Bachelor of Interior Design

Bachelor of Interior Design

Overview

Bachelor of interior design is a unique programme offered that is attractive to the youth seeking to create employment through application of creative skills. The programme was developed to address the rapidly expanding field of art and design  which responds to societal challenges by imparting skills and opening opportunities for self employment. The schools unique expertise in interior design lends itself to the development of unique,  aesthetic and pleasing furniture and interior spaces both public and private. There is high demand in this area as has been witnessed by fast growth in the building sector in Kenya.

 

Graduates from the Bachelor of Interior Design programme, will be able to apply appropriate design principles including universal and inclusive design (WHO 2011) that seeks to mainstream products, services and interiors for the disabled persons, in their professional practice. They will be able to develop sustainable  spatial solutions that fulfil structural, functional, environmental, aesthetic and psychological needs.

 

The programme has a mix of  delivery strategies that includes lectures, professional interactions, technology supported learning and case studies. The students are provided with opportunities to compete with their peers both locally and internationally.

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  1. The Bachelor of Interior Design programme is  offered under two modules; full time (Module I and Module II). The degree programme, is a four year programme that  runs for a minimum of eight (8)semesters and a maximum of sixteen (16) semesters from the date of registration.

 

  1. The student shall be required to attend at least 2/3 of lectures, undertake a research project and present a portfolio.

 

  1. To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Interior Design, a student must take and pass all the 57 course units offered. These include the common undergraduate courses.

 

  1. The  course breakdown is as follows:

 

 

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER (1/1)

CODE

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

EXAM HRS

BID 101

History of Art and Design

45

1x2

BID 103

Design Theory

45

1x2

BID 105

Materials & Processes I

45

1x2

CCS 001

Communication Skills

45

1x2

BID 107

Freehand Drawing I

60

Portfolio

BID 109

Instrumental Drawing I

60

Portfolio

BID 111

Two Dimensional Studies I

60

Portfolio

BID 113

Colour Theory & Practice

60

Portfolio

Total

420

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER(1/2)

BID 102

African Art and Design

45

1x2

BID 104

Computer Studies

60

Portfolio

CCS 010

HIV/AIDS

45

1x2

CCS 002

Fundamentals of Development and their Applications in Kenya

45

1x2

BID 106

Freehand Drawing II

60

Portfolio

BID 108

Print Techniques I

60

Portfolio

BID 110

Three Dimensional Studies I

60

Portfolio

Total

375

 

 

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER (2/1)

CODE

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

EXAM HRS

BID 201

Social and Cultural Studies

45

1x2

BID 203

Elements of Economics

45

1x2

BID 205

Basic Statistics

45

1x2

BID 207

Materials & Processes II

45

1x2

BID 209

Advanced Freehand Drawing

60

Portfolio

BID 211

Advanced Instrumental Drawing

60

Portfolio

BID 213

Advanced Two Dimensional Studies

60

Portfolio

Total

360

 

SECOND SEMESTER(2/2)

BID 200

History of Interior Design I

45

1x2

BID 202

Ergonomics

45

1x2

BID 204

Form & Content Appreciation

45

1x2

BID 206

Structures

45

1x2

BID 210

Computer Aided Design

60

Portfolio

BID 214

Model Making

60

Portfolio

BID 216

Advanced Three Dimensional Studies

60

Portfolio

Total

360

 

         

 

 

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER (3/1)

CODE

COURSE

SEMESTER HOURS

EXAM

BID 301

History of Interior Design II

45

1x2

BID 303

Advanced Communication

45

1x2

BDS 305

Cost Control and Planning

45

1x2

BID 307

Photography

60

Portfolio

BID 329

Exhibition and Display I

60

Portfolio

BID 331

Environmental Design I

60

Portfolio

BID 335

Landscaping I

60

Portfolio

Total

375

 

SECOND SEMESTER(3/2)

BID 300

Design Management

45

1x2

BID 302

Marketing

45

1x2

BID 304

Design Research Methodology

45

1x2

BID 306

Entrepreneurship

45

1x2

BID 328

Interior Architecture I

60

Portfolio

BID 330

Furniture Design I

60

Portfolio

BID 332

Furnishing and Lighting I

60

Portfolio

BID 334

Industrial Attachment

90

Portfolio

Total

450

 

 

Note: In the third year of study, students shall proceed on industrial attachment for a total of 8 weeks  in Interior Design-related companies and organizations in the public and private sector.

