BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Program Description

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior architects create the atmosphere and identity of spaces with live, work, rest and play. You will have the opportunity to understand three-dimensional potential, re-modelling existing spaces fit for purposes which could see you working in ambitious ideas in locations across the globe. This course will give you the complete package of skills, knowledge and experience to develop your career as an interior architect.

On this Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) accredited course you will have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake exciting work placement opportunities
  • Benefit from the strong collaborative links with professional practices
  • 98% of our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students are in work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE survey 2015-16)
  • Participate in international study visit in your second year (included in your fees)
  • Work in professional-standard facilities and studios alongside a dedicated model making studio
  • Hear from guest speakers in industry
  • Switch between full-time and sandwich options to suit your requirements
  • Unique opportunities available through NTU's HIVE

We will enable you to discover, develop and define yourself and the space around you. In our studio-based learning environment, you’ll explore space, light and structure while developing hand drawing skills, presentation techniques and a thorough research project.

You will discover the design principles of space, form and order through model making, sketching and the historical movements in interior architecture. You will go on to develop this work through studio-based project work and briefs set by industry before defining briefs and strategies through your design ethos.

What you'll study

Throughout your course, you will familiarise yourself with the principals of design related to architectures and interiors. The projects will be based on real sites and, where possible, client focussed.

How you’re taught

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of formal lectures, supported by smaller group sessions including:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops.

The study group tutorials are structured to replicate team meetings often found in design practices. You will also be involved in self-directed project work.

Your class contact time is approximately ten hours per week. The self-directed, independent study taken outside of timetabled sessions is spent:

  • preparing for lectures
  • undertaking research
  • completing coursework
  • developing your portfolio and undertaking directed reading to expand your knowledge.

Trips and study visits

Our fieldwork and site visits are popular aspects of this course. Recent trips have included visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and international visits to Barcelona and Berlin. These will help you understand and apply what you've learnt in a real world context.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and practical methods. The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of:

  • individual projects
  • reports
  • presentations
  • essays
  • a portfolio.

Careers and employability

98% of our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students are in work or further study six months after graduation (DLHE survey 2015-16)

This course will prepare you to succeed in the interior architecture industry through:

  • work placements
  • working on real projects from industry
  • field work
  • input from industry professionals
  • regularly updated course content.

You will be equipped with core design skills, knowledge and attributes for the rest of your professional career.

Where do Interior Architecture and Design graduates from NTU work?

NTU has a strong architecture alumni community with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies.

Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Foster + Partners
  • Dalziel + Pow
  • Waterbridge Designs
  • Morphos Architects
  • RDYC, New York
  • Hirsh Bedner Associates
  • FITCH
  • Fromental

Where can I work?

Students typically gain placements in interior design agencies across the UK and abroad, including Italy and New York.

Our recent placement students have worked at the following global companies:

  • Dalziel + Pow
  • Sawaya and Moroni, Italy
  • FITCH
  • Atelier, New York
  • Bisset Adams
  • Found Associates
  • Hirsh Bedner Associates
  • Johnson Naylor.

You will find diverse jobs available within the industry and our students have covered the spectrum, including:

  • Interior Designer
  • Design Intern
  • Design Assistant
  • Student Placement Designer.

How are you assessed?

You are required to complete a:

  • minimum of 36 weeks on placement
  • 2,500-word placement report and logbook alongside a presentation. (These will be assessed when you return in Year Four.)

How will I be supported?

The School has a dedicated placement office with a specialist Architecture administrator who will assist you in securing a placement. They will also guide you along the way providing everything you need to know before, during and afterwards.

Gain an extra professional qualification

You will gain a Diploma in Professional Practice upon your successful completion of a 36-week placement. This will help to enhance your CV and boost your career prospects.

Entry requirements

UK

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Submission of work

You will be asked to submit examples of work to showcase your art and design ability. For more information about what we look for in your portfolio, view our portfolio guide video in the tab above.

International

If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course.

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Submission of work

You will be asked to submit examples of work to showcase your art and design ability. For more information about what we look for in your portfolio, download our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design submission of work document.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). You can also visit our foundation courses page if you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification.

Miscellaneous

Location: City site

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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3 - 4 years
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