Masters Programs in Interior Design

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Interior Design

A masters degree in interior design is a post graduate degree program that teaches students interior design; the art of changing the living workspace into a more effective setting, for everyday use. The aim is to make the resulting setting most attractive to everyone. The difference between interior designing and interior decorating is that interior designing plans the functionality and the usability of the available space while the interior decorating seeks to make the setting look appealing without as much regard to planning and the usability of the setting. Interior designing also deals with aspects such as lighting, acoustics and temperature.

Interior designers often specialize in certain areas as the field is wide. They analyze the knowledge related to their specialty. The program is relatively new and it focuses on the connection that exists between art and technical knowledge and the researching on people’s needs and preferences. The masters program teaches about space and the various aspects of space such as scale, configuration, light sources, colors, materials, and proportions and how these aspects are related to the technical performance of a setting. It does have similarities with architecture but while architecture deals with the design of the room, interior designing deals with what is in the room.

Graduates of a masters program in Interior Design can exercise their skills both in third sector businesses as well as in private sector as the vocation is on high demand in both business and by homeowners. Interior designers can become licensed practitioners after they complete the masters program and can often work in consultancy as consultants.

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Master in Interior and Living Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Interior & Living Design encourages students to consider a wide range of design practices as they learn to shape the space of interiors. You will be inspired to overcome disciplinary boundaries, make choices that are both more sophisticated and more daring, and cultivate an attitude of continuous inquiry into the material and immaterial aspects of space. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Shape. Experience. Live. The Master in Interior & Living Design encourages students to consider a wide range of design practices as they learn to shape the space of interiors. You will be inspired to overcome disciplinary boundaries, make choices that are both more sophisticated and more daring, and cultivate an attitude of continuous inquiry into the material and immaterial aspects of space. You’ll learn the theory, best practices, and methodologies you need not only to solve problems creatively—but to define problems as well. As you collaborate with your international peers on company projects that re-invent the interior domain, you will come to define your own work in the context of the field. Milan is an ideal place to study interior design, with its long tradition of experimenting with and solving the design challenges of everyday life. It offers a variety of exemplary historical and contemporary interiors for you to visit and take as inspiration. Audience The program is designed for candidates who have a first-level degree in interior design, design, architecture, engineering, visual arts, or related disciplines; who wish to pursue advanced specialization; and who wish to expand their skills using new tools in the field of interior design. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Develop a professional interior design proposal, accounting for aesthetic, functional, and ergonomic issues within project constraints. Understand and re-interpret the multidisciplinary Italian approach to space setup and design. Understand, from a critical perspective, the role of technology and its impact on the interior design environment. Program The Master in Interior & Living Design program aims to develop professionals who combine technical design savvy with cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, teamwork skills, knowledge of project management processes, and the ability to manage deadlines. The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four main modules, each of which includes a two-week course and six-week workshop. The modules are followed by a two-month internship period and a final portfolio presentation. The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals. Courses Coursework focuses on: Exploring the nature, languages, and values of the contemporary design scene Analyzing new aesthetic and behavioral trends in the marketplace Developing skills with visualization and graphic rendering Investigating methods and tools for research and design Exploring the factors that determine the economic performance of a brand or company Branding your own work Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on practical projects relating to interior & living design. Some possible workshop topics include the following: Develop interior design concepts and scenarios for microsystem environments, social/personal spaces, business and retail spaces, or public spaces. Analyze user activity and social behavior to solve product design problems; use narrative design tools, such as storytelling, storyboards, and video. Use a mix of communication strategies and design tools in order to develop the global brand identity of a small to medium-sized company, a product line, and/or a startup. Investigate ways in which a company can ignite innovations in product design and industrial processes by adopting advanced production technologies and utilizing new materials. Portfolio The final element of the program is the portfolio review. You will present your portfolio of work completed during the year in front of an exam board for evaluation. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. The internship lasts two months and comes at the end of your year of studies. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who may extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Interior & Living Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies and organizations involved in this program include: Agape, Alessi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Camper, Club Med, Coin, Deborah Milano, Fiorucci, FLOS, Fnac, Haworth, Kvadrat, La Triennale di Milano, Moleskine, Mondadori, Moroso, Mutina, Park Hyatt Milano, Pitti, Rossana Orlandi, Tucano, Veuve Clicquot. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities The Master in Interior & Living Design program trains professionals to design and create spaces for various sectors of industry on both a local and international scale. Graduates may find employment in sectors such as retail, hospitality, exhibition/events, lighting, or furniture design. They may work for architecture, interior design, or construction firms, or they may choose to be self-employed. [-]

Master of Architectural Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Suzhou

China is an architectural and urban laboratory and XJTLU’s Department of Architecture’s two-year March (Des) Masters programme engages with this risk-taking, forward-looking and challenging agenda. [+]

