Interior Design

Study Interior Design in the UK

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Interior design is all about working with space. Designing a space is similar to shaping the experience that a person will have inside in the space. Interior design incorporates art and science to create, restore or readapt within various structures such as homes, offices or other spaces. 

An interior designer will need to undergo professional training and experience in developing a project from a large conceptual point of view. A designer will need to figure out the ways to work with certain aspects including vertical and horizontal objects, walls, surfaces, materials and lightings within a space. 

Career Opportunities for Interior Designers

Students who graduated with an Interior Design degree tend to work in interior design and architectural firms and consultancies, property development companies and event management firms. 

Within the interior design industry, there are various sub-categories available for graduates to pursue their career path. Therefore, students have the flexibility to decide on the specific area in this industry that they enjoy doing the most. Here are the lists of career prospects for interior designers.

Interior and spatial designer

Involved in the design or renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings.

Exhibition Designer

Create fixtures and displays for events such as public exhibitions, conferences, trade shows and temporary displays for businesses, museums and libraries.

Interior design consultant

Create an interior design plan for an existing or new space. They analyze the function of the space with the client’s requirement in mind and draft sketches, schematics and blueprints.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Specialist

A career path can be created by technically inclined designers to create 2D and 3D drawings and presentations.

Stage Set Designer

Create scenic settings for the entertainment industry through designing and furnishing the interiors we see in the film, theatre and television.

The Average Annual Salary as Interior Designer in the UK vs Malaysia 2021

Career Stages

UK

Malaysia 

Early Career

£25,000

RM 29,000 

Mid Career

£30,000

RM 44,000

Late Career

£38,000

RM 61,000

Freelance Interior Designers

An experienced interior designer can also be self-employed and work directly with private clients, private firms, consultants or even property development industry. Freelance interior designers provide consultation to clients regarding space planning, layout and utilization of furniture and decorations. The advantage of a freelance designer is that they are free from restrictions of permanent employment and freedom to decide on which job to take.

General Entry Requirement for Interior Design Degrees in the UK

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BBC

STPM

Minimum 3B (excluding general paper and Malay studies)

UEC

Minimum 5Bs

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

65-70%

International Baccalaureate (IB)

34 points or above

*Entry requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on specific entry requirements, contact Excel Education

English Requirement for Interior Design in the UK

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual band

TOEFL

90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in Reading; 21 in Writing; 17 in Listening; 20 in Speaking

IGCSE/O-Level

Grade C or above

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Top Universities to study Interior Design in the UK

#1 Northumbria University, Newcastle

Northumbria emphasises on innovative interior designs in new architecture and through the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and exteriors. 

Students will be exposed to exciting design proposals through the study of design history and theories to be explored through identifying existing site and architecture, function, materials, brand, tactility, space and human interaction. Projects are set and communicated through 2D and 3D methods inclusive of technical drawings, sketching and model making.

Program

Interior Design BA(Hons)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years + 1-year work placement)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£16,000

#2 University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth shapes confident and employable graduates who can communicate their ideas and contribute with confidence in the interior design world. A mix of live and theoretical projects enable students to explore space between objects and architecture with hands-on approach to craftsmanship and positively influence the perception and experience of people.

The university has produced students who have pursued a successful career in interior design in established companies such as Fosters and Partners, Soho House Group, the BBC, HLM Architects and workplace specialists interaction. 

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£14,200

#3 Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt gives the opportunity to develop a complete set of interior design skills by assisting students in developing specialist skills in interior design while collaborating with skilled designers from textiles, fashion and more specialist departments. 

The university enlightens students with the latest tech where they will demonstrate how innovative new technology can help students’ interior design ideas to life. Students are given the opportunity to work on real projects for businesses to develop connections and skills that will be fruitful for placement after graduation.

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£15,384

#4 De Montfort University

The university secures 100% of its interior design graduates from 2017 to be employed or continued further study after graduating. De Monfort boosts students’ career prospects with industry placement with companies such as Newman Gauge and PVH Europe.

