ADVANCED DIPLOMA in Interior Design

Raffles Offers the Latest Courses in Interior Design


Raffles Institute Mongolia aims to provide our students with an exciting opportunity to learn the latest interior design practices.  We start with interior design foundations and progress to advanced topics in interior design which prepares our students for further study into our Northumbria University degree program.

Students study core courses in the first two semesters and then progress into more specialized courses in the third and fourth semesters.  In the final semester students study an Internship Program where they work for a Mongolian firm.  Students can choose internships in interior design working for a variety of firms including construction companies, architecture firms, engineering firms, and furniture manufacturers and governmental institutions as examples.

Upon graduation students are offered an opportunity to complete a top-up degree program with a duration of 15 months which leads to a prestigious UK Bachelor of Science, International Qualification.  Raffles Institute Mongolia has a partnership with Northumbria University, UK.  The Raffles – Northumbria University Program in Interior Design is taught fully in Ulaanbaatar at the Raffles campus.  Northumbria University is an award winning educational institution known for its progressive research and practical learning programs.

Program Features:

  • Major in Interior Design
  • Progressive learning opportunity taught in English
  • Eight semesters in length
  • Excellent faculty support for each student
  • Leading international focused curriculum
  • Day, Evening and Weekend Classes

Why Our Advanced Diploma is Right for You:

  • Two years of progressive studies learning core and major courses
  • Leads to entrance in Northumbria top-up bachelor degree
  • Three courses per semester allowing you ample time for your studies
  • Flexible intakes four times per year
  • Work internship program with leading Mongolian firms
  • International faculty with strong teaching abilities
  • Program taught in English allowing you understand the world of interior design

Core Courses:

Year 1:

Interior Design Principles & Theory

Free-Hand Drawing

Architectural Drafting

Interior Color Application

Computer Graphic Skills

Presentation Drawing I

Cultural Studies

Creativity & Concept Development

Presentation Drawing II

2D Computer – Aided – Drawing

Interior Materials & Finishes

3D Computer-Aided-Drawing/REVIT

Design Studio I – Residential

Building Technology and Construction


Year 2: 

Design Studio II – Retail

Construction Studies I

Computer Rendering & Animation

Furniture History & Application

Design Studio III – Office

Environmental Lighting

Construction Studies II

Academic Research and Communication Skills

Design Studio IV – Restaurant and Hospitality

Budget, Costing and Documentation


Professional Practice

Final Internship


Students study four practical elements of the Interior Design Advanced Diploma including Design Studio I which is a residential interior design practical learning experience.  Students also Construction Studies II, Design Studio III with a focus on office design for commercial real estate and Design Studio IV which gives students exposure to design in the restaurant and hospitality sector.  Students then complete a final internship with a Mongolian firm where they have an opportunity to further develop their Interior Designer skillset.