Duration

Four Years

Medium of instruction

English

Degree awarding body

SCD

Institutionally Accredited by OAAA & Overseen by the MOHERI in the Sultanate of Oman

Program Mission

The mission of the Interior Design Program is to provide students with design knowledge and skills through exploration of interior spatial design to create user welfare functional spaces in an experimental competitive platform.

Program Description

Interior design is the process of conceptualizing space and creating commodious and expressive interior environments, which enhance the quality of life and contribute to the health, safety and welfare of society. The practice of interior design integrates the aesthetic and the cultural domains with the functional and the technical ones to provide design solutions that respond to human needs. Interior design gives shape and meaning to the spaces that we inhabit and in so doing enriches our lives. Interior designers advance creative designs for commercial, institutional and residential spaces and respond to the design challenges in the healthcare, entertainment and hospitality industries.

Program Objectives

  • Develop the ability of effective communication using a variety of techniques and skills.
  • Build problem solving skills in designing interiors by exploring different alternatives to createappropriate design solutions.
  • Develop awareness of environmental issues and systems to design suitable interiors.
  • Practice design process using appropriate approaches to create optimal designs.
  • Construct complete set of working drawings considering Omani building code.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize general educational knowledge such as research skills, business and psychological principles to apply them in their respective profession.
  • Enhance English proficiency level to communicate effectively using art and design terminology.
  • Apply art and design elements and principles to create artworks.
  • Demonstrate communication skills through free-hand drawing, computer aided programs, and model-making.
  • Identify elements and principles of interior design based on history, human behavior, design theoriesand ecological issues.
  • Design creative interiors using specific concept based on project program considering requirementsand users needs.
  • Build a sense of responsibility to support and protect the environment.
  • Construct detailed building documents using precise data and specifications.

Career Opportunities

Gain employment as an interior designer in architectural, interior, and creative design firms. Work in management and sales within the design industry in the domains of furniture, lighting, fabrics, and finishes. Seek employment as creative designer in theatrical and TV set design as well as in general media productions.

first
Year
Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART223.

Perspective Drawing

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

DES341

Technical Graphics II

3

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

second
Year
Semester 1

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES271

History of Design

3

DES331

Design Studio III

5

ENG102

English II

3

GRA240

Sketching

2

Semester 2

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

DES100

Interior Design Elective

3

DES351.

Computer Graphics I

3

DES365.

Colors, Materials and Finishes in Int. Des.

2

DES371

History of Architecture I

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

third
Year
Semester 1

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

DES200

Interior Design Elective

2

DES332

Design Studio IV

5

DES372

History of Architecture II

3

DES375

Interior Design Internship

1

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

DES342

Technical Graphics III

3

DES352.

Computer Graphics II

3

DES361

Aesthetic Theories

3

DES401.

Interior Design Workshop I

2

DES421..

Design Technology I

4

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

fourth
Year
Semester 1

DES402.

Interior Design Workshop II

2

DES422..

Design Technology II

4

DES431

Design Studio V

5

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

Semester 2

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ARC376

Introduction to Islamic Architecture

3

DES432.

Design Studio VI

5

DES471

Contemporary Trends

3

Semester 1

ART221

Drawing I

3

DES231

Design Studio I A/B

4

DES241.

Technical Graphics I

3

DES261

Introduction to Design

3

ENG009

Remedial English

3

INF201

Learning Research Techniques

1

Semester 2

ART223.

Perspective Drawing

3

DES211

Survey of Art and Design

3

DES232

Design Studio II A/B

4

DES341

Technical Graphics II

3

ENG101

English I

3

GRA251

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Semester 1

ART222

Drawing II

3

DES271

History of Design

3

DES331

Design Studio III

5

ENG102

English II

3

GRA240

Sketching

2

Semester 2

CST202

History of Oman Civilization

3

DES100

Interior Design Elective

3

DES351.

Computer Graphics I

3

DES365.

Colors, Materials and Finishes in Int. Des.

2

DES371

History of Architecture I

3

PHO211

Photography I

3

Semester 1

ARA201

Appreciation of Arabic Literature

3

DES200

Interior Design Elective

2

DES332

Design Studio IV

5

DES372

History of Architecture II

3

DES375

Interior Design Internship

1

PSY201

Introduction to Psychology

3

Semester 2

DES342

Technical Graphics III

3

DES352.

