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Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
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Location of Study:
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Full Time
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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0)

  Institution: KBU International College

Field Of Study:
Architecture & Building
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Interior Architecture
Course Intake:
August, January, September

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0)

This is a modular programme and assessment is based on coursework involving a wide range of individual and group projects, presentation, 2D and 3D image generation and modeling, essays, seminars, and a written dissertation. Various activities that include field trips and site visits, as well as a series of guest lectures by prominent members of design profession, are also organized.
Duration: 3 years at KBU International College
Entry requirements: Foundation in Arts & Design or UEC (art & design stream) or equivalent qualifications OR STPM/ A-Levels/ Diploma in relevant studies with appropriate art portfolio will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Intake: January and August (Year 1); September ( Year 2)

Career Opportunities

Interior design companies, architecture firms, furniture manufacturer, lighting design consultant, exhibition design consultant, exhibition designer and set designers and retail designers

Programme structure


Design Principles

  • An Introduction to design principles:
  • Developing the basic design skill
  • Exploring 3 Dimensional desform, space and order

The application of design principles:

  • Introduction to basic structure and structural principles
  • Design issues in relation to structure and function
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics
  • Working and manipulating with scale

Design Communication

  • Introduction to basic drafting
  • 2D and 3D drawing technologies
  • Orthographic drawing
  • Production drawing and model making
  • Basic structures and materials
  • Presentation drawing
  • Rendering techniques
  • Digital Imaging Skills

Architecture in Context 1

  • Historical development in architecture and its social cultural contexts
  • The political, economic, social and techno logical influences on contemporary architecture in global contexts
  • An Introduction to basic research strategies and methods
  • Developing the critical analytical skills through specific investigation in relation to interior architecture


Integrated design principles
Organisation and space configuration

  • Develop planning strategies for a given building programme within a specific architecture envelope
  • Develop design proposals concerning ergonomic needs, finishes and materials within a focused small scale design project

Detailed Specification

  • Develop and design plan into a detailed proposal that addresses the design, detailing, finishes and specification of architectural and interior elements at appropriate level.
  • Conceptualising and relating ideas and expression of design solution
  • Presentation and debate design proposals through appropriate visual, verbal, written and electronic techniques.

Professional and Technical Studies
Professional Presentation

  • Develop a professional CV and portfolio of work aligned to skills and techniques that the industry requires

Terminology of Building Construction

  • Understanding of the principles and terminology of building construction and the consequences of the application of materials

Architecture in Context 2

  • Introduction to contemporary interior, architecture and urban design in local and global context
  • Cultural diversity and influences in built environment
  • Exploration of critical thinking and construction debates.


Advanced Design Studies

  • Encourage students to undertake a synthesized research, critical debate and understanding of design philosophy.
  • Students have the opportunity to explore and develop design strategies to respond creatively through design proposals and site contexts
  • Respond holistically to the architectural and environmental context design, building briefs, scheme design, and conceptual framework, cultural, social, political and economic considerations and to reflect in detailed design.

MQA Compulsory subjects

Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B
Pengajian Islam/ Pendidikan Moral
Pengajian Malaysia

*All local students are required to take 3 MQA Compulsory Subjects that include Bahasa Kebangsaan A, Malaysian Studies, and Islamic Studies (for Muslims) or Moral education (for non-Muslims). Malaysian students are required by MQA to pass all these 3 subjects to qualify for their awards. MQA Compulsory Subjects are optional for all International Students

Source: KBU International College