Interior Design in Italy

Summer Italy Institute

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

The 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. 

The 2014 Summer Pre-College Programs will take place July 13th-July 26th.

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.

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