Bachelor-Distance Learning

180 ECTS German
*Translated: Interior Design*. Only available in German

Are you the creative type with an eye for detail? Combine design and technical skills to create atmospheric spaces – with your online study programme in Interior Design.*

* This programme currently does not make you eligible for admission by a German architectural chamber. 

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Want to study interior architecture but don’t necessarily need the protected German job title of “Innenarchitekt:in” (interior architect)? Then the online bachelor's programme in Interior Architecture* at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) is just right for you. In this digital format, you learn how to design our homes of tomorrow. 

This programme is currently not recognised by the German architectural chambers: You acquire professional competencies that enable you to perform most tasks, but are not allowed to wear the protected professional title of “Innenarchitekt:in”. In order to receive this title in Germany, you need to be registered with a German architectural chamber. As a rule, you can apply for admission after studying interior architecture for four or five years and gaining at least two years of professional experience. Architectural chambers in certain German federal states require additional qualifications. Each federal state in Germany has its own architectural chamber and this chamber decides whether or not to accept your application. Many German chambers are currently not accepting applicants that have an online bachelor’s degree in interior architecture. As a rule, classroom training is considered essential. Following up your online bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree recognised by the German chambers currently does not guarantee admission into any German architectural chamber.  

Nevertheless, IU’s study programme in Interior Architecture* has a lot ot offer. It is currently the only German online bachelor’s programme in Interior Architecture* – state-approved, accredited and practice-oriented. Our lecturers are internationally recognised experts in the architectural industry who will support you in your professional development. 

Although the German architectural chambers currently do not recognise the programme and are sceptical whether online study programmes can impart the necessary competencies: The state’s approval shows that our study format is perfectly suitable for acquiring the necessary knowledge. The basis of our success is an innovative way of teaching: Students use actual models, create anything from hand-drawn sketches to digital designs and interact with fellow students and lecturers online. 

Completing 6 years of training and work experience to qualify as “Innenarchitekt:in” is not the only way to enter the industry. A degree in Interior Architecture* from IU opens many doors for you: Be it in an architectural office or the public sector, you can choose your own path designing concepts, developing constructive details or working on construction projects – without being part of a German chamber. If this matches your personal goals, our online study programme is right for you. 

* This programme currently does not make you eligible for admission by a German architectural chamber. 

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  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Study fees
    Starting at 229€/month, depending on model
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This program is part of our study program in German language. You can find more information on our German website.

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  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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