INTERIOR DESIGN

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One-Year Course ・ Semester Course

Overview

Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment.
In preparation for this wide range of design opportunities, our students will be introduced to academic grounding in problem-solving, formal design skills, and pertinent historical and technical knowledge. Each level of the student’s education engages knowledge and skills in problem discovery and resolution, critical and imaginative thinking, communication, and technology.
Students will develop a deep understanding of how human beings inhabit and experience spaces, and become fluent in the expression of the elements and principles of interior design: point, line, shape, form, color, light, texture, time, rhythm, balance, scale, proportion, harmony, and unity.
Interior Design is a very competitive field, and your portfolio is crucial. Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our "Italian Arts & Culture Lessons" will provide you with fundamentals of Italian arts and design.
 Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Cultural Activities.
Students are encouraged to present a graduation portfolio that combines different media: a traditional and a digital portfolio.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
One-Year Course: € 16,200.00 (non-EU students)
One-Year Course: € 14,200.00 (EU students)

Semester Course: € 9,400.00 (non-EU students)
Semester Course: € 8,400.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
    ONE-YEAR programs
      I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
      II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
      III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
      IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

      SEMESTER programs
        Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
        Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
        Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
        Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
Language
With English interpreter

 

Master Course

Overview

The Master in Interior Design at Accademia Riaci is a full-time program with a focus on advanced studio and academic research in history, theory, and methods as they relate to an interdisciplinary approach to interiors and design.
The Master's program is of particular interest to graduates of various design programs and to practitioners in interior design, architecture, and other related disciplines who wish to pursue post-professional study. An interdisciplinary approach to design is increasingly a requirement for professional advancement as designers attempt to satisfy the complex requirements of contemporary architectural and interior environments.
The curriculum is formulated to expand understanding of different design disciplines, with special emphasis on their interdependence. There are four components to the program: a core design studio sequence, furniture design, lectures/seminars, and projects. The core design studio sequence consists of a series of experiences of increasing complexity culminating in the thesis project. Each student must demonstrate originality, research and design skills, and creative capacity to resolve advanced problems in design.

A final project is presented to a graduate faculty jury for evaluation.


Tuition and Fees (prices in euros '€')
Master One-Year Course: € 17,800.00 (non-EU students)
Master One-Year Course: € 15,800.00 (EU students)

Master Semester Course: € 10,600.00 (non-EU students)
Master Semester Course: € 9,600.00 (EU students)

Academic Calendar
One-Year program
    I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
    II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
    III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
    IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024

    Semester program
      Fall 2022: Sep 5 - Dec 9, 2022
      Spring 2023: Jan 9 - Apr 21, 2023
      Summer 2023: May 2 - Jul 28, 2023
      Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
Language
With English interpreter

 

Short Course

Overview

At Accademia Riaci, we do not just teach interior design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity that they can then turn into reality. Students are taught to understand the needs of people and create designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Classes will focus on Italian interior design, renowned for the world’s best sensibility in color, and minimalism, and for its superior taste. The course covers all aspects of interior design, from furniture design, and color theory to spatial planning and furnishing. Instructors will give individually tailored advice to each student, whether they are beginners, amateurs, or professionals.
This course is for new designers, students looking to improve their portfolio, or professionals wanting to revisit the basics.

Portfolio Preparation
The final portfolio should represent the student's skills acquired through the course and development as a designer.

Start Dates
First Semester
・Jan 9, 2023
・Jan 16, 2023
・Jan 23, 2023
・Jan 30, 2023
・Feb 6, 2023
・Feb 13, 2023
・Feb 20, 2023
・Feb 27, 2023
・Mar 6, 2023
・Mar 13, 2023
・Mar 20, 2023
・Mar 27, 2023
・Apr 17, 2023
・May 2, 2023
・May 8, 2023
・May 15, 2023
・May 22, 2023
・May 29, 2023
・Jun 5, 2023
・Jun 12, 2023
・Jun 19, 2023
・Jun 26, 2023

Second Semester
・Jul 3, 2023
・Jul 10, 2023
・Jul 17, 2023
・Jul 24, 2023
・Jul 31, 2023
・Aug 7, 2023
・Aug 28, 2023
・Sep 4, 2023
・Sep 11, 2023
・Sep 18, 2023
・Sep 25, 2023
・Oct 2, 2023
・Oct 9, 2023
・Oct 16, 2023
・Oct 23, 2023
・Nov 6, 2023
・Nov 13, 2023
・Nov 20, 2023
・Nov 27, 2023

For other dates, please inquire

Fees (prices in euros '€') - Standard program
1-week course: € 650.00
2-week course: € 1,020.00
3-week course: € 1,390.00
4-week course: € 1,860.00
5-week course: € 2,250.00
6-week course: € 2,640.00
8-week course: € 3,420.00
10-week course: € 4,200.00
12-week course: € 4,980.00

For other durations, please inquire

Language
With English interpreter

 

Summer Intensive Course

Note: the "Summer Intensive Course" has the same contents as the "Short Course", but with a double number of lessons. Furthermore, it includes housing and extracurricular activities and services.

Overview

At Accademia Riaci, we do not just teach interior design; we encourage every student to access and nurture their own natural sense of flair and creativity that they can then turn into reality. Students are taught to understand the needs of people and create designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Classes will focus on Italian interior design, renowned for the world’s best sensibility in color, and minimalism, and for its superior taste. The course covers all aspects of interior design, from furniture design, and color theory to spatial planning and furnishing. Instructors will give individually tailored advice to each student, whether they are beginners, amateurs, or professionals.
This course is for new designers, students looking to improve their portfolio, or professionals wanting to revisit the basics.

Portfolio Preparation
The final portfolio should represent the student's skills acquired through the course and development as a designer.

Start Dates (check-in)
・May 7, 2023
・May 21, 2023
・Jun 4, 2023
・Jun 18, 2023
・Jul 2, 2023
・Jul 16, 2023
・Jul 30, 2023
・Aug 27, 2023
・Sep 10, 2023

Fees (prices in euros '€')
1-week course: € 1,800.00 (€ 1,650.00 without housing)
2-week course: € 2,800.00 (€ 2,520.00 without housing)
4-week course: € 4,900.00 (€ 4,500.00 without housing)
6-week course: € 6,900.00 (€ 6,300.00 without housing)
8-week course: € 9,200.00 (€ 8,400.00 without housing)
12-week course: € 12,900.00 (€ 11,700.00 without housing)

    Summer Intensive Course fees include:
  • Enrollment fee
  • Tuition
  • Facility fees (no materials)
  • English interpretation service
  • Orientation
  • Welcome lunch
  • Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder)
  • Bus pass
  • Weekly guided art visits:
    students will visit the best sightseeing and historical monuments of the city
  • Housing in a shared apartment (twin room, or single room at an extra cost)
  • Housing utilities expense
  • Two meal and four drink vouchers per week
  • Cultural activities: every two weeks
    (e.g., a trip to Pisa/Siena, a Tuscan farmhouse visit, pizza lesson)

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Teacher

Prof. Bicci

Accademia Riaci’s Interior Design department boasts instruction from a top designer who was the head designer of an important firm in charge of planning and designing the Ferragamo boutiques. He taught at the Institute of Art of Florence for more than 30 years and gained a high mark on his teaching methodology, and many excellent designers have grown under his instruction. Besides being still active as a professional designer, since 1999, he is in charge as a full professor of the Design department at Accademia Riaci.

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