Overview The Master of Architectural Design programme prepares students for an international career in architecture, creating bridges between Eastern and Western culture. Understanding mobility as one of the core conditions of global modernity, the programme attracts international students preparing for a career related to China, as well as domestic students preparing for both national and international careers. The programme focuses on architectural design studio as well as on humanistic and technical modules in preparation of either professional practice or PhD-level studies. This programme is made to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for RIBA part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom. The programme offers an international perspective, while at the same time enabling students to address the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme, you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Unique selling points As China experiences unprecedented transformations as well as increasing professional, industrial and academic collaboration with international partners, this programme educates coming generations of architects who have the necessary cross-cultural awareness, social and environmental responsibility, creative and critical capability, technical competence and professional attitude to enable and to define ongoing and future transformations in the built environment domestically and internationally. Emphasising and engaging with the Chinese context and the local built environment, the programme is oriented towards the highest international standards and it attracts both domestic and international students and academic staff. Design studios are the core of the programme, formed around the ongoing research of the department and the specific needs of the profession within China and across the world. Design studios may have the following themes: • Urban development and regeneration • Innovation in fabrication and construction • Computer-aided architectural design • Architectural theory and criticism • Social and cultural issues. XJTLU’S DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE HAS ACHIEVED RIBA PART 1 VALIDATION FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS (RIBA) FOR ITS UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME. IT HAS INITIATED INTERNATIONAL VALIDATION AT RIBA PART 2 LEVEL FOR ITS MASTERS PROGRAMME. Knowledge and skills The Master of Architectural Design programme will teach you how to develop architectural design projects at an advanced level, including the creative, technical and research skills needed, and educate you in the areas of theory, history and criticism of architecture. The most important knowledge and skills taught are: • Ability to generate complex design proposals showing understanding of current architectural issues, originality in the application of subject knowledge and, where appropriate, to test new hypotheses and speculations • Ability to evaluate and apply a comprehensive range of visual, oral and written media to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals • Ability to evaluate materials, processes and techniques that apply to complex architectural designs and building construction, and to integrate these into practicable design proposals • Critical understanding of how knowledge is advanced through research to produce clear, logically argued and original written work relating to architectural culture, theory and design • Understanding of the context of the architecture and the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of procurement and building production, and legislation • Problem solving skills, professional judgement, and ability to take the initiative and make appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances. Modules: Year One • Design studio I • Applied technology in architecture • Architectural theory and criticism • Additional learning activities. • Design studio II • Advanced professional practice • Topics in architectural history • Additional learning activities. Summer break • Additional learning activities (such as internships, study trips, independent studies, etc.) Year Two • Design studio III • Architectural design and research methods • Practice based enquiry and architectural representation • Additional learning activities • Design studio IV (thesis project) • Thesis (written component of the thesis project) • Additional learning activities. Additional learning activity modules The programme includes 200 hours of Additional Learning Activities per semester, most of which are chosen individually by students. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks. An individual student-learning plan will be established at the outset of each semester with the academic advisor. Examples of ALAs include: • Postgraduate English (LAN901 . Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Postgraduate English (LAN902. Mandatory, if required by the programme director) • Chinese language (CLT901-906. Mandatory for international students) • Graduate teaching assistantship • Graduate research assistantship (if available) • Graduate practice placement/internship • Participation in Level Three or Level Four lecture-and-seminar based modules in the built environment cluster • Participation in Level Three or Level Four modules from other XJTLU departments or the Language Centre • Selected topics in design tools and methods • Selected topics in advanced digital design • Selected topics in architectural research methods • Selected topics in architectural representation • Independent studies with an ARC tutor • Scholarly presentation of a research paper • Publication of a paper in a peer-reviewed architecture-related journal • Personal and employability skills (MAN903) Careers This programme provides you with an appropriate foundation for employment in the architectural profession at an advanced level. It also provides the basis for enrolment in a PhD research degree. Our graduates find excellent opportunities in the building and creative industries, in local and international architecture firms, as well as in architecture administration, research and higher education institutions. Our highly international academic staff offer you individual career advice for entry into many job markets in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas. INTERNSHIPS The Department of Architecture fosters a constantly growing professional network in architecture and related fields. Being located close to the metropolitan area of Shanghai, with its dynamic architecture job market that attracts many international firms, means we can assist you to pursue job opportunities, internships and work placements in China and abroad. TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS Our students are eligible for positions as graduate teaching and/or research assistants at XJTLU, working up to 10 hours per week. These can contribute towards Additional Learning Activities and include a salary. Fees RMB 160,000 for the entire two year full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Equivalent academic qualifications ACADEMIC BACKGROUND An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in BArch, BEng in Architecture, BA (Hons) in Architecture or equivalent. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their own creative works as a student and a practicing architect/intern (indicating where and when the work was done, who the tutor/supervisor was, who was part of the team and what the applicants' role was in the team, A3-size, typically 10 to 30 pages, in PDF format). An internship in an architecture-related practice is recommended, but not required. We might accept applicants with substantial work experience or an outstanding portfolio even if their grades are lower than the minimum entry requirements. English language requirements • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 94 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2017 USA San Diego

