Interior Design

Interior Design

BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2022
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Fee: Foundation: £12,000
  • UCAS code: W250

Overview

This course, with an integrated foundation year, will teach you the importance of location, context and customer, preparing you for a fast-paced, professional career in interior design.

This a useful entry point if you don’t have the qualifications needed to enter a degree-level course directly, or if you’re uncertain which pathway to follow. You’ll be introduced to a variety of key topics (from fashion and interior design to marketing and promotion) and gain the fundamental skills to confidently progress to degree-level. 

Once you've successfully completed your foundation year, you'll progress to the first year of BA (Hons) Interior Design.

Degree-level

At degree level, you'll examine public and private spaces and learn how new designs are created in response to the purpose of a space and the needs of its user – considering its history, location, size, architecture and environmental impact. Create your own personal approaches, and design spaces that improve the lives of those who use them. 

You’ll develop hand drawings, digital visualisations, 3D prints and physical models – building designs in our workshop, before documenting them in our photography studio. You’ll also learn the financial and marketing aspects of the industry, developing the business acumen to maintain a career in this industry.

Your studies will be enhanced by field trips to museums, galleries and exhibitions, and guest talks from industry insiders including architects, designers and project managers. You’ll also have the chance to work on live briefs with real clients – proposing inventive and thought-provoking design solutions for existing London sites while working to tight deadlines, ambitions and budgets. Recent collaborations include:

  • The Zoological Society London 
  • Camden Council 
  • MICA Architects 
  • Marylebone Parish 

This bespoke training will prepare you for a creative career across a wide range of sectors including commercial, residential, exhibition and installation – with a diverse portfolio of work that you can showcase to potential clients and employers.

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Structure

This is a full-time, four-year programme, comprising one year of foundation studies followed by three years of study at degree level.

Foundation Year (Core modules)

Module Title Overview
Research: Theory and Practice This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of research strategies and techniques and your awareness of contextual, theoretical and historical perspectives. You will develop critical-thinking skills in evaluating and applying research material.
Design Cycle This module will enable you to generate and develop creative, fresh ideas in art and design, and will teach you to apply this fundamental knowledge.
Materiality and Make This module will enable you to apply and improve your technical ability in a range of media, traditional and digital, as you bring your creative ideas into realisation. You will also learn how to present your art and design work effectively.
Design in Industry The Design in Industry module gives you first-hand experience of the exciting and constantly evolving area of design. The module develops your understanding of the scale and breadth of contemporary forms and practices within the broader design environment. As such, the module prepares you to make an informed decision on the choice of undergraduate course that you might wish to pursue and further develop your design skills
within an industry context.

Foundation Year (Elective modules)

In addition, you'll need to choose two elective modules from the list below, subject to availability:

Module Title Overview
Fashion Design This module offers a broad introduction to the fashion design process. You will gather research and design and construct items in response. These items will be documented through photography and styling exercises. The module introduces the use of basic manufacturing processes and construction techniques, together with the study skills that are integral to the design process. You will make or deconstruct several basic items that you have designed in response to a given brief.
Fashion Marketing This module introduces the fashion industry and the different contexts in which it operates. You will learn about the structure of the industry, the way fashion works and how to stay ahead in this fast-paced industry. You will explore the fashion marketing environment and be introduced to fundamental marketing research skills, tools and methodologies. You will experience creating fashion images, a fashion shoot, and will be involved, where possible, in fashion show and events. By starting to research contemporary fashion companies, you will learn about fashion products, consumers and the marketplace. You will debate current fashion business and marketing issues and learn to present your ideas, working both as part of a team and individually. The module culminates in a collaborative project.
Graphic and Digital Design This module explores the fundamental principles, methods and media used by graphic designers. To this end you will be introduced to the design process, design research and creative thinking methods, and you will use key tools and techniques currently used in graphic and digital design. The module also aims to enable you to start to understand the role of the audience or user experience, and the contexts within which graphic designers work. You will develop your ability to use graphic and digital design (photography, typography, illustration) through creating exciting design solutions to one individual and one collaborative graphic design brief.
Interior Design This module prepares you for your undergraduate degree path by providing you with knowledge, understanding and technical skills in the area of interior design. You will gain a broad understanding of spatial principles and concepts for interior environments, and explore how human needs (cultural, social, political and economic) may be met through spatial solutions. You will learn about the design process and start to develop your own skills, tools and work methodologies. You will also explore the design of space through photography, film, drawing and graphics, and test your ideas through material research, model making, installations and spatial interventions.

