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Interior Design

BA (Hons)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2023
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years per year
  • Fee: £20,500
  • UCAS code: A026
  • Study abroad: Optional

The following course information is for students applying for entry in September 2023. If you're looking to start a similar course in September 2022, please refer to this page

Overview

We believe that good design positively affects everyday lives and can be of vital importance in creating a better and more sustainable future for all. This degree teaches you the importance of location, context and client –preparing you for a fast-paced, professional career in interior design.

Examining both public and private spaces, you’ll 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. You’ll develop your own personal approaches and learn to create spaces that improve the lives of those who use them.

You'll learn a broad range of methods and principles central to contemporary interior design and 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. 

As you explore multiple ways of investigating design problems, through words, images, drawings and making, you'll enhance your creativity, confidence, design ability, capacity for innovation and future potential. Everything you learn will enable you to develop your personal style and ambition as a designer, and help you to go onto professional practice in employment, your own practice or further study in a variety of national and international contexts.

Industry-focused in London

London is recognised as one of the world’s design capitals and is home to some of the industry’s most important brands, agencies and events. You’ll be well placed to draw inspiration from the city's history and iconic architecture, and get involved with a wide variety of collaborations and events.

Your studies will be enhanced by field trips to museums, galleries and exhibitions, as well as guest talks from industry experts. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate on live briefs with real clients – proposing inventive and thought provoking design solutions for existing London sites, while considering their history, architecture and environmental impact. Recent collaborations include:

  • Zoological Society London  Camden Council  
  • MICA Architect
  • Marylebone Parish

You'll be part of a stimulating creative community, preparing you for your future career.

View our 2021 Regent's Showcase

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Integrated Foundation option

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study.   

It's structured around discipline knowledge, with extra modules that introduce you to the transferable skills you'll need at degree level and beyond – giving you a solid grounding in both management principles and business skills.

Once you've successfully completed your Foundation year, you'll be able to progress to any of our business, social sciences, humanities or media undergraduate courses.

Building on this foundation, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen course.

This course is subject to validation.

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply, and we can issue a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

There's still time to submit an application. 

Step 1: Apply

Upload supporting documents

You can upload supporting documents when you apply. If you don't, please email them to [email protected] straight after you complete your application. 

  • 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'll benefit from the course, what contributions you'll 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 to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, 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

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 courses, 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 an online call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3: Accept 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: Register 

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 before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register.

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 more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee: £20,500 per year

Non-refundable advance deposit 

  • UK students: £1,000
  • Non-UK students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

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?

Fees cover the cost of tuition. You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library holds a limited number of copies of core textbooks 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 course.

Course materials and study costs 

During your time on the BA (Hons) Interior Design course, some materials are provided and you may need to purchase other specific equipment and materials in order to support your studies. You will be provided with a list of materials when you join the course. These materials will form part of the essential tools for your studies and future employment.  

The following course-related costs are indicative only and may vary according to the nature of the module, project brief and in relation to your specific intentions for each of your projects: 

  • Level 4 (Year 1) art materials and equipment, model making material and tool costs – approximately £250 per year. 
  • Level 5 (Year 2) art materials and equipment, specialist materials for the 3D and digital fabrication workshop – approximately £300 per year. 
  • Level 6 (Year 3) Final Major Project and Portfolio costs, depending on the individual work generated – approximately between £400 to £500 per year. 
  • You will be involved in study trips in London where you will be able to explore your subject within the city. The costs of compulsory visits to museums and galleries, study trips and site visits in the UK are included in the fees.  

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 fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study commencing in September
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • 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 University 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

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

You'll acquire new skills, develop your existing skills and learn how to approach the subject critically – using your designs to explore your views on issues like sustainability, while developing your own philosophy: focusing on the areas that interest you most.

Contact hours: Years 1 and 2: 16-18 hours per week. Year 3: no less than 16 hours per week.

Teaching Staff

You'll be taught by academics and guest speakers who live and breathe design, each with a wealth of experience and strong industry links. They include designers, illustrators, photographers and architects who continue to work in this sector alongside teaching. Their knowledge and experiences ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices and reflect the fast-changing agendas of the design industry.

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and support your personal and professional development. 

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, model making, digital fabrication (spending this time in the studio, 3D workshop, CAD lab and library), as well as visits to galleries and exhibitions in central London.

