Interior Design Education Programs during Historical Periods

Ipek Fitoz
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Interior architecture education includes undergraduate and post-graduate programs under different units. There are pre-design and after-design periods in interior architecture. Interior architect takes part in the team that achieve periods from the first stages of space design to the completion of the application, presents contemporary, genuine and innovative solutions for space design. Accomplishing livable spaces for each developing user of today is the responsibility of the interior
more » ... . The question of where the mission of interior architect starts and where his/her responsibility ends is quite significant for the success of education. Education in this field, in which the aim is bringing genuine designer identity for interior architect candidates, is a whole of courses, workshops, projects, sketches, seminars, site trips, other related works and graduation project. Interior architecture education has some differences from preliminary periods until today. The initial institutions that forms the beginning of interior architecture education in Turkey are State Academy of Fine Arts and Collage of Applied Fine Arts. These two institutions constituting the base of interior architecture education have a crucial significance. During historical periods, different undergraduate and post graduate programs were generated special for the interior architecture institutions' structure and features that continuing the existence of space design tradition. Degrees of certificates are diverse in interior architecture field as well. Post graduate programs have an essential role in periods of raising academicians. These programs should have flexible structures in terms of specialization areas for contribution to academic and scientific development. Interior architecture programs consists of scientific and artistic works, current tendencies, innovative approaches for the future and areas that forms the memory of the profession in the frame of inter-disciplinary educational approach. Formation of the programs are based on sustainability of corporate identity, and innovative approaches are developed for art and design issues due to contemporary understanding. In the frame of this approach, it is aimed to raise professionals who able to think analytically for the future by following current, technical and technological developments, able to use necessities of the profession in the concept of today's circumstances and opportunities, able to harmonize our features of essential corporate identity with the knowledge of other science areas, in addition to traditional interior architecture education. Programs foresee the embracement of an inter-disciplinary approach due to the nature of interior architecture professions and aims to expertise on analytical thinking in science and art intersection. In this study, interior architecture education in Turkey is examined in detail during historical periods, importance of undergraduate and post graduate programs and diversities in education system for different programs are addressed for the contribution of academic and scientific developments in this area.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1248 fatcat:3rpw2wzyxvdcpihfqn5nz7b2l4