Founded in 2002, the ITU Department of Interior Architecture began undergraduate courses in the 2002-2003 academic year.

The undergraduate program was generated as part of the contemporary metropolitan character of Istanbul, as well as the evolving architectural education paradigms, research, and tools.

The aim of the program is to give students the skills and abilities to transform the scientific, technological, artistic, and intellectual knowledge of the interior architecture field and profession.


The annual new enrollment of the undergraduate program is approximately 60 students per academic year and there are more than 330 active students registered in the department within the undergraduate program. Until the end of the 3rd semester, undergraduates are part of a joint program with the Architecture department. This provides students with an essential architecture foundation and also allows them the opportunity to pursue a double major or program transfer credit. At the beginning of the 4th semester, undergraduates take courses and design studios specifically related to interior architecture. Scholars and professionals in the interior architecture field teach these related courses and studios. Students must fulfill a total of 155 credits in order to graduate from the program and the curriculum consists of 52 courses: 44 compulsory and 8 electives.


International Master of Interior Architectural Design Program (IMIAD) is a post-graduate program under the Institute of Social Sciences and is carried out by the Interior Architecture Department of the ITU Faculty of Architecture, since the 2006-2007 academic year. The ‘IMIAD’ Program is an EU Project and was developed as a Curriculum Development project under the leadership of Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT-S) Germany in 2005. The program was established as a joint program under the partnership between Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart (HFT-S) in Germany, Scuola the colleges Professional Della Svizzera (SUPSA) in Switzerland, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK) in Finland and Edinburgh College of Art ( ECA) in Scotland. LAMK and ECA left the partnership in 2014. CEPT University (CEPT) in India joined the partnership in 2012 and University of Cincinnati (UC) in USA is expected to join the IMIAD partnership soon.

The mission of the IMIAD program is to consider the contemporary theories of education and conduct research at an international level. The vision of the program is to create an unprecedented program of international collaboration from the combining of education, research, and practice. Other intentions of the program include creating an international and multidisciplinary environment for the exchange of postgraduate and Professional experience, promoting the professional conditions in different countries and cultural environments, as well as strengthening professional connections abroad and sharing education and professional experiences.

The languages of the program are both Turkish and English. The program consists of four-semesters (two years in total). Every semester has a course load equivalent to 30 ECTS and the program is made up of 120 ECTS credit points as a whole. In the second semester, each student attends a compulsory exchange semester in one of the partner universities outside their home institution. An international workshop, where all IMIAD students come together, is organized by one of the partner institutions at the beginning of the third semester. The attendance to the international workshop is also compulsory.

The program also promotes teaching exchanges and joint research.The degree conferred upon completion of the program is a MA- Master of Arts Degree. Every partner of the IMIAD Graduate Program make their own contribution to the program by transferring their unique identities.

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(DE) Hochschule für Tech. Stuttgart, Hochschule Coburg, Hochschule Ostwestfalen Lippe, Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern, Fachhochschule Rosenheim
(BE) LUCA School of Arts, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Antwerp University
(CZ) University of West Bohemia
(E) Escola Superior de Disseny i Arts Plàstiques de Catalunya (ESDAP Cat)
(F) L’Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique, ESAM Design
(FI) Lahti Uni. of Applied Sciences
(I) Politec. Di Milano, The Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
(PL) Politechnika Gdanska
(PT) Universidade de Lisboa, ESAD Matosinhos
(SW) Scuola Universitaria Prof. Della Svizzera Italiana SUPSI, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
(UK) University of Edinburgh, University of West of England (UWE)
(USA) Auburn University, University of Cincinati




Project I

Visual Com. I: Visualztn. & Tech. Drawing

Basic Design and Visual Arts

Introduction to Interior Architecture & Ethics

Academic Advising

Mathematics I


Project II

Visual Com. II: Visualztn. & Perspective

History Theory and Critisim in Int. Arch.I**

Introduction to Programming Language (Python)

Academic Advising

Strength of Materials*

English Course I

Project III

Principles of Loadbearing Structures**

History Theory and Critisim in Int. Arch. II**

Building Materials I**

Academic Advising

English II

Building and Construction in Architecture

3rd Smstr Elective Course (ITB)

Interior Architectural Design Studio I**

Survey and Representation Techniques in Interior Architecture

History Theory and Critisim in Int. Arch. III**

Academic Advising

Architectural Building Element Design

Environmental Control Studio

4th Smstr Elective Course (ITB)

Interior Architectural Design Studio II**

History Theory and Critisim in Int. Arch. IV**

Space and Furniture

Investigating Color and Light in Interior Architecture

Academic Advising


Advanced Representation Techniques

Statistics for Research and Design

Interior Architectural Design Studio III

Project Doc. and Cost Estimation in Int.Architecture**

Building Materials II*

Design Principles of Interior Finishing Systems

Academic Advising

6th Smstr Elective Course I (ITB)

6th Smstr Elective Course II (MT)

Interior Architectural Design Studio IV**

Paradigms and Case Studies in Adaptive Re-use

Prof.Practice and Ethics in Int. Architecture**

Hist. of Turish Rev. and Prc. of Atatürk I*

Academic Advising

Turkish I*

7th Smstr Elective Course (MT)

7th Smstr Elective Course (MT)

Graduation Project**

Communication Design in Interior Architecture

Hist. of Turish Rev. and Prc. of Atatürk II*

Turkish II*

Academic Advising

8th Smstr Elective Course I (MT)

8th Term Elective Course II (MT)

*Courses taught in Turkish
**Courses also taught in Turkish
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