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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

Interior Design BA (Hons)

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Study type
Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Campus
Park, Cheltenham
UCAS Code
8BD4

Course overview

Interior Design as a discipline is incredibly diverse, and this is reflected in our practice-based design studio ethos which celebrates inclusivity, collaboration and peer learning.

On this course, you’ll work with clients to imaginatively create or manipulate interior spaces, to design something beautiful and fit for purpose. You’ll 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.

Our Interior Design BA (Hons) course scored 97% for teaching and 100% for academic support in the National Student Survey 2023.

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 Dowdeswell Estates, Neptune and Wren Kitchens. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit Europe on a residential field trip with options including exploring creative interiors in Amsterdam, Barcelona, or Copenhagen.

You’ll work on client-led briefs exploring spatial design, architectural design, decoration, interior styling, textile and surface design, print, colour theory, and the role and responsibilities of the designer to wider communities, challenging your views of what Interior Design is and might become. A commitment to sustainability and the circular economy underpin all of our teaching – it’s our compass point – and during your studies you will discover innovative responses to these principles.

A central and shared thematic concerns ‘people’ – how interior designers are able to influence the layout of the homes that we live in, the places we work and our healthcare, retail, commercial, museum and exhibition settings. For every ‘host’ environment there’s invariably an interior to be designed with a deep understanding of client and contextual narratives.

In your final year you’ll create and launch your own interior design brand and have the opportunity to exhibit your Final Major Project at ‘New Designers’ in London, a graduate exhibition attracting international design employers.

This course is available to study with an integrated foundation year – an extra, introductory year at the beginning of the full degree. If you don’t meet the stated entry requirements or you’re returning to education, it could be a great option that enables you to study this course.

As well as an introduction to your subject, it will help you to develop valuable study skills, and communication, teamwork and problem-solving techniques, giving you the confidence and skills set you need to progress.

If you’re applying to study as an international student, an integrated foundation year can also support you to improve your English language skills alongside your studies.

To apply for this course with an integrated foundation year, select the ‘With foundation year’ study type from the options at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

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Entry requirements

    • 96 – 120 UCAS tariff points, CCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

    • We welcome applicants with a pass in a relevant Foundation or Extended Diploma (Level 3 or 4).

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Fee per year
Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham 8BD4 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham 8BD4 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Careers

This course is enriched with insights from industry professionals through lectures and engaging live projects. This practical approach is further bolstered by essential work placements at renowned design companies, providing invaluable real-world skills and networking opportunities.

Our graduates are well equipped to make significant contributions across various sectors. Whether it’s bringing a unique flair to fashion retail spaces, innovating office environments or designing interactive museum exhibits, the skills and knowledge gained from this course are versatile and in high demand.

Join us to unlock your potential and shape your future in the exciting world of interior design.

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.

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.

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.

Trips and experiences

You’ll 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.

Placements

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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