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Your guide to studying Interior Design in Malaysia

Course Duration

2 - 3 Years

Average Fees

MYR 30,000 - 80,000

Average Salary

MYR 17,000 - 66,000

Job Demand

What is Interior Design?

Interior Design is the art and skill of designing the layout and decoration of a house while having just the right colour combination to create a comfortable, functional and beautiful home.

Have you ever turned on the TV and been glued to a show in which a woman turned a house from a dump to a palace, by decorating everything pristinely? Do you have a knack for choosing the right colours, fabrics, arranging and making a plain room feel more homely? Then you may want to considering enrolling in the course of interior designing.

The study of Interior Design is more than just picking out fabrics and colours to create beautiful spaces. It is a profession combining exte...

Have you ever turned on the TV and been glued to a show in which a woman turned a house from a dump to a palace, by decorating everything pristinely? Do you have a knack for choosing the right colours, fabrics, arranging and making a plain room feel more homely? Then you may want to considering enrolling in the course of interior designing.

The study of Interior Design is more than just picking out fabrics and colours to create beautiful spaces. It is a profession combining extensive training with creativity, working with clients to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space.

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What are the subjects covered under Interior Design?

History

Bahasa Malaysia

English

Art

2 & 3-Dimensional Design

Color & Form

Drawing Fundamentals

Fundamental Photography

History of Art

English

What you need to get on a Interior Design course?

Diploma in Interior Design

SPM : Minimum 3Cs

O-Levels : Minimum 3Cs

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) : Please check with the university

Degree in Interior Design

A-Levels : Minimum 2 principal passes in the relevant subjects

STPM : Minimum 2 passes in the relevant subjects

SAM : Tertiary Entrance Rank of 70 and Grade B in 2 of the relevant subjects

UEC : Grade B in 5 of the relevant subjects

Canadian Pre-University (CPU) : Average of 70% in 6 of the relevant subjects

Matriculation : Please check with the relevant university

Master in Interior Design

Master’s Degree (2-4 YEARS) : A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) : A Master's Degree in relevant field and shows evidence of adequate related research or work experiences to satisfaction of Senate, A Master's Degree of other University or equivalence qualification from an Institution as approved by Senate

How does your education pathway look like?

What skills do you need for a Interior Design course?

Jack of All Trades

While fabrics, furniture and color may play a large role in interior design, there are plenty of other tasks that are required of interior designers, many of which may seem less like fun and more like work. his broad range of skills is required because designers work with not only homeowners, but also builders, architects, government agencies and business owners.

Good with People

You’ll deal with so many different kinds of people, all of whom want different things and have different concepts in mind. You need to be able to mitigate and balance out their expectations, as well as keep them calm until their home is finally ready.

Creative

While there certainly are boring parts to the job, an interior designer still needs to be creatively inclined to do a good job. You need to know what colours go well together, what fabrics mix, and above all, give you client as many options as possible.

Where can you study Interior Design in Malaysia?

For a start, here are some of the most popular Interior Design schools in Malaysia.

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