Interior Design in Italy

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, all 2017 Summer Pre-College courses in Italy have reached capacity. If you are interested in our New York offerings, there is still space available in some courses, but we recommend applying as soon as possible. 

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Session 2: The Summer 2018 dates will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. The 2017 Session 2 programs ran July 9 - July 22nd.

This course provides a brief overview of interior design concepts, including perspective, color theory, design aesthetic, and presentation methods created by hand and computer assisted design.   Students will explore aspects of design critique, stages of concept development and presentation toward the goal of creating a beginning interior design portfolio. Students will participate in several walking tours of Florence, making real world connections to historical and modern design strategies, creating photographic journals to develop the designer’s eye. Site visits will also include meetings with working designers in Interior Design shops in Florence.

Program Goals

  • Understanding of fundamental interior design concepts
  • Development of design presentation techniques
  • Development of interior design portfolio for the college application process
  • Exposure to the varied design styles that are Florence

LDMThe Marist Summer Interior Design Pre-College Program - offered in partnership with Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici - is a Portfolio Development Program for talented high school students who are interested in pursuing a design career, and applying to prestigious  Interior Design undergraduate degree programs. Students will work with experienced design faculty in the heart of Florence, visiting important design industry sites, exploring museum collections, and developing the eye of the interior designer.  

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Course Credit:

Upon successful completion of the program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist course INT 102, Interior Design Survey.

The Summer 2018 costs will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. Please see below for the 2017 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.