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Key Information

Course TitleBachelor of Design with Specialisation in Interior
Awarding BodyAlexander College
Evaluated and Accredited byCyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)
LevelBachelor’s
Study ModeFull-time
Credits (ECTS)240
Duration4 Years
Entry RequirementsSee Entry Requirements Below
CampusAlexander College, Larnaca
Language of InstructionEnglish
Tuition Fees€6950 / per year
State GrantUp to €3417 *
Next Start DateSeptember 2020
VideoClick here to view a video description of the course

* State grants may only be given to student families whose members have lived permanently and legally in the Republic-controlled areas of Cyprus, for at least five (5) years prior to the commencement of the studies for which sponsorship is sought.

Key Information

Course TitleBachelor of Design with Specialisation in Interior
Awarding BodyAlexander College
Evaluated and Accredited byCyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)
LevelBachelor’s
Study ModeFull-time
Credits (ECTS)240
Duration4 Years
Entry RequirementsSee Entry Requirements Below
CampusAlexander College, Larnaca
Language of InstructionEnglish
Tuition Fees€6950 / per year
State GrantUp to €3417 *
Next Start DateSeptember 2020
VideoClick here to view a video description of the course

* State grants may only be given to student families whose members have lived permanently and legally in the Republic-controlled areas of Cyprus, for at least five (5) years prior to the commencement of the studies for which sponsorship is sought.

Course Insight

The Bachelor of Design degree in Interior is a fascinating course which crosses the boundaries between art and design. Bringing together your creative flair and practical abilities, you will learn how to design and make objects and surfaces for the interior spaces of private houses, public and corporate buildings, shops and retail environments, and for theatre, film, and television.

You will undeniably graduate with an impressive portfolio, real-world experience, problem-solving and project management skills, and the technical expertise needed for a successful career in interior design.

You will examine the principles underlying space, surface, decorative pattern, craft, and digital processes and develop the conceptual ability and technical skills to design and make for both bespoke one-off projects and industrial production.

Teaching and learning

The Interior Design programme involves a rich and diverse set of experiences designed to stimulate your ability to learn as well as encouraging a high level of critical reflection. You will be expected to take part in workshops, projects, seminars, lectures, tutorials and exhibitions. You will engage with self and peer assessment and contribute meaningfully to your peer group.

Throughout the course, you will have access to experienced tutors and will be visiting professionals who will discuss your work with you and offer support, guidance and suggestions on how to develop your portfolio of work in readiness for employment.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used including projects, essays, group presentations and presentations of visual work. There are no exams. You will engage in written critical evaluation of your work and relate it to the broader context of design practice.

Enrolment and Duration

This is a four-year full time programme. Each academic year usually commences in the first week of October and, in some cases, the last week of September. The academic year runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enroll up to two weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.

Entry Requirements

Due to the creative nature of the course, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We may make different offers where appropriate to candidates who have a strong portfolio, or substantial relevant work/other experience and whose motivation and skills would enable them to succeed on the course. In your application, please give full details of any relevant work experience and qualifications.

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1stSeptember of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma or Foundation Certificate/Diploma or equivalent. Candidates will also be required to be proficient in the English Language.

Graduation Requirements

The entire course comprises of a total of 37 modules over 4 years. To achieve the BDes degree, you must complete all modules to achieve the required 240 credits (ECTS*) for successful completion (See ‘Course Structure’).

* European Credit Transfer System

Where Next?

The course provides excellent preparation for a career in design for domestic interiors, exhibitions and museums, retail, film, theatre and television, and interactive spaces. Graduates from the course have moved into a range of creative careers, including working as interior designers either salaried within design agencies or on a freelance basis. Many students also continue on to further study, such as postgraduate courses in interior design or related creative disciplines.