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Hugh Baird College

Interior and Spatial Design with optional Integrated Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: A83S

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Art & Design Studies, Design Investigation, Specialism Skills and Drawing and Image Communication, giving you the opportunity to explore a range of design practices before progressing to Year One of the Foundation Degree in your chosen specialism.

On the Foundation Degree you will gain a range of technical knowledge which you will combine with your creativity in order to produce ideas that challenge contemporary design drawing on historic interior design practice and design history.

Unique to the course is its focus on the diverse retail and leisure industries, allowing you to showcase relevant and engaging retail interior designs with the wider social and leisure spaces associated with great retail centres. This may be in the form of retail locations (high street stores, malls, shopping centres, boutique stores and department stores), leisure spaces (bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels) or public spaces.

This is a creative discipline that will encourage you to expand the boundaries of current design thinking to create new experiences and relationships between technology, people, space and places. As you develop, you will be encouraged and supported to explore your own personal design style.

You will further be encouraged to develop an individual and unique approach to design, which will allow you to question the function and visual potential of our interior environments. The journey will explore historical and contemporary design in order to influence you in creating thought out and functional concepts.

You will build an awareness of digital technology and how it may underpin design concepts in order to create contemporary spaces that engage with the emerging digital society we now occupy. The embedding of digital media will allow you to explore and manipulate the tone, mood and function of contemporary commercial interiors.

Modules

You will study a range of core modules, including:
Foundation Entry year:
• Art & Design Studies
• Design Investigation
• Specialism Skills
• Drawing and Image Communication

FdA Year 1:
• Design for Commercial Interiors
• Historical Contextual Studies
• Digital Solutions
• Drawing and Modelling
• Digital Media for Interiors

FdA Year 2:
• Interior Design Studies
• Contemporary Contextual Studies
• Digital Solutions
• Professional Practice
• Advanced Model Making

NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our design-related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our design-related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.

Assessment methods

The following activities are used for assessment:
• Written assessments
• Research, development and final project work
• Student portfolio
• Presentations
• Exhibitions
• Practical work
• Visually enriched and written log/journals
• Essays
• Blogs
• Pitches
• Live projects
• Personal development portfolio

Tuition fees

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£6,000
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England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

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Department:

FACULTY OF DESIGN INDUSTRIES

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