Domus Academy

Domus Academy


One of the Top 3 Design Schools in Italy by World University Rankings

In 1982, they founded Domus Academy, Italy’s first postgraduate design school. The founders envisioned a school where students and faculty members from all over the world could meet and exchange ideas. A school that would aim to enrich, spread, and update the design culture while combining advanced knowledge and visionary projects.

Domus Academy quickly developed a strong reputation on the international stage for its “learning by designing” method and its humanistic approach, which puts process ahead of results and places human beings at the center of any project.

Today, Domus Academy continues to involve top names in the design world as mentors and visiting professors. You can collaborate with some of the most cutting-edge brands in fashion, product design, interaction design, luxury goods, and more. 


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Gianfranco Olivotto
Master's in Fashion Design - Earned his Bachelor's degree in modern language and literatures at the University of Catania. In 2005, Olivotto co-founded a visual merchandising and branding agency that worked with fashion brands such as La Perla, Ralph Lauren, Borsalino, John Varvatos, developing the projects related to retail and visual communication. In 2012, Olivotto joined Domus Academy as Program Leader of the Master in Fashion Design and Master in Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising.
Aoi Hasegawa
Master's in Interior & Living Design - After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture and Building Science at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Aoi Hasegawa launched her career as a set designer at Fuji Television Network in Tokyo, where she designed sets for Japanese and international musical acts. In 2005, Aoi moved to Milan and earned a second master’s degree at Domus Academy. Since 2006, she has worked with Domus Academy, first as a project assistant and tutor and now as program leader of the Master in Product Design and Master in Interior & Living Design course.
Michele Aquila
Master's in Interaction Design - After earning his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florence, Michele Aquila became a partner of Interaction Design Lab Srl. In 2011, Michele founded U10, a studio specializing in online publishing and new media. He then launched Tweetbook, an award-winning online service that publishes ebooks based on Twitter conversations. Michele previously taught design courses at NABA and the Istituto Europeo di Design. He joined the faculty of Domus Academy in 2016 as the program leader of the Master in Interaction Design.
Gaya Calabro
Master’s in Luxury Brand Management - Specialized in European Public Relations, with a major in marketing, Gaya began her professional career working between Paris and Milan for a well-known software house, coordinating the marketing and communication activities. Afterwards she approaches the world of fashion and luxury, working as menswear buyer at .com and retail international companies. She currently works as an E-commerce and Buying consultant for fashion and lifestyle brands in Italy, Switzerland and China.

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