3 Years (Full-time)
University of the West of England degree
Secondary School Diploma OR Foundation Certificate/Diploma or equivalent.
Sufficient knowledge of the English language
17+ by 1st September of year of entry
Our BA(Hons) Interior Design is an exciting course which crosses the boundaries between art and design. Bringing together your creative flair and practical abilities, you will learn how to design and make objects and surfaces for the interior spaces of private houses, public and corporate buildings, shops and retail environments, and for theatre, film and television.
On graduation, you will have an impressive portfolio, real-world experience, problem-solving and project management skills, and the technical expertise needed for a successful career in interior design.
You will examine the principles underlying space, surface, decorative pattern, craft and digital processes and develop the conceptual ability and technical skills to design and make for both bespoke one-off projects and industrial production.
Teaching and Learning
The Interior Design programme involves a rich and diverse set of experiences designed to stimulate your ability to learn as well as encouraging a high level of critical reflection. You will be expected to take part in workshops, projects, seminars, lectures and tutorials. You will engage with self and peer assessment and contribute meaningfully to your peer group.
Throughout the course you will have access to experienced tutors and visiting professionals who will discuss your work with you and offer support, guidance and suggestions on how to develop your portfolio of work in readiness for employment.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including essays, projects, group presentations and presentations of visual work. There are no exams. You will engage in written critical evaluation of your work where you are expected to critique and analyse your work and relate it to the broader context of design practice. Marks from modules at Years 2 and 3 will contribute towards your overall degree classification.
Enrolment and Duration
This is a 3 year full time programme comprising of 12 modules. Each year commences in late September or in some cases, early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enrol up to 2 weeks before the course starting date however, early enrolment is advised as places are limited.
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter onto the course and must hold a Secondary School Diploma and have sufficient knowledge of the English language.
To achieve the BA(Hons) degree award in Interior Design, students are required to complete all modules within the full duration of the course, earning a total of 360 credits. Students who complete all first year modules (120 credits) will be eligible for a Certificate in Interior Design; Students who complete all first and second year modules (240 credits) will be eligible for a Diploma. (See Course Structure)
The course provides excellent preparation for a career in design for domestic interiors, exhibitions and museums, retail, film, theatre and television, and interactive spaces. Graduates wishing to continue their studies can enrol onto our MA Design course consisting of a broad-spectrum of creative pathways ideal for degree holders from almost any creative background.
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