Bachelor in Interior Design

General

Program Description

A matter of spaces

Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the Three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.

Why?

To design is to transform the world, from the simplest things right up to the most complex ones. Design is not just a discipline that teaches us how to invent and improve the material side of life: it is also an ideal model that teaches us how things both great and small are bound together by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility, and commitment.

Professional opportunities

The interior designer is a designer who is able to deal with spaces of various sizes and complexities and translate the messages and atmospheres of a brand or a private client into spaces with tangible solutions, spaces that convey messages, emotions, and meaning. He or she is a key professional figure for architecture or design firms, event agencies, television or film studios, design offices and companies in the furniture and interior accessories industry. The specific technical background of the interior designer also allows him/her to embark on a career as a critic and scholar of the interior design and furniture system or operate as a consultant and art director for companies in the field of fashion and design.

Who should attend

This course is conceived for candidates holding a High School diploma and for students coming from Italian and foreign universities. Applicants should have a specific interest in the disciplines of space design (homes, offices, hospitality, meeting places and retail) and in the conception and design of environments for exhibit design and furniture design for the home, workspace, and place of leisure. The course will focus on the study and coherent application of decoration, the use of materials, lighting technologies and interior accessories. Students will be expected to show a strong attitude and interest in the study of social behavior, of the culture of visual arts, and of socio-cultural trends. Participants in this course are the future designers of environments and communicative atmospheres, alert interpreters of contemporary trends and lifestyles.

Curriculum

A first propaedeutically phase (first year) is followed by an intermediate in-depth study (second year) and a conclusive stage dedicated to the final project-portfolio (third year). After acquiring the theoretical essentials of drawing and representation and studying the history of applied arts and architecture for home environments, students will then deal with the increasingly complex social and cultural scenarios in which companies operate today and study the evolution of habits and lifestyles as well as of brands’ relationship with users and consumers. The main goal is that of searching for design solutions capable of supplying the most advanced and sustainable answers to improve the quality of life, of the workplace and of leisure.

Topics

  • Visual design
  • Drawing, relief, and representation of spaces
  • History of architecture and interior design
  • Art and Design history
  • Exhibit design
  • Retail design
  • 3D and CAD workshop
  • Environmental design
  • Anthropology and sociology of consumption
  • Materials and surfaces
  • Branding, Marketing, and research
  • Acoustics and lighting technology
  • Colour and colorimetry
  • Decoration and textures

Student of the Year

At the end of each academic year, RM rewards the best talent of every course and every year. The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected). If the class in question is composed of 20 students, the award for Student of the Year includes both RM’s official acknowledgment and the complete reimbursement of the winner’s annual tuition fee.

Lecturers

They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.

They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.

Companies & Brands

In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.

Adidas, Aigner, B&O – Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.

Monday Talk

Every Monday evening at 6.30 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programs.

Admissions

Applications can be sent by the “Admission Form” or made by phone by calling the Secretariat directly. When we receive the required documentation and a motivational letter written by the Candidate, the Management will set the date for an introductory interview with the Course Leader or with the College Director: it is an open discussion during which the Candidate can explain his or her personal motivations. He or she can ask information on the general guidelines of the Institute (commitment, dedication, behavior, general Rules & Regulations of the didactic activities). If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive official notice regarding the acceptance of their application, which in any case is non-binding for the Candidate.

Application documents

  • motivation letter
  • passport or identity card for Italian or EU-EFTA citizens
  • payment receipt of the €100.00 Application fee.

Fees

  • 3000 euro discount for enrollments by July 20.

Following the Management’s official notice concerning the Candidate’s admissibility, the latter may proceed to the enrolment stage. All students who fulfill the requirements must pay the enrolment fee when they formalize their enrolment, which must then be integrated by the yearly tuition fee (established by the four family income brackets before the beginning of the course).

The amount of the tuition fee can be paid in one single installment or in two further installments after the enrolment fee: the 2nd installment must be paid before the beginning of the First Semester, and the 3rd installment before the beginning of the Second Semester. Another option is to pay in 10-monthly installments, which 1st one corresponds to the enrolment fee (enrolment fee + First installment of the annual tuition fee) and the last no later than the 9th month from enrolment.

European Union and EFTA students

Enrolment fee + Tuition fee established by one of the four ISEE family income brackets:

  • 1st income bracket up to 40.000 euros
  • Enrolment fee: 3.000 euros
  • Yearly tuition fee: 5.000 euros

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  • 2nd income bracket from 40.001 to 70.000 euros
  • Enrolment fee: 3.000 euros
  • Yearly tuition fee: 7.000 euros

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  • 3rd income bracket from 70.001 to 100.000 euros
  • Enrolment fee: 3.000 euros
  • Yearly tuition fee: 9.000 euros

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  • 4th income bracket from 100.001 euros
  • Enrolment fee: 3.000 euros
  • Yearly tuition fee: 12.000 euros

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  • Non-European Union and Non-EFTA students
  • Enrolment fee: 3.000 euros
  • Yearly tuition fee: 12.000 euros

Application fee

Candidates who want to apply for admission to our Three-year courses must pay an application fee of 100 euro.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

A new fashion and design school in Milan? Yes, and its name is RM Istituto Moda e Design Milano. A school with an unconventional spirit and method. A school designed for students who intend to look th ... Read More

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