The programme is intended to create an academic environment that will combine the components of projection and implementation of interior and inner environment, the methodological and experimental, philosophy and art, technical and technological and filed-related research.
Work in the Laboratories
Students of Bachelor programme in Interior Design have the opportunity to apply the gained professional knowledge in practice in laboratories and design studios. Through utilizing drawings and sketches as well as required toolkit, they carry out complete projects to identify the practical needs of labour market and plan the scope of further activities.
Teaching and Administrative Staff
Successful and effective implementation of the academic programme is ensured by teaching and administrative staff who are leading professionals of the field. The educational programme is delivered by professors with huge experience in the field and young lecturers with professional qualities as well as representatives of leading companies of labour market. Many modules of the academic programme are conducted by guest specialists and through direct participation of potential employers.
Today the graduates of Interior Design academic programme evolve activities in professional and related fields. Some of them have even established their own businesses; most of them work in leading companies and start-ups.
Bachelor Programme (4 years, 240 credits)
The mission of Bachelor academic programme in Interior Design is to train highly qualified competitive specialists who will successfully evolve activities in the field of Interior Design and promote with their professional activities the modern perception of the field and its importance among larger society.
Upon successful completion of bachelor programme in Interior Design the graduate must:
1. Know the basics of interior projection; be able to suggest creative solutions to demonstrating relevant abilities of revealing the consumer’s demands, collecting information, analysing and criticising, forwarding alternative solutions and evaluating results.
2. Know the most important correlating processes and their components required for the project’s successful implementation and proper methods of introducing his/her own project․
3. Be familiar with the history and applied styles of architecture and interior design. Know the architectural-construction peculiarities of interior and the basics of spaceplanning and be able to propose relevant solutions to the problems revealed.
4. Possess the knowledge of applying the relevant toolkit and required skills to collect the necessary information from variety of sources coming out of the nature of the set or identified projection tasks, be able to critically analyze and classify the information.
5. Be able to use the light properly in any space. Know and apply the psychology of colours and shades and their peculiarities in interior design, have the skills to use colour to the purpose.
6. Be able to use all the possible forms of presentation- written, oral and visual, to the professional and non-professional audience, be able to defend and substantiate through arguments the required steps and actions taken to solve the set or identified projection tasks.
7. Be aware of the modern materials and their production used in the interior design, be able to present the ideas in 2D and 3D graphic forms made manually or with modern IT programmes.
8. Be able to implement projects aimed at making human life more comfortable that comply with new requirements of the environment, through combining gained professional knowledge and skills and demonstrating creative approach.
9. Have the ability to communicate with the employer (client) effectively, be aware of the psychological features of communication. Be able to easily collaborate with different specialists working on the same project.
10. Be able to create and reproduce visual messages. Present himself/herself as independent, professional designer, who has a willingness to constantly master and add to his/her knowledge and skills on the basis of national and world culture and professional values regularly deepening the abilities of perception and analysis and bringing out creative solutions and skilful cooperation with the clients and co-workers (colleagues).
SAFAA has created a unique environment, combining teaching with peer learning, the demonstration of individual approach to students, promoting inclusiveness and establishment of academic culture.
The educational process in the academic programme of “Interior design” stands out with its continuous, experimental and interactive methods of teaching and learning, combining traditional academic and modern approaches. Appropriate conditions are created at SAFAA to apply theoretical knowledge in laboratories, working on real projects that will develop and strengthen research abilities, teamwork skills as well as creative, critical and design thinking.
Particular attention is attached to self-learning that opens up new horizons for students to their path of self-establishment as individual designers and work with various representatives of design and arts as well as related fields.
Curriculum (2021-2022 ac. year)
Learning and teaching of academic programme of Interior Design is carried out in auditoriums, laboratories and design studios. Professional teaching staff introduces and guides students to modern technological approaches and best traditions; the former also combine the courses with master classes of guest specialists of the given field.
The first year of teaching is designed to familiarize students with the professional content enabling them to gain the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Interior Design.
The second study year is intended to deepen and develop already gained knowledge as well as to form and elaborate students’ technical professional skills, transferring deep and comprehensive knowledge and skills on materials and production technologies. At the end of study year the students will actualize their first project.
The 3rd study year will develop students’ teamwork skills. During the studies they will acquire the required analytical-research knowledge so important for an interior designer and will be proficient in using the toolkit intended for that purpose.
This study level will facilitate the student’s integration into the working environment; work on projects based on real market demands․
In the 4th year of studying the students will work on pre-defined and assigned final work that will be guided by a supervisor. In the final year the students will carry out their own final project taking into account all the required and important cycles of the work.
- Introduction to the Specialty
- History of Art
- Painting 1
- Armenian History/Logic
- Professional Drawing and Digital Toolkit
- Painting 2
- History of Modern Art and Design
- Communication 1
- Environmental Protection and Stable Design
- Analytical Sketch
- Communication 2
- Materials, Nodes and Technology 1
- Materials, Nodes and Technology 2
- Methods and Toolkit for Visual Presentation
- 3D Digital Modeling and Prototype 1
- Design Studio 1
- Optional Courses 1
- 3D Digital Modeling and Prototype 2
- Basics of Market Studies in Interior Design
- Interdisciplinary Project
- Project Management
- Design Studio 2
- Optional Courses 2
- Optional Courses 3
- Academic Writing and Integrity
- Final Work Preparation
- Optional Courses 4
- Civil Defence/Philosophy
- Final Work
Starting from the 2nd semester of the 2nd study year, all the students of the academic programme can choose courses of deep professional or related fields that will develop their skills and abilities comprehensively and typical to the field.
Admission requirements and procedures for bachelor programme in Interior Design can be found here.
Chair of Design
Head: Professor Stepan Gyulkhasyan
Phone: (+374) 10 52 70 92