The Interior Design Academic Year offers students an in-depth and practical introduction to Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. The program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, portfolio building, project work, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and seminars with industry professionals. The program emphasizes innovation, tradition, and systems. Schedule: Lessons run from Monday till Friday full-time Target: This course is intended for motivated students and professionals interested in understanding the Italian design system and in learning the fundamentals of Interior design. Structure and Methodology: The Academic Year is structured around the major international trade shows in Italy, including Architect@work, SAIE ( International Building Exhibition ) in Bologna, Salone del Mobile furniture show and the Design Week that follows, Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo. The Interior Design - Academic Year program is composed of two semesters: Interior and Spatial Design - Fall Semester (September to December) and Italian Contemporary Design and Trends - Spring Semester (February to May). Interior and Spatial Design – Fall Semester enables participants to acquire the basic knowledge and skills used in the field of interior design. Together with lectures and workshop, students will have the chance to visit the main international fairs in Italy focused on architecture, interior design, materials and finishings like MADE (Architecture and Building Show) and Architecture@work in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna. Thanks to the theoretical knowledge and the basic technical and technological skills, students will be able to develop design projects connected with different interior design fields. Italian Contemporary Design and Trends – Spring Semester is designed to offer a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week events. During this semester students will acquire the ability and the methods to analyze a specific collection of a brand; the analysis will be related to formal language, use of colors, materials, and finishings. This will be the starting point to work on a proposal for a new collection for a “made in Italy” brand. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, visits to firms, trade fairs, and events, seminars with industry professionals, portfolio building, and project work.
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Last updated November 3, 2017