteo Ragni, Angela Rui, Denis Santachiara, Mario Trimarchi, Migliore + Servetto Architects, Marple&Marple, Lorenzo Palmeri, Subhash Mukerjee, Luca Macrì, Mark Anderson, Francesco Librizzi, Matteo Mocchi, Alex Brodsky, Gary Chang, Allan Wexler, Ron Gilad, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow-Wow).

PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Graduates of the MA in Product Design will be prepared to enter the fields of design and product design in the broadest sense. In particular, they could take on the following professional roles:

  • Product manager or developer
  • Advisor or consultant for product design companies
  • Design manager
  • Design entrepreneur
  • Educator in a school or university

NABA’s Career Service helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 80% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation.* Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their résumés, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios.

*Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2014 graduates.

NABA has developed strong relationships with leading companies that provide internships for NABA students. Among them are: Aldo Cibic of Cibicworkshop, Azimut Benetti Group, Bonetto Design International, Festina Italia, Giochi Preziosi, Giorgio Armani, Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés, Luxottica, Pininfarina Extra, Studio Italo Rota & Partners, Tagua, the Swatch Group, and Zanotta.

The MA in Product Design cooperates or has cooperated with: Abitare, Bosch, Com-Tech, Comvert, Electrolux, ENI, Fondazione Pirelli, Giochi Preziosi, IKEA, Industreal, Jannelli & Volpi, L’Oreal, Leroy Merlin, Material Connexion, Momo Design, Orange, Parco Nord Milano, Pininfarina Extra, Regione Lombardia, Resinology, RossoCiliegia, Samsung, the Swatch Group, Tupperware, Vinavil, Waril, and Zanotta.

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