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