3 year course – CSFP (HIGHER EDUCATION VOCATIONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATE)
MJM INTERIOR DESIGN SCHOOL OF PARIS, NANTES, RENNES & STRASBOURG – FRANCE
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION
The decorator is there to add value to a space and to revamp its image. Interior design concerns many different sectors: homes, businesses, hotels, etc..
The designer may develop a specific expertise: merchandising (shop windows and displays), stage design (decoration for a museum, exhibition or show), painting design (frescos or murals) or design for the cinema or theatre. They may also specialise in a specific techniques: table art, wall decoration, furniture, mosaic, pottery painting, etc.
Interior designers use their imagination to breathe new life, warmth and unity into an environment, whilst listening to the needs and wishes of the client.
To introduce the future interior designers to the interaction of « colours, shapes, volumes, materials, light ».
To enable them to explain their ideas graphically and artistically, to give them the opportunity to learn how to draw a technical plan or a perspective free-hand and to design a given space.
The interior design, home design and home staging sectors are expanding rapidly. Interior designers can be found working in cinema, theatre, on television sets, at events, designing sets and scenery, but also in architectural and interior design practices for private individuals or professionals. Designers may be salaried or self-employed.
The rough ambiance classes address drawing, sketches, applying colour (aquarelle crayons, pastels, wash tints and felt-tip pens) as well as perspective (head-on and diagonal).
In the design and arrangement of a space, reading plans (scaling, expansion by hand) and architectural drawings are as important as the rules of harmony and the production of full-scale models.
Classes on new materials provide an introduction to the most commonly used techniques in interior design (Plastazote and its various applications, Forex and its different treatments, Plexiglas, as well as expanding Polystyrene). Interior designers are also required to have a broad knowledge of different styles,
past and present, in terms of objects, as well as colours or harmonies; the study of historical styles (periods, typical furniture, etc.), current trends and knowledge of designers and leading names in design acquired through research and case studies of completed projects, is paramount.
We study varied topics such as table art, large-scale designs, such as facades, or coffee tables and technical know-how particularly in the area of trimmings in relation to interior design.
Decorative painting and its application is addressed through a comprehensive introduction to techniques such as chiquetage, fake marble and its white veins, pietra serena, patinas, fake rust and trompe l’oeil. From the second year,
students are introduced to different software (Photoshop and Autocad) used to assist the work of the interior designer and to contribute to a more professional finished product.
Mood board, roughs, models, shopping lists are also elements applied to interior design and are further developed through each of the case studies presented to the students. During the course, they learn a methodology that is directly applicable to the professional environment. In the third year, they attend classes on Feng Shui, floral art, sociology, marketing management, textile design and work on sizable term projects.
• Drawing – colour
Academic drawing and the live model
Perspective and representation techniques, chromatology and harmony of colours
• Study of materials:
wood, marble, textiles, stone, etc.
decorative deception, aged patinas,
limed, crackling, fake rust, grisaille, polished concretes, etc
Floor and wall coverings
Studying new materials: soft (foam, Plastazote), semi-rigid
(PVC, Forex), transparent (plexiglas), scale models (expanding polystyrene)
• Autocad and Photoshop software
• 3D software: Sketchup
History of art
• Sets of furniture, styles, periods
• History of design
• Museum visits, art galleries thematic exhibitions and shows
• Interior designers, designers, art industry professionals
• Competitions and partnerships
• Designing and fitting out indoor spaces
Project methodology, survey, design and implementation
furniture, creating a project portfolio and representation
• Interior design
Trend books, style boards and shopping list,
moods, socio-styles (contemporary, vintage, ethnic, etc.), home relooking, furniture and accessories,
creating models (interior scene)
• Home staging
Interior design planner, coaching and marketing
Educational goal :
• To upgrade students and to give them a solid foundation
in areas that will develop imagination, sensitivity and mastery of visual expression
• Drawing, techniques and representations
Concrete goal: the project portfolio
• To develop taste, sensitivity and expertise, to present and organise your work
• To highlight your creative and technical attributes
• To master drawing, colour and volume
Educational goal :
• To help students to complete their interior design projects
• Production of interior designs and decorative items
• To master conceptual and physical vocabulary and the oral expression of the project
• To work under professional conditions
Concrete goal: end of year project
Three interior design projects are handled (study and implementation), monitored and presented to a panel of teachers and the end of year project is presented to an external panel of professionals.
• Methodology and approach suitable for the interior design project
• To design and become proficient in the use of representation mediums
• Application of first year knowledge
• To create a project file, graphic representations, volumes and objects
• To be able to identify appropriate forms of communication in accordance with the emotional and functional requirements of the project
Software used :
• Autocad and Photoshop
Concrete goal: the personal portfolio
• To create transversal projects, to present and organise work
• Professional management of the book: interior design projects, apartments, shops, events, stands
• To develop oral fluency and proficiency, to assert the relevance of projects
MJM Graphic Design is a Interior design school in France. You can apply for follow the Interior design program in Paris, Nantes, Rennes & Strasbourg. You will become Interior Designer and make your passion your profession !