Academic Year 2018/19





School of Design



Degree Programme of:


Design for the Fashion System
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Bovisa Campus

1. General Information

School School of Design
Code Reference Law1097
NameDesign for the Fashion System
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-12 - Design
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1,2
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Collina Luisa Maria Virginia
Coordinator of the Study programme Valeria Maria Iannilli
Website of the School http://www.design.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
http://www.moda.polimi.it


Student Office (Study programme) - Milano
Reference office
Orientamento carriera didattica Design
Address Via Candiani 72, 20158 Milano
Phone --


Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA LAMBRUSCHINI, 15 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The Laurea Magistrale programme in Design for the Fashion System, henceforth referred to for the sake of brevity as Design for the Fashion System, is designed to train highly qualified professionals capable of promoting the international level competitivity of the fashion system in both the manufacturing context and in strategic fashion business processes.

Specific courses relating to fashion products - men's wear, women's wear, accessories, sportswear and underwear - will thus be offered together with courses studying materials, technologies and the sector's characteristic working methods in depth as well as competition logic and distribution, sales and communication processes, trends, scenarios and cultural values.

Politecnica fashion is strongly oriented towards research and experimentation in both high craft and high tech, the craft dimension with the technological dimension, handmade together with the most up-to-date modelling software to provide students with the chance to work in any fashion system company. To this end the course includes a great deal of laboratory work which is an important opportunity for manual practice which, together with experimentation and research into materials and technologies, combine in the research and design work which make up the degree thesis.

Internships at certified companies or professional studios, bodies and institutions are also a mandatory part of the course. This LM's specialisation and progressive professional figure structuring is reflected in the chance to attend specialist sector training courses which can also be a feature of the degree theses and internships. As well as clothing, sectors of special interest which offer opportunities for specialisation are sportswear, underwear, accessories, knitwear and jewellery, contexts of crucial importance in the Italian manufacturing system and sectors in which staff and innovation are much in demand.

In this way this Laurea Magistrale supplies students with integrated skills in the product-service system which lead to cross sector employment opportunities within the fashion chain and its businesses.


For more information see the website of the degree course
http://www.moda.polimi.it

3. Learning objectives

By 'Fashion System' is meant the integrated system of products, processes and services which define and make up the fashion market. The Fashion System works on a collection of products such as clothing in the prêt-à-porter context, casual wear and sportswear, accessories such as footwear, bags, small leather items, jewellery, knitwear and underwear but also the products characteristic of recent range additions employed by fashion brands such as home textile accessories.

The intention of this Laurea Magistrale is to train innovation, research and experimentation oriented designers capable of interpreting design as a strategic element in fashion business innovation.

The following are central objectives in the training of Design for the Fashion System graduates: acquiring a cultural and aesthetic language, an ability to critically evaluate the impact of design on the social, cultural and economic context as well as strategic planning and management skills.

The Laurea Magistrale educational programme is thus designed for systemic training understood as training in the various product, process and service components.


A further objective of the course of study is to develop students' ability to assist in the coherent translation of product values into a range of supports and communication events (from trade communication to advertising) and sales space/moments (from events to retail visualising).

The programme is structured within the framework of the design culture sphere (ICAR/13).

The aim of this subject module is to help students to develop their own individual style and design autonomy, acquiring expressive maturity and experimenting with design processes starting with brand identification and continuing in fashion product, communication and distribution systems.

Subjects relating to the evolution of cultural production systems (SSD L-ART/03; M-FIL/04; M- DEA/01).

The aim of this subject module is to assist students in the acquisition of the ability to codify and interpret artistic languages with special reference to those which have most to do with the evolution of fashion products such as graphic art, contemporary art, cinema, photography and new media.

Subject module relating to the evolution of social and consumer practices (SSD SPS/07; SPS/08).

The aim of this subject module to to help students to acquire analytical skills and the ability to codify and interpret social and consumption interaction practices with special reference to the understanding of the dynamics of fashion product use as crucial components within cultural and communication processes.

Subject module relating to corporate culture and competitivity models (SSD SECS-P/08).

The aim of this subject module is to give students a grounding in evolutionary dynamics and the characteristics of current sector chain and organisation systems, an understanding of prevalent business models in the fashion sphere and a grasp of organisational and entrepreneurial skills.

Subject module relating to innovation and technology transfer (SSD ING-IND/22; INF/01)

The aim of this subject module is to assist students in the acquisition of research and technological innovation transfer skills with special reference to materials and techniques innovation with the objective of integrating new aesthetic and functional qualities into products. This module also pays special attention to logistics and systems innovation including acquiring innovative IT managed process tools.

The programme will conclude with an individual Laurea Magistrale thesis which must consist of original contents developed by each individual student and expressed in a written dissertation and design work.

The resulting professional is a fashion designer who must: be capable of understanding, managing and co-ordinating a complex design chain (based on components, semi-worked elements, aggregate working processes and services, etc.); be able to interpret the product in a systemic way, i.e. in its entirety - made up of product and goods ranges and a range of brands - and in its market advertising and distribution dimensions; lastly, be able to understand and implement business logics and strategies.


