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Diploma in Interior Design

Offered by: The One Academy of Communication Design (TOA)

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Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
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CampusSunway & Penang Campuses
FacultyInterior Design
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyArts & Design
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Course Description

Designing Spaces That Inspire

Learn the best of both residential and commercial interior design ranging from site study, space planning and interior concept development to lighting and furniture design, learning to identify, research and creatively solve problems relative to function and quality of built environment. Upon completion, you will be able to plan and design commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with emphasis on space creation, planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments.

Introduction to Interior Design

All types of hand-drawn sketches used in interior design as well as key design elements such as line, texture, pattern, light & shadow, contrast, brightness and colour are introduced here. Students will also learn architectural freehand sketches such as interior features, landscaping & streetscaping, building & architectural details alongside the foundation of interior design.

Comprehensive Interior Design Studies

Students will undertake lessons in numerous software and programmes to develop, communicate and draw intermediate construction and technical information, ensuring students understand all aspects of producing interior designs following their creativity and ideas, by equipping them with the technical skills required to thrive in the industry.

Industry-Based Learning

Students are exposed to more niche projects through specialised subjects that allow them to identify the design needs that different spaces possess and be able to cater accordingly. They will undergo portfolio preparation and assigned to an on-site interior design project, and work as apprentices in companies to gain practical experience in the industry.

Final Project

For their final project, students will conceptualise, design and produce interior solutions for a myriad of spaces. They will receive a wholesome education comprising of interior design knowledge of various living spaces such as commercial, residential, corporate, tourism and more.

Course Modules
    • Computer Graphic
    • Construction Drawing
    • Creative Thinking
    • Design & Business Management
    • Environment Science & Services
    • Final Project
    • Furniture and Lighting Design
    • Industry-Based Learning
    • Interior & Architectural History
    • Interior Design
    • Interior Fundamental Studies
    • Interior Material Finishes
    • Interior Professional Practice
    • Interior Visual
    • Portfolio
    • Research in Interior Design
Personal Development
  • Language & Communication Skills
MPU Courses
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
  • Business Marketing
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Culture & Humanities
  • Community Service
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • SketchUp
  • V-Ray
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Lumion
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Unreal Engine
Entry Requirements

Pass in SPM With minimum 3 credits Including a pass in English, Bahasa Melayu & History

Intake Months

January, April, August

Career Prospects

The Global Interior Design Market Size is Projected to Reach US$291.6 Billion by 2027


  • Interior & Architectural Studios
  • Construction & Development Companies
  • Furniture Manufacturers
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Housing Developers
  • Interior Design Consultancies
  • Lighting Manufacturers
  • TV Stations

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

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