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BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture


Demonstrate your creativity, technical ability and problem-solving expertise with this exciting training opportunity

If you are looking for a well-respected, challenging Interior Design Course that also focuses on Architecture in Dublin, this is the course for you.

Why study Interior Architecture at Griffith College?

Our BA in Interior Architecture is a four-year level 8 degree course available on a full-time basis. This course has been created with consultation from industry professionals, and lecturers include practising designers, architects, and subject specialists, and will take you through the fundamentals of visual culture, building science and design principles and equips you with the practical studio skills.

  • A rigourous, in-depth course programme will teach you to create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments.
  • The practical nature of the course will make you industry ready, creatively and technically equipped to propose innovative solutions and problem-solving expertise within the built environment.
  • Use dynamic architectural modeling software like Revit, AutoCad 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as traditional communication tools such as model making and free-hand drawing.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography.

Interior Design Internships

Design students have had internships with HJ Lyons and Jonathan Adler N.Y.C. to name just a few.

Field Trips

Experiential learning is an important part of our courses, therefore most modules have class trips as a part of their curriculum. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Venice.

Industry links

During the course you’ll be taught by practising architects, designers, buyers, and art historians, ensuring that the faculty maintains strong industry links.

Course details
Core Modules
Year One
  • Building Science & Technology 1
  • Design Communications 1
  • Design Principals & Research Methods 1
  • Studio 1
  • Visual Culture & Theory 1
Year Two
  • Building Science & Technology 2
  • Design Communications 2
  • Design Practice Management
  • Design Principals & Research Methods 2
  • Studio 2
  • Visual Culture & Theory 2
Year Three
  • Business Practice Management
  • Building Science & Technology 3
  • Design Communications 3
  • Studio 3
  • Visual Culture & Theory 3
Year Four
  • Building Science & Technology 4
  • Design Communications 4
  • Project Management
  • Studio 4
  • Visual Culture & Theory 4
How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other languages) and either Maths, Art or Design and Communication Graphics.

Mature Applicant

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2017 must provide a copy of ID i.e. passport.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the admissions team

FETAC/PLC Entry Requirements:

Level 5: Min. 3 Distinctions and a Full Level 5 Award achieved.

Level 6: We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 6 FETAC awards for advanced entry to Year 2. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss.

BTEC e.g. Higher National Diploma (HND) Entry Requirements:

We will assess on a case by case basis applicants from Level 4 or above BTEC awards for advanced entry to Year 2.

Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss.

How to Apply 

Applicants under 23 years of age on 1st of January, 2017 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO Website for information on important dates for 2017 applications.    

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2017 must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the Website homepage. Mature applicants will be asked for a copy of their passport.


Fee Information 

A Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below. The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.

Tuition Fees

Study Mode: Full-Time

EU living Ireland: EUR 5,500.00

EU living Abroad: EUR 6,500.00

Non EU living Ireland: EUR 10,000.00

Non EU living Abroad: EUR 10,000.00

2% Learner Protection Charge

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded.

Direct Debit Scheme

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


Is your company paying for your course?

They will need to complete a Griffith College Sponsorship Form and send this to the Student Fees Office:

  • Post: Student Fees, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Email:

Academic Progression

You’ll have an extensive knowledge of spatial planning, visualisation, and CAD technology as well as experience with project briefs and project management upon completion of this course.

Graduates of this course have the option to continue their studies in Griffith College. We offer a number of options including:

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression 

Through the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture, you will have gained valuable design experience, built a strong foundation of creativity, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

  • Interior Architecture

  • Retail Store Design

  • Hospitality Design

  • Domestic Design

  • Draughtsperson

  • Branding and Design Development

  • Interior Stylist

  • CAD Technician

  • Materials Consultant

  • Exhibition Designer

Ready to take the next step?