Griffith College

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture

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.

BA in Interior Architecture
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:8
Duration:4 years full-time

About The Course

Our 4 year BA(HONS) in Interior Design takes you through fundamentals of visual culture, building science and design principles and equips you with the practical studio skills. You’ll be brought from initiation through to successful completion, becoming a graduate who can create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments. This degree is available as a full-time programme. At the end of the 4 years, you will be industry ready, creatively and technically equipped to propose innovative solutions and problem-solving expertise within the built environment. 

This Interior Architecture course has been created with consultation from industry professionals, and lecturers include practising designers, architects, and subject specialists. Amended in 2013 to current best practice within the industry and approved by QQI, the programme now includes Revit, AutoCad 3-D, AutoCAD, as well as traditional communication tools such as model making and free-hand drawing.


The quality of our students’ work has been recognised throughout the interior design and architecture industry in both awards and exhibitions.

Industry recognition

The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) recognises the BA in Interior Design (Level 7) and the Griffith College Dublin Diploma in Interior Design.

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. Our courses are regularly reviewed by industry professionals to ensure we are meeting the current needs of the industry and following best practice. Professionals from the fashion industry are regularly invited to give guest lectures, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work.

Interior Design Internships

Design students have also 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. Every year the faculty travels internationally and nationally to places with both current and historical interior design importance. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona, and Venice.

Creative Week

A key date in our calendar is the annual Creative Week showcase. This showcase gives graduates of Interior Design a platform to present their work alongside those of media, journalism, computing, film, and photography. Not only will this exhibit give you the experience of showcasing to industry standards, but it allows for extensive PR and networking opportunities.

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Building Science & Technology 1
Design Communications 1
Design Principals & Research Methods 1
Studio 1
Visual Culture & Theory 1
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Building Science & Technology 2
Design Communications 2
Design Practice Management
Design Principals & Research Methods 2
Studio 2
Visual Culture & Theory 2
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Business Practice Management
Building Science & Technology 3
Design Communications 3
Studio 3
Visual Culture & Theory 3
Year 4 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Building Science & Technology 4
Design Communications 4
Project Management
Studio 4
Visual Culture & Theory 4
Entry Requirements
General Requirements
2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or other language) and Maths
CAO Points: 

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:

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.

Please Note: A registration fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: 
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
How to Apply

Study Mode: Full-Time

  • 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.


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.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture Academic Progression
Career Progression: 

As a graduate of the BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture, you will have the experience to work within a wide variety of areas. Our previous graduates are employed in many fields including interior architecture, interior design, film and set design, retail design and store planning, hospitality design, healthcare design, domestic design, draughtsperson, branding and design development, interior stylist, CAD technician, materials consultant, and exhibition designer.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture Career Progression

Get in Touch

If you would like to find out more about this course, please do not hesitate in contacting a member of our admissions team.