Griffith College

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Bachelor of Arts 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.

Dublin: Full-Time, Part-Time
Griffith College campus in the sun
Validated by:QQI
QQI Level:7
Course Level:Undergraduate
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 fulltime 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 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 recognizes 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 practicing 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
Entry Requirements
General Requirements

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements;    5D3s (Ord) to include a language and either Maths, Art or Design & Communication Graphics

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme: LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as the Leaving Certificate. The Link Modules are considered as a single unit and are awarded points based on the result per unit. The Link Modules can be used as a sixth subject for points calculations only.

FETAC Applicants:
Griffith College welcomes applications from students who hold a full FeTAC Level 5 Award which normally contains eight modules. A full award may be accumulated over more than one academic year. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the student to apply to FeTAC for a full award where the modules are taken over more than one year. Please note that a record of achievement does not meet the minimum entry requirements.

  • To be eligible for consideration for an Honours Degree programme, the applicant must hold a FETAC Level 5 certificate with a distinction grade in at least three modules.
  • To be eligible for consideration for an Ordinary Degree or Higher Certificate programme, students are required to hold a FETAC Level 5 Award.

FETAC Application Process

Applications must be made through the CAO for those courses offered through the CAO. For direct entry programmes, applicants must complete an online application form. For more information on this access route please contact the Admissions Office on +353 1 415 0400 or email [email protected]

  • Please note that a Registration Fee of Euro 250.00 is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below.
  • The tuition fees quoted below are tuition fees for Year 1 of the course only.
Study Mode: 
EU living Ireland: 
EUR 5250.00
EU living Abroad: 
EUR 6,000.00
Non EU living Ireland: 
EUR 10,000.00
Non EU living Abroad: 
EUR 10,000.00
Study Mode: 
EUR 3,150.00
How to Apply

Through the CAO or directly or Apply Online