Computer Graphics II

3

DES361

Aesthetic Theories

3

DES401.

Interior Design Workshop I

2

DES421..

Design Technology I

4

ENG201

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

Semester 1

DES402.

Interior Design Workshop II

2

DES422..

Design Technology II

4

DES431

Design Studio V

5

ECO102

Entrepreneurship

3

Semester 2

ARA102

Arabic Creative Writing

3

ARC376

Introduction to Islamic Architecture

3

DES432.

Design Studio VI

5

DES471

Contemporary Trends

3

Course Details

Drawing I is a foundation course which focuses on the basics of drawing and its terminology. Students will learn how to draw objects from direct observation using different mediums and techniques that allow them to create the illusion of three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. Students will learn the skills of using lines, shapes, tones, textures, light and shadow, perspective, and color to draw a balanced still life composition.
This course develops the students’ visual perception and techniques of elaborating projects. The Design Studio II A teaches composition, layout, and presentation as a means of conceptual expression and communication in two-dimensional design. Design Studio II B is a deeper exploration into the fundamentals and concepts of organizing Forms, Mass and Volume in three-dimension, exploring contemporary design solutions concerning narrative aspects, space and geometry.
This course is an introduction to the basics of formal representation, with two dimensional representation of objects through orthographic projections and auxiliary drawings, isometric and axonometric drawings, and the basics of shade and shadows. This studio will also introduce students to the various tools and techniques of technical drawing in pencil and ink.
Introduction to Design; is an introduction to design in relation to different visual arts and their cultural manifestations of the 20th century and beyond. This course is meant as a complementary lecture course to the creative design studios to develop the students’ awareness as an analytical thinker. Design elements, principles and concepts will be investigated both separately as well as collectively as imperative considerations in the design process. A particular focus will be afforded to the examination of the ideological changes in the fields of design.
This course is designed to familiarize students with academic English in art and design context. Students are exposed to a wide range of relevant and authentic materials to increase their specialized vocabulary repertoire. It also enhances students’ productive skills through design-based classroom interactions.
Learning Research Techniques is intended to ac-quaint students with the methodology and techniques applicable to a research paper preparation based on theoretical and historical precedent in Art and Design. A key objective of the course is to guide students through the research process as how data is collected, evaluated and explained to produce an art and design research paper that adheres to APA guidelines.
This course is based on practical classes to apply the rules of perspective drawing methods to represent the three-dimensional objects, in addition to develop the 3D drawings by showing details and rendering skills.
This course is a survey of art & design activities from ancient times to Rococo. It is an overview of selected historical periods outlining critical artwork and designs to enhance the students’ visual knowledge. It will explore painting, sculpture, furniture, and architecture to define general characteristics of style in relation to cultural, political, and religious context
Design Studio II A/B is a continuation of Design Studio I A/B. The course incorporates 2D and 3D design. (Design studio II A) focuses on the 2D interpretation of concepts using a variety of tools, materials, processes, techniques and visual representations with focus on composition in order to express unique design solutions of the 2D surfaces. (Design Studio II B) focuses on transformation of 2D design to 3D form. Students will follow a process of critical thinking and investigation to explore advanced design solutions concerning the 3D narrative aspects of mass, volume, construction, movement and space in a creative representation, focusing on conceptual development and artistic expression.
This course will introduce the basics of architectural graphics terminology and skills by Demonstrating the knowledge of the main and general standards of buildings structure, furniture and all the architectural and interior design elements and details. Students will be able to communicate graphically by manually applying projections and relating them to the human figure dimensions. These includes: dimensions of furniture, plans and all architectural elements.
This course is intended to enhance students’ English language proficiency in art and design. Students are exposed to complex authentic materials to develop their design and art vocabulary repertoire. It helps students to reinforce academic writing styles and verbally explain their own projects.
This course is considered as an introduction to computer graphics, as it involves the basics of generating and manipulating images using digital media, covering monochrome patterns, control and mix of colors, raster images, scanning, pixel and vector graphics. In addition, this course includes basic exposure to computer platforms such as the basic pixel and vector software that are mainly used for computer graphics.
Drawing II is a studio based course for foundation that focuses on the study of basic human anatomy and its terminology. The course is designed to develop the drawing skills using the appropriate mediums and techniques, with emphasis on drawing portraits, figures and body part with the understanding of correct measurements, proportions, scale, light, shadow and depth.
This course serves as a comprehensive overview of the history of visual communication design from cave paintings to digital media. it surveys how people have used the visual arts to communicate stories and ideas during the history and across disciplines. will explore how visual techniques used to share ideas, transmit feeling and break sociocultural borders. it covers the advancement of visual design through the impact of innovative historical figures in the world of visual de-sign. Emphasis is set on the examination connecting historical events to the current realistic plan talks about. the course is taught through research papers, readings, presentations, writing, and discussions.
