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

London Metropolitan University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
January 2021
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

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

This Retail Design (including foundation year) bachelor’s degree is designed to provide an alternative route into higher education. The program will help you find an individual focus and build a portfolio of work that will enable you to progress to the subsequent three years of this degree. The course is also the ideal choice if you can’t meet the entry requirements for the standard three-year course.

Following the foundation year, after you’ve built a portfolio, gained important study skills and learnt key workshop techniques, you’ll focus on retail design. Studies in retail design offer a number of career opportunities as you’ll examine a range of design and commercial fields, including branding, visual merchandising, interior design and communications. Equipped with specialist knowledge and skills in the area you’ll be a valuable asset to retail design consultancies and brands.

Our Retail Design (including foundation year) BA consists of two parts, a foundation year and a bachelor’s degree. The foundation year is an intense preparatory year that will help you develop knowledge and skills related to a range of art and design disciplines at undergraduate level.

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/4 or above (or equivalent)

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

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
  • Retail Strategies and Techniques
  • 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: Retail 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 visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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


You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Career opportunities

This course will open up a range of opportunities for you in retail design, ranging from high streets and shopping malls to restaurants and coffee shops.

You’ll also graduate with tools to help you find employment in fields that champion sustainable design for community prosperity and regeneration.

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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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