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BA in Interior Architecture

Space and Light and Order. These are the things people need so much, as much as they need bread and a place to sleep”

Le Corbusier

The contemporary view of design, especially for Interior Architecture, has to do with a complex application which balances and combines both science and art. It is a creative procedure where research and data analysis is used in an aesthetic intervention, specializing and going deeper into the small scale, so as to complete the architectural synthesis. All of the above are characterized by a man-centered theorem aiming to satisfy the needs of the user, both physical and spiritual.

The Interior Designer has high level aesthetics and culture, design ability, knowledge of the properties of lighting, materials and their applications, ability to analyse the operation and composition of interior space.

Business areas, residences, recreation areas of any type, entertainment centers, exhibition areas and kiosks, shop windows, views and interiors of stores, canopies, projection stands and event stage sets, are only a few of the many employment possibilities an Interior Designer may have. He may also work as a freelancer, executive of Architectural studies offices, in interior design companies, furniture and decorative materials companies, in architectural lighting studies, even as an advisor for the promotion and marketing of companies in the area of Design.

Over and above the full time programme, flexible modes of study in the form of Open Learning and Distance Learning are also offered.

Following a personal interview and portfolio demonstration, from previous academic experience, should the work cover a broad spectrum of the Interior Architecture syllabus, a student may be admitted to an advanced semester or year of studies and complete his/her studies through the Middlesex University programmes.

*This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

 

This is a three year programme leading to a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree by Middlesex University. An Intensive Foundation Course may be required to enable you to enroll for the programme.

The Programme views the two functions-architecture and design-in close dialogue, interrelated and deriving one from the other.

The course aims to prepare professionals of a high standard and competency to deal with issues of Interior Architecture and design in an original and critical manner. It will enable you to observe, identify and solve problems, make critical and reflective judgements, develop rational and analytical skills, and an ability to generate alternatives.

You will engage with appropriate related theories within global, historical, contemporary and cultural settings and develop your own critical disposition in relation to Interior Architecture. The programme combines the conceptual, theoretical and the practical and enhances your experiential, activity and enquiry-based learning. Ultimately, you will be able to contribute to both the cultural development and the economic well-being of the individual and of society.

The Programme aims to provide you with solid knowledge of the principles and historical developments of the architectural discipline, construction methods and techniques, materials for both small and large scale constructions, contextual awareness but also an awareness of the design discipline, its methods and other specializations. It will also equip you with a broad range of practical skills to enable you to serve in any sector of space design and/or construction and material industry at an international level as you will have knowledge and ability to contribute to the work of larger teams, collaborating with related disciplines.

It places great emphasis on the methodology of composition, substantiated with specific choices and manipulations and equips you with interdisciplinary knowledge for presentation and promotion, as such managing Design in a global manner. It will enhance your verbal and written communication skills, and your ability to present original solutions based on international practices. You will have a complete academic experience, as teaching methods are not exhausted within the boundaries of the class.

A range of transferable skills is incorporated into the programme, so as to assist you in achieving a successful career and constantly develop as artists and professionals. Independence of thought, originality of ideas and professionalism, are the key parameters that are enhanced through both the curriculum and the organized complementary activities that form the educational experience within the programme.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

 

In tertiary education, learning and teaching are distinguished for their gradually increasing attempts for self directed independent learning.

AKTO’s learning and teaching practices aim at developing autonomous personalities who can manage the knowledge produced. In a continuously changing professional environment, this educational commitment is of critical importance so as to secure students’ ability to remain competitive.

Art and Design studies at AKTO are based on a broad teaching and learning design. Amongst some of the teaching methods used are the following: Seminars focusing on the theory, lectures on relative topics, as well as workshops, presentations, educational excursions, competitions etc.

Teaching and Learning strategies are divided into three main categories:

Α. Projects – Seminars – Assignments – Lectures

In seminars and lectures students acquire access to notes, video projections and the required bibliography, in order to enable them to learn about all the different aspects of their discipline. Lectures contribute to absorbing basic knowledge, while seminars cultivate critical thinking and ability for multilateral communication. When necessary, extra lessons are also offered, in order to empower students’ learning.

The project briefs, which vary in number for each module and semester, include a detailed description of the requirements of a topic as well as the assessment criteria for the project.

Students’ progress is monitored through project assessment as well as various tests undertaken during seminars and lectures.

B. Additional teaching and learning methods

Knowledge and skills acquired during lectures, seminars and projects is enriched further through activities, such as visits to exhibitions, museums, factories, educational excursions, as well as participation in competitions, exhibitions of student works etc. These activities assist students in absorbing the basic concepts and experiencing their application in real life conditions.

AKTO has a long relation with the industry and the artistic community. This means that, throughout the course of their studies, they will have the opportunity to acquire updated information on important events and developments in their field.

C. Independent learning with the assistance of a supervisor

Supervisors are of vital importance to the entire programme of studies, especially during the final year leading to the Bachelor degree, during which regular meetings with a supervisor are the main teaching method used. The transition from a traditional form of learning to a more autonomous is in line with the general academic strategy of AKTO.

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