The purpose of the Interior Architecture Program is to encourage students to take part in interior design process within real-life context; to raise the quality of life of the individuals; to increase the efficiency of the social circle; to create spaces that protect the health, safety and well-being of the public; and to integrate theory and practice through individual and administrative problem-solving strategies. The program aims to provide a balance between art, technology and human aspects of the profession, with an awareness of the modern trends and the most recent technological developments in the field of interior architecture. The vision of the program is to ensure that the students gain expert knowledge and experience during their undergraduate education; recognize the importance of geography and universal values; develop a versatile designer identity; demonstrate competence in both current and future artistic and design issues; and focus on responsibility, awareness and social / professional ethics.
There are 7 full-time academic staff in the Department of Interior Architecture as well as 2 part-time teaching staff and 1 research assistant supporting the full-time academic staff. There are 12 classrooms and 4 studios in the department building which are all equipped with whiteboards and projectors. All classes have air-conditioning system for heating and cooling. There are also Model Making Studio, Photography Studio, Material Lab, Serigraphy Studio and 3-D Printing and Screening Studio in the department. The entrance hall and corridors of the faculty building and the entrance gallery of the CIU Library as used for exhibition purposes. The CIU Library offers access to 3,899 publications relevant to the field of interior architecture.
Graduates of the Department of Interior Architecture are able to work with different design areas. They can work with infrastructure architects to design the interior of offices. Graduates can also set up their own offices in the construction, furniture, retail sectors, both in the design, marketing, creativity units and they can show their imagination on preserving historical structures. The courses on furniture and interior architecture are offered with experimental design component to showcase work giving students the opportunity to design scenery and places of visual entertainment. There is also possibility of an academic career in higher education institutions. An interior architect can have a successful career by accurately making use of their human relations and psychology in all aspects of creativity.