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Yacht Design Masters Program and Workshops in Milan, Italy

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Founded in 1980 by a group of architects and located at Milan Italy, ISAD (Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design) offer a high quality vocational education in the field of Architecture and Design. ISAD has lately been conferred the Milanese School of Interior Design. ISAD is located in a renovated space of 1200 square meters in Milan near Fondazione Prada.

ISAD Counselling Office organizes during the year many activities for students, parents and teachers to deepen the knowledge of the Institute and the learning offer, the admission procedure and the career opportunities. Every year ISAD offer few scholarships amounting to 50% of tuition fees, both for the Bachelor Degree and all 1st Level Masters.

ISAD Internship Office operates actively helping teachers in the selection of architecture and design bureaux and companies that host students during or at the end of their courses, guaranteeing to all students an highly trained and customized period of internship.

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Academic & Training Programs

Masters Programs


  • Master of Science in Design - Yacht Design Major (1 year): The course is intensive and substantial in terms of hours, lectures, visits to shipyards and practical exercises. The aim of the course is to make the participant able to quickly integrate in the technical staff of yard or in a yacht design office to complete the figure of yacht designer at 360° by a real-world experience through a direct practice on the field. The contact with the professional world, both manufacturers and designers too, will facilitate the student entering the world of work. The Master is intended for graduates in Architecture, Engineering, Design and holders of a diploma in Design Schools. At the end of the course, all students will take an internship in a Studio or shipyards provided by ISAD. The Master program is conducted in English and Italian. The Yacht Design program is accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S. - European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools.

Workshops & Summer Courses

  • Interior Yacht Design (30 hours): The course focuses on training designers able to tackle and conceive a detailed and technical project such as the interior of a yacht, that shall also be elegant and refined, appropriate in the choice of materials and in forms, but at the same time that can’t be disconnected from technical and construction know-how of nautical design. The workshop includes 18 lessons, three hours each.
  • Interior Yacht Design Summer (54 hours): The workshop includes 18 lessons, three hours each. Some of these sessions will be directly with the lecturing teacher. Some will be working on the design project with the course leader and his assistants. A few more hours will be spent in meetings with professionals, such as journalists, builders, joiners and Shipyard visits offering to the students important professional experience. Style, functionality and technology are the key points in yacht interiors design workshops.

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