Interior Design - BA (Hons)

The design of interiors can have a fundamental effect on our everyday lives, from where we work to how we live.

Interior design is a fast-moving discipline that aims to improve our experience of many different places, from the home to retail and commercial environments, exhibition spaces and places of leisure and hospitality.

This programme provides an in-depth, industry-focused education that will help you to develop the creativity, knowledge and skills necessary for working as an interior designer across various sectors of the profession.

You will explore this thinking through a study of the history and theory of interior design, as well as drawing and making. You will look at design in a number of fields and take on a variety of design challenges.  

You will learn from experienced lecturers, many of whom have industry backgrounds and experience of working on practical design projects.

You will visit design studios and have opportunities to work on live projects and competitions that give you the chance to show your creative talents. 

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Why should I choose this programme?

You will be studying in the heart of the interior design industry, surrounded by the latest interiors and influential design agencies. London offers endless inspiration that you can use to research and develop your ideas about design.

You will be taught in small classes by experienced tutors. Most of our faculty are in industry practice and have worked on projects ranging from the recent redevelopment of Fenwick department store on Bond Street to designing museum exhibitions. You will receive high-quality teaching and an experience that represents what you will find in the wider industry.

Your intellectual and cultural experience will be broadened by memorable talks from design industry professionals and visits to design studios such as Imagination, Brinkworth and Gensler.

There will also be opportunities to work on live projects and competitions, giving you the chance to follow in the footsteps of award-winning students.

Key skills, aims and objectives

The Interior Design programme offers a dynamic and cross-cultural learning environment that will enable you to fulfil your creative and intellectual potential as an interior design practitioner. 

You will study a range of themes relating to design, helping you to become a socially, ethically and environmentally responsible designer.

The programme places a focus on creativity and craft, allowing you to develop an individual approach to the subject and preparing you for industry practice and beyond.  

By focusing on the creative process behind design rather than a predetermined output, you will be able to respond to a variety of briefs that are not restricted to any single aspect of the discipline.

Throughout your degree, you will be brought into regular contact with new ideas, people, spaces and objects that reflect the most exciting thinking in interiors, architecture and design. Combined with a strong education in the basics of the discipline, you will develop the confidence you need to expand your talents in the area of your choosing.

Future opportunities

An interior designer enjoys variety, dealing with different clients and sites based all over the world in a creative, dynamic profession. 

You will be able to consider careers within a wide range of interior design disciplines including architecture, retail, exhibition, hospitality, residential and workplace design.

Using our strong links with industry and showcasing our students’ work at external events, we have successfully aided recent graduates to gain positions at a number of highly regarded design agencies.

Length

This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation.  Each academic year is split into two 12-week terms.

Additional information

The programme will give you a sound understanding of interior design principles, practices and professional standards.

You will learn to apply design styles and theory to a given brief and how to select and apply the appropriate materials, tools and techniques to realise your ideas.

Practical design work is underpinned by studies in the history and theory of design.

You will also gain the skills you need to communicate your ideas successfully to clients and employers.

 

Modules

Year 1
Design Cultures
Communication Skills 1
Interior Design Principles 1-4
Interior Histories

Year 2
Communication Skills 2
Interior Design Practice 1-4
Interior Theories

Year 3
Interior Design Study
Major Design Project Feasibility
Major Design Project
Portfolio and Professional Studies
 

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Future start dates

12 September 2016

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September 2017

Online application for September 2017 will open on Wednesday 5 October 2016. If you would like to make an enquiry in the meantime, please complete the form at the bottom of the webpage.

 

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Fees

Fees Autumn 2016
Annual tuition fee: £15,950
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000 (non-refundable)

Please note: tuition fees only cover the standard academic year (September - May). Summer programmes incur an additional cost.

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Academic requirements

For entry onto the programme, we require:

  • five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English
  • successful completion of a GCSE in Mathematics, or equivalent
  • two A Levels at grade C or above

Alternatively, we will consider qualifications received through successful completion of a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European and Welsh Baccalaureate; or, other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted. 

Please note a portfolio interview will normally be required.

If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible to join our Integrated Design Foundation programme.  Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress directly onto your chosen degree programme at RSFD.

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

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For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL. English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 on the internet-based test (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we want to ensure that no student is deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Study methods

You will be taught in small classes in a studio environment. Teaching staff on the programme have a wide range of expertise in retail, commercial, residential, exhibition and furniture design and have worked with high-profile clients ranging from internet companies to department stores.  

Work is mainly project-based. We use a wide range of learning and assessment methods, including individual tutorials, group critiques, seminar presentations, discussion groups and team teaching.

Live project work and extra input from guest lecturers will enable you to build valuable links with industry and increase your understanding of current business practices.

Assessment structure

Student work is assessed in a formative and summative manner throughout each module.

Feedback will be given to students individually, or in a group critique where appropriate, verbally or through written assessment and feedback sheets.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed via stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 09 September 2016

 

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Key information

Name
Interior Design
Qualification
BA (Hons)
Level
Undergraduate
Accreditation
UK
UCAS Code
8P64
School
Regent's School of Fashion & Design
Mode
Full time
Length
3 years
Fees
£15,950 *
Scholarships
Yes *
Next start date
12 September 2016 *
Study abroad
No
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

Student spotlight

Dalia

Dalia

When you’re passionate about something, you get inspired by everything around you. That’s what interior design and architecture is all about. We don’t only look at spaces, we look at everything. It could be nature, it could be people, it could be buildings, or furniture – anything can inspire you.
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