Students will explore the regeneration and adaptation of real buildings or sites as well as learn how to turn an old premise into an exciting space for socialising purposes. Students will learn about the essence of visual communication, design cultures and heritage which will develop their own personal style and design language as they grow confidence as they pursue individual projects.

Program

Interior Design BA(Hons)

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£14,250

#5 Solent University

Solent University’s BA(Hons) Interior Design course is accredited and recognized by the Society of British and International Design (SBID) as they meet professional interior design standards. 

The course is supported by a group of employer partners who are actively involved in mentoring and helping students to secure roles in top London interior design businesses. Facilities and software are available for students for hands-on experiences such as CAD stations, Revit, Vector Works as well as 3D and large format scanners

Programs

BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,800

 

#6 UWE Bristol

UWE values student feedback and consistently makes efforts to improve student experience which secured 88% in overall student satisfaction in the 2019 NSS results, which puts it 7th in the UK.

Studying in UWE Bristol brings you the professional skills which are required to work in the interior design industry. Students will be exposed to technical learning courses, with a focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. This way students will learn to work with traditional tools and update to the latest technology and acquire skills to design lighting, furniture, materials and the entire interior projects. 

Program

BA(Hons) Interior Design

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years + 1-year work placement)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,500

#7 University of Kent

Kent is a leading academic institution with 97% of its research was judged to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Kent ensures that students study all aspects of Spatial and Interior Design, from digital modelling and hands-on the sketch to developing the spatial and interior design skills to transform existing urban spaces for festivals and celebrations.

Students are able to discover the digital age by developing a responsive practice where you are proficient working in 2D, 3D and 4D.

Program

Spatial and Interior Design BA (Hons)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£20,500

#8 University of East London

Over the years, UEL has been developing and starting to implement strategies to transform its curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to students, graduate and community success.

In this course, students will be fed with educational and creative framework together with necessary contacts to launch them on their part of becoming a successful interior designer. Students will study designs in all forms including architectural, retail, furniture, set and exhibition designs.

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,080

 

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What is Interior Design about?

Interior designing combines Art and Science to achieve aesthetically pleasing environments. It focuses on  enhancing the interior of a building, therefore, this profession includes a lot of research, site inspections, programming, space planning, construction management and executing designs. 

An Interior Designer is someone who plans, researches and manages such projects. Typically, they work with clients to create aesthetic spaces. Their work can range from a simple indoor/outdoor home environment to designing spaces for offices and hotels.

Interior Design vs Interior Architecture vs Interior Decoration

These titles may seem confusing because they are quite similar to one another. However, there are a few differences between each of them.

  • Interior Architecture – Interior architects focus on the technical and structural aspects of a building. Those in this field would be involved in projects very early on, before the building is constructed. 

  • Interior Decoration – Decorators focus on furnishing interior spaces with furniture, paintings, and other accessories. They are concerned with the art side of design and less with science.

Despite the different titles, over the years, many Interior designers have become more involved with architectural and technical aspects of Design. Therefore, many Interior design courses have been renamed as Interior Architecture. As a result, these courses now reflect the structural and technical elements of buildings, which has blurred the line between Interior Design and Interior Architecture. 

If you are interested to know more about Interior Design, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

What skills do you need to become an Interior Designer?

Becoming an Interior designer is not an easy task. It is time consuming and requires a great level of patience. But most importantly, you should pursue this career if you are someone who is passionate about design, is creative and has the ability to think outside the box. Being an interior designer is challenging and it can get very difficult if you are not open-minded and innovative with styles and other trends. Let’s take a look at a few of the other important skills required in order for you to excel in this field : 

  • Strong Communication Skills : As a designer you will meet with your clients on a regular basis, therefore, it is essential to communicate effectively and listen attentively. After all, you have to design what they require. In addition, you would have to present your designs, sketches and other material to your clients and communicate with contractors and suppliers to get the material you need.

