Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

Overview

Could you use your creativity, vision and technical skill to transform buildings from the inside out?

On this BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree, you'll learn to adapt existing buildings for new purposes and create exciting new spaces by designing stunning, functional interiors.

The skills you learn could lead you onto a career in creative industries such as interior design and retail practice, brand consultancy and visualisation. It'll also set you up for postgraduate study.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Develop concepts and designs in a lively studio environment that mimics what you'll experience in your career
  • Critically debate the history and theory of interior architecture and design
  • Develop your technical skills and get an understanding of the rigours and ethics of professional practice
  • Work on live projects with the Project Office, our in-house architectural practice
  • Access our well-equipped studios, packed with the latest tech including 3D scanning and printing tools and the latest computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Have opportunities to go on site visits and field trips in the UK and beyond, including a European city in your first year *
  • Get the chance to take advantage of our strong industry connections to build your professional network

* Flights, transfers and accommodation are included but you'll need to bring your own spending money and organise travel to the airport.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you'll have plenty of career options.

What jobs can you do with an Interior Architecture and Design degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in multi-disciplinary architectural design practices, commercial and retail practices, brand consultancies and film studios in roles such as:

  • interior designer
  • model maker
  • visual merchandiser
  • computer visualiser
  • Part 1 architectural assistant
  • film studio props designer

Others have gone on to work in industries such as such as education, events planning and retail management.

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Placement year

After your second year, you can choose to do a work placement year to get valuable work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed work placements at organisations such as:

  • Squire & Partners
  • Kier
  • Hampshire County Council Property Services
  • Karen Millen

Interested in running your own business on your placement year instead? You can start up and run your own company for a year as an alternative to a work-based placement. You'll work alone or with fellow students to build and launch a successful venture.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-120 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent. UK applicants will be invited to an interview. Applicants will be asked to provide a portfolio or sample of creative work to support their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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