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Diploma in Interior Design

Offered by: Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course Duration6 semesters + internship
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)42000/Course
FacultyInterior Design Dept.
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design

Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2018 Award-  ‘Silver Award and the Best Colour Choice Award’

Study Abroad Pathway

Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2018 Award-  ‘Silver Award and the Best Colour Choice Award’

Course Description
Would you like to transform your spaces?
The Interior Design course aims to equip students with the ability to create both the aesthetic and technical aspects required for professional interior design practice.
Throughout the program, students will learn to develop creative and innovative design abilities by working on individual projects which deal with the theoretical, conceptual and practical aspects of interior design. Students will be exposed to complex problem of modern environments in the context of style, taste, culture and humanity. We maintain a close relationship with the industrial sectors in the country and keep our faculty and students updated with current developments in design and technology. At the end of the program, students will be able to meet the challenges and demands of the design profession in an effective manner.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Art & Design Fundamentals
  • 3D Studies
  • Interior Design 1
  • Drawing 1
  • History of Art 1
  • English
  • Malaysian Studies 2 or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1

Semester 2

  • Interior Design 2
  • History of Interior Design 1
  • Building Construction & Materials
  • Environmental Study
  • Elective 1
  • Writing Skills or Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Communication Ethics
  • Interior Design 3
  • History of Interior Design 2
  • Construction Drawing 1
  • Computer Aided Design 1
  • Elective 2

Semester 4

  • Interior Design 4
  • Lighting Design
  • Construction Drawing 2
  • Furniture Study
  • Computer Aided Design 2

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Community Project
  • Interior Design 5
  • Project Management
  • Computer Aided Design 3

Semester 6

  • Interior Design 6
  • Professional Practice

Industrial Design


Entry Requirements

SPM with minimum 3 credits in any subjects and passes in Bahasa Malaysia and Sejarah; or

UEC with minimum 3 Grade B in any subjects; or

O-Level with minimum 3 Grade C in any subjects; or

Any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian government; AND

Submit two (2) A4 size drawings (personal choice of media, technique and subject matter).

Intake Months

Jan, June, Sept

Career Prospects

  • Designer in Architecture and Interior Design Firms
  • Exhibition/Event Designer
  • Practice In Furniture Industry
  • 3-D Visualizer
  • Showroom/Window Display Designer
  • Sales Personnel for Building Materials
  • Colour Scheme Adviser
  • Building Model Maker

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

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