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Three-year courses

Three-years Degree Design and Interior Architecture

Three Years Diploma in Design and Interior Architecture 


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Moduls I year

History of modern art

The module is aimed at learning the history of Italian art between 1400 and the 1815. During the lessons there will be analysed examples of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque urban public spaces.

Interior architecture 1
The course aims to investigate, experiment and develop highly innovative space projects, helping to develop in the students a conceptual awareness and application of instrumental-practical spaces project. In a first phase there will be handled basic notions, that will help the student to acquire a vision, in the second one there will be examined the characteristic elements of an accommodation.

Fundamentals of computer design
The purpose of the course is to provide students the principles of digital design, they will be followed in implementing the design and in the transition from paper to digital, with the help of the best programs on the market.

Design 1
The course aims to transfer students the basics notions of architectural drawing. The student will be followed step by step in learning drawing techniques for a proper space representation design.

Types of materials 1
The course aims to illustrate the physical-chemical and mechanical properties of the main classes of materials and the most important technologies for the production of manufactured goods used in the industry.The course will provide students with the ability to select the most suitable materials and production technologies for the manufacture of a product and to assess the validity of alternatives depending on requirements and costs.

Cultural Marketing fundamentals
The course aims to transfer to the learner all the main concepts concerning marketing from its foundations to the strategic and operational aspects, the policies to be implemented,and to focus on the most interesting economic sectors and their application in social and cultural contexts.

Lighting engineering
Lighting is the set of tools and techniques that make a given environment, whether closed or open, usable also in total or partial absence of natural light. The course aims to provide the knowledge and basic skills related to technical physics that deals with appropriate lighting environments.

Moduls Second year

History of contemporary art

This course outlines the history of art and design through the analysis of the authors ' theories and the evolution of objects from the late 19th century to the present, from the concept of applied arts to the definition of industrial design, with particular attention to the production of Italian design in the second half of the twentieth century and the relationship with contemporary art.

Interior architecture 2
The course deals with the study of the accommodation through a brief discussion on the historical evolution and the concept of the house as a social factor. Afterwards, it will be examined the quantitative and qualitative parameters that affect the shape and size of rooms, creating a first basic structure of spaces. The course continues with a detailed description of each environment from a theoretical and dimensional design point of view.

Design II
The aim of the course is not the object, but the acquisition of a design methodology that allows students to deal with design challenges. Dealing with the development of a project starting from the knowledge and analysis of the problem, moving toward the stage of the concept where the designer identifies the creative idea to apply to the next project. In order to have a comprehensive account of the project, are required multimedia, technical and narrative materials, as a professional project.

Design culture
The course aims to provide the skills and knowledge to interface with the user/customer during the elaboration of a project. Through the lessons, the student will learn to manage commercial and communicative aspects of the report with commitment.

Digital modeling techniques
This teaching includes the collection of knowledge related to digital processing of images in a 3D environment. Applications range from construction and reconstruction of three-dimensional environments, design and representation of objects and artifacts. In addition, features such as automatic generation of prospects, creating two-dimensional views, shading and rendering, offer many possibilities of application and use. The second part of the course addresses the rendering and animation 3DStudio Max software to create, view and confirm, three-dimensional objects in different complexity with the applications of surfaces of materials. The lessons provide the technical instruments to realize a graphical representation of products and architectures with lighting techniques and application of materials (texturing).

Textile culture
In order tobe approved by the customer, a furnishing projecthas to be feasible and profitable, it is crucial to know about fibers and textiles and choose them according to trends, assessing market fundamental characteristics, quantity, cost, weight.
Design methodologies (plant design)
The course covers the basic principles of electrical and water connectionsdesign , with particular emphasis on their harmony in a given environment, taking into account the concept of energy saving.

Types of materials 2
The course aims to introduce students to the knowledge of materials of architectural interest, knowledge essential to the architect for rational design choices and suitable application in the executive phase. The latter concerns the use of old and new building materials, such as binders, bricks, metals (steel, cast iron, aluminum, copper), stones, wood, glass and plastics.

