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Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

Certified Level 6 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

This Bachelor's Degree will allow you to get familiar with the trades of interior designer and creator of workplaces, commercial stands and displays that promote the company's corporate identity. This program will provide you with the skills required to work in a vast array of domains : architectural space (homes, industrial, commerical, and cultural settings), urban landscaping, architectural heritage, scenography, museography, temporary spaces (fairs, exhibitions, sets, etc.).

Possible status: You can apply to this Bachelor's Degree as an undergraduate student, as part of your continuous education or with a work-study program (apprenticeships or vocational training schemes).

Duration of the course: Three years.

Career Prospects: Whether as a freelancer, an employee or as a consultant for a company or an agency, graduates of this Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design will contribute to the creation of aesthetic spaces and volumes in our everyday lives. When working in a profressional organisation, they will share their expertise as a partner working for a design firm, an interior designer, a set designer assistant, a space layout consultant, or a workspace designer.

Further education: Master’s Degree of Interior Architect - Designer - certified as a level 7 training course by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and recognised as a Master's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture, specialising in either Scenography or Interior Architecture.

Syllabus

The first year of the Bachelor's Degree will allow you to discover the world of design. You will learn the basics of all forms of drawing, familiarize yourself with graphic digital, and 3D design softwares. Last but not least, this first year will help you become acquainted with the different approaches to creativity in spatial design.

The second and third years of the program are centered around vocational learning modules on the one hand and artistic and academic modules on the other. They include conceptual and semantic teachings in relation to spatial design.
These two years are made up of four semesters with a core module and a set of personal development optional courses for each semester to enhance your academic journey.
In second year, the course will allow you to pick a certain number of subjects to enhance your academic journey. For instance, you will be able to pick a subject from a different specialisation, such as graphic design, digital design, video game design or global sustainable design.

As an undergraduate student, you will have to complete an internship for a minimum of 20 weeks during the three years of your Bachelor's degree. A 4-week long internship is required at the end of the first year and 16 other weeks will have to be completed during the second and third years of the degree.

These internships are mandatory and will give you the opportunity to get some first-hand work experience. They will facilitate your integration into working life and make it much easier for you to join multidisciplinary teams and work for a design firm specialised in architecture, interior architechure or design, but also for you to work for design, communications and creative agencies.

  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design / First Year 60
ACADEMIC EDUCATION 8
English
Art History
Methodology
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION 33
Sketch & Illustration
Plastic Arts
Perspective Drawing
Graphic Design
Architecture Studio
DTP
CGI Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics, Specialisation in Architecture
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION 19
Digital and Graphic Design Workshop
Plastic Arts Workshop
Interior Design Workshop
Global Sustainable Design Workshop
Viva
Internship
  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design / Second Year 60
Core Module First Semester
Spatial Scales: the Human Being in all its Dimensions
20
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
General Knowledge
Design and Technology
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
Project Visualisation
Technical Drawing
Descriptive Geometry
English
Core Module Second Semester
Spaces and Contexts
20
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
Semiotics
Design and Technology
Management
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
Project Visualisation
Technical Drawing
Descriptive geometry
English
Personal Development Optional Courses
Shadow and Light: Bringing Poetry to Space 10
Plastic Arts
Visual Arts
General Knowledge
Project Visualisation
Materials and Tangible space 10
Materials and Space Workshop
Plastic Arts
IT
Project Visualisation
Housing and New Lifestyles 10
Workshop: Housing and Services
Workshop: Societal Issues and Perception of Space
History of Visualisation
Societal Analysis and Potential Solutions
3D and Architecture 10
3D Modelling
3D Texturing
Rough Architectural Sketch
Still Image, Moving Image 10
Print & Digital Creative Studio
Plastic Arts
Visual Culture
Typography
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
The Basic Components of Design 10
Workshop
Plastic Arts
Project Visualisation
Print & Digital Design and Production Technologies
Japan-Oriented 10
Osaka/Paris Workshop
Japanese Character Design
Japanese Manga and Anatomy Drawing
Japanese Culture
  ECTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design / Third Year 60
Core Module First Semester
Living
20
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
General Knowledge
Design and Technology
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
Technical Drawing
Descriptive Geometry
English
Core Module Second Semester
Public Infrastructure
20
Architectural Design Studio
Visual Arts
Semiotics
Design and Technology
Management
Physics (Materials Techniques)
IT
BIM - Building Information Modeling
Technical Drawing
English
Personal Development Courses
Urban Planning 10
Workshop
Plastic Arts
IT
Project Visualisation
Global Sustainable Design 10
Culture: History of Eco-Responsability
Culture: Theory of Eco-Responsability
Visualisation Tools: Design Thinking
Visualisation Tools: UX Design
Societal Issues and Perception of Space
TOTAL: 180 ECTS

How to apply

There is a specific admissions procedure to follow to apply to the Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. The International Office is here to support you throughout the application process and remains at your disposal for any request you might have.

