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DESIGNING FUTURE SPACES

Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
DESIGNING FUTURE SPACES
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

Within the dynamic field of interior design education, students are exposed to a wide range of teaching techniques designed to provide a thorough understanding of the discipline while utilizing cutting-edge design technologies. Our Interior Design Level 1 curriculum takes a multifaceted approach, combining hands-on workshops, immersive studio sessions, and traditional lectures to provide students with the information and abilities they need to handle interior design challenges. Studio-based learning, in which students use state-of-the-art digital tools and technology to realize their design concepts while working together on design projects, is fundamental to our educational philosophy. Field visits offer invaluable insights into industry practices and the application of technology in real-world contexts, while workshops provide practical training in design software and digital rendering techniques.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete Interior Design Level 1 will have a basic understanding of space planning and interior architectural design concepts. This understanding facilitates their ability to specify the distribution of spaces within interior design projects. Students gain expertise in creating precise technical drawings that adhere to industry standards by studying 2D CAD designs and using programs like AutoCAD. To successfully communicate design concepts, students also study a variety of media applications and drawing skills. These skills allow them to create numerous perspective views with shading and shadowing. Additionally, students show a minimum level of proficiency with specialized software for practical use in interior design projects, such as Photoshop and InDesign.

In addition, they consider the evolution of art, design, visual culture, item aesthetics, and function throughout history, acquiring knowledge about how historical models impact modern interior design techniques. Finally, students learn about the different types of materials, procurement techniques, codes, and standards used in interior design projects and product requirements. These thorough learning objectives provide students with the fundamental information and abilities needed to pursue interior design employment and future education.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

Working with the industry is very important to us at Istituto Marangoni Miami because it provides our interior design students with invaluable real-world experience and opportunities for professional progress. Our comprehensive interior design program prepares students for success in the workplace by providing them with a deep awareness of market dynamics. The Miami Design District and other luxurious houses have formed over 80 collaborations, providing students with unmatched access to real-world opportunities with industry experts.

Through our interior design courses, students can enhance their classroom learning with hands-on projects, industry-based partnerships, and real-life design challenges. They gain practical experience through immersive industry initiatives, design contests, luxury brand interior design, and brand collaborations. Our committed Career Services team also provides individualized help with job applications, mock interviews, and resume construction.

Beyond traditional classroom learning, our curriculum is designed to provide students with hands-on experiences and industry insights, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the fast-paced interior design industry. Whether students are seeking to establish themselves as independent designers or pursue opportunities within established firms, our program prepares them to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the profession confidently.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

In the heart of the Design District, our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a state-of-the-art, 7-story facility. Every level is designed to accommodate our student’s diverse requirements and provide them with a creative environment that promotes learning and development. With theoretical classrooms, studio laboratories, materials labs, and computer labs furnished with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion, our curriculum offers an all-encompassing learning environment. With these resources, students can successfully learn and produce in all areas of their interior design education.

Students can gradually acquire these tools through their interior design courses and start creating their professional interior design portfolios. Moreover, our extensive virtual and physical library, filled with research materials and necessary references, allows students to understand the theoretical aspect of the discipline. With the design brands in the area, our interior design students also get the chance to learn about industry resources and projects that enhance their education. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule a virtual tour to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you want to apply to our 11-Week Level Courses in Interior Design, Level 1, the first step in the admissions process would be the Online Application. Once completed, a detailed email will be sent with instructions on how to proceed with your registration, document submission, and visa application, if applicable. International students will have further assistance throughout their visa solicitation process with our Designated School Official (DSO). Once your registration has been completed, you will receive instructions about housing options, orientation, and more.

CURRICULUM

Our Interior Design program’s Level 1 provides a thorough overview of the fundamental concepts of space planning and interior architectural design. Students explore the fundamental ideas that support the interior design field through engaging coursework and hands-on learning opportunities. Students who complete this level will have the fundamental knowledge and abilities needed for successful design representation and expression. Students get a solid foundation in the principles of interior design, from comprehending spatial organization concepts to mastering essential design tools and approaches. Students also learn facets of design theory and practice, setting the stage for more research and innovation in the area. In these interior design courses, students can understand partial design principles and analyze architectural spaces, giving them fundamental knowledge about the field. Students gain practical abilities within the architectural and design fields and a solid conceptual framework by combining classroom instruction with hands-on experience.

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INTERIOR DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Interior Design Fundamentals provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the foundational principles and concepts essential to interior design. Students learn spatial organization, design elements and principles, color theory, and spatial analysis. This course equips students with the fundamental knowledge necessary to create well-designed interior spaces that meet client’s needs and preferences while considering factors such as functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability.

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2D CAD DRAWINGS

In the 2D CAD Drawings course, students will master the essential principles and practices in technical drawing necessary for accurate representation in interior design. Through hands-on exercises and practical demonstrations, students will develop proficiency in creating precise and detailed technical drawings that adhere to industry standards. With a focus on spatial planning and layout design, students will be introduced to AutoCAD, a leading software in the field, empowering them to translate their design concepts into digital formats effectively.

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DRAWING TECHNIQUES

In the Drawing Techniques course, students will learn various drawing methods, equipping them with diverse skills essential for visual expression in interior design. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and hands-on practice, students will learn about interior design space planning through drawing techniques applications, ranging from freehand sketching to technical rendering. This will allow them to communicate their design ideas across different mediums effectively.

