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Professional Bachelor Interior & Service Design
INTERIOR & SERVICE DESIGN MECHELEN
A RECO LSO G AS A NISED GRA POSTDU COU ATE RSE
YOU DESIGN WITH YOUR HEART AND SOUL You want to make the world a better place with your designs.
Interested in innovative design solutions? Do you dream of improving lives and locations? Is user experience at the heart of everything that you do? Then, you must be a future interior designer! You already know that design is more than creating shapes and spaces. And youâ€™re eager to focus your attention on turning contemporary social, cultural and economic challenges into people-oriented design. For example, education, sustainable food use, fair trade products, inclusion of older people, refugees â€Ś
DEVELOP YOUR SOCIAL DESIGN SKILLS Just do it!
This full-time, one-year English programme (60 ECTS credits) is the ﬁnal specialisation year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. What can you expect? Real-life design projects and co-design workshops for real clients, including non-proﬁts and social enterprises, supported by lectures and tutorials in English. Semester 1 gives you the tools to develop creative design ideas and explore relevant solutions. In the Interior & Service Design Studio, you’ll work in international design teams to apply what you’ve learnt and add value to real design projects. Your programme is completed with electives such as intercultural communication and managerial problem-solving skills.
Semester 2 focuses on your individual project and internship. Your project is your chance to excel as you produce a relevant, user-centric interior & service design solution. And your internship will give you a realistic insight into interior design practice for public spaces. Your programme is completed with subject such as Design & Research, Interculural Communication, Languages & Presentation Techniques. Extensive practice-oriented research, working and designing together with end users, and learning how to clearly communicate and visualize the functions and experience of space for end users, customers and subcontractors are essential.
YOUR EXPERIENCE @ WORK During your extensive practical sessions, you’ll be designing for and with real clients: the City of Mechelen, Social House Mechelen, Hof Van Egmont residential care home, Entrepreneur House Mechelen, Community Building Province of Antwerp, Thomas More teacher training, Mamas for Africa, Natuurpunt, Nature & Forest, Rivierenland regional zone, various public services and service design organisations.
COOL INTERNSHIP For the full experience, your internship at a design or architectural ﬁrm will last at least 6 weeks.
CROSSING BORDERS In Interior & Service Design, you’ll work in design teams with international students, often from other disciplines. The ofﬁcial language is English – you’ll learn together.
TAILOR-MADE PROGRAMME You can complete your programme with courses such as personal branding, intercultural communication, languages and ethical managerial problem solving.
INTERIOR DESIGN 2.0 IN ACTION! Your creativity is in demand. Your comprehensive training and internships will help you move easily from studying to working. But where would you like to work? The possibilities are endless: (inter)national design studios, research & design ofﬁces, interior design services for residential care centres, commercial lifestyle shops, …
• Freelance designer • Employee in an interior design or architectural company • Advisor for interior design ﬁrm • Furniture designer • Trade fair stand developer • …
CREATIVE CAMPUS ACADEMIC YEAR: PHASE 1 SEP
Semester 1: 13 teaching weeks
Revision and exam period
MECHELEN Campus Faydherbe Zandpoortvest 16 BE-2800 Mechelen, Belgium fb.com/wearemechelen
CAMPUS LUCAS FAYDHERBE
Getting to and from campus
Campus Lucas Faydherbe in Mechelen is a stimulating complex of large and bright studios, with all the coolest tools: 3D printers, laser cutters and panel saws â€Ś Students work and play on the warm and cosy campus, interacting easily with staff. The campus is centrally located and easily accessible by public transport. Everything you need is close at hand: unique study spots, student cafes, quiet terraces and creative initiatives. Youâ€™ll share the city with over 6,000 other students.
13 teaching weeks
Lots of buses stop in front of the campus and at Mechelen station. www.delijn.be Campus Lucas Faydherbe is located between Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel train stations. www.nmbs.be You can rent a campus bike. There are also bike sheds and shower facilities (in Campus De Vest). Carpoolen? thomasmore.carpool.be
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STUDYING IS MORE THAN HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A BOOK!
