During the six semesters of the Bachelor Degree Programme of Interior Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, future interior designers are studying with a focus on architectural design and its application. Interior architecture is closely connected with holistic questions and tasks of architecture. For this reason, buildings, interiors, furnishings and furniture are regarded as a unity in the course of the study programme. By teaching profound technical, design and organisational knowledge we are educating our students to become competent generalists.

Application deadline

May 1st until 31st online

Study time

6 semesters

Study title

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Study Programme

Basic Studies

Fundamental Knowledge

Eine Studentin und ein Professor sprechen über ein 3D-Modell auf dem Computer

Main Studies

In-depth Examination

Eine Besprechung zwischen Studierenden und Lehrenden in der Werkstatt

External Study Project

Office Internship or Semester Abroad

Eine Studentin spricht mit einer Professorin über einen Entwurf


Final Project

Studierende sprechen über Pläne, die auf einem Tisch liegen

Key Aspects

The study programme is divided into the areas of human being, furniture and space.

As the user of our designs, the human being is the main focus of interior architecture. Various topics from the fields of anthropology, ergonomics, psychology and colour perception, but also presentation, marketing, architecture, design, art and cultural history are being covered.

At the interface between man and space, furniture plays a central role in interior design: it is functional, well-designed, ergonomic, durable and can be experienced haptically. Possibilities of construction and production as well as the constant changes in furniture design are the content of the courses. In the course of their studies, all students will develop at least one piece of furniture and realise it as a prototype.

The design of space ranges from the construction of a built shell to a spatial atmosphere or mood. The theoretical studies are dealing with important teaching content on building construction, technical expansion, lighting design, material suitability and sustainability in design. In the project studies, this knowledge is applied to spatial designs and the results are communicated in the form of presentations.

The Bachelor Degree Programme enables students to study interior architecture in a contemporary and practical manner, focusing on the technical feasibility of creative solutions. Thematic accents can be set by individual choice and allow for the in-depth examination of personal interests.

The key aspects are:

  • Interior, Furniture and Scenography
  • Perception, Design and Presentation
  • Team Spirit and Interdisciplinarity
  • Communication Skills and Language Competence
  • International Contacts

We shape the things we build, thereafter they shape us.
The creation of space and design of the built environment according to human needs is the main task of interior architecture. Both needs and spaces can vary greatly. Irrespective of whether they apply the acquired skills directly in professional practice or continue to study in a Master Degree Programme, our graduates are prepared for a wide range of activities on the basis of a diverse range of study projects that reflect the spectrum of different tasks.



The external study project can be taken as an office internship in Germany or abroad (contact person Prof. Diane Ziegler) or as a semester abroad at one of our partner universities (contact person Prof. Andreas Kretzer). The International Student Office will support your preparations for a stay abroad. Currently, there are exchange programmes with the following partner universities:

in Europe

Finnland, Lathi: Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Frankreich, Paris: École Supérieure des Arts Modernes
Italien, Ferarra: University of Ferrara
Italien, Rom: Università di Roma, La Sapienza
Österreich, Salzburg: Fachhochschule Salzburg
Polen, Krakau: Cracow University of Technology
Portugal, Leiria: Polytécnico de Leiria
Schottland, Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art
Schottland, Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art
Schweden, Gothenburg: Academy of Art and Design
Schweiz, Lugano: Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
Schweiz, Luzern: Hochschule Luzern
Spanien, Barcelona: Escola d'Art i Superior de Disseny
Spanien, Logrono: Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Türkei, Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University und Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

outside Europe

China, Hongkong: Hongkong Polytechnic University
Costa Rica, Cartago: Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Indien, Ahmedabad: Centre for Environment Planning & Technology
Israel, Tel Aviv: Holon Institute of Technology
Japan, Kyoto: Kyoto Institute of Technology
Südafrika, Port Elizabeth: Nelson Mandela Metropolitain University


University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
Faculty Architecture and Design
Bachelor-Studiengang Innenarchitektur
Schellingstrasse 24
70174 Stuttgart

Programme Coordination
Telefon +49 (0) 711 8926 2635
Fax +49 (0) 711 8926 2884

Dean of Studies
Prof. Karsten Weigel