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 January 2018 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 Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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 [-]

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... [-]

Master of Fine Arts Interior Architecture and Design

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture and Design 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. [+]

The only program in nation’s capital that is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the MFA in Interior Architecture and Design 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. Through the studio-based core curriculum of 60 required credits, students learn about habitable environments ranging from small interiors to larger, more complex commercial and institutional spaces. With projects focused on current design issues as well as lectures and critiques from distinguished professionals, the IAD program is a carefully sequenced series of courses building on theoretical, technical, and creative challenges and experiences. Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in a field other than interior design, including a minimum of 30 credit hours of liberal arts and sciences courses. A portfolio consisting of examples of relevant work is to be submitted with the application to the program. Requirements Requirements: 60 credits including: IAD 6200 Studio I IAD 6205 Interior Materials IAD 6210 Sketching Architecture and Interiors IAD 6300 Studio 2 IAD 6305 Graphic Communications IAD 6310 Digital Drafting & Modeling IAD 6400 Studio 3 IAD 6405 History of Modern Architecture and Design IAD 6410 Sustainability/LEED: Arch&Des IAD 6500 Studio 4 IAD 6505 Lighting & Acoustics IAD 6510 Pre-Design for Studio 5 IAD 6600 Studio 5 [-]

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,... [-]

Master Of Interior Designer Architect

Autograf
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 France Paris

Architect Interior Designer, demonstrates creativity and boldness. He directed, renovates, restores life to a place, offers new solutions, clever, aesthetic. Combining sensitivity and technique, the space designer offer, from a precise specifications, solutions adapted to the lifestyle of a group of individuals or operation of a business in accordance with the material constraints, budget and environmental-specific space. [+]

Architect Interior Designer, demonstrates creativity and boldness. He directed, renovates, restores life to a place, offers new solutions, clever, aesthetic. Combining sensitivity and technique, the space designer offer, from a precise specifications, solutions adapted to the lifestyle of a group of individuals or operation of a business in accordance with the material constraints, budget and environmental-specific space. This vocational training is high based on creativity, professionalism, and also the acquisition of knowledge and cultural skills, sociological, semiotic, philosophical, visual (drawing, colors, volumes), graphs, infographics, conceptual, creative technical, legislative, descriptive. The teaching is based on a principle of theoretical courses and personal work to be done by the student (of a course to another) corresponding to a precise and targeted request from teachers (research, references, reports , exhibitions visits, readings, sketches ...). The pedagogy of this training is to establish convergences and transversalities between the subjects taught, around the themes addressed in the creative workshop in interior architecture or scenography. The great project of the second year, which will allow the validation of the diploma should be a choice between the "inner architecture" and the "scenography", or combine the two into a multifunctional project. An internship of 25 weeks of mandatory training in agency gives the student the opportunity to be in contact with the professional reality. It facilitates its future integration into working life, integration in multidisciplinary teams, studies or architecture agencies offices, interior architecture, design, fashion design agencies, creative and communication. Formation's goal : Mastering the methodology for developing... [-]

Master in Interior Design

ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design
Campus Part time November 2017 Italy Milan

The first level Master, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., is dedicated to graduate students in architecture and design who intend to deepen their own qualification up to the level of details and in interior architecture. At the end of the annual path they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits). [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The first level Master, validated by E.A.B.H.E.S., is dedicated to graduate students in architecture and design who intend to deepen their own qualification up to the level of details and in interior architecture. At the end of the annual path they are released 60 ECTS credits (European credits). The course is referred to the Italian experience and more specifically to the Milanese one related to the local productive reality. Each project is organized with the collaboration of a client (agency, public administration private client) who feign a real professional condition with the presentation of a precise project program and a final verification of the workshop results. Besides executing the widening program, the specialized teaching contributes directly in the activity of the workshops developing parts of the project particularly referred to its own. The preparation is therefore dedicated to a widening of the real condition of work through workshops strongly integrated within specialized techniques of teaching and through an internship at the end of the year fully included in the program of the academic year. The Master in Interior Design is under Sponsorship of Milan Architect's Order. PROJECTUAL AREA (WORKSHOP) Workshop 1: Hotel Design Workshop 2: Exhibit Design Workshop 3: Sustainable Housing Workshop 4: Shop Design TV Set Design Product Design Thematic Workshop Dissertation TECHNOLOGICAL AREA Technology of Materials Lighting Techniques PROJECTUAL SUPPORT AREA Project Portfolio Internship First Level Master in Interior Design – A.A. 2017/2018 accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S. - European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools... [-]

Master in Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Milan

The Master course 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. [+]

The Master course 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. After completing the course, the Interior Designer is able to deal with 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. This professional figure is able to formulate design solutions of strong emotional and sensory content that improve space utilization through different means of expression. Career opportunities - After the Master course, the Interior Designer enters the professional world as a freelancer, Associate in architecture or design studios or employee in the creative industries, in showrooms, in communication agencies or events organizations. Target - The Master course in Interior Design is the right specialization 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 the design methodology that allows students to get a quality combination of experiences by analyzing the contemporary consumer’s codes of expression and behaviors, the customer’s identity, current trends in design and materials technology. Students learn to develop their own expressive language and to enhancing it with their creativity. They create project layouts particularly accurate in colors, materials, finishes and lighting effects, offering new... [-]