4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

For every level I Laurea course the School also sets up a related continued study Laurea Magistrale.

 

Laurea I Level

Laurea II Level of the same class

- Industrial product design

Integrated Product Design

- Communication Design

Communication Design

- Fashion Design

Design for the Fashion System

- Interior Design

Interior and Spatial Design

Industrial product design

Design & Engineering of Industrial Product

Mechanical Engineering (Laurea programme activated at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering)

Material and Nanotechnology Engineering (Laurea programme activated at the School of Industrial and Information Engineering)

Industrial Product Design/Communication Design/Interior Design/Fashion Design

Product Service System Design

Industrial Product Design/Communication Design/Interior Design/Fashion Design

Digital and Interaction Design

Interior Design/Industrial Product Design (Product)

Naval and Ship Building Design - La Spezia campus

 

All LM study programmes of the School of Design are divided up into sections.

Laurea Magistrale in Integrated Product Design

Taught in Italian and English languages

Active sections during 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Section Integrated Product 1 - IP1

Section Integrated Product 2 - IP2

Laurea Magistrale in Communication Design

Taught in Italian and English languages

 

Active during both years, 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Communication Section 1 – C_1

Communication Section 2 – C_2

Communication Section 3 – C_3

Laurea Magistrale in Design for the Fashion System

Taught in English language

Active during both years, 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Fashion Section 1 – M_1

Fashion Section 2 – M_2

Laurea Magistrale in Interior and Spatial Design

Taught in Italian and English languages

 

Active sections during 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Section Interior and Spatial 1 - IS1

Section Interior and Spatial 2 - IS2

Section Interior and Spatial 3 - IS3

Laurea Magistrale in Design & Engineering

Taught in English language

Active sections during both years, 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Section D&E 1 – DE1

Section D&E2 – DE2

Section D&E3 – DE3

Laurea Magistrale in Product Service System Design

Taught in English language

Active sections during both years, 1st and 2nd year of the LM

Section Product Service System 1 - PS_1

Section Product Service System 2 - PS_2

From the 2nd year of the LM the following section will also be active

Section Product Service System 2 - PS_3

Only for students of the Double Degree with Management engineering

Laurea Magistrale in Digital and Interaction Design

Taught in English language

During 1st and 2nd year a single DID Section is active

Please note: the educational offer can be in both languages, Italian and English.

 As noted in the three-year Regulation, the Table does not seem immediately understandable.

4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

The career outcomes envisaged for the Laurea Magistrale in Design for the Fashion System are those involving managing design projects within fashion businesses dealing with integrated design of product-service systems co-ordinating project groups and the functions involved in development processes.
Graduates may also find employment in professional studios working in fashion research and product development in the fashion business world. They may also work in creative co-ordination of fashion brands in reference to communication, event organisation and retail space layout processes.

5.2 Careers options and profiles

Design for the Fashion System LM graduates find work in fashion and accessories sector businesses in 'creative management' posts but also in fashion sector research companies (trend institutes, research agencies, etc.) and in advertising and distribution firms and agencies.

The main reference fashion professions are: Creative Director, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Designer, Accessory Designer, Sportswear Designer, Underwear Designer, Brand manager, Product Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Curator.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
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5.3 Qualification profile

Designer for Fashion System


profile in a work context:
Highly qualified designer profiles able to support the international competitiveness of the Fashion System both within the product system and the strategic processes of the fashion industry.
The resulting professional is a fashion designer who must: be capable of understanding, managing and co-ordinating a complex design chain (based on components, semi-worked elements, aggregate working processes and services, etc.); be able to understand the product in a systemic way, i.e. in its entirety - made up of products, product groups and different brands - and in its market advertising and distribution dimensions; lastly, be able to understand and implement business logics and strategies.
The career outcomes envisaged for the Laurea Magistrale in Design for the Fashion System are those involving managing design projects within fashion businesses dealing with integrated design of product-service systems co-ordinating project groups and the functions involved in development processes.
The main careers in fashion field are: Creative Director, Fashion Coordinator, Fashion Designer, Accessory Designer, Sportswear Designer, Underwear Designer, Brand manager, Product Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Journalist, Fashion Curator.


skills of this function:
Specific skills: 
- assess, through critical skills, the implications that design may have on the social, cultural and economic context;
- plan and manage the project from the strategic point of view;


- support the logical translation of product values ┐┐within the different communication tools/events (from communication to trade to advertising) and the sales space/time (from events to visual for retail);


- test on integrated design processes, starting from the brand identity, up to its different meanings in fashion, communication and distribution systems;


- able to define the different artistic languages, with particular reference to those that are more related to the evolution of fashion products such as graphic arts, contemporary art, cinema, photography, new media;


- classify and define the practices of social interaction and consumption, with particular reference to the understanding of the dynamics of use of fashion products as fundamental parts within cultural and communicative processes;


- understand the development dynamics and business models of the supply chains and organizational systems of fashion companies;


- research and transfer innovation at a technological level, with particular reference to the innovation of materials and processes with the aim of integrating new aesthetic and functional properties into products.


