The program of Bachelor of Science in interior design at Kingdom University aims to attract imaginative students from varied study backgrounds, ages, gender, and nationalities to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes transform them into professional innovators in the interior design of built environments. The program introduces an integrated design approach of the interior space as a holistic environment composed of physical space, along with the people and the surrounding furniture, objects, activities & interactions within this space.
In stimulating studio-based educational environments, students are taught, learn, and work collaboratively to gain the design experiences of several types of interior environments. In the studios the students are supported by theoretical, historical and technical knowledge and practice; in a teamwork environment the students cultivate their oral, written and visual communication skills.
The result of our student-centered program is recognizable on the quality of our graduates who can stand and compete locally, regionally and internationally as creative professional Interior Designers. In order to meet the industry demands, our students are empowered by problem solving, critical intellect and futuristic thinking skills. Associated with self-development, teamwork and leadership, our graduates are resourceful in a wide spectrum of design fields including interiors architecture, furniture, gardens, Dress Design, T.V & theater set design, exhibitions & event planning. Additionally, their awareness on sustainability and the socio-cultural issues on Green Design can qualify them to deal creatively with the challenges of human health, lifestyles and communities’ development in Bahrain and beyond.The graduates of the program are qualified to join postgraduates study in relevant field of Design.
Distinctive Features of the B.Sc. in Interior Design at Kingdom University:
A. Alignment with Architectural Engineering Program:
Interior Design and Architecture are always interrelated, as these two professions are often cross-referencing each other. Therefore, interior design and architectural engineering programs are overlapping in several fundamental and elective courses. In Addition, the students of both programs have the opportunity to exchange concepts, ideas and experiences while sharing and collaborating productively in the use of the university’s facilities: studios, computer labs, workshops, and library resources.
B. Scenarios based Design Studios:
Innovation starts by setting the scenarios of both real life & imaginable happenings and events: this way the space and the interactive scenario between space and users will start forming each other. This concept finds application in the Interior Design Studios, which rest at the core of our curriculum and all students’ academic life. Scenario-based studios promote the student’s design experience of the complex mutual relationship between human beings and the built environment in a wide range of spaces like residential/commercial, private/public, and ephemeral/permanent
C. Employability & Entrepreneurship:
The Program aims to graduate Interior Designers ready for a local market inspired by Bahrain 2030 economic vision. We also aim to offer successful Designers in the very fruitful Gulf region and the international Interior Design market. Our graduates can be employed in governmental and private sectors and our program prepares, trains, and encourages them to establish even their own design free-lance practice after developing field work experience. Therefore, a clear policy, progress management and evaluation of design standards are being implemented in the student’s graduation projects allowing: in-depth research, independent work, confidence development, comprehensive design details, professional commitment and client networking.