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Interior Architecture

Monday, 6 March 2017

Interior Architecture

Course Code: CI061IA
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Interior Design
QQI Code: 5M5054
Duration: 1 Year
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Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in the skills necessary for a career in interior architecture. Students will gain design, representation and analytical skills in a studio-based environment. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving, including the ability to think creatively, three-dimensionally and technically. Students will gain exposure to skills relating to the construction, refurbishment, retrofit and fit-out of both new and existing buildings. Design communication skills will enable students to draw and communicate using conventional hand-drawing techniques, 2D AutoCAD and 2D/3D Parametric CAD.

Course Content

  • Materials and Finishes
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Draughting (2D)
  • Furniture Making
  • Design Skills
  • Image Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course will have the skills necessary to pursue a career in architecture, interior design and interior architecture. The course may also appeal to those interested in working on a self-employed basis, working in retail display or working in design industries.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the Level 6 QQI course in Architectural Technology and Design at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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