Scuola Politecnica di Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design

  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 7
    Available Programs
  • 200
  • 16333
    Average Cost
  • 100
    Employment Rate


SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, founded in Milan in 1954. Today,  SPD is an international laboratory for exchanging experiences, for developing projects by keeping a balance between function and expression, production and experimentation, thanks to the combination of its Italian roots and a strong international orientation. The young professionals that the school is able to offer to the market and the creative work developed every year are also testimony to this incredibly rewarding dialogue with companies, manufacturers and the various actors along the design chain. The Master’s courses offered by SPD are organised in collaboration with IULM University and award academic degree certificates recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research MIUR and the relevant credits under the ECTS system.

Entry requirements

BA Degree or higher (in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts, etc.)* OR significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma). For more information

Scholarship & funding

Scuola Politecnica di Design – SPD invites students and young professionals to develop ideas and projects for the first edition of “Design Master Scholarships". The competition “Design students make a better world” is open to students and professionals from all over the world aged 21 to 44. The winners will be rewarded with 5 scholarships for master’s courses in Industrial Design, Interior Design, Visual Design, Transportation Design, WEB Digital Design. For more information


Student life

Creativity is a daily task at SPD. Since its foundation in 1954 it has welcomed an extraordinary community of students from various countries and backgrounds. Everyone has an unequalled opportunity. All of this takes place in Milan, a city with an incredibly close-to-hand and accessible heritage made up of architecture and design, production and business, communication and art.