Interior Architecture & Design

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Interior Architecture & Design
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code SG348
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Sligo Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3/4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Four grade O6/H7 and two grade H5. Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics* and English or Irish.

Applicants with relevant work experience or a Level 6 qualification in Interior Design, Spatial Design or similar are required to submit a digital sample of relevant work and CV to admissions at IT Sligo. Applicants may be invited for interview following assessment of their submission.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Maths
25 additional points will be awarded for higher level Mathematics at grades H6 and above.

* Some courses do not require Mathematics as an entry requirement, while others have certain exemptions or honours requirements – p...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP
LCVP modules can be counted as one of the passes required when considering LCE entry requirements for IT Sligo courses. CAO points are awarded as follows:

Level Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information Points
A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 or 6 major award will have a minimum credit value of 120.

Component awards, or achievement of less than 120 credits, do not constitute a full award.

All QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 awards will be scored using the best 120 credits to deliver a maximum of 390 points regardless of whether they were achieved before or after the introduction of CAS. The scoring process is outlined on the CAO website at
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants

Entry Requirements
The sole criterion for qualification as a mature applicant is age. You are required to be over 23 on 1st January of the calendar year of application. Applications should be made through the CAO in the usual way.
Alternative Entry

Expand+The Minimum Entry Requirements For Applicants From Northern Ireland (GCE AS, A2, AVCE, Double Award, BTEC) Are:
Applicants must have a recognised award at Level 3 on the UK framework of qualifications. GCE AS and A Level, NVQ Level 3, Advanced Diplo...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 20
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Financial Support

Expand+A Student Contribution (registration) fee of €3,000 (2022/23) is payable by all students who do not qualify for a grant or scholarship. SUSI, Student Universal Support Ireland, provides financial support to eligible students. There are two elemen...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Interior Architecture and Design is all about manipulating and forming an internal space, whether it may be an existing or new building. It focuses solely on the interior, but takes the architectural form and external environ...

Subjects Taught


Year One: Modules introduce students to the fundamentals of Interior Design and its position in the wider context of art and design.

Year Two: Builds upon modules introduced in Year One to advance students’ skills. Archi...

Assessment Method

Expand+How is student work assessed?

A 'risk free' environment in which learning and creativity can flourish facilitates the student to become an autonomous professional capable of responding to design problems contextually globally, nationally and local...


Students are provided with a choice of three- or four-year options. The three core years provide discipline specific training while a fourth sandwich year offers students opportunities for work placements, study abroad, training f...

Careers or Further Progression

Our graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to work as interior architects, interior designers, retail or exhibition designers or to progress to specialist roles such as lighting designers, set designers or other.


Further Enquiries Admissions Office
T: 353 (0) 71 931 8510
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 359
2020 316