The Department of Interior Design’s BA curriculum integrates theory, design, and technology with the
standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic, and ethical abilities
necessary for professional practice. The Interior Design curriculum is structured to teach essential basics.
While the teaching methodology is committed to an innovative interdisciplinary approach. The program
challenges our students to be creative leaders in the field.
As a student, you will be challenged to push boundaries, think boldly, and design responsibly and
effectively. Our faculty of industry experts will give you space and support to do so. You will be
encouraged to create dynamic interiors by using innovative approaches to spatial organization that help
elevate what matters in today’s economy. Furthermore, to work in collaboration, “open innovation,” and
convergence, as a means to innovate and incorporate Kurdish Culture and heritage.
AUK’s modern educational environment, the range of studios, lectures, workshops, and seminars provide an
active learning environment in which individual creativity can be nurtured. The program is continually
evolving to engage new ways of thinking about internal spaces, intersecting the relationships between
spatial design, building technology, computation, history, theory, and criticism of art and design.
The objective of the curriculum of the Department of Interior Design is to prepare students to become interior
designers as well as product designers who are fully aware of the impact of the designed
environment on human activity, emotion, and behavior; who understand the systems involved; the program is designed to reflect the following:
Significant and fundamental development of skills, knowledge, and competencies
necessary for professional graduate-level education in interior architecture and product
design with a strong emphasis on the aesthetics of three-dimensional interior spaces.
The general recommendations and guidelines of the National Association of
Schools of Art and Design [NASAD] for degree programs in interior design and product design; and the Council of Interior Design Accreditation [CIDA] for degree programs in interior design.
A human-centered and innovative approach.
Conducive to the development of creative thinking through exploration, analysis,
and synthesis of various ideas, approaches, concepts, and multiple design responses.
Scaffolded to build knowledge and skills with opportunities to solve simple to
complex design problems and provide exposure to a range of design research and problem-solving methods.
Exploration and furthering the professional body of knowledge.
Employ principles of interior environmental systems in spatial planning to
achieve enhanced interiors through thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and finish material selections.
Demonstrate design decisions that incorporate global perspectives based on sustainable, socio-economic,and cultural contexts..
Appraise, select, and specify furniture, fixtures, equipment, and finish materials to meet the design criteria for a variety of interior spaces.
Compose creative multi-dimensional interiors from combining theories of color psychology and methodology with principles and elements of design.
Experiment with various ethical and intelligent spatial planning solutions when
planning interiors to improving building occupants’ health, safety, welfare, and performance.
Produce construction drawings using industry standards for a variety of interior spaces that comply with building codes and list firefighting systems.
Synthesize an innovative spatial design approach to maximize volume functions or achieve a desired workspace arrangement.
Formulate contemporary design solutions from analyzing the historical and cultural contexts of interior spaces and decorative arts.
Employ appropriate representational media, written, and oral skills in communicating design ideas. Demonstrate professionally accepted standards and business practices, including a commitment to engage in lifelong learning.
With a degree in Interior Design, you can work as:
Residential Interior Designer: Residential interior designers plan and design the
interior elements of homes for comfort, style, and function.
Interior and Com Interior Technical Lead: Interior design
technical leads maintain the project manual and specifications and standards for Corporate Workplace and implement as to grow the corporate accounts.
Commercial Interior Designer: Commercial interior designers
assess the needs of clients with commercial space (stores, offices, restaurants, bistros, etc…)
Furniture Designer: Furniture designers are experts in
creating and designing furnishings while considering both fashion and functionality.
Production Designer: Production or set designers create and
design sets for theatrical, motion pictures, film, and television productions.
Exhibit Designer: An exhibit designer works within a variety of
different environments in the design of a given space. They may work to design sets, tradeshow booths, or work within a facility such as a museum directly.
FF&E Designer /Specialist: The FF&E designer works on sourcing,
production, and documentation of the FF&E and interior finishes aspects of interior design projects, working with and under the direction of project team leaders.
Visual Merchandiser: Visual Merchandisers are responsible for designing and creating attractive visual displays for retail outlets.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year
to as Fall and
Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits).
However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the
successful completion of 30 credits.
In case of inquires you can email our admissions office on firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or call us on 07517414102/07517414103 (Viber/WhatsApp), during working hours from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:00pm