Intensive one-year course in Interior Design

One Year Course - 1 year

  • School: Design

  • School: Design
  • Start date: October 2022
  • Language : English

    Intensive one-year course in Interior Design

    The intensive one-year Interior Design Course prepares students to take their first steps in interior design in an introduction to the techniques, processes and methodologies of this discipline.

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    Intensive one-year course in Interior Design

    • Type of course : One Year Course
    • Language : English
    • School: Design
    • Start date: October 2022
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Timetable : Afternoon De 18:30 a 22:30
    • Attendance: In-person
    • Qualification: Private
    • Enrollment rate: 2500 €
    • Course Fee: 11600 €
    • Course Fee (non UE residents): 12100 €

    Training Areas

    (Foundations of design, Ideation and creativity, Space and user, Sustainable thinking, Interior design culture, Interior design projects)

    This block introduces students to the creative process and project planning in a cross-cutting manner by presenting the conceptual fundamentals of interior design and project methodology.
    Through group, flexible and participative dynamics, experimentation and research, students are introduced to sustainable and systemic thinking, while culture, sociology and art are discussed.
    Students will be trained in different research methodologies with the aim of acquiring a strategic, user-centred vision that allows them to collect, analyse, synthesise and manage real information in order to detect the best possibility for innovation and user experience that they can propose to a client. The aim is to understand users, their context and needs, in order to apply this to the project.
    Students will learn about the scope of interior design, the different categories of spaces, and they will acquire a visual and conceptual culture of the current situation in the sector. They will analyse trends and acquire critical vision about the design of spaces.
    Different design and ideation challenges will be developed as an introduction to the design process, together with two product design projects.


    (Ergonomics, Materials and Building Systems, Surfaces and Finishes, Comfort)

    Block introducing students to the technical concepts of interior design, such as comfort, materials and colour, building systems, finishes and textures etc. through experiential laboratories.
    Students will gain essential specific knowledge through practice and applied research. Students will thus learn to tackle the various technical issues that may arise in an interior design project, irrespective of the category of the space, of whether it is an indoor or outdoor space, and of whether it is permanent or temporary.


    (Drawing, Colour, Volume, Models, Fab Lab)

    In this learning block, students are introduced to the different manual processes used by designers.
    This means that they will acquire the ability to observe in order to represent the space through different plastic and expressive techniques. The manual tools of an interior designer are the various techniques for expression and communication, such as drawing, colour and modelling. We will learn to express what our mind thinks with our hands in order to make it visible through black-and-white sketch, a watercolour or a model, which we will build in the Fab Lab, our workshop.
    Students will develop their own expressive sensitivity, a symbol of a designer’s identity, and will understand the importance of visual communication.


    (Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhinoceros)

    The design process contains a thinking stage, a building stage and a final communication stage: we talk about think-build-communicate. The best idea can come to nothing if we are not able to develop it technically. And the best developed project may not convince the client if it does not go hand in hand with appealing strategic communication.
    In this learning block, students acquire the digital tools offered by technology for the design of spaces so as to be able to apply them to the development and communication stages of the interior design project. They will learn to represent the imagined spaces, to model them in 3D, to create rendered images and narrate their project as the best possible story.


    Interior designers are creatives with a great aesthetic and artistic feeling. An interior designer, who also learns to participate in exterior spaces, works with clients and other design professionals in order to develop functional and attractive solutions in response to various needs depending on the project.

    Designing an interior space can help to convey a company’s personality, create moods in people, improve quality of life by taking special needs into account etc. It is about designing experiences.

    The one-year course in Interior Design at IED Madrid provides students with a technical and theoretical vision related to interior spaces. They will learn the methodology for developing a project based on a concept, as well as techniques for presenting it to their clients.

    They will be introduced to the design of spaces on the basis of the user experience. They will learn about the impact of the choice of materials, furniture, colours etc. in a design project and the importance of each choice in generating emotions.

    Students will come into contact with technical and technological tools that will help them to understand the operational processes and vocabulary of interior design. This one-year course offers students the opportunity to develop their own ideas and innovative concepts through the subjects taught during the course.

    Professional Opportunities

    • Interior design: interior design and decoration
    • Retail space design
    • Design for tourism: hotels and restaurants
    • Experience design: events and pop-ups
    • Design of temporary spaces: stands and exhibitions
    • Design of furniture and decorative objects
    • Showroom design
    • Design publishers


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