Interior Architecture involves the design of interiors of buildings, their layout and space planning, fitting, technical and structural resolution, furnishing and decoration, and the preparation of all technical drawings and written documentation necessary for the carrying out of the work.
The design work of the Interior Architect includes domestic, commercial, leisure, retail, educational and healthcare interior projects. Interior architectural design encompasses many types of interiors and utilises accompanying skills.
About the Course
CR053 Course Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
This course qualifies graduates to work in architectural and interior design firms, in junior management positions, and prepares the individual to choose self-employment after a suitable period of practical experience.
This mainly studio based course is taught through formal lectures and tutorials. It has a significant amount of time allocated to studio and project work. There is a high technical input, supplementing the design drawing and presentation content.
This course examines contemporary practice in interior architecture and teaches you about our architectural heritage, how buildings work, and how to create high quality spatial experiences.
Formal work placement (minimum of four weeks) is an integral element of the course and takes place in Year 3. The work placement will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her programme. The placement is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the industrial placement is to introduce the student to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop the student's understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology.
This course is accredited by the European Council of Interior Architects (ECIA).
Suitably qualified graduates are eligible to apply for entry to Year 4 (final) of
> Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture, subject to availability of places.
How much of your time is devoted to studio/project work?
Approximately 50% of time is devoted to studio and project work.
What is the difference between Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology?
Interior Architecture includes aesthetic design of all interior aspects of a building including technical resolution. Architectural Technology can be described as technical design.
Am I qualified as an Interior Designer?
This programme is designed to graduate candidates who will practice in Interior Architecture which includes interior design.
What is the difference between Interior Architecture and Interior Design?
Interior Architecture is specific to a building’s interior. It stands at the intersection of Architecture, design of the built environment, sustainability, and conservation. Unlike interior design, it is architecture within the confines of an existing building. As such, the course, requires a level of technical competence to compare with that of the architect, as the responsibilities to the client and community are similar.
Breeda works with Houseworks Cork as a Senior Designer. Working exclusively with SieMatic Kitchens, Breeda began work with six months post-qualification training in Dublin, before joining the Cork showrooms as its only designer. Breeda has earned a wealth of experience in dealing with private and commercial projects alike. Her work ranges from presenting the SieMatic range in the showroom to preparing detailed design layouts for prospective clients.
Breeda was awarded Young Designer for Kitchens by the Bathrooms & Kitchens Industry Awards in the UK.