Diploma In Interior Design



KP/JPS(R2/214/4/0185)10/29 (A7587)

Designing Spaces That Inspire

Learn the best of both residential and commercial interior design ranging from site study, space planning and interior concept development to lighting and furniture design, learning to identify, research and creatively solve problems relative to function and quality of built environment. Upon completion, you will be able to plan and design commercial and residential building interiors for effective use with emphasis on space creation, planning and factors that affect our responses to living and working environments.

  • Intake

    January, April, August

  • Location

    Bandar Sunway Campus, Penang Campus

  • Accreditation

    5-Star College-Based Category

    About This Programme!



    Introduction to Interior Design

    All types of hand-drawn sketches used in interior design as well as key design elements such as line, texture, pattern, light & shadow, contrast, brightness and colour are introduced here. Students will also learn architectural freehand sketches such as interior features, landscaping & streetscaping, building & architectural details alongside the foundation of interior design.

    Comprehensive Interior Design Studies

    Students will undertake lessons in numerous software and programmes to develop, communicate and draw intermediate construction and technical information, ensuring students understand all aspects of producing interior designs following their creativity and ideas, by equipping them with the technical skills required to thrive in the industry.

    Industry-Based Learning

    Students are exposed to more niche projects through specialised subjects that allow them to identify the design needs that different spaces possess and be able to cater accordingly. They will undergo portfolio preparation and assigned to an on-site interior design project, and work as apprentices in companies to gain practical experience in the industry.

    Final Project

    For their final project, students will conceptualise, design and produce interior solutions for a myriad of spaces. They will receive a wholesome education comprising of interior design knowledge of various living spaces such as commercial, residential, corporate, tourism and more.

    Course Modules
      • Computer Graphic
      • Construction Drawing
      • Creative Thinking
      • Design & Business Management
      • Environment Science & Services
      • Final Project
      • Furniture and Lighting Design
      • Industry-Based Learning
      • Interior & Architectural History
      • Interior Design
      • Interior Fundamental Studies
      • Interior Material Finishes
      • Interior Professional Practice
      • Interior Visual
      • Portfolio
      • Research in Interior Design
    Personal Development
    • Language & Communication Skills
    MPU Courses
    • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I
    • Business Marketing
    • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
    • Culture & Humanities
    • Community Service
    • Malaysian Studies
    • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • SketchUp
    • V-Ray
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Autodesk AutoCAD
    • Lumion
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Unreal Engine
    (Note: Subjects offered are subject to change based on the requirements of the Academic Board and MQA.)


    • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with minimum 3 credits (3Cs) including a Pass in Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah
    • Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with minimum 3 credits (3Bs)
    • Pass IGCSE / O-Level with minimum 3 credits (3Cs)
    • Pass The One Academy‚Äôs Certificate in Communication Design OR Certificate from other Institutions of Higher Learning in related field with minimum CGPA 2.00
    • Pass Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in art & design field (subject to internal assessment process)
    • Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government AND
    • Pass Portfolio Review or Drawing Test conducted by The One Academy for candidate who does not have a Pass in Art subject or without an art subject at SPM level or its equivalent

    Explore the complete list of Entry Requirements for domestic and international students here



    The Global Interior Design Market Size is Projected to Reach US$291.6 Billion by 2027

    *source: MarketWatch.com
    • Interior & Architectural Studios
    • Construction & Development Companies
    • Furniture Manufacturers
    • Hotels & Resorts
    • Housing Developers
    • Interior Design Consultancies
    • Lighting Manufacturers
    • TV Stations
    • Residential Interior Designer
    • Commercial Interior Designer
    • Interior Consultant
    • Interior Contract Manager
    • Interior Designer
    • Interior Stylist
    • CAD Designer
    • 3D Visualiser
    • Design Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Furniture Designer
    • Lighting Designer
    • Colour Consultant
    • Exhibition Designer
    • Film, TV & Stage Set Designer
    • Interior Design Educator
    • Model Maker
    • Interior Photographer