Master of arts in design and applied arts

The Creative Academy Master Program shares its extensive know-how of design through professional experience and top-level training. Students are accompanied through the entire process, from conception to design, on to production and communication. Learning takes place through workshops and constant interaction with the Maisons of Richemont.

Course Structure


Learning at Creative Academy

(January - July)


Internship granted to deserving students

(September - November)


Course duration

Master specialising in







Design Projects

  • Learn to follow a brief
  • Develop and create projects together with the Richemont Maisons
  • Innovative projects with partners outside Richemont
  • Intensive courses on manual rendering
  • Training in Photoshop, Illustrator, Key Shot and 3D programs, covering all areas of design
  • Prototyping and workshop experience
  • On line and field research
  • Special focus on Métiers d’Art and direct collaboration with specialized craftsmen

Presentations and Seminars

  • Presentations by major brand CEOs, entrepreneurs and professional designers
  • Specialized seminars covering luxury, arts and crafts, jewellery, watches and accessories
  • Learn about new materials
  • Lectures on marketing, branding, presentation skills and communication
  • Guided visits around Italy and abroad


  • Deserving students are offered a 3 month internship at one of the prestigious Richemont Maisons
  • Internships run from September through November
  • Assignments are based on students’ skills and interests, as demonstrated during the Master Program
  • Unique opportunity to work and train in a high-end luxury environment
  • Some interns end up receiving job offers at the end of their placement

Academic Resources

- Onsite tutor available to students everyday
- Design coaches available for special projects
- A library specialized in design and applied arts
- Latest computers with 2D and 3D design software
- Advanced graphic/audio/video equipment
- Access to archives specialized in innovative design materials
- 300 square meters dedicated to cultural events and exhibitions

Intensive Course

Attendance is mandatory.
Lectures run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The course requires extra hours of work daily, in addition to lectures, study cases and project preparation, as well as guided visits on some weekends.

Tuition, fees and scholarship

10,000 € + VAT
The tuition includes all lectures, training, student materials and resources, as well as guided visits organized by Creative Academy during the course. Scholarships will be awarded by the Creative Academy jury to qualifying students. All candidates are eligible for a scholarship.


The Master Program is a postgraduate training School specializing in luxury design and focused on providing professional practice and rare access to the luxury industry. Creative Academy is a private corporate School and does not give university credits. A certificate will be conferred upon completion of the 10-month course.


Only 20 of the most promising and successful design students from schools all over the globe are admitted into the program each year.

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Projects for Real Products

The Master Program roots theory into practice applied in the working world.

Maisons’ Projects

Access to real projects commissioned directly by the Maisons. Students gain exposure to the foremost names in luxury and learn to uphold the brand values by working directly on product designs that have the potential to be put into production.

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Opportunities to work on projects outside Richemont, ranging from product design to graphics and web design, with tangible experience and international exposure at events and exhibitions in various sectors of the industry.

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Specialized seminars geared toward the creation of advanced graphic projects and designed to enhance creativity and expertise. Produce graphic layouts, videos, blogs and much more for social media and communication, as well as learn new techniques to get projects online.

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