BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

University of Lincoln
3-4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior architects shape the spaces in which we live our lives, combining aesthetics with philosophy and function.

The Interior Architecture and Design degree at Lincoln takes a multi-disciplinary approach. It positions the subject between the academically rigorous profession of architecture and the fast-paced world of contemporary visual culture and design.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their practical design knowledge within specialist studios. It is taught by staff who are active professionals and researchers such as Tonia Warsap and Rosie Elvin.

Students can explore the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, while developing their own creative, individual style. Their studio learning is enhanced by a programe of lectures and seminars which aim to provide a thorough education in the social and historical context of architecture.

During the course, there are opportunities for students to gain practical work experience for real clients and building developments, including placements with a wide range of interior design and architectural practices.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

A Level: BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels) or equivalent qualifications

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent qualification

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ etc

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

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

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Program content

First Year

  • Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills
  • Design Process 1.2: Application and Communication
  • Design Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency
  • Research Process 1: Principles and Concepts

Second Year

  • Design Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept
  • Design Process 2.2: Space and Technology
  • Design Process 2.3: Technical Resolution
  • Research Process 2: Methods and Perspectives

Third Year

  • Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief
  • Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development
  • Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication
  • Research Process 3: Design Exegesis

Scholarships & funding

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



Full Time

  • UK £9,250 per level
  • International: £16,200 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


Full Time

  • UK: £9,250 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


How You Study

Three-dimensional thinking is the focus of the first year and it is explored through a variety of media. Students are challenged to consider how the design process works and begin to use the skills of planning and modelling. The history and theory of architecture and design are also examined, providing students with the chance to contextualise their practice with a solid theoretical understanding of the subject.

In their second year, students are introduced to the concept of social relationships and the responsibilities and challenges that face interior architects. In the third year, students are required to complete an individual comprehensive design project in an area of personal interest, demonstrating the skills they have acquired as a designer. Professional practice is emphasised at this stage, supporting students to develop the skills necessary for careers in the industry.

Modules are presented in two streams: the design process and the research process. The design process incorporates conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge areas, as well as conception development, resolution, and communication. The research process stream focuses on design theory and contextual material, enabling students to develop research skills.

Working in a studio-based environment, students can develop and evolve their skills through stimulating briefs and live projects exploring space, light and structure. In parallel to the studio sessions students engage in computer-based tutorials where they build their skills based knowledge. Theoretical principles are taught in a lecture/seminar environment, interior architects and designers are communicators and it is important that they are able to research, formulate opinions, and develop topical insight.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programe learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in studio sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Career paths

Graduates have gone on to careers in various areas of the discipline, working in a wide range of interior, architectural, or design practices nationally and internationally. Some choose to continue their studies with a postgraduate degree.

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LN6 7TS Lincoln

Phone no: +44 (0)1522 835 528

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