Master's in Interior Space Design

Interior Design is a discipline that embodies different subjects and professional strands, as a result of the evolution and specialization of other related activities: design, scenography, architecture, and styling, among others.

It is also often referred to as a discipline similar to general design and its specific fields: product, industrial, graphic.

This Master’s degree course brings together all these criteria and offers training and an academic vision to those designers coming from a specific field who seek to acquire a deeper understanding of the specific area of Interior Design, in all its professional formats: homes, workplaces, ephemeral or commercial.

SYLLABUS

MODULE I – CULTURAL CONTEXT

The aim of this course is to make sure that students, when faced with a specific project, are able to find certain aspects that arouse their own interest; that they will get used to looking back to find references that are linked to those aspects; that they understand how helpful this will be in their understanding of the evolution and the current status of the knowledge about this particular subject; and that they will also get used to organising all of this in their own critical map.

The module’s academic objectives

The main objective of this module is to provide students with knowledge about historical matters, chosen on purpose so that they will be able to write up their own references prior to the project.

MODULE II – PROJECT AREA

The project is the axis of any process of the design of an interior space and, at the same time, it summarizes all the knowledge involved.

An interior design project needs to be based on a balanced combination of space analysis, the functional program and the designer’s cultural background.

The module’s academic objectives

The main objective of this module is to ensure that students are able to identify the type of interior design project that they need to execute. For that purpose, not only do they need to put it into the context of a professional production sector, but they also need to do so within a stylistic and historical tide or trend that is currently bolstered by objective references.

MODULE III – BUILDING AND PRODUCTION

The building and the facilities are part of the process to develop the project. A knowledge of building systems, materials and their characteristics, and of facilities, is essential to the execution of a professional project.

This module goes into detail in aspects such as ergonomics, restoration, and refurbishing, as they are considered to be the basic parameters to be taken into account for the execution of any interior design project.

The module’s academic objectives

  • Building-Management of projects and works

Reinforcing the knowledge of the materials and building systems used in interior design projects. We shall mainly focus on those that are potentially involved in the project as we assess the recovery and delivery possibilities of the new materials that are to be used.

  • Ergonomics

We shall discuss matters from the perspective of ergonomics – from the scope of the knowledge and resources necessary for the execution of interior design projects to their representation, presentation, and communication.

  • Restoration and refurbishing

The main objective is to learn about the specific techniques and the theoretical knowledge that are needed to execute professional works in any interior space that has a cultural and historical interest, in the most respectful, sensitive way and with appropriate criteria.

MODULE IV - REPRESENTATION

Considering, studying and applying the systems of representation for the effective communication and presentation of a professional interior design project.

The module’s academic objectives

The objective of this module is to provide the student with tools and habits to view the representation of projects as an essential part of the process of the project. It is only by representing the actual project that one can be aware and have an accurate perception of it.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Interior Design Studios.
  • Architecture Studios.
  • Companies engaged in scenography, temporary spaces, exhibitions mounts and/or stands.
  • Restoration of spaces.
  • Advice and artistic direction.

FACT SHEET

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Qualification: Master in Interior Design accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without university degrees will receive a University Extension Studies Diploma.

Credits: 60 ECTS

School period: From October 19th, 2015 to May 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016

Timetable: Mondays to Thursdays, from 19 to 22h.

Mode: On-site

Language: Spanish

Price: 6600 €

Access: Graduates. Undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Design, and those related to the following professional categories: interior design, graphic design, industrial design, and arts applied to clothing. Professionals from the sector without specific training but who can demonstrate professional expertise. Applicants will undergo a selection process for acceptance on the course.

Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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