Interior Architecture and Design (With Preparatory Semester) (Full-time)
Why study this course?
On this three-year course you’ll be immersed in this distinct and rigorous practice that involves thinking about how interior elements and spaces are inhabited by people.
Our Interior Architecture and Design (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) degree is the ideal choice if you need some introductory study before undertaking an undergraduate degree but don’t need to complete a full foundation year. Unlike a foundation year, which is designed to let you explore a wide range of subjects, this course will focus on providing you with skills specific to the study of interior architecture and design.
You will complete this degree in three years, starting in September. Following the preparatory semester you’ll join students starting on the standard course in January. This means that Year 1 will consist of three semesters and you’ll be required to study at the University during some of the summer between Year 1 and 2. During the subsequent two years of your studies you’ll follow the same schedule and study the same content as students on the Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) course.
While you may make a considerable saving in time and fees by choosing this route over a four-year degree with a foundation year, do be aware that you’ll have to budget for the additional semester in your first year.
Our Interior Architecture and Design (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) course will equip you with the skills necessary to begin a career in the interior design industry. You’ll develop specialist skills in observational and spatial drawing, model making, digital drawing and material investigations. You’ll also learn how to research, analyse and articulate your design proposals and their cultural context.
The preparatory semester will focus on developing your fundamentals skills in drawing, modelling, IT platforms and visual communication. This will ensure that you are prepared and confident to begin more rigorous study at undergraduate level.
Following the preparatory semester you’ll join students starting on the standard interior architecture and design course in January. To find out more about the course content beyond the foundation year, please visit our Interior Design and Architecture BA (Hons) course page.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum grade of CC in two A levels in (or a minimum of 64 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Interiors)
- Design Principles for Interiors
- Interior Design: Industry and Context
- Interior Materials and Technologies
- Introduction to Interior Design: Practice
- Spatial Design Development
- Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Interiors)
- Design Details
- Human Scale
- Interior Technologies and Production
- Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Interiors)
- Integrated Design Practice
- Major Project Realisation: Interior Architecture and Design
- Project Design and Development for Interiors
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
There will also be opportunities to study design or architecture at postgraduate level.
This course is collaborative in nature as it prepares you to work as a specialist in design or architectural practices. Therefore you’ll find a range of opportunities within roles where you have to work across disciplines and rely on skills that are beyond the purely creative.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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