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CREATING FUTURE INTERIORS

Teaching Methods
Learning Outcomes
Industry Engagement
Facilities and Resources
How To Apply
CREATING FUTURE INTERIORS
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

In the ever-evolving field of interior design education, students participate in various instructional strategies designed to give them a thorough grasp of the subject, including using state-of-the-art design technologies. With a combination of traditional lectures, in-depth studio sessions, and practical workshops, students get the information and abilities needed to handle interior design challenges. One of the central tenets of interior design education is studio-based learning, which encourages students to use the newest digital tools and technology to realize their ideas while working together on design projects.

While field visits offer invaluable insights into industrial processes and technology implementation in real-world contexts, workshops provide hands-on training in design software and digital rendering techniques. Learning interior design and its intricacies can be a hurdle, yet our individualized education allows students to dive deep into the discipline and succeed.

Students are also exposed to the cutting edge of design innovation through guest lectures and industry partnerships, which guarantees they stay up to date on new developments in technology and business trends. By adopting these varied pedagogical approaches, students become adept in design technology and foster a comprehensive understanding of interior design, equipping them for success in a rapidly changing field.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Interior Design program emerge with a broad range of abilities and knowledge that are critical for success in the interior design sector. Students gain proficiency in industry-standard design software and master fundamental interior architecture principles, from material selection to spatial layout planning, through immersive learning experiences. Through their design projects, students can gain expertise in the field. Moreover, this empowers them to realize their creative visions through renderings and presentations of professional caliber. Through design challenges and studio projects, students develop their creative problem-solving skills and gain the ability to construct innovative solutions customized to meet their clients’ diverse needs.

Group projects and presentations help develop cooperation and communication skills, and networking events and industry expert exposure offer insightful perspectives and contacts. Sustainable design methods are also emphasized, allowing students to incorporate environmental responsibility into their design efforts. Students build a complete portfolio of their work during the program, demonstrating their technical ability, originality, and professional development. Students hone their portfolios under knowledgeable instructors’ and mentors’ direction to present their distinct design visions and expertise to prospective companies and clients. This program will allow students to understand the intricacies of showcasing design in Miami and beyond.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we value working with the industry to give our interior design students access to possibilities for professional growth and priceless real-world experience. Our extensive interior design program offers students a thorough understanding of market dynamics and prepares them for professional success. With over 80 established partnerships with luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond, students have unparalleled access to real-world scenarios and professionals in the field.

Through our interior design courses within the curriculum, students can improve their classroom learning through practical projects, industry-based collaborations, and real-life design difficulties. Through brand alliances, design contests, luxury brand interior decorating, and immersive industry projects, they obtain real-world experience. Our committed Career Services team also provides individualized help with job applications, mock interviews, and resume construction.

We ensure that our interior design graduates are equipped to succeed in the competitive labor market and start rewarding careers in the field by bridging the gap between academics and industry. This program is the perfect platform for those interested in starting an interior design career. Opportunities at Istituto Marangoni Miami go beyond the classroom, preparing our graduates for success in the fast-paced interior design industry.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a cutting-edge, 7-story building in the center of the Design District. Every level is planned to meet the various needs of our students, offering them a creative space that fosters learning and growth. Our program provides a comprehensive learning environment comprising theory classrooms, studio labs, materials labs, and computer labs equipped with industry-standard software like AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion. These tools empower students to learn and create effectively in every aspect of their interior design coursework.

Students can progressively learn with these tools within their program design courses and start building their professional interior design portfolio. These include a comprehensive library, both physical and virtual, stocked with essential references and research materials. Our interior design students also have the opportunity to learn about industry materials and projects that enhance their learning experience through luxury design houses near the area. To learn more about our facilities and resources, feel free to visit our Miami campus or schedule a virtual tour to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you are interested in applying to our One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design, the first step you should take 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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Interior Space Planning

Students gain a fundamental understanding of space planning and interior architecture and master the essential tools for representation and expression. They learn about the theoretical aspects of interior space planning and apply them to real-life scenarios in class under the mentorship of their professors.

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Design Process Implementation

Through practical application, students learn to implement design processes and methodological approaches, crafting complete interior design proposals tailored to specific briefs. Through case study analysis, students will understand how to create a professional proposal and will be proficient in making complex designs.

