BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

KPT/JPS (R/581/6/0077) (A11036) 08/20
INTAKES : MARCH, AUGUST
 
Taylor's Interior Architecture degree programme is a pre-professional programme that provides a recognised qualification in Interior Architecture, which is necessary in the journey to become a Registered Interior Designer.

Students will learn about the nature of interior and spatial design requirements, which transcends functional adequacy and challenges accepted norms. Emphasis is placed on the ability to identify, analyse, formulate, conceptualise and develop innovative ideas into creative interior spaces and provide practical design solutions to real situations.

Graduates will be equipped with knowledge of design & creative works, knowledge of material & the environment, influences of history & culture, visual communication as well as management processes that are essential to the practice of interior architecture. At the end of the programme, students will develop an understanding of this field from a global and macro perspective.
 
3½-YEAR PROGRAMME

Professionally Accredited Programme
  • Accreditation by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM). Programme is developed in-line with the guidelines of LAM or Board of Architects Malaysia and appraised under the same rigour as the Architecture programme.
Holistic Approach to Interior Architecture
  • Design and Creative Studies – An experience of design through philosophy, sociology, aesthetics and knowledge integration. Ability to prepare and develop design proposals and solutions through exploration, analysis and innovation.
  • Visual Communication – Appraise design ideas with the use of appropriate visual communication and digital media methods: interpretative & freehand perspective drawing, colour media, photography and model making. Ability to use the conventions of interior representations from 2-D and 3-D graphics to computer generated and physical models.
  • People and the Environment – Acquire sensitivity for design, history, theories and cultural contexts and learn to apply them to the design process, as well as the ability to relate to designs created by others, including key influencers of the contemporary built environment.
  • Professional Practice – Learn basic principles of business management, develop an understanding of interior design frameworks and gain other much needed skills to run an interior design professional practice.
  • Knowledge of Materials and Visual Research – Develop principles of building technologies, environmental design and construction methods in relation to the use of materials, its process of assembly and consideration of a sustainable environment via modules such as Materials & Finishes, Construction & Technology, Science & Services and Detailing & Working Drawings.

Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Gain valuable industry exposure through lecture series, external design reviews, field trips, site visits and the option to participate in international study trips.

Dynamic Internship Programme
  • 6-month internship locally or abroad, to develop better understanding of the industry through real-life experience and first-hand practice in the field.
 
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PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 
YEAR 1
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Interior Design Projects
  • Construction & Technology
  • Design Communication
  • Materials & Finishes
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
Semester 2
  • Building Science & Services
  • CAD 2D
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design I
  • Interior Design Projects I
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
 
YEAR 2
Semester 3
  • CAD 3D
  • Detailing & Working Drawings
  • Historical Influences on Interior Design II
  • Interior Design Projects II
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 4
  • Interior Design Projects III
  • Contemporaries Design Theories
  • Furniture Design
  • Research Methodology
  • Elective
  • MPU (U3)*
 
YEAR 3
Semester 5
Practicum (6 months)
  • Reflective Practice: Documentation
  • Design Methods
Semester 6
  • Advanced Interior Design Practice I
  • Design Proposition
  • Interior Design Professional Practice I
  • MPU (U4)*
 
YEAR 4
Semester 7
  • Advanced Interior Design Practice II
  • Design Realisation
  • Interior Design Professional Practice II
 
Career Options
  • Academician
  • Conceptualiser
  • Event & Exhibition Designer
  • Film, TV, Stage, Set & Theatre Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • In-House Designer
  • Interior Architect / Interior Designer
  • Interior Model Specialist
  • Interior Photographer
  • Project Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Visualiser (2-D & 3-D)
 
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.
 
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