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Diploma in Interior Design

Diploma in Interior Design

School of Arts


JPT / BPP(U)( (R/214/4/0059/ A8679) 3/18

About The Programme

Inspiring new developments in technology and materials may sometimes overwhelm new interior designers, which is why we have created a programme that will equip students with the solid foundation of theories and practicalities of interior design. They are also taught to develop handy skills through hands-on interior design activities in class and participation in live projects and competitions in the industry.

In this programme, the learning emphasis is on developing creative design solutions in shaping and planning interior architectural spaces for human activities. Students can choose two elective subjects from other art and design disciplines as part of our cross-disciplinary learning concept.

During this programme students will start from drawing skills before graduating into designing smaller, compact spaces and then move on to commercial or institutional models. The final assignment will be a more complex major design project.

January, March & August

2 Years 3 Months (full-time)

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Career Prospects

  • Interior Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Event Designer
  • Model Maker
  • Display Artist
  • 3D Visualiser


Programme Structure

  • Principles of Design (2D)
  • Principles of Design (3D)
  • Drawing Studies
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Interior Design 1
  • Model Making
  • Building Construction
  • Furniture Design 1
  • History of Interior Design
  • Colour, Materials and Finishes
  • English for Artists and Designers
  • Interior Design 2
  • Building Services
  • Furniture Design 2
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Intro to Design Proposal Writing
  • Specification and Contract
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • Professional Practice
  • Interior Design 3
  • Interior Design Final Year Project
  • Practical Training
  • Computer Graphics 1
  • Digital Photography
  • Ceramics

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

  • SPM / SPMV / O-Level : Pass with minimum 3 credits (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)
  • UEC : Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)
  • Other Qualifications
    Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis


English Requirements

Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP): Pass Level 4 with minimum 50%


A portfolio provides some indication of your ability in design and allows us to assess your creative potential.

We wish to see at least 3 examples of your own creative work, completed within the last 3 years.

Portfolios are as varied as the students they represent; however, usually a portfolio would contain examples of drawings in a variety of media. Photographs of 3D pieces you have made such as jewellery, sculpture, packaging, card design, furniture products, interior design or sketchbooks can be included. We are happy to accept portfolios in an electronic format, such as a CD-ROM or website.

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