Interior Architecture


Faculty of Design

1. Name of the Curriculum Sisearhitektuur
2. Name of the Curriculum in English Interior Architecture
3. Higher education level Professional higher education
4. Study form(s) Full-time study and part-time study
5. Educational establishment Euroacademy
6. Volume of Curriculum (ECTS) 240 ECTS
7. Nominal duration of studies 4 years
8. Curriculum group Arts
9. Curriculum code in Estonian Education Information System (EHIS) 137678
10. Language(s) of instruction English
11. Other languages needed for achieving the study outcomes  
12. First registration of the Curriculum 05.01.2012
13. Date of approval of the curriculum version in the educational establishment 25.08.2015 by EuroAcademy´s Senate

25.08.2015 the NPO Eesti Euroinfo Ühing Managing Board

14. Admission requirements Secondary education or corresponding foreign qualifications; professional suitability interview with the Admissions Committee; existence of a creative work portfolio.

In the language of instruction, the language level B2 is needed, if the previous education has not been acquired in the language of instruction.

15. Curriculum’s major speciality (or specialities) and their volume (ECTS) Interior Architecture (240 ECTS)
16. Minor(s), other possible specializations and their volume (ECTS) ———-
17. Goals of the Curriculum The curriculum aims to:

·         provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills and preconditions for qualified professional work according to the current professional standard of Interior Architect IV,to be able to create, consult, assess and commission designs for parts of buildings, to visualize and integrate into the whole the reality based on the latter in all their aspects – environmental, economic, creative, constructive, technological, social, cultural and legal ones

·         acquisition of professional knowledge and practical skills is carried out through theoretical subjects and various practices and practical courses.

·         develop necessary ethical, aesthetical and ecological values, support the creation of the cultural world- view

·         direct to value the role of art and design in society and develop creativity and innovation.

·         support the development of cultural world-view

provide knowledge and skills for further studies at Master’s level.

18. Outcomes of study            The student who has gone through the curriculum

·         is able to apply the acquired knowledge in professional work, is qualified for working as an interior architect in all establishments and enterprises associated with interior architecture, as well as a free-lancer in his/her own studio. According to the valid professional standard a graduate can after 5 years of professional work apply for a profession Interior Architect IV

·         is cooperative and displays initiative in executing projects and is responsible for his/her work.

·         knows professional design and art literature, and corresponding terminology.

·         can gather, analyse and critically select and find professional information and interpret it creatively.

·         recognizes interdisciplinary connections between different areas of application

·         has broad-based knowledge of interior design profession, has systematic overview of the basic concepts of the specialty, is able to formulate problems associated with the specialty, analyse them and offer solutions.

·         can elaborate professional projects proceeding from aesthetical and functional whole and Draw up professional design documentation and knows how to communicate with the members of the design team both inside and outside of the profession.

·         can find and apply the laws valid in Estonia, current building and design standards and technical norms.

·         can when designing interiors select and apply appropriate methods and technologies.

·         has mastered the communication skills necessary for the work, as well as info-and communication technologies.

·         is ready to participate actively in civil society and be tolerant towards various attitudes and values.

·         has a correct command of the language both in speaking and writing and a foreign language on communication level and that of professional terminology

·         is able to explain problems associated with the profession both orally and in writing and participate in professional discussions.

·         acts ethically concerning environment, client and the profession, can assess the role and results of his professional activity to the society.

·         is able to work both for state and private companies as an interior architect, interior designer or as a middle manager in enterprises dealing with interior design and projecting.

·         is able to perfect permanently his professional and working knowledge and to continue studies in the acquired profession.

19. Name of diploma or academic degree(s) upon graduation Diploma of professional (applied) higher education


20. Documents issued upon graduation Diploma of professional higher education, Transcript of records, Diploma Supplement in English
21. Short description of the Curriculum structure Module I. History of Art 19.0 ECTS

Module II. General Art Subjects 67.0 ECTS

Module III. Main Subjects 73.5 ECTS

Module IV General Subjects 11.5 ECTS

Module V. Languages (Speciality English) 6.0 ECTS

Module VI. Electives 8.0 ECTS

Module VII. Practice (Practice I, II (Outdoors Artist´s Practice), Practice III (Measuring Practice), Practice IV (Professional Practice)) 36.0 ECTS

Optional Subjects 6.0 ECTS

Graduation Thesis 13.0 ECTS

22. Options for completing the Curriculum The student has to choose at least 8.0 ECTS of electives and 6.0 ECTS of optional subjects.
23. Graduation requirements Completing the curriculum in its full scope, including the defence of the graduation thesis.
24. Additional information Dean of the Faculty of Design

Prof. Jevgeni Hristoforov, PhD

Email:         /Signed/




Name of module:

Module I. History of Art

Volume: 19.0 ECTS


Develop general skills in the subject of art. Provide fundamentals of the different periods in the world’s and Estonian art history. Develop skills of orienting in the historical and modern directions of art and his/her specialty.
Learning outcomes Student can correctly estimate the historical period of a piece of art and the style. Student knows the names of spectacular artists from the history of art. Student has acquired comprehensive vocabulary, which allows to express his/her opinion in discussions about art history and his/her professional work.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN1010 General History of Art I-VI 12.0
DPEN2010 History of Estonian Art and Design 3.0
SPEN1018 History of Architecture and Interior Design I, II 4.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Name of module:

Module II. General Art Subjects

Volume: 67.0 ECTS


Develop general artistic-professional skills and skills for correctly expressing his/her own ideas using different figural tools. Acquisition of the terminology of art criticism.

