One Year in Interior DesignStart date: January 2013 | Duration: 1 Year | Language: English
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The One-year program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are enhanced by creative workshops, visits to firms, trade fairs and industrial events and seminars with industry professionals, portfolio building and project work.
The program emphasizes “Made in Italy” innovation, tradition and systems. The One Year is for the student considering entering the field, one who want to experience a year abroad, or a professional looking to acquire new skills or make a career change.
The One Year (Academic Year) programs is composed of two semesters, Spring (February to June) and Fall (September to December). Students wishing to do so may also enroll in an IED summer course in any of the IED locations in Italy or Spain. The courses offered are as follows.
The Spring Italian Contemporary Design and Trends semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.
The Fall Interior and Spatial Design semester program is designed to offer participants a practical study of Italian design, revolving around a number of shows and fairs that exhibit the best of the Italian design system: the Salone del Mobile furniture show in Milan and the Design Week that follows; the Salone della Nautica (Genoa Boat Show); and the two most important building fairs, the MADE (Architecture and Building Show) in Milan and the SAIE (International Building Exhibition) in Bologna.
Start Dates: 29/01/13 (Spring edition) and 03/09/13 (Fall edition)
- Contemporary Design
- Explores contemporary trends and design languages, which will be investigated via showroom visits and lectures. Lectures will focus on the contemporary domestic life, initially deepening various typologies of houses which underline different lifestyles. The purpose of this first assignment is to understand that the design of a physical space influences the mental state of the occupants. Attention will be focused on contemporary furniture trends, which define the needs and desires of the occupants, not only from a practical and functional point of view but also emotional. The physical environment will be read through the analysis of the contemporary production of furniture and design languages, focusing on shapes and forms, colors, textures, materials. Students will create a book of trends; magazines, catalogues. Showrooms walks will be used as research tools for the final presentation.
- Contemporary Art
- The instructor will introduce, analyze, compare, contrast, and juxtapose the profile and the work of painters, photographers, sculptors, performance and video artists who use a variety of media, materials, tools, and processes to create their work. Lectures will be complimented by site visits to galleries and exhibitions.
- Design Trends
- Provide students with the analytical, cultural and economic tools needed to identify and analyze trends in design. The course prepares students for the Milano Design Week by providing an investigative methodology. The course includes a theoretical section, to define methods of analysis and verification of the main macro and micro trends in design and interior design. The final exam is a research project focused on a single brand of the furniture industry considered a \"trend setter\".
- Design Workshop
- The course objective is to structure a comprehensive research project on a major macro and micro trend that emerged during the Milan Design Week. Beginning with an analysis of what was presented during the course is developed through classroom exercises intended to develop a complete mapping of the main design and interior design trends. The areas analyzed will focus on home design, retail shop and design, entertainment design. At the end of the course students will present a comprehensive trend book relating encompassing these experiences.
- Materials Trends
- Explores the impressive choice of materials available to designers, analyzing new materials and surface finishes in the workshop and visiting the showrooms of the most important Italian producers.
- Graphic Design
- Design Trend
- During the course will discuss the trends regarding the scope of yacht and interior design. Projects will be analyzed together both in terms of technique and materials paying particular attention to new types of materials and finishes used in various fields. Attention is also paid to the values ??of brand-related design and analysis of the lifestyle offered in the site or catalog. An integral part of the course will be visits to trade fairs that will enable students to make a critical analysis of current trends.
- Design Workshop 1
- In this workshop students will design an exhibition stand for the MADE Expo (Milano Architettura Design Edilizia). The projects will examine dimensional and functional problems as well as the value of exhibiting brands. The design phase will focus on the use of reusable and recyclable materials.
- Design Workshop 2
- In this workshop students will design a yacht for a target defined medium and for a given builder. In the design phase consideration should be made not only the target but also the brand values ??of the site. The final layout should emphasize the use of sustainable materials while being visually impressive.
- Materials Technology
- Provides a solid foundation in material behavior which is fundamental to transforming an idea into reality as well as understanding the expressive potential of traditional and experimental materials. Teaching is approached from the standpoint of technical-scientific and technological history. The physical and morphological characteristics of materials are examined as well as processing technologies, industrial processes, and craftsmanship. The course covers the structure of a building in all its aspects, analyzing technological processes and technical properties of building components. This includes study of natural and artificial materials used in defining an interior space with particular reference to the aesthetic and technical.
- Project Design Trend
- Is an overview of trends in the field of interior and yacht design. This course is fundamental from the analytical point of view for the projects that will result from attending design-related trade fairs.
- Sketching (architectural Drawing Techniques)
- Provide students with the tools and methods for understanding and representing architecture and environment. The course covers topics related to graphic techniques (manual and instrumental) and different systems of representation. Students will become familiar with the tools of design and be introduced to the main software-aided design and image processing applications. Students will become proficient in the use of Autodesk Sketch Book. Works produced will demonstrate new skills in reading and summary of the morphological, functional, material and typological architectures and environments investigated, and know how to properly represent.
- Technical Drawing
- Contemporary Design
Download here the enrollment documentation for the One Year Course
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