One year Master course
Starting date: October 2013
Academic training + internship;
- Cmf (Colour Material Finishing)Francesca Valan
- Materials For Interior DesignAlessandro Villa
- Computer Design I, I ILuca Deriu
- Portfolio Design WorkshopClaudio Tesei
- Colour SketchingClaudio Fassini
- Modelling Laboratory I, I IFabio Dell'Orto
- History Of Interior DesignMatteo Pirola
- Lighting DesignLorenzo Simoni
- Interior Design LaboratoriesPaolo Cesaretti, Diego Grandi, Enrico Pinna, Alessandro Villa, Guendalina di Lorenzo
- Warm-Up WorkshopEnrico Pinna, Guendalina di Lorenzo
Space espresses a function and a meaning. Contemporary interiors as a cultural system require a broader set of professional skills. The course promotes creative thinking along with sound design abilities and an architectural orientation.
Characteristics and aims
Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for efficiency, comfort or entertainment. Interiors trigger a sense of personal identity, aggregation or emotional engagement with the introduction of sensory experiences or through the use of carefully woven narrative threads. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout and display. The programme provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, colour, furniture and the integration of technical components. The relation with the building is deeply investigated. All these aspects meet in the studio classes led by renowned professionals that support the creation of a working knowledge base. Collaborations with brands and institutions enable the students to comprehend how interiors comunicate the brand values in a retail environment or in a corporate space through the use of architectural elements and spatial graphics. As a result of this education, on the one hand students are encouraged to develop a conceptual approach in design practice gaining a strategic under standing of elements and processes involved. On the other hand, technical representation and architectural detailing serve the students as a mirror for reviewing their design and refining their professional skills.
Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Interior Design or Architecture, Product Design or equivalents and students from academies of applied arts; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field.
The Master lasts for one year (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time.
At the end of lessons, students will start their internship at companies or professional firms in the field.
The Master course will be held in English.
Interior Designers may work on the layout of an environment including structural aspects, furnishing and decoration, brand communication. Professionals frequently deal with residential interiors but also with public spaces such as restaurant, hotels, offices. The contract bussiness is increasingly important for interior design firms in Milano. Being the city a world-class shopping mecca, retail design have gained a massive attention too. The interior designer should have an enquiring and receptive mind; be aware of latest trends; stay up to date with new solutions, materials and technologies; keep a close eye on social and cultural trends. He may work in design companies or in architecture and design studios.
Programmes and teaching staff to be updated