The Food Design Master’s degree program enables students to become design professionals in the food industry, exploring all related sectord. Combining marketing management and communication skills with design innovation, the program’s education model engages with design sensibility and methodology for food packaging, tourism, nutrition, agriculture, retail, restaurants, science, objects and experiences.
This Master’s degree is an opportunity not only for students holding a degree in design, marketing and communication, but also for managers and professionals to develop all the necessary skills to give their creative contribution to an increasingly growing sector, of which Italy constitutes one of the main benchmarks known worldwide.
The combination between food and design creates a “food designer” who is able to manage the design:
- of processes, methods and spaces where products are processed, distributed and consumed;
- of food in terms of its aesthetics, communication and representation;
- of equipment and tools used to prepare and consume food;
- of all the communication activities implemented for the promotion of food products.
This Master degree is an opportunity not only for students holding a degree in design, marketing and communication, but also for managers and professionals to develop all the necessary skills to give their creative contribution to an increasingly growing sector, of which Italy constitutes one of the main benchmarks known worldwide.
The Master is open to Italian and foreign graduates coming from various scientific disciplines, social sciences and liberal arts.
The Master’s includes lessons, design workshops and seminars with the leaders of the food and agriculture industry and the design field: entrepreneurs, managers, journalists, food critics, designers, architects, publishers and chefs. The program includes visits to food companies, concept stores, restaurants as well as gastronomic fairs and events. After the end of the course, students complete an internship in a company, agency or firm working in the field.
The third edition of the Master's in Food Design will start on February 26th 2018. It will include 600 hours of lessons and a three-month internship. Attendance is compulsory. The total course hours will be 1500 h/student which will include lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.
The Master’s program is taught in English and open to students of different nationalities.
The Master’s has a limited number of places available and accepts students on a rolling basis. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on CV/resume, portfolio, degree certificate, letter of intension, transcript(s) and cognitive interview. Applications must be sent to the Scuola Politecnica di Design.
Applications must be sent to the Scuola Politecnica di Design Master’s Office -- firstname.lastname@example.org
During 2016, SPD students also completed projects in situ with Pepsico, Bahlsen Group, Whirlpool, Moooi, NaturaSi and the City of Sarzana, Italy.
TBD: After passing the final exam, students will obtain a Taught Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD.
The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.
Founded in 1968, IULM is an education centre of excellence in the field of languages, communication, tourism and cultural heritage management.
Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, founded in Milan in 1954. With an ADI Compass d’Oro award, the school offers six post-graduate Master’s programs in Food Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Transportation Design, Visual Design and Web Design. Since 1980, SPD’s Research Center has developed a consultancy for companies and institutions around the world.
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