Interior Architecture focuses on the design of spaces in people’s daily lives and all the elements of these spaces. With the developing technology, the profession satisfies the tangible and intangible needs of users and their increasing needs and expectations from a space. Furthermore, the profession involves not only solving the technical, social and economic problems of the building but also involves attributing new and different utilizations by changing the previous usage of the building. The increase in the level of welfare in the community leads to the development of user expectations in terms of the “quality” of the space. Therefore, there is a need of more qualified and equipped interior architects in order to design quality spaces.
The purpose of our education is to provide students with a creative identity and technical knowledge of building science to educate students who are creatively and technically competent and sensitive to human and environment. The aim of the program is to ensure transferring theoretical knowledge on various subjects in the classrooms. The necessary knowledge and skills required is also transferred by “workshops” that constitute the most vital part of the program. Critics help students to improve the creativity as a main factor of the design process. The curriculum is designed to enable graduates to be involved in an interdisciplinary environment. Due to summer practices required in the curriculum, the education at Çankaya University is different from educations at other universities. Therefore, compared to their colleagues, our graduates are more knowledgeable about construction techniques of buildings. To teach students the relationship of “user-function-space” concepts, field trips, seminars and workshops are organized. Another aspect of this program is to enable students to have successful collaboration with related disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture and engineering. The students of the Interior Architecture department can take two professional degrees during their undergraduate studies by completing either a double major program in the Architecture department or a minor-degree program in the City and Regional Planning or Architecture departments.