Schedule: Lessons are held from Monday to Friday, morning and/or afternoon.
Target: This course is especially oriented towards high school graduates and university students or professionals from other areas of study, wishing to learn the fundamentals of interior design.
Structure and Methodology: The Academic Year is structured around the major international trade shows in Italy, including Architect@work, SAIE ( International Building Exhibition ) in Bologna, Salone del Mobile furniture show and the Design Week that follows, Salone Satellite, Euroluce, International Bathroom Exhibition and the International Home Furnishings Expo.
The program offers you an in-depth and practical overview of the Italian design and the ‘Made in Italy’ concept. It enables you to experiment and master the basic design tools and to identify and analyze current trends in interior design in terms of forms, colors, materials.
The Academic Year is divided into two distinctive semesters, the Interior and Spatial Design Fall semester and the Italian Contemporary Design and Trends Spring semester, each of them with specific objectives and focuses. Students have the possibility to take the whole Academic Year or to enroll only in one of the two semesters.
Interior and Spatial Design – Fall semester
During this semester you will acquire the basic skills connected with drawing techniques and softwares to represent interior design projects. At the same time, you learn the design process and the basic knowledge of the different materials to be used in order to characterize a space.
Italian Contemporary Design and Trends – Spring semester
The spring semester explores contemporary design trends and design languages, through visits to showrooms and lectures. New trends in furniture, various types of houses, different lifestyles and people's needs and desires will be analyzed from a practical and emotional point of view.
Visiting trade shows and showrooms, as well as active participation in lectures, discussions and confrontation with faculty and peers will allow you to raise your cultural awareness, while the project-based experiences will provide the analytical, the technical and technological skills and competences to develop design concepts and execute them into a project proposal.