Method of Assessment

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

Disability Support

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

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Entry requirements: Level 4 (Year 1) entry

The minimum entry requirement for Level 4 students is: 

  • one of the following qualifications:  

    • Two GCE A-levels at grade A-C 

    • 24 points in the International Baccalaureate 

    • US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 PLUS one of the following (applicants with a very strong GPA can be academically referred at the AOI’s discretion): 

    • two AP tests with an average grade of 3 

    • two SAT II (Subject Tests) with a minimum score of 500 in each section 

    • SAT I (Reasoning Tests) with a minimum score of 1650 (550 in each section) 

    • ACT with a composite score of 23 (20 in each section) 

    • Dual Enrolment and College credits (1st Year) - 20 credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

  • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Manual and UK NARIC 

  

  • minimum English language proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent): 

Qualification 

Subject 

Grade 

GCSE* 

English language 

C (4) 

IB SL or HL* 

English 

US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)* 

Cumulative GPA 

2.5 

IELTS* 

Academic 

6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component 

*qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UKVI for Non EU/EEA nationals 

Portfolio review

After you submit your application, you’ll be asked to present your design portfolio – an edited body of work showcasing your own research, ideas, development, processes and finished pieces. This might include sketchbook pages, digital images, physical models, drawings, renderings, 3D/material experimentation, etc. It can also include work you've made outside of school. We’d like to see at least three different projects, responding to your own research. This allows us to assess your experience, creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.

Please note – you don’t need to upload your portfolio as part of your application. If you successfully meet our academic requirements, it will be requested by an academic at interview stage.

Read our guidance for preparing your portfolio.

Student 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 Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

Graduate with the skills, creativity and confidence to create spaces that positively impact those who use them – prepared for a career spanning variety of sectors including commercial, residential and retail design.

As well as becoming interior designers and architects, Regent’s alumni have gone on to work in related fields such as product, furniture, landscape, retail, exhibition, branding and set design – working for agencies including Squire & Partners, AIS Workplace, FutureBrand, Household, Dalziel & Pow and MoreySmith.

The Regent's Model

We've designed our curriculum for you. Gain a deeply personalised education, designed for you – an innovator, entrepreneur or future leader. Expand your knowledge, skills, practice and thinking with three building blocks:

  • Subject Core: Gain a deep understanding of your field and learn from academics with significant industry experience.
  • Special Electives: Go beyond your core discipline and gain even more future-focused skills. Regent's Special Electives are available to every Undergraduate student, and designed to be hyper-relevant to the world we live and work in – now and into the future
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship: Take on challenges directly from the world of work. Test your ideas, gain close industry connections, and take on real-world projects – all embedded into your course from day one. Work towards a final project, in which you’ll build and develop your unique idea.

Read more about how you'll learn and view a complete list of Special Electives.

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study. 

Year 1

Subject Core

Interior Design, BA (Hons)
Design: Spatial Investigations This module provides you with an opportunity to explore the fundamental elements of the interior design process through generating ideas to detailed resolution.

In a primary design project, you will investigate notions of private space, while exploring the various stages in which designers engage with real-world problems. You will explore how to develop and test variations of your designs with an emphasis on creativity, ideas generation and the acquisition of drawing and making skills appropriate to interior design, acknowledging that designing is an iterative process.

As you progress through the module, you will be introduced to skills that will help you make appropriate and effective design decisions, developing your creative response to a given problem. The focus of this module will be on demonstrating a creative and critical engagement with the overlapping phases of the design process.
Reading Spaces In this module, you will explore fundamental interior design principles and how these underpin the creation of meaningful and appropriate three-dimensional environments. You will learn to reflect on your work through creative research and critical thinking to communicate your ideas.

You look closely and imaginatively at historic and contemporary spaces, in order to develop your rich design vocabulary. This module will enable you to situate your own work within a contemporary context, by recognising perspectives and experiences of spaces. This will be done by developing methods of looking, writing and drawing, building your skills of observation, investigation and communication.

The module provides intensive introductory techniques in drawing, representation and presentation, helping you to communicate your interior design proposals. You will become familiar with design terminology and learn to effectively communicate with multiple audiences by delivering accurate and evocative representations of spaces.
Design: Inhabitation This module introduces you to a dynamic process of investigation and analysis in design thinking and practical problem solving. You will build on the skills and techniques you have developed previously, designing a more complex spatial proposal that responds to a site, addressing notions of public and community and investigating materiality and construction. The module introduces you to the knowledge and skills required to understand how the interior spaces we design affect and enhance the experience of inhabitation. You will be encouraged to develop a design process through multiple iterations, working from initial site analysis and concept and programme development, towards the complexity and detail required to inform a proposal. You will then develop part of your design to a more detailed level, considering the materials’ qualities and construction, as well as identity, atmosphere and inhabitation.
Representing Spaces This module introduces you to a broad range of communication skills techniques essential for interior designers.

