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BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

School of Arts


JPT/BPP(U) (N/581/6/0091/ PA8200) 09/21

About The Programme

The BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture is an exciting new offering from the Department of Art and Design. This programme is designed for students who seek to become innovative interior architecture professionals of the 21st century. Spanning a period of three and a half years, you will engage in various aspects of design for interior environments and develop skills which enable you to contribute to the profession with creativity and confidence.  You will also experience an immersive learning environment in the real world during the six-month industrial placement programme.

The programme of studies takes place in a broad range of learning environments, beginning with a studio experience which will engage the student in the fundamentals of the design process and thinking as well as allow knowledge and skill-development in the practice of designing interactions between people and interior spaces. A balanced mixture of theoretical and practical subjects such as design practice, modelling, drawing, furniture design and sustainable design are coupled with real world skills such as communication, technology and entrepreneurship, to create a graduate profile that can be articulated beyond interior architecture to other design professions.



Jan, March & August

3 Years 6 Months (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • 3D/CAD Visualizer
  • Creative Director
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Entrepreneur
  • Furniture Designer
  • Interior Architect/ Designer
  • Interior Technician
  • Lighting Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Product Designer    
  • Retail Designer
  • VR/ AR Designer  

Programme Structure

  • Design Thinking & Practice
  • Drawing Techniques & Process
  • History of Architecture & Design
  • Model Making
  • Computer Aided Design 1
  • Interior Architecture 1
  • Building Materials and Construction 1
  • Architectural Graphics 1
  • Interior Architecture 2
  • Computer Aided Design 2
  • Building Materials and Construction 2
  • Architectural Graphics 2
  • Building Services and Technology
  • Color, Materials and Finishes
  • Interior Architecture 3
  • History of South East Asian Architecture
  • Elective 1
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Principles of Advertising Design
  • Design Enterprise
  • Sustainable Design
  • Interior Architecture 4
  • Lighting Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Design for Society
  • Professional Practice
  • Project Management
  • Final Year Project 
  • Internship (6 months)

For Local students:

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

For International students:

  • Malay Language for Communication 1
  • Moral Education / Islamic Studies
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

STPM Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)
A Level DD/DEE (Minimum 8 points)
Australian Matriculation ATAR 55
Canadian Matriculation 55%
MUFY 220 (55%)
Sunway Foundation in Arts CGPA 2.0
Sunway Foundation in Science and Technology CGPA 2.0
UEC Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)
IB Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)
Specific Requirements MQA requires local students to possess a MUET or international English proficiency qualification in order to register for the Interior Architecture programme.

Portfolio requirements


*  Pass a Portfolio review and interview conducted by the University.

Why is a Portfolio Necessary?
A portfolio provides some indication of your ability in design and allows us to assess your creative potential.

What Should a Portfolio Contain?
For purposes of admission, a portfolio should contain three examples of drawings in any media.

Other Qualifications
Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis


English Language Requirements

TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (internet-based)
PTE Acedemic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill)
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/ English Satisfactory level in English in Pre-University programmes where the medium of instruction is English
Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67


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