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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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The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

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 ... [+]

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. 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.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

15th edition - The Master course in Interior Design pursues an innovative human-centred approach: it’s not just about designing a space, but also what it offers to users. ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Master course in Interior Design pursues an innovative human-centred approach: it’s not just about designing a space, but also what it offers to users. Interior Designers must be able to manage both technical strategic sides of a project, starting from an accurate analysis, and to provide the best solutions in terms of space enhancement and service design. They are asked to create spaces that convey strong feelings, combined with the right selection of furniture, lights, materials and colours. This original and wide approach encourages several companies to ask IED Master students to work on specific projects with the aim of designing an effective and meaningful user experience.... [-]

Italy Milan
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ecole Camondo

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 gener ... [+]

Our 5-year Curriculum as an Interior Architect – Object Designer

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. The IA-OD convenes knowledge and skills and explores the cultural contexts he or she intervenes on. Considerate of technical and societal transformations, continually open to dialogue, the IA-OD knows how to meet unprecedented programs and come up with new functions.

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France Paris
September 2020
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design. ... [+]

-- One year Master's course


-- Starting date: October 20th, 2014


-- Academic training + internship

The Master in Interior and Product Design provides overall competence in both Industrial Design and Interior Design.

It is intended for students who are interested in two masters of the same area, to provide them with the possibility to attend a Master course with a double specialization.

This kind, of course, foresees a higher number of lessons per week and a strong commitment during project works, but it’s also an interesting chance to specialize in two different subjects.

Duration


The Interior and Product Design Master's course lasts for one year (from October to December, with a summer break in August).There will be a minimum of 30 hours of lessons per week. Attendance is compulsory and full time.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of South Australia

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

Masters in Interior Design. Degree overview Study a specialisation that is directly tailored to your interests. Graduate with advanced professional and technical skills that extend beyond the knowledge and skills taught at undergraduate level. Learn from teachers who are established designers, offering insight into what it takes to create sustainable, coherent, visually appealing interiors. Gain advanced design and research skills. Learn in world-class facilities in our state-of-the-art on-campus workshops and studios. Work on real-life projects, gaining valuable practical experience. Benefit from our networks and relationships with industry – locally, nationally and internationally. Use this qualification as a pathway to further study. Snapshot ... [-]
Australia Adelaide
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
LCI Barcelona

Experiential Interior Design (EID) refers to the practice of implementing experiential values in the design of spaces. It addresses a new approach to the design of interi ... [+]

Overview

Experiential Interior Design (EID) refers to the practice of implementing experiential values in the design of spaces. It addresses a new approach to the design of interior spaces, emphasizing experiential human needs.

The concept of EID comes from the subjective impact of our surroundings, designed on the formation of individual experience. This environmental experience is determined as a result of human interaction with a physical space, generating a certain emotional or intellectual impact.

Nowadays we can identify the experience as the enabling factor of any product, space or service. Each one has a set of characteristics which can directly transmit meaning. The user can draw this meaning from themselves, with respect to the possible ways of using it. ... [-]

Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Aversa Santa Maria Capua Vetere
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusin ... [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH

The Master in Interior Design meets the needs of professionals from several disciplines related to design and architecture interested in completing their training focusing specifically on interior design for commercial spaces. Starting from the particular needs of this type of space, students work in a multidisciplinary manner on tools that permit the interpretation of brands’ commercial needs, always from the standpoint of design. This way, the course is directed to the real and professional treatment of retail design, working in close proximity to existing and original commercial situations supported by contributions from real clients.

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Spain Barcelona
September 2019
Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
6 months
Campus
Academie Charpentier

Society is constantly changing its face. So the young professional must be able to think the logic of his project in the face of a global context, analyze the issues, red ... [+]

Society is constantly changing its face. So the young professional must be able to think the logic of his project in the face of a global context, analyze the issues, redefine specifications, be creative upstream of the formal translation, on the very reflection of the subject. To prepare for the third year, students present their work to juries composed of outside professionals and teachers of the school.

The subjects studied, the research conducted by the students are suggested or proposed based on real data. They are dual-purpose exercises , both "rehearsals" or simulations of a concrete situation and didactic materials. Conferences given by prominent personalities in their field are an opportunity to grasp various visions of the current world, to hear the point of view on a job, to think in groups and then to write individually.... [-]

France Île-de-France
October 2019
French
Full-time
5 years
Campus
IADE

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

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.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
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Portuguese
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona

Haz frente a proyectos de interiorismo adaptándote a las necesidades de los usuarios que ocuparán el espacio. ... [+]

Observa a tu alrededor y mira el espacio que te rodea, de una manera u otra ha sido pensado desde una intencionalidad, ha sido diseñado para satisfacer una necesidad concreta, de resolver una problemática. En esencia, esta es una de las facetas que define el diseño, una disciplina relativamente joven en su enseñanza, pero que forma parte de nuestro ADN y que emana de nuestra capacidad creativa para buscar soluciones para aquellos problemas que nos van surgiendo. Para esto es necesario un proceso de transformación que empieza en el campo de la idea y que acaba por desarrollar en este caso espacios tangibles, viviendas donde habitar y desarrollar una parte de la vida de todo ser humano.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
November 2019
Spanish
Full-time
12 months
Online
University of Johannesburg

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to make a significant research contribution and evaluation of existing knowledge in the specialised field of int ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
The Florence Institute of Design International

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 wit ... [+]

Overview

The master programs are for postgraduate students only. This master is ideal for young graduates or professionals holding a degree in the 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.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Sao Paulo

The Postgraduate course in Interior Design is based on the tradition of Italian Design, while promoting advanced approaches to innovation, aimed at improving the use of o ... [+]

THIS COURSE IS TEACHED IN THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE.

BECAUSE?

With an innovative approach, the post thinks the spaces strategically and integrally, valuing creativity, identity and uniqueness. The classes, of a practical nature, involve participants in experiments, considering aspirations of clients and users.

FOR WHOM?

Architects, designers and professionals who wish to deepen in the area of ​​projects for different spaces, that want to go well beyond known formulas of decoration, to embrace new practices in this newly regulated and very promising area.

HOW IS IT?

Course participants will enhance the understanding of all the factors that should be considered during the design and planning of the Interior projects, as well as be prepared to manage their execution in all phases.... [-]

Brazil São Paulo
September 2019
Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
Life Learning

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 fig ... [+]

Learn how to furnish in a professional manner and with different styles.

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!

It is a practical and comprehensible course to all, specific skills are not required, because it aims to make us observe the environments that surround us and the objects that compose them, the dimensions they occupy, and the style that characterizes them.... [-]

Italy Milan
Open Enrollment
Italian
Full-time
Part-time
Online