International MA programme Interior Architecture
The contemporary world is characterised by complexity and rapid change, affecting also the profession of an interior architect. Our programme is based on the principle that a set of design skills, in the narrow sense of the term, is not sufficient for interior architects/spatial designers to be successful in their profession. They also need to understand the broader context and be able to adjust their solutions to the changing situations.
Our curriculum is divided in two main axes:
- The first, so-called ‘hi-tech’ axis deals with the interaction between spaces and people, and the ways high technology and smart materials help improve that interaction.
- The second, so-called ‘low-tech’ axis is based on the notion that if we have good knowledge of our surrounding broader contexts, such as climate, nature, economy and culture, and their interrelationship, then rich imagination and primitive materials are all we need to create fresh quality spaces.
During the first academic year, students will be participating in the projects on both axes to an equal extent. The second academic year will be dedicated to the master’s project. With the entire process, we are creating opportunities for students to find and train their personal creative expression.
The overall objective of the Master’s curriculum is to prepare an independent creative person, who is able to create personalised three-dimensional environments, combining architecture, design, art and technology into a coherent whole and lead the implementation of their interior architecture projects.
The curriculum provides skills to analyse critically, develop, and experiment with the different aspects of the creation of spatial environment and helps to develop a personal creative approach. It focuses on providing in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for qualified professional work with the aim of preparing the students with skills to create interior architecture projects independently.
There’s no tuition fee for the interior architecture Master’s programme
- Application (submitted through Dream Apply by 3 May 2017)
- 50€ application fee
- Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture or a related subject
- Official, notarised transcript of records (translated into Estonian, English or Russian)
- Proof of English proficiency: FCE or CAE, IELTS 5.5+ or TOEFL 70+
- Copy of the data page of your passport or ID card
- Essay on possible Master thesis topics (2 to 3 topics, max 1500 characters, pdf format)
- Assignment: Short video of a spatial intervention carried out by the applicant in a public space, with the goal of drawing attention to a common spatial problem. It is important to showcase the essence of the problem before intervention, the process of the intervention and the possible change created by user reactions. Both indoor and outdoor problems can be investigated. The amount of material used for the intervention is not important; the clip will be assessed on the relevance of the problem selected and the comprehensiveness of the summary of results. If needed, diagrams, text or other visual material can be used in the clip. The message of the clip is more important than the production; material filmed and edited with a mobile phone is also suitable. Please upload the video to YouTube, Vimeo or another video-sharing site and provide a link to the clip in your essay.
Interior Architecture Department
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