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. NewSchool can choose to focus their studies in either Neuroscience for Architecture or Healthy Urbanism. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. Upon requesting more information our Enrollment Specialist can explain the different program offerings in more detail to help you find the path that is right for you. The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. The Master of Architecture II degree gives students who have already completed a NAAB accredited bachelor’s degree the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of design principles and theory. Students gain the academic credentials and practical experience it takes to pursue a rewarding career in teaching as well as similar occupations. Master of Science in Architecture From urban planning to interior design, many professions today benefit from in-depth study of architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at NewSchool is designed for students who want to enrich their knowledge of the field but don’t plan to pursue architectural licensing. The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field. [-]

Master (MA) Environment Design

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. [+]

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability. Systems - Every year the course aims to produce new research that takes forward questions inherent in Modernity. Currently focused on natural ecological systems (earthquakes, tectonic plates, deltas and shorelines), (re)contruction and war, cosmographies and cultures of outerspace, and bio-tech materials ; the course encourages you to explore your own field of research and practice. Technologies - The Environment Design operates with a multidisciplinary team where knowledge exchange is one of the core points to focus. From: applied technologies, visual effects, interactive digital media, moving image, communication design and fashion, the programme aims to deploy students with methods and techniques from different perspectives embracing new possibilities offered by new technology and the creative processes involved in designing. Modeling and simulation - with a hands on training in the use of the scientific instruments and computational tools, Ravensbourne offers you with full access to digital facilities for digital imaging and prototyping; where you will be able to experiment and innovate through technical, user and interaction workshops based upon strategies deployed by leading practitioners within the field. You will be encouraged to engage with advanced practice within a global context and explore the similarities and key differences and emphases of different centres across the world and to put your learning and design solutions into context. Here you will expand your own research and practice, by developing and managing an individual programme of enquiry and creative development in environment design culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi disciplinary perspectives. [-]

Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centered critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies. Aims This full-time international postgraduate programme responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. Urban Environments Design aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the Urban Environments Design is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context transferred into new design strategies and design interventions. Objectives This specialism seeks to unite practical approaches for innovation in urban strategies with formal aspects of urban environment design, through: Real-world project development Teamwork approaches to problem solving Socio-cultural and aesthetic considerations Reflecting critically and analytically on the urban environment value creation by design within the urban environment A critical understanding of contemporary urban transformations in China Definition of strategic approaches to urban environment design Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in a spatial design field or the equivalent in a related discipline (e.g. interior design, environment design, landscape design, architecture, urban design) is required. Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented with substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships Scholarships for Graduates of QS Top Design Schools (2017) To off-set 10% or 15% (holder of a First Class bachelor’s degree) of tuition, regardless of which MDes programmes students are admitted to – applicable to graduates of QS world’s top universities for art & design - 2016. Scholarships (offered by MDes full-time specialisms) On a competitive basis, to off-set 25%–50% of tuition – applicable to all non-local students and PolyU Design alumni who accepted an admission offer. Admission Dates for September 2017 Entry Application Period Starts: 22 Nov 2016 First Round Review: 20 Jan 2017 Application Deadline: 28 Apr 2017 Interview: Mid Feb to May 2017 Announcement of result: 2 weeks after interview [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lower East Side

The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. [+]

NYSID is ranked #2 graduate program in the US by Design Intelligence The MPS in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L) is a one-year, post-professional degree that provides rigorous professional education in the area of natural and artificial illumination for the interior environment. As any interior designer or architect can tell you, imaginative and cost-effective interior illumination is critical to the success of any interior space. Changing technologies, new laws that mandate energy efficiency and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design. NYSID has responded to this need with a program that exposes students to a range of knowledge and skills that provides graduates with a balance of conceptual and practical techniques for successful design execution. The course work addresses the history and theory of lighting design, principles of sustainability as they relate to the discipline, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, integrated systems design, as well as financial analysis, code compliance, and project maintenance. The program includes lighting design studio courses that integrate acquired knowledge and research, while exploring residential, commercial, and institutional environments. Graduates are prepared to sit for the certification exam given by the NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals). The program requires full-time study All classes are in the evenings and on weekends Applicants must have a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio [-]

Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.Design -Consortium of Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Italy Milan

