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Manchester Metropolitan University

Interior Design

UCAS Code: W250

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.

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Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Design studies

BA (Hons) Interior Design is concerned with the occupation of space, how it is used and importantly, how it is experienced. We promote the understanding and subsequent remodelling of existing spaces, in order to create meaningful interventions.

This course views interior design as a distinct, rigorous practice. Through architectural and design interventions, we engage with collaborative and creative ventures to enhance human interaction with their environment. This can be applied at an architectural scale whilst appreciating the detail and fabrication of objects, surfaces and materials.

The core elements of the course are taught by practising designers and architects, touching on all aspects of interior design such as interior architecture, exhibition design, event /set design or object/element design.

The course advocates the synthesis of this ideology as a creative, rigorous and intellectual process. We value ideas, invention and practical resolution in the creation of new, and often unconventional interior identities. We can create experiential, experimental or functional spaces. We shape environments, generate identities, question programmes, detail objects, design or specify materials and furniture.

Ultimately, we place human involvement with space at the centre of all our endeavours.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- Regular live projects throughout the course which have included exhibition design with Crosby Land Lease Developers, furniture design for The Design Council, office design for McCann Erickson and industry-set briefs for Top Shop and Pret A Manger.

- Opportunities to undertake study trips to key design cities, recent trips have including Berlin, Rotterdam, Chicago, Venice and New York.

- Students have previously participated in exchange visits to Australia, Canada, the USA and Europe.

- Visiting designers and lecturers assist in the course team via lectures, projects and workshops.

- You will take part in Unit X, an innovative unit offered to students across Manchester School of Art; it encourages interdisciplinary study and collaboration on an external-facing project.

**This course is subject to a review which may mean a change to the units of study.**

Modules

You will learn to become an interior designer, learning how to translate, analyse and respond to existing buildings, places and spaces, to make them relevant and effective for human occupation. Year 1 focuses on creativity and developing basic skills. Through studio projects you will explore the notion of 'interior' and the main ideas of design such as idea, form, context, object, narrative, surface and mapping. Contextual studies underpin the studio work, providing lectures, seminars and a ‘toolbar’ of skill sessions such as IT software drawing and modelling skills. By Year 2, you will begin to specialise in your preferred area, taking your ideas and making them more pragmatic. In Year 3, you have the opportunity to work on a major project that is based on your ideas, research and area of specialist interest. Professional experience through all years of the course is facilitated by self-directed work experience, live projects, the collaborative Unit X and experts from industry.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Design

TEF rating:
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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.

81%
med
Design studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

56%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Design occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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