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Interior Design (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
14,000 GBP
September 2021

14,000 GBP
January 2022

Program description

Interior Design (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Interior Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is the perfect choice if you want to pursue a career in interior design but don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements to enter the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students who study the traditional three-year course.

This four-year course has a built-in foundation year that is both preparatory and diagnostic, meaning we’ll help you discover your strengths, find areas of improvement and prepare you for the subsequent three years of study.

Our Interior Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) involves an exciting range of projects in the cultural, social and commercial fields that will prepare you for a successful career in interior design.

The foundation year will prepare you for academic study by equipping you with skills such as essay writing, reading, research and critical analysis. You’ll also be introduced to working in studios and workshops, while completing intensive short-term projects. These will be followed by interpretive and longer projects, which aim to give you a sense of direction and a personal perspective on interior design, as well as on the broader art and design field.

You’ll share your foundation year with students from our other foundation year courses, allowing you to gain new perspectives on and ideas for your own work. There will be opportunities to view work from other students and present your own finished and work-in-progress projects. This year will be excellent preparation for the end-of-year exhibition, where you’ll present your project to your peers, tutors and the general public.

On completion of the foundation year you’ll begin more focused study of interior design, sharing the classroom with students who have started on the traditional three-year course. You’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as those students. You can learn more about the subsequent three years of study by visiting the Interior Design BA (Hons) course page.

If towards the end of your foundation year you decide that you’d like to specialise in a different subject area there will be flexibility to do so.

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Admission requirements

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

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above or will need to take the University English test

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

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Program content

  • Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation
  • Formats
  • Project
  • Techniques
  • 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

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

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.

Career opportunities

You’ll graduate with skills to become a successful interior designer in areas including:

  • Retail design
  • Exhibition design
  • TV and film set design
  • Interior architecture

On graduation you might also find that the transferable skills you’ve gained through your degree will also allow you to work in a range of careers. Some of our students have gone into work in animation, lighting design and journalism.

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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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