Undergraduate Course in Interior Design.
The Interior Designer interprets the urban changes by identifying roles, services, lifestyles and aesthetic of the interior space. This professional restyles the public image of cities, working for hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops, malls, merging urban with the intimacy and rest place for excellence: home.
Interior Designers - space artisans - embody the primary professional roles of contemporary times, when market and politics influence the transformation of existing spaces as well as cities expansions.
Title - 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.
Duration: 3 years
Context – Spaces aren’t what they used to be. Times, societies and needs to experience the places are constantly changing therefore the Interior Designer interprets this evolution.
Methodology and structure – This Three-year course supports students in building a strategic vision and developing awareness of all the dynamics and variables affecting his activity.
The course structure is finalised to getting a balanced knowledge on space structure. It’s articulated in 4 main goals: Know your time, through the study of art history and architecture, sociology
and anthropology; Investigate new possibilities thanks to labs; Get the tools to use materials, colors, shapes and technologies; Tell the project through advanced skills of space representation.
First year is dedicated to getting a basic education, cultural references, tools and design methodology.
Students learn free-hand sketch and CAD - useful to make models using basic materials - subsequently 3D printers and laser cut machines.
Later on students get design consciousness and complete their skill set such as 3D modeling and production (render) of realistic images by the application of materials and lights to virtual settings.
By the third year students gain creative autonomy by experiencing the latest technologies of simulation and interaction applied to design, facing with real projects thanks to the collaborations with partner companies and institutions as MAXXI and MACRO exhibit spaces, cultural spaces as Teatro Eliseo or associations as la Fondazione Montessori and l’ONG Intersos.
Career opportunities – Interior Designer, Exhibit and Cultural Designer, Retail Designer, Hospitality Designer, Personal Designer, Concept Designer.
The design matrix takes the form of the four IED Schools: Design, Fashion , Visual Arts and IED Management.
Each IED location houses four completely independent schools: what unites them is the common denominator of design culture and shared inspiring principles.
IED teaching methods require that all the schools:
• forge strong bonds with the local production and operation systems in their regions;
• interface with their benchmark sectors;
• evolve depending on the growth standards of their underlying markets and professional situations.
For these reasons, rather than just keeping in step with their times, the IED training courses are often thriving trend anticipators. IED represents a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines. The outcome is excellence. Evidence of this value is found in IED’s essential role in such leading events as Milan Salone del Mobile and Milan Fashion Week.