  • Problem Solving Skills : Projects don’t always go as planned. You are likely to have certain problems along the way. It could be unexpected delays or expenses and changes in renovation ideas. On top of all of that, clients may change their vision which would require you to change interior plans and adapt to certain situations along the way. 

  • Creativity : The most part of being successful in this field is to use your creative skills. Interior design is not like staring into a white wall or a blank canvas, it requires you to see what others don’t see or what the space could turn into. It is also necessary for you to keep up with new trends, styles and techniques and apply them to your daily tasks.

Furthermore, Technology is a part of design, more than it was in the past. As an Interior designer, you would have to master Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD), use software’s and 3D plans to present your plans to your clients. 

Entry Requirements for Interior Design

  • You are required to successfully complete the SPM examination – Minimum of 3 Credits.
    [Some institutions may require you to pass an Art or Mathematics subject] 

Upon Successful completion of the SPM examination, you may proceed to undertake a Pre-University Program : 

  • A-Level : Minimum of CDD
  • STPM : Minimum of 2C’s 
  • Australian Matriculation : Minimum ATAR score of 60
  • Foundation Course : Minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • Diploma : Minimum CGPA of 2.00
  • English Language Requirement : Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

Take note that Entry Requirements may vary based on the university and it is essential for you to successfully meet the additional requirements. 

To know more about which Pre-University program is suitable for you, take a look at : Which Pre-Uni should you choose? Foundation, A-Level, SAM or AUSMAT?

Upon successful completion of Foundation, Diploma or other Pre-University qualifications, you may proceed to pursue a Bachelor Degree.

To know more about entry requirements for Interior Design, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Top Universities to study Interior Design in Australia

The following Undergraduate program recommendations are based on QS World University Rankings by Subject

As mentioned above, many interior design courses have been renamed as Interior Architecture. Therefore, some institutions award students “Bachelor of Interior Architecture” whereas, some institutions offer “Bachelor of Design” majoring in Interior Design. Nevertheless, whichever program you choose, it will enable you to pursue a career in Interior Design.

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

University

Global Subject Ranking

Australian Subject Ranking

Intake

Annual Indicative Fee (2020)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

23

2

February

AUD$ 38,060

University of Sydney

40

4

February

AUD$ 41,000

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

41

5

February and July

AUD$ 36,100

Bachelor of Design - Major in Interior Design

University

Global Subject Ranking

Australian Subject Ranking

Intake

Annual Indicative Fee (2020)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

44

7

February and November

AUD$ 37,440

Griffith University

151 – 200

13

February, July and November

AUD$ 29,500

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Not Available

Not Available

February and July

AUD$ 29,950

University of Tasmania

Not Available

Not Available

February and July 

AUD$ 29,950

To know more about the university programs and the application process, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

If your interest is to study in Australia, take a look at the following articles : 

  1. Study and Work in Australia for International Students
  2. Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020
  3. Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020
  4. International Scholarships for A-Level and UEC students in Australia 2020
  5. Study at Griffith University (2020)

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Interior Architecture vs Interior Design: What are the differences?

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When choosing a major for your future, you’ll probably look at what you love and enjoy doing the most. And apparently, you like giving a makeover to an indoor space. But then, you got into a dilemma–there are similar options for your preference, but you don’t know the difference! It’s down between Interior architecture and Interior design

Worry not! Here, we provide everything you need to know about both Interior Design and Interior Architecture.

What is Interior Architecture?

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Apart from the misconception of the similarity between interior design and interior architecture, they both have the main difference. An interior architecture course is a hybrid field of study, bringing interior design and architecture together in a single discipline. It takes a good knowledge of building regulations, and an understanding of the structure of buildings, in order to make projects safe, habitable, and functional. Different from interior design, interior architecture needs to consider pretty much everything that has to do with both the building&construction and also the interior space. 

