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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design 3+0 in Collaboration with Birmingham City University, UK.

Offered by: Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Exam BodyBirmingham City University, UK.
Course Duration6 semesters + internship
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)66828/Course
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Course Description

Our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course provides you with the skills to transform or give new life to spaces, as well as teaching you how to plan and design creative interiors. You will look at hierarchies and relationships between different spaces, describing these relationships in new ways.

This industry-aligned degree course offers you the opportunity to study and practice the adaption and re-use of space within new and existing building stock, while also addressing aesthetics, human needs, materiality and more, as well as the ephemeral qualities of atmosphere, character, colour, light and shade.

Alongside the regeneration of existing space, you will discover new interior environments, in a broad range of industry sectors, such as hospitality, retail, leisure and residential, using an experimental approach to design to develop the refined techniques required for effective space planning, conceptual design, development, visualization and the refurbishment of space.

During each year of study you will be working closely with our team of Industry Professionals that dedicate time each week to working alongside you as students, helping to align all projects and work output with the industry standards, and in context of present day projects.


1st Year

  • 20th Century Movements in Architecture and Design
  • Re-ordering Space
  • Manipulating Space
  • Design Devices
  • Transforming Space 1
  • English for Academic Purposes

2nd Year

  • Design Communication
  • Interior Strategies
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Transforming Space 2
  • MPU 1 & 2

3rd Year

  • Critical Study
  • Design Integration
  • Major Project
  • MPU 3 & 4

Industry Training

Entry Requirements

Pass STPM with minimum 2 Grade C including a pass in SPM English; or

Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 5 Grade B including a pass in English; or

Pass A-Level with minimum 2 Grade C; or

Pass Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in relevant recognized field or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00; or

Pass Matriculation / Foundation or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.00; or Other qualification recognized by the government of Malaysia; AND

(1)Pass Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with at least Band 1; and

(2)Credit in English 1119 or any English qualification recognized by BCU; and

(3)Submit Portfolio. For applicants with Diploma qualification, please submit your final year Diploma Project Portfolio (to be saved in CD in pdf format, file size less than 5MB. Email is also acceptable)

Intake Months


Career Prospects
  • Self –practice in Interior Design
  • Designer in Architecture and Interior Design Firms
  • Practice in Furniture Industry
  • Showroom / Window Display Designer
  • Colour Scheme Advisor
  • Sales Personnel for Building Materials
  • Exhibition / Event Designer
  • Building Model Maker
  • 3-D Visualizer

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

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