Job opportunities:
The graduate students in Design for the Fashion System LM find work in fashion and accessories sector businesses in 'creative management' posts but also in fashion sector research companies (trend institutes, research agencies, etc.) and in advertising and distribution firms and agencies. The main reference fashion professions are:
Graduates may also find employment in professional studios working in fashion research and product development in the fashion business world. They may also work in creative co-ordination of fashion brands in reference to communication, event organisation and retail space layout processes.


 


6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

Laurea (First degree), or foreign comparable degree


Candidate admission is dependent on assessments of merit and of the contents of previous courses of study. Students from other campuses or dissimilar study programmes will be required to undergo assessment of their educational background in order to identify any supplementary courses of study which may be required before admission to the Laurea Magistrale study programme.

Qualifications required for admission:

-  Level I or II laurea;

-  Appropriate English languages skills certification.

Updates to the “Guida all’ammissione alla Laurea Magistrale” are published every year on the School's site including detailed information on the material required for admission applications, how to register and deadlines, admission without assessment and reasons for non admission. Minimum laurea marks required for admission are also shown.

Students requiring supplementary studies prior to admission must fulfil these within one year of the date of assessment.

6.2 Requested knowledge

In order to be admitted to the LM study programme in Design for the Fashion System, you must have a First level Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or equivalent qualification obtained abroad, in the class L-4 Industrial Design.

To the students coming from Study Programmes of Class L-4 or curricula different from Fashion Design, a curriculum integration of laboratory and modelling fundamentals

Enrolment is possible also for those with a Laurea (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) in one of the following classes provided that they have specific curricular requirements:

-       L-3 Disciplines of Figurative Arts, Music, Show Business and Fashion

-       L-17 Architecture Science

-       L-18 sciences of economics and business management

Students can be admitted to the Laurea Magistrale in either first or second semester (only students coming from similar courses or who have fulfilled supplementary educational requirements relating to the assessment semester will be eligible for admission to the 2nd semester). Available places on the 2nd semester will be published, when September admission procedures are completed.

 English languageknowledge, according to the standards indicated by the University, is a registration pre-requisite. Certificates must be submitted within the application submission deadline.

Students applying for admission to the Laurea Magistrale must fill in the appropriate online form and will be eligible for admission only if their previous studies, and the preparation of each candidate, fulfil course requirements as assessed by the appropriate board whose decision is unquestionable. In the event that students are rejected the board will provide reasons for its decision.

For the evaluation of preparation of each candidate, it will be taken into account the average, the choice of a programme with respect to the first level study programme and documents related to projects carried out in the three years, extra-curricular activities.

 

Students from L Study Programme of the Design School, with some parameters verified at the end of the 2nd year, can directly access without evaluation (these parameters called N/V take into account the number of credits obtained within the 2nd year and related average: for LM Study Programme of the Design School, the minimum parameters for direct access are 110/26 for all LM of the School of Design, except for Product Service System Design with parameters 110/27. For Design & Engineering, InterScuola LM Study Programme, the 105/25 parameters are also taken into account for those coming from Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering).

 

Students can check the values of the N and V parameters set by the School according to specific criteria, by accessing the Online Services (www.polimi.it/onlineservices - Career) or finding detailed information in the Career Guides

(http://www.design.polimi.it/studiare-design/guide-alla-carriera/) and in the Educational Regulations.

The admission, for students fulfilling NV criteria, will be guaranteed to one of the Laurea Magistrale programmes selected, but not necessarily their first choice, depending on availability of places. Supplementary educational requirements can also be required where students are applying to transfer from one Laurea Magistrale course to another in different fields.

The accesses to LM Study Programmes from similar courses may imply the allocation of curricular integrations, that must be fulfilled before registration.

In order to help the student in planning his/her career and in possible planning of the logistic aspects, the University provides, for the School, different periods of time to request the evaluation. Detailed information relating to deadlines and available places is available on the Web site http://www.poliorientami.polimi.it/come-si-accede/

 

The following students are not eligible to access the Laurea Magistrale programme activated by the Design School:

  • graduated/graduating candidates at Politecnico di Milano with average calculated below 23/30 (for accesses to the first semester, average calculated at 31 July - for accesses to the 2nd semester, average calculated at 31 January);
  • graduated/graduating candidates from other Universities with average calculated below 25/30 (for accesses to the first semester, average calculated at 31 July - for accesses to the 2nd semester, average calculated at 31 January);
  • Candidates that do not hold an appropriate English language certificate.

Students who fulfilled admission requirements in previous academic years but did not register for the programme will be required to conform to the new parameters when presenting new assessment applications.

