Maseno University Interior Design, Interior design involves a range of related projects that are involved in making any interior space into an effective setting for whatever variety of human activities that are to take place there. It involves the design and construction of building interiors including homes, commercial and retail office space, laboratories, hospitals, computing areas, hotel and resort developments, restaurants, theatres, museums and gallery exhibitions and displays.
The programme emphasizes design process, technical skills development, problem solving, and the management skills needed to work in collaboration with the allied design professions. Special attention is given to preparation in building bridges between the academic world, the professions, and industry. Students are expected to integrate aesthetic values into the spaces they design and consider aspirations of the world in which they live. The goal is to create quality environments for human use.
Fostering an intellectual environment in which the spirit and skill of the creative individual will thrive and the artistic, educational and business needs of the nation be served.
Finding creative solutions to problems relating to the function and quality of people’s built environment and integrate aesthetic values into the spaces built for human use by graduating professionals who understand the current built environment needs of the society.
The programme is designed to:
1.0 Provide the necessary educational background and training for those wishing to enter interior design profession.
1.1 Help the student acquire inter-disciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing interior design issues of concern to the community.
1.2 Develop ability in the student to investigate, analyze and present research findings on interior design projects.
1.3 Assist the student in developing creative and innovative skills that will contribute to their professional folio of work.
1.4 Assist to student in synthesizing and expressing original ideas on design styles and procedures that contribute to their imaginative growth and aesthetic wellbeing.
1.5 Acquaint the student with varied materials, media and designs that are available in our society.
1.6 Prepare students for postgraduate studies.
YEAR 1: First Semester
ADI 101 History of Art and Design
ADI 102* Art and Design Concepts
ADI 103** Freehand Drawing and Illustration
ADT 141* Apparel Design and Construction I
ADT 143* Color Theory and Technology
SCS 101 Introduction to Computers
Year1: Second Semester
ADI 104 Design Communication and Aesthetics
ADI 105* Technical Drawing
ADI 106* Graphic Design and Illustrations
ADI 107* Free Hand Drawing and Illustration II
ADI 108 Communication Skills II
ADT 144 Apparel Design and Construction II
SCS 114 Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases
SCS 112 Desktop Publishing
YEAR 2: First Semester
ADI 201 Ergonomics
ADI 202** Technical Drawing & Architectural Graphics
ADI 203 Principles of Economics
AD1 204 History of Interior Design
AD1 205* Interior Design Materials and Components
ADT 243: Print & Design I
SCS203 Information Systems Analysis and Design
SCS 207 Web Design and Publishing
Year 2: Second Semester
ADI 207* Basic Photography
ADI 208* Environmental Design and Psychology
ADI 209* Flowers and Plants for Interiors
ADI 210* Interior Architecture, Space Design & Planning I
ADT 248: Print & Design II
SCS 214 Management Information Systems
SCS 212 Database Systems
YEAR 3: First Semester
ADI 301* The Extended Environment
ADI302** Socio-Cultural Aspects of Design
ADI 303 Structures
ADI 304** Furniture Design and Construction
ADI 305 Lighting and Acoustics for Interior Design
ADI 306** Multi-Media Crafts
SCS 306 Internet Computing
SCS 309 Computer Aided Design
Year 3: Second Semester
ADI 307 Research Methodology & Project Development
ADI 308** Computer Aided Design for Interiors
ADI 309 Law and Interior Design
ADI 310 African Art in Interior Design
ADT 345* Textiles for Interiors
SCS 324 Statistical Analysis with SPSS
SCS 322 Electronic Commerce
ADI 320 Industrial Attachment (12 Weeks)
YEAR 4: First Semester
ADI 401 Design of Enabling Environments
ADI 402** Computer Aided Design Project
ADI 403 Design Service Marketing
ADI 404 Professional Practice for Design
ADI 405** Design Project I
ADI 406* Exhibition and Display Designs
SCS 409 IT and Society
SCS 402 Software Engineering
Year 4: Second Semester
ADI 408** Design Studio Practice
ADI 409+ Computer Aided Design II Design
ADI 410** Fabric and Print Design III
ADI 411* Packaging and Advertising Design
ADI 412** Design Project II
SCS 416 Human Computer Interaction
SCS 433 Advanced Database Systems
APH 409 African Aesthetics
Candidates wishing to join any degree programme in FASS, must meet the general University entry requirements set out in the Maseno University statutes. In addition, applicants must fulfill specific requirements as may be stipulated by respective departments with respect to the field of study.
Duration of the Programme.
The duration of the programme shall normally be four academic years.
- Unit is defined as the equivalent of one lecturer hour per week per semester, or (2) hours tutorials per week per semester or three (3) hours practical per week per semester.
- In the first two years of their study at the university, each student shall take approved combination of courses offered in the department, other faculties and the common university courses to minimum of 42 units each year.
- The last two (2) years will be concentrated in the main area. Students will take a minimum of 42 units per year in the third and fourth years of study.
- Elective units are offered in all the years of study. Students must take 1 elective information technology courses in each semester in addition to the core courses.
- In addition, all students are required to take the normal twelve weeks of industrial Attachment at the end of the second semester of the third year of study. For the purpose of examination, Industrial Attachment will be six (6) units.
- Examination Regulation:
- The University Common Examination Regulations shall apply.
- Practical courses (indicated by *) will be examined on a final two-hour paper that will constitute 50% of total marks, continuous assessment tests will be 20%, and the practical will be 30%.
- Field courses (indicated by +) will be assessed as follows:
- University Supervisors………………………………. 50%
- Students’ written report………………………………. 40%
- Assigned task (Challenge activity)…………………… 10%
- Total…………………………………………………… 100%
- Seminars and Group studies will be assessed as follows:
- Student(s) Oral Reports……………………………….. 50%
- Student (s) or Group written paper…………………… 50%
- Total………………………………………………….. 100%
The University and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences examination regulations shall apply.
6.2 All courses shall be examined during the semester in which they are offered.
6.3 Continuous assessments will be based on practicals, project presentations and written tests.
6.4 The end of the semester examinations and continuous assessment shall comprise 70% and 30% respectively.
6.5 Industrial Attachment will be assessed as follows:
Field Assessment 50%
Student’s Written Report 40%
Assigned Task 10%
6.6 Practical Courses will be examined through a two-hour written paper that will constitute 50% of total marks, continuous assessment will be 30% and weekly practical work will be 20%.
6.7 Projects will be written up as a dissertation and also be presented orally.
Project assessments will be graded out of a maximum of 100% (Seminar orals 30% and dissertation, visual display or exhibition 70%).