Interior Design (Undergraduate)
Interior Design has become a rapidly changing and developing discipline where perceptual and behavioral dimensions become increasingly prominent, interdisciplinary scientific research areas created, new thoughts and theories on space-human relationships developed. From this perspective, our Interior Design Program places critical thinking on spatial design at the centre of education. The program aims students to learn the principles of interdisciplinary research and design and to combine art, design and architecture in many different interior design applications. Adopting the space production and design as a social and ethical practice our students will be able to; think and produce innovative, open interdisciplinary collaborations; feel sensitive to the environment and local values; apply creativity, entrepreneurship and leadership skills by combining them with research competencies; step into the profession as intellectual individuals by completing the program.
Interior Design program adopts a studio-based education to train Interior Designers in the targeted profiles and highlights the processes that will support our students thinking, designing and doing skills. Interior Design Program provides students creative, assertive, collaborative and hands-on learning.
The dense project studio, which is 3 days a week, forms the Interior Architecture Program holistically. The project studio is at the centre of education as an environment where the integration of individual, social, environmental, political and structural issues relates to interior design. In such a process, while students develop their differences and abilities; the faculty member adopts to be a mentor beyond the classical sense of teacher. Studio culture, which we see as the basis of the education of interior architecture, is not limited to the relationships of students and faculty members. The studio environment is designed as an environment that supports students and focuses on individual teaching as well as teamwork. Also, our students contribute to the progress of our program and decision-making in the creation of our studio culture and prepare themselves for the creative and constructive roles they will assume in the future.
The project studio intertwined with applied studies. FADALab, where students can make laser or CNC cuts and three-dimensional prints, is used actively for detail and mock-up studies. Within the scope of DO3 (Design, Draw, Do), which is a material and detail course, students are building a 1/1 scale partial building model with real materials and details. As a result of our collaborations with different institutions, our students find the opportunity to work on real problems and applications within the Design and Build studio (DBS) every summer. The Design and Build studio is trying to provide solutions to social and environmental needs of architecture and interior design. We have been conducting Design and Build Studio since the first year of the faculty! Through the program, our architecture and interior design students constructed a total of 17 projects together in four years by designing the structures themselves. In this way, all of our students had the chance to learn by doing and gain professional experience from the first year, as well as contribute to society through design. This extraordinary program provides them a great advantage in finding international internships and graduate applications.