|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9,250 per year|
|Full-time International||£14,820 per year|
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Art and Design
UCAS Code: 8G22
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,820 per year
- This is a broad based course that allows you to specialise in the areas of interior design that particularly interest you
- Learn from industry trained tutors who have led successful careers in the discipline
- Enhance your employability with opportunities to engage in real world projects, live briefs and industry placements
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Interior design requires both creativity and technical know-how. These are two very distinct skill sets that you will develop throughout this course.
The New Adelphi Building offers state of the art facilites in the 3D workshops, digital suites and studios. Specialist subject tutors and dedicated resources ensure that you gain a sound understanding of interior design while also developing interdisciplinary attitudes toward design. We’ll teach you how to develop your creativity, understand technical requirements of design and become a responsible designer for the 21st century. A combination of studio-based modules and seminar lectures allow you to shape your studies around areas of interior design that particularly interest you.
With well-established links to the architectural and interior design industry, this course has a strong record of inviting specialist design professionals to deliver guest lectures and contribute to the teaching and learning experience. You will also benefit from a range of industry placement and live brief opportunities, which will enable you to work on real world projects and experience the cutting edge of design practice.
In addition to delivering quality teaching and a wealth of opportunities, the course has an enviable reputation for producing graduates who have gone on to work for a variety of architectural and interior design practices including large retail organisations and construction departments.
This is a broad based course which covers many aspects of interior architecture (commercial building interiors) and designs for temporary structures such as exhibitions, museums, and film and TV sets. A combination of both studio-based modules and seminar lectures will enable you to shape your studies around areas of interior design that particularly interest you.
The course has extensive links with the architectural and interior design industry and is taught by tutors who have led well-established careers in the field. This course also has a strong record of inviting key figures and specialist design professionals to deliver guest lectures and contribute to the teaching and learning experience. Visits to developments, buildings, practices and showrooms are embedded within the course in order to ensure practice-based learning, as are overseas exchanges.
Work placements and industry sponsored projects form part of the course allowing you to experience the cutting edge of design practice. International competition success underpins rigorous teaching and learning practice. Graduates have gone on to work in all areas of design in architectural and interior design practices including large retail organisations, construction departments, film and TV companies.
The professional practice module will equip you for a period of work placement to be undertaken in the second year of study. The programme has forged many links with design practices in the region and around Greater Manchester to aid this process. This work experience will be of great value to you when looking for a graduate position in the design industry and will help you understand and contextualise what you are learning at university.
Year one opens with a challenging set of projects to stimulate your creativity and develop your design thinking, including spatial awareness, form, materials and structures, alongside the core skills required for design. While the majority of your time is spent working on design projects, you will have the opportunity to acquire digital skills to extend your awareness of visual communication and workshop practice. You will also develop an understanding of cultural and theoretical studies in relation to design.
Year two focuses on technical know-how, employability and sustainable design principles. You will explore professional practice and what it means to be a designer. Project work is underpinned with the technology and statutory regulations particular to the design practitioner, and will include marketing, business and management issues. Sustainable design practice will be investigated and applied to design projects. Year two involves examination of the global context of design in the early 21st century and may include the opportunity to undertake a study visit abroad (Erasmus). As with Year one there is a wide range of supporting studies including further specialization in technological media (CAD), international cultural studies, visual communication and visual language.
In year three, you have the ability to shape your course to inform your own personal direction by choosing an specialist area of interest. You will have the opportunity to pursue a detailed study of a relevant creative, cultural & contextual issue that is of particular interest to you through a self-directed research and design project. There is plenty of scope for experiment, to explore boundaries and to investigate new areas, further increasing your portfolio of skills
The emphasis of this module is on independent research, exploration and investigation. This module provides you with the opportunity to pursue a detailed study of relevant creative, cultural & contextual issues in a subject area that is of particular interest to you. You can choose from one of the four following project options:
- Original visual work with critical text
- Presentation with extended essay
- Business report
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.