Domus Academy, Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

  • 1982

  • 9

    No. of Programs
  • Yes

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Domus Academy is the first postgraduate design school to be opened in Milan, Italy. The Academy was founded in 1982 with a vision to bring students and faculty members from around the world to meet and exchange ideas and to offer the best design courses in the region. Today, Domus Academy is ranked among the top design schools in the world. The Business of Fashion Assessment awarded Domus Academy Special Badges of Excellence in 2019. The Master’s programme offered at Domus Academy is recognised internationally. The degree offered is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). QS World Universities Rankings by Subject 2021 ranked Domus Academy as one of the top 5 Universities in Italy, meanwhile, it was among the top 150 Universities in the world in the field of Art and Design.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The campus of Domus Academy is located in the Navigli (canal) district of Milan. The campus houses 13 buildings and is shared with Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA). Within the campus, one can find Domus Academy Design Lab, which is open for students to work on different models and projects, a Fashion Lab to design models and prototypes and a Language Centre where different language courses are taught. The other facilities on campus include a fine arts shop, a copy centre, library, cafeteria etc. Domus Academy has a well-organised library having a huge collection of books,  magazines and journals. The restaurant and cafeteria on the campus have been designed alongside a beautiful grassy lawn and is a famous spot for students at Domus Academy. Students can apply for different master’s programmes in design, fashion and business offered by Domus Academy. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

Domus Academy has been recognised for and awarded several awards over the years for its excellent teaching programmes. In addition, students at Domus Academy have won several prestigious awards and competitions like Vogue Talents, Vogue’s Who Is on Next?, Next Generation contest at Milan Fashion Week, the Red Dot Award, the Samsung Young Design Award etc. Most alumni members of Domus Academy have achieved excellence in their career. Some have won international awards for innovation and fashion collections while others have founded their dream design agencies, fashion brands or are working in the fashion industry and top companies.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Over 4,000 students from across 50 countries study at Domus Academy in a vigorous environment. The kind of opportunities and exposure one gets at Domus Academy is the reason why a number of students wish to be a part of the academy. Students at Domus Academy get a chance to take part in the different design projects with various Italian and leading international companies during their studies. Domus Academy’s master's course includes workshops, professional experience modules and techniques to handle company projects. Domus Academy also has a good placement record with 92% of its graduate students working in more than 250 companies after graduation. 

COVID- 19 Response 

Looking to ensure the safety and health of the students, staff and faculty members, Domus Academy has released an appropriate COVID-19 Response. Currently the academy has adapted its learning model to offer hybrid models of learning to ensure the standard of education is maintained, Domus Academy has released the following guidelines:

  • Domus Academy is currently offering all educational and curricular activities through remote access. 

  • As a response to the current crisis, Domus Academy has launched a collective project, called the ‘New Normal’ for lectures, workshops and final projects.

  • The aim of the Domus Academy’s New Normal project is to encourage creativity and help students identify the areas of change needed post-crisis.

  • There is no change in the Intake plans of Domus Academy for the upcoming sessions. Students can fill the online application form and upload the documents needed to apply to Domus Academy.

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Domus Academy, Milan, Italy Scholarship

Domus Academy Scholarship 2021

Domus Academy spends thousands of Euros to support and encourage talented students to pursue the best design and fashion courses. The Academy is committed to shaping the future of the students by offering them affordable education. The scholarship offered to students include:

  • Scholarship for Master in Visual Brand Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Product Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Interior & Living Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Urban Vision & Architectural Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Interaction Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Service Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Business Design

  • Scholarship for Master in Luxury Brand Management

A total of 5 scholarships are available for each of the courses mentioned above.


The minimum eligibility criteria to be considered for the Domus Academy Scholarship 2021 is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a first-level BA degree, Diploma, BA degree or must be graduating in 2020/21.

  • Must have an IELTS academic score of 5.0 or equivalent completed within one month of the course’s start date at Domus Academy.

Value: The scholarship covers the following percentages of the tuition fee for the master's programme - 60%, 50%, 40% and 30%. For the 30% discount on the tuition fee, students will be offered two awards. Additionally, the scholarship amount will depend on the achievements of the applicant.

How to Apply?

Students must submit the competition application form with Project, Language Certificate, Curriculum Vitae (CV), Motivation Letter, Transcript, Degree Certificate, Passport copy. The application is available on the official website of Domus Academy and after filling it, the form must be uploaded on the competition portal.

The applications are selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master's Programme and the Admission Jury.

Deadline: The competition applications must be sent to Domus Academy by 9th April 2021. 
The results will be announced by 10th May 2021 via email.

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Via Darwin 20 Milan, Italy | +91 8390 107666 |

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