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Contemporary Design Synergy

Exploring advanced concepts, students extend their knowledge in interior design project development, emphasizing research, analysis, and the formulation of innovative design ideas. By acquiring investigative and representational tools, students sharpen their ability to conceptualize and execute cutting-edge design solutions.

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User-Centered Experience

Students will learn to connect design elements with user-centered experiences, emphasizing the architectural interpretation of sensorial design intentions through materials, lighting, and color. Through hands-on projects and experiments, students gain insights into creating aesthetically pleasing environments that are functionally and emotionally enriching for occupants.

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Architectural Integration

Students hone their talents in developing immersive and powerful interior designs by mastering the use of color, lighting, and materials in various architectural settings. With this thorough understanding of architectural integration, students are better equipped to creatively and innovatively solve the wide range of demands and difficulties the interior design sector faces.

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PROGRAM SPECIFICS

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CREDENTIAL

One-Year Vocational Program Certificate of Completion

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

DURATION

12 months

MODALITY

Full-time, On Campus

CREDITS

Non-Credit Program

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 interior design field. We give students exclusive access to important 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 in interior design. Interior Design in Miami provides a thriving career path with 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 competition and experiential learning. Therefore, we urge our interior design students 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 scenarios, 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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TUITION AND COST

Costs and Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 One Year Program
Tuition and Cost  $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000 $38,000
Semester Campus Fees  $250 $250 $250 $250 $250
Semester Digital Resource Fees $350 $350 $350 $350 $350
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 are aware that every student has a different financial condition. Because of this, we provide a range of payment alternatives based on the program you are applying to. Please make an appointment with one of our financial advisors for more information on the payment options offered for our programs. They will be happy to help you choose the ideal payment plan that fits your academic and financial objectives.

 

* 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.

CURRICULUM

The goal of the One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design is to grant students a comprehensive understanding of the key techniques to create compelling design proposals for the future of the interior design industry. This program serves as an interior design training program that offers students the skills and knowledge to succeed in this dynamic field. Students will explore various design principles, spatial planning, color schemes and theory, materials selection, and home decoration courses while also gaining practical experience in interior technology, decorative elements, and creating 2D and 3D design presentations showcasing interior decor, interior components, and design functionality.

These Interior Design courses in the program offer introductory concepts and gradually advance into more experienced topics and techniques. Take a look at the program breakdown:

level 1
INTERIOR SPACE PLANNING
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Interior Design Fundamentals

Explore the principles and techniques used to design the distribution of spaces within an interior design project, encompassing the strategic arrangement of rooms, circulation paths, functional zones, and spatial relationships to optimize functionality, flow, and aesthetic coherence.

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2D CAD Drawings

Develop your knowledge of and ability to use technical drawing conventions necessary for accurate depiction in architecture and interior design projects. Learn the principles of AutoCAD space planning and become proficient with the tools and methods required to produce accurate and comprehensive architectural drawings, such as floor plans and elevations.

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Drawing Techniques

Learn how to apply different drawing techniques, understand diverse media, and execute multiple perspective views with shading and shadowing.

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Introduction to Digital Design

Demonstrate basic competence in using dedicated software such as Photoshop and InDesign for practical application.

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History of Art, Design, & Visual Culture

Reflect on the development of art, design, visual culture, object aesthetics, and function from historical precedents to the 19th century.

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Materials of Interior Design

Understand the use of various materials and processes, procurement methods, codes, and standards as applied in product specifications and project implementation.

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Design Project I

Apply design methodology to an interior design project involving a small commercial or two-story residential typology. Integrate functional efficiency, aesthetic harmony, spatial organization, and sustainable practices to create a unified and welcoming space that meets the individual needs and preferences of the space’s occupants or users.

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Interior Graphic Standards

Learn how to create scaled technical drawings accurately representing furniture arrangements and space divides in interior design projects. Construct accurate and comprehensive plans, elevations, and sections while adhering to industry standards and specifications to successfully convey design intent and specifications.

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Digital Rendering Techniques

Learn how to accurately represent materials, textures, and lighting in interior rooms using digital interior perspective views and sophisticated rendering techniques. Develop your ability to produce immersive visualizations that accurately capture the atmosphere and personality of the location, improving presentation quality and bringing design concepts to life.

