Architecture & Interior
The interior design and architecture courses are a part of the ArtEZ Institute of Architecture in Arnhem and Zwolle. Lessons of all the interior design and architecture courses are given in Dutch.
Bachelor Interior Design
As an interior architect, you will design spaces for people: spaces where they feel good. To do this, you must have plenty of knowledge and skills at your disposal. You should also be able to present and illustrate your designs, have a mastery of technical aspects and the ability to communicate with clients. Moreover, you will need to identify with the world of the future users. All of these facets are covered by this course.
Associate Degree Interior Designer
This course is specifically intended for students with a Dutch MBO qualification. The Interior Designer Associate Degree involves a two-year course that is concluded with a recognised qualification: the Interior Designer Associate Degree. It closely resembles the first two years of our four-year Interior Design Course. After graduating, AD Interior Designers find creative positions amongst the more exclusive home furnishing shops, label showrooms, the editorial teams of magazines, interior builders, project developers, fair organisations and estate agents. With an associate degree, you will also be able to enter the third year of the Interior Design Bachelor’s Course without any delays.
Master of Interior Architecture
This Master’s is a broadly based, practice-oriented course where you will learn how to produce a design in complex situations. Each year, the Institute selects a limited number of students. The course’s personal approach means that a great deal of attention is focused on developing your own vision of the profession.
The main theme of the Interior Architecture Master’s Course is “Corpo-Reality”; this refers to your responsibility when designing spaces where people will live and work. This philosophy has been developed in three dimensions: the physical, the social and the reflective.
During your course, you will draw up an individual route plan (the reflective dimension) where you will develop your ideas about studying and your future profession. The route plan will imbue your course and the projects with a sense of direction. Research is an important component in this route plan, and you will formulate your research question in consultation with the tutors.
At the design studios (the physical dimension) you will work individually on various projects where much attention will be devoted to lighting, construction techniques and the use of sustainable materials. In addition, for the case study (the social dimension) you will be collaborating with the other students on, for instance, an actual assignment involving recycling or collective clients. Other disciplines are represented here by, for example, an environmental psychologist, a visual artist or a social demographer. Moreover, you will attend theory classes that emphasise the relationship between recent developments in interior architecture and its history. Technical skills - such as being familiar with regulations, building physics and installation techniques - are covered by combining design studios with guest lectures and workshops. In this way, the course prepares you for what are now becoming increasingly complex design assignments.
Master of Architecture
During this four-year Master’s course, you will work for three or four days each week at an architectural firm. Fridays and Saturdays will be spent at the Institute of Architecture, which maintains a favourable staff-student ratio and an individual approach.
This Master’s comprises a professional architects’ course that focuses on the process of “making”. In the fourth year, you will graduate with an individual design. Your degree will give you the right to have your name added to the Dutch architects’ register.