INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

3 year course – LEVEL III CERTIFICATION IN INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
MJM INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL OF PARIS, NANTES, RENNES & STRASBOURG – FRANCE


ARCHITECTURE

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.

THE AIM

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.

JOB PROSPECTS

Employee:
– Architectural firm
– In-house
Self-employed:
– Small business
– SARL
Different types of clients include:
– Private individuals (renovation, decoration)
– Businesses (offices, shops, public places)

interior architecture school paris

interior architecture school paris

THE COURSE

COURSE SYLLABUS

Drawing
• Sketches of the space
• Analytical drawing
• Observational drawing
• Value, colour, light
• Architectural drawing
• Perspective

Interior architecture/technology
• Studying and using materials
(plan, base…)
• 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
• English tailored to the course

Volume model
• 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

Infographics
• Autocad and Photoshop software
• 3D software, film animation

 
EDUCATION GOAL

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.

Software used:
• Autocad
• Photoshop

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

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PROJECT

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: 
• Autocad
• Photoshop
• 3DSMax
• Rhinocéros
• InDesign
• 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.

 
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE

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 :
• Autocad
• Photoshop
• 3DSMax
• Rhinocéros
• InDesign

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

 

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How to apply ?

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 !

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