Studying the essence of human environments and developing strong technical
capabilities lie at the core of the Interior Architecture and Design degree. The
course explores Interior Architecture’s role in society and also provides the
skills necessary for students to practice as Interior Architecture Designers.
Project based work forms the basis of the teaching approach, encouraging
an engagement with creative challenges and the development of exciting
and innovative designs. The course covers a range of Interior Architecture
and Design practices including: sketching, technical drawing, model making,
computer aided design and digital imagery.
Content and Modules
The course modules operate through five different strands: Creation, Explanation, Production, Representation and Performance. The first year introduces the principles and fundamental skills necessary to experiment and develop as an interior architect by triggering, experimenting and developing architectural imagination. The second year encourages exploration in a broader range of disciplines, developing structural and environmental understanding of the principles and contexts involved. Finally the third year provides the freedom and responsibility for students to pursuetheir own individual directions through generating design proposals that develop into a professional portfolio of work.
Project based work forms the basis of the teaching approach, encouraging students to engage with creative challenges and develop exciting and innovative designs. Workshop based modules encourage the immediate engagement of students with the hands-on technical activities required for the practice of interior architectural design. Modules exploring theory and history support and inform the studio activities in a way that stimulates reflective practice.
The course is delivered in a motivational learning atmosphere enabling students to become knowledgeable and capable interior architects. Students are given space to communicate their ideas in seminars and group tutorials and to present their design work to peers. Well equipped workshops provide the opportunity to develop the necessary technical skills.
In addition, there are active links with the design industry through collaborative projects, work placement opportunities, dialogue and debate. These allow students to develop key transferable skills necessary for professional practice.
Students are encouraged to investigate and liaise with all areas of the interior architecture and design industries in order to contextualise study and consider future career options. There are opportunities for internships, industry-based visits and projects which can be credited as part of students' studies.
All assignments reflect the way the industry operates and assessments are based on coursework, practical design projects, seminar presentations and essays (there are no exams).
After the Course
Students graduating from the course will be versatile and well prepared professionals with the specialist skills expected of an interior architect and designer. Transferable skills also allow graduates to consider a range of career paths within the architectural, design and building industries as well as in architectural technology, space planning, environmental consultancy and in the exhibition, touristic or cultural sectors. Alternatively students can progress to related postgraduate level study at University Campus Suffolk.
Interior Architecture & Deisgn
School of Arts and Humanities
University Campus Suffolk
“I'm genuinely loving the course so far, it is well structured and healthily challenging. The modules have cleverly been strategically thought out so that they are all equally stimulating and the tutors have adopted a unique approach to allow myself and my peers to consistently push ourselves to our potential. I'm always happily surprised at the standard of working I'm producing already and every day comes with its own rewards. Thoroughly enjoyable!”
Soha Ayoub, Level 5 student
What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. Read full details of the included and additional costs for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design. Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.