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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 14.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Description

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design gives students the opportunity to study the aesthetic response of the elements of design which include, for example, space, shape, form, mass, line, texture, pattern, light and color in two and three dimensional space through experiments and projects. Coursework is structured to assist students in the development of their goals as they acquire the knowledge and skills common to interior design professionals.

    The goal of the BFA in Interior Design is to provide students with the skills needed to improve the quality of life, to increase the productivity and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through creative and innovative design solutions.

    In this industry-focused curriculum, students can investigate the principles of interior design, including unity, balance, proportion, scale and rhythm. They will be challenged to develop practical applications by completing a design project, using their acquired knowledge of contextual analysis, color psychology, client analysis, selecting finishes through mood and sample board as well as various other presentation techniques.

    The AIU BFA in Interior Design gives students the opportunity to investigate the fundamental elements of interior design and conveys their use through practical and theoretical research. In this curriculum, students can learn how to:

    • Complete the interior design programming process with a client [i.e. interviewing, assessing needs, inventorying existing conditions, creating matrices and adjacency diagrams, stating the project objectives and desired outcomes, problem solving, proposing solutions].
    • Complete technically correct drafted floor plans, interior elevations, building sections, and interior details for both residential and commercial applications.
    • Understand and be able to skillfully apply the principals and elements of interior design [balance, rhythm, proportion, scale, emphasis, harmony, space, shape, line, texture, pattern, light, and color].
    • Understand the use of color theory and how its application affects both visual presentation of a space and the psychological impact of that space on those existing in that environment. A strong understanding of the variety of human factors to be considered in the practice of interior design [physical proportions, physical limitations, cultural influences, global considerations].
    • Have a full understanding of Interior Design career options and skill set requirements.
    • and many more industry-related skills.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • EUR 14220 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 14520 Year (Non-EEA)

    13.5 credit (3 classes, 1 quarter) £4170 Home students and £4260 Non-home students

    Start date January,March,July,October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    GENERAL EDUCATION

    • COMP 101 Introduction to Computers 4.5
    • ENGL 106 English Composition I 4.5
    • ENGL 107 English Composition II 4.5
    • HUMA 205 Art Appreciation 4.5
    • HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
    • MATH 133 College Algebra 4.5
    • PRES 111 Presentation Essentials 4.5
    • SSCI 206 Aspects of Psychology 4.5
    • SSCI 210 Sociology 4.5
    • SCIE 206 Biology or
    • SCIE 210 Environmental Science 4.5
    • General Education Electives (2) 9

    Total General Education Requirements 54

    GENERAL ELECTIVES

    • General Elective 4.5
    • General Elective 4.5
    • Internship/General Elective 4.5

    Total General Elective Requirements 13.5

    LOWER DIVISION CORE

    • IDIA 103 Interior Design I 4.5
    • IDIA 105 Architectural Drafting 4.5
    • IDIA 208 Color Theory For Interior Design 4.5
    • IDIA 110 Human Factors & Contextual Studies 4.5
    • IDIA 215 Interior Design II 4.5
    • IDIA 216 Drawing Basics for Design 4.5

    Total Lower Division Core Requirements 27

    UPPER DIVISION CORE

    • IDIA 308 History Of Architecture & Design I 4.5
    • IDIA 315 Rendering Techniques 4.5
    • IDIA 323 Materials & Resources 4.5
    • IDIA 328 History Of Architecture & Design II 4.5
    • IDIA 330 Drawing & Perspectives Development 4.5
    • IDIA 331 Textile Applications 4.5
    • IDIA 428 Capstone Design Project & Presentation 4.5

    Total Upper Division Core Requirements 31.5
    Specialization Requirements 54
    Total Bachelor Degree Requirements 180

    SPECIALIZATION OPTIONS

    Generalist Concentration

    The Interior Design specialization provides students the opportunity to transfer in or take specialization courses in any area of Interior Design. The courses below are suggestions but may be substituted for any upper level course in the Interior Design discipline.