This course will be given upon following the background taken from the foundation studios using concrete applications of conceptual analysis of small to medium project size, limits exploration and concept developing into architectural form. This course will focus on the development of tools in translating ideas into architectural hand-drawings, highlighting the importance of design tools.
This is an advance English course that helps to consolidate students’ English skills in the field of art and design. It aims at exposing students to more challenging authentic texts. It emphasizes the ability to critically evaluate artistic works using some specialized concepts and terminology. The course also provides students with an opportunity to express themselves and defend their viewpoints and projects through presentations.
Sketching is one of the most important and powerful tools for students to capture a scene, a gesture, or record an idea. It deals with the method of drawing loosely and spontaneously to capture the general shapes/tones of any subject. In sketching, students will learn how to develop the “artist’s eye”, and to see subjects as shapes rather than objects. This general course stresses freehand drawing techniques and focuses on experimenting with different mediums: ink, pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolour.
يهدف هذا المقرر إلى تعريف الطالب بسلطنة عُمان من حيث الموقع والتضاريس والمناخ ، والثروات المتعددة ودور العُمانيين في التجارة العالمية قديماً وحديثاً، بالإضافة إلى معرفة تاريخ عُمان القديم وأن يلم الطالب بفن العمارة العُمانية وسجل التراث العماني. بالإضافة إلى إلمام الطالب بما تتميز به الصناعات الحرفية من غزل ونسيج وصناعة الخنجر العُماني والحلي الفضية وصناعة السفن بأنواعها المختلفة، وصناعة الفخار واستخراج النحاس وتصنيعه قديماً وحديثاً وكذلك مجالات النهضة الحديثة في شتى مرافق الحياة وأثرها في تطور حياة المجتمع العُماني ويتعرف الطالب على العلماء العمانيين والحواضر والمدن العُمانية من حيث الموقع والثروات والإنجازات الحضارية، ومكانة هذه الحواضر في التاريخ.
The Revit course covers the fundamentals tools and advanced techniques of BIM ‘Building Information Modeling’ in Architecture, to model architectural building with Autodesk Revit Architecture software. Topics are distributed through a number of exercises and projects.
This course is prepared to ease the work with architectural drawings, by using AutoCAD program to generate two dimensional drawings with full requirements of dimensions and printing.
The course will provide an overview of the color theory and how to apply this into design. In addition to an overview of the finishes and materials that are available in the markets. The course will include a general survey of interior materials used in interior design identifying its characteristics and applications. In addition selection criteria will be explored in relation to characteristics
History of Design is a survey of design activities from the nineteenth century development of the Arts & Crafts movement and the subsequent developments of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Bauhaus, and the development of the international and regional design in Italy, Japan, and more recent contemporary trends. This course will explore the various manifestations of these artistic developments in the Applied Arts from spatial design to furniture to various product design, and their relationship to aesthetic ideas be-hind these movements
This course is the basics of photography. It contains an introduction to photography, camera, and eye vision concepts, and different techniques, and how the camera lenses work. Furthermore, knowing image composition tools, applying all of the five main Exercises in Their Final project. This course discovers how the fundamental advances in digital photography have changed the way photographers employment. Equipment will be discussed, and exercises will be set to help understand the photographic medium.
يهدف هذا المساق إلى دراسة الجوانب الصرفية، وما يطرأ على بنية الكلمة من تغير، ومعرفة أثر الاشتقاق بأنواعه في تغيير المعنى والمبنى، ودراسة الجوانب البلاغية من تشابيه واستعارات وكنايات وطباق وجناس وأثر ذلك في السياقات اللغوية، ودراسة الجوانب النحوية ، وأثر الضبط والإعراب بكل من الحروف والحركات على أواخر الكلمة من تغير في المعاني والأساليب اللغوية، والتعرف على الصيغ الإعرابية المختلفة مثل الأسماء الخمسة والمثنى وجمع المذكر السالم والملحق بجمع المذكر السالم وجمع المؤنث السالم والملحق بجمع المؤنث السالم والممنوع من الصرف والعدد والأفعال الخمسة، وأثر ذلك على بناء الجملة، وحالات المبتدأ وأنواع الخبر والمواقع الإعرابية لتلك الحالات ، وتحليل نصوص أدبية نثرية وشعرية من مختلف العصور الأدبية، مع توضيح للجوانب النقدية والبلاغية المتعلقة بتلك النصوص بما يخدم ويعزز المهارات اللغوية المختلفة وفق معايير التحليل الأدبي والدراسات الأدبية النصية والنقدية
This course further elaborates the process of theoretical investigation of space with emphasis on kitchen design. It is an investigation to develop the skills and knowledge needed for kitchen design such as cabinetry, circulation, surface treatments, and furniture.
In this course more focus is paid to explore the variety of approaches for analyzing and finding design solutions for more elaborated spaces as in the case of a commercial building. In addition, a realization of the importance of ergonomic standards to calculate accurately the needed areas for furniture and human activities is also included. The students will start to use the computer programs in preparing the design drawings either 2D or 3D views.
Architectural historical styles will be traced from the Nineteenth Century in America to contemporary ones; discussing landmark constructions and monuments that clarified the main characteristics and fresh developments to Post-Modernism, Hi- Tech., Contemporary Vernacular and Deconstructionism.
This course is an introduction to professional practice. It contains introductory lectures, applications, ethics, team-work skills and practical training in national and international firms. The main aim of the training is to obtain the best of the design quality, to be followed by a documented practical experience.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental principles of psychology. It helps students to understand themselves and to see how psychology addresses issues pertaining to everyday life. The course begins with a short overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and an introduction to a number of the principal methodologies most commonly deployed in its study. The subsequent units are arranged around broad areas of research, including emotion, development, memory, and psychopathology. Case study examples and videos are used in the lectures to make the course more exciting and relevant.