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Intermediate Digital Design

Display your skill at creating complex color schemes, dynamic charts, thorough material boards, and extensive specification binders using digital tools. Develop your proficiency with software programs to create visually stunning and technically sound design presentations, which will improve your ability to convey design ideas.

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3D Digital Modelling

Demonstrate your proficiency using 3D software to create realistic interior designs. Use 3D software to design and create realistic interior rooms with furniture, lighting, and textures, among other components, to produce visually appealing and spatially accurate representations.

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History of Art, Design & Visual Culture II

Reflect on the development of art, design, visual culture, object aesthetics, and function from the late 19th century to the present. Examine how historical conditions have impacted artistic expression and visual communication in various cultural situations as you delve into the relationship between art and society.

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SYNERGY UNIT
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Research and Concept Development

Demonstrate the incorporation of evidence-based design as a fundamental approach to carrying out in-depth investigation and analysis, understanding the boundaries of modern design techniques. Examine how research findings and empirical data are applied to inform design decisions at every level of the process, from the creation of concepts to their ultimate execution.

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Design Project II

Combine data from different sources to thoroughly examine the work of a few chosen practitioners. Apply critical evaluation techniques to compare and contrast the approaches and methodologies used by the practitioners. Through this process, demonstrate your ability to critically assess design practices and articulate informed perspectives on contemporary design discourse.

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Design Project II Lab

Utilize the methodical approach discussed to build a fully realized interior design project that includes all necessary elements. Use a methodical and iterative design process to create a coherent concept, spatial layout, material selection, and furniture arrangement.

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Lighting Design

Examine light sources’ role in designing high-quality surroundings and spaces, focusing on how lighting affects architecture and interior design. Use technical support documentation to create lighting situations that improve atmosphere, aesthetics, and functionality. Conduct thorough study and testing to determine suitable lighting solutions for particular design settings, considering elements like illumination levels, color temperature, artificial light, and natural light.

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Advanced Digital Design

Learn the skills of using different CAD softwares to produce complex 2D technical drawings and thorough 3D volumetric studies while adhering to accepted drawing practices. Use CAD platforms’ sophisticated features and functions to depict places and objects precisely by adding material specifications, comments, and measurements for your final design proposals.

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Design for Sustainability

Identify the principles of design for sustainability as they impact the design selection, decisions, construction, and implementation. Examine socio-cultural viewpoints that shape design projects, and learn the new techniques to design and create sustainably.

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Sensorial and Experiential Design

Use experiential and sensory design principles to create user-centered spaces that improve well-being. Emphasize the importance of incorporating all available senses to create immersive and captivating experiences in the designed place, including sight, sound, touch, smell, and even taste. By prioritizing user comfort, satisfaction, and emotional connection, strive to create environments that promote relaxation, productivity, and overall wellness.

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Industry-Based Learning

Display your mastery of design by skillfully combining components, technical elements, and interior graphic standards in practical settings. Utilize newly learned information and abilities to produce thorough design solutions that adhere to industry norms and specifications. Emphasize the value of accuracy, attention to detail, and following set standards in creating interior designs of a professional caliber.

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Design and Presentation Lab

To create realistic visuals with intricate materials and dramatic lighting effects, apply cutting-edge rendering techniques. Utilize industry-standard software tools to produce realistic renderings that capture spatial characteristics and design concepts. Create captivating images that successfully convey the planned space’s ambiance, mood, and functioning by experimenting with material textures, finishes, and lighting configurations. To improve the quality of presentation materials and raise the overall visual impact of design concepts, emphasize depiction with realism and attention to detail.

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Business of Interior Design

Discuss the various careers that cross over art and design and the other affiliated disciplines in textiles, furniture, lighting design, LEED accreditation, and construction management, among many others. Through case studies and industry insights, gain a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectedness of roles and responsibilities within the interior design business and explore the pathways for professional growth and specialization in this dynamic field.

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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
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
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

CAREER PATHS

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Interior Designer

Experts in this field collaborate closely with clients to produce aesthetically beautiful and functional interior environments. They create design concepts, choose fabrics, furniture, and color palettes, and supervise the execution of design schemes.

Home Designer

Residential designers specialize in interior design for homes and private dwellings. After comprehending the homeowners’ requirements and preferences, they create customized places that capture their sense of style and way of life.