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with the parameters set out in the “Laurea Magistrale Programme Admission Guide” document, available for consultation on the School Web site http://www.design.polimi.it/studiare-design/guide-alla-carriera/

Fulfilment of assessment requirements will be notified to candidates by the board in two forms: admission without supplementary educational requirements or it will notify the need to fulfil the curricular requirements before submitting again the admission application.

Supplementary requirements must be fulfilled within one year from the assessment application. Such students can supplement their studies by enrolling on Single courses and Magistrale courses up to a maximum of 32 ECTS.

For admissions to the 2nd semester for students with supplementary educational requirements relating to the 1st semester, candidates will be required to apply again in the following semester.

To check your supplementary educational requirements, consult the "Laurea Magistrale Programme Admission Guide" document, available on the School Web site http://www.design.polimi.it/studiare-design/guide-alla-carriera.

In addition to educational course assessments, candidates' curricula and other educational or extra educational activities will be subjected to comparative evaluation.

The School reserves the right to accept single course requirements for single topic and optional courses (note that for admission purposes no more than 32 Laurea Magistrale related ECTS can be recognised).


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4989

6.3 Deadlines

Places available for admissions:

- CdLM Design for the Fashion System (Milan campus): 80 places of which 25 are reserved for non EU students including 5 Chinese students on the “Marco Polo” project.

For enrolment time frames for the Laurea Magistrale consult the Laurea Magistrale Admissions Guide and the 2016/17 academic year calendar.


For the deadlines related to the admission to the Laurea Magistrale, verify the academic rules and the academic calendar 2015/16.


How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School has supplemented its information and guidance services for future students with the purpose of providing information on the teaching and educational contents of its programmes of study and clarifying future students educational objectives and potential career openings.

For students who are already enrolled at the School guidance activities designed to:

-   help students remove any obstacles to their attendance and learning with initiatives tailored to individual student needs, attitudes and requirements;

-  encourage a more active participation by students in the educational process.

A reference teacher/tutor has been selected for each study programme and he or she is the official reference point for any School guidance. The service is programme of study specific and deals in particular with:

-   support services for students who require help in solving problems or clarifying concepts;

-   approval and publishing texts relating to the presentation of laurea courses it represents;

-  identification of student projects from each specific laurea course to be used as guidance tools at Open Days and on the School's official communication channels.

Guidance and Counselling Office https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=3767


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

For admission to the Laurea Magistrale final exam students must:
- have obtained the 120 ECTS required for a Level II Laurea Magistrale including credits relating to internships and final exams.
- have written an individual thesis under the guidance of a Supervisor taking the form of a project or theoretical-methodological or historical-critical considerations.
The Laurea Magistrale exam consists of a discussion on students' individual theses led by a teaching staff officer, the thesis supervisor.


For more information on this subject refer to Regolamento Esame di Laurea Magsitrale published on the School website.

7.2 Mode of study

The Laurea Magistrale programme is full time. It uses a number of educational methods: the single subject courses contain theoretical contents which are taught by means of ex cathedra lessons and assessed with tests and interviews throughout the year.
Integrated courses involve more than one discipline or specific sphere and they are sometimes entrusted to two members of the teaching staff who integrate their contributions.
The Experimental Laboratories offer students the opportunity to experiment and use the tools, technologies and equipment useful for the project.
The Laboratories involve project work by students under the guidance of a teaching staff team each of whom offer their own subject matter as applied to the project theme. The Workshops are full time courses lasting a week in which students develop a project under the guidance of a well regarded professional or a company.
The Erasmus Programme and the other international mobility programmes are an opportunity for students to spend a study semester abroad at qualified European and non-European design universities.
Professional Internship is a period of time spent at one of the Politecnico's partner companies or design studios under the guidance of a School tutor or a tutor appointed by the company.


The System Regulations require a series of educational activities (specialist, elective or supplementary) which are present in the course of study in the form of single subject and integrated courses and Design studio in which the Laurea Magistrale's educational content is conveyed.

In addition to these types of educational activities the System Regulations also require that a specific number of credits are attributed to types of activity which can be categorised as follows:

-  educational activities chosen independently by students (Optional courses);

-  educational activities relating to preparation for the final exams required for the qualification to be awarded and foreign language assessment (Final exam and Language);

-   activities designed to enable students to gain additional language skills, IT, telematic and relational skills which will help them in finding employment as well as educational activities designed to facilitate professional choices by giving students direct experience of working in the sector which the qualification can gain them access to including, in particular, educational work experience and guidance (Internships).

Below is a demonstration of the main characteristics of these activities.

 

Optional student courses

In the Laurea Magistrale programme 12 credits are awarded to optional courses (equivalent to one course per year).

Students are required to choose their optional courses on presentation of their first year study plans. Similarly when they present their second year study plans they will be required to choose a second course.

The optional courses take place in both 1st and 2nd semesters. Internships - Laurea Magistrale

In Laurea Magistrale students carry out an internship at a company, professional studio,

study centre, body, etc. with a partnership agreement with the Politecnico di Milano which fulfils the requirements of current legislation specifying that, on completion of the agreed internship period (minimum 250 hrs, maximum 1 year) a certificate will be issued.

