Both the Florence and Rome institutes have departments of Interior and Product Design. The faculty consists of teams of high-level professionals who in addition to teaching at the institutes work free-lance in their fields of instruction. The department offers a variety of training programs that range from a three-year Bachelor’s degree program in Interior and Product Design recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) and accredited at the international level, to year-long professional programs (Design of Retail Spaces, Interior Design) and month-long summer courses (Italian Product Design, Interior Design). The department also offers a Master’s degree in Interior and Product Design for students with a solid background in the field who are interested in further training focused on innovation in design, particularly as it relates to the design of interiors and objects. Facilities include a library and fully furnished laboratories. The Interior and Product Design department collaborates with the institute’s other departments on interdisciplinary projects that are presented to the public in an annual exhibit that attracts diverse leaders in the design fields. Every year the department selects the students’ best projects and publishes them in an annual academic magazine. The Job Placement office helps students launch their careers.
Every year the department organizes seminars with experts in the field to offer students professional exposure and the opportunity to learn from important design professionals. Guests who have given presentations at events organized by the Accademia Italiana include: Andrea Branzi, Alessandro Mendini, Cini Boeri, Riccardo Dalisi, Dario Rinero (Poltrone Frau), Ernesto Gismondi (Artemide), Alberto Alessi, Denise Santachiara and many others. The professionalism and efficiency of the department and the excellent work of our graduates have received mention from experts in the field.