The Interior Architecture Master Program (Non-thesis) offers education under the Graduate School. Candidates for the Interior Architecture Master Program, who are undergraduates of Interior Architecture, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Design and City and Regional Planning, are expected to conduct research in interior design practices and discourses.
The main aim of the program is for the students to specialize in applied knowledge of interior architecture, scientifically analyze and synthesize problems in the field, engage in relevant critical thinking and to demonstrate the use of professional knowledge in practice. Within the program, research that requires specialization in the field is supported by interdisciplinary dialogues with other design fields as well as related fields.
There are three tracks in the program: A.RITM (Restoration, Intervention, Transformation, Modification in Interiors); B. Design and Culture; C. Environmental Technologies. Please click here for more information.
Students of the RITM track focus on protecting, intervening in and adapting existing buildings as a sustainable design strategy, and analyze their counterparts in practice. Design and Culture track students analyze discussions regarding the socio-cultural framework of interior architecture theory. They examine this body of knowledge in terms of professional practice. Environmental Technologies students concentrate on understanding environmental impacts related to the environmental quality of interiors, comfort conditions, ventilation, heating and cooling strategies, daylight, artificial lighting and healthy material choices and employ this knowledge through examples and applications.
The program requires the completion of at least 90 ECTS comprising 11 courses (four compulsory and seven elective). One of the 11 courses is the Term Project course in which a theoretical or practical project report is prepared. In addition to the elective courses included in the program, a specified number of courses can be selected from other graduate programs (e.g. Architecture Graduate Programs).
The Interior Architecture Master Program (Non-thesis) accepts undergraduates of both national universities and international universities recognized by the Higher Education Council. Students, who enter from disciplines other than Interior Architecture or Architecture, undergo a Scientific Preparation Program, designed for students from different branches, and consisting of undergraduate courses arranged by the department.
The language of education is 100% English while the time for completion is three semesters. Students who graduate from the program are qualified to attain the degree of “MSc in Interior Architecture (Non-thesis)”.