Griffith College

BA in Interior Design

BA in Interior Design

BA in Interior Design

If you are looking for a well-respected, challenging Interior Design Course in Dublin, the Griffith College Interior Design course is the one for you.

Students collaborating on designs
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Duration:3 years

About The Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design is a three-year level 7 degree can be taken as a full-time or evening access programme.  All candidates for the evening access programme should be 23 years or older. This course takes the student from initiation through to successful completion to produce an Interior Design graduate who can create, design, problem solve and act professionally in all related working environments. Successful Interior Design graduates are industry ready, proficient creatively and technically to propose innovative solutions and problem-solving expertise within the built environment.

Like the honours degree, this Interior Design programme has been created with consultation from industry professionals and is staffed by practising Designers and 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 calibre of work produced by the Design Faculty has been recognised numerous times through industry awards and exhibitions.

Industry recognition

The BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture is recognised by the European Council of Architects (ECIA) and by the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI). The IDI also recognises the BA in Interior Design (Level 7) and the GCD Diploma in Interior Design.

Industry links

Our teaching staff maintain strong industry links, which means our students are taught by practising architects, designers, buyers, and art historians. 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 industry are regularly invited to give guest lectures to our students, and in our award years, participate in critiquing student work.

Fashion and Interior Design and Architecture internships

Fashion students have been awarded internships at Avoca, FeeG, Helen McAlinden, Jennifer  Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, Liz Quin and Louis Copeland. Design students have also secured internships with HJ Lyons and Jonathan Adler N.Y.C.

Field trips

Experiential learning is an important part of our courses, with most modules having class trips as a part of their curriculum. Every year the faculty travels internationally and nationally to places with both current and historical design importance. Previous trips have included London, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Bilbao, Barcelona and Venice.

Creative Week

The annual Creative Week showcases the Design faculty graduates with those of  Media, Journalism, Computing, Film and Photography. This event gives Graduates the opportunity to exhibit to industry and gain extensive PR coverage. An annual Fashion Show is held to kick off Creative Week which features on national television and in fashion editorials. This event is attended by respected industry representatives, press and the public.

Tax relief

Griffith College students can avail of tax relief on all QQI validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. For more information visit

Year 1 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Building Science and Technology 1
Design Communications 1
Design Principles & Research Methods 1
Studio 1
Visual Culture & Theory 1
Year 2 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Building Technology 2
Design Communications 2
Design Practice Management
Design Principles & Research Methods 2
Studio 2
Visual Culture & Theory 2
Year 3 Core Subjects
Semester 0
Business Practice Management
Building Technology 3
Design Communications 3
Professional Practice 3
Studio 3
Visual Culture & Theory 3

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
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 3,400.00
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.


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.