The Bachelor's programme in Interior Design is fully taught in English.
The tuition fee is 3,960 EUR per semester plus a one-time registration fee of 250 EUR. Therefore, the total fee for six semesters is 23,760 EUR (excluding the one-time registration fee). EU citizens may pay the amount monthly (660 EUR per month). Non-EU citizens are requested to pay the tuition fee at the beginning of the semester (3,960 EUR).
Interior Architecture/Interior Design is a practice and application-oriented programme that aims to equip its graduates with the professional skills required for conceptualising, planning and realising spaces and the alteration of building interiors. The programme aims to communicate skills and knowledge so that creative and responsible solutions to tasks in the fields of interior design and interior architecture can be independently applied. The graduates should be able to manage tasks by comprehending space as a whole, and utilise their knowledge on the interrelatedness of the built environment, space, light and the human being. The main field of work is foreseen as spaces, furniture, and fittings, as well as objects within the realm of interior space.
Due to the changing profile and complexity of the profession, as well as the international target group of the university, the programme focuses on a broad basic training to acquire professional knowledge and skills to approach projects systematically using the key qualifications of interior design.
The teaching methods of the programme take the personal development and diversity of the students into consideration. Besides lectures, didactic tools are selected based on the principle of facilitating independent learning processes in interactive and task-based learning environments, such as e-learning, experimental, and practice-oriented teaching formats, as well as interdisciplinarity. This is to guarantee optimal results in learning and individualise excellent teaching at Berlin International. This teaching concept lays the foundations for optimal conditions for studying, as well as for future professional activities, as it aims to stimulate enthusiasm for the job while orienting itself towards the demands of the market and society.
The teaching concept of the Bachelor's programme lays great importance on project work in the studies. This is essential and desirable, as this prepares interior designers best for future occupations. Specific courses integrate interdisciplinarity in teaching. The programme is practice-oriented, and building diverse partnerships with businesses is of value to the faculty. This is also perceived positively by students, as it increases their chances in international markets. Besides the practice-oriented profile, artistic and scientific training is also essential to the programme. The design and development of interior design concepts is perceived to be a symbiosis of applied sciences and artistic creation.
The speciality of the Interior Architecture/Interior Design programme at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences lies in its objective of sensitising students to the understanding of the usage and meaning of space for different cultures in varying international contexts. The international orientation of Berlin International provides students with possibilities in study trips, exchange programmes and internship possibilities abroad, specifically through already established campuses within the BAU Global Education Network. Students can experience international and multicultural environments and meet communities of students, scholars, and future fellow colleagues, preparing them for a complex working atmosphere.