BA (Hons) Interior Design – Year 1 (Core modules)

Module Title Overview
Communication Skills I: Representing Space In this module, you will start by learning a range of traditional hand drawn orthographic techniques used in interior design – plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, axonometrics and isometrics – followed by an introduction to basic software packages, such as Photoshop and 2D CAD. These are some basic techniques of representation that will enable you to effectively communicate your interior design proposals throughout the programme, supported by the analytical mapping, modelling and visualisation techniques you are learning in the design studio. Through the study and practice of different ways of drawing, measuring and representing the characteristics of space, structure and form, you will also become familiar with design terminologies and with how to communicate to different audiences, by being both accurate and evocative.
Communication Skills II: Digital Representations This module builds on the drawing, digital imaging and 2D CAD skills you learnt in your previous Communication Skills module. You will study and practice more complex 2D CAD, as well as adding forms of digital imaging to explore video-based representations. You will also be introduced to the basics of digital fabrication, creating physical models from CAD and other digital files. The work is practical in nature and is designed to provide you with skills-based learning that supports and reinforces studio design work.
Design: Inhabitation This module introduces a dynamic process of investigation and analysis in design thinking and solving practical problems, whilst building on skills and consolidating techniques developed in the first term. Projects in this module will explore more complex public sites and programmes and, where appropriate, will engage with real clients in form of live projects. The projects will be located within an existing site, introducing you to survey techniques and asking you to design a scheme in response to a specific context. You will be encouraged to develop and test a design process through multiple iterations, working from initial site analysis, concept and programme development towards the complexity and detail required to inform a final proposal.

The first project ‘Designing for People’ introduces you to the knowledge and skills required to understand how the interior spaces we design affect and enhance the experience of the occupation.
Design: Spatial Investigation This module begins a series of studio projects throughout the year that develop your abilities in the interior design process from generating ideas through to detailed resolution. You will experience the fundamental processes of design through understanding existing contexts and devising appropriate narrative and spatial proposals.
Global Perspectives This is a University-wide common module, which facilitates interpersonal, intercultural and trans-disciplinary learning for all Year 1 students enrolled on Regent’s degree programmes. The module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages you to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, to cross the physical and intellectual borders of your degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares you for your subsequent studies by familiarising you with the resources available to meet your lifelong learning needs.
Interior Histories I: Close Looking Through a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and visits, you are introduced to chronological histories of the interior and architecture based on a thematic range of design principles that have resulted in its evolution across time and place. The module engages your abilities to look closely at the world around you, so as to develop a rich design vocabulary from both the past and the present: and to recognise different perspectives on, and experiences of built space. This will be done by developing looking and writing skills, to build up observation and investigation skills, central to both history and theory and to the design studio.
Interior Histories II: Experiencing Interiors Through a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and visits, you will develop a deep understanding of the poetic and practical qualities of different interiors through history. This is done by investigating some key London domestic interiors, supported by lectures that provide a contextual history of both interior design/architecture and the development of the interior design profession.