Recommended universities to study interior architecture

1. Taylor's University

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General intake: Mar, Aug

Campus: Subang Jaya

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 105,500
  • International: USD 29,159

2. SEGi University

General intakes: Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep

Campus: Kota Damansara

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative Fee (2020):

  • General fee: RM 65,700

3. Sunway University

General intakes: Jan, Mar, Aug

Campus: Bandar Sunway

Qualification: Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 89,200
  • International: RM 95,500

What is Interior Design?

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Interior design is the art or practice of planning, creating, and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings. The interior design courses comprise of a more technical perspective rather than practical since an interior designer doesn’t have an architectural certification. 

The role of an interior designer doesn’t stop there. Since their job is to help create functional interior space, they need to understand how the inhabitants will use each room and also consider light, sound and other design aspects. Interior design also requires some of the tech-savviness, as far as the use of 2D and 3D software applications is concerned. Computer-aided design (CAD) is key in contemporary interior design, as well as building information modeling (BIM).

Recommended universities to study interior design

1. INTI University (in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

General intakes: Apr, Aug

Campus: INTI College Subang

Qualification: BA (Hons) Interior Design

Indicative fee (2020):

  • Local: RM 79,095
  • International: RM 79,095

2. First City University

General intake: Jan, Apr, May, Oct

Campus: Petaling Jaya

Qualification: Diploma of Interior Design

Indicative Fee (2020):

  • Local : RM 34,070
  • International: RM 34,425

3. Limkokwing University

General intake: Jan

Campus: Cyberjaya

Qualification: Diploma of Interior Design

Indicative fee (2020):

  • General fee: RM 57,000

General qualifications for both courses*

Programs

Requirements

Diploma

  • SPM: Pass SPM / O Levels with 3 credits 
  • UEC: Minimum 3Bs
  • O-Level: Minimum 3 credits

Bachelor

  • STPM: Average C or minimum CGPA 2.0
  • UEC: Minimum 5Bs
  • AUSMAT: Minimum ATAR 55
  • Diploma/Foundation: Minimum CGPA 2.0

*requirements may vary among universities

In case you’re still confused about what’s the main difference between interior architecture and interior design, let us give you a recap:

  • Interior architecture is the balancing of the art and science of designing an interior space taking into account all elements of the build.
  • Interior design is a broad-ranging profession taking into account all aspects of planning and designing interior

 

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Top 5 Universities to Study Diploma in Interior Design in Malaysia 2020

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Why study Interior Design?

Interior design is all about the combination of art and science in improving a building’s interior, creating a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for individuals who experience the room. It affects the way how people live, work, play and even heal by creating comfortable homes, functional workplaces, and beautiful public spaces. Interior Designer is considered as a professional that required in building and design sectors.

Being an interior designer is not a simple task as he or she needs to possess the knowledge and skill to manage textiles, materials, colour, space planning, sustainability, safety, health, and building codes in order to achieve a balance from all elements. As the field of design keeps on changing, interior designers will need to adapt to software applications for 2D & 3D. The people who work with an interior designers are often to be contractors, architects, engineers, craftsmen, furniture, dealers, and business and homeowners.

The employment rate for interior designer shows significant grow since 2014 due to the 8.7% growth in the building sector in Malaysia that directly provide opportunities to foster the growth of interior designers and decorators in the nation. Although there are surrounding rumors about the salary of an interior designer is often less than expected, well, it depends.

What skills do you need to become an Interior Designer?

A Strong Sense in Arts

Understanding the basics of color wheel could be beneficial for both your studies and future career, you would easily understand the core concepts and logic behind all designs and arrangements. Different types of colour influence our emotions in different ways, for most people, blue colour represents as sky (Freedom), green colour represents as nature (Relax), and etc.

Communication skills

As an interior designer, you will need to understand the needs and wants of your client, it is not only about your perspective on the design, you will also need to understand clearly from the point of view of your client. Forming a basic draft and matching it with customer’s expectations. Plus, designers will eventually work with other professionals, you will need to communicate well and adapt to different workstyle in order to deliver the best service to customers.

