Full-time: Three years
W260; Short form: BA/ID
Preston (Campus code: U)
You'll be encouraged and supported to find your own personal approach to interior design, whether large or small scale.
Working on live projects, you'll design for a range of industries learning how professional interior design interacts with other areas as part of a project's design team, which in turn helps you develop valuable project management and problem-solving skills.
You’ll gain a full understanding of how interior design has developed over recent decades, and how your work can benefit. Ultimately, you'll graduate with a perfect blend of practical skills, professionalism and creativity.
If you are keen to study this programme but do not meet the entry requirements, take a look at the Foundation Entry route:
BA (Hons) Interior Design (Foundation Entry)
BBC-BBB at A2 and DMM-DDM at BTEC plus interview with portfolio of work containing evidence of drawing ability and ideas.
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The course provides a framework to enable you to flourish as a creative individual, combining a sound base in technical skills, together with a critical awareness of the specialist discipline and design generally. Creative design projects are the main vehicle for learning, enabling you to consider the challenges interior designers face in a wide range of contexts. Live projects, competitions and industry-linked projects also form an important part of learning at all levels.
On the course, you will:
The course begins with an introduction to the discipline, giving you the tools to operate in your specialist field. Throughout the three years of study, each module gives experience in different aspects of design practice and theory, enabling you to build confidence in exploring your subject. We see this combination of curious enquiry and professional rigour as key to nurturing the designer as a ‘critical professional’, grounded in the specialist field of Interior Design.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the programme specification.
There are many opportunities for international study, either through the Erasmus scheme, or with our international partners, AAS in Thessaloniki, Greece and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
The course has links with numerous companies and organisations, with whom we work on a range of collaborations, including live projects, competitions, site visits, talks and work placements. Interaction with visiting lecturers and industry professionals will be available to you, these meetings and lectures will allow you to learn different skills and creative ideas to benefit you and your study.
The course is centred on the design studios, which combine a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the rigours of a professional working environment. The main teaching activity takes the form of project briefs in a studio environment. These are supported by lectures and workshops which develop specific skills. The coursework is continually assessed through the project work. There are some specific assignments relating to skill areas. There are no exams.
I enjoyed learning new skills and developing my drawing. I like the way in which we are learning specific techniques, and I really enjoy the research part of the projects.
Many of our students work in design practice after graduation in regional and national companies, including Isometrix lighting, Start JudgeGill Design, Asco lighting, BDP and Hargreaves Bathrooms. Other graduates have also set up their own design practices.
Some examples of graduate careers include:
The Studio is fully equipped with computer workstations for all students, seminar and tutorial rooms, model photography facilities with Olympus Modelscope. The course also has access to state-of-the-art Motion Capture facilities and extensive craft workshops including laser cutting equipment.