Undergraduate Course in Interior Design
Undergraduate Courses - Milan
- Credits: 180
- Attendance: Full-time
- Language: English
Main goal of the course is training students to design spaces merging feelings and perceptions with a rigorous functional disposition. They learn to interact with the Italian design system, that complex and unique network of relations among Italian/international Designers, schools, Made in Italy businesses producing furniture/lamps and customer companies.
Students learn those expressive tools that allow to develop, assess and explain a project from the briefing to the final creation and communication: the pencil, 3D modelling and rendering software.
- The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.
– The global market has a growing demand for eclectic interior designers with competences both in the architectural composition of a space and in the design of services, to organize and improve the relation between space and people.
Methodology and structure
- The student acquires a broad range of competences: cultural, technical and project based. Cultural elements connected to design, architecture and art but also sociology and anthropology are all subjects of study, necessary to comprehend the evolutionary phenomena of behaviour.
Students are introduced to marketing, an essential tool for analysing brand values and market positioning of the companies the interior designer collaborates with. They gain their own solid project development method that, starting from ethical, social and sustainable values, allow them to acquire a mindset for strategic design. Once the design mindset has been defined, an accurate definition of spaces highlighting of psychological and physical wellbeing is developed through a careful use of materials, colours and lights.
To this end, the Designer must possess those expressive tools allowing to develop, assess and explain the project: the pencil, 3-D modelling and rendering software.
– Interior Designer, Exhibit Designer, Retail Designer, Restaurant Designer, Set Designer, Designer for Hospitality, Service Designer.
Perception Theory and the Psychology of Form
Material Typologies 1
History of Contemporary Art
History of Design 1
Modeling Techniques 1
Introduction to Cultural Marketing
Sociology of Culture
Drawing Techniques and Technologies
Materials Typologies 2
History of Contemporary Architecture 1
3D Computer Model-Making Techniques
Modeling Techniques 2
History of Design 2
Layout and Techniques
Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
For more than fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses.
The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil.
Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.