Master of Arts in

Interior Design


Course length

2 Academic Year


January 2025





Interior Design with Advanced Practice

Interior design today represents a complex cultural system and requires a broad set of professional skills.

The Master’s course promotes creative thinking along with sound design abilities according to an architectural orientation.

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The Master of Interior Design covers concepts such as space design and planning, interior composition and layout. The course program pursues study of the language of materials, lighting, color, furniture and technical components. Each of these aspects contributes to a solid and highly professionalizing preparation.

Students in the Master of Interior Design course work with companies, studios and institutions enabling them to learn how an environment is able to communicate brand values through the use of architectural, graphic and spatial elements.

The course encourages students to develop a conceptual approach and provides a strategic understanding of creative processes. Attention to detail allows students to refine their ideas and hone their professional skills.

Our students participate in a course whose goal is to prepare them in the most comprehensive way, providing them with a testing ground to express skills from concept to execution.

The faculty supervises students individually; designers, professional figures from different fields and visiting professors are at your disposal throughout the academic year.

Teaching sessions vary between intensive workshops, studio classes, lectures, seminars and external visits. We also involve you in research initiatives carried out together with brands such as Volkswagen, Beiersdorf, PepsiCo, Poltrona Frau Group, Fritz Hansen, Marazzi and Alias.

Students must hold a bachelor’s or higher academic degree in Architecture, Interior Design or Product Design or other disciplines from any program recognized at ISCED level 6, as well as candidates who have previously gained significant professional experience in the field. SPD also takes into consideration other significant experiences and/or participation in SPD Preparatory Courses.

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • curriculum vitae
  • motivation letter
  • portfolio
  • online interview

The number of places is limited.

The Master’s course in Interior Design is organized in collaboration with major industry leaders and other universities. Certificates and academic credits are awarded according to the ECTS system.

This module provides the opportunity for the student to experience either a vocational internship with external institutions and companies, an internal research internship, or a period of study abroad.

The Major Project module aims at enabling students to develop and direct their own design project, taking into account learnings from previous modules. It aims also at encouraging students to demonstrate a high level of professional competence and to have a deep understanding of the social and philosophical context, in which they are practising.

Students are expected to demonstrate the enterprise potential in their ideas and to understand the future possibilities and contexts, in which ideas will exist. Students critically reflect upon their own learning and become prepared for continuous professional development.