Undergraduate programmes

Interior Design

BA (Hons)

Learn to design creative spaces that improve people's lives.

Years
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameInterior Design
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • UCAS Code8P64
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration3 years
  • Tuition fees£17,500 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2019
  • Future start dateSeptember 2020
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Interior Design at Regent's allows you to gain a deep understanding of built spaces and to design for people and their needs. You'll learn to exercise your creativity and design spaces that improve the lives of the people who use them.

The programme covers a range of public and private spaces, considering them from a variety of angles, including:

  • Historical
  • Social
  • Ethical
  • Environmental
  • Architectural

The programme will introduce you to interior design principles, practices, styles and professional standards. You will explore the importance of location and context, and learn how to create spaces that meet the requirements of its users.

You will then learn how to apply these to a brief, choosing the best materials, tools and techniques. This includes the skills you need to effectively communicate with employers and clients.

The programme is industry-focused. This means that you will be taught by expert practitioners and spend time working on real-world briefs and live competitions. You'll visit the studios of practicing designers and have the chance to attend industry-insight lectures.

You'll also be taught the drawing and making skills you'll need to succeed in industry. You'll use our dedicated studio space, which includes:

  • 3D printer
  • Laser cutter
  • Wood working equipment

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Examples of students' work

For more examples of students' work, have a look at yearbook Issue 1 and Issue 2.

Length

This is a three-year programme, or four years if you begin on the Integrated Design Foundation

Modules 

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Design: Spatial Investigation
  • Interior Histories 1: Close Looking
  • Communication Skills 1: Representing Space, Structure & Form
  • Global Perspectives
  • Design: Inhabitation
  • Interior Histories 2: Experiencing Interiors
  • Communication Skills 2: Digital Skills

Elective Modules

  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Genre Short Film
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Regent's Connect (language elective)

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Design: ReHab ReUse
  • Interior Theories 1: Design Philosophies
  • Communication Skills 3: Rendering and 3D Modelling
  • Design: Events & Exhibition

Elective Modules

  • Communication Skills 4: Digital Skills for Storytelling
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Bodies, Spaces and Objects: Action Research
  • Regent's Connect (language elective)

Year 3

Core Modules

  • Design: Site, Research & Initial Investigations
  • Dissertation: Research and Development
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Design: Major Project
  • Technology & Sustainability
  • Final Dissertation

See module descriptions

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a combination of:

  • Lectures on the history and theory of interior design
  • Hands-on design work in the studio
  • Communications sessions on skills like drawing and auto CAD

Contact hours and expected workload

You will have 15 hours contact time per week that includes studio work, lectures and seminars.

Teaching staff

The programme is taught by a highly-qualified team of industry experts.

Methods of assessment

There are no exams on this programme. Your assessment will be through project work, which will include:

  • Individual tutorials
  • Group critiques
  • Seminar presentations
  • Group discussions

The Major Design Project allows you to demonstrate what you've learnt throughout the programme. You will select a site and develop a strategy for its redevelopment and reuse. This will include producing drawings and models for the final year show.

Disability support

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.

Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

We are based in central London and have strong links with industry. Throughout the programme you will have plenty of opportunities to network with a range of industry professionals. You will get to showcase your work at external events and, in your final year, participate in our show to gain vital industry exposure.

After graduation, you will be equipped to work in a range of interior design disciplines including architecture, retail, exhibition, hospitality, residential and workplace design. You may choose to work within an agency or open your own practice.

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

The Regent’s University London BA (Hons) Interior Design course aims to prepare its students for a creative and professional career across various areas of interior design, both in full-time employment and freelance scenarios. These commonly fall into a number of categories and associated fields as diverse as:

  • Exhibition Design
  • Installation design
  • 3D Design
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Set Design
  • Lighting design
  • Game Design
  • Branding
  • Interior Architecture
  • Designer (within Architecture & Planning practices)
  • Design Consultant

Some students also opt to go onto postgraduate education, or move into associated research or project management fields.

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.

If you are holding A levels, we would typically make you an offer at two A-Levels at Grades A-C.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in Mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent). 

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications. For example, if you are studying the International Baccalaureate, we would make an offer based on your successful completion of the IB Diploma; if you are studying an American High School Diploma, we would make an offer based on a minimum GPA of 2.8 plus two APs at grades 3,3.

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 Fashion & Design degree programme.

Portfolio Review

After the submission of your application you will be asked to present your design work.

Your portfolio is to include an edited body of work with examples of your research, design development process and outcomes. We would like to see at least three different projects, showing a design response to your in-depth and individual research. We are keen to see your design process and not just the final outcome as this will allow us to assess your creative thinking and problem solving abilities. Evidence may be in the form of sketches, research, photographs, drawings, renderings, material experimentation, physical models and can include work you've made outside of your school course work.

Read our guidance for preparing your portfolio.

English requirements

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

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in Reading and Writing and 5.5 or above in Listening and Speaking
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

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.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

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, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

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 admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • 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 note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

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.

Annual programme degree level fee (September 2019 - May 2020)

£17,500

Non-refundable advance deposits

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students deposit: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

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 model making during the programme.

The library holds 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
  • 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
  • As a registered charity, 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

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not 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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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit. 

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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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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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Future Finance loans

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

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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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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19

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

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