BA (Hons) Interior Design – Year 1 (Elective modules)

Module Title Overview
Digital Photography
Fashion Drawing This module introduces you to drawing the fashion figure and garments for communication and illustration of fashion design. You will learn to draw the body considering proportions, head, hands and feet as well as representing movement.
Genre Short Film On completion of this module, you will be able to plan, shoot and edit a short film; possess a broad understanding of the short film as a genre; and its constraints and potential. In
addition, you will be responsible for aspects of directing, performing, shooting and editing your group production, thus acquiring valuable co-operative skills for future writers, creatives and producers in an increasingly demanding industry. You will gain an understanding of the importance of mise-en-scène, location, sound, camera angle, blocking, movement and
cutting in the visual adaptation of a script idea. Finally, post-production and editing will explore the full potential of conceptualising and evaluating your completed project.

In studying different film genres, you will develop an understanding of how different forms of genre drama require different skills and approaches. You will begin to understand how different genre dramas approach storytelling and in the area of group film-making, you will need to develop specialisms within specific roles and become adept at team work.
Design: Creative ReUse in London This is a studio based module, which aims to develop your abilities in the interior design process: from generating ideas to detailed resolution. You will be introduced to the fundamental processes of design through understanding existing contexts and devising appropriate narrative and spatial proposals. The reuse and re-invention of existing buildings is one of the central activities of the interior designer. To work with what already exists by adapting and transforming it for a new context and use. This is especially important in London, a constantly changing city steeped in history, where Edwardian residencies and Victorian warehouses rub shoulders with contemporary skyscrapers. As one of the creative capitals of Europe,
many of the existing spaces have been adapted to accommodate galleries, creative businesses and workshops, artist studios, theatres, etc. This module will introduce you to the different approaches in adaptive reuse, through
lectures and visits to key interiors in London. You will then be given an existing site to explore and asked to develop your own proposal for a creative reuse through drawing and model making.
Interior Histories: Experiencing London Interiors This module develops students deep understanding of the poetic and practical qualities of different interiors throughout history. You'll do this by investigating key London domestic interiors, supported by lectures that provide a contextual history of both interior design/architecture and the development of the interior design profession. The discipline originally grew out of individuals developing expertise in interior furnishings and decoration, many of whom worked for improvements in the design of house and home. Changing approaches to, and styles in, domestic interiors, also tell us a lot about how wider debates around everyday life, culture and society became translated into built space.
Regent’s Connect (language elective) Regent’s Connect is a portfolio of language, cultural and cross-cultural elective modules available to the student community at Regent’s University London. Connect Modules are designed to broaden your education, enhance your CV and give you those extra attributes employers are often looking for. You will gain valuable life skills such as the ability to communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries, you will develop resilience and self-awareness.

In an increasingly interconnected world, knowledge of a foreign language can facilitate transactions and provide skills which are crucial for success in a multicultural environment. Cultural sensitivity and intelligence will enable you to have more rewarding social interaction with people who have a different identity from your own and increase your global career prospects.

BA (Hons) Interior Design – Year 2 (Core modules)

Module Title Overview
Communication Skills III: Rendering and 3D Modelling This module aims to give you a range of advanced digital skills for representation and communication of interior design proposals. You will investigate the narrative details of your work in relation to an identified concept and programme, and develop an understanding of the importance of ‘storytelling’ in developing, representing and communicating design proposals. Areas include 3D digital modelling, rendering and digital fabrication techniques.
Design: Events and Exhibition Throughout the term you will create a real-world event design that takes into account the site, context, brief, event planning and associated design elements - such as refreshment and relaxation facilities, exhibition stand design and promotional elements. You will be asked to design the end-of-year exhibition for final year students on the BA (Hons) Interior Design at Regents University London. You and your fellow students will be responsible for organising the building, installation and management of this event in the second part of the design module.
Design: Design: ReHab and ReUse In this module you will develop your explorations of how to creatively and positively intervene into existing buildings. This is the central activity of the interior designer - to work with what already exists, by adapting and transforming it for a new context and use. The site(s) and brief for the module will vary each year, with an emphasis on exploration of commercial programmes, such as retail, leisure or offices. If appropriate, the brief will be a Live Project.
Interior Theories: Design Philosophies This module aims to expand your comprehension of design and the design process that positively informs your practice. Through the module, you will develop your research and analytical writing skills to also support your understanding of interior design and its practice.
Practice & Theory This module consists of three parts. Part one aims to build your understanding of the diverse
design community which you will be entering at the end of your studies and asks you to
consider where, within it, you might locate yourself in the future. You will be introduced to the
different kinds of jobs and roles available across interior design and be encouraged to reflect
on your own preferred practice and/or study direction, These reflections will assist you as
you consider how you might investigate your personal interest further in your design projects
and dissertation in Level 6.

