The diploma program is an introductory course to interior design. It gives students beginner knowledge of interior design along with fundamental information to the field. Modeling and rendering programs are taught to help students develop their projects to their highest potential.
The classes are led by working professionals who teach the students the basics of the profession such as space planning, materials and colour. The projects include both commercial and residential spaces that students complete individually with the guidance of the professors. As the projects are done individually by the end of the course students will have the start of a portfolio that they can call their own. In class lectures, desk critiques and presentations all assist the students in producing quality level projects.
In addition to class time there are also field trips conducted throughout Italy to give students a higher level of study in a hands-on fashion. Students who are interested in a higher level of study but are not ready for a Bachelor degree can continue with the second year of the diploma program which expands on the information learned in the first year.
The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.
The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site.
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