Interior DESIGN COURSES

1, 2 & 3 YEARS in florence, italy

Overview

Our academic level is ideal for students new to the field of Interior Design. For the entry level student, there are three options, a one year Diploma course, two year Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Degree. The one year Diploma course is a basic but intensive two (2) semester course that addresses all of the fundamentals of the interior design profession such as lighting, color, furniture design and space planning. Diploma students can extend their study into the second year to complete an Advanced Diploma. Students with already a Bachelor degree in design may qualify for the Master

We are offering a 3yr Bachelor of Arts Degree, BA (Hons) in Design issued in collaboration with the University of Chester. See the Bachelor page for requirements.

Interior designers are creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be prepared and organized. By combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop solutions that are functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space. Interior designers must especially know about the materials and products used to create and furnish space. Above all, they specialize in the interaction of texture, color, and lighting while creating human space.


Interior design - 1ST SEMESTER
1 YEAR (30 WEEKS)

INT 101- Interior Design Studio Course 1a (Double Weight)
 
The course is a basic but intensive introduction of the interior design process. The studio design course is an introduction to interior design theory and its application. The course rapidly moves from the fundamental design principals of form, space and order to the realization of detailed architectural drawings.

CD  130- Computer Aided Design- CAD
An introduction to two-dimensional vector based software such as AUTOCAD and SketchUp. The student is shown the fundamentals of computer assisted drafting. Practical exercises will help the student develop a basic knowledge of how computer software can be applied to the creation of 2d plans and sections.

CD 145 - Intro to Design Principles
The course introduces students to the basic elements of design and outline the general context and concepts of the design world. Students will investigate; color theory, geometrical and organic shapes, perspective, scale and texture. The course will also include guidance on the fundamental principles of creative thinking.

VIS 111 – Analitical Drawing 1
The course is a basic but intensive introduction to learn how to sketch by hand and analyze spaces, buildings, interiors and furniture. The Analytical Drawing course covers many aspects of hand sketching as drawing essentials and techniques, perspective drawing and drawing standards. The course will be held in class, with lectures, and outdoors, in Florence's piazza's, palazzo's and churches.

HUM 150- Art History 1
This two part course begins with the Florentine art dating from the end of the 1200’s. This course covers the most key artists practicing in the region of Tuscany from the 1300’s, until the early 1500’s. The course covers historical, social and political events and analyzes their influence on the artistic production. Many class sessions are held on-site in the form of field trips to museums or churches to enhance the in-class lectures.

HUM 120- Italian Language 1A- The courses will focus mainly on spoken conversational Italian, with themes relating to common life, travel and business travel situations including greetings, days of the week, asking for directions, food, making plans, telling time, purchases and dealing with money and numbers.

interior design - 2nd semester

INT 102- Interior Design Studio Course
(Double Weight)
An investigation of more advanced interior design problems including commercial design, exhibitions, and retail. Projects assigned during the second semester involve comprehensive problem solving from concept development through to the final presentation stage and including detailed plans, sections, elevations and renderings.

VIS 111 – Analitical Drawing 2
The course is a more advanced but intensive introduction to learn how to sketch by hand and analyze spaces, buildings, interiors and furniture. The Analytical Drawing course covers many aspects of hand sketching as drawing essentials and techniques, perspective drawing and drawing standards.

HUM 151 Art History 2-
The second part of the course begins with the early 1500’s and continues past the Mannerist movement of Michelangelo. Students are explained the major artistic developments of the centuries from the ideal classical form into the complex era of the Counter Reformation. Many class sessions are held on-site in the form of field trips to museums or churches to enhance the in-class lectures.

CD 150- 3D Computer Modeling-Sketchup
This course is an exploration of the 3d Modeling software Sketchup. Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to produce 3D models and basic renderings using Sketch up software.

HUM 121-Italian Language 1b 
The courses will continue to focus mainly on spoken conversational Italian. This more advanced level class will start to deal with general work and business discussions.

* Program may be subject to change

interior design- 2nd year

The second year of the Academic is much more thorough in its exploration of design concepts. Larger projects are developed during this year with a more detailed approach to material and lighting.

Third Semester

Interior Design Studio
Furniture Design
3D Design Visualisation            
Digital Photography
History of Italian Design & Symbols

Fourth Semester

Interior Design Studio
Furniture Design
3D Design Visualisation            
Digital Photography
History of Italian Design & Symbols

Interior design 3RD yeaR (Bachelor degree)

The third year is only for students in 3yr Bachelor of Arts Degree, BA (Hons) in Design issued in collaboration with the University of Chester. The third year (Thesis year) completes your education with more technical training that emphasizes the job skills needed to execute a project from beginning to end.

Fifth semester:

Lighting Design & Building Systems 
3D Advanced Computer Design
Experiential Learning
Design Research Project
Professional Practice

Sixth/ Final Semester

Lighting Design & Building Systems 
3D Advanced Computer Design
Experiential Learning
Design Research Project
Professional Practice

* Program may be subject to change