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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN

Digital design in interior design is a primary focus of this vocational program. In the Introduction to Digital Design course, students will acquire fundamental proficiency in utilizing industry-standard software tools essential for digital representation and graphic communication in interior design. By exploring the capabilities of Photoshop, students will learn to manipulate digital images, enhance photographs, and create visually compelling compositions, enabling them to effectively showcase interior design space planning proposals and communicate their concepts.

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HISTORY OF ART, DESIGN, AND VISUAL CULTURE

In this history of art course, students will discuss the evolution of art, design, and visual culture from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. By tracing the development of art and design through different epochs and cultures, students will gain a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of artistic expression, cultural identity, and societal values. This interior design course will allow students to enhance their interior space planning standards for their future proposals.

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MATERIALS OF INTERIOR DESIGN

In the Materials of Interior Design course, students learn about interior design materials and gain a comprehensive understanding of their role in shaping the built environment. Students will develop a discerning eye for quality, functionality, and aesthetic appeal by examining the properties, characteristics, and material integration of different materials. From textiles and finishes to flooring and furniture, students will learn how to evaluate materials based on durability, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness, ensuring their design solutions are practical and aesthetically pleasing.

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TUITION AND COST

Cost and Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4  Total One Year Program Cost
Tuition and Cost  $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000 $38,000
Campus Fee per Level  $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,000
Digital Resource Fees per Level $350 $350 $350 $350 $1,400
Graduation Fee  N/A N/A N/A $400 $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $12,600 $10,600 $8,600 $9,000 $40,800

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand that each student’s financial situation is unique. That’s why we offer various payment options tailored to the specific program you are applying to. For detailed information about the payment opportunities available for our programs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our representatives. They will be delighted to assist you in finding the best program for you and answer any questions you might have. 

* For a comprehensive overview of our tuition, fees, and refund policy, kindly access and download our catalog for detailed information.
*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

BEYOND
THE CLASSROOM

Internships

A wide range of internships are available to you as a student at Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Interior Design program, many of which are specific to your field of study. Whether your passion lies in creating inspiring interior spaces, crafting innovative design solutions, or exploring the latest trends in the industry, our internship programs are made to support your academic goals and offer priceless practical experience. These internships provide a distinctive combination of hands-on learning and professional growth, putting you on the path to a successful career in interior design. Opportunities include working with prestigious design firms and supporting real-world interior design projects.

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Industry Networking Sessions

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand the value of networking in the field of interior design. We give students exclusive access to essential members of the interior design community and invite them to speak to our students through our ‘In Conversation With’ series. These individuals share their knowledge and ideas, providing insightful advice for budding designers. Furthermore, our instructors, industry events, volunteer programs, and partnerships with luxury design companies offer many networking opportunities for students to broaden their professional horizons and establish significant relationships within the interior design field. Interior Design in Miami provides a thriving career path with many opportunities for emerging designers. With the field experiencing substantial growth, aspiring professionals’ prospects are promising and expansive.

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Design Contests

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we value growth and development through the spirit of competition and experiential learning. Therefore, we urge our students studying interior design to participate in various design competitions. These contests present real-world challenges, from conceptualizing innovative design solutions to collaborating with industry partners on creative projects. By participating in these competitions, students can hone their abilities, demonstrate their talents, and obtain real-world experience—all of which improve their portfolios and position them for success in the competitive world of interior design.

Collaborations

Collaborations with top interior design brands are a priority for Istituto Marangoni Miami, as they give our students vital practical experience and mentorship possibilities. Students get the opportunity to learn about the different facets of the industry through these relationships. Students experience real-world circumstances, learn from industry experts through interior design projects for esteemed customers, and showcase their work in notable publications and exhibitions. Working with industry experts from Kartell, Illulian, Cabana, IIDA, EAST Hotel, West Elm, and more has helped students hone their abilities and understand interior design thoroughly, setting them up for success in this competitive industry.

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MEET OUR
FACULTY

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Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
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Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
read more
Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
read more
Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor

FAQ

What are the learning outcomes of the Interior Design Level 1 courses?
Students get a fundamental understanding of interior architectural design and space planning concepts in Interior Design Level 1. In addition to learning various drawing skills, such as perspective views with shading and shadowing, they also become proficient in technical drawing conventions and software tools for space planning, such as AutoCAD. Through the actual use of programs like Photoshop and InDesign, students also get a foundational understanding of digital design. In addition, they consider how art, design, and visual culture have evolved over time while having a thorough awareness of the materials, procedures, methods of procurement, and industry standards pertinent to interior design projects.
How do I enroll in the 11-Week Level Courses?
To begin your enrollment process in our programs, arrange a meeting with our admissions staff to discuss program details and requirements. Following this discussion, you can submit your online application, with the USD 1000 registration fee deducted from the total tuition. Alongside your application, you will be required to provide the following admission documents: identification, a resume, an English test, a bank statement, and a sponsor letter, if necessary. You will receive comprehensive guidance via email following the meeting with your admissions specialist, who will guide you through the process.
Can international students apply to Istituto Marangoni Miami's 11-Week Level Courses?
Yes, International students can enroll in the 11-Week Level Course. We provide the M1 visa for international students. Our Designated School Official will guide you through the process.
What instructional software is used within the Interior Design program?
Interior space planning softwares within the interior design program are AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion to learn and create in each specific interior design class.
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