You will develop creative research and critical analytical skills, to reflect on your work, communicating your ideas visually and verbally through experimentation and exploration. The module will introduce you to how wider debates around how everyday life, culture and society can translate into built space, as you practice interpretative skills through writing, drawing and digital imaging.

You will develop a deep understanding of the poetic and practical qualities of spaces and an awareness of modes of interpretation of built space – particularly in perception and experience. The module will provide you with drawing and presentation skills to support and reinforce effective communication of your interior design work.

By practicing representation techniques, you will discover how to effectively represent your design proposals to multiple audiences accurately and evocatively.
Exploring Industry and Entrepreneurship The world of work is changing fast; in some sectors, AR, AI and automation have already mechanised the work environment. New and different jobs are rapidly being created, generating fresh industry-related and entrepreneurial opportunities. Global crises have accelerated trends, causing many sectors to rethink their approaches to work.

This module provides you with an introduction to the changes being experienced, and the scope of real-world professional activities in relation to your course. Teaching will be delivered by your course team, led by subject experts, and tailored to reflect industry and entrepreneurship in your discipline.

You will develop an understanding of how changing local and global trends impact the current and future worlds of work. The focus will be on exploring your industry or sector and its future, with a view to informing your own potential career or entrepreneurial journey.

In this module, you will be supported by the experts in the Careers, Enterprise and Industry services and the university careers platform, Handshake.
Learning Perspectives This module will develop your curiosity around your chosen degree specialism and encourages you to become a collaborative, critical and reflective learner. You will explore different approaches and key debates around learning and develop skills essential for university study.   

Learning from key thinkers across cultures and time, you will examine core questions about how and why we learn the way we do. You will gain understanding through the distinct lens of your subject and by comparison and sharing of ideas with students from all degree areas.    

To evidence your learning journey, you will create responses to key questions on the areas of the module you find most relevant and inspiring. The skills, knowledge and approaches to learning you develop in this module will support your Regent’s journey and assist you in becoming an active part of your university community.  

Common Modules

In Year 1, you can choose a mix of London Perspectives, Global Perspectives and language modules – you'll need to take two in total from the lists below.
London Perspectives (Autumn Term) In the London Perspectives module, you will explore London through multiple perspectives including your own cultural background and degree discipline. Taking the city as a learning ground, you will learn about London with a historical and contemporary focus through your degree subject (for example business, arts, fashion and media) and interact with the cultures of London through their symbols and neighbourhoods to investigate their impact on London over time. Using teasers inspired by the city of London (for example, a 'Brick Lane' extract, a segment of a visual product, a music extract), you will consider what makes London a world city. You will go on field trips and visit relevant venues in mixed-group activities where you act as guides to your cultures and/or subject, thereby fostering collaborative learning. The module uses London to explore what may unite, rather than divide, our areas of study. Topics and trips include multicultural London, Roman London, financial London and London of fashion and music. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Global Perspectives (Spring Term) For Language modules, please refer to the list on the course page below. Through this module’s challenges you will complete a number of practical group tasks inspired by contemporary intercultural, political and social issues, and by the concept of global citizenship. You will work with peers to propose and present solutions to dilemmas and global issues. In the first half of the term, groups will be divided based on disciplines and courses of study; in the second half, you will re-group with students from other disciplines. Throughout the collaboration, you will be asked to reflect individually, and to evaluate the benefits and limitations of specific disciplinary approaches versus the potential for creative solutions when working with students across disciplines. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Language Modules
Languages (Grades 1-6) – available Autumn and Spring Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level in every term.

Languages provide you with tools to understand and imagine new worlds and communicate with others. Learning a language opens the door to cultures beyond your own and allows you to bridge the gap between communities and build connections for your life and your career. 


At Regent’s, you will learn languages differently. You will learn in a highly practical way, in order to develop skills for authentic communication. At Regent’s, you will receive individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and learn through collaboration and innovative teaching methodologies.  

  

Whether you want to start learning a new language, develop existing proficiency or prepare yourself to study abroad, these modules will help you develop a multilingual identity.   
Advanced Language for Professionals (Grade 7)  – available Autumn or Spring If you want to work in international or multilingual environments and you already have a higher intermediate level of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, this module is for you.  

