Interior Design

Interior Design BA (Hons)

UCLan's BA (Hons) Interior Design degree will encourage and support you to find your own personal approach to interior design, whether on a 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.

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Key Information

  • Duration:

    Full-time: Three years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

  • Institution Code:

    CLANC C30

  • UCAS Code:


  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Design Studies is in the UK’s Top 10 for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2020 with over 90% satisfied with their overall course.  
  • You will learn to solve problems, create solutions, work with others as a team within your field of study and other design courses.
  • Working with industry on live projects means you will also be able to record these experiences on your CV and be work ready when you graduate.

Course Overview

Year 1

  • Creative Thinking 
  • Drawing and Modelling 1 
  • Building Anatomy 1 
  • Design: Culture and Society 1  



Year 2

  • Interior Design Studies
  • Digital Drawing & Modelling 2
  • Building Anatomy 2
  • Design: Culture and Society 2 

Year 3

  • Honours Project
  • Materiality and Fabrication
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Future Lifestyles
  • Design: Culture and Society 3 


More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.

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Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)

Fees for international students

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

Applicants are required to attend a Selection Day when they will be interviewed with a portfolio. You will be sent an email by our Admissions Office asking you to book onto a selection day event. Further information on our Selection Day and portfolio interviews.

International Students

View our entry requirements for your country

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.

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Not got the grades?

If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degree

Foundation Entry Route

Check your points

Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.

Points calculator

Further Information

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Interior Design art

Interior Design Virtual Degree Show

Welcome to UCLan's first Interior Design Virtual Degree Show, where we will be showcasing the talents of our final year students’ Degree Show projects. Please join us as we celebrate the work of the Class of 2020.

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The Interior Design degree course at UCLan 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.

Lancashire Arts Festival 2017 award winner – Heather Saunders


PR1 Gallery

Interior/Product Design Studio


Many of our Interior Design 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

Art and Design Saturday Club

After a successful and creative start to UCLan’s Art and Design Saturday Club (part of the National Saturday Club), we are now taking a break before we start again in September. Register your interest if you wish to take part in the next academic year.

Register your interest

Learning Environment and Assessment

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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. The coursework is continually assessed through the project work. There are no exams.

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.

Our Industry Links

The Interior Design degree 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 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.

Check out our latest news ...

Playing around: UCLan students design museum’s new playground
A group of interior design students developed conceptual schemes for an outdoor play area at the National Waterways Museum.  

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As the first pieces of glass are craned into position onto the exterior of University’s £32 million Engineering Innovation Centre, the focus is now shifting to the aesthetics and usability of the interior space.

Interior Design students wins 'Get me 2 the Top' Competition
Final year Interior Design student, Tacan Ibrahimoglu, has won the prestigious international ‘Get me 2 the Top’ competition from The Society of British and International Design (SBID).

Course Enquiries

Telephone us: +44(0)1772 892400
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Important Information

This course is based in the School of Art, Design and Fashion

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry | 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Tuition Fees & Finance

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Further Information for students

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.

Entry Requirements

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.