SEMESTER 1 Design 3 - Interior & Service Design
Design & Research
Survival Dutch (international students)
Electives:* • Languages
• Personal Branding
• Ethical Managerial Problem Solving
• Intercultural Communication
SEMESTER 2 Bachelor Project
THE PLAY BIKE Our final year students have recently developed a bike concept that address the needs of socially vulnerable families. To complete the project, the students worked closely with the Thomas More teacher training programmes. The play bike is packed with educational and fun games, plus information for parents. Thanks to the support of the BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation and other sponsors, the play bike will go into production in spring 2017.
“The cooperation between students and lecturers at Interior & Service Design lead to an exciting design process, with many instructive exchanges among the various stakeholders, an eye for the needs of socially vulnerable families and a wonderful end result: the Playbike!” Stéphanie Vandenbossche, community worker @Community Development, Antwerp province
The Student Services department is your buddy for anything large or small that’s unrelated to your course.
HOME SWEET HOME
OUR STUDENTS VALUE • International atmosphere • English language coaching • Real challenges, real clients, real achievements
Paying for yourself or strapped for cash? Need a financial plan for your tuition fees or study grant? We’ll help you boost your finances. Our bursting databank of student jobs can help you easily earn some extra money.
* Attention: the combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and curriculum development
Every student has an internship of at least 24 days in Belgium or abroad.
YOUR REASONS FOR APPLYING
Minimum entrance level: completion of years 1 and 2 (~120 ECTS credits) of a bachelor’s in interior design or a bachelor’s or master’s in a design-related course (e.g. (interior) architecture or interior design). All courses are in English or with English tutorials. Candidates should demonstrate good spoken English.
FACTS Online application: www.thomasmore.be/studio-interior-service-design
RELATED STUDY PROGRAMMES Not completely sure about your choice? What about these? Depending on your previous education, this course can also be recognised as a postgraduate degree. For more information, contact Nansi Van Geetsom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a student you’re often out and about. Rent a bike and get transport information: train, tram, bus, even airplane. We’ve got you covered!
TARGETED STUDENTS AND REQUIREMENTS
You are convinced that designers are not only responsible for the shape of spaces and products but also for the experiences and well-being of all users. You share the idea that the designer of the future has a role to play in tackling contemporary social, cultural and economic problems through evidence-based and human-centred design. You want to learn how to apply designers’ skills methods and user-centred approaches to improve spaces and services so they become more effective and closer to day-to-day lives.
Looking for a nice student flat in Mechelen? Our database has plenty of options, so don’t stress. Need help talking to your landlord? We’ll help you!
FAYDHERBE ACADEMY Under the ‘Faydherbe Academy’ banner, we organise courses, workshops and other events that are interesting and informative for our students, but also for a wider audience who have an interest in layout and design.
“During my internship at Studio DOTT I was offered the opportunity to learn and especially do a great variety of things. Moreover, I saw how all I’d learned about service design at school was put into practice.” Simone Vestjens, graduate in Interior & Service Design, 2015 trainee @studio Dott www.stdiodott.be
FIT INSIDE YOUR HEAD
From opera to cinema, from cabaret to Kanye. We offer different types of culture to suit each student’s taste.
FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF
TUITION FEES “Students who choose this field of study show a great social awareness and see architecture/interior as a service to the end user. To ar-te this is a key attitude as -in our ‘ar-te formula’finding the right balance between sustainability, experience, programming and TCO is our constant challenge.” Jo Van Hees, sr. interior architect @ar-te www.ar-te.be
Tasty, healthy food on the campus occasionally alternated with your own home-made sandwiches? We’ll help satisfy your hunger!
FOR EEA-MEMBER STATE STUDENTS
€ 906,10 NO GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 11,20 per study credit
€ 480,10 ALMOST GRANT STUDENT € 234,10 + € 4,10 per study credit
€ 106,90 GRANT STUDENT (fixed amount)
COMING FROM A NON EEA-MEMBER STATE TO STUDY IN BELGIUM
We encourage and promote ideas put forward by student unions or individual initiatives. So bring it on!
FOOD AND DRINK Suffering from fear of failure or exam stress? Thanks to our workshops you’ll become a much stronger and more confident person. Experiencing a dip? A good chat can do wonders!
CULTUUR & CO
Crazy about sport? Or out of breath after climbing a few steps? Our range of sports will keep you in top condition.
HURRAY FOR A GOOD IDEA
€ 800 + variable amount € 45 per study credit
€ 3.500 FULL PROGRAMME (60 credits)
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