The program offers a design perspective on interior spaces and interior decoration in different business contexts, taking into consideration customer needs and behaviors. The user’s scenario studies allow you to understand the relations between contemporary lifestyles and design values, highlighting the new trends in the field.

The education path aims at shaping an individual design sensitivity, the construction of a personal expressive language and the acquisition of a multidisciplinary culture that combines theoretical and practical aspects.


Schedule
: Lessons run from Monday to Friday morning and/or afternoon.

Level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate program designed for students with at least one year of academic background or professional experience in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Architecture. Applicants have to master representation techniques such as drawing, sketching and rendering, and visual communication skills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication.

Methodology and structure

The education path is based on the acquirement of the cultural, methodological, technical and technological knowledge and skills necessary for the design of commercial space and of pieces of furniture to be used in different business contexts.

Through a strategic combination of theoretical lessons, case studies and workshops with industry professionals, you refine the skills of a formal and functional representation of commercial spaces, as well as of products, focusing on social aspects as well as on sustainable design and its application in the design industry. Starting from the free-hand drawing to technical design, up to the production of 3D spaces and furniture models, you increase your confidence to effectively communicate their idea.

You will learn the project methodologies, prototyping techniques and acquire knowledge on the sustainability characteristics of materials.

Curriculum

Materials Typology 2

The course focuses on issues related to the new technologies of sustainable design and their applications within the design industry, to broaden the understanding of how to apply materials and structures in the design of products and interior spaces. In particular, the course focuses on the relationship among project, energy issues and sustainability characteristics of materials, thus also including construction and structural aspects.

Drawing Techniques and Technologies

The course aims at refining rendering skills, from free-hand drawing to digital tools with the latest and most updated software, in order to favor communication effectiveness in the presentation of an idea.

History of Contemporary Architecture 1

The history of architecture is analyzed from the point of view of project methodologies and the technological and social contexts. The course explores the heritage of the Modern Movement and its expression in various geographical contexts, both European and international.
Through the analysis of buildings, projects and documents, the characteristics of the architecture of the last fifty years are outlined.

Design 2

This course will allow the development of skills and methods to approach the retail design, with a focus on restaurant design. The retail industry is experiencing a revolution where most of the business will move online.

The traditional brick and mortar retail will survive developing new concepts to appeal to a public looking for experiences, entertainment, and leisure, in this scenario the design will play a critical role. Starting from the analysis of the brand, the competitors and the market, you will develop an original design to respond to aesthetic, marketing and operational needs.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
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4 months
Full-time
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8,100 EUR
Enrollment fee: € 2.000 - Tution Fee € 6.100
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