5 -Year Program in Interior Architecture & Product Design
Course 1 in Interior Architecture & Product Design : 3 years – 180 ECTS
Course 2 in Interior Architecture & Product Design : 2 years – 120 ECTS
Total : 5 years – 300 ECTS
The trades of interior architect and designer have evolved in recent years. Those professionals should be able to arrange public spaces, commercial or private, design furniture and objects, develop scenography projects, imagine exhibitions, etc.
Secondly, a complementary relationship between architects and interior designers has developed. Indeed, the technical stipulations and increasing regulations monopolize more architects. As a result, parts of their old missions are now carried out by the interior designers. Both professionals now have more responsibilities, are on equal footing, and require the same level of education, typically 5 years.
The CAD classes in Interior Architecture, Product Design and scenography as well as the workshops are led by architects, interior designers, set designers and other designers, who are all renown professionals in their specialty.
The goal of the CAD is to open the capacities of its students, so that they may address different types of projects similar to those they will encounter in their future careers: providing or transforming public spaces, commercial or private; drawing furniture, objects, lighting, etc; designing and implementing signature projects, communication architecture, scenography for imagined exhibitions, etc.; making theatrical scenery; other projects in organic, eco-friendly architecture.
Theoretical and technical concepts are acquired as these themes are explored.
The design of objects and furniture is particularly well-developed at the CAD. Indeed, students must imagine and produce up to 3 prototypes per year.
In addition to excellent observational qualities and the ability to find and analyze information, the INTERIOR DESIGNER must first be a creator. He should direct the various trades, subcontractors or manufacturers, in addition to control prices, deadlines and good workmanship.
Creativity and discipline are the keys to future success!
The CAD teaches its students to address all of these aspects of the profession. This richness and relationship with the reality of business enables our graduates to easily find, at the end of their studies, excellent internships, which usually lead to a professional engagement.
The Annick Buchet Award
The Annick Buchet Award is a design award that aims to encourage the promotion of outstanding projects of furniture or objects created by students in interior architecture & product design.