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Undergraduate Program in Interior Design

Overview

The program at a glance

DETAILS INFORMATION
Language English
Recognized Title Diploma
Duration 3 years

As technology moves forward the perception of place is changing. Our reality calls to advance design processes and accelerate the interaction between the physical and digital realms. The program in Interior Design aims to investigate, experiment and create meanings for the spaces of the future.

 

Audience

This Undergraduate program is addressed to candidates with a recognized high school diploma and a strong interest in a future career in the creative industries. Art & Design Foundation and relevant working experience are a plus.

Outcome

The Undergraduate Program in Interior Design nurtures students to become professionals who are capable to conceive and develop design projects in architecture, design studios, research & development departments, and creative arts and design, engineering and manufacturing.

Program

The program in Interior Design aims to investigate, experiment and create meanings for the spaces of the future.

Students in the Undergraduate Program in Interior Design experiment and practice with design at different scales, from large to micro interventions from urban scale to interior design to the elements of artifacts.

The student evolves on knowledge, technical skills and organizational abilities to be autonomous for group leadership or creative direction.

Through this Undergraduate Program students integrate soft and hard skills, which prepare them for current and upcoming career opportunities in a global arena and encourage them to generate new disciplines within the realities of space yet to be discovered.

Learning Focus

  • Research and Design methodologies
  • Creative Foundation tools and technical skills
  • Communication tools
  • Digital & Physical Systems
  • Space and materiality
  • Sustainable systems
  • Innovative Processes
  • Business Design and marketing strategies

Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER (all course based) SECOND SEMESTER (80% course based)
International and Italian Design culture Communication I
Research and Design methodologies Creative Foundation II
Integrated Design Seminar Physical Systems I
Creative Foundation I Design Studio I (workshop module)
Design criticism

FIRST SEMESTER (all workshop modules) SECOND SEMESTER (all workshop modules)
Creative Foundation III Design studio III
Physical Systems II Digital & Physical Systems
Digital Fabrication Innovative Processes
Communication II Business Design
Design studio II

FIRST SEMESTER (all workshop modules) SECOND SEMESTER (all workshop modules)
Intensive Project modules Advanced Research for Design
Experiential workshops Open Elective
Cross-disciplinary Electives Final Project

Companies

Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with Domus Academy, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies like these in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections.

Career Opportunities

The Undergraduate Program in Interior Design nurtures students to become professionals who are capable to conceive and develop design projects in architecture, design studios, research & development departments, and creative arts and design, engineering and manufacturing.

Graduated students may continue to complete a postgraduate study to specialize in a connected field.

Admissions

Spaces in this program are limited. Participants will be selected based on their applications and on the evaluation of their project assignment.

We have a dedicated team of educational advisors who will be happy to help you with completing your application. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Check Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission, applicants are requested to:

  • hold a valid Secondary School Diploma that was conferred on completion of minimum 11 years of previous global schooling;
  • hold an English language certificate (IELTS 5.0 or equivalent)
  • comply with the Admission and Enrollment procedures;

Prepare Supporting Documents

  • Application form
  • Copy of the passport
  • English language certificate (IELTS 5.0 – only for Programs in English language)
  • Copy of the secondary school diploma (translated in Italian or English) or 11th year school attendance certificate
  • Copy of the secondary school academic transcripts (translated in Italian or English)
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Optional: portfolio of projects
  • Receipt of application fee payment (150 EUR)

These documents must be completed with the requested Project Assignment and Artistic Statement

Please write an essay (max 500 words) elaborating the following questions:

In the next future:

  • what job would you like to do after you graduate?
  • why did you choose DOMUS ACADEMY to achieve that?
  • what are you favorite means of expression?
  • what or who inspires you?
  • how living and studying in Milano will positively influence your work?

Applicant is requested to re-think and re-design an existent space. A space which he/she does not like or that he/she will improve. It can be a room in his/her house, an exhibition space, a shop environment, a hotel lobby, …

Applicant is asked to describe why he/she does not like it, how he/she will transform it into something new (also by taking into consideration “innovation” and “multifunctional” properties). Applicant can use the preferred means of expression (sketches, collage, maps, etc.). The project must not exceed 5 A4 pages, include a picture or a drawing of the design before and after and a brief description of the process.

Results

In the global evaluation, Domus Academy will take into account and will consider especially relevant the attitude in undertaking the Program and the related professional role.

The lack of specific preparation in some of the subjects that are part of the admission test, due to the different educational background that a student might have, will not result in prejudice to the final admission, on condition that the vocational elements have been positively assessed.

Once the assessment test is complete, applicants will receive a feedback about the final result within 5 working days. If the result is positive, the admission letter will be issued and sent to the applicant.

Domus Academy may offer a conditional admission if the applicant has not yet submitted the language certificate and copy of diploma. If conditionally accepted, the applicant will have to make sure he/she submits the missing documents by the course beginning.

The evaluation procedure is open throughout the whole year.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the three-year Undergraduate Diploma Programs is:

For students from EU countries and Switzerland, €14,990 (full fee, including pre-enrolment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3,000 Pre-enrollment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€11,990 Tuition fee, by the first day of the course


EU Countries
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

For non-EU students, €21,500 (full fee, including pre-enrollment and tuition), to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3,000 Pre-enrollment fee, within one month from the admission letter
€ 18,500 Tuition fee, by the first day of the course

Applicationan Fee

For each student: € 100.