Interior design encompasses the development and implementation of comprehensive designs for interior environments of architecture.
Our Bachelor of Interior Design (B.I.D.) program prepares dynamic, creative individuals who seek careers as professional interior designers. Our four-year curriculum aims to meet or exceed established international accreditation criteria and prepares the graduate for professional interior design practice in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the region.
The interior designer must possess a broad base of knowledge and skills regarding technical applications of materials, coordination with building systems and integration of decorative arts. Interior designers usually work as part of a design team, which may include architects, structural and mechanical engineers, graphic or environmental designers and other specialty consultants.
Our highly-qualified faculty, excellent facilities, and a comprehensive, modern curriculum ensure that our graduates are well-prepared for the job market not just within the country but beyond. All students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design must complete the one-year foundations' program before advancing into their major field of study. Through this program, our students develop a basic practical and critical understanding of design principles.
What do we offer?
The Department of Architecture has two degree programs: a five-year Bachelor of Architecture and four-year Bachelor of Interior Design. Our Bachelor of Architecture program is the first program of its kind outside North America to be granted accreditation by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (N.A.A.B.) of the United States.
Both programs offer a design-oriented curriculum based on the most current information and practices. While most architecture and allied disciplines within the region occupy sub-departments of engineering schools, the architecture and interior design programs at A.U.S. are housed within a College of Architecture, Art and Design that specializes in these fields.
Who are the architecture and interior design students?
We attract a diverse, multilingual student body with unique cultural backgrounds and quality academic histories. Our students' academic work has been recognized in international competitions and is regularly published in journals as a demonstration of their hard work and excellence.
Where do our graduates end up?
Since the first commencement cycle for the BArch degree program in Spring 2003, we have graduated over 250 architects and interior designers. Department alumni have been recognized in international competitions, employed at globally operating architectural firms and accepted into prestigious academic institutions in Europe and North America such as Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT, the Architectural Association (London) and many others.
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