The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The Specializing Master in Color Design and Technology aims to provide advanced training to professionals, so as to enable them to understand and manage the many technological and design issues, often across many disciplinary areas, typical of all those professional and research sectors in which the use and management of color are essential. Examples of such production areas include industrial product design, interior architecture, communication, fashion, entertainment and urban planning. Particular attention will be paid to analyzing and summarizing utilization, control, ideation, organization and planning through the use of color. Consequently, color is not treated as a simple attribute of objects or surfaces, but as a means of expression and design underlying perception and interaction with reality. The Specializing Master consists of two phases. The theory and technique based phase aims to train students in the technical aspects of measurement, control, digital reproduction and comparison relating to disciplines such as physics, optics, colorimetry, chemistry, psychology and perception. The second phase focuses on the methods learned, which will be contextualized and experimented with in different color application and design areas such as interior design, urban spaces, industrial products, fashion and communication. Professional Outcomes The Specializing Master aims to produce an innovative professional figure, widely in demand by the market, with advanced technical and design skills concerning color use and control and color design in research and in several sectors such as interior design, urban planning, industrial product design, fashion design and communication. At the end of the course, students will be able to professionally manage multidisciplinary aspects relating to the study and management of color and will be able to work in a variety of firms and companies in the fields of interior design, urban planning, industrial products, fashion, communication, paints and dyes. Degree Awarded After completing the course and on passing the final exam, the 1st level Specializing Master "Color Design & Technology" certification will be issued. The Specializing Master grants 60 CFU, equivalent to 60 ECTS. Didactics Ten didactic units and the internship compose the didactic plan. The first four are dedicated to provide insight into historical, technical, cultural and theoretical knowledge related to the use, measurement and history, to the perception and management of color. The next five have practical nature, aiming to develop the student abilities in designing and using the color in interior, urban space, product design, communication, fashion. Empowerment supports the student's process of personal and professional growth by developing the ability to form relationships and to work successfully in a variety of dynamics. At the end is scheduled an internship in a company in order to transform the skills acquired during the course into practical experience in the field. Fundamentals: theories, methods and tools Didactic unit 1: Hystory and Perception of Color Didactic unit 2: Colorimetry and Color Systems Didactic unit 3: Digital color Didactic unit 4: Color Applications Project work Didactic unit 5: Project work: Color in the communication Didactic unit 6: Project work: Color in fashion design Didactic unit 7: Project work: Color in the interior Didactic unit 8: Project work: Color in the design of industrial products Didactic unit 9: Project work: Color in the urban space Practice Didactic unit 10: Empowerment Internship Admission The Specializing Master is open to candidates who have a university degree under the old or the new educational system or a Master of Science under the new educational system in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design (or equivalent qualifications under the law), or in other disciplines where the Master course is complementary to the candidate's previous experiences. For foreign applicants, the Specializing Master is open to students holding equivalent qualifications. The number of students admitted is 30. The selection will be made by the Commission. Candidates will be selected after an interview where application form, curriculum vitae and experience will be evaluated. Application forms have to be sent to formazione@polidesign.net by March 1, 2017. At the end a final examination is scheduled. Cost: the admission fee to the Specializing Master is € 7.900,00 VAT-FREE ART. 10 DPR 633/72, divided into registration fee at the Politecnico di Milano (€ 500,00) and fee for the Specializing Master (€ 7.400,00). The entry fee to the Politecnico di Milano will not be returned under any circumstances. The cost of enrollment in the Specializing Master entitle to deduct tax of 19% as falling under "university specialization courses". 10 partial exemptions of 4.000,00 € each are available for the second edition of the Specializing Master: for information visit the Financial Aid page of on the website or contact POLI.design Coordination and Training Office: +39 02 2399 7217; formazione@polidesign.net. [-]

Master Interior Architecture

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. [+]

