University of Sharjah
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design
The Interior Architecture and Design program intents to serve an unmet need for an internationally recognized program embracing ‘learning through praxis ‘which allows the development of creative opportunities for emerging and established design creative, artists, educators, social advocates and the wider community. The program is committed to delivering an education that considers the issues of ethics and sustainability in its core content. The BA Interior Architecture Program has a number of distinct and unique points, the combination of which makes for an exciting course that provides ‘holistic’, relevant and contemporary education, knowledge and skills in particular: • The Program functions within very close proximity to the other art and design disciplines, such as Fashion Design, Graphic and Multimedia, and Fine Arts. This provides for student exposure to multidisciplinary influences. This is strengthened and supported by the provision of multi-disciplinary briefs, thus reflecting contemporary workplace realities. • The Program combines the study of Interior Architecture Design elements, but allows as the Program advances for students to develop personal direction through the choice of how briefs are interpreted. The objective is to have graduates who are reflective practitioners with their own specializations, working in multidisciplinary communities of practice; the designer in a global environment that is aware of social responsibility, sustainability and ethics, and can work effectively in the ever-changing international interior Design sector. Students are supported by a diverse group of tutors and expert staff in terms of experience and skills. They inject their own extensive and professional expertise into the curriculum and the teaching and learning experiences. Tutor expertise covers areas of residential, public and commercial design; and includes specialist support areas of furniture design, and selected topics in interiors such as yachts and jets. The program goals are to: 1. Produce confident graduates with dynamic professional design and presentation skills in interior architecture. 2. Enable students to acquire broad theoretical and practical knowledge related to their practice of interior architecture. 3. Deliver knowledge of historical and contemporary design in Interior Architecture movements, styles, and techniques. 4. Develop skills and abilities for data collection, analysis, design and evaluation of different interior architecture projects. 5. Gain information and acquired abilities to produce interior construction drawings and working details. 6. Acquire fundamental information about interior environment, with application of lighting, acoustics, and human factors. 7. Promote the use of leading technology in computer aided design (CAD) and other software applications for interior Architecture. 8. Enhance student oral and written communication skills. 9. Enable students to work as efficient team member in multi professional groups. 10. Recognize the necessary environmental factors, such as cultural, traditional, and heritage aspects. 11. Promote critical thinking as professional designers.
Required Credit Hours: minimum 122 hours