BA (Hons) Interior Design – Year 2 (Elective modules)

In addition, you'll need to choose one elective module from the list below, subject to availability:

Module Title Overview
Communication Skills IV: Digital Skills for Storytelling This module aims to introduce you to advanced digital representational techniques, focused on digital film and animation as a tool for spatial storytelling.

You will develop a project that explores two different approaches to representation and communication: film and animation, and complex digital fabrication. Each of these techniques will enable you to develop your abilities to communicate, thoughtfully and creatively, composed messages about the qualities of interior space, structure and form. Your work will be informed by in-depth study and analysis of how designers and others use film-making, animation and both virtual and physical model-making to communicate an underpinning narrative.
Bodies, Spaces and Objects: Action Research This module explores a variety of ways to interpret and analyse the inter-relationships between bodies, spaces and objects. It asks how design affects people’s lives by introducing contemporary research across visual and material culture, informed by subjects such as history, sociology, anthropology and psychology. The module enables engagement with, and debates about, how buildings, spaces and objects might be re-read and therefore understood in different and new ways, depending upon what set of ideas and approaches you draw on for such an analysis. It considers how design operates globally in consumer societies, as well as having the potential to make a difference.

You will work together around the development and publication of a themed pamphlet, combining different kinds of writing and illustration.
Design: Creative ReUse in London This is a studio based module, which aims to develop your abilities in the interior design process: from generating ideas to detailed resolution. You will be introduced to the fundamental processes of design through understanding existing contexts and devising appropriate narrative and spatial proposals. The reuse and re-invention of existing buildings is one of the central activities of the interior designer. To work with what already exists by adapting and transforming it for a new context and use. This is especially important in London, a constantly changing city steeped in history, where Edwardian residencies and Victorian warehouses rub shoulders with contemporary skyscrapers. As one of the creative capitals of Europe,
many of the existing spaces have been adapted to accommodate galleries, creative businesses and workshops, artist studios, theatres, etc. This module will introduce you to the different approaches in adaptive reuse, through
lectures and visits to key interiors in London. You will then be given an existing site to explore and asked to develop your own proposal for a creative reuse through drawing and model making.
Regent’s Connect (language elective) Regent’s Connect is a portfolio of language, cultural and cross-cultural elective modules available to the student community at Regent’s University London. Connect Modules are designed to broaden your education, enhance your CV and give you those extra attributes employers are often looking for. You will gain valuable life skills such as the ability to communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries, you will develop resilience and self-awareness.

In an increasingly interconnected world, knowledge of a foreign language can facilitate transactions and provide skills which are crucial for success in a multicultural environment. Cultural sensitivity and intelligence will enable you to have more rewarding social interaction with people who have a different identity from your own and increase your global career prospects.

