Create the ‘identity’ of residential, retail, public and exhibition spaces.

One Year Course

12 Oct 2020 - 18 Jun 2021
15 Feb 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
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enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee EU € 20.280
tuition fee non-EU € 22.360

Programme Specification


Planning an interior space means creating a story of styles, moods, colour and light, reflecting contemporary lifestyle living, or interpreting a theme from a given design brief.
For those with limited time available, this course provides the technical and theoretical concepts related to interior spaces, looking at the methodologies in developing a concept, and the applicable representation techniques of an interior design project. Participants begin looking at various interior styles for domestic space, including the impact of furnishings, materials and fabrics, patterns, colours and shades, progressing onto more complex projects in commercial retail, and leisure spaces (e.g. restaurants, bars, leisure clubs).

They understand how to introduce the concept and vision of a luxury brand in their designs and analyse various design trends, different furniture styles and the concepts of scale and proportion. With an introduction to technical drawing skills (CAD) and freehand sketching techniques participants are able to demonstrate perspective in design proposals, and prepare project layouts. They learn how to evaluate and prepare interior colour charts and manage their own sketchbook of research and moodboards. As well as key design skills, successful interior designers respond to the ‘identity’ of a space. They work toward producing ‘sensations’, taking on-board demands of physical wellbeing and performance needs of the space in question.

Participants investigate the relationship between location, building, design and space researching and analysing their influences on emotions combined with functionality. Key historical moments in interior design further assist creative thinking, and development of their own individual style and ‘signature’ in a design proposal.
Throughout the course focus is given to the needs and creativity of interiors specific to the dynamic and competitive world of fashion and luxury.


  • Interior designer public / private
  • Retail designer
  • Event designer
  • Exhibition designer
  • Consultant for Interiors


  • Illustration techniques for interiors
  • Interiors in fashion, luxury and retail
  • Brand image and interior representation
  • Professional presentation of layout
  • Analysis of colour and mood, style and wellbeing
  • Creation of professional portfolio
  • Design cultures and research
  • Emotional design
  • Definition of lifestyles
  • Creative research methods


One-year courses + master’s degrees (ma)** · master’s courses*** · cycles de spécialisation**

For students who choose combined programmes, € 5.000 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the master’s programme selected from the 2020-21 didactic offer and subsequent pricing scale. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 30 April 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2019
  • 14 June 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2020

After these dates, no deduction from the tuition fee will be applicable. For further information please contact the admissions office at the Milano School of Design at

*Access to the combined programmes is subject to the possession of a university degree and to obtaining the one-year course certificate, according to the academic year and after approval by the admissions committee at the end of the one-year course.

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master’s Degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; Master’s Degrees include a 12-week work placement. Participants obtain 180 credits upon successful completion of the MA course. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check for international equivalents); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.

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