Bachelor of Interior Design

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Bachelor of Interior Design is a professional degree program that provides creative and technical solutions, comprehensive with space, form, function and material. This program is mainly focused on aspects such as space layouts, lighting, building services and regulations etc. giving the student a vast understanding through academic and industrial training to obtain the required knowledge in facing the design industry. This program allows the student to work through various projects within the context of Retail, branding /commercial, hospitality, exhibition as well as furniture designing. The degree helps and encourages students to be creative and innovative by providing them with a combination of workshops, seminars and other activities to develop their design and skills to become professionals.

Key Features

  • The learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Interior Design degree program will adhere to above aspects and therefore the learning outcomes are given below categorised under Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes.
  • Knowledge: ability to understand and interpret
  • • Fundamental knowledge relating to aesthetics, composition of spaces
  • • Scientific knowledge in relation to building interiors such as building science, material science etc.
  • • Technical knowledge in relation construction technology, drafting technology etc.
  • • Contemporary trends and issues both in local and global context with up do date knowledge in developments of interior design discipline
  • • Professional knowledge of profession, practice, legal aspects etc.
  • Advance Skills:
  • • Design skills integrating scientific and technological principles to provide solutions to diverse situations
  • • Creative thinking skills to interpret situations into design ideas
  • • Analytical and synthesis thinking skills
  • • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • • Composition skills in form and space understanding the aesthetic principles pertaining to interior design
  • • Management skills to nature leadership qualities to lead the design team
  • • Professional communication skills to effectively communicate in both graphical and verbal form
  • • Research skills to inquire , gather , analyse and interact both qualitative and qualitative information
  • • English language skills
  • • Information technology skills
  • Attitudes
  • • Professional value system to work within the construction industry
  • • Senility to environment factors
  • • Ability understand in depth value systems of socio-economic forces to interpret them into design ideas
  • • High level of self-motivation to become creative professionals
  • • Ability to interpret realistic socio-cultural and economic background of project within current context.
  • • To assess own capabilities and acquire any new knowledge whenever necessary.
  • Students will develop skills, knowledge and attitude and the necessary life skills which would permit them to perform competently; build a passion towards continuous learning and self-development to cater for diverse needs in their careers.

Program Contents

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1

  • Introduction to Interior Design I
  • Historical and Cultural Influence on Interior Design I
  • Design Communication I
  • Theory and Practice of Interior Design
  • Building Science
  • Materials – structural- Building construction I
  • Business English

YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 2

  • Interior Design II
  • Historical and Cultural Influence on Interior Design II
  • Design Communication II
  • Basics of Building Construction
  • Materials –interior - interior construction & design II
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Digital Communication I

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 1

  • Interior Design III
  • Historical and Cultural influences on Interior Design III
  • Design Communication III
  • Building Technology I
  • Furniture Design
  • Digital communication II

YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 2

  • Interior Design IV
  • Professional Practice
  • Interior Lighting
  • Environmental Studies and Services
  • Digital communication III
  • Building Technology II
  • Interior Acoustics
  • Internship

YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 1

  • Research Methodology & Essay
  • Introduction to Interior Design V
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Management

YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 2

  • Interior Design V
  • Advanced Interior Design Practice VI
  • Design Management and bye Law

Entry Requirements

  • G.C.E. Advanced Level - Passes for 3 subjects in one attempt

Fee & Funding

For Local Students:

  • Year 1: LKR 500,000
  • Year 2: LKR 500,000
  • Year 3: LKR 500,000
  • Registration Fee : LKR 10,000
  • Library Fee : LKR 5,000

Key Personnel

Programme Director

Archt. Upeksha Hettithanthri

Phone: 0115445100

Email: upeksha@nsbm.lk

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