Product Design - Corso Milano - Formazione

Three-year course


Imparare facendo è il principio alla base dei corsi triennali di Raffles Milano, un percorso di formazione che struttura la mente, fornisce un solido bagaglio tecnico e fa venire voglia di allargare i propri orizzonti di vita. Scopri il nostro corso triennale in Product Design.


3 years





Start Date



Italian / English

Course leader



Architect and designer. He works in the fields of design, architecture, art direction, teaching, composition and music production.
Among his teachers Bruno Munari and Isao Hosoe, with whom he collaborated for several years. Among his main customers: Invicta, Lefel, Stone Italiana, Vicentina Marmi, Fumagalli components, Valenti Luce, Noah guitar, Garofoli, Andreoli, Guzzini, Upgroup, Caffè River, De Vecchi, Nissan, Feltrinelli, Napapijri, Pandora Design, Lavazza, Danese , Ernst Knam, Jannelli & Volpi, Caimi Brevetti, Valcucine, Dornbracht, ECO-oh !, Acqua Chiarella.

È docente di design dal 1997, e insegna presso le più affermate istituzioni di design nazionali e internazionali. In campo musicale ha scritto colonne sonore per teatro e installazioni e pubblicato quattro album. Ha partecipato a numerose mostre collettive e personali e i suoi progetti hanno vinto o sono stati selezionati per importanti premi nazionali ed internazionali. Nel 2017 è stato nominato tra gli “Ambasciatori del Design Italiano” nell’ambito dell’Italian Design Day.

Product design:
designing objects, systems and solutions

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Without design, the world would be a much poorer, more tiring place. The discipline of design can be defined as ‘pervasive intelligence’ that invites us to find new meanings and new solutions, and that educates people to generate value and values for the world around them. Design has always been a powerful driver of social and aesthetic progress and of thinking.

Professional opportunities

Design is an essential factor for every firm that makes the quality of its products a hallmark of its market positioning. That quality comprises the product’s conception, usability and emotional appeal, its ability to cater for the requirements of environmental sustainability, a suitable choice of materials and the product’s life cycle. And the designer is the lead actor in the process of defining the product’s main characteristics. At the end of this course, students will be able to find opportunities for work or structured professional placement in all sorts of different fields of industry, wherever innovation converges with the quality of products, services and processes.

Who is this for?

The course is for applicants with a secondary school leaving diploma. Ideal students in this course aspire to transform their creative characteristics into the abilities to think, to conceive, to execute and to communicate projects, products and services. The course provides them with the research tools, methodologies and processes they will need to be able to govern the complexity of designing. As design is interdisciplinary by nature, the course will introduce students to the tools they need to interact with various experts in managing the process, from the product’s conception to its market commercialisation.


The first year curriculum is designed to enable students to learn the tools of basic design, perception and the human senses, familiarity with materials, history of design, design theory and representation, designing 1. The second year features a strong component of design labs, workshops, interdisciplinary labs and site visits to firms. The third year is devoted to analysing future trends and scenarios, new opportunities for design, with the city as a theatre for design. The last semester focuses on developing a design thesis in partnership with firms.


– Basic design.
– Art and design history
– Material design
– Researching scenarios and developing concepts
– Representing and communicating products and services
– Physical and cognitive ergonomics
– Perceived quality and sensations
– Design and sustainability
– Strategic marketing/product and communication
– Design management

Student of the Year

At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.
The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)


They are amazing professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision. They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the educational offer, the opportunities for students and their performance.

Alice Barki

Industrial designer

Valeria Calfa

Visual designer

Giorgio Caporaso

Carlo Dameno


Pasquale Di Meglio

Design director / Visual designer

Francesco Dondina

Graphic designer

Monica Ferrigno


Carlo Forcolini

Scientific Director

Stefano Frattini

Visual designer

Lorenzo Gecchelin

Architect and Designer

Chiara Grandesso

Graphic designer

Vittorio Libertucci

Laura Licari

Laura Lisi

Translator / Interpreter

Pierluigi Masini

Journalist / Writer

Stefano Moscatelli


Paolo Orlandi


Paolo Ranzani


Marco Rossano


Anna Santi


Patrizia Scarzella

Architect / Journalist

Sara Selmi

Industrial designer

Isabella Steffan


Giulio Vinaccia


Motoki Yoshio



Applications for admission can be made by downloading the form and sending it to or by contacting the school on the phone.

Admission Fee
Applicants will have to pay a fee of 150 euros for the admission.

Admission documentation
– letter of motivation
– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens
– receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.

The candidates will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.

Candidates, if the result of the interview was positive, are sent the official acceptance response of the admission request, which remains non-binding for the Candidate.

Download the application form here and send it together with the other documents to:

Confirmation of enrollment 
Candidates will be eligible to enroll after receiving their Admittance Letter from the Institution. Successful applicants will have 30 days to fill out the enrollment form and pay an enrollment fee to secure their position in the program


Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:
Students from the European Union and EFTA
Registration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:
I Income bracket up to € 30,000
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 6.000 euro
II Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 7.000 euro
III Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 9.500 euro
IV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 12.500 euro
V Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 16.000 euro
VI Income bracket over 125,000 euros
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro

Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euro
Annual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Raffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket