Curriculum development in interior architecture education: ITU case İç mimarlık eǧitiminde günceli yakalamak: İTÜ Örneǧi

Cordan Ö., Görgül E., Numan B., Çinçik B.

A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, vol.11, no.1, pp.185-197, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: A/Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-197
  • Keywords: Accreditation, Curriculum development, Global and local interpretations of interior architecture in turkey, Interior architecture education, ITU model in interior architecture education
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper discusses the revision processes of Istanbul Technical University - ITU Department of Interior Architecture undergraduate program curriculum. In this content, the paper commences with a brief introduction about the history of interior design education and mentions the earlier models that were deployed both in global and local terms. Then it is pursued by focusing on ITU case. Although the existing undergraduate curriculum of ITU Department of Interior Architecture anchors on interactive, interdisciplinary and integrated program; yet correlated with the reasons, aims and action plans of the curriculum revision a studio-centered, student-oriented, leading, contemporary program that enables inter/trans-/cross-disciplinary approaches are intended to be accommodated in the novel proposal by asserting the past and grasping today. The paper opens the reasons, aims, developed strategies and implementation steps of the undergraduate program curriculum revision of the ITU Department of Interior Architecture, into discussion.