Master Interior Architecture At the Master Interior Architecture you will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and to realize that concept. What can this Master Interior Architecture offer you? Perception and expression in the architecture of the interior What makes a certain place so characteristic? Is it the light, falling in a specific angle through the glass windows? The material and colors of the chairs, tables, curtains, walls, floor? The specific sounds of the room? The touch, the smell of things? The people…? Phenomenological aspects determine the atmosphere of an interior. The core Interior at our Master Interior Architecture is no niche, nuance or aspect of architecture, but a fundamental attitude towards the surrounding world. The core of this Master is the understanding of a place in all its manifestations, before you start to transform it because of changing needs and requirements. What will you learn? You will learn to develop a concept for a space based on your own ideas and artistic vision and realize that concept. Important part is how to present your conclusions as an essential component of your architectural design. At each assignment you will be asked to draw connections between your own work and that of others and between your work and the audience. Also you will make an active contribution in collaborative projects. In the two years you study in Maastricht you will get the chance to deepen your design skills, personal interpretation of the professional situation and artistic talent. You will obtain subject matter knowledge, insights and skills based on your own applied research. Language English/Dutch. The lecturers also speak German. For whom? This two-year Master's programme is open to you if you have a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design, or another Bachelor’s programme, and if you have the desired intake competencies. Study load Normally you will study and work at the Academy for about 20 hours a week. In addition you will have to study at home for about 20 hours a week. Credits The programme comprises 120 European Credits in total. Duration Full-time for the duration of two academic years, from September till July. The first year Your own atelier In the first year you will work in your own atelier, where you fulfill hypothetical assignments and where you evaluate your design process step-by-step with your lecturers. In these assignments you will explore materiality, light, time, scale and composition. Assigments We start an assignment with excursions to different places, where you test these with your senses and explore it with our time’s state of mind, from within. You research the place’s anatomy, induce empathy and construct understanding. You formulate an intention of how to rebalance the choreography meaningfully and you exemplify the intended meaning as a built structure of explicit materiality. In these assignments the theoretical research and analysis play a key role. Your graduation project Final master assessment In the second year you will focus on your thesis and final work piece. Your graduation project is the final master assessment. With this assessment you will proof that you are able to practice the profession. You will position yourself as an interior architect and present you to the outside world so that you can build the foundation for a future career. It also offers the possibility of a critical contribution to the debate on topical issues, and is valuable for the further development of the field. Free to choose The subject of your final project is free to choose but still fairly close in the broad sense of the interior. It is a hypothesis in a built-up area context. The selection and motivation of your graduation project is part of the graduation plan that is submitted. You will have to conclude the place and the primary idea of the intention. Thesis and anatomical model Your graduation project consists of two connected layers: the thesis and the anatomical model. The thesis should form the foundation of your project, based of language and theoretical research in historical, philosophical, cultural and socio-political sense. The anatomical model is the concrete implementation of your intention and includes all spatial elements. The team of lecturers The Master works with leading professionals: architects, interior architects, representatives from other fields such as art historians, for maximum connection with current developments, the contribution of their professional knowledge, and professional experience. Diploma and acknowledgment When you successfully completed the programme you will get the degree of Master of Interior Architecture. The degree is recognized by the Union of Dutch Interior Architects (bni) and you can register after a two year practise period at the Foundation Architect Register (Stichting Bureau Architectenregister). Academic and examination regulations (OER) The academic and examination regulations (for which the Dutch acronym is OER) provide all the information you will need about the content of the course, the academic support provided, and the way in which examinations are organised. They also contain information about admission requirements. Download the pdf file of the current OER (in Dutch) for this academic year. Admission requirements You are admissible if you are a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design, or another Bachelor’s programme, if you have the desired intake competencies. When you can’t meet these admission requirements you have the option to request an entrance examination. To do so, send a portfolio and covering letter to the programme secretariat. All students who are admissible will be invited in July for the intake assessment. Admission procedure As soon as we received your application form we will invite you for the admission procedure, which consists of the following steps: A preselection based on your letter of motivation, diploma and digital portfolio. A motivation interview and evaluation of your portfolio. A practical assignment. When you pass the preselection (1) we will invite you for the intake assessment that will take place in Maastricht for a full day*. During this day you will be tested on your suitability for the programme. You can show and discuss examples of the work in your portfolio with the admission committee (2). The final part is a practical assignment set by the admission committee (3). *or via Skype if you live abroad and don’t have the opportunity to come to Maastricht. [-]

