• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh, Tripoli
  • Faculty: Architecture - Design & Built Environment
  • Department: Architecture - Design And Built Environment

Program Description

  • UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT (18 Credit Hours)
  • COMMON FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (22 Credit Hours)
  • MANDATORY CORE COURSES (59 Credit Hours)
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES (9 Credit Hours)

The mission of the Interior Design Program at Beirut Arab University is to provide learning opportunities that integrates critical thinking skills with a wide variety of creative experiences in the field of Interior Design. Very broadly, the Interior Design Program seeks to provide students with the highest professional standards to advance a human-centered practice of interior design that contributes positively to the health, safety and well-being of people in local, regional and global contexts.

The broad aim of interior design program is to provide a variety of transformative learning opportunities to shape creative, rational, and socially and environmentally responsible design professionals. This thorough goal is supported through the following objectives:

  • To sustain premium standards for interior design education through professional accreditation.
  • To provide students with necessary skills for interacting with multiple disciplines in collaborative environments.
  • To promote communicative design methods which define and achieve users’ needs in various environments.
  • To develop effective communication skills, with a solid background of design theories, histories, environmental responsiveness, and standards; along with creative, abstract and critical thinking skills.
  • To influence students with a high sense of social and ethical responsibilities.

Graduates of this program acquire the essential knowledge and skills of successful practitioners in the field of Interior Design. Six critical outcomes are identified as essentials for students to achieve the above mentioned aim. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Formulate a complete understanding of the historical and theoretical fundamentals and universal principles of interior design.
  • Develop a comprehensive, human-centered, socially and economically responsive design through creative problem-solving within interior environments.
  • Integrate designs within the context of building technology systems using appropriate materials and products.
  • Develop attitudes, traits and values of professional responsibility, accountability and effectiveness.
  • Communicate effectively and express ideas in writing, orally and graphically.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge for applying laws, codes, regulations, standards and practices that maintain the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Attain a managerial foundation required for professional practice.

A graduate of this program will be qualified to create the physical environments that are functional, sustainable, stimulating and healthy.

Interior Design jobs cover a wide spectrum of firms and industries involved in the design for built environments including residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, office, retail, entertainment, exhibit, educational and industrial facilities, as well as, lighting / furniture / textile manufacturing.”

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ARTD201 DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 4 1 LEC; 6 STU PCC
ARTD203 PHOTOGRAPHY 3 2 LEC; 2 SEC PCC
ARTD205 HISTORY OF ARTS I 3 3 LEC PCC
ARTD207 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN I 3 2 LEC; 2 LAB PCC
ARTD209 FREEHAND DRAWING 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
Second Semester
ARTD206 HISTORY OF ARTS II 3 3 LEC PCC
INTD202 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO I 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
INTD204 BUILDING SYSTEMS 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
INTD208 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN II 3 2 LEC; 2 LAB PCC
INTD210 THEORY OF COLORS 3 2 LEC; 2 SEC PCC
Third Semester
ARTD309 ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 LEC PCC
INTD301 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO II 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
INTD303 INTERIOR MATERIALS AND SPECIFICATIONS 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
INTD305 HISTORY OF INTERIORS AND FURNISHING 3 3 LEC PCC
INTD307 INTERIOR PERSPECTIVES 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
Fourth Semester
INTD302 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO III 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
INTD304 INTERIOR EXECUTION DESIGN AND DETAILING I 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
INTD306 TEXTILE AND FURNISHING MATERIALS 3 3 LEC PCC
INTD308 LIGHTING DESIGN 3 3 LEC PCC
Fifth Semester
INTD401 INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO IV 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
INTD403 INTERIOR EXECUTION DESIGN AND DETAILING II 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
INTD405 FURNITURE DESIGN 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
INTD407 INTERNSHIP 1 1 LEC PCC
Sixth Semester
INTD402 INTERIOR DESIGN SENIOR PROJECT 6 0 LEC; 12STU PCC
INTD404 INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS 3 3 LEC PCC

Program Elective Course (PEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
INTD220 SCENOGRAPHY 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PEC
INTD221 BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING 2 2 LEC; 2 LAB PEC
INTD222 ACOUSTICS DESIGN 3 3 LEC PEC
INTD223 HISTORIC INTERIOR PRESERVATION 3 3 LEC PEC
INTD224 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ARTS 3 3 LEC PEC
INTD225 GRAPHIC DESIGN 3 2 LEC; 2 LAB PEC
INTD226 PARAMETRIC DESIGN & DIGITAL FABRICATION 3 2Lec; 2 Lab PEC
INTD227 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERIOR DESIGN 3 3 LEC PEC