Able to adapt to New Technology

Making good use of technology not only helps interior designers stay organized, but is becoming an industry standard. Learning AutoCAD—NYIAD has a course for that too—and other interior design programs help professionals lay out their vision clearly. They also allow for adjustments down the line and for easy sharing with architects, contractors, and other professionals collaborating on projects.

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Diploma in Interior Design courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Diploma in Interior Design (2.5/3 Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 3 Credits
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Interior Design

  • Residential design
  • Corporate design
  • Sales representative
  • Facilities management
  • Healthcare design
  • Sales designer
  • Hospitality design
  • Product designer

1. INTI University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Interior Design
General Intake: January, April and August
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (2019): RM39,120

2. Taylor University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Interior Design
General Intake: March and August
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (2019): RM60,000

3. Raffles University Iskandar

Campus: Johor Bahru, Johor

Diploma in Interior Design
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 2.3-years (2019): RM50,500
*Malaysia’s students (excluded Johor) are eligible for 20% of Scholarships (2019).

4. FirstCity University

Campus: Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Interior Design
General Intake: January, April, May & October
Indicative fee of 2.3-years (2019): RM34,070

5. LimKokWing University

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Diploma in Interior Design
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 3-years (2019): RM49,800
*All Malaysia Students are eligible for 50% of Scholarships (2019).

*Terms and Conditions Apply

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Top 5 Universities to Study Degree in Interior Architecture in Malaysia

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Interior Design/Architecture is not as simple as arranging pretty stuff, it requires education, experience, and examination in order to improve the quality of interior space. As an interior designer, you must be able to understand the customer’s goals and requirements, research and analyse it in order to design a sensible plan to specifically target your customers.

The plan and design concept must be safe, functional, appropriate and welfare requirements. Understanding the knowledge of human behaviour helps you to apply the correct colour pattern in a suitable environment and the selection of furniture, fixtures, and equipment must be functional and safe. It takes a lot of effort and time to properly complete the whole project.

Skills of Interior Designers

Creativity

When it comes to design courses, creativity is a must for most people. It helps you to create and something meaningful from nothing, generating ideas easily that is both effective and efficient in solving the problems.

Good Communication Skills

Due to the nature of art, it is not simple to be evaluated and measured through verbal communication. Therefore, having excellent communication skills help you to understand more about customer’s needs and minimize the risk of errors.

Color Balancing Skills

As an interior designer, understand how colour affects a person’s moods and perceptions is vital. For example, according to research, the color “red” will affect and cause us to be more hungry, therefore, most of the fast food restaurant utilize ‘red’ colour as their signature colour.

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Interior Architecture courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree
  • STPM/A-Level: Minimum of CGPA of 2.0, or
  • Foundation or Diploma: Minimum of CGPA of 2.0; or
  • UEC: Minimum 5Bs; or
  • SAM/AUSMAT: Minimum of ATAR 65
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

1. Taylor’s University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture
General Intake:
March and August
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM103,250

2. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damasara, Petaling Jaya

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture
General Intake:
 January & May
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM66,200

3. LimKokWing University

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture
General Intake:
August
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM60,050
*All Malaysia Students are eligible for 50% of Scholarships (2019).

4. UCSI University

Campus: Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture
General Intake:
January and July
Indicative fee of 3.5-year (Full-time) (2019): RM59,500

5. Raffles University

Campus: Johor Bahru, Johor

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
General Intake:
May & October
Indicative fee of 3.5-year (Full-time) (2019): Enquire Here
*Malaysia’s students (excluded Johor) are eligible for 20% of Scholarships (2019).

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Planning to start your baby steps in Interior Design but have no idea where to start?

Check out this article for cool inspirations: 25 Interior Designs Explained

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What is Interior Design?  

Interior design is the art and science of studying the interior of a building to enhance it and make it more aesthetically pleasing. The course of interior design allows students to learn how to plan, research, coordinate and manage projects. It involves conceptual development, space planning, site inspection and communicating with clients and leading to execution of the design. This is a field of study that allows students to work with creativity and bring their ideas to practical projects. 

