This program examines the planning and the technical as well as the decorative elements needed to design the interiors of residential and commercial buildings. It stresses individual residences, offices, and commercial spaces (bars, hotels, banks, public restrooms). It describes the furniture that is best suited to a given space and the distribution of closets and bathrooms. In addition, it covers the construction details of walls, floors, stairs, fireplaces, lighting, kitchens, and woodwork. It also deals with other decorative elements such as the use of indoor plants, audiovisual systems, security, color theory, window treatments, elevators, indoor sports areas.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Interior Design Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example Art History, Artistic Design, Creative Writing, Multimedia Design, Performing Arts.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Interior Design Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Interior Design Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Interior Design via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Architecture & Architectural Design. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
Interior Design Resources & Materials
This course presents the materials and resources used in the design of interior spaces, both commercial and residential. It covers various topics related to products and their finishes such as suppliers, properties, specification, installation techniques, and code regulations for interior environments.
Academic Supervisor: Flavia Arizaga ÓnegaDecorative Elements
This course describes suitable furniture for specific spaces. It covers construction details such as walls and floors, stairs, fireplaces, lighting, kitchen distribution, and woodwork. It also deals with decorative elements such as the use of plants in interiors, audiovisual systems, security, color theory, window treatments, elevators, indoor sports areas. It explains lighting principles and technologies and the appropriate selection of lighting effects.
Academic Supervisor: Flavia Arizaga ÓnegaPlanting & Recreational Design
This course explains the utilization of plants as design elements to manipulate space, plant selection, composition, planting techniques, and maintenance requirements. It also studies recreational design in metropolitan, urban, and neighborhood areas, including parks, playgrounds, public places, and commercial areas.
Academic Supervisor: Graeme Dean HamiltonConstruction Materials & Assemblies
This course examines the principles, techniques, equipment, and materials used in the construction industry. It focuses on selecting the proper materials and equipment for specific construction tasks and estimating costs. It evaluates the properties of building materials such as concrete, brick, wood, steel, plastics, synthetic fibers, adhesives, sealants, and composites.
Academic Supervisor: Mohamed Abdallah Naguib El-ReedyErgonomics
Ergonomics provides us with efficient and comfortable places to work and to live. This is explored by considering body and work physiology, biomechanics, anthropometry, information processing, environmental factors, and the effect of thermal factors, noise, vibration, and illumination.
Academic Supervisor: Luis Fontanet SallanResidential Design
This course focuses on generating ideas and creating plans for residential designs using preliminary design concepts. It studies design elements and principles, contemporary issues relative to interior residential design, as well as issues related to human needs in the residence, and the functions and spatial proportions in the built environment.
Academic Supervisor: Flavia Arizaga ÓnegaCommercial Spaces
The course explores the design of commercial spaces through creative thinking based on planning and programming techniques. It focuses on problem-solving within a specialized environment and provides creative design solutions to unique situations while resolving common issues related to public and commercial facilities.
Academic Supervisor: Flavia Arizaga ÓnegaArchitecture Design
This course examines the various human purposes in architecture, the types of architectural styles, and the different approaches to construction. It presents architectural design theories, methods, ideas, and technologies. Finally, it finally explores new views on architectural aesthetics.
Academic Supervisor: Mohamed Abdallah Naguib El-ReedyInterior Design
This course explores the concepts of interior design, the sketching of ideas, and the techniques of informative presentation of decoration projects. It examines the plans, technical details, and decorative elements needed to design residential and commercial interiors as well as offices, and commercial spaces (bars, hotels, banks, public restrooms).
Academic Supervisor: Flavia Arizaga Ónega
Admission requirements - Interior Design
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.