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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(36 m) 3 years
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 8,794
Course Miscellanous Fees:


Not provided
Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Awarding University:
Pj College of Arts & Design

Diploma in Interior Design

  Institution: PJ College of Arts & Design

Field Of Study:
Creative Arts, Design & Music
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Interior Design
Course Intake:
April, August, January

Interior Design is essentially a problem-solving discipline. It is a creative solution to space. This multi-disciplinary process integrates art and technology and relates it to the built-environment.

Interior Design enhances surroundings; improves functionality; deals with physical and psychological needs; addresses aesthetic values and style; and reconciles art with practical functionality.

The aim of the Diploma in Interior Design is to provide an opportunity for students to study a wide range of design processes and develop their technical skills and problem solving sensibilities to appropriately carry out interior design projects.

The course emphasis is on the acquisition of skills to analyse design problems and produce conceptual solutions to achieve practical goals in relation to human needs.

Design project work is the core of the course. It enables skills to be practiced and integrates knowledge acquired in each of the specialised areas.


The interior design field is projected to experience a significant growth with the rapid boom in the construction and building industries.

Graduates from the Interior Design program find employment in:

• Interior design firms
• Architectural firms
• Home furnishing stores
• Hotel chains
• Restaurant chains

Graduates from this program, after gaining experience as an apprentice, obtain higher-level positions and in large firms, may advance to chief designer, design department head, or other supervisory positions. Some experienced designers set up their own design firms.

Many graduates also practiced as:

• Freelance Designers
• Design Educators
• Event / Exhibition Designers
• Set Designers
• Furniture Designers



MQA Compulsory Subjects
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
Pengajian Malaysia
Pendidikan Moral / Pengajian Islam

Common Core
English for Communication
Critical Studies

Programme Core / Areas of Concentration
Fundamental Drawing
Theory and Practice of Design
Technical Drawing
History of Design
Visual Delineation
Interior Design 1
Interior Design 2
Interior Design 3
Computer Aided Design 1 (AutoCAD)
Computer Aided Design 2 (3D StudioMax)
Furniture Science & Construction
Furniture Design
Building Technology
Building Services
Professional Practice
ID (Major Project 1)
ID (Major Project 2)

3 Dimensional Studies
Environmental Graphics
Specifications & Contracts

Industry Attachment
Industry Work Placement Program



Ooi Boon Seong
Diploma in Interior Design (1989)
Current base: Kuala Lumpur
Design Director, PDI Design & Associates Sdn. Bhd.

PDI Design Associates – one of Malaysia’s leading multi-award winning interior design company with bases spread across South East Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Bangkok.

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Joseph Hu Zhaohui
Diploma in Interior Design (2001)
Current base: Beijing, China
Design Director, Beijing Qingshang Architecture Ornamental Engineering Co. Ltd.

Amongst the many projects undertaken by Joseph include the Birdnest Stadium, Beijing Airport renovation, hotels and exclusive residential properties.



Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

The National Institute of Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia accepts the 3rd Year of the Diploma in Interior Design offered by PJCAD to be an acceptable prerequisite for entry into Year 3 (Semester 5) of their Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) degree program.

Curtin University of Technology
Perth, Western Australia

Students achieving a “B” average (or equivalent) in the diploma awarded by PJCAD will receive up to 400 credits, for direct entry into the third year first semester of Curtin University’s Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture) degree program.

Other universities that gives advanced standing entry to PJCAD’s students include:

Northumbria University
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Interior Design

University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Interior Design

Birmingham City University (BIAD)
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Interior Design

Teesside University
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design

January, April & August

RM 39100

3 years