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Interior Architecture and Design (including foundation year)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You will be required to have: English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

32

At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

You may also need to…

Present a portfolio

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Interior design and architecture

**Why study this course?**

Our Interior Architecture and Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio of work, while developing the skills necessary to begin an undergraduate degree.

This course is also a gateway into an undergraduate degree if you don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year course.

**More about this course**

This course adopts an innovative approach to teaching, designed to help you explore your capabilities and guide you towards establishing an individual direction within creative practices at London Met.

The intensive foundation year will be shared with other students at our School of Art, Architecture and Design and will help you develop knowledge and skills related to a range of specialist undergraduate degree programmes. In your first term you’ll start by taking part in a range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. The following term will cover spatial and orthogonal drawing, inhabitation, materials, process, modelling, structure, scale and surface.

The subsequent three years of your studies will be shared with students starting their studies on the three-year course. To learn more about the course content during the final three years please visit our Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) course page.

If you’d like to change your specialism following the foundation year, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.

Modules

Modules listed are correct for the current year but may be subject to chang.e Please visit the course page on the university website for more module details.

Foundation year modules:
Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)
Formats (core, 30 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Techniques (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:
Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
Design Principles for Interiors (core, 30 credits)
Interior Materials and Technologies (core, 30 credits)
Spatial Design Development (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:
Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
Design Details (core, 30 credits)
Human Scale (core, 30 credits)
Interior Technologies and Production (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:
Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
Integrated Design Practice (core, 30 credits)
Major Project Realisation: Interior Architecture and Design (core, 30 credits)
Project Design and Development for Interiors (core, 30 credits)

Assessment methods

Your assessments during the four-year course will consist of presentations, illustrated documents, essays, seminar papers tests and a dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£17,110
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,110
per year
International
£17,110
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£17,110
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Aldgate

Department:

The School of Art, Architecture and 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.

85%
med
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

83%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
D
C

After graduation


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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.

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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
55%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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

£19k

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£19k

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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