Interior design is difficult

Interior design studies

Come into a room and feel good - if that happens, then an interior designer has done his job right. An interior designer does not only consider the design of rooms from an aesthetic point of view, but also with regard to economic, ecological, cultural and social conditions.

In the end, it's not just about designing everything that has interiors - from classic houses and apartments, to offices, train compartments, airplanes, ships, medical practices, exhibition rooms, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, wellness areas, etc. Interior designers investigate questions such as how people move in a room, what role lighting design plays, what has a harmonious effect on the soul, or how people (from an economic point of view) stay longer in a sales room.

In addition, students not only learn the basics of interior design during their studies, but also deal with human psychology.

What you absolutely need to know for studying interior design:

The term "interior designer" is a protected designation that you are only allowed to use if you are registered in an architectural association. You need at least two years of professional experience to apply for an entry. Note: The requirements can vary for the different chambers. It is also important that you inquire in advance at the universities whether the interior design degree on offer is “chamber-compatible”, i.e. whether it entitles you to be registered in a chamber of architects. You can find the information about this on the university website.

University tip


In the "Interior Design" distance learning course at the IU, you can put your creativity and design skills to the test. Because here building styles, architecture and design theory come together. More details in the information material.