BA in Interior Design

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2023

October 2024

October 2025

About this program

BA in Interior Design

Explore how human relationships can shape the world around us, as you work across new technology, arts and project design culture within an international environment. This is actually what the Interior Design Undergraduate Programme at IED Roma is all about.

Create quality lifestyles and human relations between individuals and spaces through safe, comfortable and emotional environments. Learn how to design multi-use areas with consistent and recognisable image as you work within the open-air laboratory of the city of Rome, creating spaces that will lead our society towards sustainable transformations and a more inclusive future.

On your three-year Interior Design degree programme at IED Roma, you will design locations and places where people meet and interact with each other, among them offices, airports, hospitals, schools, bars and shops, museums or event venues, but also more intimate environments like villas and apartment buildings. Together, we will shape stories that take life in spaces where human experience and consciousness unfold, telling life through emotions, comfort and ease of use.

Over the three years, we will help you develop self-confidence as you become familiar with the tools needed to build new spaces from scratch or work on refurbishment projects. You will acquire the typical skills of an Interior Designer, a key professional in todays society with the ability to interpret functions, aesthetic qualities and relationships in a constantly changing environment.

Admission requirements

The Interior Design Undergraduate Programme at IED Roma is for students who make of curiosity the driving force of their lives. It is also a great option for those who have an interest in designing new spaces where people can share and enjoy life. Our degree programme has more to offer than just an answer to the question “what story is hidden behind everyday, city settings?”. Our aim is to encourage discussion among all those who enjoy looking around and never stop asking questions about the why of things.

In particular, this programme has been designed for all those who want to develop a better understanding about project design, concept creation and the role of light and furniture. The focus will also be on current environmental issues as you create safe, practical, beautiful and sustainable indoor spaces. You do not need any prerequisites to access this programme: you will learn here how to draw with a pencil or using the latest digital representation technologies, starting from scratch until you get to acquire whatever design skills you need.

This programme is just your best option if you want to learn more about the many different career options available in the field of Interior Design, i.e.: Exhibit and Cultural Designer, Retail Designer, Hospitality Designer, Personal Designer or Concept Designer.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL iBT® test is accepted by 11,500 universities and higher education institutions in over 160 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

First Year

On your first year, we will provide you with basic training, cultural knowledge and design methods. You will learn to draw both freehand and with the use of CAD tools, building models with simple materials and equipment such as 3D printers and laser cutting machines.

  • History of Contemporary Art
  • Design History 1
  • Project Design Methodology
  • Materials Typology 1
  • Technical and Project Design
  • Modelling 1
  • Graphic Design
  • Design 1
  • Theory of Perception and Psychology of Form
  • Photography

Second Year

On your second year, we will help you develop greater awareness as you start exploring three-dimensional modelling and photorealistic image production. You will be covering cultural topics of greater complexity, while acquiring tools for project development and communication.

This will be the year where you will be consolidating your project design approach across all its phases.

  • Materials Typology 2
  • Design Techniques and Technologies
  • Modelling 2
  • Design 2
  • Product Design
  • Digital Modelling Techniques With 3D Rendering
  • Sociology of Cultural Processes
  • Design Management
  • History of Contemporary Architecture 1
  • History of Contemporary Architecture 2

Third Year

Over the third year, design skills and activities will lead the way. You will learn how to work independently on a real-life project, throughout the whole operational and supervisory process. You will feel confident using the latest technologies applied to design, as you work closely with partner companies, institutions and brands, bringing out your own style and personality with your final dissertation project.

  • Design 3
  • Virtual Architecture
  • Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Layout and Visualization Techniques
  • Design 4

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the institute website for more information.




Credits: 180 ECTS

Career paths

The main difference between our Interior Design degree programme at IED Roma and other training courses is a special focus on project sustainability. Together, we will design new places for both humankind and the planet we live on. Sustainability will be indeed the key factor of a new project design approach, where spaces and services are fully integrated to provide immersive experiences and bring inspirational stories.

Yet another reason to choose this programme is the amazing urban setting where the school is based. The city of Rome with its rich history of human impacts, contrasts and influences will surround your life as a student, inspiring you with its diversity and incredible tradition as you learn to create new things and get ready for your future.

You will work on projects with a focus on enhancing artistic heritage and tourist reception, both of which are areas of expertise where Rome stands as a model and international symbol. Working closely with such renowned institutions as the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts and the MACRO, and cultural venues like Teatro Eliseo, or associations including Montessori Foundation and the NGO Intersos, you will be involved in real-life projects that will enhance your work portfolio and professional experience.

The course responds to market evolutions and trends and will allow you to acquire a solid design approach through specific lab-sessions (FabLab and Model Making Lab) involving the use of specialist equipment such as 3D scanners, 3D printers, laser cutting machines. The mastery of these tools will prove invaluable for the rendering and presentation phase of your work.

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, BA in Interior Design? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

About this institute

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

IED is the biggest international network of fashion, design, visual communication and management schools, with locations in Milan, Rome, Turin, Florence, Cagliari, Madrid, Barcelona, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Established in 1966, IED has 45 years of international expertise...

Read more about this school

Why study at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Rather than just keeping in step with the times, IED courses are thriving trend forecasters working as a conceptual innovation hub. A number of professionals from a variety of backgrounds come together to provide the input for a cross-fertilisation between areas and disciplines.


Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews.

Shad A

I started studying in IED in 2014 with the hopes of fulfilling a dream. From the beginning, I had a great interest in Interior Design and Design in general, as I worked on the area of events and weddings. When I started my studies I understood that this would give me a very broad and stable platform to be able to develop my career path. I got th...

Show more
Laura A

IED Milan gave me a wider view into how the field of design moves and works and this mainly created an advantage for me nowadays in the professional world.

Zeynep Y

In my opinion IED Milan is the one of the best design schools of Italy, and all the most important design brands live there, in the city and in the Salone del Mobile. Another reason why I chose it are Italians. They are easy going, helpful and entertaining people. They have so many similarities to Turkish people. I always felt like home while in...

Show more
Message the school

Want to know more about BA in Interior Design? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Program rating
Based on 5 reviews.