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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.

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Why study Interior Architecture at Griffith College?

Our BA in Interior Architecture is a three-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 rigorous, 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 modelling 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.

Intake Dates

Our intake for this course commences September 2019.

Are you applying through the CAO?

Download our 2018 CAO Toolkit for everything you need to know about applying to the CAO!

What our students say?

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So very proud of my Griffith College education! It was an amazing and tough course.... and I loved every minute of it!

Audrey Gaffney
BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture

Katarina Soderlund - Student Experience 

Course details
Core Modules
Year One
  • Interior Spacial Projects 1
  • Design Graphics 1
  • Architectural Drafting
  • History of Interior Design
  • Ergonomics and Anthropometrics
  • Interior Spatial Projects 2
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Building Regulations
  • Materials and Finishes
  • Visual Culture and Theory 1
Year Two
  • Interior Spatial Projects 3
  • Introduction to BIM
  • Furniture and Fittings
  • Visual Culture and Theory 2
  • Brand and Marketing
  • Interior Spatial Projects 4
  • BIM 3D Modelling
  • Building Construction
  • Lighting Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Business
Year Three
  • Interior Spatial Projects 5
  • BIM Collaboration
  • Green Design and Sustainability
  • Materials Science & Structural Mechanics
  • Conservation of Interior Environments
  • Interior Spatial Projects 6
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Business Practice Management
  • Thesis
How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

To see our portfolio guidelines, please take a look at the following Portfolio Brief and the Portfolio Guidelines.

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 as well as a portfolio which can include samples of sketching, notebooks, concept development and technical drawings. 

Mature Applicant

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2019 must provide a copy of ID i.e. passport and a portfolio for assessment. 

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.

You will also have to submit a portfolio for assessment.

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 2019 must apply through the CAO system Please consult the CAO Website for information on important dates for 2019 applications. You will also then be invited to submit your portfolio for assessment.   

Advanced Entry

Applicants looking for Advanced Entry should apply directly on the website clicking advanced entry on the application form. You will need to upload a copy of your photo I.D., C.V. and a portfolio for review.



Tuition Fees

General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 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.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 5,850.00


General Fee Information 

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 and a 2% Learner Protection Charge is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Non-EU students: a Medical Insurance, Student Services and Administration fee of EUR300 is payable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.

Study Mode: Full-Time


Non-EU Living in Ireland or abroad: Please refer to our Non-EU Tuition Fees section.

EU Living Abroad: EUR 6,650.00

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: [email protected]

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.

QQI Award Fee

Please note that a QQI Award Fee applies in the final year of all QQI courses. To find the relevant fee for your course level, please see the Fees page.


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.

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?