Learning outcomes

Student has acquired different figural tools and artistic methods to express his/her ideas by drawings or figures. Student can correctly picture the proportions, colours and surface of different objects.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN1020 Drawing I-VI 24.0
DPEN1030 Painting I-VI 24.0
DPEN1060 Colour Study I, II 5.0
SPEN1070 Fundamentals of Composition and Form Studies I-IV 8.0
SPEN1050 Descriptive Geometry I, II 4.0
DPEN2020 Plastic Anatomy 2.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Name of module:

Module III. Main Subjects

Volume: 73.5 ECTS


Acquisition of the fundamentals of interior engineering of private and public buildings. Mastering modern engineering and infotechnological methods. Skills of applying the theoretical knowledge in practice, possession of the modern scientific and technical terminology.
Learning outcomes Student is able to create independently the interior project for a new building or rooms to be renovated. Able to compile the necessary documentation and figures by applying infotechnological tools and computer programmes. Possesses necessary terminology.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
SPEN1090 Construction Physics I (Architectural acoustics)

Construction Physics II (Lighting techniques)

Construction Physics III (Building’s technical fittings)

Construction Physics IV (Electricity, Signalisation and Communication)

SPEN1150 Strength of Materials 2.0
SPEN1100 Projection I-VII 28.0
DPEN1040 Specialty Graphics I-III 7.5
SPEN2070 Typology 2.5
SPEN2050 Computer Aided Design I-III 6.0
SPEN2080 Construction Materials 2.5
SPEN2090 Architectural Elements Construction I-III 6.0
SPEN2060 Furniture Design and Ergonomics 2.0
SPEN1080 Construction Drawing I, II 4.0
SPEN2040 Basics of Law I (Defence of Design Works)

Basics of Law II (Design Legislation )

DPEN1140 Portfolio 1.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Name of module:

Module IV. General Subjects

Volume: 11.5 ECTS


To prepare students for the comprehension of the processes of society. Acquire the rules of communication and behaviour in a group. Introducing the national public organisations and fundamentals of policy..
Learning outcomes Student is able to estimate the social processes and analyse the consequences of his/her actions basing on the principles of aesthetics and art, and considering the professional ethics.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS


DPEN2030 Aesthetics 2.5
GPEN6120 Psychology 3.0
GPEN6110 EU Fundamentals and Institutions 3.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Name of module:

Module V. Languages

Volume: 6.0 ECTS


Provide necessary knowledge in at least one foreign language, which allows successful self-development by means of scientific and technical literature. Teach elementary communication skills on the professional level and skills to formulate his/her ideas, and to understand questions and answers in foreign language.
Learning outcomes Student is able to acquire specialty related information in the foreign language. Ability to communicate, compile documents and give orders in the foreign language. Can participate in the international events, performances, practical or continue studies abroad.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
K020 Speciality English 6.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Name of module:

Module VI. Electives

Volume: 8.0 ECTS


Provide chances for further development in the artistic and professional activities.
Learning outcomes Student acquires basic knowledge in fields related to his/her specialty, skills and options to the professional activities in the labour market, establishment of his/her own firm, and knowledge to utilise his/her education in a broader way.
Assessment of module completion: by courses, based on the general assessment system.
Code Course name Volume, ECTS


DPEN3030 Photography 2.0
GPEN6070 Fundamentals of Economics 3.0
MPEN3070 Workshop 2.0
GPEN6060 Computer Studies 3.0
GPEN6100 Fundamentals of Ecology and Environmental Protection 3.0
K010-080 Another Foreign Language 6.0

Principles of selection: must select at least 8,0 ECTS

Name of module:

Module VII. Practice

Volume: 36.0 ECTS


Confirmation of the theoretical knowledge and application of the practical skills in the independent work. Getting acquainted to the organisation in the real work processes. Working with the modern computer programmes used in engineering. Work methods applied in a collective and with clients.

Learning outcomes

Student knows the stages of engineering, is able to set up the tasks, consider the interests of the client or employer. Can independently solve the artistic and technical problems of engineering. Is able to compile technical documentation. Can work in a collective, consider the critics, be tolerating to the other’s opinion. Can exploit modern infotechnological tools and computer programmes.
Assessment of module completion: credit test. The student submits the filled in report of the practicals and portfolio of the completed artworks
Code Course name Volume, ECTS
DPEN4000 Practice I, II (Outdoors Artist´s Practice) 12.0
SPEN4003 Practice III (Measuring Practice) 10.0
DPEN4004 Practice IV (Professional Practice) 14.0

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Courses at liberty Volume: 6.0 ECTS
Objectives Satisfying the student´s extracurricular individual needs and interests.
Learning outcomes Learning outcomes depend on the selection of particular courses and their syllabuses.


Based on the general assessment system according to courses.

Principles of selection: As regards courses at liberty, the faculty recommends selecting such courses at other Faculties of EuroAcademy or other higher education institutions that support the acquisition of the major.

Graduation Thesis SPEN7000 Volume: 13.0 ECTS
Objectives Assessment of the knowledge acquired in the process of studies. Development of the individual and independence by selection and realisation of the subject of graduation thesis.

Learning outcomes

Independent selection of the subject and object of the graduation thesis. Ability to analyse the actuality and perspective of the interiors to be created. Ability to express and realise his/her ideas both artistically and technically, and to perform his/her work. Ability to use the modern engineering methods, incl. necessary computer programmes and infotechnological tools. Knowledge about modern interior and building materials and fundamentals of the engineering physics. Ability to plan the professional activities. Ability to adequately estimate and consider the critics of the supervisor. Ability to work with the clients.


Graded assessment. Grade given at the defence A, B, C, D, E according to the established criteria. Assessment takes place at the public defence.

Principles of selection: A compulsory module

Jevgeni Hristoforov

Dean of the Faculty of Design