Interior Design (B.A.)

Semesters 1 - 3 include a dense basic course of study in the areas of design / presentation, construction, technology and theory in a mixture of workshop and studio work on the computer. After the basic studies and the examinations accompanying the studies, the project studies begin. Projects are generally offered in all the fields of design. Through various combinations, students can set their own main areas of study. A practical phase or a semester abroad is planned for the 6th semester. After the completion of the eight-semester course of study with a successfully completed thesis (Bachelor 8) and two years of professional activity, membership in the Chamber of Architects with the professional title of interior designer follows as a rule.

At one glance

Bachelor of Arts

Start of studies
Winter and summer semester

Standard period of study
8 semesters

Restriction on admission
not admission restricted - Qualification test

Form of study 
Bachelor of Arts

Place of study
Trier - Paulusplatz

Further Information

Interior Design

Interior designers are specialists in the planning and construction of interiors in an architectural context. The design of our immediate environment requires special design competence in consideration of ecological, economic, cultural and social conditions. In order to understand and design interiors, interior designers have to deal with current constructions, technologies and materials in a continuous learning process in addition to the arising issues of design and form.

After the basic studies and exams accompanying the studies, the project studies begin. Projects are generally offered in all areas of design. Through various combinations, some focal points of study can be set. In the 6th semester a practical phase or a semester abroad is planned.

General Information

Students are provided with the following during their studies:


  • Workstations in studios made available
  • 8 semesters standard period of study
  • half-yearly start of studies (WS and SS)
  • no tuition fees for first degree
Study Areas
  • Drawing and design basics
  • Product, furniture and exhibition design
  • Digital construction and design
  • Technical development and design
  • Finishing construction and design
  • 3D visualization
  • Offer-award accounting
  • Building in a historical context
  • Construction operation and building law
  • Art and design science
  • History of architecture and theory
  • computer aided design
  • Building theory
  • Photography
  • Structural theory and statics
  • Color
Equipment / Workshops
  • Metal workshop (column drill, metal band saw, edge bench, mandrel bending machine, ring bending machine, MAG welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, stud welding, CNC lathe, CNC portal milling machine)
  • Plastics workshop
  • Wood workshop (sliding table saw, small circular saw, jointer, routing machine, vacuum bag, edge sanding machine, long belt machine, slot mortising machine, cross-cut saw, band saw, scroll saw, veneer saw and veneer press)
  • Thermoforming machine
  • 3D Lab
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printer
Requirements / Application
  • Preliminary internship eight weeks (four weeks of which in companies in the construction industry, trade fair and exhibition construction and furniture production and four weeks in planning offices of freelance architects, interior designers and furniture designers or the public sector, construction and industry
  • Portfolio examination (15 works from the areas: Drawing, painting, sculpture, furniture design, photography, construction, perspective observation studies, flat or spatial composition) Followed by a two-day aptitude test
  • Followed by a two-day qualifying examination (examination tasks, for example, from the following fields: graphic/performance, creative/constructive, creative/design)
Course of Studies
  • 1st - 3rd semester: basic studies (design, presentation, construction, technology and theory) - workshop work and studio work on the computer
  • 4th - 7th semester: Project studies (all subject areas of the design are possible)
  • 6th semester: practical or semester abroad
  • 8th semester: Bachelor thesis

After completion of the eight-semester Bachelor's degree and two years of professional activity, membership of the Chamber of Architects - professional title "interior designer" - usually follows 

Head of Field of Study

Prof. Martin Schroth
Prof. Martin Schroth, M.A. (AAD)
Professor FB Gestaltung - FR Innenarchitektur


+49 651 8103-124


Paulusplatz | Building S | Room 206


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