• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Florence Institute of Design (FIDI) offers three 1-year Master’s options: Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Furniture Design. All of FIDI’s courses are taught in English, with every program focusing heavily on Italian design principles.

FIDI professors come from countries around the world and bring an abundance of educational qualifications and professional experience to the classroom. Instructors of Furniture Design aim to develop and build upon students’ professional skills and knowledge in fields related to furniture: design, prototyping, production, and manufacturing.

Acceptance to the Master of Furniture Design at Florence Institute of Design International requires a degree with interiors, architecture or industrial design. The 30-week long program includes a combination of lecture, studio (including instruction on computer software like 3D Studio Max and VRAY), and history courses.

FIDI graduates are both equipped and prepared to find entry-level positions in their respective fields of study. The training they receive, along with the portfolio they build, throughout their time at the institute will assist them both in the application process and in the day-to-day work life as a design professional.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Studio Design Course 
  • 3D Computer Modeling- Rhinoceros 
  • Furniture Design 
  • Computer Modeling- 3DStudio Max with Vray 
  • Art History 
  • Italian Language 
  • History of Modern Italian Design
  • 3D Printing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      30 weeks / 2 semesters

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Acceptance for master courses depends on the student’s prior level of experience. Master level courses are challenging and students will need adapt experience for admission. Please send a scan of your passport or EU Identification. The most recent grades of university. It is required that the student possesses a degree in a compatible design major for acceptance. Students should submit a portfolio of 3 projects together with their application.
  • All Master applicants must submit a portfolio of three (3) examples of their university work (not office/professional). Portfolio projects should be sent in digital format by email, DVD, website or Post.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Florence

  • 850 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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