A FUTURE TO SUIT YOUR TASTE. WITH INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIES.
Transforming simple spaces into modern living and working environments - is that what you want too? Then start your Interior Design studies at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) and combine your creative talent with technical know-how. Learn theoretically and practically what is important in the planning, implementation and design of room concepts in terms of functionality, choice of materials and comfort. Last but not least, you can learn how to transform the most diverse spaces into atmospheric one-offs.
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You can complete your Interior Design studies at IU by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.
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Why you should study Interior Design
Do you know the feeling when you enter a beautiful room and suddenly you feel better than before? Then you have already felt first hand the charm of good interior design. If you also want to create such mood-lifters, you should study Interior Design. You can then use your talents for companies, public institutions, private households or furniture stores.
During your studies you will also develop your creative skills. This is fun, promotes your personal and professional growth and expands your skills for the future. Does that sound good? Then study Interior Design, because that's exactly what lifelong learning at IU looks like.
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The Interior Design curriculum clearly focuses on the design and drafting of creative spatial concepts. And thus also on your creativity. You will gain a lot of basic knowledge in the areas of architecture, design, layout and contract management. At the same time, you will train your spatial perception with many practical exercises and acquire presentation skills using photo, video and online tools. This includes, among other things, the editing and presentation of models in 2D or 3D with the help of analogue tools and digital solutions. After completing your studies, you can develop your very own, individual style on the basis of architectural sociological approaches and various design and planning methods. And thus you can play a decisive role in shaping spatial concepts of the future.
In the final semesters of your studies, you will take modules in your compulsory elective area, such as "Exhibiting and Staging", "Smart Building" and "Building Information Modelling". Your IU Studies in Interior Design are not only characterised by the content. In particular, the self-determined and flexible learning opportunities at the International University of Applied Sciences offer you many advantages.
A look into the future: what you will do after graduation
With your Interior Design studies, you have enough room for free development. You can choose the direction in which you would like to develop. For example, you can start out in a planning office, in industry or trade, or in shop design/scenography/trade fair construction/marketing. Or you can complete your Master's degree after completing your Bachelor's degree in Interior Design. The Master's degree in Interior Design is the prerequisite for admission to the Chamber of Architects or self-employment with a building permit.
The most important questions about studying Interior Design
Don't waste any thought on the numerus clausus (NC), it is not important at IU. We deliberately do without it for most degree programmes because we want to put your talents and strengths in the foreground. This also means that you don't have to take into account the waiting semesters. There is also no nerve-racking selection process. Instead, we would like to talk to you personally. We can then work together to find the right course of study to realise your dreams for the future.
You can currently complete your Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design at the Virtual Campus. This means that you can study anywhere in Germany.
Yes, this is also possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Interior Design without an Abitur if you have completed an advanced training programme, have a master craftsman's certificate or have completed at least two years of vocational training and have at least three years of professional experience building on this.
The Interior Design Bachelor's programme lasts for 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is absolutely no problem.
With a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, you can already work as an interior designer in many companies. If you want to become a member of the Chamber of Architects, a Master's degree in Interior Design is needed. This is also necessary for self-employment as an interior designer with authorisation to submit building documents.
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