BA (Hons) Interior Design – Year 3 (Core modules)

Module Title Overview
Design: Site, Research and Initial Investigations You will learn to develop conceptual ideas and project intentions in response to an overall theme and have the opportunity to investigate and test an aspect of these through one or several detailed design investigations. This module concentrates on site investigation, concept exploration and research: providing you with an opportunity to demonstrate your learning, creativity and professionalism through the development of a final design project of appropriate scale
and ambition in response to an existing site or sites.
Design: Major Project This module provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your learning from the rest of the programme through the development of a single design project of appropriate scale and ambition. You will work independently to develop the design concept, programme and strategic decisions established in Term one, into complex and resolved spatial transformations within an existing context. The Major Project provides an opportunity for you to focus on your personal interest and ambitions as a designer and to create a body of work preparing you for professional practice or postgraduate studies.
Dissertation: Research and Development You are required to embark on an intense process of investigation, reflection, and writing in order to produce a 6,000 word illustrated dissertation. In the first term, you are required to choose and develop a research topic and immerse yourself in an area that has specific interest to you relating to an aspect of architecture, interiors, and design. This research informs the work undertaken in your Major Project, which leads to the creation of the final design project. Following the submission of a formal proposal document, you will develop a first draft of at least 3,000 words comprising an introduction, literature review and some chapter outlines.
Final Dissertation Building on your research, development and draft writing in your first term, you will complete a 6,000 word illustrated
dissertation. This will include a substantial conclusion that draws themes together and answers the research questions you have set yourself. This research informs the work undertaken in Major Project Design.
Professional Practice This module aims at building an understanding of the administrative, financial and marketing issues involved in setting up your own design business. You will have the opportunity to create a brand idea and graphic identity and develop your abilities to compete successfully
in this market internationally. You will develop different types of oral and visual communication skills, aimed at different types of audiences you might encounter as a designer. You'll be required to consider the client (in a Practice Profile and Client Pitch); the business context (in a Business Plan); and a potential future employer (in an online portfolio).
Technology and Sustainability This module focuses on the development of your understanding of important technical and legal requirements as a professional designer. Within this module you will identify and
develop technological and environmental aspects of your individual design project, in order to support the design development of the Major Project from the initial design strategy to the final detailed resolution. It aims to emphasise that technology and sustainability are integral to every
aspect and at every scale of a design project, from the impact of environmental, economic and social conditions of the site on the initial design strategy and programme, to the relationship with the host building, to the materiality and construction of the proposal and down to the minute detail of the door handle.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

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That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

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Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

  • Apply online
  • Apply through UCAS  (The Regent’s UCAS code is R18)

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to [email protected].

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

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

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies.

For further information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

 

Fees

Foundation Year Tuition Fees

£12,000 per annum

Annual Programme Degree Level Fees

£18,500 per annum

Non-refundable advance deposits

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students deposit: £4,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme. You will also need to budget for materials that you will use for garment construction during the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating annual fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • Fees for the foundation level year are lower than fees for the subsequent BA programme. As you progress to the full BA programme after the foundation year, your fees will increase (see above for the September 2020 entry fee to give a guide price)
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • All fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory Study Period Abroad, for one or two semesters. No SPA can be undertaken in the United States.
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please  email the IPO office, [email protected] or [email protected] before applying for a programme with an SPA module.

Teaching and assessment

As a small university, we centre our teaching around your individual goals – identifying the skills and support you need to thrive. Small, interactive classes ensure you’ll have a high level of contact with tutors, enabling you to develop your individual strengths and interests.  

Teaching staff

You'll learn from academic staff who live and breathe fashion and design, offering new insights into the latest trends and the chance to apply your learning practically. 

They include designers, illustrators, model-makers, architects, PRs, communications professionals and photographers who continue to work in this diverse and flourishing sector alongside teaching. Their knowledge and experiences ensure your classes are shaped by current industry practices and reflect the changing agendas of the fashion and design industry. You'll also benefit from guest speakers, such as:

  • Mobile Studio Architects
  • StoreyStudio
  • Assa Studio Ltd
  • Digital Forming
  • Threefold Architects
  • Matt Driscoll
  • Aware Design
  • Studio SPOON
  • AIS Workplace
  • Knox Bhavan Architects 

You’ll also be assigned a personal tutor who’ll help you to build a bespoke programme that reflects your passions and future career. 

