Undergraduate Course in Interior and Furniture Design
The global market has a growing demand for evolved Interior Designers with competences both in the architectural composition of a space and in the design of furniture elements, in order to organise and improve the relation among space, objects and people.
The three-year course in Interior and Furniture Design trains professionals able to participate in the whole design process: from the first sketches to the final project. The goal is training The course trains Interior Designers specialised in furniture, who are able both to manage and carry out a project focused on the organisation of spaces and interior decoration, with a design-oriented attitude.
Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.
Get an insight into the creative professions: Interior Designer | Product Designer
Context – The third millennium designer is a professional who can deal either with craftsmanship and new technologies. The markets are demanding more and more customisation possibilities boasting technology in the production chain. The recent makers phenomenon set the interaction between the new open-source technologies and self-production design processes, making innovation more attainable and affordable.
Methodology and structure – The methodology alternates frontal lectures and lab activity through individual or multidisciplinary team projects. The project activity, which is both theoretical and technical is developed in close collaboration with professors and asserted professionals of the industry.
The programme develops theoretical and practical knowledge of domestic and living spaces, focusing on technological tools, production processes and materials. A proper understanding of the company values, according to the contemporary market, is required.
The course has a specific focus on the craftsmanship process of Italian production from a cultural and historical perspective, analyzing the subsequent economic impact on Italian small-medium enterprises and for the international luxury market.
Students learn tools and techniques related to the formal and functional representation of the product from freehand drawing to technical design, up to the production of three-dimensional models of the product, exploring the digital image, visual works and perceptive paradigms to develop artistic languages.
Students also learn the project methodologies, products distribution and marketing strategies and they get a deep in materials and prototyping techniques. Moreover, the program focuseses on supply-chain technologies and technological manufacturing processing, giving a complete overview on the Made in Italy production chain.
Career opportunities - Interior Designer, Furniture Designer, Product Designer, Concept Designer, Materials, Components and Technical Devices Researcher.
- History of Contemporary Art
- History of Design 1
- Design Methods
- Material Typologies 1
- Technical Drawing
- Modeling Techniques 1
- Graphic Design
- Design 1
- Perception Theory and Psychology of the Form
- Introduction to Cultural Marketing
- Materials Typologies 2
- Drawing Techniques and Technologies
- Modelling Techniques 2
- History of Contemporary Architecture
- Design 2
- Product Design
- 3D Computer Model-Making Techniques
- Sociology of Culture
- History of Design 2
- Design Management
- Design 3
- Virtual Architecture
- Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
- Cultural Anthropology
- Layout and Techniques
- Design 4
Our graduates and the brilliant positions of responsibility they occupy in the creative professions and enterprise tell the story of the excellence generated by IED.
It’s a success story that has contributed to the achievement of the official recognition, for the majority of IED courses, by the Ministries of Education and of Research in the countries where IED operates directly.
IED has also signed agreements with several prestigious academic institutes to offer double-branded courses at home and abroad, whose final diplomas are accredited by the partner institutions. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the institution in question is the University of Westminster in London.
IED educational program is based on course credits (CF) according to the most advanced european institutions of this area.