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Interior Design

Faculty of Architecture
Department of Architecture and Urbanism

 

Major:Interior Design

 

Professional qualification: Interior Designer

 

Level of qualification: Educational-and-qualification degree Bachelor

 

Duration of programme: 4 years / 8 semesters

 

Number of credits allocated: 240

 

Field of study (ISCED-F): 0212: Fashion, interior and industrial design

 

Admissions requirements: to be diploma holders of completed secondary education and to sit an entrance exam

 

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior studies
ECTS Coordinator - Desislava Hristova, Arch., tel.: +359 52359579, e-mail: arch@vfu.bg - provides information about the opportunities for recognition of prior education - formal and informal.
Procedure: recognition of credits from academic transcripts of domestic and foreign universities (if the academic transcript is from a foreign university, it must be legalized and translated into the Bulgarian language), foreign language diplomas, computer skills certificates and diplomas. 

Requirements and rules for qualification: 240 credits, of which 10 are obtained for successfully defended diploma thesis. The training ends with a diploma thesis defence, but only students who have successfully passed all their exams throughout their course of studies and have defended successfully their semester projects are admitted to defence. 

 

Profile of the major: The main goal of the programme is to prepare professionals in the field of interior and furniture design, and to provide them with the opportunity to pursue career in other present-day fields such as re-design, eco-design, innovative design, etc. 
The high quality of education is guaranteed by the involvement of outstanding Bulgarian experts in the field and practicing designers, as well as with the collaboration of experts from Italy, Germany, Spain and the US, with which the university has partnership relations or works jointly on mobility programmes for lecturers and students. The latter may take part of their training modules at partner European universities under the Erasmus programme. The curriculum is flexible and allows adaptation to such practices, given the uniform European credit system in higher education.

 

Key learning outcomes: The interior designers will be able to design complete interior solutions including furniture configurations, lighting and spatial solutions, exposition and museum design, interior and facade advertisements and others.
The successful graduates receive the qualification "interior designer" with diploma and the special labels for quality and recognition of the education in Europe - ECTS Label and DS Label, which Varna "Chernorizets Hrabar" has been awarded with.  

 

Structural diagram of the courses with credits*:        

 

No

ECTS Code

Course

Lectures and seminars

Out-of-class workload

Credits

Tuition  hours

Tuition  hours

 

 

1

2

3

4

 5

1

ARC1267

History of Art

30

60

3

2

ARC1268

Colour Science

 

30

60

3

3

ARC1269

Structural Combinatorics

30

60

3

4

INF1461

Computer Design (Corel Draw )

45

90

4,5

5

ARC1240

Drawing – part I

30

60

3

6

ARC1243

Painting – part І

30

60

3

 

ARC1315

Foreign Language  - basic level

60

120

6

 

SPO1160

Physical Culture and Sports

45

90

4,5

Total for the 1st semester

300

600

30

7

ARC1247

History of Design

30

60

3

8

INF1457

Computer Design (InDesign)  

30

60

3

9

INF1458

Computer Design (Photoshop)

40

80

4

10

ARC1249

Drawing – part II

30

60

3

11

ARC1251

Painting – part II

30

60

3

12

ARC1253

Ergonomics

15

30

1,5

13

ARC1315

Foreign Language  - basic level

60

120

6

14

SPO1160

Physical Culture and Sports

35

70

3,5

15

 

Elective course А

30

60

3

Total for the 2nd  semester

300

600

30

 

 

Total for the1st year

600

1200

60

16

ARC1255

History of Art of the 20th century

30

60

3

17

INF1459

Computer Design (Illustrator)

60

120

6

18

INF1460

Computer Design (3D Studio Max)

60

120

6

19

ARC1270

Composition in Visual Arts

30

60

3

20

ARC1273

Introduction to the Architectural Design

60

120

6

21

 

Elective course В1

30

60

3

22

 

Elective course В2

30

60

3

Total for the 3rd semester

300

600

30

23

ARC1316

Modelling

45

90

4,5

24

ARC1295

Scale Modelling

45

90

4,5

25

PSY1265

Psychology of Perception

30

60

3

26

ARC1317

Photography

15

30

1,5

27

ARC1318

Semiotics

15

30

1,5

28

ARC2022 

Design of Materials and Technologies

45

90

4,5

29

ARC1272

Language Culture

15

30

1,5

30

 

Elective course С1

30

60

3

31

 

Elective course С2

30

60

3

Total for the 4th semester

300

600

30

 

 