In this course, students will develop key skills in constructing physical models, with emphasis on modelmaking techniques used in cutting, shaping and material assembly. Students will use architectural models with different materials and scales to translate canonical projects into three-dimensional physical models. The course will develop students' advanced abilities in using different materials, assembly techniques, and keen attention to detail.
This course covers the tools and techniques to produce three dimensional models through using 3D solids and 2D surfaces using 3Ds max program, as well as to optimize them with materials texturing and lighting.
The course addresses the concept of aesthetic and outlines the different approaches to study the aesthetic theory in design. Based on analytical studies of design, this course is going to address the two approaches of aesthetic theory into the history of architecture, starting from Plato to Vitruvius and reaching recent understanding of beauty as a human experience and appreciation of built environment through the integration of all human senses.
This course is an intensive workshop that introduces new theoretical, and/or non theoretical themes in support of the design sequence.
A prelude of the main construction systems and loads will be given to the learners. This course involves an elementary survey of different construction units, insulation techniques and methods that are employed in buildings. An introduction to the materials and sustainable construction will be discussed. Moreover, the learner will be trained to prepare the basic working drawings using the appropriate computer software.
ENG 201, Fundamentals of Oral Communication is a course which enhances students’ ability to write, practice and deliver speeches. The course helps students to effectively use verbal and non-verbal communication skills to produce a variety of speech- es. It aims at improving students’ ability to confident- ly and effectively communicate during their juries, presentations and life beyond college.
This course is an intensive advanced workshop that develop learners’ knowledge about the theoretical and practical techniques of wood design.
A brief prelude will be given to the learners about the major traditional construction systems (wood, brick, and concrete) In addition, the course contains information on some of the main materials of interior design and architecture like wood, metals, aluminum, glass, paints, and marble. Moreover, some recent industrial materials like reinforced glass fiber materials and poly vinyl chloride sheet (PVC) will be discussed. Furthermore, the learner will be trained to prepare a variety of working drawing details using the appropriate computer software.
This course addresses the fundamental terminology of Rehabilitation and adaptive re-use from an architectural and interior design point of view, where the learners redesign an interior space to host and fits a new proposed function. The course emphasizes the conservation policies and regulations In addition to analysis of new uses requirements’. The course covers the study of interactions between users and the historic built environment.
Entrepreneurship course is designed and offered to make students aware of business opportunities in the nation and to gain business skills necessary to successfully operate a venture. Students will gain knowledge about entrepreneurship and decision making skills. And, being an entrepreneur will help them to enhance their life with self-employment and professional growth. Students will be also introduced to national legal procedures, economic perspective and few concepts of globally sustainable practices.
يهدف هذا المقررإلى تعريف الطالب بالبيان واللغة وكيفية وصول الثقافة والكتابة إلينا، وصفات الكتابة الجيدة من خلال الوحدة والتجانس والمقصد والتنظيم الكتابي ، والتدريب على أسس الكتابة العربية، وبيان ذلك من خلال تطبيقات نصوص مختلفة تعزز هذا الاتجاه، والتعرف على بعض الاصطلاحات الكتابية من خلال الفِقَر والجمل، والتعرف على أنواع الجمل الخبرية والإنشائية وأنواع كل منها، والتعرف على أوضاع الجمل من حيث شكلها واكتمالها وتنوع أبنيتها وطولها، والتعرف على الضوابط الإملائية للكتابة، وطريقة كتابة المراسلات والتدريب على التحليل الأدبي والتلخيص وتخير الألفاظ والدلالة المركزية والهامشية، والتدريب على ورقة البحث والتعامل مع الكتابة بأسس علمية منظمة وفق مناهج وأساليب المخططات الكتابية باستخدام التوثيق والملاحظات والحواشي من خلال المخطط التنظيمي للكتابة، ومراجعة المكتوب لكل أنواع الكتابة وطبيعتها ومواصفاتها وعصرها، والتعامل مع النص والكتابة بأسلوب يخدم التلاحم اللغوي ما بين الألفاظ والمعاني تحقيقاً للسلامة اللغوية والتعبير الكتابي
This course develops a theory of Islamic architecture in which building types and architectural elements are discussed from the early beginning of Islam in the seventh century till the last Islamic Khilaphat of Ottomans. It provides the student with a general view on the factors that influenced the evolution of Islamic style and the specific characteristics of each period due to Geographical, social, political and historical situations. The course surveys the great monuments and masterpieces in a chronological order and investigate the dynamic formation process by discussing the formula of tradition-innovation.
Design studio VI is a final design studio in a sequence that focuses on interior design of public spaces. For their graduate projects students will investigate existing spaces and develop designs starting from concept, sketches and leading to design drawing documents and digital 3D drawings. This course is a practical- based course, emphasis will be on critical thinking in design process, presentation skills, clear understanding of structure, materials, finishes, and formal properties of designed spaces.
This course will provide a deep view of the contemporary trends in interior design in a specified and detailed vision. Students will deal with interior design elements of different functions and prepare a full portfolio and documentations then suggest design ideas, full mood boards, alternatives, solutions, and other concerns reflecting the local market demands. Students should search for and present the elements, ways, and techniques that incorporate contemporary design trends into interior design.

