Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design (BSID)
College of Arts & Science

Core Competence

Interior design is both an art and science that involves the adaptation of natural and human-made environments not only to the cultural, social, economic and behavioural activities, but also to the physiological and psychological attributes of people. Different interior design dynamics apply to public as opposed to private buildings. However, the focus of interior design space shifts to the satisfaction of group and individual needs. The quality of the interior environment is determined by how well it satisfies the users’ needs and their preferences for functions, materials, and aesthetics.

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Study Plan

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FIRST YEAR (35 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ARAB 101COMPOSITION FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ARABIC IInfo303
ENGL 101ACADEMIC ENGLISH IInfo303(ENGL 052 & ENGL 055) or passing placement test
INTD 100ENGINEERING DRAWINGInfo143
ITCS 101INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS & ITInfo223
MATH 103MATHEMATICS IInfo303MATH 053 or passing placement test
HIST 121MODERN HISTORY OF BAHRAINInfo303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER15618

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ENGL 102ACADEMIC ENGLISH IIInfo303ENGL 101
INTD 103FREEHAND DRAWINGInfo063
INTD 102INTRODUCTION TO DESIGNInfo143
ITCS 121COMPUTER PROGRAMMINGInfo223ITCS 101
MATH 104MATHEMATICS IIInfo303MATH 103
HUMR 101HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLESInfo202
TOTAL PER SEMESTER111217

SECOND YEAR (33 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ENGL 201ACADEMIC ENGLISH IIIInfo303ENGL 102
INTD 200DESIGN THEORYInfo303
INTD 203DESIGN WORKSHOPInfo143INTD 102
INTD 204DESIGN DRAWING IInfo143INTD 100
INTD 206HISTORY OF ART & DESIGNInfo303
STAT 101INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICSInfo303MATH 053 or passing placement test
TOTAL PER SEMESTER14818

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
ENGL 202ACADEMIC ENGLISH IVInfo303ENGL 201
INTD 209COLOR THEORY & PRACTICEInfo033
INTD 208VISUAL TRAININGInfo063INTD 103
INTD 211DESIGN DRAWING IIInfo063INTD 204
MAGT 121FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENTInfo303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER61515

THIRD YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTD 300DESIGN STUDIO IInfo143INTD 211
INTD 303MATERIALS & APPLICATION IN DESIGNInfo303
INTD 304LIGHTING & ACOUSTICSInfo303
INTD 305COMPUTER APPLICATION IN DESIGN IInfo143INTD 204
INTD 306BUILDING SYSTEMS & INTERIOR CODESInfo303INTD 303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER11815

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTD 310DESIGN STUDIO IIInfo143INTD 300
INTD 307LANDSCAPE DESIGNInfo143INTD 300
INTD 308COMPUTER APPLICATION IN DESIGN IIInfo143INTD 305
MAKT 201PRINCIPLES OF MARKETINGInfo303MAGT 121
ETHC 394ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN INTERIOR DESIGNInfo303INTD 310
TOTAL PER SEMESTER91215

SUMMER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTR 411INTERIOR DESIGN (BSID) INTERNSHIPThis course provides practical training experience, off-campus on a job site, for BSID students to facilitate transition from the classroom to a professional work environment facilitating their seamless integration into the work force upon graduation as interior designers. This course aims to provide students with first-hand experience of the day-to-day functions and duties of and operations undertaken by interior designers and to integrate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom with competencies required by the workplace.  " style='float:right' src='http://www.ahlia.edu.bh/ahlianewcms/wp-content/themes/ahliauniversity/images/hover-icon.png' alt='Info'>0126Completion of at least 90 credit hours with CGPA ≥2.00
TOTAL PER SEMESTER0126

FOURTH YEAR (33 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTD 400DESIGN STUDIO IIIInfo143INTD 310
INTD 405COMPUTER APPLICATION IN DESIGN IIIInfo063INTD 308
IDRM 498RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERIOR DESIGNInfo303INTD 310
XXXX XXXFREE ELECTIVEInfo303
INTD 407PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENTInfo063INTD 400
TOTAL PER SEMESTER71615

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTD 409DRAWINGS & SPECIFICATIONS IInfo143INTD 306
INTD 499MAJOR PROJECT IN INTERIOR DESIGNInfo003IDRM 498
XXXX XXXFREE ELECTIVEInfo303
HU/SS XXXHUMANITIES/ SOCIAL SCIENCESInfo303
INTD 410DESIGN STUDIO IVInfo143INTD 400
TOTAL PER SEMESTER8815

LIST OF PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title LEC LAB CRE Prerequisite
INTD 330STAGE PLANNINGInfo063
INTD 334COMICS & ANIMATIONInfo063
INTD 336FINE ART STUDIOInfo063
INTD 337HISTORIC RESTORATIONInfo063
INTD 338PHOTOSHOPInfo063
INTD 341ISLAMIC ART & DESIGNInfo063
TOTAL PER SEMESTER03618

Employability

Graduates from the department of Interior Design have the opportunity to work in the interior design, interior architecture and architecture offices. They can either establish their own offices or work in the private and public sectors conducting design, implementation and commercial activities. Besides, they have the opportunity to become instructors in universities after continuing their higher education.

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Fast Facts

Qualification: Bachelors in Interior Design

Type: Undergraduate

Duration: 4 years

Qualification name: Interior Design

College: College of Arts & Science

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Teaching & Assessment

  • This programme aims at providing the students with knowledge, background and ability in the subject of design and organisation of inner spaces.
  • Students are provided with both theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • All audio-visual media are used for designing works in the computer laboratories by means of modern drawing software (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-up & 3D Max).
  • Information given in courses like “Design Studio I, II, III & IV”, “Construction and Material” is mainly professional for the first three years. In the last year, which is the period of entering the profession, the schedule includes the final project research and design and several elective courses to offer the students the opportunity to choose from various specialisations within field of interior design.
  • The programme is a four year full time professional degree with a total of 134 Credit Hours, these credit include a graduation project.
  • The medium of instruction is 100% English
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Fees

Bachelor’s Degree fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee (if applicable) BD 40
Orientation Courses (if applicable) BD 1,200
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,600
Second Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 330 Per Course) BD 3,630
Third Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 360 Per Course) BD 3,960
Fourth Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 390 Per Course) BD 4,290
TOTAL BD 16,940

Please note that the fees listed above do not include the cost of text books required to complete the program.

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