Course Overview

Designed to specifically enable graduates to be well placed to launch a career as an Interior designer, this creatively demanding course provides high quality creative learning at the same time as providing access to a traditional Art School environment.

Whilst studying on the course you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills as well as gaining a deeper understanding of Interior Design processes. The course focuses on developing independent and creative thinking. It is challenging creatively and practically and prepares you for the interdisciplinary nature of the design industry.

Course Structure

The course content will be delivered through a combination of tutorials, practical demonstrations and lectures, as well as visits to museums, galleries and other relevant sources. The course will culminate in your final task of a major project and an accompanying dissertation.

Modules Covered

Level 4 modules will include:

  • Introduction to Interior Design
  • Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Retail Design
  • CAD and Visualisation
  • Professional Development
  • Critical Studies

Level 5 Modules will include

  • Specialist Rendering Techniques
  • Designing for a Client
  • Interior Design Project
  • Advanced CAD
  • Professional Development
  • Critical Studies

Level 6 Modules will include

  • Final Major Project
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Design Focus Dissertation.

Learning Methods

We aim to create a learning experience which is active, collaborative, and holistic, and to enhance your technical skill-set whilst allowing you to fulfil your creative potential. We will work to create a balance between these two aspects of the course.

You will be supported by a dynamic and comprehensive learning environment, which includes digital media suites, drawing studios and design studios. The opportunity to attend educational visits to important cultural centres both in Britain and abroad are also in place to enhance your learning experience.

Teaching Methods

We aim to provide a friendly and enthusiastic environment for students. You will be encouraged to explore your individuality and be supported through every aspect of the course, both personally and professionally.

We provide a supportive backdrop to our student centred teaching and learning methods, which are designed to enhance your personal development. Increasing emphasis will be placed upon independent learning throughout the course, via negotiated, self initiated briefs. This independence ensures that you realise your individual potential and achieve your academic and future career aspirations.


The most common assessment method for practical modules is the presentation of a body of work, either through portfolio or exhibition form, and supported by preliminary work such as design and research sheets, feasibility studies and journals. However, you will also be assessed by essays, seminars, reports and appraisals at some points in the course, in addition to a dissertation during Level 6.

Work Placement/Fieldwork

 Locally sourced Client led briefs

What's Next?

The course is employment orientated and therefore often leads directly to work in the design industry. Alternatively, you could pursue a Masters Degree in a related subject or undertake PSET/PGCE teacher training

Additional Costs

Please see below a list of additional course costs:

  • Equipment: £500 maximum (£150 is essential, £350 is optional) - The sum does not include computer.
  • Trips/visits to exhibitions etc.: £500 maximum (optional cost) - Includes possible trip abroad
  • Placement expenditure including travel - N/A
  • Books: £100 maximum (essential cost)
  • Magazine subscription: (Specialist interior design publication - FX magazine) £76 (accurate figure) (essential cost)

Total additional costs: £1176

Entry Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points and GCSE English and mathematics at a minimum of Grade C.

For UCAS tariff points grade combinations click:

Admission is normally based on your portfolio.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 433133
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

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