Interior Architecture & Design (3 years course / 5 days a week)

Interior Architecture & Design (3 years course / 5 days a week)

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What to Study

With interior design as the center, we aim to nurture designers that are able to handle a wide range from furniture to construction.

How is our living space designed? The answer to this question, is "DESIGN". Design is necessary for from chairs we sit on everyday to public buildings. That is, not only space itself but also the stuffs in the space need to be designed.

In Interior Architecture & Design , students are taught how to design comfortable space and products through a variety of project works and firsthand experience. They are expected to learn theories that will help them to be creative, communication skills to express their creativity and describe their work to others as a professional designer.

We believe it is very important for students to faithfully learn the above in order to work as a professional designer in future, along with building a firm connection between "the head" and "the hands".

How to Learn

First develop the base, and then awake a drive and creativity.

The curriculum consists of Design Module, Critical Studies Module and Communication Skills Module. Among them, Design Module and Critical Studies Module are taught through tutorial lessons.

In the first year, students learn a basic knowledge or method for interior design. They practice with what they learned during the first year in the second year. In the final year, they are expected to be creative and competent enough to work as a professional designer in the real world.

For achieving the goal above, we are fully supporting our students through certificate acquisition programs (students are entitled to take an exam to be a registered architect of the second class when they graduate) and studying abroad programs, as well as internship opportunities, industry-academia cooperation and the project work for graduation.

Interior Architecture & Design (3 years course / 5 days a week)

Work field after graduation

As an architect/architectural designer/constructor
Graduates can work from as an architect/architectural designer/constructor to as a construction supervisor.
As an interior planner
Graduates can work as an interior planner, who plans and designs inner space of buildings and supervises the construction.
As an interior designer
Graduates can work as an interior designer, who designs inner space of residences, offices, hotels, restaurants, etc.
As an interior decorator or coordinator
Graduates can work as an interior decorator or coordinator, who decorates inner space, makes a suggestion or gives advice on how to use it efficiently.
As a furniture designer
Graduates can work as a furniture designer, who designs furniture for domestic and office use.
As a product designer
Graduates can work as a product designer, who designs products from home appliances to industrial products.
As a display designer
Graduates can work as a display designer, who takes care of display space in department stores, etc.
As a CG designer or CAD engineer
Graduates can work as a CG designer or CAD engineer, who creates design drawing or does CG work.
As a lighting consultant
Graduates can work as a lighting consultant, who designs lighting or make relevant suggestions for a better atmosphere.
As an architect consultant
Graduates can work as an architect consultant, who makes a suggestion or gives advice on building constructions.
As a color coordinator
Graduates can work as a color coordinator, who deals with color planning in a wide range.
As a kitchen specialist
Graduates can work as a kitchen specialist, who takes care of kitchen planning.
As a housing environment coordinator
Graduates can work as a housing environment coordinator, who makes residences better for the elderly to live in.
As a commercial facility engineer
Graduates can work as a commercial facility engineer, who supervises the construction as well as plans and designs commercial space and its operating system.

Detailed Course Descriptions

Design Module/Design Tutorial
2 tutorial lessons are offered a week in a small group of 5~8. This is to deal with relevant projects to interior, architecture and design.
Critical Studies Module/Critical Studies Tutorial
Students learn basic theories, design history and methods that will support their work during the class. 1 lesson is offered a week in a small group of 5~8, keeping pace with Design Tutorial.
Communication Skills Module
Students are expected to practice CAD, color practice, shape expression, presentations through this class, in connection with their design projects. This step is indispensable to give shape to their ideas in a better way.
Internship programs
The beginning semester of 3rd year, students will do an internship at interior, construction design firms or furniture maker for 5 weeks. Foreign companies are also included in the internship.
※Students can join an internship for 2 weeks during the summer vacation of the second year upon request.
Industry-Academia cooperation
Companies offer design/competition projects so that students can understand how they work in the real field.
Management
Via the class, students are expected to understand the close connection between design and the society and how to apply their design ideas to business models.
Special lectures
Special lectures are held about 10 times a week by eminent professional designers and architects.
Curriculum(Mon 〜 Friday 9:30〜17:00)

Interior Architecture & Design (3 years course / 5 days a week)

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Qualifications

Diploma
When students graduate, they receive Diploma from the Ministry of Education.
※ICS is a vocational school permitted by Enforcement Regulations for the School Education Law. Graduates that studied for 2 years or more are treated as a ordinary college graduate when applying for jobs at private companies as well as civil service jobs, according to No.326 of the Rule of the National Personnel Authority in Japan.
A teachers' license for vocational schools
By taking lessons Association for technical and career education hosts, students can receive a teacher's license for vocational schools.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a registered architect of the first class ※A national qualification
Students are entitled to take the exam with three years of hands-on-experience when they graduate.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a registered architect of the second class ※A national qualification
Students are entitled to take the exam without hands-on-background when they graduate.
※We are running a special lecture for the exam in support of the third graders (elective).
The entitlement to take an exam to be a registered architect for wooden building ※A national qualification
Students are entitled to take the exam without hands-on-background when they graduate.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a commercial facility engineer
Students older than 20 can take the exam during their school years. Once they pass it, they are entitled to take the performance test after achieving 1 year of hands-on-background.
A certificate as an assistant of a commercial facility engineer
ICS students who studied for 2 years or more can receive this qualification by taking a qualification lecture.
Vectorworks (CAD) skill acquisition basic course completion certification
Students are entitled to take the exam during their school years.
The entitlement to take an exam to be an interior planner
Students older than 20 can take the test during their school years. Once they pass it, they can take performance test by achieving 2 years of hands-on-background.
The entitlement to take an exam to be an interior coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a housing environment coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a kitchen specialist
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a lighting consultant
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a color coordinator
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
The entitlement to take an exam to be a lifestyle planner
Students can take the test during their school years without any requirement.
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