Head of Architecture and Interior Design

It is my pleasure to welcome you in our Department which is dedicated to cultivate your creative thinking, problem- solving capability, technology information and skills. High qualified and Long experienced faculty members are devoted and ready to support you during your under-graduate and post- graduate educational path. They will assist you to acquire a high level of competence and confidence to be ready for a promising career and work opportunities.

Dr. Sohair Hegazi ,
Head of Architecture and Interior Design
Scientific College of Design

Dr. Janan Mustafa
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Areej Al Khayat
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Akel Freij
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Aya Abbasi
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Dr. Mohammed Khalil
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

Ruqaya Al-Riyami
Instructor

Architecture & Interior Design

1

Success in General Education Diploma or its Equivalent.

2

The student should get a minimum grade of C- in Design Studio I & Design Studio II courses

3

The student should get a minimum grade of C- in Drawing I course.

BS - Interior Design

Tuition Fees

DurationCredit HoursFeesOther FeesSub Total
General Foundation Program 3 Semesters-2,575 OMR-2,575 OMR
Design Foundation Program2 Semesters362,700 OMR250 OMR2,950 OMR
Bachelor Degree6 Semesters967,200 OMR750 OMR7,950 OMR
Grand Total13,475 OMR

* Fees / tuitions are subject to changed accoridng to the college financial polcies / procedures and upon MoHERI approval

Finance Details

Oman Arab Bank

3128231666500

Bank Muscat

0313029205120016

*All payment are accepted through bank deposit.