10 things you need to know about becoming an interior designer:

 

  • This field will push you to become creative and think out of the box
  • Much of the job is how the client wants it, not you 
  • You can easily go into freelance work and make a living running your own business 
  • Expect sleepless nights; this field will require hard work 
  • A good interior design qualification can put you ahead of your game
  • Get ready to multi-task and still manage to stay organized  
  • It’s a long road to becoming a reputable designer but it’s worth it 
  • Your earning is highly dependent on the quality of your designs; as you get better so does your salary
  • It’s not always going to be simple, expect challenges with difficult clients and unfinished projects 
  • It’s ultimately very rewarding to see your creations come to life. 

Top 5 universities for Interior Design in Malaysia 2019 

First City University College.

Bachelors of Interior Architecture and Design (Hons)

This program focuses on the role of design and the designer and applying theoretical and critical perspectives. It involved understanding structural, technical and material consideration when constructing designs. In addition to that, FCU also encourages students to consider approaches in interior architecture that support sustainability and environment sensitivity. 

Career Pathways:

• Interior Design Companies

• Architecture Firms

• Furniture Manufacturer

• Lighting Design Consultant

• Exhibition Design Consultant

• Exhibition Designer

• Set Designers and Retail Designers


Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture 

The programme focuses on working across the boundaries of traditional interior design with disciplines such as architecture, landscape design as well as expressive spaces in the public realm. It combines structured teaching with individual exploration, resulting in a focused yet enriching educational experience. This degree is accredited by Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM)

Career Pathways:

  • Academician
  • Conceptualizer
  • Event & Exhibition Designer
  • Film, TV, Stage, Set & Theater Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • In-House Designer
  • Interior Architect / Interior Designer
  • Interior Model Specialist
  • Interior Photographer
  • Project Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Visualizer (2-D & 3-D)

UCSI University (Kuala Lumpur Campus)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Architecture 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture offered at UCSI University is a full time 3.5 year fully accredited degree programme governed by the Council of Architectural Accreditation & Education of Malaysia (CAAEM). This program intends to enable students to engage with current public expectations of interior architecture practice with the ever changing demands of design and current trends from the industry.

Career Pathways:

  • Interior Design & Architectural Firm
  • Developer Firm
  • Film and Television Organisation
  • Construction Firm

INTI College Subang Jaya Campus 

Bachelors (Hons) in Interior Design 

INTI has established the INTI Center of Art and Design (ICAD) at Subang campus that offers the full array of art and design programs along with the specialized facilities. Other than the physical facilities, ICAD emphasises on regular curriculum revamping, where feedback from different stakeholders are collected to create the most robust and industry relevant curriculum. This degree is a Dual Award program where students from INTI will receive certification from their partner university Sheffield Hallam University in UK and may complete their last year abroad. This program focuses on practical and intellectual skills that encourage risk-taking and innovation in problem-solving. 


KDU Penang University College

Bachelors (Hons) in Interior Architecture

KDU offers students with a degree that enables them to be knowledgeable, skillful and creative in the Interior Architecture industry. This programme also emphasises project management and feasible project costing through the understanding of efficient design processes, green-building materials and the application of high-tech digital software. KDU’s interior architecture degree is professionally recognised by the Malaysian Board of Architects (LAM) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). They offer mobility programs to top Australian Universities, including RMIT, Melbourne. 


Estimated Fees 

 
Interior Design Programs Intakes Annual fees
First City University Jan, Sept RM 17, 920
Taylors University March, August RM 29, 500
UCSI UniversityJan, JulyRM 17, 000
INTI CollegeApril, August RM 22, 600
KDU Penang University CollegeJan, June, Sept RM 17, 143

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Top 10 Interior Design Universities In Australia 2018

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Studying in Australia

Australia is known for its warm climate, beautiful beaches and exceptional higher education system. It has strong influences from both Europe and Asia, and boasts the second highest development index in the world, it is a fantastic place to study!

