Interior Design BA (Hons)

Interior Design BA (Hons)

School of Art, Design and Performance




Under- graduate



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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    W260; Short form: BA/ID

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

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.

Foundation Entry
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)

Entry Requirements

280-300 points at A2 including Art/Design, BTEC DMM-DDM Art/Design

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Creative Thinking 
  • Drawing and Modelling 1 
  • Building Anatomy 1 
  • Historical Contextual Studies



    Year 2

    • Interior Design Studies
    • Digital Drawing & Modelling 2
    • Building Anatomy 2
    • Contemporary Contextual Studies

    Year 3

    • Honours Project
    • Materiality and Fabrication
    • Advanced Professional Practice
    • Future Lifestyles
    • Contextual Studies: Design Futures


    Further Information

    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:

    • Be encouraged to take up internships and industry work placements, building up relevant experience.
    • Work in our state-of-the art design studios, which combine a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the rigours of a professional working environment and feature motion capture facilities and laser-cutting equipment.
    • You will be able to interact with visiting lecturers and industry professionals, learning different skills and creative ideas to benefit you and your studies.

    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.


      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:

      • Karen Smart - designer at Start Judge Gill Design, Manchester
      • Judy Deakin – set up her own practice, Form Interior Design based in Kendal
      • Kimberly Riley – Design and Project Manager at Asco Lighting, Stockport
      • Laura Cizaskuite – Junior Designer at Isometrix Lighting, London
      • Rebecca Rayson and Sarah Yarwood - Interior Designers at BDP in Manchester
      • Donna Catlow – Interior Designer at Hargreaves Bathrooms, Burnley

      Programme Specification

      To read about the course in more depth, please download the programme specification.

      Apply Now

      You can still apply to start a course in September 2015.

      Contact Us

      +44(0)1772 892400


      Full-time: £9,000 per year (UK/EU)

      Further information:

      Partner Colleges

      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.

      Industry Links

      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.

      Learning Environment and Assessment

      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.


      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.