Master in Interior Design - Master di Primo Livello

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Italy Rome

The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the different steps of a project, ranging from concept to completion of a product (from industrial design to the living space) assessing all the aspects of a project. [+]

Masters in Interior Design. The goal of the Master in Interior Design is preparing professional to develop the different steps of a project, ranging from concept to completion of a product (from industrial design to the living space) assessing all the aspects of a project. The teaching methodology starts from the history of design and market (strategy & business) to the concept of a project characterized by a strong identity and the real chance of being carried out. Career opportunities - The designer can carry out his profession as a freelancer or working in design firms, companies’ creative department or communication agencies, being able to manage the complexity and coordinate the project design through an integrated approach involving creative, cultural, productive, marketing and communication aspects. The course is recognised as a 1st Level Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) that is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). Target - The master in Interior Design is the right specialisation for graduates in Design, Architecture or related fields, who want to enrich their experience in design, but also for professionals with proven experience. Methodology and structure - The methodology of the Master in Interior Design is based on the project, with the participation of companies and professional firms whose representatives work as part of the faculty of the course. The Master in Design offers a training programme that, by integrating the methodological, technical and design aspects, gives participants the opportunity to enhance a complete professional approach, declinable and... [-]

Intensive Master Interior Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 months February 2018 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. [+]

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 approach; Sara Arroyo, specializing... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in 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. [-]

Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 6 months January 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Master in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces proposes to work from the basis of a theoretical and practical reflection on the design of the commercial space. The aim is to combine theoretical concepts and construction, quotation, and material interpretation, with the understanding that the design practice exists in relation to current society, to the present. Therefore, applying a historical perspective to design, analysing the current situation, and referring to the history of the place will, therefore be important issues to consider. The Master uses Barcelona as its working ground, and so deals with the commercial space associated with a territory where the street is the protagonist. Due to the geographical characteristics of our city, and good weather, much use is made of public spaces. Streets and squares are open spaces that oxygenate the urban fabric; and, within this area of high-density housing, they provide necessary ‘living rooms’ for citizens. Barcelona, unlike American cities, for example, is a “mixed-use” city, a sparsely zoned territory, where domestic life, work, and leisure co-exist. These two characteristics, the use of the public space and the “mixed-use”, makes the ground floor an important place of transition, and a threshold between public and private life. The boundary between the interior and the exterior is a blurred one, where the confines of the street do not end at the buildings, but rather extend into their interior, through its contact with the ground. Over the past few decades Barcelona has been... [-]

Master's Degree In Product And Space Design

IADE
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Throughout this masters course, students develop technical skills through the use of technology such as CAD / CAM (AutoCAD, Solidworks) and Tri-Dimensional Visualization (3D Studio Max). [+]

Masters in Interior Design. Product and space are always connected in an environment, is the main premise of the characteristics and objectives of the Master of Product Design and Space. This concept is translated through the realization of design projects of objects at the scale of the hand, body and space, materialized through the aggregation of areas of specialization of production of environments and industrial. Throughout this masters course, students develop technical skills through the use of technology such as CAD / CAM (AutoCAD, Solidworks) and Tri-Dimensional Visualization (3D Studio Max). In addition to the faculty composed of professionals active in the market, this program also aims at observing the market, responding to the needs of the area. International experience In addition to the international partnerships that IADE has, the global network of Laureate International Universities offers 80 universities in 29 countries where students can make international mobility. Companies Throughout the master's degree, the student will have constant contact with the professional world, either through seminars with leaders and reference professionals, workshops, projects with companies and immersion in the School Agency. SYLLABUS 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]

Master Of Science In "architecture - Interior Design And For The Autonomy" In English With Okan University In Istanbul / Turkey

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Caserta Turkey Istanbul + 2 more

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. [+]

Within the two-year study program in "Architettura_Progettazione of the Interior and the Autonomy" in the English language, Master of Science in the class LM-4 Architecture and Architectural Engineering, the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design "Luigi Vanvitelli" (NUTS ) it has signed two international agreements for the establishment of two Double Titles, one in 2015 and another in 2016. The first, in Architecture, the Faculty of Engineering and Istanbul, has been regularly active in AY 2015/16 Architecture of Okan University with the first student exchange took place in the two semesters of the 1st year; the second, in Architecture and Fine Arts, will be activated from the academic year 2017/18 with the School of Design of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai. The first offers students the opportunity to achieve a Double Master's Degree, ie a double degree Master studies in Architecture. The Okan University, one of the most dynamic and young Turkish universities, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began his academic life in 2003-2004. Rapidly growing, it has reached a student body of 17,000 units and includes 8 faculties in its 15th year. The Okan University aims to build a bridge between academia and the business world, allowing students to work in companies as part of their university education, from as early as their first year. To this end, it has signed cooperation protocols with important representatives of the business world of the country. The university participates actively in Turkish intense... [-]

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. [-]