MA Interior Architecture and Design with Professional PracticeUniversity of Lincoln
MA Interior Architecture and Design with Professional Practice
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About this program
MA Interior Architecture and Design with Professional Practice
This MA programe is designed for art, architecture, and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to the making of interior.
The design studio is the vehicle for the delivery of a teaching and learning strategy which is largely project-based. This allows for the presentation of the studio as a simulated interior architecture and design consultancy. Students act as design associates in a firm with an established ethos, knowledge base, culture, documentation standards, and design approach under the direction of a team of managers.
The second year takes this approach further and will be spent working full-time in an interiors practice offering an opportunity to utilise your skills and knowledge while gaining valuable industry experience and contacts.
First or second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages
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 information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses.
These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programe of study.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Interior Design Process 4.1: Preparation
- Interior Design Process 4.2: Definition
- Interior Design Process 4.3: Interior Treatise
- Interior Research Process 4.1: Design-research Methods
- Interior Research Process 4.2: Direction
- Practice and Collaboration 4.1
- Practice and Collaboration 4.2
- Interior Professional Practice Year
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the University of Lincoln website for more information.
Contact Sessions (25%)
- Seminar: a classroom session focussing on a particular topic or project; typically a tutor-led group discussion.
- Tutorial: a meeting involving one-to-one supervision, with feedback or detailed discussion. Students must be prepared and bring discussion points/agenda items and project management documentation.
- Supervised work: students work independently but under supervision in a studio.
- Peer-to-peer: students explain their ideas to each other and participate in shared learning/working activities.
- Charrettes: students participate in directed design activities/exercises under supervision.
Self-directed learning (75%)
- Fieldwork: practical work conducted at an external site; such as building surveys, accessing archival information (physical and digital), and other forms of data collection.
- Projects: students plan and execute their own projects.
- Library: students conduct independent reviews of subject literature in the library.
- E-learning: students complete prescribed online learning activities in their own time.
Studio meetings take place on Mondays, and studio work on Fridays. Research seminars are presented on a Monday for the first six weeks in Term 1 and 2. These are supported with theory seminars for the first six weeks in Term 1 and 2. Fieldwork and self-directed study is scheduled for the remainder.
- Home: £9000
- International: £16300
How You Study
MA Interior Architecture and Design is a full-time course with intakes in October and February.
All students enrol on the Master's Program. You may then elect to take a stage qualification or pursue the full Program. The full Program comprises of four compulsory modules. There are no elective modules.
The Program offers two pathways: Treatise by Practice and Treatise by Research; both pathways are designed to provide a platform to progress to further employment in interior consultancies or to advanced study at doctoral level. In both pathways, students will partake in research and design activities.
Postgraduate-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in studio, lectures, and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least three hours in independent study. This is a full-time Program and students are expected to dedicate 40 hour per week to the course. For more detailed information, please contact the Program Leader.
The Program offers two pathways: Treatise by Practice and Treatise by Research. Both pathways are designed to provide a platform to progress to further employment in interior consultancies or to advanced study at doctoral level.
The treatise that is prepared as the result of the practice route displays the characteristics of a ‘professional master's degree' as defined by the QAA (2015:5): it aims to enable graduates to qualify for entry into the profession of interior design (this may be subject to the requirements of the profession in various jurisdictions) and to provide development opportunities related to advanced employment in interior design.
The treatise that is prepared as the result of the research route displays the characteristics of an ‘advanced study master's degree' as defined by the QAA (2015:4): it aims to prepare graduates to advance their careers through further academic or professional study or for entering employment of a different kind in interior design.
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