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Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Interior Design


The Glasgow School of Art

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in
Interior Design

Interior Design involves the creation of imaginative and stimulating environments in specific places — often within existing buildings. The revitalisation, reuse and re-imagining of the latter requires a sensitivity to the particular qualities of a site and host building, along with an understanding of the needs of the people who will populate it. In proposing fresh ways people might use a building, a skilled interior designer is able to creatively embrace the constraints of brief and context, engaging in a dialogue between existing architectural form, and contemporary approaches to the organisation, detailing, and decoration of a space.

Intelligent interior design is a key contributor to an improved quality of life, and it helps generate business success. It has an established professional structure which allows graduates the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at various levels of responsibility before choosing to set up in independent practice or take leading roles in established studios.

The majority of graduates work in the UK - a global centre for interior design - either for major companies including BKD, Brinkworth, Fitch, Foster and Partners, Graven, Gensler, Imagination, Landor Associates and Universal Design Studio, or independent, self-founded studios such as NOMAD. A significant percentage work overseas in Australia, China, France, Italy, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway and Spain.

All GSA degree programmes are validated by University of Glasgow, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.


The Glasgow School of Art
Interior Design, BA (Hons)


Learning and teaching in the Department of Interior Design encourages self-motivation and sustained independent learning. GSA employs a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, talks, presentations and group discussions, individual or group tutorials, projects, practical workshops and critical reviews. In each year Interior Design and Communication Design students will collaborate at certain points in the academic year for briefings, reviews and feedback sessions.


Programme Structure

Year 1 (Level 3 Interior Design) - Term 1

Year 1 (Level 3 Interior Design) - Term 2

Year 1 (Level 3 Interior Design) - Term 3

Year 2 (Level 4 Interior Design) - Term 1

Year 2 (Level 4 Interior Design) - Term 2

Year 2 (Level 4 Interior Design) - Term 3


The Glasgow School of Art
Interior Design, BA (Hons)

Polytechnic Diploma

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Industrial Design
  • Space & Interior Design

 Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Horticulture & Landscape Management 
  • Landscape Design & Horticulture

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design

Temasek Polytechnic

  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Environment Design
  • Retail & Hospitality Design


GSA is interested in interdisciplinary practices and cross-fertilisation, and welcomes applications from all diploma-qualified students with an interest in contemporary design issues and studies. Applicants from other diplomas not listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The Glasgow School of Art
Interior Design, BA (Hons)

AY2015/16 - Fee structure for normal candidature period of study (based on 3 semesters per year)

Non-subsidised Fees
Sem 1 S$3,400 S$6,734 S$8,500 S$11,600
Sem 2 S$3,400 S$6,734 S$8,500 S$11,600
Sem 3 S$3,400 S$6,732 S$8,500 S$11,600
Sem 4 S$3,400 S$6,734 S$8,500 S$11,600
Sem 5 S$3,400 S$6,734 S$8,500 S$11,600
Sem 6 S$3,400 S$6,732 S$8,500 S$11,600

SC: Singapore Citizens
SPR: Singapore Permanent Residents
IS: International Students


1. All amounts quoted are exclusive of GST.
2. For students paying subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fees will be subsidised by MOE.
3. For students paying non-subsidised fees, GST on the tuition fee is to be borne by the student.

Here's a list of relevant polytechnic diplomas for the respective degree programmes.

For students admitted to SIT in AY2015/16, the annual tuition fee is fixed at the AY2015/16 rate for the duration of their degree programme.

Financial Assistance (eg. CPF, PSEA, TFL, SL) are available if the necessary criteria are met for the tuition fees. SIT has the discretion to invoice students based on the credit rates accordingly if the financial assistance do not apply.

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The Glasgow School of Art
Interior Design, BA (Hons)

All students will have to complete a 3-week attachment at the home campus of Glasgow School of the Arts in the UK.  Students will experience life as a GSA student in Glasgow and be taken through a series of lectures and a credit-bearing studio design project, which is aimed at enhancing the students’ critical awareness and practical capabilities in design thinking and production.  The immersion experience, inclusive of visits to key cultural sites and institutions in the city of Glasgow will help students acquire a critical understanding of the global practice of design. 

The estimated cost of the overseas immersion programme ranges from S$4,500 to S$5,500.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.


The Glasgow School of Art
Interior Design, BA (Hons)

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For general and programme-related queries, please email to 

woon kok meng

Mr Woon Kok Meng
Programme Director


Assistant Professor Jawn Lim
Deputy Programme Director

choo geok cheng

Ms Choo Geok Cheng
Assistant Manager, Academic Programmes


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