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Interior Design (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Including grade C in Art and Design or related subjects preferred.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Require a HL Art subject at grade 6 and evidence of further experience in Art and Design.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

In a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art.

T Level

M

Grade Merit is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Interior design and architecture

This is a four year degree with inclusive integrated foundation year.

Learn to transform and repurpose spaces on our new Interior Design course.

- Develop design proposals, working across a range of interior spaces such as restaurants, hotels, retail spaces and museums.

- Repurpose existing spaces in the public sphere - finding new uses for old buildings is a key skill.

- Enrich your learning with opportunities for practical work experience.

Our BA (Hons) Interior Design course focuses on existing buildings and spaces, and finding innovative ways to use them.

We'll explore the experiential qualities of the spaces we use every day - lighting, environment, materials, finishes - and how these are used to create mood or ambiance.

As a budding interior designer, you'll apply your design skills to a broad range of interiors, such as hotels, restaurants, exhibitions, retail and shop fitting, offices and commercial premises, museums, and galleries.

**Integrated Foundation Year**
Explore art and design through an integrated Foundation year before you progress onto your chosen BA (Hons) degree.

Evolve. Build your confidence, skills and knowledge in preparation for your undergraduate course.
Develop. Challenge perceptions, make, explore and investigate new territory through active projects.
Realise. Pursue your undergraduate specialism and benefit from scholarships at each level of your BA studies.

We want to ensure that you reach your full potential. That's why we've devised an intensive and experimental Foundation course that develops your art and design abilities in relation to contemporary practice, and introduces you to our exceptional facilities and staff.

You'll enhance your drawing skills, and explore the many materials and processes encountered in art and design practice. As the year progresses, you'll begin to specialise in your chosen discipline, acquiring advanced skills and knowledge in preparation for continued study.

Modules

Year one
Foundation year.

Year two
You'll begin by undertaking projects that cover fundamental skills in observation, measured surveys, and understanding structures.

Year three
You'll continue to design project work, which will require you to develop your drawing, CAD, and model making skills to effectively communicate your ideas and design proposals in presentations and formal critiques.

Year four
In your final year, a project that includes the construction of an element of your design work at full size will enable a more in-depth understanding of construction and the tactile qualities of materials.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% based on coursework, presented at the end of each of the modules. At this point you’ll receive summative feedback, so you’ll know how to improve or develop your work.

Throughout the module, you'll receive formative feedback through individual and/or group tutorials, peer seminar sessions, and group critiques. In many cases, this feedback is received both verbally and in a written format.

All feedback aims to enable you to improve your work, and you'll receive the summative feedback and marks within three weeks of the completed module submission date.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Design

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Interior design and architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Design occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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