School of Architecture and Design

Master in Interior Architecture

42 credits


ADI520Design Modeling in 3D
3 credits
The course introduces the students to the world of virtual reality and simulation and mainly those of architectural spaces, objects, their geometric components, materials and virtual lighting. Walks and animation in real time allow students to monitor the implementation and impact of the project.
ADI551History and Contemporaneity of Architecture and Design
3 credits
Capture, interpret and project: theories and thoughts at work in architecture and design. Given in the form of a seminar, this course attempts to capture current news in architecture and design by relating it to past history, in order to understand how design is displaced, transposed, reversed or rewritten in present and future projects.
ADI540Research Methodology in Design
3 credits
Introduction to the methodology of scientific research applied to design. Logic and scientific reasoning are at the heart of teaching, standards, steps and processes of all academic research. The application of the methodology is made on a choice of themes developed during the semester.
ADI600Research Seminar in Design
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ADI540
The seminar develops research related themes: the students must choose their problem and then decide their solutions, creating an end ­of ­study supervised personal project. They are also required to create a bibliography related to their investigations and attempt to answer all questions arising from the chosen subject. Thus, the seminar has both theoretical and experimental dimensions, allowing the students to build analyticals and research their own methodological tools.
SCE613Clothing and Theater Costumes
3 credits
Stage costumes are defined as sets of clothes and accessories allowing the actor to embody characters on stage. A costume designer is involved in the creation of historical and contemporary costume for theater, opera, dance and film. As an integral element of stagecraft, a designer must possess an understanding of the meaning and the intentions of the piece.
ADI650Descriptive/Coordination and Follow up of Building Sites
3 credits
A comprehensive description by trades accompanies tender documents allowing for quicker acquisition of anticipated prices. This covers: tenders, comparative analysis, the creation of a preliminary schedule of work, coordination and monitoring of projects, the organization of meetings (as requested by the client and/or companies), informing clients and creating business reports related to specific sites, followed by delivery of the site to the client and the community.
DES621Design and Communication
3 credits
This course covers the three related themes of conditions for sustainable development, the interaction of the object and its environment (private, public or urban), and the semantics of forms, in public space.
DES622Design and Communication
3 credits
The objective of this course is to explore ways of enhancing the skills of local craftsmen in order to renew craft traditions by establishing a dialogue between traditional practices and current uses.
ADI654Environment Planning and Landscape Design
3 credits
This course is related to components of landscaping. It is organized around three themes: the concept of the ecosystem, history of gardens and the organization of circulation.
DES623Industrial Design
3 credits
The workshop is related to the local and regional socio­ economic context, taking into account specific conditions of production, the labor market and the needs of the local society. Teaching emphasizes technology and computer­ based tools in order to provide creative design instruments and production methods with a positive impact on business, society and the environment. The course takes into account the users’ market with its fluctuations, one where the emergence of new meanings and the permanence of traditional values coexist, and the mode of production of local craft industries which have adapted to mass production through a variety of means.
SCE623Places and Spaces of Exhibition
3 credits
The workshop, while providing a rigorous research methodology, seeks to analyze the art of designing places and exhibition spaces and applying the art of establishing a classifiable and editable inventory.
3 credits
The purpose of staging is to create a necessary and conducive context to the performance of a theatrical scene, through the shaping of space and time and always in relation to a text.
ADI608ASupervised Project
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ADI607
The supervised student project represents the development of the proposals given in the thematic design studio III, in the fields of interior design, product design or scenic design. At the end of the semester the students defend their project in front of a jury.


The mission of the Master in Interior Architecture is to prepare students to enter the field as skilled designers, creative thinkers, professional leaders and responsible citizens. The Department seeks to cultivate students who acknowledge their responsibilities to the safety and wellbeing of the public and the environment and who can lead a multifaceted professional life. The syllabus integrates knowledge and appreciation of architectural and design theory with ethical, responsible, and entrepreneurial practice.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will be able to master the creative design of and plan the management of a project.
2. They will be able to support a project with an expertise based on innovation and multidisciplinary.
3. They will be able to work in teams to achieve large¬ scale projects in partnership with specialized professionals and professional firms.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will be able to create layout and design projects, related to domestic, cultural and professional behavior of the human being.
b. Students will be able to address the design methodology and the representation of the project through their own perceptions.
c. Students will be able to analyze research documentation and produce a proper summary to communicate and argue a solution within the framework of the project.
d. Students will be able to set up a professional project which gives them the opportunity to be in contact with the professional reality, their integration into working life in the future and integration into multidisciplinary teams.
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