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 - £14,400 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
Designing for interiors requires both artistic flair and technical know-how. These are two very distinct skill sets that you will develop throughout this course.
Specialist subject tutors and dedicated resources ensure that you gain a sound understanding of interior architecture while also developing interdisciplinary attitudes toward design. 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, construction departments, and film and TV companies.
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.
Year One opens with a challenging series of projects covering spatial awareness, form materials and structures, and the core skills required for Interior Design. While the majority of your time will be spent working on design projects, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in computing for design, extend your awareness of visual communication and workshop practice, and develop an understanding of cultural and theoretical studies in relation to design.
Focusing on professional practice and what it means to be a designer, Year Two is underpinned by the study of marketing, business and management issues. It involves examination of the global context of design in the early 21st century and usually includes the opportunity to undertake a study visit abroad. There is a continued range of supporting options including further specialisation in technological media (CAD), international cultural studies, and visual communication.
In Year Three, you have the ability to shape your course around your own personal interests by choosing from a wealth of specialist modules. You will also 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 project. There is plenty of scope for experiment, to explore boundaries and to investigate new areas, further increasing your portfolio of skills (for example, component design, advanced communication design).
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.