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Course Duration:
(30 m) 2 years 6 months
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Diploma in Interior Design

  Institution: KBU International College

Field Of Study:
Architecture & Building, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Interior Architecture
Course Intake:
April, January, May

Diploma in Interior Design

The diploma which is specifically-designed in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University emphasizes on design process that incorporates a variety of disciplines ranging from psychology, sociology, history, management to business practices.
The programme provides better understanding of a building’s structure and its mechanics while creating exposure to the use of various computer applications and software. It also develops problem –solving and transferable skills in the design professions.

Career Opportunities

Interior design companies, theatre and stage design studios, furniture design companies, lighting design houses, etc.
Duration: 2½ years (7 semesters) at KBU International College
Intake: January, April and May
Entry Requirements: 3 relevant credits in SPM, GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualifications

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Interior Design 1
  • Architectural Graphics 1
  • Design History 1
  • English for Academic Writing
  • Creative Studies**
  • Life Drawing**
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*/B*

Elective subjects (**select one)

Semester 2

  • Interior Design 2
  • Architectural Graphics 2
  • Design History 2
  • Computer Aided Design: 2D
  • English for Academic Purposes**
  • Colour Studies**

Elective subjects (**select one)
Semester 3

  • Photography & Digital Imaging**
  • Building Material Studies
  • Temporary Structure Design**
  • Introduction to Visual Culture**

Elective subjects (**select one)
Semester 4

  • Interior Design 3
  • Building Studies 1
  • Furniture Design 1
  • Design Communication
  • Pengajian Malaysia*

Semester 5

  • Interior Design 4
  • Building Studies 2
  • Furniture Design 2
  • Professional Practice
  • Computer Aided Design: 3D

Semester 6

  • Industry Placement**
  • Industry Placement – Simulation**

Elective subjects (**select one)

Semester 7

  • Interior Design 5
  • Design Thesis Report
  • Project Management
  • Tender and Contract Documentation

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