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Interior Architecture (BSc)

  • Course Code

    CR 053

  • Field of Study

    Architecture,Interior Architecture

  • Type of Course:

    Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Full-time course duration:

3 Years (6 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in five subjects i.e. Grade O6 or H7 in five subjects. The five subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.

Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
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Work Placement

At present, there is no direct work placement period in the course. However, students are encouraged to work in relevant industry during their summer vacations. Through the EU Erasmus Programme, there is a student exchange agreement with the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, that may provide the opportunity to complete part of the course work there.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Most helpful subjects are: Art, Construction Studies, and Design and Communication Graphics.

Course summary

This mainly studio-based course is taught through formal lectures and tutorials. It has a significant amount of time allocated to studio and project work. There is a high technical input, supplementing the design drawing and presentation content.

Further studies

Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance may continue into Year 4 of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture, subject to availability of places.

Department(s)

Architecture

What is Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture involves the design of interiors of buildings, their layout, fitting, furnishing and decoration and the preparation of all technical drawings and written documentation necessary for the carrying out of the work. The design work of the Interior Architect includes domestic, commercial, leisure, retail, educational and healthcare interior projects. Interior architectural design encompasses many types of interiors and utilises accompanying skills.

About the Course

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus

This course qualifies graduates to work in architectural and interior design firms, in junior management positions, and prepares the individual to choose self-employment after a suitable period of practical experience. This mainly studiobased course is taught through formal lectures and tutorials. It has a significant amount of time allocated to studio and project work. There is a high technical input, supplementing the design drawing and presentation content.

Accreditation

This course is in the process of accreditation review by The Royal Institute of British Architects part 1 and the European Council of Interior Architects. This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Further Studies

Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 (final) of
> Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture, subject to availability of places.

Question time

How much of your time is devoted to studio/project work?
Approximately 50% of time is devoted to studio and project work.

What is the difference between Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology?
Interior Architecture includes aesthetic design of all interior aspects of a building including technical resolution. Architectural Technology can be described as technical design.

Am I qualified as an Interior Designer?
This programme is designed to graduate candidates who will practice in Interior Architecture which includes interior design.

What is the difference between Interior Architecture and Interior Design?
Interior Architecture is specific to a building’s interior. It stands at the intersection of Architecture, design of the built environment, sustainability, and conservation. Unlike interior design, it is architecture within the confines of an existing building. As such, the course, requires a level of technical competence to compare with that of the architect, as the responsibilities to the client and community are similar.

Graduate Profile

Breeda O'Donoghue
Senior Designer

Breeda works with Houseworks Cork as a Senior Designer. Working exclusively with SieMatic Kitchens, Breeda began work with six months post-qualification training in Dublin, before joining the Cork showrooms as its only designer. Breeda has earned a wealth of experience in dealing with private and commercial projects alike. Her work ranges from presenting the SieMatic range in the showroom to preparing detailed design layouts for prospective clients. Breeda was awarded Young Designer for Kitchens by the Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards in the UK.

Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:

Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture CR053

This course qualifies graduates to work in architectural practice, interior design firms, and allied disciplines in the capacity of Interior Architect as a designer with a developed area of focus and expertise or in entry management positions.

The graduate will be proficient in the master-planning, spatial design and the materiality of complex interior schemes that involve multiple floors and mixed uses. The graduate is also oriented to commercial architectural practice with a strong understanding of sustainable design. The graduate will be able to develop designs and their attendant working drawings, and will deal with contractors, suppliers, and local authorities. The graduate may also select self-employmnet after a suitable period of practical experience.

Potential Areas of Employment
• Private Practice
• Commercial
• Government Organisation
• Local Authority

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:

280

CAO Cut off:

CAO Average:

Mr Kevin Busby
kevin.busby@cit.ie
021 4335971

Ms Katherine Keane
katherine.keane@cit.ie
021 4335970

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