You will learn to apply your existing language skills to the workplace and acquire the practical and linguistic tools to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively in multicultural professional settings.  

Learning in small groups, you will gain knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken and of their work practices and will apply that knowledge to tasks that resemble those in the workplace. You will also develop job-specific linguistic and cross-cultural skills and explore contemporary forms of communication at professional levels. 

Immersed in a unique classroom environment that embodies Regent’s cosmopolitan character, you will experience individual attention in a supportive atmosphere, learn through innovative teaching methodologies and develop your multilingual professional identity. 

Business English: Professional Writing – available Autumn or Spring Every professional journey will benefit from enhanced writing skills allowing you to express yourself and persuade others.  Classes provide opportunities to create written texts (such as work emails, letters, proposals and reports) while developing understanding of writing as a process and how to adapt writing for diverse audiences and purposes. At the same time, you will also consider the impact of choices around tone, style, formality and other key language aspects.  

This module offers a memorable experience of professional writing, harnessing technology use (such as digital word lists, text analysers) and formative feedback, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.  

As a result, you will be ready to apply what you learn to tasks on this module in your university course or career. You may only take this module once.
Business English/Advanced Business English  – available Autumn or Spring For every prospective 21st century professional, higher-level business English skills are indispensable.  

Whether you study acting or psychology, business or fashion design, this module will develop business English knowledge (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, to enhance your fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness as a global communicator.   You may only take these module once.

Classes provide opportunities to engage in motivating linguistic challenges (such as discussions, presentations and reports). You will select and introduce business topics of interest and enjoy multiple opportunities for formative feedback, all within a small group, supportive classroom atmosphere.   

This module offers an inclusive, innovative and memorable language learning experience, optimising technology use (online business news and sources of current affairs) and harnessing your multicultural and/or multilingual identities.

The sessions will encourage you to reflect throughout, helping to improve confidence through tasks designed to showcase the full range of business English skills required for success in your future career.   

Advanced Spanish through Film (Grade 8)  – available Autumn or Spring Comics, films, social media posts...we live in a multimodal world where information is conveyed through combinations of visual, written, and spatial modes. If you already have a higher intermediate level of Spanish and wish to develop an ability to understand how images are created and ‘read’, this module is for you. Through close study of a range of films and television series produced in Latin America and Spain, you will enhance your understanding of the sociocultural reality of those countries. You will become familiar with the multimodal framework and apply it to the analysis of audio-visual texts. You will also acquire practical and linguistic tools to discuss and analyse in Spanish, and with a certain level of complexity, any audio-visual product. In addition to expanding on your existing linguistic skills, this module will help you develop new and highly valuable media literacies that can be easily transferred to your subject.

Year 2

Subject Core

Interior Design
Design: Events This module provides you with an opportunity to develop a real-world event design that considers the site, context, brief, event planning and associated design elements.

Working independently and as a team, you will develop your design skills through making and drawing at a range of scales, from initial concept to full scale prototyping.

You will learn about working professionally and accurately within realistic constraints such as cost, regulations, site and end-user requirements. The module encourages you to engage with construction and materials at a very detailed level, exploring the implications of recycling and sustainability within your proposal.
Narrative Spaces This module will enhance your understanding of the design process. You will expand your abilities in effective communication, creative research, critical thinking and professional skills. You will be exposed to the diverse ways in which designers think about and represent their work to help develop your philosophy and approach to interior design.

You will investigate the narrative details of your work in relation to an identified concept and programme, developing an understanding of the importance of storytelling in representing and communicating design proposals.

The module provides you with skills-based learning that supports and reinforces quality design work. It enables you to integrate a range of representational techniques to effectively communicate the narrative details of your design proposals, accurately, evocatively and appropriately for multiple audiences.
Design: Adaptation This module provides you with an opportunity to develop your design explorations and to creatively and positively intervene with an existing building by transforming it for a new context and use. The site(s) and brief for the module will vary, with an emphasis on exploration of commercial programmes, such as retail, leisure or workspace.

