Bachelor Program in Interior Design
A department with a modern, universal, and dynamic worldview in 2034, based on the values of Indonesian culture and Christianity.
The Bachelor Program in Interior Design at Maranatha Christian University was established in 2004 and has been accredited by National Agency for Higher Education Accreditation (BAN-PT) with a grade of A based on Decree: no.1791/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/V/2019. The Department of Interior Design at Maranatha Christian University emphasizes the fundamental aspects on theory and practice that form a Bachelor of Interior Design with entrepreneurial abilities and a character of high integrity, care, and excellence both academically and professionally. Our graduates are sequentially and conceptually able to apply their skills with artistic, humanity, and cultural values, supported with experience, both theoretical and practical, and technologies in the international field of interior design, and able to apply cross-disciplinary knowledge.
To become an Interior Design Program with a modern, universal, and dynamic worldview in 2034 based on the values of Indonesian culture and Christianity.
- Organizing education in the fields of Interior Design, cultural and creativepreneurship by prioritizing integrity both in character and in scholarship.
- Developing excellence in design science, especially in Interior Design, and its application through research activities.
- Caring towards the community’s needs as an added value in the field of design, especially in interior design, through various service programs that implement research.
Developing Interior Design Bachelors with entrepreneurial abilities characterized by high integrity, care, and excellence characters both in the academic and professional fields, who are sequentially and conceptually able to apply their expertise with artistic, humanity and cultural values, and supported by theories, practices and technologies in the international field of interior design.
Lectures in the Interior Design Bachelor Program are focused on:
Learning materials in the Interior Design Program consist of an Interior Design Major, elective courses, minor courses, and various packages of the 20 SKS MBKM Scheme which greatly enrich students’ insight, knowledge, and experience.
Major Interior Design teaching materials consist mainly of compulsory subjects namely Interior Design Studio and are supported by various supporting compulsory subjects such as Material knowledge, Human Factors Studies, Interior Presentations, Building Systems, Lighting Design, Furniture, Interior Product Design, Construction and Details, Marketing & Trading of Interior Products, Trends and Lifestyle.
The minor courses that regular students can take (Non-MBKM) are Minor Visual Communication Design, Minor Painting from Fine Arts, Minor Architecture, and Minor Fashion Design with a total of 8 credits in 2 semesters. Meanwhile, if students follow the MBKM Scheme, students can choose the Minor Package from the Visual Communication Design Study Program, Fine Arts, and Architecture. The Minor Package is an MBKM Student Exchange Scheme consisting of 20 credits of minor courses as well as other supporting courses from the organizer’s study program so that students gain special skills and knowledge that are more complete and comprehensive than other programs. This enables students to become interior designers who have additional skills and knowledge beyond Interior Design.
In addition, various elective courses are provided that will become expertise such as Feng Shui for Interior Design, Visual Merchandising, Workshop & Glazing (Workshop & Finishing), Aesthetic Elements (Interior Design Artwork), Interior Renovation Projects, Interior Material Management & Trends, Cultural Aspects in Archipelago Residential Design, Green Interior Design and so on.
The learning method emphasizes project based learning and case methods. In the seventh semester using real projects and teamworking skills that are honed through collaborative work on course assignments across study programs. The semester ends with the “CONSILIO” Joint Exhibition.
Learning is also carried out by inviting various professional resource persons, industry partners, and HDII associations to give public lectures and coaching to students. Excursion studies are conducted both at national and international stages.
The learning of superior subjects is not only enjoyed by interior students, but can be followed by other study programs, both by students inside and outside Maranatha who take part in the 20 SKS MBKM Student Exchange Scheme with Visual Merchandising Project and Interior Product Innovation packages.
The Final Project Exhibition “INVESTIGIUM” is held every semester by inviting judges from the HDII Association, Professionals and Alumni. Meanwhile, cooperation for Student Exchange was carried out in several countries such as China, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Facilities and Infrastructures
- Lecture Room in the form of studio and theory room
- Computer Lab
- Lighting Lab
- Woodworking Workshop
- Pottery Workshop
- Jewellery Lab
- Footwear and Textile Workshop
- Library of Books and Materials
- Art & Design Gallery
- Lecturer Room and Artwork Archives
Interior Designer at Design Consultant and Contractor, Furniture Designer, Lighting Designer, Project Manager, In-house Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Research and Development on Industrial Products, Furniture Manufacture, Fengshui Consultant, etc.
The Bachelor Program in Interior Design at Maranatha Christian University also collaborates with various foreign universities in student exchange collaborations, lecturer exchanges, international workshops, and international competitions as follows:
- Guang Xi Arts University (GXAU, China) – student exchange, lecturer exchange, international workshop, international competition.
- China University of Technology (CUTe, Taiwan) – student exchange.
- University of Sains Malaysia (USM, Malaysia) – student exchanges, lecturer exchanges, international workshops, international competitions.
- Guang Xi University of Nationalities (GXUN, China) – lecturer exchange, international workshop.
- Silpakorn University, Thailand – Lecturers’ Postgraduate Studies
The study program also has collaborations with a vocational school (SMK Buana Mekar), as well as the following companies and industries, in teaching, research and community services:
- Propan Raya
- San Central Indah
- Beton Elemindo
- Sinar Continental
- Roman Ceramic,
- Lante Kayu
- Indogress (PT. Asri Pancawarna)
- PT Creatura Kreasi
- PT Datum Nawa Vis
- PT Conarch
- PT Melati Danes
- PT Budi Pradono
- PT Aer Studio
- PT Retro Indonesia
- PT Rytama Interiors
- PT Dinardithen Studio
- PT Arcade Design
- PT First Architecture Lab
- PT Dezn Studio
- PT Naya Suria Desain
- PT Palem Living
- PT Vershome