Studying Interior Design

Interior design degree programs offer students insight into the skills of arranging the interiors within a house, apartment, or office by using controlled methods to improving living conditions by creating an environment that combines aesthetic principles as well as anthropology and ergonomics to create a pleasant living environment. Interior design helps the growing functionality and quality of interior spaces by combining creativity with visual sensitivity as well as technical elements. Interior design is related to similar disciplines such as graphic design, industrial design and landscape architecture.

There are three main areas of interest in interior design: house decoration, residential design and commercial design. Interior design programmes offer knowledge and relevant information on elements and principles of design, architectural design and survey, interior planning, or graphics techniques for interior design.

Interior design degrees offer students creative abilities and excellent interpersonal skills. Interior design professionals are generally organised people with a great attention to detail. An interior designer is responsible for selecting the convenient materials and products that will be used to create and furnish living spaces and must know how texture, colour, lighting and other factors combine and interact.

The design is one of those fields which requires a combination of passion, persistence and proper training. Taking a course or studying for a degree at a good design school can be the basis for many a would-be designer’s theoretical knowledge and set them up to gather practical experience through internships and work experience.

Below, we have summarised a list of universities and colleges in Australia offering design-related courses.

University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Bachelor of Science, Interior Architecture (Honours) (4 years)

Interior Architecture at UNSW is positioned as a research-led creative practice which focuses on the design and agency of the inhabited interiors of the built environment, from the scale of the room to the scale of the city, from permanent to temporary spaces.

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture (3 years)

The Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture helps students to re-imagine interior environments and public spaces in local and global contexts. With a strong emphasis on people’s experiences of spatial design, this degree equips students with the critical skills required to interrogate and transgress the traditional boundaries of commercial interior design.

RMIT University

Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) (4 years)

This program will challenge your assumptions about interior design. You will learn to think and operate like a designer and, studying in a highly creative studio setting, you will learn from distinguished design practitioners.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Interior Design-Bachelor of Design (Honours) (4 years)

With their focus on design thinking, innovation and sustainability, QUT’s School of Design’s programs integrate the fundamentals of design with global developments in new technologies.

University of Canberra

Bachelor of Interior Architecture (3 years)

Interior designer gets to shape perceptions and responses to physical space through form, light, colour, texture, and sound. An interior designer considers all these aspects of our senses when designing spaces to delight their inhabitants.

Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Design, Interior Architecture (Honours) (4 years)

The Undergraduate Design program provides students with an understanding of the underlying principles and concepts in interior architecture and its applications in a broad range of contexts.

Deakin University

Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (3 years)

The Bachelor of Design (Architecture) comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and is designed with a global perspective. The course places emphasis on real application, allowing you to study architecture from day one.

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Interior Architecture (4 years)

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture produces graduates capable of designing and implementing creative, socially and environmentally sustainable settings which positively impact the way in which people live and work.

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments (Architecture P3H) (3 years)

The Architecture course explores the interaction between design and inhabitation at different scales and addresses challenges presented by environmental, social and economic change and development. In addition to core units, students will have the opportunity to pursue special areas of interest through a variety of elective and breadth units. These include ‘live’ design-build community projects, creative entrepreneurship, advanced environmental performance, object and free-form modelling, heritage architecture, and national and international study tours.

TAFE South Australia

Diploma of Interior Design (2 years)

This qualification is typically used to develop a breadth, depth and complexity of techniques and knowledge for interior design processes which follow a systematic and coordinated methodology, including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process, and knowledge of the principles of interior design and building technologies.

UniversityAreaAnnual
Tuition Fee 2018
in AUD
  University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)NSW$37,920
  The University of Technology, SydneyNSW$35,140
  RMIT UniversityVIC$33,600
  Queensland University of TechnologyQLD$31,900
  University of CanberraCAN$29,890
  Swinburne University of TechnologyVIC$29,530
  Deakin UniversityVIC$28,984
  University of South AustraliaSA$27,500
  University of TasmaniaTAS$25,250
  TAFE South AustraliaSA$13,500

 

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