Domus Academy was set up in Milan in 1982 as the first postgraduate design school in Italy and as an open project revolving around the experience of Italian design and fashion. Over the years, it has established itself as a school in the full sense of the term: a place for postgraduate training and a research laboratory on the themes of innovation and design. The 1994 winner of the Compasso d’Oro for the quality of its academic and research approach, in 2009, for the third consecutive year, the Domus Academy was included in Business Week’s guide to the world’s top 60 design schools. From 2012 to 2016 it was included in Domus Magazine’s guide to Europe's top 100 schools of architecture and design and from 2012 to 2014 in Frame’s guide to the world’s 30 leading graduate schools of design, architecture and fashion. In 2016 Domus Academy Fashion School was selected by Business of Fashion as one of the Top Global Fashion Schools.
The courses on offer at the academy include the following Master’s programs, attended by students from around the world: Business Design, Product Design, Fashion Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design and Living, Urban Vision and Architectural Design, Fashion Management, Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising, Visual Brand Design, Luxury Brand Management.