    Residential Interior Design

    • IDIA 306 Building Systems & Codes 4.5
    • IDIA 309 Special Topics for Residential Interiors 4.5
    • IDIA 311 Lighting For Interiors/Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 313 CAD I Introduction to Autocad 4.5
    • IDIA 316 Residential Interior Design Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 321 Living Environment For Special Needs Populations/Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 325 Kitchen & Bath Design II Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 402 ID Professional Practices 4.5
    • IDIA 410 Working Dwgs-Const Docs/Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 420 Portfolio Development 4.5
    • IDIA 425 Kitchen & Bath Design III Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 427 Capstone Research & Development 4.5

    Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Interior Design

    • IDIA 306 Building Systems & Codes 4.5
    • IDIA 311 Lighting Design For Interiors/ Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 313 CAD I Introduction to Autocad 4.5
    • IDIA 314 BIM I Introduction to BIM / Revit 4.5
    • IDIA 324 BIM II Design Build Methodology 4.5
    • IDIA 334 BIM III Advanced Modeling & Communication Skills 4.5
    • IDIA 322 Commercial Environments/Studio (office based) 4.5
    • IDIA 402 ID Professional Practices 4.5
    • IDIA 410 Working Drawings & Construction Documents Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 412 CAD II- Advanced AutoCAD Arch 4.5
    • IDIA 420 Portfolio Development 4.5
    • IDIA 427 Capstone Research & Development 4.5

    Commercial Interior Design

    • IDIA 306 Building Systems & Codes 4.5
    • IDIA 311 Lighting For Interior Spaces 4.5
    • IDIA 312 Commercial Environments/Studio (office environments) 4.5
    • IDIA 313 CAD I Introduction to Autocad 4.5
    • IDIA 314 BIM I Introduction to BIM 4.5
    • IDIA 317 Retail Store Environments Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 318 Hospitality Design Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 319 Health Care Design Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 402 ID Professional Practices 4.5
    • IDIA 410 Working Drawings & Construction Documents Studio 4.5
    • IDIA 420 Portfolio Development 4.5
    • IDIA 427 Capstone Research & Development 4.5

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

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    Requirements

    To be considered for admission, first-time students and transfer applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

    • Submit a complete application for admission.
    • For prospective students who reside in North or South America or the Caribbean Region and who are applying through the AIU Admissions Office located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, an application fee of US $50 is required. For other international applicants who reside outside these regions and who apply through the Admissions Office in London, an application fee of GB£35 is required.
    • Submit attestation of high school graduation or its equivalent.
    • Participate in an admission interview arranged by an AIU Admission Advisor.
    • Non-native English-speaking prospective students are required to provide proof of English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS or other approved English-proficiency assessment) prior to admission or upon arrival in London. Applicants should consult an AIU London Admissions Advisor for full details and English-proficiency requirements before applying to AIU London.

    English Proficiency and English as a Second Language

    Prospective students whose first language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency prior to admission. Accepted methods for the demonstration of English proficiency at AIU include but are not limited to:

    Examination Options:

    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (on the paper test) of 500 or higher
    • TOEFL score (on the computerbased test) of 173 or higher
    • TOEFL score (on the internetbased test) of 61 or higher
    • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) score of 3 or higher
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5 or higher
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 73 or higher
    • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Certificate of Advanced English (UCLES CAE) grade of A, B or C
    • University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Certificate of Proficiency in English (UCLES CPE) grade of A, B or C
    • British GCSE/Ordinary (O) orAdvanced (A and AS) Level examinations in the Subject of English grade of A, B or C

    Instructional Options:

    • Successful completion of acollege-level English course (agrade of C or better) taken at anaccredited, English speaking postsecondary institution
    • Graduation from an Englishspeaking secondary institution
    • ESL instruction based onUniversity evaluation
    • Level 109 or higher on the ESLLanguage Centers
    • Level 107 or higher EF Language
    • Centerso Alternative measures of Englishproficiency may be determined with Academic approval.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American InterContinental University. StudyPortals cannot guarantee that the scholarships apply to this university.

    Funding

    AIU offers several scholarship and grants options. For more information see the link section "financial aid" and their catalogue.

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