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Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

University for the Creative Arts

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 25th for Architecture (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    132
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    80.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.46 / 5.00

Ranked 42nd for Art & Design (View subject table)

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    Entry Standards

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    147
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    58.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.07 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: W252

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
UCAS Tariff: 112 Students need to have 112 new UCAS tariff points and four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £13,540 per year

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The Course

Summary

This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to transforming underused and unused spaces and places. Many of our students pursue careers in interior architecture and design or related disciplines and the knowledge, understanding and skills they get from the course are broad and holistic, resulting in graduates going on to work in a variety of fields in the creative industries. Setting briefs that are progressive and engage with real-world challenges, the curriculum provides a research-intensive, business-focused learning environment, encouraging you to challenge your preconceptions of the discipline and begin to understand the role of the designer in contemporary society. During your time with us, you will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, attend study trips, study abroad and enter competitions to further increase your exposure to the sector and expand your network of contacts. Our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design course is located within the Canterbury School of Architecture, ranked in the top ten Architecture Subject Table of the 2018 Guardian Good University Guide. This supportive, progressive and experimental educational environment, established 75 years ago, is where you will be taught alongside the BA (Hons) Architecture course with whom it shares a common Year One curriculum and delivery; and the MA Interior Design course which provides graduates of the BA with the opportunity to progress to postgraduate study within the subject area of Interiors.

The arts school heritage of the University places the design studio at the heart of students’ studies. It is a learning environment that nurtures critical thinking and making through collaboration, offering a stimulating range of approaches to design through tutorials, project reviews and workshops. Project-based learning will be central to your studies and so the curriculum provides a research-intensive learning environment, which will encourage you to challenge your existing understandings of Interior Architecture and Design. You will also be asked to question and consider the role of the designer in contemporary society. Throughout your studies, you will use design as your primary means of inquiry and begin to understand that the process of designing is an intellectually rigorous research activity. You will be given the freedom and confidence to speculate – to play, to imagine, to take detours – as you explore in ways previously unimagined and engage with design briefs as agents of social, cultural, political and economic change. Whether designing a structure, situation and/or event, the interior designer responds to how society interacts with, and inhabits space. Making it a human centred and narrative driven discipline that explores new forms of occupancy. With this in mind, it is important to recognise that interior design addresses issues of creative and intellectual stimulation, to ensure design proposals stimulate the mind, as well as the body.

Start Dates

  • September 2018 at Canterbury

University for the Creative Arts

University League Table Ranking: 55th

The University for the Creative Arts has over 5,500 students studying on more than 120 creative courses across four campuses in Surrey and Kent. Its courses offer a blend of creative arts, business and technology programmes to prepare students for a career in the creative industries.

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Postal Address

Architecture and Interior Design
University for the Creative Arts
New Dover Road
Canterbury
CT1 3AN
ENGLAND

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