revised: Feb. 26, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
The profession of interior design concerns itself with the design of newly built interior spaces and the transformation of architecture that is already in use. Its major aim is to increase the use and aesthetic value of interior spaces, thereby improving the quality of life in them. Present- day urban renewal projects and the problematic of the conversion of the existing building stock have increased the working ground for interior designers. As a consequence, a rational evaluation of the existing design data and the revelation of their hidden potential have become one of the primary concerns of the profession of interior design. The BİLGİ Interior Design Undergraduate Program sees interior design first and foremost as an intervention to the architectural space, as opposed to purely cosmetic make-up, aesthetic camouflage or ‘decoration’ as yet another component of the fashion industry. The focus of education is on the development of critical skills to evaluate the potential of interior spaces, and on the formulation of creative solutions that are particular to the specific problems. Competent intervention in interior space is ensured by providing the students with the practical knowledge of materials, structural and interior environmental systems and the latest construction and design technologies, as well as by equipping them with contemporary architectural discourse.
BİLGİ Interior Design Undergraduate Program is offering its students the opportunity to obtain two diplomas from BİLGİ and NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), one of the best and most competitive design schools in the world. Students who successfully fulfill the requirements complete their 1st, 2nd and 4th years at BİLGİ and the 3rd year at NABA within a four-year joint curriculum and become eligible for diplomas from both institutions. After the 3rd year at NABA, students will be able to take advantage of NABA’s partnerships and Milano’s professional network and intern in Italy.