Total for the 2nd  year

600

1200

60

32

ARC1298

History of Architecture

45

90

4,5

33

ARC1306

Residential Buildings – theory

30

60

3

34

ARC1307

Residential Buildings – project

45

90

4,5

35

ARC1299

Interior - theory

30

60

3

36

ARC1282

Interior – project

60

120

6

37

INF1462

Computer Program / AutoCAD

60

120

6

38

 

Elective course D1

30

60

3

Total for the 5th semester

300

600

30

39

ARC1276

Introduction to Architectural Lighting

30

60

3

40

ARC1335

Technologies in Furniture Production

30

60

3

41

ARC1310

Interior - Project II

75

150

7,5

42

ARC1336

Textiles and Interior

30

60

3

43

ARC1337

Furniture Design

45

90

4,5

44

 

Elective course E

30

60

3

45

 

Optional course А1

30

60

3

46

 

Optional course А2

30

60

3

Total for the 6th semester

300

600

30

 

 

Total for the 3rd year

600

1200

60

47

ARC1280

Urban Infrastructure And Building Installations

45

90

4,5

48

ARC1308

Public Buildings 

30

60

3

49

ARC1338

Interior - Project III

75

150

7,5

50

 

Elective course F1

30

60

3

51

 

Elective course F2

30

60

3

52

 

Optional course В1

30

60

3

53

 

Optional course В2

30

60

3

54

 

Optional course В3

30

60

3

Total for the 7th semester

300

600

30

55

ARC3178

National Traditions in Bulgarian Architecture

20

40

2

56

ARC2018

Design for  Architecture – theory

30

60

3

57

ARC2018

Design for  Architecture – project

60

120

6

58

 

Elective course G1

30

60

3

59

 

Elective course G2

30

60

3

60

 

Optional course С

30

60

3

Total for the 8th semester

200

400

20

 

 

Total for the 4th year

500

1000

50

Diploma thesis

 

300

10

                              Total for the entire course of training:

2300

4900

240

Elective courses 

A

PHI2004

Philosophy

30

60

3

ARC1314

Perspective

B

ARC1265

Portfolio and Presentations

60

120

6

ARC1249

Drawing  III

ARC1251

Painting III

С

ARC1271

Aesthetics

90

180

9

ARC1296

Drawing IV

ARC1297

Painting IV

ARC1279

Urban Planning

D

ARC1339

Figural Composition / Drawing V /

30

60

3

ARC1340

Sculpture

GEO1005

Ecology

E

ARC1341

Parametric Design / Rino ceros

30

60

3

ARC1278

Cultural Studies

 

ARC3170

 

Graphic design

F

ARC2045

Design for Historic Environment

60

120

6

ARC1302

Pre-project and Project Analysis

ARC1342

Redesign

G

ARC1343

Multimedia and computer animation

60

120

6

ARC1292

Web – design

ARC1344

Offer documentations and Budget

ARC1345

Plastic décor and ornament 

Optional courses

А

ARC1219

Exposition Design

60

120

6

ARC3177

Landscape design

ART1236

Corporate Design

B

ARC3171

Industrial Design

90

180

9

ARC3165

Introduction to Scenograrhy

ARC1346

Special Lighting Effects

ARC1347

Advertising Design

C

FLT 2006

Second Foreign Language

30

60

3

ARC1348

Art Installations

Foreign languages

1.

FLE 1002

Foreign language – English

120

240

12

FLG 1002

Foreign language – German

FLF 1002

Foreign language – French

FLS 1002

Foreign language – Spanish

FLR 1002

Foreign language – Russian

 

Mode of training – full-time;

 

Examination regulationsassessment and grading: The assessment is according to ECTS and its Bulgarian equivalent. The assessment is based on the following criteria: comprehensiveness of the demonstrated knowledge, quality of documenting of the course assignments and projects, comprehensiveness of research of the problems of particular subject, structure and graphic arrangement of the projects.

 

Optional or compulsory mobility: Possibility for mobility under Erasmus programme 

 

Internship: none

 

Apprenticeship programmes: none

 

Professional profile of the graduates: employability of graduates – The graduates can work as designers in design studios for interior architecture, furniture companies, advertising agencies, etc., administrative and specialized bodies, institutions and civil society organizations in the field of culture, and as experts in municipal and state institutions, other civil formations in the field of culture, leisure and tourism.

 

Access to further studies: Master’s degree and PhD programmes

 

Programme director: Cor. Mem. Prof. Arch. Atanas Kovachev, D. Sc. 
Tel: 052/359 596, email: arch@vfu.bg