VOL: 11 NO: 1  185-197  2014-1


Curriculum development in interior architecture education: ITU case



Özge CORDAN, Emine GÖRGÜL, Bahadır NUMAN, Benek ÇİNÇİK

Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture, Istanbul, TURKEY


Received: November 2013     Final Acceptance: May 2014






This paper discusses the revision processes of Istanbul Technical University - ITU Department of Interior Architecture undergraduate program curriculum.

In this content, the paper commences with a brief introduction about the history of interior design education and mentions the earlier models that were deployed both in global and local terms. Then it is pursued by focusing on ITU case. Although the existing undergraduate curriculum of ITU Department of Interior Architecture anchors on interactive, interdisciplinary and integrated program; yet correlated with the reasons, aims and action plans of the curriculum revision a studio-centered, student-oriented, leading, contemporary program that enables inter-/trans-/cross-disciplinary approaches are intended to be accommodated in the novel proposal by asserting the past and grasping today.

The paper opens the reasons, aims, developed strategies and implementation steps of the undergraduate program curriculum revision of the ITU Department of Interior Architecture, into discussion.
Keywords: Interior architecture education, curriculum development, accreditation, global and local interpretations of interior architecture in Turkey, ITU model in interior architecture education.

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