The curriculum of Interior Architecture education includes applied and theoretical courses. The most important course constituting the main frame of it is the interior design atelier course. Its aim is not only to create spaces with self-constructed functions and identity but also comfortable, compatible, artistic spaces touching the human soul. The designer should acquire this perspective during his education in art history, furniture history, similar theoretical courses and atelier design courses. The aim of this study is to present the relationship between interior design atelier and theoretical art courses from students’ perspective, and interpret the interaction between students and their success in design courses through success rates. Qualitative research method is used in compliance with the aim of the research. In this respect, in the first stage of the study, a questionnaire was conducted with twenty fourth year students receiving education in design atelier VIII in Interior Architecture Department of EUL. It is aimed to evaluate the relation between art-related courses and atelier courses through the students’ own perspective. In the second stage, student transcripts are examined and it is evaluated and interpreted whether there is parallelism between the success in art-related courses and success in design atelier courses from the researcher perspective. Consequently, these have produced the findings in respect to contribution and the extent of the contribution of art-related courses to the design process. The findings showed that specific dominant art-related courses should be included in the curriculum and/or taught more in the renewal of and prospective curriculum.
Keywords: Interior Architecture Education, Art, Interior Space Design, Interior Space Design