52 Masters Programs in 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 usab… Read more

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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IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Interior Design provides the know-how and tools students will need to take care of projects for hotels, restaurants, and retail venues, working in collaboration ... +

The Master in Interior Design provides the know-how and tools students will need to take care of projects for hotels, restaurants, and retail venues, working in collaboration with real clients (Hotel W Barcelona, Hotel Majestic, Hotel Murmuri, Hotel Praktik Rambla, etc.) to gain first-hand experience and help them to succeed later in the working world. -
Master
Full-time
6 months
Spanish
18 Feb 2021
14 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Ecole Camondo
Toulon, France +1 More

Both a humanist and a universalist, the Interior Architect-Object Designer works on various scales, from the smallest object to the whole city. As a craftsman and a general co ... +

Both a humanist and a universalist, the Interior Architect-Object Designer works on various scales, from the smallest object to the whole city. As a craftsman and a general contractor, he or she restores as much as he or she designs; the Interior Architect-Object Designer builds the perceptible materiality of the environment he or she can design, on demand. -
Master
Full-time
5 years
English, French
Campus
 
University of South Australia
Adelaide, Australia +1 More

By studying the Master of Design (Interior Architecture) you will develop an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of designing and maintain ... +

By studying the Master of Design (Interior Architecture) you will develop an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of designing and maintaining interior environments that are environmentally responsive and socially adaptable. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Wings Wismar
Wismar, Germany

The professional part-time program is a design-based Master’s in lighting design offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (German ... +

The professional part-time program is a design-based Master’s in lighting design offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (Germany). The aim of our professional Master's course (taught in English) is to train lighting designers from around the world comprehensively. -
MA
Part-time
5 semesters
English
Nov 2020
Online
 
Paris College Of Art
Paris, France

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become profes ... +

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. This program prepares students to meet the demands of an expanding high-end residential and commercial property market in capital cities around the world. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Milan, Italy

Identity, comfort, efficiency, functionality and relax are some of the features that every interior design should take into account when carrying out an interior design. The i ... +

Identity, comfort, efficiency, functionality and relax are some of the features that every interior design should take into account when carrying out an interior design. The inside of a home or public space must pass the user their identity and raise emotions. The Master of Interior Design has focused its program on the project concept, the organization of space, functionality, the lay-out and disposição.O course prioritizes the transfer of information about the language of materials, lighting, home decor, colors and integration of technical components. -
Master
Full-time
15 months
English
Campus
 
LABASAD - Barcelona School of Arts & Design
Spain Online, Spain

This Master offers you a pedagogical and formative vision so that you can deepen the specific knowledge of the design of interior spaces, in all the formats in which it is pre ... +

This Master offers you a pedagogical and formative vision so that you can deepen the specific knowledge of the design of interior spaces, in all the formats in which it is presented in the professional field: housing, workplace, hotels or gastronomic spaces. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
01 May 2020
01 May 2020
Online
 
Berlin International University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

The Master program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and s ... +

The Master program in Interior Design at Berlin International – University of Applied Sciences offers a range of advanced tools and skills in the wider field of interior and spatial design. If you are interested in an international program with a strong focus on conceptual thinking, project work and a combination of a theoretical dispute with real-world tasks then this is for you! We offer a four-semester program option as well as a two-semester option. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Oct 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

This MA programme is designed for art, architecture and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to interiors in buildings and environmental design.

This MA programme is designed for art, architecture and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to interiors in buildings and environmental design. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Insenia Design School Madrid
Community of Madrid, Spain

Under the great slogan: "We are not like the others. Our differences enrich us", Insenia Design School Madrid and the Distance University of Madrid (UDIMA), open their doors t ... +

Under the great slogan: "We are not like the others. Our differences enrich us", Insenia Design School Madrid and the Distance University of Madrid (UDIMA), open their doors to all passionate about Interior Architecture and Decoration. -
Master
Part-time
Spanish
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Universidad CEU - Cardenal Herrera
Valencia, Spain

The Master's Degree in Interior Design is aimed at Graduates, Diplomas or Graduates in Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Higher Engineering in Industrial Organization, and prof ... +

The Master's Degree in Interior Design is aimed at Graduates, Diplomas or Graduates in Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Higher Engineering in Industrial Organization, and professionals with proven experience. As well as other higher or middle degrees related to the activity. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

MA in Interior Design The RCA Architecture School is expanding parallel disciplines to address the realm of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ design, from the design of a window to the d ... +

MA in Interior Design The RCA Architecture School is expanding parallel disciplines to address the realm of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ design, from the design of a window to the design of a city. The global ecological need to increase urban density, reduce waste and carbon emissions means that the re-use and adaptation of existing buildings will be a growth area in the international construction industry. The new MA in Interior Design is offered not as an interior decoration course, but as an opportunity for graduates to extend their thinking on ‘altering architecture’, i.e. that interior design is the site of spatial and physical intervention within existing buildings. The two-year programme will be run in parallel with the Architecture programme, with separate and related areas of production. The course includes lectures, seminars, group work and individual thesis work. This is carried out in the unique RCA studio context of inter-disciplinary, workshop-oriented, speculative study. Students will be able to focus on specific inside themes such as future changes of use, office or exhibition design, but also encouraged to investigate and research areas relevant to the experience of buildings, e.g. new materials, lighting, fixtures and fittings, component design and colour theory. The course will be delivered by practising designers, architects and theorists, international leaders in their fields. Opportunities for industry connected live projects and research will be developed. The MA course culminates in the RCA degree show, where completing students exhibit their work to the art and design world. From the book, Altering Architecture by Fred Scott Applications Applications for 2012/13 entry will be accepted until Monday 30 April 2012. Applicants should possess an excellent degree and an outstanding portfolio, preferably (but not exclusively) in interior design and have an inclination and ability for making at all scales. We would also welcome applicants from graduates or experienced designers of related disciplines such as (but not restricted to) product, furniture or transport design. These applicants may seek to change direction, enhance their skills or conduct specific research into the realm of 'inside'. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupation, ... +

This course promotes the investigation and interpretation of interior space, inside and outside of the traditional architectural envelope, whilst considering human occupation, engagement and experience as the catalyst. This may manifest in a variety of outcomes and will allow you to work within your chosen speciality such as building re-use, exhibition or shop design, branding, identities or environmental graphics, performance or set design, temporary installations or ‘event’ design, furniture or artefact design. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban resou ... +

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture gives students access to urban resources, the top architecture and interior design firms in DC, and a studio-oriented curriculum that creates innovative, design thinkers. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Life Learning
Milan, Italy

This Online Master "Executive Master in Interior Designer Specialist" teaches the main skills and activities of an Interior Designer; This is in fact the professional figure e ... +

This Online Master "Executive Master in Interior Designer Specialist" teaches the main skills and activities of an Interior Designer; This is in fact the professional figure expert in the design and optimization of the interior spaces of each type and their layout. If you want to renovate a house, a room or simply want to deepen the themes related to the environments that we live every day, or you want to make a profession, this online course is for you! -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Italian
Online