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Sheffield Hallam University

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: W250

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art and design or media related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art or Design). For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Interior design and architecture

- Build your understanding of the design industry by working with clients and industry professionals on live projects.

- Learn what it's like to work as an interior architectural designer addressing the needs of private and commercial clients.

- Develop your skills as a designer and interior architectural consultant.

- Work in state-of-the-art workshops in the heart of the creative community.

This course will equip you with the creative skills and knowledge to enter into the world of interior architectural design through working on various creative design briefs and live projects for clients. You will build a portfolio of work over your degree, preparing you for a rewarding career in an exciting industry.

**How you learn**

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

We aim to provide you with an understanding of design culture and design practice through live projects and potential work placements. You will learn how to create innovative designs, think in a more lateral way, critically reflect on projects and learn skills that reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

Our Curriculum offers a culturally diverse approach to leaning and embraces the wider spectrum of architecture and architectural thinkers.

**You learn through**

- lectures, group activities and one to one tutorials

- live projects

- work placements

- creative workshops

- studio-based project work

- seminars and peer-to-peer discussions

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**Applied learning**

The course is developed, delivered and shaped by employer-informed staff, established-industry networks and enhanced by career-ready advisers who are experts in the field. As a forward-thinking course, we combine industry insight and experience with digital innovation and skills development, placing these at the centre of your curriculum. We are committed to developing your learning and preparing you for the career you are aiming for after graduation. This strategy ensures that you are ready for key career decisions you need to make, and the employment opportunities you encounter. The Career Readiness Programme within our Employability Strategy equips you with the career management and employability skills to create your own future success by supporting transition through each academic level and into highly skilled employment. The course has been designed to create graduates that will positively shape the world they will live and work within. We expose you to work experience, placement opportunities and internship schemes and support overseas work experiences, self-employment, entrepreneurship and enterprising start-ups.

**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters and Partners. Other students have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne, LA and New Zealand. As part of your course there are also opportunities to study abroad through the Erasmus programme.

**Live projects**

You will work on live projects throughout your degree where you can intellectually and creatively develop ideas and your technical abilities. You will have the chance to work on socially driven community projects and commercial opportunities. In the past students have designed and developed projects around homelessness, theatre, exhibitions, galleries, student accommodation and luxury spas.

**Field trips**

You will visit cultural centres to see design and architecture in the wider world, normally previous trips have included London and Edinburgh which is covered by your course fees. You also have the opportunity to visit places such as Milan, Barcelona and the Venice Architecture Biennale (additional fees apply).

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Id People And Place 60
Id Space, Form And Architecture 60

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Id Application 60
Id Context 60
Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year -

Final year
Compulsory modules
Interior Architecture And Design 120

Assessment methods

Coursework

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Science Technology and Art

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.

85%
high
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
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Design occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Other elementary services occupations

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