Foundation In Interior Architecture Design | The One Academy

Foundation in Interior Architecture Design

Course Overview
The Foundation in Interior Architecture Design is a prerequisite for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture Design programme. Students will acquire skills and knowledge development which will prepare them for advanced learning in interior architecture and design at levels 4, 5 and 6. Necessary skills for academic development will also be developed.

This course is available at the Sunway campus only.

Our annual intakes take place during May every year.

  • SPM / O-Level / UEC or equivalent
  • Foundation from other institutes of
    higher learning in related field

    (with minimum CGPA 2.0)
  • or
  • The One Academy's Foundation Programmes
    (1 Year)
    Foundation in Interior Architecture Design
  • or
  • The One Academy Diploma in related field
    Diploma from other institutes of higher learning in related field
    (Advanced entry into Year 2 of Degree with minimum CGPA 2.0)
  • UK Degree in The One Academy
    In collaboration with
    University of Hertfordshire (UH),
    United Kingdom
    (completed locally at The One Academy)
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
    (3 Years & 6 Months of Internship)
  • *This internship is compulsory upon completion of the course.


Semester 1
During this introductory semester, students will be taught several basic and fundamental courses which allow them to understand the basis of interior design and its content. They will learn skills and methods ranging from drawings, visual languages, computer skills, all the way to design principles and color studies. Students will also learn various drawing skills; including still-live, one point and two point perspectives. By the end of this semester, student would be able to understand the significance of interior design, the skills required to mobilise ideas and the vital principle elements that forms a holistic design scheme.

Semester 2
Semester 2 will introduce students to various component systems used in the interior design profession. They will learn fundamentals of building orientation, visual and communication languages, drawings, renderings in various mediums and basic digital skills. Students will also be acquainted with methods on how to conduct a design research and analysis and develop conceptual design solution enabling them to present professionally in response to a set of brief set earlier on in the semester. At this stage as well, students will begin an exciting exploration of ideas and will be exposed to industry type project, working from inception phase all the way to producing and presenting the entire scheme of design at the end of the semester.

Semester 3
This final semester of the foundation programme will equip and expose students to basic interior design standards and anthropometry while working concurrently with a design studio. Students will be able to recognize different ranges of interior types, from residential to commercial settings. At this stage, student will also be introduced to research methodology. They will be taught various ways and methods to analyse contemporary topics in interior design practice which gives them a chance to think creatively and critically in the form of contextual. They will work on numerous problem statements in the current society in order for them to develop their mindset independently.


  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 5 credits (5Cs) including a pass in Bahasa Melayu, *Sejarah, English and Mathematics
  • Pass IGCSE/O-Level with minimum 5 credits (5Cs) including a pass in English and Mathematics
  • Pass UEC with minimum 5 credits (5Bs) including a pass in English and Mathematics
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
  • Pass Art subject in SPM level OR
  • Pass Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidates without an Art subject

    Entry Requirements For International Students
  • Indonesia:
    Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) 3 / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) / Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK) / Ijazah Madrasah Aliyah (bagi lulusan mulai tahun 2015) dengan gred purata 66 - 100
  • Vietnam:
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma)
  • China:
    Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate / Graduation Certificate from a Vocational / Technical Secondary School (Zhixiao / Zhigao) or a Skilled Worker School (Jixiao)
  • Maldives:
    UCLES O-Level / A-Level / Higher Secondary School Certificate HSC)
  • South Korea:
    High School Diploma / High School Graduation Equivalency Examination

For non-Malaysian applicants, please refer to the The List of Entry Qualifications for International Student (PDF) to see if you qualify for this course.

*Sejarah (History) is a compulsory subject to pass in SPM starting 2013