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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Offered by: First City University College (FCUC)

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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration3 years 6 months
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
CampusFirst City UC
FacultyFaculty of Design & Built Environment
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
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Entry into our full-time/part-time Master of Design Management (MDM) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme with special Alumni tuition fees.

Course Description

This programme focuses on the design and development of internal spaces with emphasis on the relationship between architectural context and designed interior. It equips graduates with relevant knowledge and creative skills to be professional interior designers or interior architects.

Students develop design culture in line with professional interior design and architecture practices. Studio design modules are complemented by modules in technical, professional and contextual studies.

Students will undergo internships with various interior design and architecture companies, property developers, product design companies, exhibition design and theater & stage design companies.

Students of this programme will be registered with the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID).

The Programme objectives are to:

  1. Equip students with the essential professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills
  2. Strenghten students’ skills in research and analysis of information, formation of sound and independent judgements through reflection, evaluation and presentation of well-reasoned arguments
  3. Equip students with distinctive personal visual skills and personal vision; encouraged through exciting and challenging practical and theoretical projects
  4. Prepare students to make their mark in the graphic design industry with full awareness of the roles and responsibilities of professional design practices
  5. Engage students in life-long learning


  • Design Studio 1
  • Design Communication 1
  • Architecture History and Context 1
  • Building Material and Construction 1
  • Communication Writing Skills
  • Design Studio 2
  • Design Communication 2
  • Architecture History and Context 2
  • Building Material and Construction 2
  • Communication Presentation Skills


  • Design Studio 3
  • Building Technology and Services 1
  • Architecture History and Context 3
  • Computer Aided Design 1
  • Elective Subjects
    • Creative Entrepreneurship
    • Consumer Behavior
  • Design Studio 4
  • Building Technology and Services 2
  • Architecture History and Context 4
  • Computer Aided Design 2
  • Design Portfolio
  • Industrial Placement (compulsory 6 months duration) after completing Year 2


  • Design Studio 5
  • Professional Practice
  • Research Proposal and Methodology
  • Elective Subjects
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Competition and Special Project
  • Design Studio 6
  • Project Management & Documentation
  • Dissertation
Entry Requirements
  • STPM – Minimum 2Cs and, a Credit in Bahasa Melayu, a Pass in English and Arts (Pendidikan Seni) in SPM or Pass Portfolio Interview for those who did not take Arts in SPM
  • UEC – Minimum 5Bs
  • GCE A-LEVEL – Minimum 2Ds
  • FOUNDATION/MATRICULATION – Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0
  • DIPLOMA – Pass with minimum CGPA 2.0 in Diploma in Interior Design/Art and Design/Design/Multimedia Design/Interior and Architecture Design and a pass in English in SPM or its equivalent
    Other equivalent qualifications which are recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
  • AND Pass Interview and Drawing Test
  • AND Pass Malaysian University English Test (MUET) Band 1
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Career Prospects
  • Interior Design
  • Architecture
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Lighting Design
  • Project Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Exhibition Design
  • Scenic Design
  • Retail Space Design

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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