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Interior Design and Decoration BA (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
London
English
September 2020
Application deadline: 07 August 2020
14,000 GBP

Program description

Interior Design and Decoration BA (Full-time)

Why study this course?

The design projects featured on this course investigate private, community, commercial and sustainable interior environments. You will consider the spatial and material relationships within surfaces, furniture, artefacts and textiles. You will develop both graphic and applied decorative making skills to enable the testing, sampling and representation of your ideas.

Using the Cass workshop facilities and expertise, you will work with different materials (hard and soft) and mark-making approaches to experiment and collaborate with other students and experts across a range of related disciplines (including furniture, upholstery, textiles and metals) utilising a breadth of material techniques with traditional and digital workshop processes.

The Interior Design and Decoration BA course enables you to embrace material exploration for decorative interior environments. It draws upon the wide range of contexts within the interiors industry, covering domestic settings, retail, exhibition, hotel, leisure and public spaces.

Through the design projects of Year 1 and the studios of Years 2 and 3 you will investigate private, community, commercial and sustainable interior environments, you will consider the spatial and material relationships within a building envelope of surface, furniture, artefacts and textiles. You will develop both graphic and applied decorative making skills to enable the testing, sampling and representation of your ideas.

Using the Cass workshop facilities and expertise, you will work with different materials (hard and soft) and mark-making approaches to experiment and collaborate with students and experts across a range of related disciplines, including furniture, upholstery, textiles and metals. You'll utilise a breadth of material techniques with traditional and digital workshop processes.

Historically, decorative designers have expressed through their work the latest advances in fashion and technology, in step with vogues and trends that colour our material culture and vernacular history.

Important archives are kept with institutions such as the V&A, Geffrye Museum and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) which allow us to research sources, methods and approaches for contemporary practice.

You will have the opportunity to explore and develop ideas for historic and modern contexts, acquiring knowledge of graphic skills and composition, fabrication techniques, manufacturing processes, mark-making, material exploration and practice for the intimate and private, or public scales of interior decoration. As developing designers you will use this knowledge to develop sensory and aesthetically sophisticated decorative environments that communicate emotionally, culturally, socially and physically with your audience.

Throughout the course you will be asked to consider and position yourself, your skills and your interests in relation to the industry to develop a portfolio that expresses your individual practice. The course operates within a Program of related interior design undergraduate awards, bringing together best practice from related fields. Three cognate BA awards (Interior Architecture and Design, Interior Design, Interior Design and Decoration) enables students to explore the fundamental aspects of design for interiors, through the lens of the built environment, the client, and/or decoration and detailing.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of grades BBC in three A levels one of which comes from a relevant subject area such in the arts, humanities or social sciences (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification in relevant art and design subjects)
  • A portfolio review
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Interiors)
  • Design Principles for Interiors
  • Interior Materials and Technologies
  • 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 Design and Decoration
  • Project Design and Development for Interiors

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,000 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

As an interior decoration specialist, you’ll have the skills and expertise to work in all sectors of the interiors industry, from private clients to high-end residential, hotel and retail work. Following graduation, many of our students have gone on to work for some of the best interior design, furniture and architecture practices in London.

Recent graduates have been employed by design companies including Design International, Swarovski, Seen Displays, Turner Bates, Areen, Ayllot van Tromp, Green Room and Lumsden Design. Many graduates have gone on to work in TV and film set design, animation, lighting design, art gallery curation and journalism.

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London Metropolitan University

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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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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