MILAN — Italian design and fashion institute Domus Academy has launched 12 contests in collaboration with a range of international companies to grant 60 post-graduate scholarships.
For each contest, the three best contenders will see the fees of their post-graduate courses covered for 60 percent, 50 percent and 40 percent, respectively. Two honorable mentions granting 20 percent coverage out of the total tuition fee will be additionally bestowed for each category.
The contests reflect Domus Academy’s 12 globally recognized master’s programs, which are divided into four thematic areas ranging from design and fashion to business.
The institute teamed with MM6 Maison Margiela for the “Pop the Pop-up” project, which was developed to assign scholarships for the master’s degree in fashion management. Candidates are asked to present innovative ideas to support the brand’s pop-up strategy, balancing creativity with feasible and cost-effective implementations.
For the masters in fashion design, the “You are the talent” contest developed with Vogue Talents — Vogue Italia’s talent-scouting platform — will award the best fashion collections submitted, evaluated according to the criteria of innovation and sustainability. In particular, talents are asked to design a lineup infused with personal and cultural references, supporting their projects with visual research that highlights their inspirations for the collection and design development process.
Launched in partnership with Bulgari, the “Rome Is More” initiative invites candidates to conceive and develop two digital campaigns enhancing the brand’s engagement of new customers through social media.
To assign the scholarships in business design, Domus Academy partnered with the Coca-Cola Co. for the “Entrepreneurship through design” project, asking candidates to research and illustrate the creative and business values of an innovative local start-up that introduced new design concepts.
Other contests were developed with Italian companies Kartell and Natuzzi; lighting firm Nemo; Martini; IBM, and Accenture Digital.
The deadline for submitting the projects is April 5, while winners will be revealed on May 6. The post-graduate courses at the school will kick off in September.
Founded in Milan in 1982, Domus Academy was the first postgraduate design school established in Italy. It counts more than 400 students, 93 percent of whom are not Italian. As reported, in 2017 Galileo Global Education acquired both the Domus Academy and the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti — better known as NABA — institutes, bulking up its portfolio that already comprised Istituto Marangoni since 2011.
In addition to Italy, Galileo Global Education operates schools in France, which represents half of its revenues; Germany; Mexico, and Senegal. Institutes in the group’s portfolio include L’Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués and L’Atelier de Sévres in France, the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Germany and the Instituto de Estudios Universitarios in Mexico.