General informations

ReADs is a Level 1 Postgraduate Master’s Programme.
It is therefore a higher training course aimed at professional development at the end of which a Level 1 University Masters Diploma is awarded.


Level 1 Postgraduate Specialisation Programme
A.Y. 2018–2019

Qualification issued
Level 1 University Master’s Diploma

Scientific head
Paolo Lucchetta

Master board of teachers
Paolo Lucchetta
Laura Fregolent
Sara Marini
Marco Zito

Course length
Year long
 Starting: January 2019
Ending: January 2020

Monday — Friday
N.8 hours a day.

Italian and English.

Iuav University of Architecture in Venice -
Palazzo Badoer, San Polo 2468 – 30125
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The Master will be divided into:

  • didactic modules during 5 consecutive days per week (8 hours a day from Monday to Friday);
  • 375 hours of frontal teaching;
  • 750 hours of individual work;
  • 375 hours of internship at companies in the sector;
  • 80 hours for the development of the thesis.

Total amount 1.500 hours, 60 ECTS

  • 15 ECTS module 1;
  • 15 ECTS module 2;
  • 15 ECTS module 3;
  • 15 ECTS internship.


Matriculation fee
€ 12.000,00
(€ 8.000,00 participation fee to the Master + € 4,000.00 registration fee to the Iuav University of Architecture in Venice).

Registration fee
€ 50.00

The Master also provides for the sale of individual modules:

Module 1
P.1: GUIDE TO ReADs (Retail Architecture and Design) + P.2: DESIGN FOR RETAIL

5 available seats – Price € 4.000,00

Module 2

5 available seats – Price € 4.000,00

Module 3
HOW TO BUILD SPECIFIC COMPETENCES: workshops with selected professionals.

5 available seats – Price € 4.000,00


To be admitted to the ReADs Master’s course it is necessary to have one of the following qualifications:

  • Italian Bachelor’s Degree –“laurea triennale”– preferably in Architecture, Design;
Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Architecture, Design) obtained out of Italy (three years University education), that the Admissions Committee will examine and, if compliant, consider equivalent to Italian qualification;
  • other first level degrees or equivalent qualifications, which are different from the above listed ones, will be considered and evaluated by the Admissions Committee.

Age of the applicants
23/35 years – senior applicants will be considered only if supported by a consistent professional career.

Documents to be submitted for admission:

  • detailed curriculum vitae in European format (PDF file);
  • individual portfolio (PDF file max 5 MB);
  • motivation letter (PDF file);
  • certified knowledge of the English language.

The selection of the participants will take place beforehand

  • verification of the requirements listed above;
  • verification of the academic, educational, scientific and professional qualifications presented;
  • verification of the documents presented for admission;
  • individual interview with the Scientific head to clarify and deepen motivations and attitudes (also via Skype).

Available seats: 20

Communication of the rankings
01 October 2018.
The outcome of the selections and the admission rankings will be published on the Internet desk both within the reserved area and in the public section (competitions) of the IUAV University’s website.

Admissions Committee
Paolo Lucchetta, Laura Fregolent, Sara Marini, Marco Zito


It is possible to enroll to individual modules in the maximum number of 5 participants per module with the sole exception of modules dedicated to internship and thesis, which can not be purchased individually.

The price of each module is € 4.000,00 + stamp € 16,00

Individuals who possess the requisites indicated in the section “ADMISSION” (see above) can register for individual modules of the master.

The rankings of those admitted to the individual modules of the master will be communicated to those directly involved on 01 October 2018.


Deadline for the submission of the applications for admission
09 November 2018 – 12:00 pm

Communication of the rankings
26 November 2018.

The outcome of the selections and the admission rankings will be published in the Internet desk both within the reserved area and in the public section (competitions) of the Iuav University’s website.

Deadline for matriculation
03 December 2018 – 12:00 pm

 Start of courses
January 2019 (approximately)

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