About Program

General Information

The profession of Interior Architecture aims at designing original interior spaces (e.g. residential, office, historical, and commercial buildings) by using scientific and artistic principles and relevant contemporary technologies, and also considering the issues of comfort, ergonomics, economy, physical, psychological, and social characteristics of users. In other words, Interior Architecture is a discipline that designs interior spaces in terms of functionality and aesthetics by considering user demands and spatial features. Within this context, the profession of Interior Architecture improves the life quality of humans and contributes to the artistic and cultural development of a society.

The Department of Interior Architecture has been established within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of Cyprus Science University in 2020. The main mission of the Department is to educate and train qualified interior architects who are critical thinkers, research oriented, innovative, creative with a holistic approach to problem solving, and have artistic and the necessary skills in using modern technologies. An integral aspect of this mission is to make sure that the graduates of the program have not only high degree of awareness about social and environmental issues but also high ethical standards. The language of education is English. The Department of Interior Architecture offers an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree program, which is a 4-years program - consisting of eight semesters. The Department aims at being a centre of excellence and a leading academic institution within the framework of providing a high quality of education and developing strong cooperation in the fields of artistic and scientific practices at national and international level. Graduates of the Interior Architecture Department receive a ‘Bachelor’s Degree’ and earn the title of ‘Interior Architect’.

Teaching Methods

The Department Interior Architecture follows a holistic approach to designing interior spaces by using science, art, and technology. The Department interacts with a range of professional disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, psychology and sociology. Therefore, the quality of education is based on the interdisciplinary approach. The Undergraduate Program of Interior Architecture consists of theory and practice. The design studios are at the heart of the education program. The design studios start in the first year of the education and last for four years. The main aim of the design studies is to help the students to design their original projects, to develop an ability to take a part in teamwork, and to strengthen the educational process in cooperation with other departments of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (e.g. architecture). In addition, the students take some other courses (e.g. building materials, drawing and presentation techniques, ergonomics, furniture design, and interior landscape design) that contributes to the quality of education.

Opportunities for Academic Progress

Graduates of the Interior Architecture Department may pursue an academic career by continuing postgraduate programs (Master and Doctorate).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Interior Architecture Department can work as an interior architect/designer for public and private sectors (e.g. construction companies and furniture manufacturers) and/or can establish their own businesses.

Learning & Teaching Methods

1-Possess theoretical and practical information on art and design to be used in the field of interior architecture.

2-Comprehend the environmental, climatic, social, economic and legal factors that affect the basic design principles.

3-Interpret art history, art, culture, aesthetics and material in the field of interior architecture.

4-Posses manners, information and the sensitivity of fine arts.

5-Realize the environment-human interaction in interior architecture.

6-Comprehend legal arrangements, professional ethics and responsibilities in the field of interior architecture.

7-Realize the interaction between different disciplines that are related to the field of interior architecture.

8-Possess sufficient background on structural problems in designing interiors according to the climatic conditions and maintaining comfort.

9-Design external environment in the vicinity of the organized interior.

10-Apply related techniques to do research, design and artistic criticism.

11-Search cultural and architectural heritage and their regional and local architectural characteristics.

12-Evaluate an Interior Design project in accordance with users, laws of space and equipment requirements.

13-Distinguish between the needs, desires, behavior patterns and social and spatial disparities that characterize different cultures in interior architecture.

14-Realize the application criteria of the designs of building service systems that are formed by circulation, plumbing, electrical, communications, security and fire protection systems.

15-Understand basic principles of using lighting, acoustics, air conditioning and energy issues.

16-Comprehend the selection criteria of the building materials used in interior architecture and the structure of today's technologies.

 

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES WITH AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Knowledge Based

1-Possess theoretical and practical information on art and design to be used in the field of interior architecture.

2-Comprehend the environmental, climatic, social, economic and legal factors that affect the basic design principles.

3-Interpret art history, art, culture, aesthetics and material in the field of interior architecture.

4-Posses manners, information and the sensitivity of fine arts.

5-Realize the environment-human interaction in interior architecture.

6-Comprehend legal arrangements, professional ethics and responsibilities in the field of interior architecture.

7-Realize the interaction between different disciplines that are related to the field of interior architecture.

8-Possess sufficient background on structural problems in designing interiors according to the climatic conditions and maintaining comfort.

9-Design external environment in the vicinity of the organized interior.

10-Apply related techniques to do research, design and artistic criticism.

11-Search cultural and architectural heritage and their regional and local architectural characteristics.

12-Evaluate an Interior Design project in accordance with users, laws of space and equipment requirements.

13-Distinguish between the needs, desires, behavior patterns and social and spatial disparities that characterize different cultures in interior architecture.

14-Realize the application criteria of the designs of building service systems that are formed by circulation, plumbing, electrical, communications, security and fire protection systems.

15-Understand basic principles of using lighting, acoustics, air conditioning and energy issues.

16-Comprehend the selection criteria of the building materials used in interior architecture and the structure of today's technologies.

 

SKILL BASED

1-Possess information on the topics such as property rights, zoning and housing regulations, user rights that affect the building design, construction and architectural work.

2-Describe the technical aspects of a project completely and accurately.

3-Analyse the necessary details in order to realize the spatial and furniture elements designed.

4-Achieve competence in understanding the mutual interaction between man and natural or artificial environment.

5-Use a combination of theoretical, methodological, and practical information in order to develop applications.

6-Analyse the data collected within the framework of aesthetic values, and user needs.

7-Analyse the necessary details in designed furniture elements.

8-Follow the scientific and technological developments to evaluate interaction with the field of interior design.

9-Create designs in interior architecture that will provide aesthetic and technical requirements.

10-Develop an architectural project that has a comprehensive program from the schematic design phase to the detailed system development phase.

11-Realize interior designs using appropriate computer aided design technologies.

12-Determine potential problems in the subjects of design and planning issues in the context of interiors.

13-Arrange and create a livable interior considering the aesthetic values in accordance with the function of interior space.

14-Implement the interior designs in accordance with current requirements and develop economic solutions.

15-Create sensitive arrangements that recognizes the historical value and importance of the interior in historical places.

Access to Further Studies

Aim: Interior Architecture Degree Program aims at training interior designers who have the ability to perform innovative designs for the interior spaces of buildings to be constructed or rebuilt in contemporary settlements. The program equips its graduates with the skills required for the emerging need for high quality designs increasingly demanded throughout the country.

 

Objective: The objective of the program is to provide students with the opportunities for becoming eligible to the high quality job market through department’s collaboration with the University’s Vocational Training Center.

The vision of the program includes ensuring that the student obtains valid and positive knowledge and experience during the undergraduate education; recognizing the importance of geography and universal values; developing a versatile designer identity, demonstrate competence in both current and future artistic and design issues; and focusing on responsibility, awareness and social / professional duties.

Career Opportunities

Offices in design process , workshops in implementation and control process are the study areas. Interior Designers can work especially in the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement or municipalities according to the provisions of applicable laws and contracts, and also they can work freelance in their own offices.

There is an opportunity of an academic career in a University. An interior architect can have a successful career by accurately making use of human relations and psychology in all parts of creativity.