BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

KPT/JPS (KA11036) 08/15
INTAKE : MARCH, AUGUST
 
The programme is designed to develop rational, analytical and innovative approaches to the solution of interior and spatial design problems.

Students are able to develop their visual and intellectual sensitivity in understanding the nature of interior and spatial design requirements, which transcends functional adequacy and challenges accepted norms. Emphasis is placed on their ability to identify, analyse, formulate, conceptualise and develop ideas into creative and practical interior spaces.

By the end of the programme, students will be equipped with knowledge of design, communication and management processes that are essential to the practice of interior architecture, and develop an understanding of this field from a global perspective.
 
3½-YEAR PROGRAMME

Industry Recognised Programme
  • Programme is developed in-line with the guidelines of Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) or Board of Architects Malaysia and appraised under the same rigour as the Architecture programme.

Holistic Approach to Interior Architecture
  • In-depth knowledge in approaches and solutions to design process within the context of interior design, through the experience of site studies, manipulation of space, strategic re-use of existing buildings, remodeling, lighting, virtual environments, ergonomics, and detailing via modules such as Interior Design Projects l - lll.
  • Develop understanding of behavioural sciences and furniture design, as well as understanding of interior spaces via modules such as Environmental Psychology, Furniture Design, and Materials & Finishes.
  • Design complex interior architecture spaces according to clients’ needs, and effectively manage a construction project, through Interior Design Professional Practice l and ll.

Strong Technical Focus
  • Develop in-depth understanding of architectural science and technical aspects of buildings, via modules such as Building Science & Services, and Detailing & Working Drawings.

Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Gain valuable industry exposure and enhance learning through participation in field trips and an international study trip (Activity Week).

Dynamic Internship Programme
  • 6-month practicum to develop practical and relevant skills for future employment.
 
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Interior Design Projects
  • Construction & Technology
  • Design Communication
  • Materials & Finishes
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
Semester 2
  • Interior Design Projects I
  • Building Science & Services
  • Environmental Psychology
  • CAD 2D
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design I
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
 
YEAR 2
Semester 3
  • Interior Design Projects II
  • Detailing & Working Drawings
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design II
  • CAD 3D
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 4
  • Interior Design Projects III
  • Contemporaries Design Theories
  • Furniture Design
  • Research Methodology
  • Elective
  • MPU (U3)*
Industrial Training
 
YEAR 3
Semester 5
  • Advanced Interior Design Practice I
  • Design Proposition
  • Graphic Reproduction
  • Interior Design Professional Practice I
  • MPU (U4)*
Practicum (6 months)
  • Reflective Practice: Documentation
  • Design Methods
 
YEAR 4
Semester 6
  • Advanced Interior Design Practice II
  • Design Realisation
  • Interior Design Professional Practice II
 
Career Options
  • Computer-aided Design Specialist
  • Commercial Space Consultant
  • Design Consultant
  • Event / Exhibition Designer
  • Film, TC & Stage Set Designer
  • Gallery / Museum Curator
  • Furniture Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Architect / Designer
  • Project Manager / Specialist
  • Product & Packaging Designer
  • Theater Designer
 
NOTE:
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.