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Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)

Arts University Bournemouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**The creative potential and freedom in the design of interior space is evident in the dynamic design of interior space that we see all around us.**This course is recognised by the ECIA as one of the leading courses in the UK and Europe. Through the adaptive re-use, re-branding, re-modelling, re-cycling and re-communication of existing spaces, structures and environments this course will offer you the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to become a leader in one of the most dynamic, creative, economically valuable and diverse areas of design. **What you will learn****BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design** at AUB will encourage you to unlock the potential and explore the innovations and creativity inherent in the design of the interior. You will explore your interests in the refurbishment, adaptation, re-use and recycling of existing buildings and the stories captured within them; the re-branding and re-telling and communication of those stories; the ideas of the temporary, the ephemeral and the component; narrative and experiential space; meaning and identity; interpretation, exhibition and the performative; the qualities of materials, light and sound and above all the needs of people – the people for whom you are designing. You will want to understand the historic, ecological, social, ethical and professional context of your designs and develop autonomy as a self-critical practitioner by continuing subject understanding, research, analysis and self-reflection; in short you will bring your intellectual and physical skills to play in the creation of dynamic spaces for contemporary society in studying interior architecture and design. The role of the interior is key to both the study and construction of the contemporary built environment. New technologies, new materials, new methods of construction and fabrication and new thinking are all enjoyed and exploited by those who study and practice the design of the interior. Bars and restaurants, circus, dance, disaster relief, exhibition, fashion shows, film sets, hotels, installations, interactive environments, light installations, performance-art, pop-up, refuge, rehabilitation, residential, retail, sound installation, theatre and yacht design. These are just some of the projects being designed by students on the course this year. Often working with real clients on real design projects in a studio-based and professionally-focused learning environment the course will teach you to understand the three-dimensional potential, the atmosphere and the identity of the spaces in which we live, work, rest and play.Approximately 50% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.**By the end of the course you will be able to...**- Identify and organise your knowledge and skills in order to represent clear conceptual problems leading to design projects through the examination of indepth proposals that will push the boundaries of your discipline.- Establish a range of design proposals that integrate theory with practice, the requirements of external parties and their effectiveness against the aims of the project.- Develop resolved solutions to problems which exploit your innovation, creativity and originality and that are communicated in a professional and accessible manner to all interested parties.- Defend and justify your thinking processes in support of your design decisions as would be expected of a professional and ethical designer who takes personal responsibility for their actions and development.**Studios and resources** As a student on the course, you’ll work across our studio and computer spaces. Design work, tutorials and critiques take

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Arts University Bournemouth

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  • Campus address

    Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Poole, BH12 5HH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 87 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    148 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%



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