Interior Design

Interior Design.

Our Interior Design program equips students to design harmonious interior spaces intended for human interactions, emotions and needs. The curriculum covers design history, design theory, conceptual formation and development, furniture design, lighting design, materials study, color study and human ergonomics, as well as gaining practical skills in digital technology (CAD, 3D Max, Rhino), project management, presentation and construction management. Graduates of this program are well qualified to enter the professional world as consultants, contractors and designers in Interior Design as well as other related fields.

info for faculty

of our lecturers work as a professional Interior Designer and the rest of them are already well-known in Interior Design academic world.


of our alumnus get accepted to work in a well known local and offshore companies right after graduation; almost half of them later start to open their own companies and become an entrepreneur.


of our alumnus enrolling in national or international post-graduate program."

Graduate Profile.

A graduate who is:

  • Able to apply the disciplines of interior design to solve design problems through critical thinking, effective communication and collaborative efforts with other related disciplines.
  • Able to lead a team or a design project, to make decisions and execute the different design stages, to be professionally accountable for said project.
  • Able to develop the foundations of design principles to the next level, and to understand and communicate the basic principles and implications of design to the greater public.

What Will I Study.

You will learn things related to interior design, such as:

  • How design concepts emerge from cognitive process
  • Synthesis of light and shadow, color, form, space, rhythm, texture and proportion
  • Idesign based on information received from sight, sound, touch, smell, self-motion and taste
  • Arrangement of acoustic space
  • Theological Aesthetics
  • Venacular Design
  • Psychology of Colour

*For course details, you can see on curriculum

What Will I Become.

Here are several career choices & prospective jobs for Interior Design graduates:

  • In-house designer
  • Exhibition designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Product designer
  • Color consultant
  • Material consultant
  • 3D drafter & visualized
  • Property businessman
  • Interior product distributor

It All Begins Here.

  • Menjadi sukses dengan perusahaan sendiri, tidak terlepas dari peran UPH selama saya berkuliah dulu.

    Jane Nathalia

    Interior Design 2010 - Art Director PT IOOR Studio Indonesia

Study Plan.

1st Semester
Courses Credits
Logika Terapan 2
Pengantar Ilmu Alam 2
Kecakapan Akademik 0
Studio Desain Integratif 1 8
Seminar Sejarah Integratif 1 2
2nd Semester
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Agama Kristen / Pendidikan Agama-Agama Dunia 4
Bahasa Indonesia 2
Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan 2
Kesehatan dan Kebugaran 0
Studio Desain Integratif 2 8
Seminar Sejarah Integratif 2 2
3rd Semester
Courses Credits
General English 2
Pancasila 2
Studio Design Thinking 4
4th Semester
Courses Credits
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 1 / Filsafat Ilmu Pengetahuan 4
Studio Desain Interior Integratif 1 12
Desain Pencahayaan 2
5th Semester
Courses Credits
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 2 / Etika 4
Studio Desain Interior Integratif 2 12
Seminar Desain Multi-Sensory Integratif 2
6th Semester
Courses Credits
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 3 / Sejarah Pemikiran 4
Desain, masyarakat danLingkungan 4
7th Semester
Courses Credits
Studio Desain Interior Integratif 3 12
Seminar Desain Berkelanjutan Integratif 2
Riset Desain 1 (Proyek / Magang / Furnitur) 2
Desain Interior Elektif 1: Studi Humaniora 2
Desain Interior Elektif 2: Desain dan Teknologi Dasar 2
8th Semester
Courses Credits
Studio Desain Interior Integratif 4 12
Seminar Desain dan Kebudayaan Integratif 2
Riset Desain 2 (Proyek / Magang / Furnitur) 2
Desain Interior Elektif 3: Desain dan Teknologi Lanjut 2
Desain Interior Elektif 4: Studi Keprofesian 2
9th Semester
Courses Credits
Kerja Praktek 4
10th Semester
Courses Credits
Riset Desain 3 (Proyek / Magang / Furnitur) 4
Seminar Estetika Integratif 2
Kapita Selekta 2
11th Semester
Courses Credits
Tugas Akhir (Proyek / Magang / Furnitur) 6
Capstone 2
Desain Interior Elektif 1: Studi Humaniora
Courses Credits
Psikologi Warna 2
Desain dan Poskolonialisme 2
Estetika Teologis 2
Etnografi 2
Studi Perilaku dalam Desain 2
Desain Interior Elektif 2: Desain dan Teknologi Dasar
Courses Credits
Keamanan Bangunan Gedung 2
Material Interior 2
Akustik 2
Eksibisi 2
Berpikir Kreatif 2
Desain Interior Elektif 3: Desain dan Teknologi Lanjut
Courses Credits
Ergonomi 2
Material Interior Lanjut 2
Desain Interior Transportasi 2
Desain Multi-Sensory 2
Desain Pencahayan Lanjut 2
Desain Interior Elektif 4: Studi Keprofesian
Courses Credits
Desain Keseharian 2
Manajemen Desain 2
Manajemen Konstruksi 2
Kewirausahaan Desain 2
Desain Venakular 2
Wawasan Dunia
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Agama Kristen / Pendidikan Agama – Agama Dunia
Logika Terapan / Critical Thinking
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 1 / Filsafat Ilmu
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 2 / Etika
Wawasan Dunia Kristen 3 / Sejarah Pemikiran
Pengenalan Diri
Courses Credits
Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan
Pengantar Ilmu Alam
Bahasa Indonesia / BIPA
General English
Kecakapan Akademik
Kesehatan dan Kebugaran
Study Fee
Development Fee* Rp41.000.000
Fee Per Semester* Rp20.100.000

*)The first payment includes development fee (special price) + semester 1 fee.

