BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

About the Degree

Interior architecture and design is a distinct field that develops a special thought process in creating beautiful and functional spaces and understanding how we occupy different areas and rooms. It focuses on critical and creative thinking, developing an understanding of how interior elements are brought together to accommodate and delight while being functional.

This programme specializes in the design and production of immersive, innovative and surprising interior spaces. 

There’s great emphasis on the understanding and use of materials as you explore surface design and detailing. The Interior Architecture and Design degree pursue a progressive and holistic teaching approach as we consider the design process as non-linear or sequential (i.e. research first, design later).

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Design Skills, Introduction to Technology, History and Theory – Introduction, History and Theory- People, Buildings and Cities, Advanced Technology, Design Studio, Advanced Design Skills.

Foundation Year

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Mathematics 1 15 credits Compulsory
Physics 1 15 credits Compulsory
English Intensive 30 credits Compulsory
Mathematics 2 15 credits Compulsory
Physics 2 15 credits Compulsory
English Standard 30 credits Compulsory

Level 4

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Design Skills 1 30 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Technology 30 credits Compulsory
C&CS L4 History and Theory – Introduction 30 credits Compulsory
Design Studio 1 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Module credits Compulsory/optional
C&CS L5 History and Theory – People, Buildings and Cities 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Technology 30 credits Compulsory
Design Studio 2 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory
Design Skills 2 (IAD) 30 credits Compulsory
Professional Work Experience 30: Design 30 credits Compulsory

Level 6

Module credits Compulsory/optional
C&CS L6 Degree Essay: Dissertation 30 credits Compulsory
Advanced Design Skills 30 credits Compulsory
Final Project (IAD) 60 credits Compulsory
Interior Architecture and Design

Why choose this programme?

  • The degree focuses on working with existing buildings and spaces and exploring different possibilities for living
  • Learn how to create and maintain certain moods and atmospheres with functional, contemporary and innovative interiors
  • Develop expertise in producing impressive drawings, images and models
  • Graduates are eligible for associate membership of professional institutions such as The British Interior Design Association, The Society of British Interior Design, and The Chartered Society of Designer
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one year, developing confidence, experience and practical language skills

What can I work as?

Graduates will be equipped to be Interior architects and designers, whether specializing in their field or branching into a more multidisciplinary role.

Graduates can work on new construction projects or within existing buildings, as an individual practitioner or entrepreneur, within an architectural or interior design company, or as part of a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. They also have the opportunity to move into retail design and display, production design for stage, film or television, exhibition design, event design, the styling of photo shoots, or virtual environments, interactive design and game design.