BACHELORS DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN (BSID)

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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 behavioral 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.

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.

  • Qualification: Bachelors in Interior Design
  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Qualification name: Interior Design
  • College: College of Arts & Science
  • 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

FIRST YEAR (35 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ARAB 101 Composition for Native Speakers of Arabic I 3 0 3
ENGL 101 Academic English I 3 0 3 (ENGL 052 AND ENGL 055) OR passing
placement test
INTD 100 Engineering Drawing 1 4 3
ITCS 101 Introduction to Computers & IT 2 2 3
MATH 103 Mathematics I 3 0 3 (MATH 053) OR passing placement test
HIST 121 Modern History of Bahrain 3 0 3
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 18
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ENGL 102 Academic English II 3 0 3 ENGL 101
INTD 103 Freehand Drawing 0 6 3
INTD 102 Introduction to Design 1 4 3
ITCS 121 Computer Programming 2 2 3 ITCS 101
MATH 104 Mathematics II 3 0 3 MATH 103
HUMR 101 Principles of Human Rights 2 0 2
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 17

SECOND YEAR (33 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ENGL 201 Academic English III 3 0 3 ENGL 102
INTD 200 Design Theory 3 0 3
INTD 203 Design Workshop 1 4 3 INTD 102
INTD 204 Design Drawing I 1 4 3 INTD 100
INTD 206 History of Art & Design 3 0 3
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 3 0 3 (MATH 053) OR passing placement test
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 18
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
ENGL 202 Academic English IV 3 0 3 ENGL 201
INTD 209 Colour Theory & Practice 0 3 3
INTD 208 Visual Training 0 6 3 INTD 103
INTD 211 Design Drawing II 1 4 3 INTD 204
MAGT 121 Fundamentals of Management 3 0 3
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15

THIRD YEAR (36 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTD 300 Design Studio I 1 4 3 INTD 211
INTD 303 Materials & Application in Design 3 0 3
INTD 304 Lighting & Acoustics 3 0 3
INTD 305 Computer Application in Design I 1 4 3 INTD 204
INTD 306 Building System & Interior Codes 3 0 3 INTD 303
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTD 310 Design Studio II 1 4 3 INTD 300
INTD 307 Landscape Design 1 4 3 INTD 300
INTD 308 Computer Application in Design II 1 4 3 INTD 305
MAKT 201 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 MAGT 121
ETHC 394 Ethics and Professional Practice in Interior Design 3 0 3 INTD 310 AND Completion of at least 66
credits
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SUMMER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTR 411 BSID Internship 0 12 6 Completion of at least 90 credits AND
Minimum CGPA 2
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 6

FOURTH YEAR (30 CREDITS)

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTD 400 Design Studio III 1 4 3 INTD 310
INTD 405 Computer Application in Design III 0 6 3 INTD 308
IDRM 498 Research Methods in Interior Design 3 0 3 INTD 310 AND Completion of at least 90
credits
XXXX XXX Free Elective X X 3
INTD 407 Portfolio Development 0 6 3 INTD 400
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTD 409 Drawings & Specifications I 1 4 3 INTD 306
INTD 499 Project in Interior Design X X 3 IDRM 498 AND ETHC 394
XXXX XXX Free Elective X X 3
HU/SS XXX Humanities/ Social Sciences X X 3
INTD 410 Design Studio IV 1 4 3 INTD 400
TOTAL PER SEMESTER 15
LIST OF PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Cre Prerequisite
INTD 330 Stage Planning 0 6 3
INTD 334 Comics & Animation 0 6 3
INTD 336 Fine Art Studio 0 6 3
INTD 337 Historic Restoration 0 6 3
INTD 338 Photoshop 0 6 3
INTD 341 Islamic Art & Design 0 6 3
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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 900
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,500
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 16,540

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

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