Diploma in Interior Design

School of Arts

About The Programme

This programme allows you to explore the art and science of enhancing interior spaces to make it aesthetically pleasing to the end user. Interior spaces no longer just meet functional and practical requirements, they are crucial to how we experience life, work and play.

Inspiring new developments in technology and materials has created countless opportunities for the creative professional who chooses to pursue interior design. You will be equipped with the principles and theories of interior design before you begin to explore your creative potential through the many hands-on interior design activities as part of your curriculum. 

With the support of experienced lecturers, you will discover the intricacies of space planning, design processes and visual aspects of presentations as well as concepts relating to building materials, furniture design, building construction, project specifications and professional ethics. During the programme, you would also have opportunities to participate in industry competitions and real world projects.



January, April, September



2 Years 6 Months (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • 3D visualiser
  • Design consultant
  • Display artist
  • Exhibition designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Interior designer
  • Project manager
  • Retail designer
  • Set designer
  • Theme park designer

Programme Structure

  • Principles of Design (2D)
  • Building Construction
  • Principles of Design (3D)
  • Furniture Design 1
  • Drawing Studies
  • History of Interior Design
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Colour, Materials & Finishes
  • Interior Design 1
  • English for Artists & Designers
  • Model Making

  • Interior Design 2
  • Specification & Contract
  • Building Services
  • Advanced Computer Aided Design
  • Furniture Design 2
  • Professional Practice
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Interior Design 3
  • Introduction to Design Proposal Writing

  • Computer Graphics 1
  • Digital Photography
  • Ceramics

  • Interior Design Final Year Project
  • Practical Training

for Local Student
  • Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisation
  • 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

SPM / O-Level
Pass with minimum 3 credits (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)

Pass with minimum 3 Grade Bs (including a pass in Art /Technical Drawing / Portfolio)


Portfolio Requirements

Pass a Portfolio review 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 5 - 15 examples of your own original creative work. Its purpose is to demonstrate how you express your concepts through media. Any form of media is acceptable. Photographs, drawings and 3-D work will be accepted as digital photographs. For media work, links to streaming sites such as Vimeo, YouTube or SoundCloud are acceptable. Otherwise, Video files must be H.264 QuickTime file. Games or other applications must be playable on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.


Other Qualifications

Any other equivalent qualifications
Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent     5.0



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