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“Design Master Scholarships 2016” – Scuola Politecnica di Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design, the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, presents the 2016 edition of  “Design Master Scholarships 2016”.  The school offers 5 (five) international scholarships for its master’s course 2016-2017 school year.

The competition 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 courses in Industrial Design, Interior Design, Visual Design, Transportation and Car Design and Web Digital Design.

The Master’s courses offered by SPD are organised in collaboration with IULM University and award academic degree certificates recognised by the MIUR – Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research  – and the relevant credits under the ECTS system.

The theme of the competition “Design students make a better world”. The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for tradition and the environment can help the world be a better place for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, and products to make the world much better through a new perspective.

Candidates must develop the theme related to the postgraduate or master’s program they wish to apply for.  The projects and images selected will be published on the site “Design Studies Competition” http://www.studentcompetition.design/ and can receive ratings, comments and still be sponsored by internet users through their Facebook newsfeed.

A jury of experts will award scholarships to the best works. The deadline for submitting projects is 8th April 2016.

ABOUT SPD – SCUOLA POLITECNICA DI DESIGN 

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.

At SPD every student is followed individually by a faculty made up of designers, professionals from various fields and visiting tutors. Patricia Urquiola, Denis Santachiara, Ross Lovegrove and Chris Bangle among others have been lecturing at SPD.  Teaching is arranged into intensive workshops, studio classes, theoretical lectures, seminars and visits. Research work carried out in collaboration with leading companies such as Volkswagen, PepsiCo, Beiersdorf, Poltrona Frau Group, Microsoft, Heineken, Alfa Romeo, Alias is a crucial experience at SPD.