Commercial Designer

Commercial designers specialize in interior design for business buildings, including offices, shops, restaurants, and hotels. They follow architectural laws and regulations and prioritize functionality, branding, and user experience.

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Creating aesthetically pleasing and functional kitchen and bathroom designs is the specialty of kitchen and bath designers. To design spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, they take into account elements like layout, storage, and fittings.

Sustainable Designer

Sustainable designers prioritize interior environments that have the least adverse environmental effects. They apply eco-friendly design concepts, energy-efficient technologies, and sustainable materials in their projects.

Furniture Designer

Furniture designers specialize in creating original, cutting-edge furniture for homes and businesses. They work with manufacturers to make their concepts a reality and guarantee that they adhere to quality and safety regulations.

Set Designer

Create sets for movies, TV shows, plays, and other events in the entertainment sector. They work with production teams and directors to create immersive environments that enhance storytelling.

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CAREER PATHS

Interior Designer

Experts in this field collaborate closely with clients to produce aesthetically beautiful and functional interior environments. They create design concepts, choose fabrics, furniture, and color palettes, and supervise the execution of design schemes.

Home Designer

Residential designers specialize in interior design for homes and private dwellings. After comprehending the homeowners’ requirements and preferences, they create customized places that capture their sense of style and way of life.

Commercial Designer

Commercial designers specialize in interior design for business buildings, including offices, shops, restaurants, and hotels. They follow architectural laws and regulations and prioritize functionality, branding, and user experience.

Kitchen and Bath Designer

Creating aesthetically pleasing and functional kitchen and bathroom designs is the specialty of kitchen and bath designers. To design spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, they take into account elements like layout, storage, and fittings.

Sustainable Designer

Sustainable designers prioritize interior environments that have the least adverse environmental effects. They apply eco-friendly design concepts, energy-efficient technologies, and sustainable materials in their projects.

Furniture Designer

Furniture designers specialize in creating original, cutting-edge furniture for homes and businesses. They work with manufacturers to make their concepts a reality and guarantee that they adhere to quality and safety regulations.

Set Designer

Create sets for movies, TV shows, plays, and other events in the entertainment sector. They work with production teams and directors to create immersive environments that enhance storytelling.

explore all programs
CAREER PATHS

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.Our fashion and design vocational programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami give students access to various fulfilling professional opportunities in the fast-paced fields of interior design, fashion, and other related fields. Through a progressive curriculum, practical training, and industry collaborations, our students are prepared with the knowledge and abilities needed to be successful. Our individualized aid through our Career Service department ensures that all students are given the necessary tools for their success. Interior Design graduates from Istituto Marangoni Miami are excellently prepared to embark on fulfilling careers in the field. Our institution is dedicated to assisting them in exploring the diverse pathways to achieve their professional goals.

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FAQ

What is the duration of the One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design?
The duration of the One-Year Vocational Program in Interior Design is 12 months in total. The program is divided into 4 levels, each level lasting 11 weeks, with a two-week break in between.
What are the eligibility criteria for enrolling in the program?
For the One-Year Vocational Program, the eligibility criteria is the following: 18 years or above or a high school graduate, valid ID, updated resume, English Test (if applicable).
Can I apply for the program if I have no prior experience in Interior Design?
Prior experience is optional for the one-year vocational program. If a prospective student has experience yet still wishes to study this program, we can offer a level placement based on an assessment of their resume, interview, and, most importantly, their professional portfolio.
Are there opportunities for volunteer work and industry experience in this program?
Volunteer work and industry opportunities are offered during this program. Students get an email from career services throughout their studies informing them of the available offers at that moment in time. Students are able to apply if the job is available for them and also relates to their area of interest.
Are there any networking or industry engagement opportunities provided as part of the program?
Through our brand partnerships, students have the opportunity to participate in business case studies, get to know and listen to industry professionals, create relationships with their professors who are professionals in the field and more.
Can international students apply for the program, and what are the visa requirements?
International students are able to apply to the One-Year Vocational Program in Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni Miami. The visa requirements would be a copy of a valid passport, resume, english test, bank statement showcasing double the amount or more of the tuition, and a sponsor letter, if applicable. After all documents have been submitted, we will issue your I-20 and give you detailed instructions to follow for the visa application.
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