BA (Hons) Interior Design is a creative and challenging programme that introduces students to all aspects of interior design. They will develop a range of practical and intellectual skills that encourage risk-taking and inventive problem-solving approaches.
Studio-based learning enables students to develop creative and technical skills. They will work both collaboratively and individually while taking part in small group tutorials in a studio environment.
Students will have opportunities to visit design consultancies, industrial facilities, museums and exhibitions. These visits contribute to the development of a deeper contextual and industrial understanding of interior design, with direct links to studiobased projects or theoretical studies.
Students will also continue building an understanding of the design industry by working with clients and industry professionals on 'live projects', mirroring the employment experience. These commercial projects will also help students understand the business context of design, preparing them for a career.
Specialist lecturers who are design professionals
Good networks and professional links with the industry
A compulsory industry internship programme provides students with the opportunity to experience real life industry practice and develop networks for employment opportunities upon graduation
Programme and curriculum design are enhanced by professional input from design practitioners
Develops industry-ready graduates who can make a difference in the workplace
Degree awarded by Sheffield Hallam University, UK
(Inclusive of 6-month internship)
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial assistance available:
The first year challenges students to explore diverse approaches to design problems and apply their creative skills in different ways. It will also challenge any preconceptions that students may have about Interior Design. During the first year, students will also learn many of the essential skills needed to work in Interior Design.
Design for Production
Human Centred Design
Industry attachment (Compulsory)
Industry Placement [GD]
Community Service & Co-curriculum
Ethnic Relations (Local students) / Communicating in Malay 2 (International students)
Islamic & Asian Civilisation (Local students) / Malaysian Studies 3 (International students)
Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
*For Malaysian students who do not have a credit in SPM BM.
In the second year, design projects are often company-sponsored, and involve working directly with the client (live projects). The subjects will help students to meet this challenge and develop their skills and knowledge to a professional level. Other projects involve working to a national or international design brief. In this case, students need to demonstrate the ability to communicate their design ideas professionally, using a variety of media and techniques.
Audience and Context
Building By-Law (Malaysia)
An International Study Tour will be scheduled in Year 2.
Through a process of research and discussion with academic staff, students determine a body of self-directed study that allows them to develop a personal area of interest related to the field of Interior Design. By taking increased responsibility for the management of their own work, students are prepared for life as a professional designer.
The number and content of the projects students undertake in the third year can be negotiated. However, the academic team will offer advice that enables students to develop a portfolio that best supports their career aspirations. It is also essential that students support their dissertations and design projects with a body of thorough and convincing research and development.
Elective subject (Urban Landscape or Green Design)
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Approximate Total Fee (USD)
Note to International Students:
Prepayment fee of RM16,000 is required before the first enrollment payable towards the first semester tuition fee, registration, deposit and general administration fees. Should the total payable fees be different, international students are to pay the exact amount as advised by INTI counselors. Please download the full fee information for the respective INTI university or college for more information.