BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

School of Arts


About The Programme

The BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture is an exciting programme designed for students who seek to become innovative interior architecture professionals of the 21st century. Spanning a period of 3 and 1/2 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. 

The programme of study takes place in a broad range of learning environments, beginning with studio experience which engages you in the fundamentals of design process and thinking, allowing knowledge and skill-development in the practice of designing interactions between people and interior spaces. You will be exposed to a balanced mixture of theoretical and practical subjects such as design practice, modelling, drawing, furniture design, and sustainable design. A keen sense of design coupled with communication skills and the ability to utilise the latest technology, will equip you for a career in any field of design.

You will also experience an immersive learning environment in the real world during the 6-month industrial placement programme. This programme has been developed according to the guidelines of the Board of Architects Malaysia (Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, LAM).

This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.



January, 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


Dual Degree Awarded by

Lancaster University

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)

Additional MOHE compulsory General Studies subjects

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

Entry Requirement

Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)

Minimum 8 points

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.0

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.0

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma in Related Field*
CAVG 50% 


Specific Requirements

Contemporary Music (Audio Technology)
All candidates must undertake a LIVE audition. To prepare three 1.5- minute pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of your choice.

Music Performance
All candidates must undertake an audition, either LIVE or by video conference. Candidates should prepare three short pieces to be sung or performed on any instrument of their choice. 

Design Communication and Interior Architecture
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?
A portfolio should contain three examples of drawings in any media.

Design Communication
MQA Programme Standards require local students to possess a MUET qualification in order to register for the Design Communication programme. Students who have attained the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications may apply to be exempted from this requirement.


English Requirements

TOEFL 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
PTE Academic 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 (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.



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