Exchange programme | Interior Design

Exchange programme

Location: Mechelen -Campus Lucas Faydherbe

You’ve got a colourful personality with sustainable ideas and out-of-the-box concepts 

  • You're fascinated by the world of interior design and furniture and would love to create and develop your own designs.  
  • This programme starts by building your basic knowledge. You will learn how to analyse a space, how to deal with different functions and how to develop your own design language. The theoretical courses cover construction and materials, ergonomics, and cultural history.  
  • If you've never created your own design before, don’t worry, we’ll start from scratch. Along the way you’ll learn how to convert your digital sketches into appealing presentations.  
  • You can personalise your programme by choosing graduation assignments and electives that interest you.  
  • You will learn by doing. You will receive personal support from industry experts in our practical workshops. 

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Piet Vandewalle - ICO
Piet Vandewalle
International Coordinator
International Coordinator
For all your questions regarding this exchange programme
Carina Peeters
International Coordinator
International Coordinator - Administrator
For all your questions regarding this exchange programme
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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GIDE (=Group for International Design Education)

Every year, 3rd year students of the study programme ‘Interior Design’ are  working on a large project together with students and teachers from our partner universities in Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Madeira, Scotland, Switzerland and China.  
The event takes place in a different partner university every year.

 

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Faydherbe Academie

Faydherbe Academy is the platform of the Interior, Design & Architecture unit of Thomas More in which students, teachers, alumni, and partner companies challenge each other to go on a discovery tour to find the designer and do-gooder in themselves. We organise courses, workshops, excursions and other events to guide them in this. Some activities are exclusively for students, but the majority is open to anyone interested in interior design or architecture.

Get to know our Faydherbe academie
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Practice-oriented Scientific Research with a Real Impact

We empower the designers of the future!
Rather than engaging in fundamental empirical research, our researchers develop design tools that arm designers in the fields of interior design, furniture design and architecture to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
We do this in 3 themes :

  • Circular Design : when waste becomes a raw material
  • Space and Service Design : when the user becomes a designer
  • Inclusive Design : when specific needs prevail

 

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Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • Overview

    Interior, Design at Thomas More is an exchange programme that aims to inspire and guide the creativity of future interior designers. Outside-the-box thinking is important to create innovative and technically manageable design. If your current studies are in line with the above mentioned subject, then you will enjoy our Interior Design Exchange Programme.

    You will study at Campus Lucas Faydherbe, a stimulating complex of bright workspaces, with the newest technologies such as 3D-printers, laser cutters all situated in the vibrant city of Mechelen.
    The exchange programme is offered during the Autumn semester and contains a package of courses for up to 30 ECTS.

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    COMPULSORY COURSES Code ECTS Autumn Spring
    Design - 3_S [small] or i YD0333 9 x
    Design - 3_M [medium] or i YD0334 9 x
    Design - 3_L [large] i YD0335 9 x
    Research & Innovation i YD0332 6 x
    Communication Skills i YD0339 3 x
    Extra-Curricular Activities i Yxxxxx 3 x
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    Survival Dutch i YR0118 3 x
    Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i YR0349 4 x
    Intercultural Communication i YR0129 3 x
    Entrepreneurship i YD0269 3 x
    AutoCAD i YD0268 3 x
    Design & Research i YD0252 3 x
    COMPULSORY COURSES Code ECTS Autumn Spring
    Design - 3_S [small] or i YD0333 9 x
    Design - 3_M [medium] or i YD0334 9 x
    Design - 3_L [large] i YD0335 9 x
    Research & Innovation i YD0332 6 x
    Communication Skills i YD0339 3 x
    Extra-Curricular Activities i Yxxxxx 3 x
    ELECTIVE COURSES
    Survival Dutch i YR0118 3 x
    Ethical Managerial Problem Solving i YR0349 4 x
    Intercultural Communication i YR0129 3 x
    Entrepreneurship i YD0269 3 x
    AutoCAD i YD0268 3 x
    Design & Research i YD0252 3 x
  • Conditions

    You will need to show your portfolio, an online English language test (level B2) and have a skype interview.

  • Exam regulations

    Exams will take place in January.
    Re-examinations will be taken online if possible. Otherwise they will be physical at and guided by your home institution.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

Need to know

  • Practical Information
  • Additional Studies
  • Practical Information

    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 15 May (to start in September)
  • Additional Studies

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