Such internships can be incorporated into students' study plans in either the 1st or the 2nd year of study depending on the organisation of the student's course of study.

Internship is an educational experience which gives students real experience of the world of work. The host company must be aware of and agree to the legal regulations and the need for educational support and the student must accept and show an ability to respect the company's rules and behaviours.

For additional information on how to draw up a study plan, educational priorities,

attendance requirements and exam sessions, etc., you are advised to consult the document “Implementing Norms for Educational Regulations” available for consultation on the School's site.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

Students' ability to choose the courses and credits to be incorporated into their study plans is subordinate to a series of rules imposed by the School which makes available an educational programme worth 60 credits for each year of the course (nominal courses).

Each year students can choose courses for a different number of credits than that specified by the nominal courses (60 ECTS per year) to graduate their study programmes according to their needs.

The minimum number of credits a student can enrol on is 30 unless the number of credits needed for course completion are fewer than this.

The maximum number of credits a student can enrol on is 80, respecting exam priorities.

The current framework of the study plan requires the course exam sequence to be respected as shown in the Regulations.

Courses designed for later years of the programme cannot be inserted into an earlier year study plan (“advance study”) unless all previous and current year courses have also been integrated into it.

The School has also implemented an exam priority sequence on the basis of which certain courses can only be enrolled on if other, introductory courses have already been passed. Students may actually be able to enrol on fewer credits than is nominally the case as a result of this rule.

The System Regulations require a series of educational activities (specialist, elective or supplementary) which are present in the course of study in the form of single subject and integrated courses and laboratories in which the two-year Laurea Magistrale's educational content is conveyed.

Laurea Magistrale

In addition to these types of educational activities the System Regulations also require that a specific number of credits are attributed to types of activity which can be categorised as follows:

-  educational activities chosen independently by students (Optional courses);

-  educational activities relating to preparation for the final exams required for the qualification to be awarded (Final exam);

-   activities designed to enable students to gain additional language skills, IT, telematic and relational skills which will help them in finding employment as well as educational activities designed to facilitate professional choices by giving students direct experience of working in the sector which the qualification can gain them access to including, in particular, educational work experience and guidance (Internships).

 


1 Year courses - Track: M_1 - Fashion 1


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
051447BICAR/13
ICAR/17
INF/01
FASHION DESIGN STUDIO118.018.0
098480BICAR/13
INF/01
RETAIL AND MERCHANDISING DESIGN212.012.0
052748B,CICAR/13
M-DEA/01
TRENDS FORECASTING FOR FASHION16.06.0
096132BSPS/08COMMUNICATION FOR FASHION16.06.0
052751B,CICAR/13
M-DEA/01
WORKSHOP26.06.0
096158CING-IND/22FASHION MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES26.06.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

1 Year courses - Track: M_2 - Fashion 2


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
051449BICAR/13
ICAR/17
INF/01
INTERACTIVE FASHION STUDIO118.018.0
096163BICAR/13
INF/01
RETAIL AND MERCHANDISING DESIGN212.012.0
052748B,CICAR/13
M-DEA/01
TRENDS FORECASTING FOR FASHION16.06.0
096132BSPS/08COMMUNICATION FOR FASHION16.06.0
052751B,CICAR/13
M-DEA/01
WORKSHOP26.06.0
096158CING-IND/22FASHION MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES26.06.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

1 Year courses - Track: *** - offerta comune


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
053791--SECS-S/01APPLIED STATISTICS16.0
[1.0Innovative teaching]
6.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053526BICAR/13LIGHT AND COLOR BETWEEN ART AND DESIGN16.0
053460BICAR/13INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS USABILITY DESIGN16.0
053529BICAR/16LIGHT AND CITY16.0
097927BICAR/13PARAMETRIC REPRESENTATION METHODS16.0
098628--ING-IND/17QUALITY MANAGEMENT16.0
096777--ING-IND/15REVERSE MODELING16.0
096736--ING-INF/05VIDEOGAMES DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING16.0
096766BINF/01ONLINE GAME DESIGN26.0
051729BL-ART/03ITALIAN LANDSCAPE ART, FROM MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY26.0
053730--L-ART/04ARTS & CRAFTS. THE HISTORY OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND THE RISE OF EXHIBITIONS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN26.0
051828BICAR/13AS A RENEWAL STUDY26.0
053530BL-ART/03CONTEMPORARY ART DEBATES26.0
053481BICAR/13CULTURE OF PROJECT FOR EVENT DESIGN26.0
051998BICAR/13
ING-INF/05
DESIGN AND ROBOTICS26.0
053722BICAR/13DESIGN FOR PLAY26.0
092058BICAR/13GAME DESIGN26.0
052234--MAT/08GENERATIVE DESIGN: GEOMETRIC AND NUMERICAL METHODS26.0
091909--ING-IND/14THE COMPLETE ELEMENT METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS26.0
050537BICAR/13LICENSING E BRAND EXTENSION26.0
053721BICAR/13MATTER OF IMPORTANCE: A CRITICAL INVESTIGATION INTO GLOBAL MATERIAL RESOURCES26.0
050545--ING-INF/05MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECT26.0
053477CING-IND/22NANOTECHNOLOGY AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR DESIGN26.0
053785--ICAR/12ORGANIZZAZIONE E FATTIBILIT└ DEL PROGETTO26.0
096766BINF/01ONLINE GAME DESIGN26.0
050476BICAR/13TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FASHION PRODUCT26.0
052003--ING-IND/15VIRTUAL AND PHISICAL PROTOTYPING26.0
053459BICAR/13ERASMUS EXPERIENCE26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053426BICAR/13ANALYSIS OF THE FILM AND NARRATIVE WORLDS16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053427BICAR/13DESIGN&CREATIVITY16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053428BING-IND/35DIGITAL USER INNOVATION16.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053430BL-ART/03FEELING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE ERA OF POST-ADVERTISING26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053431BICAR/13COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND GENDER CULTURE26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053434BICAR/13DIGITAL STRATEGY26.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053436BING-IND/35LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053439BICAR/13SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053440BICAR/13TEMPORARY URBAN SOLUTIONS26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053441BSPS/08USER AND SOCIAL INNOVATION26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]

