|Study location||United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Your portfolio is an important part of your application. The portfolio can be sent over to the university on a CD, via e-mail, you may upload it in the internet or send it by regular post.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Due to visa requirements the result of the language test of Non-EU/EEA students must be equal to IELS 6 or higher (with no part under 5.5).
Interior architects play a vital role in improving the spaces we live, work and play in. On this exciting and challenging course you’ll look at how people use those spaces and explore alternative solutions to contemporary design problems. Working in a lively studio environment, you’ll use creative and practical skills to progress from project concept to project presentation.
From day one you’ll be a member of a design team, briefed with clear objectives and deadlines. You’ll study technical and free drawing, modelmaking, and digital skills. You’ll explore materials and finishes, texture and colour. You’ll learn about construction techniques, building regulations and health and safety issues. You’ll also look at the importance of presentation skills, client relationships and professional development. In short, you will assume the role of a professional designer and define your direction in this diverse and creative profession.
· The teaching team expertise and experience cover both technical and more conceptual approaches to design.
· Visiting lecturers bring experience of specific skill areas and design disciplines.
· Practitioners from architecture, interior architecture, multidisciplinary design consultancy, illustration and other creative areas will encourage you to develop your own individual style.
· You’ll work in a dedicated design studio, complete with computer suite and team workspace.
· We have computer facilities and workshops including state-of-the-art digital manufacturing suites.
· You’ll learn through group seminar work, specialist tutor sessions, one-to-one tutorials, technical lectures.
Year 1 will develop your creativity and give you the practical skills, such as two and three-dimensional software and digital manufacture to execute successful interior architecture schemes. You’ll study alongside students from the Architecture course for some units.
Year 2 sees you build your skills and technical ability and develops your creativity as a professional designer.
· You’ll undertake specialist study within your areas of interest and build upon your awareness of design within the wider community.
· You’ll have the chance to work in a relevant industry area to refine your skills, gain practical experience and make useful professional contacts.
Year 3 encourages you to push the boundaries of contemporary design of enclosed spaces.
· You’ll manage extensive design projects that showcase your knowledge of professional standards and develop your practical and theoretical abilities.
· You will develop autonomy and graduate as an expert in your field prepared for the demands of an ever more competitive creative industry.
This course is currently offered as a Foundation Degree with BA Top-Up option. We propose to offer the course as a BA (Hons) Degree from 2012 (subject to validation).