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Interior Design

Program Overview

Interior designers have the power to inform, reform and play a vital role in shaping the society and the built environment. The Interior Design Program explores design and tells stories about the human environment and different inhabited spaces. The impact designers have on economies and communities helps the public to develop a greater understanding of the role of the designer.

The Program exposes students to the multifaceted, vital, and fundamental perspectives of the world of Interior Design. Students work on a range of live projects as well as on small to large-scale proposals for residential, hospitality, commercial, and retail design. The Program also emphasizes on collaborative and innovative design solutions for future environments. Our vision is that students use their skills, abilities, and full potential to narrate stories to create engaging, functional and aesthetic interiors.

Our graduates are employed in many different Design fields. Having an effective network of alumnae across the world who work in the industry and who offer advice to our graduates, the Interior Design Program prides itself in the quick employability of its graduates.

Program Mission

To graduate professionals and entrepreneurs equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge in the field of interior design who are capable of producing creative and sensible design.

Why choose the Interior Design Departmentin Dar Al-Hekma University?

The Interior Design Program at Dar AL- Hekma is a distinguished program because it

  • Fills the need of the industry with qualified and creative graduates;
  • Is acclaimed by national and international evaluators;
  • Has international faculty, and a rich multicultural and diverse environment;
  • Has studio-based learning blended with theory and the latest trends and issues in interior design to foster students' creativity and critical thinking;
  • Encourages research exploration through courses and involvement in research forums;
  • Provides its students with practical and field experiences in the industry;
  • Has advanced computing facilities and equipment: Windows stations, plotters, and printers;
  • Supplies its students with rich resources: materials, journals, books, and databases;
  • Affords students with local and international exposure through departmental exhibitions, internship trainings, industry guest speakers, participation in local and international interior design expositions and competitions, international trips, and a design symposium every two years.

ProgramTOEFL Score (University Level)Required Certificate PercentageQudurat Test ScoreOther Admission Requirements
Bachelor of Design in Interior Design

510A minimum High-School Percentage of 80%65%None

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Year One(1)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

COMM 1301Communication Skills I3COMM 1302Communication Skills II3
ICTC 1301Information and
Communication Technology
3ISLS xxxxIslamic Studies
2
HART 1303Introduction to Art History3FDSI 1306Presentation Skills3
FDSI 1304Drawing for Interior Design3FDSI 1307Drawing for Interior Design II3
FDSI 1305Fundamentals of Interior Design I3FDSI 1308Fundamentals of Interior Design II3
IDSG 2301Introduction to Interior Design3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 17
Year Two (2)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

EMOI 1201Emotional Intelligence2ARAB xxxxArabic Studies3
XXXX xxxxFree Elective3ARTS xxxxArts and Design2
MATH 2302Geometry3HART 2304History of Interior Design and
Architecture II
3
HART 2303History of Interior Design and
Architecture I
3IDSG 2314Assembly and Materials3
IDSG 2312Environmental Behavior and Design3IDSG 2315Digital Visualization I3
IDSG 2313Studio I – Spatial Design3IDSG 2316Studio II – Residential Design3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17
Year Three (3)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring Semester – Summer

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

ISLS xxxxIslamic Studies3ENTR 3301Entrepreneurship and
Design Thinking
3IDSG 3314Internship3
BBBF 1101Basic Body and
Brain Fitness
1IDSG 3203Introduction to
Research Methodology
2
IDSG 3311Studio III –
Retail Design
3IDSG 3312Digital Visualization II3
IDSG 3403Lighting for Interior
Design
3IDSG 3313Business for Interior
Design
3
IDSG 3403Interior Construction and
Working Drawing
4IDSG 3402Studio IV – Hospitality
Design
4
XXXX xxxxSchool/Program Elective3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 3
Year Four (4)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

XXXX xxxxRequired General Ed Elective
(HUMM, NASC, SBSC)
3XXXX xxxxRequired General Ed Elective
(HUMM, NASC, SBSC)
3
LOGC 1201Logic and Problem
Solving
2ISLS xxxxIslamic Studies3
ARAB xxxxArabic Studies3XXXX xxxxFree Elective3
IDSG 4401Capstone I: Interior
Design Thesis
4IDSG 4403Capstone II: Interior
Design Project
4
IDSG 4402Studio V -
Office Design
4
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 13

The Program equips students with the necessary skills that qualify them for a variety of career paths/jobs in the market including, but not limited to:

  • Analyze the dominant competing theories of International Relations
  • Apply historical analysis to the study of contemporary international affairs
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of one or more subfields of International Relations
  • Show a thorough understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system
  • Analyze the origins and consequences of decision making in the international system
  • Assess approaches to peaceful conflict resolution
  • Conduct original research on a contemporary international topic

Dr. Alaa Zaher Al- Ban

Department Chair / Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Areej Nasib Alsibaee

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Arwa Yousef Ismail Jan

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Deema Mohammed Habis

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Jumana Ezmirly

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Nebahat Merve Goknil

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Ms. Shahad Abdulrahman Abulainain

Lecturer

Hekma School of Design and Architecture

Key Facts

Program Name

Interior Design


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

130


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time

Dr. Alaa Zaher Al Ban

Chair, Interior Design Department


PhD, with Honors, Design & Planning, University of Colorado, USA, 2016

MFA, Design, California College of Arts, USA, 2010

BA, Interior Design, Dar Al-Hekma College, Jeddah, KSA, 2005

Associate of Science in Digital Graphic Art, Tampa Technical Institute, USA, 2000

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