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INTENSIVE COURSE

Interior & Retail Design

Attendance

Full-time in-person

Duration

1 academic year

Language

English

Location

Milan

Start date

October

Enrolment

Open enrolment

Class size

Max 15 students

Tuition fees per Year

EU citizens: €18.350
Non-EU citizens: €19.350

Objectives of the Intensive Interior & Retail Design

The Intensive Interior & Retail Design Course is designed for those interested in the world of designing spaces used by people. The programme combines theory and practice and is divided into several phases of study, ranging from design method to in-depth examination of construction techniques. An ongoing practical workshop lasts throughout the course and culminates in the completion of a full interior design project.

On this industry-focussed programme, participants will explore various different expressions of contemporary living. In order to do this, they will first acquire the design and management skills used in the creative process. They will then master the choice of production techniques and technologies and be able to present project ideas using advanced communication tools. Finally, they will acquire the knowledge to be able to create contemporary interior architecture that enhances the unique distinctive features of each space.

Participants will be supported in their creative development under the guidance of expert teachers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience within interior design. They will be encouraged in experimentation and innovation and will have access to a wide range of activities such as workshops, visits, seminars, networking opportunities and sector events.

Certificate

Certificate awarded by IJAPP upon successful completion of the course.

Entry Requirements

  • Secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalent
  • Suitable level of English

Please see How to apply for information on admissions procedures

Teaching Method

At IJAPP you will be taught by working professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Our Intensive Courses are highly specialised and practice-based, designed for personal and professional growth and for developing a high level of professional skills that are in-demand in the job market.

Lectures are combined with workshops and project work both in and out of the school, and field trips to companies, events, trade fairs, and important industry locations will take place throughout the course.

Students will be assessed throughout the course and at the end will complete a full interior design project.

Classroom Lessons

Frontal teaching with mandatory attendance

Laboratory Practice

Experiential teaching, practical work in equipped classrooms

INTERIOR & RETAIL DESIGN - THEMATIC AREAS

The program of the Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design is organized into thematic areas, with specific teachings divided according to well-defined design fields and practical workshops that are essential for applying and refining the acquired skills.

Laboratories and Experiences

IJAPP's laboratories are spaces designed for practical training, where students can acquire technical skills and experiment with specific materials and tools.

In addition, meetings, museum visits, library visits, and showroom visits are organized, as well as participation in key events in the fashion and luxury industry, such as fashion shows, events, and trade fairs, to witness the work of the greatest talents in the fashion business.

Finally, an important part of the Intensive Course's teaching focuses on project experiences with the business world in product, service, and communication areas. It also includes meetings and seminars with professionals from the fashion and luxury sectors to learn about and explore cutting-edge realities and new trends.

Classroom Lessons

Frontal teaching with mandatory attendance. Theoretical, theoretical-practical, and practical subjects

External Visits

Visits to museums and showrooms, analysis of fashion and luxury locations

Seminars

In-depth seminars with representatives of the fashion & luxury system

Work Week and Workshops

Interdisciplinary training workshop focused on the development of an assigned project.

Careers

The course enables participants to improve people’s quality of life through creating functional and enjoyable spaces, thanks to a broad knowledge of furnishing trends and styles, lighting techniques, materials, and finishes, as well an understanding of health and safety and accessibility regulations.

Work Internships

Our aim is to prepare students to enter the job market effectively and quickly. To this end, our placement service is constantly working to consolidate partnerships with the most prestigious fashion and interior design brands and businesses, the most original maisons, and the most innovative start-ups. We have built stable yet dynamic relationships that promote talent and our vision of sustainable innovation. Our Careers Office is in contact with some of the best companies and agencies: this allows 90% of students to find important internships or professional collaborations within 6/8 months from the end of their course.

Career Opportunities

What are some of the main career opportunities offered by the Intensive Course in Interior & Retail Design?
01. Interior Designer
specialises in the conception and design of interiors, such as homes, offices, shops, and public spaces. The role of an interior designer is to create functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces that meet the needs and tastes of the client.
02. Consultant at design studios
supervises, plans, co-ordinates, and advises design studios and companies on interior design issues.
03. Exhibition Space Designer
designs and organises spaces for exhibitions, fairs, shows, and other cultural, commercial, or public events.
04. Retail Space Designer
works in retail spaces such as shops, shopping centres, and showrooms.

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