2 Year courses - Track: M_1, M_2 - Fashion 1 e 2


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
051293B,CSECS-P/08DESIGN MANAGEMENT FOR FASHION26.06.0
052956CM-FIL/04PORTFOLIO & NEW SCENARIUS26.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
6.0
Courses defined on the not diversified (***) program, common to all specialization options

2 Year courses - Track: *** - offerta comune


Code Educational activities SSD Course Title Language Sem CFU CFU Group
051342B,CICAR/13
ICAR/17
ING-INF/06
FASHION ADVANCED DESIGN STUDIO118.018.0
(Grp. Opz.)
096761B,CICAR/13
ICAR/17
ING-INF/06
ACCESSORY DESIGN STUDIO118.0
053427BICAR/13DESIGN&CREATIVITY16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
6.0
(Grp. Opz.)
053426BICAR/13ANALYSIS OF THE FILM AND NARRATIVE WORLDS16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053428BING-IND/35DIGITAL USER INNOVATION16.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053519BICAR/13INCLUSIVE DESIGN16.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053430BL-ART/03FEELING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE ERA OF POST-ADVERTISING26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053531BICAR/13COMMUNICATION OF THE DESIGN PROJECT26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053431BICAR/13COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND GENDER CULTURE26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053434BICAR/13DIGITAL STRATEGY26.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053611--M-PSI/01EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS II - IMPROVE YOUR NTS (NON-TECHNICAL-SKILLS)26.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053734BICAR/13HEALTH_BEAUTY NEW GENERATION26.0
[6.0Innovative teaching]
053436BING-IND/35LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053439BICAR/13SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053440BICAR/13TEMPORARY URBAN SOLUTIONS26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053441BSPS/08USER AND SOCIAL INNOVATION26.0
[4.0Innovative teaching]
053749BICAR/13ERASMUS EXPERIENCE26.0
[2.0Innovative teaching]
053731----INTERNSHIP - 1 SEMESTER--114.014.0
053732----INTERNSHIP - 2 SEMESTER--214.0
052947----FINAL EXAMINATION - 1 SEM--110.010.0
052948----FINAL EXAMINATION - 1 SEM--210.0

7.4 Foreign language

Foreign language assessment will be carried out in accordance with the university's methods as set out on the “Student Services/Guides and Regulations/Guide to the English Language”, web page: www.polimi.it.

Students are encouraged to read this document carefully and respect the norms set out in it.

Specifically, note that: "Pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/04 the Politecnico di Milano has adopted the English language as the European Union language which students must speak in addition to Italian".

 English language knowledge, according to the standards indicated by the University, is a registration pre-requisite.  For admission to the School of Design LM Study Programme, certificates must be submitted by candidates within the time frames for admission applications. This deadline must be respected by all students (from similar or different courses)


Language courses
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4346

7.5 Degree examination

The exam consists in the discussion of a Final work, written under the guidance of the Supervisor.

The Final work will be discussed in one of the Operational Commissions (CO) established by the reference Study Programme of the student.

For presentation of final work, the candidate can use the digital, audio/video and paper tools, necessary to effectively present the work performed.

The Final work is strictly individual. It is possible to present a group of final work, with an introduction in common, and different core of the work.

 

There is only one Supervisor, and s/he must be a member of the Single Commission and related to the Disciplinary Scientific Sectors (SSD), elective or supplementary SSD of the Study Programmes to which the Commission is referred or to other SSD explicitly specified in the Regulation of the School. It can be supported by one or more Co-supervisors, even those not belonging to the CU or by experts on specific subjects, even not from the School.

