Undergraduate Course in Interior Design
Undergraduate Courses - Milan
- Credits: 180
- Start date: October 2019
- Duration: 3 years
- 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.
Title - This BA is accredited by Italian Ministry of Education Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I and awards 180 credits.
Check the pages dedicated to the creative professions: Interior Designer.
Context – 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.
Career opportunities – Interior Designer, Exhibit Designer, Retail Designer, Restaurant Designer, Set Designer, Designer for Hospitality, Service Designer.
- Perception Theory and the Psychology of Form
- Design Methods
- Technical Drawing
- Graphic Design
- Material Typologies 1
- History of Contemporary Art
- History of Design 1
- Modeling Techniques 1
- Introduction to Cultural Marketing
- Design 1
- Sociology Of Culture
- Drawing Techniques And Technologies
- Materials Typologies 2
- Design 2
- History Of Contemporary Architecture 1
- 3d Computer Model-Making Techniques
- Modeling Techniques 2
- History Of Design 2
- Design Management
- Product Design
At the heart of a metropolitan area that bears comparison with London and New York, Milan is for the whole world a synonym for art, industry, finance, design and fashion
- Virtual Architecture
- Layout And Techniques
- Design 3
- Design 4
- Phenomenology Of Contemporary Arts
- Cultural Anthropology
Artists of the calibre of Leonardo and Bramante worked in Milan, and four centuries later, Marinetti and Boccioni, founders of the Futurist Movement.
More recently, celebrated architects and designers, such as the Castiglioni brothers, Magistretti and Zanuso, and fashion designers
like Armani and Versace, to name just a few, made Milan the world centre of fashion and design.