Master of Interior Architecture

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn

We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Master of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design We educate future interior architects. The most important practical subjects are the design of space, furniture and architectural details. For instance, the students learn to design homes, schools, cafés, both modern and demanding historical interiors. The students also learn about painting and landscaping, photography and philosophy. The Academy of Arts has educated interior architects for more than seventy years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. We try to adhere to a principle that stresses the integrity of form and content but also considers the function of the space or the item. We keep our finger on the pulse of our times, while also searching for our own path. In our climate, people unfortunately spend most of their time indoors and not outdoors, and therefore, whether we like it or not, indoor spaces have a great impact on our everyday lives. Therefore, interior architects and furniture designers have a unique opportunity to improve the world – to use their ideas to make people happier. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AS A PROFESSION The field in which we operate – the built-up environment as a whole – forces us to synthesise and perceive architectural problems and environmental issues more generally. At the same time, we deal with all the smallest tangible details and problems that people are personally interested in. And we must know what is happening in the other design fields and fine arts, and to be familiar with a large number of technical disciplines. These include, among others: lighting and acoustics, heating and ventilation, building and finishing materials, building and furniture structures, and various computer programs. If we add good communications skills, necessary for understanding and influencing the client or various interest groups related to the design process, as well as the need to be well-acquainted with the specifics of various design fields, we get quite an awe-inspiring list. WHAT ARE THE STUDIES LIKE? The three-year BA programme places the greatest emphasis on the theoretical and practical learning of general art subjects and technical disciplines, which enables the graduate to continue in the MA programme, or to work as an assistant in an architectural or interior architecture office, in various media fields, as well as in manufacturing, service and business enterprises. The MA programme basically focuses on various specialised creative projects, the in-depth analysis of the elements of the built-up environment, and the completion of the master’s thesis. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies add up to 120 ECTS credits. Graduates of the MA programme can work as independent specialists in both the design and construction fields, in the furniture industry, at media and advertising companies, as well as in service and retail enterprises. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN AT THE ACADEMY OF ARTS Interior architects have been educated at the Academy of Arts for more than 70 years. One can honestly say that all of Estonia’s most important interiors have been designed by our graduates and current faculty members. One could mention Leila Pärtelpoeg, who restored the Tallinn Town Hall and numerous manor houses; Väino Tamm, the foremost modernist of the 1960s; and current Professor Emeritus Vello Asi; Pille Lausmäe, famous for her luxurious minimalist interiors; and Tiina Mang, who has gained fame for her neo-functionalist furniture. The department is headed by Professor Toivo Raidmets, who has created sensations with his striking club interiors and interesting furniture. The foundation for the education of interior architects in Estonia was established by a presidential decree on 1 August 1938. To date, 551 interior architects, studying full- and part-time, have received their professional higher education diplomas. The preliminary step for the establishment of the Department of Interior Architecture was the opening of a woodworking workshop at the Tallinn Industrial Art School in 1917, where furniture design was also taught. A more professional education of interior architects was initiated in 1938, when an interior architecture course was introduced at the State Higher Art School, which was created on the basis of the industrial art school. The mission-oriented idea to educate interior architects may have come from the members of the progressive Association of Applied Arts (RaKÜ). Its membership including practicing architects who had no professional education. One of them, Richard Wunderlich, was Estonia’s most prominent designer of luxury furniture, chairman of RaKÜ, the school’s director and one of its first teachers. The RaKÜ members also included a dozen outstanding architects, including Edgar-Johan Kuusik, who became the head of the department after World War II. The studies, which had been interrupted by the war and ensuing political changes, were resumed in 1944 in a reorganised school of higher education with a new name – Tallinn State Applied Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. The first interior architects with higher educations graduated in 1949. The department was closed in 1955. More changes occurred – the State Art Institute of the Estonian S.S.R. (ERKI) was created by merging the institutes for art education, and the speciality was consolidated in a department with the new name of Spatial Design. In 1959, students were again admitted and a younger generation of interior architects filled the faculty positions. Bruno Tomberg, Väino Tamm, Leila Pärtelpoeg and Vello Asi were engaged in the teaching. The studies were organised on the basis of a new curriculum, and an up-to-date study profile was developed. The studies focused on a form idiom influenced by Nordic Modernism, which emphasised functionality and constructiveness. The so-called Tamm School, which favours clarity and succinctness, has ensured the recognised level of Estonian spatial and furniture design since the 1960s. STUDIES The graduates can work independently as interior architects and furniture designers – their diplomas correspond to the professional standards approved by the Association of Interior Architects. The Academy of Arts is the only accredited school of higher education in Estonia that offers the relevant BA programme. The studies include numerous international workshops, lectures by visiting professors, seminars and the students introduce their work at both local and foreign fairs (in Stockholm for example). Especially close collaboration exists with the Nordic countries. Students can continue their studies at foreign schools of higher education, or, if they wish, in the PhD programme at the Academy of Arts. In accordance with the curriculum, the studies comprise 180 AP, of which half are related to the specialised theoretical and practical subjects. Of the theoretical subjects, the following deserve special mention: the history of architecture and interiors, architectural typology, the parts of buildings, health protection and fire safety, lighting equipment, architectural acoustics, computer studies, art management and much more. The practical subjects include the design of space, furniture and architectural details. The relevant projects are completed as exercises, and samples of furniture and furnishing elements are produced in the departmental workshops. WHAT JOBS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER I GRADUATE? interior architect furniture designer entrepreneur journalist writing about interior architecture artist [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Interior Design aims to provide students with the methodological framework, strategic skills and necessary field experience to respond to new trends and future scenarios of Italian and international design. Three main areas of interior design are examined: spaces of sale, hospitality areas and Welfare. After completing the course, the Interior Designer are able to tackle the project not only from the technical and formal perspective, but especially from the strategic point of view, focusing on the needs of the contemporary consumer and the evolutionary needs of the sector. Thanks to their professionalism, they are able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression - furniture, materials, colors and lights - declined and interpreted depending on the circumstances. IED Design interprets the excellence of Italian design through a training process that is rooted in the culture of Italian Design System, made of creativity, entrepreneurship, technological innovation and market knowledge. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry requirements: The Master in Interior Design is the right specialisation for graduates, Italians and foreigners, in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience. Methodology and structure: Objective of the course is teaching first the design methodology that, by analyzing the codes of expression and conduct of the contemporary consumer, the identity of the customer, current trends in design and materials technology, allows students to capture an important wealth of experience. Students learn to create their own expressive language and to include in it, enhancing it, their creativity. They are taught to create project layout particularly accurate in the colors, materials, finishes, lighting effects, that can offer new sensory and emotional experiences. The main activity of the course in the classroom is the development of strategic value projects, able to meet the diverse needs of the design industries. Under the guidance of a faculty, consisting mainly of professionals and designers, projects take place according to an open system, in which participants are invited to collaborate with Italian companies of international reputation and brand with young people, looking for an innovative and sustainable design . The programme is made up of four weeks of introductory workshops, which serve to examine the knowledge and methods of design students from all over the world. After these four experiences students will support the three main projects through Project Laboratories, of different length and complexity, the difficulty gradually increases during the year. The classes alternate with the three projects that examine some of the areas of interior design: retail spaces, hospitality and wellness facilities. The projects are developed simulating a real professional situation: brief, development and presentation. Students examine the environmental issues in parallel with natural and recyclable materials, environmentally-friendly production processes, in collaboration with specialized companies. Classes involve also the issue of indoor, natural and artificial, through the knowledge of the light sources, new technologies and systems of light control. The Master organizes seminars conducted by design practitioners, visits to leading manufacturers of materials and showroom, participation at events (most notably the Salone del Mobile in Milan), workshops and interdisciplinary laboratories. The Master is completed with the presentation of the final project that comprises evidence of the journey taken and the knowledge gained. Among the companies / project partners of previous editions include Febal - Colombini Group- Rhizome - TVS- 3M- Jacuzzi- JVC Kenwood - Grohe- Get External ING Diarect- Verallia. [-]

Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Rome

The Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living enables participants to develop complex and sophisticated projects for Furniture, Hospitality (SPA Hotel & Resort), Exhibition areas, reinterpreting the classic skills of the tradition of Italian design and craftwork excellence with the highest and most advanced technological expertise. Luxury Interior Designers are called on to analyse real situations, contextualize and relate them to the Luxury sector as well as to develop strong skills such as leadership and teamwork, sense of initiative and creativity, development and communication of ideas and projects through the media and visual communication. They become experts in positioning a brand or advising private clients in the complex world of Luxury and know the trends and quality materials for the interior design. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry Requirements: The Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living welcomes applications from students with an Honours Degree and designers operating in the sector who feel the need to improve and / or update their skills according to contemporary approaches of research and design in the specific field of Luxury. Structure and Methodology: The Italian know-how results from a complex cultural stratification, able to integrate and renew the heritage of the classical style, renaissance, baroque and avant-garde, not only by synthesizing original design forms, but also leading them towards consistent individual and social behaviours. The objective of the Master in Interior Design for Luxury Living is transmitting the evolution and expectations of Italian design excellence, from the house to the areas of hospitality and culture. The Italian living landscape is analysed in its narrative ability, grafting into memory the projection of a future of crafted interior dimensions, able to integrate the complexity of the environment with the needs of the client. The pathway of study focuses on on the concept of Common Luxury Good in evolution, able to create new living environments, hospitality and entertainment areas, where the Italian style, even in comparison with other cultures, is enriched with new codes and languages without losing their identity. The Master's programme is structured as an itinerary of research, with design experiences providing the tools to understand how to work and meditate on the meaning of their own work. To achieve these results, participants are encouraged to apply the operative knowledge acquired with an autonomous capacity to critically process and explore individual poetics with the elaboration of a personal expressive language. The Course introduces participants to the reception and interpretation of the needs of the client. They learn to develop the ability of design direction, in order to integrate project choices that affect a space or a service in a broader vision of the planning and realization processes. The Goal is focusing on a strategic plan including all tangible and intangible aspects (function, communication, service, identity, relationships) that perfectly meet customers’ expectations and market needs. The theoretical lessons integrate aesthetics, anthropology, living culture, the history of interior design and design furniture. There will be seminars of Interior Design on several themes including housing, retail, hospitality (hotels, resorts, spa) catering (bars, restaurants) for special luxury spaces (yachts, cellars, exhibition areas). Through the project communication, participants acquire the tools for visual communication and marketing strategies, and learn about contracts and schedules for cost control. The Master culminates with a Final Project realized on a chosen topic among seminars and presented in a personal portfolio, aimed at checking the skills acquired. [-]

