The BA(Hons) degree in 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 early October and runs for a period of 32 weeks. Students may enroll up to 2 weeks before the course starting date, however, early enrolment is advised as this is a very popular course and places are limited.
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 1st September of the year they wish to enter 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. In the case where a student withdraws from the course or suspends study indefinitely after successfully completing all first-year modules (120 credits), will be awarded the Certificate in Interior Design; The same applies to students who withdraw after successfully completing all modules in both Year 1 and Year 2 (240 credits) where they will be awarded the Interior Design Diploma. (See ‘Course Modules‘)
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 further their interior design education will already have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge, gained on this course, to be able to comfortably advance their studies at postgraduate level.