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.
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.
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 behaviour, 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.
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 being 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.
– 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
At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano 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).
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.
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.
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 programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.
Candidates applying for admission to the three-year courses must pay an application fee of €150
– motivation letter
– passport or identity card for Italian or EU-EFTA citizens
– payment receipt of the €150 application fee.
The candidate will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.
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Securing your position in the course
Candidates will be eligible to enroll with us after receiving their Admittance Letter from the Institution. Successful applicants will have 30 days to fill out the enrollment form and pay an enrollment fee to secure their position in the program.
Annual Enrollment Fee
Students will be subject to an annual enrollment fee of €3.000 to confirm their attendance in the course.
Annual Tuition Fee
Annual tuition fee: €18.000
European Union and EFTA students can be considered for an adjustment of their tuition fees if they provide proof of their incomes.