 

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER (4/1)

CODE

COURSE

SEMSTER HRS

EXAM

BID 401

Design  Research Project Paper

90

Proposal

BID 403

Design Professional Practice

45

1x2

BID 405

Contract and Intellectual Property Laws

45

1x2

BID 407

Exhibition and Display II

90

Portfolio

BID 409

Landscape Design II

90

Portfolio

BID 411

Interior Architecture II

90

Portfolio

BID 413

Furniture Design II

90

Portfolio

Total

360

 

SECOND SEMESTER(4/2)

BID 401

Design  Research Project Paper

90

Report

BID 420

Exhibition and Display III

90

Portfolio

BID 424

Landscape Design III

90

Portfolio

BID 426

Interior Architecture III

90

Portfolio

BID 428

Furniture Design III

90

Portfolio

Total

450

 

 

Note:.  In the fourth year of study, students shall undertake a research project that will form the basis for the final design project portfolio

Admission to Bachelor’s  in Interior Design degree programme will be based on any one of the following minimum qualifications:

 

                  i.         KCSE mean grade C+ or equivalent and an overall mean grade of C+ in each of the 3 clusters below:

  • Mathematics
  • English/Swahili
  • Any cluster III (Art & Design, Home-science, Woodwork, Metalwork, Building and Construction, Drawing and Design, Agriculture OR

Any cluster IV (History & Govt., Geography, C.R.E., Social Education & Ethics, Music, French.

  1.        KCSE mean grade C- or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma in a relevant discipline.
  2.        O Level Division III or equivalent plus a Certificate and Diploma in a relevant discipline
  3.        Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in                  KCSE or equivalent.
  4.        A Level with two principal passes, IB or equivalent in relevant subjects.
  5.        Degree from a recognized University.  

 

 

2.1.9 CREDIT TRANSFER

 

  1. A candidate shall be required to send a formal application to the Academic Registrar, using prescribed forms and attaching evidence of the credentials, which would support  the request.
  2. A candidate may be required to sit the University ordinary examinations set and administered by the department under the authority of the School of The Arts and Design and the results approved by senate.
  3. No credit transfer or exemption shall be allowed in studio courses.
  4. The courses in which transfer of credit is sought shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the total units for the relevant degree programme.

 

2.1.10    EXEMPTION

 

Students may be exempted from some courses by Senate on recommendation of the School Board provided that:

 

  1. Such candidates had successfully taken these courses in recognized University or equivalent institution.
  2. Such candidates apply for exemption in writing to the Director, School of The Arts and Design specifying for which first year course exemption is desired and attaching evidence that these courses or their equivalents were taken.
  3. A non-refundable course exemption fee as may be determined by the University be paid with each application for exemption.
  4. Such courses or their equivalents are to satisfy the requirements of the professional training in the first year of study only.
  5. Candidates shall seek exemption for only first year courses. Candidates seeking exemption from first year courses shall be required to sit for examinations in such courses during the ordinary examinations preceding the year or semester of exemption. They shall be required to attain a pass mark in order to qualify for exemption. 
  6. Such course shall not exceed one-third of the courses in the entire programme.
  1. Freelance Designers
  2. Interior Designers in Residential and Commercial Space
  3. Indoor and Outdoor Landscape Designers
  4. Exhibits and Display Designers for Expos
  5. Furniture Designers
  6. Marketer and Suppliers
  7. Construction Project Managers etc
BACHELOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN - B321      
Bachelor in Interior Design-Year 1 (TOTAL of 15 units)      
   Semester 1 (8 Units)   Semester 2(7 Units)   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           128,000             112,000                 240,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
CAUTION - (ONCE)               5,000                      -                       5,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               8,000                 7,000                   15,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
TOTAL           164,750             121,250                 286,000
       
