Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

What is Interior Architecture and Design?

Interior Architecture and Design is a profession that explores new ways to create inspiring interior environments within the built environment, promoting sustainability through creative re-use of space.

Why study with us?

The Interior Architecture and Design course at IT Sligo places the creative response to culture, community and location at the heart of every project. Interactions with live clients, sites and diverse design projects provide students with real world design challenges, with a focus on developing versatile, industry- ready skills. Students are motivated to be innovative and progressive trendsetters, inspired by up-to-date knowledge of the design world.

The core element of the programme in each year is Design Studio. The dynamic and creative Studio environment encourages students to develop their individual design style and skills through diverse selection of projects which include residential, hospitality, cultural, exhibition, community, conservation, restoration, furniture and lighting design, as well as collaborative projects with students from arts and construction-based professions. Students enjoy one-on-one contact time with tutors in dedicated studio spaces.

Annual field trips to design capitals across Europe (including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Rome, Stockholm and Venice) provide first-hand experience of cutting-edge contemporary design.

Interior Architecture and Design offer the following programmes:

Level 7               BA in Interior Architecture and Design                3 Year

Level 8               BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design    3/4 Year

Level 8 add-on  BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design    1 Year

Level 8 add-on  BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design    1 Year online


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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

All applicants must apply through the CAO system. CAO applicants who are applying in the year of their Leaving Certificate are awarded a place based on Leaving Certificate points. The requirement for entry to the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design is six subjects at Leaving Certificate level. A limited number of places will be offered to mature students (over 23yrs of age) and graduates and transfers from other third level programmes. Students applying from outside the Republic of Ireland must demonstrate equivalency.

Non Standard Applicants may be called for interview and must present a portfolio demonstrating creative ability. Appropriate graduates from other programmes must apply directly to The Registrar’s Office of IT Sligo. Mature students apply through the CAO and will be called for interview. A request for supplementary information will be made including certified transcript of previous results. Places may be awarded based on this supplementary information.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as Interior Architects, Interior Designers in Interior and architectural practices, or as specialist designers in retail, branding, hospitality design, contract interiors, and point of purchase design. There are also opportunities in exhibition design, TV and film, lighting, visualisation, and 3D modelling.

What are my further study opportunities?

Students can progress onto the BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design at IT Sligo. This can be studied fulltime for 1 year or part time over 2 years. Alternatively, level 7 graduates can apply for advanced progression into national and international L8 programs in Interior Architecture, Interior Design and Spatial Design.

What subjects will I study?

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.


“ I choose this course because compared to other similar courses this was expressed more as an artistic choice. It’s for artists and practical thinkers. It’s a great course to learn new media from physical art (clay/ paint) to the digital world on computers (Photoshop/CAD). I love how free you are with your work. You get a brief and you’re allowed to express that in any way you’d like.” Rachel Walsh, currently studying on the BA in Interior Architecture and Design

Who do I contact?

Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510


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