Masters Programs in Interior Design

Compare 47 Masters Programs in Interior Design

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 of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year 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 Part time September 2017 USA Upper 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 [-]

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... [-]

Masters Degree In Interior Architecture. Commercial, Public And Private Spaces

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Architecture. commercial, public and private spaces (MGICI) studies and analyzes emerging social and cultural values ​​that are at the basis of the criteria for implementation of interior architecture by the disciplines that articulate ergonomics, ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology and its impact on the project process. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The demand that industry professionals specialized in drawing up projects combine technology and art. The quality of execution is increasingly relevant in the works once and for optimal solutions, it must bear this factor from the initial conception of an idea. It is necessary to practically apply key design for the development of both a commercial space as a private one. Sensitivity when designing various solutions, added to the expertise and the various materials that can be used, is the mediator between science, art, culture, production and consumption, essential in today's society as well as the vehicle that will determine the quality and sustainability of the end products. The Master in Interior Architecture. commercial, public and private spaces (MGICI) studies and analyzes emerging social and cultural values ​​that are at the basis of the criteria for implementation of interior architecture by the disciplines that articulate ergonomics, ecology, economics, sociology, anthropology and its impact on the project process. Students who meet academic requirements and satisfactorily complete the program will receive the degree of Master in Integral Construction Management (Specialty Interior Architecture. commercial, public and private) spaces of La Salle - Ramon Llull University. INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF RANKINGS for MASTER IN MANAGEMENT INTEGRAL CONSTRUCTION 4th Best in Spain for Real State Management industry and among the top 100 in the World Ranking Eduniversal. 5th Best Master in Spain. World Ranking. University and Official Program. You will make visits to buildings and corporate interiors and producers sector companies specialized... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus or Online Full time Part time 9 months 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. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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, with an extensive background... [-]

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... [-]

Master of Interior Design

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 1 year Italy Florence

The master programs are for post graduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. [+]

Overview The master programs are for post graduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in interior or a compatible design with interiors. The objective of the Master course is to produce professionals in the specialized field of Interior Design. Combining the creative skills of the students with logical skills, the institute is able to create a community of designers, who are great problem solvers, excel at computer based design and have a very strong fundamental knowledge of design. Faculty The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

MTech in Interior Design

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 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. [-]

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... [+]

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 (from October to December... [-]

Graduate In Contemporary Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo
Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. 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... [-]

Master in Color Design & Technology

POLI.design, founded by Politecnico di Milano
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 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. [+]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. 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... [-]