1 year Master of the Politecnico di Milano 17th edition - Starting date: March 16th 2020 Academic training + internship

Work place

Interiors and the Workplace
Virtual work and real humanity. Toward the ubiquitous office: the architecture of omnipresent work. Smart buildings. Integrated interior design. Furnishing scenarios. Interior architecture and the psychology of the workplace.
Work Environments and Communication
Archetypes of work: the factory from manufacturing model to space-age myth. From the office building to the mobile office. General workplace requirements. Climate control and environmental comfort. Articulated spaces, built-in equipment, and interpersonal relations. Communication as a cross-cultural factor. The evolution of organizations: forms and locations of the new job. Architecture, the environment, and information technology. Indoor environment and natural environment. The search for the module: kind and amount of space. New formal features. Smart materials. Interior design and industrial design. Case studies.

Interiors are one of the areas of design which is undergoing the fastest transformation. Today interior design includes and goes far beyond the traditional definition of the intimate components of architecture. An evolution which is changing both professional practices and careers.

Characteristics and aims

MID University Master's in Interior Design - tenth edition – is the offspring of the collaboration between POLI.design, Consortium of Politecnico of Milan, and SPD - Scuola Politecnica di Design. It is a graduate Master’s course  course with a complete advanced educational programme which brings together the experience of two major academic institutions in Italy.
The educational pathway includes lessons and interniship at selected compagnie and offers 60 university credits (CFU) acknowledged by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research). After the successful completion of the course, the 1st level University  Master’s diploma of the Politecnico di Milano will be awarded.
The Master’s course offers an advanced education programme with a professional orientation. The training pathway is a synthesis of theoretical knowledge, research, project based activities and professional practice. Project experiences which develop full interior design skills with a focus on both private and public spaces from offices to hotels and entertainment centers. Interiors are intended as relational spaces, designed to organize all of our human activities creating engagement on a physical, emotional, social level.
The Content staff, selected among the Politecnico di Milano and SPD’s faculties, is made up of designers, university researchers and professionals from different sectors.