Practical learning

You'll engage in exciting learning experiences that encourage collaboration and self-expression – working with others on design work in the studio and benefiting from skills sessions on the likes of drawing and CAD.

  • Design and promote new spaces
  • Draw inspiration from London's history & architecture  
  • Build models in our workshop
  • Collaborate on designs and projects
  • Join industry placements 
  • Connect and expand your network 

You’ll also work on live projects commissioned and evaluated by real companies and local communities – gaining a deeper understanding of the industry and building valuable connections. Previous student collaborations include:

  • The Zoological Society London 
  • Camden Council 
  • MICA Architects 
  • Marylebone Parish 

On campus, you'll be able to access our collaborative workspaces and industry-standard resources, including:

  • Professional design studios 
  • Wood/model-making workshop 
  • Photography and TV studios
  • Mac and PC labs with industry software  
  • AutoCAD lab with plotter
  • Laser cutter and 3D printers

As well as spending time in our studio spaces, you'll take field trips to some of London’s best-known museums, galleries and fashion archives.

Events & opportunities

Studying in the city gives you the chance to get involved with a wide variety of campaigns, collaborations and events (such as Dezeen Design Festival) and you’ll be encouraged to regularly visit exhibitions, enter competitions and join internships – developing new relationships and gaining first-hand experience. 

Regent’s hosts annual Fashion and Interior Design showcases on campus each year – an exciting opportunity for you to showcase your final projects and collections to friends, family and industry contacts. Both events are designed and built by second year students, teaching practical project management skills, and use professional models and creative directors.

Contact hours and expected workload

There are 200 learning hours per 20 credit module.

Academic Calendar

Methods of assessment

This course focuses entirely on coursework, with no exams. Instead, your skills and knowledge will be assessed through practical work, presentations, projects, group work, portfolios, pitches, peer assessments, reports and drawings and models – as well as essays, reflective writing and written analyses on aspects of the industry. 

Students with disabilities

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability team as early as you can, to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Minimum entry requirements for Level 3 students

One of the following qualifications: 

  • 5 GCSEs at grade A-C or equivalent
  • US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 
  • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications.

English Language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

Regent's English Proficiency Test (REPT)

We provide an online English diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Proficiency Test (REPT). This test must be booked in advance. To find out more information and to book a test, please visit the REPT page. The REPT test is currently free of charge.

Careers

You'll participate in a wide range of industry-focused events, activities and collaborations while you're at Regent's – providing inspiration and opportunities for you to network and forge professional relationships with industry experts.

Graduate with the skills, creativity and confidence to create spaces that positively impact those who use them – prepared for a career spanning sectors including commercial, residential and retail design. As well as becoming interior designers and architects, you can work in related fields such as product, furniture, landscape and set design.

Using our strong links with industry experts and showcasing students’ work at external events, we've helped graduates gain positions at a number of highly-regarded design agencies including Squire & Partners, AIS Workplace, FutureBrand, Household, Dalziel & Pow and MoreySmith.

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Siddhi Ghodgaonkar

Siddhi Ghodgaonkar
'I wanted to explore the world of design – creating spaces to enrich lives. This course is structured in a practical way, providing a myriad of knowledge, from interior design to exhibition design to setting up a design practice in the future'. Siddhi Ghodgaonkar, BA (Hons) Interior Design student

Mia Tsujimura Hjaere, Japan

Mia in one of Regent's design studios
'We're taught by the most inspiring and creative tutors. They motivate you to challenge yourself every day and know how to bring out your unique creativity and make it shine'. Mia Tsujimura Hjaere, BA (Hons) Interior Design alumna
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Hear from Dennis

Dennis Maloney
'We operate very small class sizes, with a great team who have a wide range of experience. More than that, their energy and enthusiasm enables students to participate in so many different competitions, exhibitions and live projects' Dennis Maloney, Director (Content) Fashion & Design