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Our Facilities.


Julia Tan, M.Sc.

Executive Dean of School of Design

Julia Tan graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (2000) and Master of Science in Strategic Design Management (2018) from Parsons School of Design. She joined Janko Rasic Architects in New York City, handling clients such as Credit Suisse, Westdeutsche Landesbank, Bank of Thailand, the African Union, the English-Speaking Union and the Coca-Cola Company. In 2004, she received her Interior Designer license from the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) in New York. Julia later opened her own design firm and a retail jewelry business for ten years. She was active not only in Interior Design and Jewelry Design but also in Product Design, Exhibition Design, Visual Merchandising, Web Design and Textile Design. In 2010, Julia moved to Indonesia with her family. She loves teaching and developing people to discover their passion, purpose and calling. She believes that a great designer brings a transformative solution and impact to the society. She hopes that she can bring the design community together and raise Indonesia's appreciation for this community through international accreditation and licensure.

Dr. Martin Luqman Katoppo, S.T., M.T.

Acting Dean of School of Design

Dr. Martin Luqman Katoppo, S.T., M.T. was educated, trained and graduated as an architect at Universitas Kristen Indonesia (UKI) on the year of 1998, when Indonesia had its turmoil and entering the era of Reformation. The uncertainty at that time made Martin questioning the relevance of architecture and later becoming his obsession. In 2002 Martin obtained his master in architecture - specializing in history, theory and criticism at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), where as Martin also achieved his Doctoral degree in 2017 with a dissertation entitled Design as Generator for Empowering Communitya. Martin then entered both architectural practice and academic institution, believing that both are necessary means for being an architect. In architectural practice, Martin and his wife mostly acknowledged for their Rumah Besi (steel house) an experimental (sustainable) home that they created and became the finalist in IAI awards 2011 (highest national architectural competition held by Indonesian Architect Association). In academic institution, Martin became a lecturer in Interior Design Department, School of Design, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) since 2005 until now. Martin held the position of Head of Department of Interior Design from 2010-2013 and now served as Acting Dean for School of Design (SoD), UPH. As an academic Martin published scholarly article in both indexed International and National Journal. Propelled by his passion in architecture and his obsession of always pushing its limits, in 2013 Martin and other lecturers from SoD, UPH founded DAG-Design as Generator, where he explores the possibility of making design as a champion, a generator of change within community. as an organization with a vision of empowering people with an approach of participatory and collaborative design. DAG already had several projects, especially in urban kampong at Southern Tangerang ranging from making design interventions for domestic waste problems, greenery and creative space for children and up to remote area in Kalimantan. Martin carry out all of these with a belief that design should become light for others.

Vanya Alessandra, S.Sn., M.M.

Join the team since 2009. Start as an assistant lecturer, learning from the other great lecturer. Then continuing as a lecturer, learning from extraordinary students. Mainly teach in fundamental study about design, abstraction of form with design elements and principles as the language. Interested in Color Study and how the application of color, with the help of material and lighting, influence the surrounding.

Phebe Valencia, S.E., S.Sn., M.A.

Head of Interior Design

Donny Victorianus

Agnes Satyawati, S.Sn., M.Pd.

Kuntara Wiradinata, S.Sn., M.Si.

Bambang Tutuka Adi Nugroho, S.Sn., M.T.

Deputy Department of Interior Design

Paulus Wahanarahardja, Dipl-ing., MT.

Elya Kurniawan Wibowo, S.Sn., M.A. (Art & Design)

Yenty Rahardjo, S.Sn., M.S.

Elaine Steffany Tumilar, BFA., MFA.

Dr. July Hidayat, M.Sn.

Related Events.

Interior Design Student Council.

Interior Design Student Council is an organization that consists of interior design students devoting to serve the interior design family. This organization serves as a place where every single student can participate directly, generally, freely, in secrecy, honest, and fair.


Building an integrative and open community within UPH’s Interior Design.


  • Upholding the utmost core values of christianity in our program.
  • Promoting an active, opinionated and integrates family-centered values.
  • To become an open space for student aspirations and talents to be actualized under the principles of family and unity.
  • Maximizing the potential of all the divisions in Interior Design Student Council


  • First meeting
  • I-Night (welcoming new students)
  • I-Tutor (sketch and rendering workshop)
  • I-Dress (dresscode)
  • I-Tour (study tour)
  • I-Capture (interior architect photography workshop)
  • I-Cupid (celebrate the day of love)
  • Studi banding
  • Indo Build Tech
  • Site Visit (architect / interior studio)
  • Satu Ruang (competition and exhibition)

Organization Structure.