Interior Architecture & Design Courses Interior Design & Decoration Master's level (1 year after bachelor / bac +4) Paris in French


Since the beginning of the academic year of 2018, LISAA has offered a unique specialist course in interior design in partnership with the iconic magazine Marie-Claire Maison. In six months of classes and workshops with industry experts, workshops in situ at the heart of French craftsmanship or at major manufacturers, this training enables students to acquire the technical and aesthetic vocabulary of interior design.

2 start dates: September and February!
Registration for this course is possible until the end of January

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Become an interior designer in one year

The Interior Design course takes place over one year (classes and workshops/placements in businesses) and is aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate qualification (in design, interior architecture, fashion design, marketing, management, communication, etc.) or at mature students wishing to change careers.

In order to join the course, candidates must attend an interview to assess their motivation and their professional aims.

A comprehensive training with interior design professionals

The year is structured around themes that cover all areas of the house, accompanied by several meetings with specialists in the decorative arts, design, fashion and luxury sectors. Each week is punctuated with visits to museums, trade shows or showrooms, practical workshops, and meetings with professionals (such as decorators or antique dealers).

The goal is to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge necessary to understand products and crafts in order to be able to best select them. The interior designer must have in-depth knowledge of market players to be able to make the best choices and explain them to their client.

Workshops are regularly organised in order to teach business practices. Students become familiar with materials, experiment with stucco or rework wallpaper, and discover the heritage of French crafts and art de vivre, which is a breeding ground for creativity and innovation in the fields of decor and gardens. Students also learn how to manage the practical aspects of an interior design project, from budgeting and project management to knowledge of the legal clauses of a contract. The aim is to help them become autonomous and facilitate their professional integration.

Finally, throughout the year, each student develops their visual identity and style in order to highlight their individuality and distinctive character for potential customers.

The team from Marie Claire Maison shares its expertise with students and invites them to participate in many of their projects. The magazine organises a challenge to develop the unique signature of each of the future professionals.

A wide range of projects with agencies, private clients and specialist press

The interior decorator training enables students to undertake one or more work placements for a maximum duration of six months and also to be employed full-time on a fixed-term or permanent contract. This advantageous context allows the budding designers to put their specialist training directly into practice.

Each student benefits from a one-on-one monitoring for the creation of their professional project, as well as in their work placement research. A data base boasting over 1000 job and work placement offers allows students to find suitable work placements in trend forecasting agencies (such as Peclers, Nelly Rodi and Promostyl), department stores (for example Galeries Lafayette and Printemps), interior brands or in editorial roles for magazines specialising in interiors, fashion or lifestyle. The professional network developed during the training also allows them to orient their work towards a private clientele.


Click on the subject for details. The schedule is for information purposes only and may be modified.

  • 01. History and culture of design/furnishings
  • 02. Colours & fabrics
  • 03. Room by room: objects and decoration in each area
  • 04. Lifestyle: between fashion and interiors
  • 05. The interior designer toolbox
  • 01. Personal portfolio and Instagram
  • 02. Technical workshops
  • 03. Around an apartment - case studies

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Entry Requirements & Application

This course is open to students with different profiles (stylists, designers, interior designers). Candidates must have already completed three years of higher education (bachelor’s-level degree).


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