 

The student can present to the Laura Commission a Final Work that may consists:

1. in development of a theoretical, design, experimental or innovative research final work (type A). The final work must:

- study in detail the project in its technical-specific and/or system-related aspects, according to the educational objectives of the Study Programme. The

discussion must include a detailed theoretical/critical, methodological and/or historical presentation and/or an

experimental study;

- provide a significant propaedeutic part, dedicated to the research carried out with scientific criteria and access to sources of

scientific knowledge (databases, scientific articles, conference minutes, etc);

- suggest to broaden the knowledge related to a less consolidated topic and its potential applications or a greater

contribution to the improvement of knowledge, if compared to a specific research area (final work more theoretical nature);

- require a minimum time of 6 months; it entitles to the assignment of a maximum score of 8 points, for the

evaluation of the final work and its presentation.

2. In development of a final work to strengthen and improve knowledge already acquired (type B). The final work must:

- show in detail the project, by improving its technical-specific and/or system-related aspects, according to the educational objectives of the Study Programme.

The discussion must provide a detailed methodological explanation, historical aspects, theoretical/critical elements;

- focus on well-known topics of scientific research and project applications;

- provide a part of the research that is functional to project development and to a simple explanation of the basic assumptions and

main hypotheses on which the proposed project application is based;

- be primarily focused on potential design applications;

- require a minimum time of 2 months; it entitles to a maximum score of 4 points, for the evaluation of final work and its presentation.

Students can request the assignment of one of them, the innovative research or the final work to improve knowledge.

 

The work must show the preparation and critical skills developed by the graduating student in the areas of project in relation to the contents of the Study Programme. The Final works are usually made up of a report that contains the steps of the work, the objectives, the bibliography and the documentary sources; the technical project tables, the physical and/or virtual model where required.

The Final work is usually written in Italian or English. With a justified reason of the Graduating student, it is also possible to accept a written Final work in other languages, with the approval of the CU President. Even in this case, presentation and discussion is carried out in Italian or English. Regardless of the writing language of the final work (Italian, English or other

foreign language), it must, in any case, contain a copy in Italian and English.

The final evaluation takes into account of the student's career in the two-year LM study Programme, as well as of the final work. The score is expressed in hundred-tenths. (/110). It consists of the sum of:

 - the average obtained by the graduating student in the courses, weighted on credits, expressed as hundred-tenths and hundredths of hundred-tenths (without considering any as extra activity and cum laude)
 

2. and the increase awarded by the Operational Commission expressed as hundred-tenths and hundredths of hundred-tenths. This sum must be rounded to the closer whole number (0.50 is rounded to 1.00) and limited to 110. The Operational Commission can also award the “honours”.

The "honours" has the meaning of a particular appreciation by the Operational Commission for the preparation and skills reached by the Graduating student, for his excellent curriculum studiorum and the quality and originality of the Graduation work.

In particular, for this study programme the graduation work must have original characteristics and may consist in development of a theoretical, design, experimental or innovative research final work, or development of a final work to strengthen and improve knowledge already acquired. In both cases, graduation work must contain a methodological foreword illustrating its disciplinary foundations, arguments and the knowledge framework within which the research in it has been carried out and show which elements constitute original contributions.

The thesis must complete the student's educational course of study. It must be an individual work which can, however, be based on structured activities carried out together with other students. The individual candidate's contribution must, however, be clearly recognisable in the final outcome.

Further information can be found in the Graduation exam regulations available on the School Web site.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4377

8. Academic calendar

The Laurea course calendar is drawn up in accordance with study assessment methods which, for the Design School's Laurea programmes involve “ongoing” assessments performed during each semester. The academic year is made up of two semesters each of which consists of a teaching session and learning assessment sessions (exam sessions). The teaching sessions of each semester are made up of two periods of lessons, practice and laboratory work, with exam sessions with the related curricular workshop activities.
The teaching periods are approximately mid-September-December and end-February-early June.
In September, before the start of lectures, there will be a period for presentation of Study Plan.
The degree exam sessions are scheduled in these periods: February, July, September.


Academic calendar
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4408

9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

For more information see the website of the degree course
http://www.moda.polimi.it

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

The School of Design is based at Campus Bovisa-Candiani where the educational activities are held and where there are services for students (Experimental laboratories, Library, Study room, Press Service,...)
https://maps.polimi.it/maps/
https://www7.ceda.polimi.it/spazi/spazi/controller/Ingresso.do?check_params=1&al_id_srv=147&returnURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.polimi.it&lang=IT&__pj0=0&__pj1=c9e88a32967d047c7ed75ff019384e8e


Design Laboratories
The creation of big laboratories supporting design education is in line with the Politecnico di Milano School of Design's experimental tradition, its inductive teaching model, in which 'knowledge' and 'know-how' are mutually supportive.
The purpose of these laboratories is the practice of activities which allow students to verify their design hypotheses and learn how to use the technical tools required for experimentation, representation and design communication.
The laboratories managed by the Design Department occupy an approximately 10,000 square metre space in the Milan Bovisa campus.


