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Interior Design

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:0,M:45,P:0

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

DMM-DDM

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Interior design and architecture

Overview
Interior Design is an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with the creation of a range of interior environments that articulate identity and atmosphere through the manipulation of volume, the placement of specific elements, such as furniture, and the treatment of both new and existing surfaces.

Why study BA Interior Design at Middlesex University?
The Interior Design programme describes projects that require little or no structural intervention with the existing building. The building is usually retained in it's original architectural condition with the new interior inserted or installed within. It can often have ephemeral and temporal qualities. Interior Design accepts the existing architectural context and evolves new interiors that are sensitively and appropriately responsive.

The programme can also be taken over four years in a sandwich mode that includes a one-year professional placement within the design industry, taken after your 2nd year of study. This enables you to incorporate a substantial professional practice element in your studies, for which you will receive an Advanced Diploma Professional Practice: Interior Architecture & Design at graduation. The programme are highly regarded within both the academic sector and the design industry and, over more than thirty years, have acquired a considerable reputation for providing high quality graduates to the creative industries.

The practice of interiors is frequently described as 'placemaking', which demands an explicit articulation of the functional, physical and experiential relationships between the existing and original, and the new, imagined and sustainable re-use of the built environment. The subject of 'the interior' is explored at Middlesex in two closely related but distinct courses, BA Interior Design and BA Interior Architecture, but both aim to:

Question the meaning and limits of the term 'interior', considering both speculative and real conditions
Develop a dialogue between the old and the new, the real and the imagined, and time and space
Challenge you to experiment and innovate in the processes of creating environments for human occupation
Explore the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the interior and its cultural and historical context
Consider issues relative to temporality and the interior
Promote rigor, professionalism and excellence in the realisation of interior space
Encourage the advancement of our lived-in environments and the way we live and experience them
Further the sustainable/thoughtful use of materials, buildings and cities; promote awareness of ecological issues.

Course highlights

In addition to the three-year full-time course, we offer a four-year sandwich option, incorporating a one-year professional placement recognised by a dedicated Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice qualification
Close links with commercial practice, and equal emphasis on employability, design creativity and intellectual rigour
The specialist technical and study facilities and resources and support available to students on our campus are extensive and the most up-to-date available
A highly experienced and professional staff team of both practitioners and academics, many with an international reputation, to provide teaching, research and technical support in all aspects of the course
You will be working on integrated design projects, a project-based approach that allows you to develop your subject knowledge and range of design, technical, communication and research skills
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Modules

Year 1
Fundamental Contexts and Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Fundamental Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Interpreting Contexts and Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Interpreting Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2
Developing Contexts and Skills (30 credits) - Compulsory
Developing Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Interior Design: Application (60 credits) - Compulsory
Optional placement year
Interiors: Placement 1 (60 credits) – Optional
Interiors: Placement 2 (60 credits) – Optional
Year 3
Interior Design: Integration - Research and Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory
Interior Design: Integration - Major Project (60 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Fashion and Interiors

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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.

79%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

74%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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
83%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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Lower entry requirements
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