In a previous article, we talked about interior design specialization, and in this article, we will discuss interior architecture specialization and the difference between them.
The concept of interior architecture and decorations emerged with the human desire for urbanization and due to the need of humans to show well-being and development. As a result, the term "interior decoration" started to be used, and urban designs emerged and developed in the middle of the twentieth century.
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The architect's task is to design the house from the inside and outside, including locating electricity and lighting, plumbing, and determining the type of flooring.
Once completed, the interior designer’s task begins by choosing the furniture, the type of textiles, the color of the paint, the wallpaper, and other aesthetic details to highlight the work of the architect.
Interior architecture, with its courses, opens up broad horizons for creativity to develop and refine your innate talent.
As it is a diverse discipline that combines modern arts, interior architecture specialization has gained fame among students from different backgrounds other than engineering.
Students joining the department of interior architecture will study several theoretical and practical courses:
Thus, the students will be eligible to attend other courses during their 8-term education. Those who complete these courses are entitled to obtain a "Diploma of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design" and the title of "Interior Architect and Environmental Designer."
The duration of studying interior architecture is four years under the faculties of architecture as this specialization is concerned with the interior design of facilities and all kinds of architectural works.
The interior engineering student should have the following capabilities along with talent and creativity:
The advantages of studying Interior Architecture and Environmental Design can be given as follows:
Public and private institutions welcome all graduates of interior architecture and environmental design where they can work at
1- Home decoration companies.
2- Brands of interior decoration.
3- Contracting firms.
4- Architectural consulting firms.
5- Building decoration companies.
6- Working in the academic field and pursuing postgraduate studies in Turkey.
7- Open their offices and conduct practical workshops.
The salaries of interior architecture and environmental design graduates vary between government and private institutions. These salaries range between 5500-6500 Liras in the governmental sector and 4500-6000 Liras in the private sector.
The tuition fees for studying interior architecture in Turkish universities are comparatively affordable compared to other countries. It is between $3,000 and $12,000 in private universities. In the case of scholarship, the students can be awarded a full or part grant based on the type of the scholarship.
The fees of studying interior architecture vary not only from one university to another but also according to the faculty in which you will study as several faculties offer it.
Turkey has inspiring architectural buildings with attractive interior design, mainly located in the cities of Istanbul and Bursa. Therefore, no wonder that Turkey has the leading universities in interior architecture and interior design fields.
One of the essential requirements to study interior architecture is to have a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with a minimum average of 50%. There is no need to clear any international exams. However, before starting the registered program, you should attend the English or Turkish language preparatory year.
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