The module will allow you to explore and create your own detailed programme of inhabitation and develop conceptual design ideas and inventive spatial strategies. This builds directly on the knowledge and skills gained previously, enabling you to practice and integrate these within the context of a challenging problem and complex situation. Once you have established and tested an overall design proposal for the site, you will develop a part of your design to a more detailed level, considering sustainability, materials, technology, junctions, ergonomics and light.
In Year 2, you will also choose one of the following Experiencing Industry & Entrepreneurship modules:
Entrepreneurial Challenge Regent’s University London has been quoted as the UK university with the highest density of business founders. In this module, you will develop entrepreneurial thinking about how to grow your own or others’ entrepreneurial ideas.

You will have the freedom to choose between a range of entrepreneurial challenges and explore enterprise opportunities. In doing so, you will develop your own concepts and create an entrepreneurial plan. In collaboration with others, you will develop your entrepreneurial ideas through creative thinking, research and evaluation.

At the end of the module, you will pitch your idea, bringing your concepts closer to an exciting reality. If you have true ambitions to become a founder, the module will also prepare you to complete an individual entrepreneurial project in your final year.
Placement This placement module gives you the opportunity to experience industry and entrepreneurship in an external organisation. Through an immersive piece of work, either within or outside of your discipline, you will apply your knowledge and intellectual and practical skills to real life challenges to develop a critical appreciation of how an organisation operates and evolves.

These insights, skills and knowledge will not only prepare you for your next level of study, but they will also help you to build the attributes required to realise your future ambitions after graduation.
Industry Challenge In this module, you will experience the challenge and pace of the world of work through a real world or live project, chosen from a menu of industry scenarios. This will give you an insight into the culture, practices and commercial contexts of an industry, field or sector within which the project is situated.

The focus of this immersive experience will be on process, as you engage in team building, collaboration and project management, researching and testing concepts and presenting your concepts to address the industry challenge.

The module will support your personal and professional development so that, when you move into the final year of your course, you will be equipped to complete a significant individual project of your choice.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

Year 3

Subject Core

Interior Design
Design: Exploration This module provides you with an opportunity to engage in creative problem solving, as you develop a detailed design response to a given brief and an existing site.

The module will relate to the work undertaken in Major Project I, allowing you to explore some of the conceptual, programmatic and site-specific ideas you are developing this term through a design intervention.

You will be encouraged to experiment and to develop your individual design language, in preparation for your final design project in Term 2, building on the learning, creativity and professionalism you have acquired over the last two years.

You will be encouraged to explore your design ideas at a detailed level, focussing on materials, inhabitation and spatial experience. You will continue to develop your analogue and digital communication skills and will be challenged to continuously consider your position as a responsible designer.
Design: Realisation This module is run in conjunction with Major Project II. It provides you with an opportunity to focus on a detailed part of the final design proposal you are creating.

Through iterative testing, rigorous critical research and experimental explorations, you will investigate how your design ideas and concepts can be translated into resolved, real-world propositions. This will include material exploration, consideration of construction and fabrication, detailing, user experience and environmental impact. You will be encouraged to explore innovative and inventive solutions, which will push your individual design proposals and define your individual language as a future designer.

Supported by workshops and tutorials, you will build on the wide range of drawing and making skills you have been developing, including digital modelling and fabrication, to communicate and curate your work in a professional manner.
Major Project l The Major Project is the culmination of your studies. You will study Major Project I in the first term of your final year and Major Project II in the second. Each module comprises 20 credits. Together, the two modules form one project.

The Major Project is a substantial piece of work, drawing on your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning about industry and entrepreneurship. You will have the freedom to design a self-directed project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

In Major Project I, you will start the term developing a proposal for your Major Project, supported by your tutors. Following your proposal, you will begin work on your Major Project, learning through individual or group supervision, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project.
Major Project II Major Project II is the second Major Project module in your final year. Following the research and development you undertook in Major Project I, you will realise and complete your work in Major Project ll.

The Major Project is your opportunity to apply your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning around industry and/or entrepreneurship to a topic of your choice. Through the Major Project, you can realise your ambitions as you prepare to graduate with work that illustrates your aspirations.

You will learn through individual or group supervisions, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to the work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

If you are working on an entrepreneurial project for your Major Project, you may be able to join the Founders Programme, which supports students and graduates interested in starting their own business with tailored guidance, coaching, mentoring, and access to experiential bootcamps and live events.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions.
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

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BA (Hons) Interior Design

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‘From day one we’ve been immersed in the world of design – trips, exhibitions, live projects and industry talks. This helped me to discover the range of disciplines available to me and encouraged me to define my own approach.’ Siddhi Ghodgaonkar, BA (Hons) Interior Design student

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'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, BA (Hons) Interior Design student

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'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) Interior Design

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