1 year Master of the Politecnico di Milano 17th edition - Starting date: March 16th 2020 Academic training + internship

Interiors are one of the areas of design which is undergoing the fastest transformation. Today interior design includes and goes far beyond the traditional definition of the intimate components of architecture. An evolution which is changing both professional practices and careers.

Characteristics and aims

MID University Master's in Interior Design - thirteenth edition – is the offspring of the collaboration between POLI.design, Consortium of Politecnico of Milan, and SPD - Scuola Politecnica di Design. It is a graduate Master’s course  course with a complete advanced educational programme which brings together the experience of two major academic institutions in Italy.
The educational pathway includes lessons and interniship at selected compagnie and offers 60 university credits (CFU) acknowledged by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research). After the successful completion of the course, the 1st level University  Master’s diploma of the Politecnico di Milano will be awarded.
The Master’s course offers an advanced education programme with a professional orientation. The training pathway is a synthesis of theoretical knowledge, research, project based activities and professional practice. Project experiences which develop full interior design skills with a focus on both private and public spaces from offices to hotels and entertainment centers. Interiors are intended as relational spaces, designed to organize all of our human activities creating engagement on a physical, emotional, social level.
The teaching staff, selected among the Politecnico di Milano and SPD’s faculties, is made up of designers, university researchers and professionals from different sectors.


The Master’s course is intended for graduates and final year students in interior design/decoration, architecture, industrial design or equivalents and for candidates with university education who have gained a significant professional experience in the field. Enrolements are limited. The selection is based on evaluation of A CV, A portfolio or an individual interview. Application for admission must be sent to the Information Office at Scuola Politecnica di Design.
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The Master’s takes place between March 16th 2020 and March 2021for a total of 890 hours (lessons and internship). Attendance is compulsory with a full-time workload of around 1500 hours for each student.


At the end of lessons, students will start their internship lasting approximately three months at companies or professional firms in the field. The participants transfer the skills acquired into a professional setting.


The Master course will be held in Italian. Foreign students are expected to reach an intermediate level of the language. Advice and information on Italian language schools in Italy or abroad are also available.

Professional output

At the end of the Master’s the professionals will have acquired the strategic vision in design and the solid practical capabilities necessary for facing the professional environment on a successful and equal basis.

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