Master of Science in INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE with thesis (In English) - Department Information   
Language English
Program Time (Year) 2
Max.Program Time (Year) 3
Program Quota
Internships Status Absent
About Programme


Interior Architecture Master Program gives education under the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. The candidates of Interior Architecture Master program (who are priorly undergraduates of Interior Architecture, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Design and City and Regional Planning) are required to make research in interior design practices and discourses.

The main aim of the program is to conduct original researches into the problems of interior architecture through scientific analysis and to specialize in theoretical and practical knowledge while considering the contemporary discourses of the field.


Students need to complete 120 credits, minimum 8 courses and master thesis. 4 of these 8 courses are compulsory courses while the other 4 are elective courses. Students are required to produce conceptual projects and to complete elective courses in accordance with their chosen track. In addition to the elective courses of interior architecture program, the student can also select courses from other programs (e.g. Architecture Program).

If a student has an undergraduate degree from different disciplines other than Interior Architecture, Architecture or Industrial Design, he or she must apply to the one year scientific preparation program which is constituted of undergraduate courses. Scientific preparation program is prepared by the student’s advisor, according to the student’s field. Interior Architecture Master Program accepts undergraduates of national universities and of international universities which are recognized by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK).

The language of education is English. Students have to complete the program in four semesters. They can get an additional 2-semester extension at maximum.

Graduates of this program, which gives a degree of MSc in Interior Architecture can apply doctoral programs. Therefore the program is an important stage not only for supporting the researches of interior architecture profession but also for the process of academic career.






This module focuses on the theory and practice of adaptive reuse. The main aim is to bring a wide perspective on adaptive reuse. Students of this module are expected to specialize in the history and structural properties of built environments; the principles and methods of adaptive reuse in addition to the solutions of the problems of adaptive reuse.

§  Coordinator/Advisor: Assist.Prof. (PhD) N. Ebru AYDENİZ

§  Research Assistant: Res. Assist. Özüm KARADAĞ


§  Assist.Prof. (PhD) N. Ebru AYDENİZ

§  Lecturer (PhD) Özge BAŞAĞAÇ

§  Lecturer Sergio TADDONIO

Research Areas:

§  Adaptive Reuse of Buildings

§  Adaptive Reuse of Historical Buildings

§  History and Theory of Adaptive Reuse

§  Vernacular Interior Architecture

§  Conservation of Historical Environment and Restoration

§  RITM: Restoration, Intervention, Transformation, Modification





This module focuses both on the theoretical foundations of interior architecture practices and the synthesis of theoretical and practical knowledge through the studio courses. Students of this module are expected to specialize in housing, spatial history, space typologies, modern interiors and spatio-cultural representations in literature and cinema.

Coordinator/Advisor: Assoc.Prof.(PhD) Gülnur BALLİCE

Res Research Assistant: Research Assistant Müge SEVER



§  Prof.Dr.Meltem GÜREL

§  Assoc.Prof.(PhD) Gülnur BALLİCE

§  Assoc.Prof.(PhD) Zeynep TUNA ULTAV

§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) Çiğdem ÇETİNKAYA

§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) Meltem ERANIL DEMİRLİ

§  Lect.(PhD) Eda PAYKOÇ


Research Areas:

Sub-Track B1: Design History

§  Design history in Turkey

§  History of Interiors

§  Design Movements in terms of Interiors

§  Contemporary Turkish Designers

§  The state of contemporary Turkish design in a global context

§  The emergence of industrial design as a concept

§  IDeA: Integrated Design Approach in education

§  Turkish Furniture Designers and Furniture Culture

§  Reframing History of Interiors in Turkey

§  The Role of Oral history in Understanding Interiors


Sub-Track B2: Design Education

§  IDeA: Integrated Design Approach in education

§  Key issues in Turkish Design and design educations

§  Instructional Models in Interior Design Studios, Studio Process and Project Topics

§  Educational Models in Master of Interior Architecture and Areas of Profession


Sub-Track B3: Perception

§  Evaluation of User Perception in Healthcare Interiors

§  Shaping Interiors with 7 senses


Sub-Track B4: Housing Culture

§  Housing, Dwelling, Culture and Interiors

§  Migration and Sheltering


Sub-Track B5: Healthcare

§  Interiors of Healthcare Buildings

§  Healthcare facilities


Sub-Track B6: Interior Typologies

§  Interiors of Hospitality (Tourism) Buildings

§  Educational buildings

§  Child Friendly Spaces-kindergartens, primary schools, child units in hospitals


Sub-Track B7: Interdisciplinary Aspect of Interiors

§  Fictional Spaces

§  Cinematic Spaces


Sub-Track B8: Other issues

§  Urban Interiors, Urban Transformation/Renewal

§  Landscape Design in Interiors

§  Representations in Interior Architecture




Definition: This module focuses on both the theoretical knowledge on energy-efficient building design and the implementation of it to architectural design projects. Students of this module are expected to specialize in the principles and methods of energy-efficient building design, bioclimatic design, passive solar architecture and interior life cycle analysis.

Coordinator/Advisor: Assistt.Prof.(Phd) İlker KAHRAMAN

Research Assistant: Research Assistant Selin KARAGOZLER GULEROGLU


§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) Arzu CILASUN KUNDURACI

§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) Belgin TERİM CAVKA

§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) Ecehan OZMEHMET

§  Assist.Prof.(PhD) İlker KAHRAMAN


Research Areas:

§  Energy Efficient Building Renovation

§  Energy Efficiency in Interior Architecture

§  Healthy Buildings

§  Green Buildings

§  Construction and Building Materials

§  Building Physics

§  Environmental Control Systems

§  Lighting in Interiors

§  Daylight

§  Heating, Cooling

§  Acoustics



The Main Branch of Science
Associate Prof.Dr. Zeynep TUNA ULTAV
Section Director
Associate Prof.Dr. Zeynep TUNA ULTAV
Has been established in 2009 within the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. It has been offering three fields since 2015-16 Academic Year. The total number of alumni is 41.
Qualification Awarded
MSc in Interior Architecture (with thesis)
Admission Requirements
Updated admission criteria for Turkish nationalities are available at Natural and Applied Sciences Institute. For Applications, please use this link:

Updated admission criteria for Foreign nationalities are available at International Relations and Programs Office Directorate. For applications, please use this link:
Higher Grade Transition
The students who successfully complete this programme may apply to third cycle programmes.
Graduation Requirements
Students, who have achieved all courses in their program with a grade of minimum B- or S and CGPA of 3.00 over 4.00, are qualified to gain a Master’s degree with thesis, complete their master’s degree education with thesis and provide all required conditions for graduation.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates
Graduates of this program, which gives a degree of Msc in Interior Architecture can apply doctoral programs. Therefore the program is an important stage not only for supporting the researches of interior architecture profession but also for the process of academic career.

Our master programme opens up a new perspective for those who have studied in different fields such an industrial engineering, history of arts, management and economics. This programme also provides graduates a new opportunity in a vast number of design professions. Having a great variety of elective courses, graduates can choose to engage in specific areas such as shop window design, furniture design and any other field of interior design that might interest them. Graduates find employment in the public and more commonly in private sector.
Assessment and Grading
Examination and Assessment criteria of Yaşar University Postgraduate Education and Examination Directive is considered as a base.