Profile of the Programme
The Interior Design course provides students with a comprehensive set of skills to prepare for a career in interior design. The course provides a strong grounding in key conceptual and technical aspects of spatial design, develops creative thinking, self-expression and a capacity for independent learning.
Furthermore, the programme focuses on the interior design studio and encompasses courses in other subject areas such as history and theory, technology, environment and visual communication. Various electives are included in each year to ensure students receive a well-rounded academic base that will enhance both their personal and professional development.
An interior designer analyses needs, integrates findings with knowledge of interior design, formulates design concepts, develops and presents design recommendations, prepares working drawings, collaborates with other licensed practitioners, prepares and administers contract documents and evaluates design solutions. Therefore, what one does within the field of interior design depends on his/her area of interest and design specialty. One may be employed by an interior design or architectural firm, a retail store, or a design division of a corporation or institution. One may decide to be self-employed and work out of his/hers own studio.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree).
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
- Apply essential notions, principles, theories and concepts in the design process.
- Research appropriate material and analyse the structure and content of material through written and drawn documents.
- Analyse and integrate information from various subject areas in a way that information becomes a creative interaction of data within both written presentations and design projects.
- Analyse design and programmatic scenarios, develop methods of abstracting and conceptualising notions, and apply problem solving methods.
- Create, review and critique both written assignments and project proposals. Be aware of how to utilise a critical thinking process as part of the project development process.
- Use visual communication skills such as sketching, model making, workshop techniques, computer skills, drafting, photography, perspective drawing. Demonstrate competent use of written and oral communication skills
- Prepare time management plans, organise information and apply a hierarchy structure to information in written and drawn work.
- Rate and be in tune with current developments in the discipline to continue individual professional development.
- Work effectively as a member of a team.
- Utilise and be guided by social, ethical, environmental, professional and cultural issues involved in the design field.
Section: A – Major Requirements
Min. ECTS Credits: 188 Max. ECTS Credits: 188
Section: B – Major Electives
Min. ECTS Credits: 16 Max. ECTS Credits: 34
Section: C – Communication and Business Electives
Min. ECTS Credits: 6 Max. ECTS Credits: 18
Section: D – Language Electives
Min. ECTS Credits: 12 Max. ECTS Credits: 24
Notes: Placement in English courses is done on the basis of a Placement Test or tests such as TOEFL or GCE.
Section: E – Computer and Mathematics Electives
Min. ECTS Credits: 0 Max. ECTS Credits: 12
|Course Code||Course Title||ECTS Credits|
|COMM-222||Graphic Communication (Graphic Layout)||6|
Section: F – Humanities and Social Sciences Electives
Min. ECTS Credits: 0 Max. ECTS Credits: 18
The above semester breakdown is an indicative one. A few of the courses are electives and can be substituted by others. Students may contact their academic advisor and consult their academic pathway found on this website under “Schools & Programmes”.