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The Professional Master’s Degree in Design of Univille has the objective to consolidate the  union  between university  and   companies to produce applied scientific  and   technological knowledge. It promotes the high-level professional qualification, offering the same attributions, degree,  and  prerogatives of the academic master’s degree, making possible that the graduate teaches  and  applies for doctorate programs in Brazil  and  abroad.

The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) has certified the Professional Master’s Degree in Design of Univille, based on its high-level qualification, institutional expertise,  and  on the excellent facilities to develop research in the field of design. Therefore, the Master’s Degree is a relevant opportunity for the student’s qualification, who will be able to experience all the stages of project  and  construction of ideas immersed in the culture of innovation, technology  and  productive processes.

For companies, the Master’s Degree in Design is an opportunity of investment in innovation  adn  applied research, partnering with the university in all the areas of knowledge that are available in the institution. The university is a center for studies  and  development characterized by its creative potential  and  by its constant renovation.

This new space extends the universe of culture of the project  and  applied research, coming up with innovative solutions to the market.

The Master’s Degree in Design is the result of the 23-year-old experience of the Undergraduate Programme in Design of Univille, a programme known by its excellence in teaching, graduating qualified professionals to act in the Brazilian market.

Students’ profile

Professionals graduate in Design  or  in other fields that work professionally in research, creation  and  development of products  and  services.

Objectives of the program

To meet the demand for professionals with a substantial background, the objective of the Master’s Degree in Design is to contribute with the qualification of high-level professionals, who are compromised with the production of technical-scientific knowledge to solve problems towards design of products  and  services, focusing on the sustainability in urban, industrial  and  craft contexts.


Profa. Dra. Marli Teresinha Everling

Bruna Estéfani Dombrowicz

The curriculum has a minimum duration of 15 months  and  a maximum duration of 24 months  and  is divided in compulsory  and  elective subjects.

The subjects happen on Tuesdays   and  Thursdays, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m.

Concentration area - DESIGN  AND  SUSTAINABILITY

It comprehends issues  and  aspects toward design in urban environment  and  in companies of many industrial  and  craft segments, with analytical, market, of applied research  and  theoretical-reflexive coverage. It considers the social, cultural,  and  technological transformations, debating the role of professionals that act in this context. The programme tries to assist the professional qualification under the focus of sustainability.

Fields of research  and  technical-scientific practice

Production Process  and  Design

This field of activity investigates the relations between design  and  the social reality, considering the urban environment, the market, the consumer’s behavior, the society, the material culture,  and  the symbolic  and  aesthetical issues. It involves the influence, the actions,  and  the repercussions of design in the attribution of cultural  and  social values, aiming at the development of sustainable products  and  services.

Technological Production  and  Sustainability

This field of activity studies issues about the user-object relations  and  the environment, considering aspects of interface, physical interaction,  and  sustainability. It involves new possibilities toward aspects of development, production,  and  management of design process, as well as of development of products  and  services.