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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design in Florence, Italy

The study of Interior Design focuses on developing each design student's creativity by intersecting it with visual, technical, and architectural design principles. Mastery of these principles will enhance an Interior Design student's understanding of space, creativity, and art, while encouraging each person's own imagination allowing design students to correctly channel and focus ideas, avoid clichés, and collect new stimuli.

The Interior Design bachelor's degree curriculum through Marist's four-year study abroad degree program has been designed with an innovative foundation in both classic interior design and architectural rendering that will allow undergraduate students to become practitioners in the field. The faculty of the Florence, Italy Interior Design program believes that the study of contemporary culture and social principles are crucial for the modern designer.

Why Earn An Interior Design Bachelor’s Degree Studying Abroad in Italy



Interior Design Bachelor’s degree students studying abroad in Italy work closely with both classmates and professors in a creative and productive university setting to achieve a multi-disciplinary approach to projects, designed to bring an idea from concept to reality. Italy study abroad students majoring in Interior Design will learn to facilitate all phases of a project by working with different departments, professors, and professionals within the university to fully understand all of the complexities and challenges of the real work field.

The Florence, Italy Interior Design study abroad Bachelor’s degree program is equipped to help students through all phases of study and project execution. Classrooms are designed in a studio format to allow creativity and building. Students attending university also have access to a state of the art computer lab that is available for digital design and model construction. The facilities contain everything necessary to transform an idea into a project is available.

Marist's Interior Design facilities in the Florence classrooms are complemented by a team of professionals, architects, and designers that are intensely dedicated to their profession and to teaching. Brought to life by a passion for their job, they involve students majoring in Interior Design in their creative adventures. They seek to share with students not only all their love of this work but also the difficulties and challenges.

Required Portfolio for B.FA. Interior Design Applicants 

Interior Design Bachelor's Degree Careers

  • Civic design
  • Residential design
  • Community design 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior Design Degree

Course Requirements (42 credits)

  • ARTL 110 History of Architecture | ART 165 History of Architecture 3 cr
  • ITDS 101 Introduction to Interior Design | INT 160 Interior Design I 3 cr
  • ITDS 110 Principles of Interior and Industrial Design | INT 170 Product Design I 3 cr
  • ITDS 150 History of Interior Design | ARC 202 20th Century Design and Architecture 3 cr
  • ITDS 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering | INT 180 Perspective Drawing and Rendering 3 cr
  • ITDS 210 CAD for Interior Design I | INT 190 CAD for Interior Design I 3 cr
  • ITDS 211 CAD for Interior Design II | INT 290 CAD for Interior Design II 3 cr
  • ITDS 215 Residential Interior | INT 210 Design for Living Spaces 3 cr
  • ITDS 220 Product Design | INT 293 Product Design II 3 cr
  • ITDS 230 Interior Design | INT 250 Interior Design II 3 cr
  • ITDS 240 Retail Design | INT 300 Retail Design 3 cr
  • ITDS 331 Materials and Models for Interior Construction | INT 240 Design Materials 3 cr
  • ITDS 400 Digital Layout and Design | INT 360 Web Portfolio Presentation 3 cr
  • ITDS 410 Working Group Project in Interior Design | INT 400 Advanced Project in Interior Design 3 cr

Track Requirements (9 Credits)

Architectural History: ARCH 220 History of Renaissance Architecture, ARC291 Renaissance Architecture and select two (2) of the following:

  • ARCH 250 Italian Cities: History of Urban Design/ARC25 Italian Cities: History of Italian Urban Design
  • ARCH 180 The Built Environment of Florence/ARC 200 The Built Env. of Florence
  • ARCH 210 Landscape Architecture/ARC 260 Hist. & Theory of Landscape Arch.
  • ARCH/HST 240 Architectural History: Villas & Gardens/ARC 300 Italian Villas & Gardens

Interior Design: ITDS 310 Computer Rendering for Interior Design, INT 350 Comp. Rend. for Interior Design and select two (2) of the following:

  • ITDS 320 Lighting Design/INT 330 Lighting Design
  • ITDS 350 Furniture Design /INT 380 Furniture Design
  • ITDS Exhibit Design/INT 390 Exhibit Design
  • ITDS Display Design/INT 370 Concepts and Strategies for Design

Course Requirements in Related Fields (12 Credits)

  • ART169 History of Western Art I/ART180 Art History IOR ITDS Aesthetics of Design/INT 220 Design Theory
  • CSIS 103 Information & Computer Literacy
  • GRAP 185 Visual Design Theory/GRA 190 Found. of Visual Comm. OR GRAP 101 Digital Graphic Techniques Fundamentals/ GRA185 Digital Graphic Techniques


  • ART 101 Fundamentals of Art and Design/PDM 190 Fundamentals of Art & Design: Color Theory OR ART 110 Basic Drawing/PDM 130 Principles of Drawing and Composition

Core / Liberal Studies & Foundation Requirements (30-33 Credits)

Elective Course Requirements (12-18 Credits)

Total Requirement for Graduation (120 Credits)

Marist's bachelor's degree in Interior Design is based at the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM). Our B.F.A. in Interior Design degree program is the only four-year U.S. bachelor degree program in Florence, Italy. Interior Design courses are taught in English by an international faculty. The B.F.A. in Interior Design is not registered as a curriculum that leads to professional licensure. Contact us to learn whether the Marist B.F.A. in Interior Design study abroad degree through the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy is right for you.