3 year course – LEVEL III CERTIFICATION IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
MJM INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL OF PARIS, NANTES, RENNES & STRASBOURG – FRANCE
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION
Playing with volumes, colours, materials and light, the interior architect draws and designs the internal layouts of public and private spaces.
They develop their projects in line with the client’s (shopkeeper, private individual, developer, manufacturer, etc.) wishes and in accordance with budgetary, technical and often regulatory constraints. They pay attention to smallest of details (taps, handles, plinths, etc.). They may also design pieces of furniture. The interior architect imagines and structures public (offices, shops, museums) or private (apartment and house layouts) spaces by playing with volumes, light and materials.
To enhance knowledge, research skills and creativity with the production, from start to finish, of professional projects and to enable students to address all technical and operational facets of a private or shared space. For student to learn how to develop a comprehensive project in the form of sketches that then become technical plans. Each term, students are required to produce a professional portfolio to present their work in as much detail as possible. A portfolio may turn out to be the best ambassador of their talent with their prospective employer.
– Architectural firm
– Small business
Different types of clients include:
– Private individuals (renovation, decoration)
– Businesses (offices, shops, public places)
We start by looking at the basic principles and vocabulary of architecture. The varied classes (design, model making, IT, materials) allow students to quickly acquire the basics of space and volume design. The theoretical component of the course is closely linked to practical application and the students learn to be creative and at the forefront of trends whilst taking into account budgetary and technical constraints.
They draw up a preliminary design report (PDR), which allows the whole project to be approved and then prepare a detailed version (DDR: detailed design report) containing plans, cross-sections and elevations.
They then produce a final project report presenting the different work required for each trade.
Building technology or finishing techniques (plumbing, heating, electricity, ventilation) are addressed together with materials technology (metals, wood, glass, plastics) and are always closely related to architectural elements such as the framework, carcass or joinery.
From the second and third years, the focus of all classes is the design project produced each term. Once the project has been introduced and defined in full, the students tackle all stages of
implementation and create a comprehensive report to accompany the final project.
Each subject is taught in relation to the current project which allows the future interior architects to create sketches, plans using Autocad, a model of the project, representations in perspective and in colour, and to study well-known designs during art history classes, all under the trained eye of their teachers.
• Sketches of the space
• Analytical drawing
• Observational drawing
• Value, colour, light
• Architectural drawing
• Studying and using materials
• Perspective and technical drawing
• Trend boards, colour boards and materials boards
• Electricity, sound and thermal insulation
• Safety standards
• Company consultation reports
• Administrative regulations (highways department)
• Estimates and descriptive quotations
Interior architecture/project design
• Implementation research
• Researching and developing a project,
creating a schedule
• Model circulation
• Aesthetics and functionality
• Inventory report
• PDR (preliminary design report)
• DDR (detailed design report)
• The final project (execution plans, cross-sections, elevations, detailed information)
• Graphic presentation of the project
• Marketing, management
• Visits to professional shows and events
• English tailored to the course
• Design, sculpture, volume
• Studying materials and model materials
• Representing an architectural space:
> Study models
> Concept models
> Presentation models
> Furniture design models
History of art
• History of Architecture and Design
• Visits to museum, art galleries, themed exhibitions
• Autocad and Photoshop software
• 3D software, film animation
Educational goal of interior architecture
To upgrade students and to give them a solid foundation
in areas that will become their tools for understanding and producing an interior architecture project.
Methodology, drawing, technology and representation.
Concrete goal: the project portfolio
• Knowing how to present and organise their work
• Highlighting their technical and creative strengths
• Mastering design, colour and volume
• Preparing for professional interviews
Educational goal :
To help students to complete their interior architecture project.
To master design and representation tools, and oral expression of the project. To work under agency conditions.
Software used in interior architecture class:
• film/animation 3D
Concrete goal: end of course project
Three transversal projects are handled, monitored and presented to a panel of teachers. The end of course project is presented to a panel of external professionals.
To master the design, production and market research phases: the project dossier, company consultation files and quotes, financial analyses.
Educational goal :
To create a project portfolio comprising written and graphic work.
To be able to identify the appropriate forms of communication in accordance with the emotional and functional requirements of the project.
Software used :
Concrete goal: personal portfolio
• Execution of transversal projects, presentation and organisation of work;
• Professional management of the portfolio: interior architecture projects, renovations, private, public and commercial spaces, urban design and furniture projects
• Developing oral proficiency and fluency, asserting the pertinence of projects
MJM Graphic Design is a interior architecture school in France. You can apply for follow the interior architecture program in Paris, Nantes, Rennes & Strasbourg. You will become interior architect and make your passion your profession !