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Certifications

Dual degree:

This program grants access to the title of Interior Design Architect, certified at level 6 by the French National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP) pursuant to the ministerial decree of May 17, 2018 published in the Official Journal on May 24, 2018.

Recognised as a Bachelor's Degree by the FEDE (Federation for EDucation in Europe) and IDELart-culture.

An INGO, the FEDE is holding the participatory status with the Council of Europe. It is a European network of higher education and vocational education institutions that shares a common project of high standards, quality and ambition. The FEDE network aims at improving the comprehensibility of the diplomas issued by the schools and fosters student mobility and student exchanges between schools.

Graduation is subjected to the completion and validation of 180 ECTS credits (60 credits per year).

Students enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree are eligible to apply to bilateral student exchange programs.

Testimonials

After getting my vocational school-leaving certificate specialising in visual communications, I applied to Autograf, mainly to study architecture because I loved drawing up plans and perspectives and making models.
To me, the positive aspects of this program are the excellent teaching staff as well as the fact that there aren't too many students in a class. This helped create a good atmosphere among students and it also meant that teachers had more time to dedicate to the students. It was also great for me to have the opportunity to do an internship at the end of the year. It is a key element to this program and it allows you to better understand how a company works. You get to go on construction sites, to familiarize yourself with the various trades that intervene on the site and to take part to real projects where you can put to practice what you've learnt in class.
I then focused on landscaping, because I've always been interested in plants, but also because Magali Fuchs, who's an Architect but also the lead Teacher of the Master's Degree in Interior Design at Autograf, empowered us and gave us the tools to work on landscaping projects. I'm currently enrolled in a Degree in Urban Vegetation Landscape Environmental Management. The work environment is astonishing, we get to work with large vegetation collections, we do many field trips and practical courses.
Robin
RobinBachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
One day, I went to « Kong », it's a restaurant, decorated by Philippe Starck, and it really struck me. I was really impressed by the restaurant's decor. I can even say that this particular moment awakened my creative self. It was fascinating ! At the age of 28, I wanted to know more about decorating, to stop working jobs to finally learn a real trade. Thanks to my previous work experience, I had managed to put aside some money to pay for my education and I joined Autograf and started with the Intensive Preparatory Course in Arts. During the admissions interview, my motivation made up for the fact that I didn't have a large portfolio.
I was scared that I wouldn't fit in or that I wouldn't feel at ease but in the end, it went really well ! I talked a lot with the other students and the teachers also reassured me greatly. It really helped me be more confident.
I then applied to the Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. All teachers are working professionnals and most of them are government-certified architects, so they really know what they're talking about and they support us tremendously. I really appreciated the way Pierre-Yves Graffe, my Project Visualisation teacher, pushed me to go even further and really encouraged me along the way. He made us realise that everyone evolves at their own pace and made sure that we would all be working as a team, that we would communicate, share experience and help each other out instead of seeing ourselves as competitors. As students, we bonded, we liked hanging out together, to check out an exhibition or simply to go out!
I am also grateful of the fact that the school remains very much humane and is capable of treating each student individually on a case by case basis. The academic team was always listening to our needs, ready to accomodate us and always considerate.
I'm very pleased with my education choices and in fact, now I'd like to go even beyond interior design. I'd like to focus on architecture and urban planning which is why I'm preparing to take the School of Architecture's entrance exam next year.
Autograf really opened doors to future opportunities for me.
Sokona
SokonaBachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

After having worked in international trade for years and following an experience in visual merchandising where I had the opportunity to let my creativity express itself on top of some spatial design projects I carried out for some relatives, I felt the need to focus on my first loves. That is, architecture and design, both very tangible.

As such, the Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design offered by AUTOGRAF is particularly relevant, especially when followed within a work-study program. It helped me get a first-hand experience of this trade, essentially because an intership is required at the end of the degree. More importantly, it gave me the opportunity to keep working throughout my education.
This programme taught me the foundations that define space and that allow me to come up with a coherent solution to the customer's problem. I was also able to hone my technical knowledge in perspective drawing and technical visualisation.

My vocational retraining not only changed but also expanded my vision, thanks to the support of my architecture teacher, M. Pierre-Yves and my plastic arts teacher, Nathalie. Together, they made sure I would go all the way till the end. Today, I still want to pursue my training and to be equipped with all the tools I'll need for this trade.

Maria
MariaBachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

Meet your teachers

Gaspard Saint-Macary
Gaspard Saint-MacaryTeacher in spatial design and visualisation at Autograf

Success rate

Class of 2020 Results

73%
Success rate
15%
Resit rate
Repetition rate
10%
Failure rate

Congratulations to all our graduates!

WHAT MAKES AUTOGRAF UNIQUE:
International student exchange programme: Each year, all Interior Design students get to take part to an exchange programme, attending a series of workshops, co-organised with the Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located in Canada.

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