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Master in Interior Design

Course Description

Interior design is a clearly expressed system created to respond to multiple demands for identity, performance, emotional and physical comfort of individuals and groups. Course contents deal with concept design, space planning, interior layout and display. The programme provides discerning insights into the language of materials, lighting, colour, furniture and the integration of technical components. The relation with the building is deeply investigated. All these aspects meet in the studio classes led by renowned professionals that support the creation of a working knowledge base.

Collaborations with brands and institutions enable the students to comprehend how interiors communicate the brand values in a retail environment or in a corporate space through the use of architectural elements and spatial graphics. As a result of this education, on the one hand students are encouraged to develop a conceptual approach in design practice gaining a strategic understanding of elements and processes involved. On the other hand, technical representation and architectural detailing serve the students as a mirror for reviewing their design and refining their professional skills.


The Master lasts 15 months (from October to December of the following year, with a summer break in August). Attendance is compulsory and full time. The total workload of the course corresponds to 1500 hours/student encompassing lessons, class exercises, internship and individual study.


At the end of lessons, students start a three-month internship at companies or professional firms in the field.


The Master’s course is held in English.


After passing the final exam, eligible students will obtain a Master’s Degree from IULM and SPD. The Master corresponds to 60 ECTS credits.

Visit the Master in Interior Design page on the Scuola Politecnica di Design website for more details!

Student Profiles

Design Master Scholarships 2016 - Design students make a better world - 5 Awards

The theme of the competition "Design students make a better world". The starting point is the candidate’s creativity to make a better world. To be creative, curious and sensitive can define our own personality and design. New ideas, modern concepts and respect for tradition and the environment can help the world be a better place for everybody. Use your design tools, your independent and qualified point of view to propose solutions, spaces, and products to make the world much better through a new perspective. Candidates must develop the theme related to the postgraduate or master's programe they wish to apply for. A jury of experts will award scholarships to the best works. The deadline for submitting projects is 8th April 2016.Award: 5 full scholarships covering the 100% of the tuition fee of the academic year. Housing and other costs shall be covered by the winners.

Value of Scholarship(s)

100% scholarship - tuition free


Students and professionals from all over the world aged 21 to 44 can participate to the competition. BA Degree or higher – in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts – or significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma)

Application Procedure

Submit the project online (available after registration)
The Candidate will submit up to 5 pictures, scans or drawings of the Concept. Digital images must be supplied in Jpeg 72dpi format with a minimum width of 600 pixel, optimized for the Web (maximum 2Mb file size).
The Candidate can submit a link to a video previously uploaded on Youtube.com or Vimeo.com, or an attachment in .doc .pdf .ppt or .keynote format (maximum 2Mb file size).

Further Information


Entry Requirements

BA Degree or higher (in relevant fields such as Architecture, Design, Visual Arts, etc.) OR significant work experience in a relevant field (+ High School Diploma); Transcripts (list of subjects + grades) (graduates only); Portfolio in digital format.

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