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Introduction to Design

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
4 months
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
On campus
04 March 2024

About this program

Introduction to Design

It involves creating floor plans, furniture layouts, and designing the look and feel of a space. Interior design also includes the specification of furniture, fixtures, and finishes, and coordinating their installation.

Through the Spring Semester Introduction to Design you experience the design methodology, learning to design interior spaces for residential use, starting from the analysis of domestic spaces and development of initial concept, to the 2D view and up to the realization of models so to define the idea and check its validity.

Admission requirements

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for beginners with a serious interest on the subject. Students directly out of highschool, or mature students who are ready for a career change.

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Program content

This course will ground you in the basics of interior design. During your study you will explore materials, finishes, spatial planning and construction techniques for a range of residential projects, so to creatively present your work using the latest industry software including AutoCAD 2D, Photoshop and Illustrator.

The 17 teaching weeks that include a strategic combination of theoretical lessons, case studies and workshop with industry professionals allow you to gain a solid foundation in the theoretical aspects of design, and through valuable hands-on projects you will also gain practical knowledge. These training activities allow you to become familiar with the basic technical equipment as well as to acquire an adequate design methodology and a solid cultural preparation

While working on your final project, you experience the phases of the design methodology taking in consideration the economic and production features.

For each single subject you take a final exam and by the end of the program you present your final work so to demonstrate the knowledge and skills achived.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition Fees

  • Enrolment Fee :2,000.00 EUR
  • Fee :€6.100
  • Total Fee UE :€8.100
  • Fee EXTRA UE :€6.100
  • Total Fee EXTRA UE :€8.100

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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...

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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.

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IED - Istituto Europeo di Design

Via Amatore Sciesa, 4
20135 Milano

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