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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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... [-]

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,... [-]

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 of Interior Architecture

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

We educate future interior architects. The programme provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the different aspects of spatial environment creation and helps to develop a personal, creative approach. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The contemporary world is characterised by complexity and rapid change, affecting also the profession of interior architects and spatial designers. The Master's programme in Interior Architecture is based on the principle that a set of design skills, in the narrow sense of the term, is not sufficient for interior architects to be successful in their profession. They also need to understand the broader context and be able to adjust their solutions to changing situations. Our curriculum is divided in two main segments: The first (so-called ‘hi-tech’) segment deals with the interaction between spaces and people, and the ways high technology and smart materials help improve that interaction. The second (so-called ‘low-tech’) segment is based on the notion that if we have good knowledge of our surrounding, broader contexts (such as climate, nature, economy and culture) and their interrelationship, rich imagination and primitive materials are all we need to create fresh, quality spaces. During the first academic year, students participate equally in both segments. The second academic year is dedicated to the Master’s project. For that, students will select one of the two segments — whichever better supports the topic of their project. The overall objective of the Master's curriculum is to prepare an independent creative person who is able to create personalised three-dimensional environments, combining architecture, design, art and technology into a coherent whole and lead the implementation of their spatial design projects. The curriculum provides the skills to analyse critically, develop and experiment with the... [-]

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... [-]

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. 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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Intensive Master Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 months February 2017 Spain Madrid

Experienced through the five senses in a formation that will lead to design for different types of spaces with an open and holistic approach. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. DO YOU WANT TO BECOME INTERIOR DESIGNER? Philippe Starck, always associated with its bold Juicy Salif juicer has an award-winning career as an interior designer; Patricia Urquiola, architect and multidisciplinary designer specializing in interior design and furniture has worked for companies such as Moroso recognized, B & B, Gandia Blasco or Flos; Piero Lissoni, who rose to cult concept of space dedicated to the kitchen, has interior design projects include hotels, showrooms, spaces for exhibitions, houses, shops and even yachts. But not only that. The choice of a profession like this are multiple and varied. An empty space becomes a place inhabited and habitable when the decisions made by the designer are able to reflect the needs, desires and habits of the user, company or institution that will use that environment. The importance of these decisions we see in everyday life, as we approach an exhibition, attend an event or presentation, and even to enter our home or office. Their physical and psychological impact on us is because appropriate choices, but also technical solutions (materials, textures, furniture, lighting ...) that make the meanings, concepts and emotions that space contains visible. Convert it into a resounding success depends largely interior design. Get trained with the IED Madrid and Diana Do Rio, architect and interior designer, founding partner and director of stepless design Quanto Architecture, Jorge Puente, architect and interior designer in Bespoke-Office; Miguel Paredes, architect and founder of an interior room and Half & Landscape Architecture partner... [-]

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... [-]

Master in Interior Design for Luxury Rides (Yacht, private Jet and Helicopter)

Haute Future Fashion Academy
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Milan

The Interior Designer is the creative mind who is responsible for designing the interior spaces of a myriad of different environments: prestigious boutiques, select clubs, exclusive resorts, private residences or luxury yachts. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Master in Interior Design for Luxury Rides (Yacht, private Jet and Helicopter) The Interior Designer is the creative mind who is responsible for designing the interior spaces of a myriad of different environments: prestigious boutiques, select clubs, exclusive resorts, private residences or luxury yachts. It is considered to all effects a designer of interiors and his expertise must necessarily embrace a broad range of areas such as Architecture, Design, Fashion and Art. It is a profession requiring design skills, aesthetic sense and ability to innovate, in order to propose excellent quality ideas that are able to attract and satisfy the most demanding elites. The most famous Interior Designers, as a matter of fact, are often likened to real artists and their names appear in magazines and daily newspapers throughout the world. They are much sought after personalities and deal with people who are very prominent and of high social standing on a daily basis. The aim of the Master course is to train professionals who are specialized in the Luxury sector, to develop their skills to design the interior space of the most luxurious elements “Yacht- Private jet- Helicopter”. They will be able to combine their own creative flair with the needs of different clients, paying particular attention to the aesthetical aspects, but also to the practical and functional ones, and at the same time respecting the highest standards. The course program is structured in such a way as to provide students both with practical skills,... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Master in Interior Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 15 months October 2017 Italy Milan

Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout and display. The programme provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, colour, furniture and the integration of technical components... [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout and display. The programme provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, colour, furniture and the integration of technical components. The relation with the building is deeply investigated. All these aspects meet in the studio classes led by renowned professionals that support the creation of a working knowledge base. Collaborations with brands and institutions enable the students to comprehend how interiors comunicate the brand values in a retail environment or in a corporate space through the use of architectural elements and spatial graphics. As a result of this education, on the one hand students are encouraged to develop a conceptual approach in design practice gaining a strategic under standing of elements and processes involved. On the other hand, technical representation and architectural detailing serve the students as a mirror for reviewing their design and refining their professional skills. ADMISSION Upon selection the Master admits graduates in Interior Design or Architecture, Product Design or equivalents and students from academies of applied arts; candidates who have gained significant professional experience in the field. The program has a limited number of places available. Applicants will be admitted upon selection based on the student’s CV, portfolio and on an interview. Applications must be sent to the SPD Academic Office. DURATION The Master lasts 15 months... [-]

Graduate In Contemporary Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months March 2017 Brazil São Paulo

The Postgraduate course in Interior Design has based on the tradition of Italian Design at the same time promoting advanced innovative approaches aimed at improving the use of national market opportunities environments design as a whole. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught The graduate programs offered by the Faculty of Technology of the Istituto Europeo di Design are in legal compliance and meet the Resolutions CNE / CES No 1 of April 3, 2001 and paragraph 1, of June 8, 2007 the MEC - Ministry Education. The course is structured in disciplines (360h) and the end of the program, the student must submit a term paper, project or thesis, according to the modality chosen for that class (40h), totaling 400h. Start Date: September Days: Mondays and Wednesdays (10 meetings) Hours: 19h30 to 22h45 Duration: 18 months Hours: 400 hours Registration until: September Graduate Interior Design Contemporary. Goal: The course Graduate in Interior Design It has based the tradition of Italian Design at the same time promoting advanced innovative approaches aimed at improving the use of national market opportunities environments design as a whole. The course aims to develop the creative and technical potential of the acting professional in interior design segment, by encouraging strategic vision in the process of creating, managing and implementing innovative solutions for environment projects at different levels of complexity. During the module, students will have class with teachers and inspiring professionals who will present concepts and practical solutions to commercial and corporate spaces. Discuss the projective processes along with the problems that permeate the day-to-day operations. Methodology: The course is divided in three phases: - Phase I - Advanced Foundations of Interior Design - This faseo student know the whole structure of... [-]

Master Degree in Architecture - Interior Design and for Autonomy

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Aversa

The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The course represents the corresponding course in english of the second level degree course in Architettura - Progettazione degli lnterni e per I'Autonomia, and is offered as part of the initiatives for international promotion in accordance with Ministerial Decree 50/2010 which makes it possible to set up corresponding courses in English for the academic year 2012-13. The course, which will be held entirely in English, is open both to Italian and foreign students. lt is designed as part of the initiatives for international promotion with the aim of increasing numbers of international students, encouraged by the attraction of a geographical- cultural area of the highest quality both in terms of the tradition of scientific and disciplinary skills in the fields of architecture and design, and due to the fact that the Campania region has five UNESCO World Heritage sites and two area UNESC0 Man&Biosphere. Curriculum First year Structure Design Indoor Sustainable Technologies History of Architecture and Design Architectural Design Public Law Laboratory of Urban and Environmental Design and Restoration Urban Design Pedotechnologies and environmental restoration Computer Skills (qualifying examination) Training Course (qualifying examination) Second year Architectural Design City Design Design of Built Environment Control and Energetic Systems Evaluation Management Evaluation of urban plan Decision theory Restoration Design ESP (English for Special Purposes) (qualifying examination) Optional Exam (exam) Materials and Technologies to Design Sustainability (optional exam) Architectural Design II (optional exam) Interior Design (optional exam) Final Exam(qualifying examination) [-]