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Interior Architecture

Overview
The intention of this programme is to develop advanced design, aesthetic, analytical, technical, assessment, appraisal and research skills in Interior Architecture. The structure of the programme facilitates the development of a self-directed specialist design focus with expertise in the discipline developed through studio explorations and research investigations. A minor focus in interdisciplinary themes can be integrated through the availability of elective modules.

The programme includes theoretical and practical content aimed to predict future best-practice in environmental responsibility.

Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of contemporary sustainable retrofit and interior architecture practice and provide leadership through innovative expertise in design with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist skills and an overall holistic approach.

The department is currently completing the process for recognition by the European Council of Interior Architects.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Option 1: BSc (Honours) in Interior Architecture 50% average pass.

Option 2: BSc (Honours) in Architecture, BSc (Honours) in Architectural Technology, 50% average pass.

Please note: portfolio review and interview, additional credits beyond the 90 credit programme may be required for option 2.

Duration

Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, September to August).

Delivery
Full-time
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week:
Semester 1 & 2: 10 -15
Which days: Variable

Part-time Delivery
Part-time students may take modules on a phased basis and complete the programme over a number of years; 45 credits per year approximately over 2 years or 30 credits per year approximately over 3 years. All module delivery is scheduled between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges of contemporary sustainable retrofit and interior architecture practice and provide leadership through innovative expertise in design with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist skills and an overall holistic approach.

The department is currently completing the process for recognition by the European Council of Interior Architects.

Further enquiries

Katherine Keane, Marc O’Riain
Department of Architecture
E: katherine.keane@cit.ie; marc.oriain@cit.ie
T: +353 21 433 5970

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
The elective modules afford the learner the opportunity to broaden his/her skills set in other disciplines or to deepen his/ her skills set in a selected area or focus. The elective modules offered in any given year are delivered subject to demand and resource availability.
Semester 1
• Research Skills and Practice
• Interior Arch Strategy Studio (15 ECTS)

Elective (Choose 2)
• Passive House Design 1
• Revit and BIM
• Contract Admin/Dispute Resolve
• Const. Project Management
• Commercial BER
• Strategic Management 1
• Multimedia Production
• Free Choice Module

Semester 2
• Research Project Development
• Int Arch Development Studio (20 ECTS)

Elective (Choose 1)
• Adaptation and Reuse 2
• New Media Production
• Eng. Project Management
• Global Project Management
• Intl Strategies & Org
• Managing Innovation
• Passive House Design 2
• Building Information Modeling
• Free Choice Module

Semester 3
• Interior Arch Documentation and Dissemination Studio (10 ECTS)
• Research Documentation and Dissemination (20 ECTS)

Comment

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

Closing date: 1st June 2017

Course fee

EU Applicants: €5,000.
Non EU Students: €12,000

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