Bachelor in Interior Design-Year 2 (TOTAL of 14 units)      
   Semester 1 (7 Units)   Semester 2(7 Units)   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           120,000             120,000                 240,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
TOTAL           150,750             129,250                 280,000
       
Bachelor in Interior Design-Year 3 (TOTAL of 14 units)      
   Semester 1 (7 Units)   Semester 2(7 Units)   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           120,000             120,000                 240,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                       2,000
TOTAL           150,750             129,250                 280,000
       
Bachelor in Interior Design-Year 4 (TOTAL of 14 units)      
   Semester 1 (7 Units)   Semester 2(7 Units)   Yearly TOTAL 
TUITION           120,000             120,000                 240,000
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)               6,500                      -                       6,500
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)               7,000                      -                       7,000
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)               4,000                      -                       4,000
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)               2,250                 2,250                     4,500
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)               7,000                 7,000                   14,000
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)               1,000                      -                       1,000
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)               2,000                      -                       2,000
TOTAL           150,750             129,250                 280,000
       
Grand TOTAL: BA Design (TOTAL of 57 Units)                  1,126,000

 

 

   
Exam Regulations

1.         Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters.

2.         No candidate shall be admitted to an examination unless he/she has satisfactorily attended            the prescribed course of study.

3.         Examinations shall consist of written papers, projects, studios and portfolios.

4.         One course unit shall be equivalent to 45 Contact Hours.

5.         All course units, except projects, studios and portfolios, shall  be examined during the               semester in which they are taken.  Such examinations shall consist of continuous

            assessment, course tests and end of semester examinations.   The end of semester

            examinations shall account for 70% of the total marks, while continuous assessment

            shall account for 30%.

6.         All studio and portfolio examination shall be conducted at the end  of the academic

            year in which they are taken and shall be equivalent to six course units.

7.         Research projects shall be examined at the end of the academic year and shall be equivalent          to four course units.

8.         The Pass Mark for each Course Unit shall be 40%.

9.         In order to proceed to the next year of study, a candidate shall be required to pass

            in any year of study shall:-

            (a)        Be allowed to take supplementary examinations in the course units  failed

                        provided that the number of failed course units shall not exceed  FOUR

                        in the year of study.

            (b)        Be allowed to repeat the year of study if he/she fails to satisfy the examiners

                        in the Supplementary examinations.

            (c)        Be allowed to Repeat  the year if he/she fails in more than FOUR course units in the

                        year of study.

            (d)       Be allowed to Repeat the year if he/she fails in studio or Portfolio Examinations.

            (e)        Be discontinued if he/she fails in more than eight course units.

 

11.       A pass obtained in a supplementary examination shall be 40% in the students academic     record.

12.       No candidate shall be permitted to repeat any  year of study more than once.

13.       The final award of degree shall be based on a weighting of the last three years of the

           degree programme.

14.       The final degree awarded shall be classified into FIRST CLASS HONOURS; UPPER    SECOND CLASS HONOURS; LOWER SECOND CLASS  HONOURS AND PASS as     Follows:-

            (I)                    First Class Honours                             70%     -           100%   A

            (ii)                    Upper Second Class Honours             60%     -           69%    B

            (iii)                   Lower Second Class Honours                        50%     -           59%    C

            (iv)                   Pass                                                     40%    -           49%     D

            (v)                    Fail                                                      0         -           39%     E

 

Provided that a candidate who repeats in any of the last three years of study shall not be eligible for the award of an Honours degree.