Interior Design (BA Hons)

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Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

Work with clients to imaginatively create or manipulate space, to design something beautiful and fit for purpose.

Retail interior design proposal from from Alice Ciereszko for Whistles High Street project

Learn industry-standard design packages such as AutoCAD

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Scribbled plans

Join a professionally-focused course. Develop the design and technological skills you need to graduate ready to progress into industry. Understand the role of sustainability in design, and apply biophilic design which promotes individual health and wellbeing in the interior environment. You’ll hear from design professionals in lectures, work on live industry projects and undertake essential work placements at design companies, ready for your career. Recent destinations have included Brinkworth, Turner Bates and Aecom. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Europe on a residential field trip with options including exploring creative interiors in Berlin, Barcelona or Prague.

In your first year you’ll create and experiment using industry-standard CAD and visual communication software. You’ll examine spatial design and sustainability, exploring the role of the ‘interior’ in the design and construction process. You’ll be encouraged to think outside the box and begin developing your own creative style while experiencing interdisciplinary team working, drawing and model-making. In your second year you’ll work on client-led briefs for retail, leisure, workplace, museum and exhibition spaces. You’ll refine your skills in aesthetics focusing on colour, materials, light and atmosphere, using intelligent CAD Building Information Modelling software (BIM) to test biophilic principles. In your final year you’ll select opportunities based on the future design pathway you want to follow, with the opportunity to exhibit your final project at Free Range in London, a graduate exhibition attracting international design employers.

With a professional focus, the course includes business contracts, building construction, writing specifications, costing and tendering. You’ll work towards securing a summer work placement– we’ll support you to find it – and create your own brand and portfolio, ready for your career.

From 2018, our Advertising, Graphic Design and Interior Design courses will move to our stunning Park campus based in Cheltenham. Home to a cosmopolitan range of courses, students and professionals are brought together from a variety of specialisms. Find out more about Park and see where you could be taking the first steps towards your career in interior design.

Study style

Working in our purpose-built studios at our Francis Close Hall campus, you’ll learn through lectures, tutorials, individual and group projects, essays, presentations, research and practical projects. You’ll use industry-standard design packages and benefit from a model-making workshop, with laser cutting equipment and 3D printers.  

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Art, Design and Media and Integrated Programme.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Selection by interview

Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-time8BD4

Careers

Our graduates move into roles for companies specialising in interior design for fashion retail, offices, museums, conservation and heritage spaces, hotels, leisure and restaurants.

Industry links

Benefit from regular contact with international and local interior design and architectural practices.

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Staff Profile

Steve Edge

“My career has taken me all over the world, from working on the pedestrianisation of the medieval streets in my home town of York, to helping construct the 25 mile-long Running Fence in California: a temporary art project for the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I've also lectured in Cyprus, Spain, Slovenia, Singapore, USA and Hong Kong. My proudest commercial achievements have been producing corporate designs for global clients like Citibank, Conoco and Canon, and more recently sustainable design advice for Gordon Ramsey's F Word TV competition winner, an Italian restaurant in Leeds."

Interior of hallway in an office building

Undertake a European field trip

You will have the opportunity to experience European design cultures in Berlin, Barcelona or Prague. Examine iconic buildings and interiors, both historical and contemporary, from the world’s most eminent designers and architects.

3D model for interior design

Use industry-standard design packages such as Revit

Learn how to use industry-standard design packages such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Revit and SketchUp.

Interior design students working on a group project

Work with international and local agencies

Benefit from regular contact with international, regional and local practices. This will include guest practitioners in lectures, live projects, participation in industry competitions and work placements.

Contact us

Find out more about our courses

Call +44 (0)3330 141414

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