11. International context

Building an international dimension for the School of Design has been one of its priority objectives since it was founded in the year 2000.

There are many reasons for this purpose: the nature of design which inherently draws its very lifeblood from its multicultural and multi-local character, its proximity to both the world of manufacturing - which has now taken on a global dimension - and the sphere of consumption whose dynamics and tendencies are visible in a range of local specific contexts; the very DNA of the design community which has always been international; Milan's acknowledged status as design capital, a crucible for designers from all over the world who have come here to study or open a studio; the desire to make educational trajectories increasingly permeable to impulses deriving from this stimulating context as in other dynamic foreign contexts, with the aim to teach to international professors and designers.

For the School of Design, internationalisation has a double meaning: supporting student (and teaching and technical staff) mobility outwards and, on the opposite direction, attracting students, researchers, professors and visiting professors from abroad.

In relation to these two internalisation channels (dealt with separately, the first in this chapter and the second in the subsequent chapter), in recent years, the School of Design has committed itself to widen its international contact network and it now works with 300 design universities from all over the world in Erasmus exchange programmes (with 150 European universities), in bilateral exchange projects (with 60 non European universities), joint workshops with other schools, international internships and so on.

To these should be added more highly structured activities which aim to strengthen collaborative relations, in the didactic and research fields, with selected universities: this is the case of the MEDes_Master of European Design educational programme (with 6 partner universities), the LM Double Degree Programmes with Universities in China, Brazil, Colombia, France, or cross-programmes with American universities, as well as the many ongoing international research projects.

The School of Design is a member of Cumulus, a network of European design schools, and of the main international design associations. http://www.cumulusassociation.org/

To encourage the internalisation of the Magistrale programme in Interior Design sections in the English language have been introduced.


12. Internationalization

International exchanges

The School of Design takes part in international student exchange programmes which offer students the opportunity to go abroad for a period, both during L and LM study programme, at one of the Politecnico's partner universities. A list of the School's partner universities is available on the Politecnico's web site and on the School of Design web site in the International Area.

The Erasmus Programme

The Erasmus programme was set up in 1987 by the European Community in order to give students the possibility to carry out a period of study at a foreign university within the European Union, from 3 to 12 months, legally recognised by their university.

In 2014 the European Union's Erasmus+ programme was set up for education, training, youth and sport, for the 2014-2020 period.

In particular, Erasmus for study enables university students to carry out a period of study at a university with a partnership agreement with their university. This mobility can entitle students for an economic contribution (under the conditions set out in the international mobility Call) and free registration at the host university. Students can thus follow courses and take exams at the partner university and have the exams recognised by their universities. The mobility can be carried out one time for each level of study.

 Bilateral exchanges

The School of Design has also activated some bilateral agreements with non-EU universities. These are mainly intended for the use of Laurea Magistrale students and application can be submitted also by those who have already carried out an Erasmus experience abroad during their three-year study programme.

The procedures for admission to such exchanges are the same as those for Erasmus exchanges with the exception for the economic contribution for mobility, that in this case it is not guaranteed.

The bilateral agreement, in fact, enables students to attend a period of study abroad at a partner university without incurring registration fees at such universities. In some cases, however, a management fee for exchange students must be paid (e.g.: Orientation fee).

The MEDes Programme (Master of European Design (MEDes) From the a.y. 2002/2003, the School of Design activated the MEDes, as five-year international educational programme, in collaboration with six other famous European design universities and formalised through an agreement that relies on the Erasmus+ mobility programme since 2014.

6 students are selected for this excellence programme among all those enrolled on the 2nd year of the laurea study programmes in Industrial Product Design, Interior Design and Communication Design, that at the time of application are in order with the curricular exams and that have successfully attended at least one semester at Politecnico di Milano. The students apply immediately for two years of mobility (and for a total of five years of study including Laurea and Laurea Magistrale) and therefore they guarantee the continuation to LM at Politecnico di Milano, always by following the normal career planned by the university that provides the degree examination at the end of the 3rd year. In order to complete the full career, students can only graduate in their university of origin, for both Laurea and Laurea Magistrale.

In addition to Politecnico di Milano, the universities taking part in this programme are:

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Konstfack University College of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Ensci Les Ateliers, Paris, France

KiSD - Köln International School of Design, Cologne, Germany

Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Candidates, admitted to the MEDes programme, have two study experiences abroad, in two partner universities: the first one during the 3rd year of I level Laurea, and the other one during the 1st year of Laurea Magistrale. The universities of destination will be chosen according to the aptitude shown by candidates during the selection process, to the selection made by the responsible professors during the workshops (organized every year in March, in one of the partner schools and with compulsory participation by the exchange students of 1st and 2nd year) and taking into account the preferences stated by the student.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4703

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information

For any other information the students are invited to visit the School website, in particular the teaching regulations of the academic rules.


For more information see the website of the degree course
http://www.moda.polimi.it
Only the original in Italian is valid.

15. Errata corrige