One Year Course

Practical Master in

Interior Design

Milan, September / December 2019

Milano, gennaio / aprile 2020


Do you want to become an interior designer?
With the One Year Course Practical Master in Interior Design organized by IDI in collaboration with the Studio Marco Piva you can learn advanced design techniques, learning to manage an interior design project in all its phases, from concept, to CAD design and to the communication and marketing of the final product. The weekend formula of the course also allows students and workers to take part easily, for a training course over a whole year.

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interior design


What you will learn:

Design of living spaces

Design of commercial spaces

Plants and problems

Communication and creation of a brand

Materials and furnishing accessories

Software Tues progettazione

The training process

Practical Master in Interior Design

Il Practical Master in Interior Design ha come obiettivo quello di formare professionisti in grado di seguire l’intero iter progettuale e si concretizza in un workshop all’interno del quale i partecipanti affronteranno l’ambito della progettazione di interni.
Giving shape to contemporary spaces requires competence and taste and for this reason the interior design it must respond not only to the need for comfort and individual expression, but also to aggregation and efficiency, identity creation and communication impact.
During the realization of the Project Work, the student will have the possibility to put into practice the skills acquired during the classroom phase, consolidating the acquired knowledge. He will develop an interior design project starting from the concept and the technical and material choices, passing through the study of colors, lights, up to volumes and surfaces, thus having a complete perception of the changes taking place on the market and learning to read the signs that anticipate new trends.
Spaces that fall within the scope ofinterior design, oltre a quelli più tradizionali della casa e degli uffici, comprendono anche gli spazi commerciali, spazi dell’ospitalità.
The path of the Practical Master will be divided into classroom design activities with a plus: the ability to interface, as well as with IDI teachers also with professionals of the Studio Marco Piva, all’interno del quale si svolgeranno le lezioni del sabato.

Job opportunities

The knowledge acquired during the Practical Master in Interior Design they will allow the student to practice successfully with companies in the furniture sector, or in professional design and architecture offices; he can become an industrial designer, product designer or interior designer in studios and furniture stores. Alternatively, he can choose to work as a freelancer by creating his own projects on specific customer request.

Topics Covered

  • Historical Background on Interior Design
  • Innovative changes and trends in the sector
  • Project consistency
  • The importance of building unique and distinctive spatial areas
  • Communicate the project
  • The hospitality and hospitality sector and wellness areas
  • Logistics and flows in relation to different types of spatial use
  • Design of living spaces
  • Design of exhibition and commercial spaces
  • The choice of material during the design phase
  • Combination of styles
  • Color Design and color interactions
  • Lighting Design: light as a tool for characterizing the landscape in the commercial and residential sectors
  • New technologies at the service of lighting design
  • Software Tues progettazione

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Programme Stages

  • Preliminary lessons: texts + online platform
  • Classroom phase: 150 hours of lessons in the weekend formula from September to December
  • Project work: realization of a project (3 months)
  • Stage of internship: 3 months at partner companies in the region of interest of the participant
  • Max. Participants: 18

How to apply

  • Fill out the information request form and we will contact you within a few days. In the selection of candidates will be considered the school and work CV, in addition to the motivational letter produced; it is possible to support the candidacy with a portfolio of previous works. Considering these elements, the examining board will communicate the result of the selection and admission to the Course / Master, by submitting the registration form.


  • Opportunity of financing the enrollment fee;
  • Professional orientation meeting during the classroom stage;
  • CV video realization during full-immersion;
  • CV revision and updating for sending it to companies in the design sector at the end of the training process;
  • Reports of accommodation facilities in areas adjacent to the venue of the classroom stage.

Marco Piva Studio - Interior Design


  • Marco Piva
    Marco Piva Architect and Interior Designer
    Marco Piva, a graduate of the Milan Polytechnic, was a founding member of Studiodada Associati, one of the most famous design studios of the Radical Design period. From the beginning he works in Italy and abroad for architectural, interior and industrial design projects, receiving numerous awards and recognitions. From 1987 to 1990 is a member of the Chairmanship Board of ADI, Association for Industrial Design. In 1987 he founded IDA, International Design Agency, Italian interface for a World Design Network system. In the 1990 opens the Studio that still bears his name. From 1988 to 1991 is Italian commissioner at the European Community for the Sprint Project for innovation and technology transfer. With German, French and English designers, sociologists and marketing experts he founds EDEA (European Design Expert Association), a strategic consultancy firm for Design. From 1997 to 2002 coordinates Hot Group (Hotel Technologies Group), the first interdisciplinary group of companies specializing in technologies for the Hotel and the Contract. In the 2001, his experience in strategic consulting in the field of design and hotellerie culminates in consulting for the Contract sector of Federlegno Arredo. Since the 1999 this remarkable activity has been combined also with teaching, in prestigious universities both in Italy and abroad, as well as: coordination of the post-graduate Master's degree at the Politecnico di Milano, the Polytechnic School of Design and the European Institute of Design in Milan. In 2002 constitutes "Atelier Design", atelier of the Studio, research and development center for industrial design. From 2007 to 2009 he is scientific curator of Italian Contract Design Industry, a project by Federlegno Arredo. Since 2010 actively participates in the academic offerings of the prestigious De Tao Masters Academy universities in Beijing and the Tongji University in Shanghai, where he held several lectures. From 2016 he is a lecturer in the first level University Master in Interior Design at the Milan Polytechnic.
  • Armando Bruno
    Armando Bruno Interior and Product Designer
    Armando Bruno is a partner and CEO of Studio Marco Piva. Among the various architect activities, he teaches at the Polytechnic of Milan, SPD Polytechnic School of Design, Tongji University_Shanghai, Shenzhen University_Shenzhen, Tsinghua University_Shenzhen, Barreira A + D_Valencia and collaborates with SDA Bocconi and other international universities. He has been a member of several juries, is a member of the coordination committee of the ADI Design Department and of the thematic committee of ADI Design Index candidates, coordinates the Young & Design award from the 2015. He has collaborated with some fashion brands such as Aspesi, Bvlgari, Jil Sander, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni and MSGM. He was the founder and artistic curator of the Spaziootto gallery in Milan. He is the founder and director of the BrUTO magazine.
  • Flavio Mirabella
    Flavio Mirabella Interior Designer
    Flavio Mirabella is an Interior Designer who works with Studio Marco Piva from the 2014. Graduated in Design at the Rome University of Fine Arts, he develops projects for private residences, hotels, business centers and shorooms in Italy and abroad. He has collaborated on various projects such as WantGo Shopping Center (Xian, China), The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel (Rome, Italy), Leonardo Helicopters showroom (Malpensa, Italy), a prestigious private house on different levels in Mumbai (India ), the Casa Alitalia VIP lounge (Fiumicino Airport - Rome, Italy), the Vimar showroom (Marostica, Italy), the 5 hotel stars Forum El Djazair (Algiers, Algeria).
  • Marco Colletti
    Marco Colletti Engineer and Interior Designer
    Marco Colletti is an engineer who works with Studio Marco Piva from the 2015. Graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture at the Polytechnic of the University of Palermo, he continues with a Masters in Interior Design at the Polytechnic of Milan. He has designed homes, hotels and business centers in Italy and abroad. His most revealing projects include private villas from Beverly Hills to Shanghai, but also: Crystal Tower (Yancheng, China), Dianshan Lake Resort (Shanghai, China), Marina Forum El Djazair (Algiers, Algeria), the Designing the Complexity exhibition ( Exhibition on the occasion of the Venice Biennale), and the Houses of the Prince in Milan.


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