Phenomenology of styles
A study in anthropology, ethnography and history of European and extra-European housing typologies, designed to make the students perceive the characteristics of each reality analysed, in order to make them applicable and modifiable.
Design and construction of exhibition spaces
The course is divided into different levels, addressing all issues related to the promotion of the product within the store. It will then go to the graphic design of the exhibition space, and hints about the marketing of a product, with particular attention paid to its the study.

Moduls III Year

History of contemporary architecture

The aim of the course is to provide students with the tools for the understanding of an architectural project, as well as a general knowledge about the main subjects and protagonists of the history of contemporary architecture.

Interior architecture 3
During the course, the issues already dealt in the first and second year will be deepen, it will be introduced a third orientation to interior design using an advanced approach which conveys the student towards the knowledge of essential factors and determinants in order to structure a functional, usable planimetric plant, with significant spatial content.

Design III
The student must demonstrate to have acquired a design methodology in the implementation of projects with a greater level of complexity and with a more in-depth definition of formal and technical details.

Urban design
The primary purpose of urban designers is to propose a connection between people and places, urban form and function, environment and building fabric, to restore places of beauty and identity through design choices that will coordinate the all the decisions concerning the administrative management, social equity and economic efficiency.

Eco design
The course aims to familiarize students with the basic elements of sustainable design, whose objective is the harmonic and non-invasive integration of architectural design with the environment in which it will be implemented.

Virtual architecture (rendering)
The course aims to provide students with three-dimensional techniques, such as automatic generation of prospects, the execution of plans and sections, 3D animation and rendering, which make it possible to verify the volume of the spaces designed to realize a detailed project through its real representation so to modify it in order to experiment new solutions.

Design management
The aim of this course is to provide students with basic skills to work also from a legal point of view. There will be addressed themes of law and legislation pertaining to the interior architecture.

Exhibition communication
The success in selling also passes through the preparation and product exposure. During the lessons there will be analyzed the main communication techniques to make an attractive and successful exhibition.

Electives have total value of 10 credits corresponding at least 2 teachings provided by the Accademiadellamoda, or to external or internal activities whose credits will be recognized by the Academic Council. To allow a balanced distribution of the students, electives are closed classes.

Extra teachings
Extra teachings are activities (for a total of 4credits) whose aim is to make the students acquire language and computer skills or relational and telematics ones useful to the inclusion in the job market, as well as activities to facilitate professional choices, through the direct knowledge of the business sector of the course , including, in particular, internships and orientation courses. The internships consist of a period of professional practice and experimentation, through the implementation of individual or group projects in collaboration with other institutes or companies. The duration of the internship is proportionate to the needs of a particular topic covered by a teaching or to the final purposes of the course of studies.

Final exam
To be admitted to the final exam, the student must have earned 180 credits during the three-year curriculum, including those relating to the final test, English language and computer science . The final test, who has a value of 8 credits, is an artistic theses project, which involves the production of papers or projects and a short essay on a topic specifically assigned by a teacher of the discipline where the student is enrolled.

Admission requirement: High school Diploma
Access to the course: Free with an entry test
Degree issued: Three year diplomain Design and Interior architecture


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Training objectives (180 CFA)

The Three year diploma in Design and Interior architecturehas the aim of providing the student with the necessary skills to develop an interior design project in its various stages: from the concept to the design and the meta-design up to the control of the actual implementation of the project. The fundamental skills acquired during the course concern:

• The reading of the users’ needs as well as the social, cultural and psychological aspects that affect the ergonomic method of use of the spaces.
• The development of innovative design solutions consistent with the different ways of using the rooms by their users.
• The ability to grasp the relationship between the design and the size of the services that are provided within these spaces, especially for specific types of interiors.


Career opportunities

Once completed the studies, the graduate will represent a highly qualified professional figure, he/she will be perfectly able to start the profession and professional activities at companies.
Other areas of work for the interior designer are businesses retail/visual merchandising -oriented as well as professional studies and design firms concerned about functional transformation activities of factories, offices and industrial structures.