The department of interior design at Kingdom University aims to provide distinctive learning of space design engineering through an updated academic program offered in the College of Engineering and design. The department attracts 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.
Recently, The Interior Design Program has been reviewed through quality standard procedures including an extensive benchmarking against local, regional, and international similar programs and accreditation standards. That lead to developing a significantly revised program (2020-2021), which has been aligned with the professional standards of The Society of British & International Interior Design (SBID) and professional Standards of Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) in the USA and reviewed and commented upon favorably by professors from the wide world. The Revised Programme is offered from January 2021.
The Interior Design curriculum is well organized to provide academic progression year on year and course by course and balance the number of courses and credits evenly over the program to provide a suitable workload for students. Students learn in a stimulating studio-based educational environment. Students are taught, learn, and work collaboratively to gain the design experiences of several types of interior environments. In the design studios, the students are supported to gain theoretical, historical, and technical knowledge and practice in a teamwork environment in which the students also cultivate their oral, written, and visual communication skills. The program is delivered to the learners among interactive learning strategies, such as Design stimulation, Problem-solving and creativity, Research and lifelong learning, Work-based learning, Flipped learning activity, Competitions. and extra-curricular activities.
The breadth and depth of the 142 credits curriculum structure ensure efficient delivery of the following fields:
- Interior design
- Scenography/ Furniture/ Adaptive Design Engineering,
- Construction and Materials application in interior design
- Computer-aided drafting and design
- Human Factors and society need.
- Environmental Sustainability, smart and green design
- History and theory of architecture, art, and Design
- Design Professional Practice, and Management
- Visual, verbal, and written communications.