Car Interior Design - 1st Level Master Degree

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Turin

Designing interiors for the means of transport, in particular for cars, means dealing with the project of mobility starting from the user's perspective, both at the level of interaction of the man-machine system, and as experience of the phases of purchase and management of the vehicle. The Car Interior Designers specialize in the future and innovation of means of transport from the inside and builds future design scenarios by studying the user, its cultural needs, trends in society and use of the vehicle. The different subjects covered during the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience allow future professionals to provide innovative solutions, related to the evolving needs of companies and buyers. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Entry Requirements: The Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience welcomes IED graduates, or students from Art Academies or private schools and graduates in related areas such as Design, Architecture, Engineering and Media Design, professionals with at least two years of experience in this sector. Structure and Methodology: The Master's programme focuses on research and innovation in different sectors, with an emphasis on practical activities of design, to enable students to develop their creativity, refining tools and knowledge through a targeted and structured approach: the fundamentals of Interior design of cars, both technically and psychologically, emerging technologies, identifying layout and models of use of interior space, traditional materials and the latest generation, new trimmings, technologies and integrated platforms with a particular emphasis on interface design. From a cultural perspective, the Master in Car Interior Design and User Experience covers subjects such as the history and trends of Car Interior Design and the study of perception. Students improve their skills and techniques in the visualization and communication of ideas, forms and concepts. The laboratory of communication occurs with the practice in the advanced levels of 2D and 3D Photoshop and other industry-specific programs. The environment of the cockpit is examined in all its functionality. The user and his needs are always at the center of the project proposal. This means improving and facilitating the driving of the vehicle, the passenger compartment comfort in all aspects (functional, aesthetic, sound, touch) and its security. Much importance is given to human-machine interface. The important flow of visual information, sound messages or control actions through devices and controls located on the dashboard in front of the driver requires a careful and intelligent planning that facilitates the interaction between the driver and the car as a function of maximum driving safety. Over the past decade, the heavy investments made by the most influential international car manufacturers have greatly contributed to the research and technological development of the passenger that, in its evolution, has changed the real idea of the car, considered primarily for its aesthetics design in the past. comfort and aesthetics have become increasingly important as the range of devices and interfaces of the latest generation, together, offer the driver a unique mobility experience often conveyed through the philosophy of a brand. The curriculum includes a study of the marketing strategy: user profile, market analysis. The student is measured with the reality in a series of professional workshops held with the support of companies in the industry. The final project is the synthesis of all the experiences, where the laboratory results and knowledge merge together inthe design of the interior of a vehicle according to the brief provided by the industry partner. The course is recognised by MIUR as Master Academic Level I. [-]

Master of Architecture (MArch) in Interior Architecture

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İzmir

The Master Programme of Interior Architecture offers students expertise in interior layout and design. The programme aims to provide interior architects with the ability to create aesthetic, functional and sustainable solutions, using their high standard of professional knowledge and based on a strong background in design. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The Master Programme of Interior Architecture offers students expertise in interior layout and design. The programme aims to provide interior architects with the ability to create aesthetic, functional and sustainable solutions, using their high standard of professional knowledge and based on a strong background in design. Architecture demands that students develop their “creative skills”. It also requires that students develop their cultural background. Students will, therefore, be asked to participate in various cultural activities and develop their entrepreneurial capacities. All the efforts will be spent in order to make their education a colorful one. Traditional architecture and building techniques occupy a part of the curriculum. But students will also be taught today’s techniques and materials. Each student will be expected to have acquired a good skill in computer-aided-design by the time of his graduation. Together with other skills, each student will have reached the capacity of finding an employment abroad easily. This is demanded by the current relationships of Turkey with the European Union and the international arena of architecture. A good knowledge of the history of civilizations, arts, architecture and finally of modern and contemporary architecture is considered as a must, or a prerequisite of, successful design. The student will be brought from the past to the present, and carried to the future of the world of architecture and other design disciplines. The number of courses and their hours decrease through the years until the last semesters. On the other hand, the numbers and hours of elective courses increase in order to open the way for specialization in different fields of architecture. [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master of Interior Design defines and develops the essential concepts of interior design in order to understand the relationship between the user and the space around him or her, a space that has evolved along with new trends and lifestyles. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH The Master of Interior Design defines and develops the essential concepts of interior design in order to understand the relationship between the user and the space around him or her, a space that has evolved along with new trends and lifestyles. Experimentation through our five senses is an essential part of the Master’s approach, which delves into concepts such as: volume, materials, light, transparencies and the spatial journey and rhythm as elements that create sensations and experiences, creating a solid foundation for innovative solutions. The Master in Interior Design proposes a research process that materialises into projects on the various kinds of spaces, lending them an open approach, experimenting with a range of spaces: residential, commercial, exhibition, multi-use, ephemeral, etc., to offer students a comprehensive view of their future professional activity. Students achieve a high level of specialization in the interior design environment. During the Master of Interior Design, they investigate, analyze and examine in depth the design with a view close to the art, architecture or construction, acquiring knowledge that make easy to face any type of project of spaces. Throughout the master, aspects such as sensory experience in the spatial game, isolated or together, the sensitive use of light, transparency, paths, rhythm and the tectonic condition of the materials are taken into consideration. After completing the course, students are able to master the implementation of the design in its context, the volumetry, the relationship with the pre-existing and the scale and proportion control. They are also able to establish the priorities of a space requirement program, the viable technical solutions, the project budget control and finally the public communication of the same. [-]

MTech in Interior Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to make a significant research contribution and evaluation of existing knowledge in the specialised field of interior design and demonstrate a high level of general knowledge in the specialised area, ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to make a significant research contribution and evaluation of existing knowledge in the specialised field of interior design and demonstrate a high level of general knowledge in the specialised area, ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. Admission requirements A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Interior Design, with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection criteria Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee. Curriculum MODULE Research and Dissertation: Interior Design Programme structure Nature of programme: One year research programme. Minimum duration: 12 months. Maximum duration: 24 months full-time, 36 months part-time. [-]