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Interior Design

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

AS levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs.

112 UCAS Points with a B/C grade in an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English & Maths required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

112 UCAS Points including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

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

DMM

In an Art & Design/Design & Technology based subject

112 UCAS Points including Art & Design/Design & Technology subject

UCAS Tariff

112

To include an Art and Design subject.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Interior design and architecture

How do feel when you engage with a space? Whether it’s a city centre restaurant, a high street shop, your local school or your home, interior designers use their specialist skills to shape how we interact with our surroundings. On this course, you’ll learn to think like an interior designer. So, if you’d like to use your creativity and technical know-how to transform spaces into areas that people love spending time in, why not study interior design at the University of Salford?

Our interior design degree course will give you the opportunity to explore all aspects of the design process, from planning through to construction. You’ll be taught by specialist tutors, as well as benefit from the input of expert design professionals through guest lectures and more.

This course is project-focused, and you’ll learn a great deal by doing. However, you’ll also have seminar lectures in which you’ll explore and discuss ideas and concepts. In your second and third years on this interior design degree, you’ll shape your studies around the areas that particularly interest you, positioning yourself to hit the ground running in the career path of your choice.

You’ll also benefit from a range of industry placement and live brief opportunities, which will enable you to work on real world projects and experience the cutting edge of design practice.

In addition to quality teaching and a wealth of opportunities, the course has an enviable reputation for producing graduates who have gone on to work for a variety of architectural and interior design practices including large retail organisations, construction departments, and film and TV companies.

You can also take a look at some of the work our final year students produce on this course by visiting our CourseFinder webpage: https://bit.ly/3sDZIBi

**You will:**
• Be able to specialise in the areas of interior design that particularly interest you
• Learn from industry trained tutors who have led successful careers in Interior Design and Architecture and engage in real world projects, live briefs, and industry placements
• Work towards creating a high-quality portfolio of work that can be shared with potential employers when you enter into your career

**Visit our Interior Design degree CourseFinder webpage** - https://bit.ly/3sDZIBi
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Modules

YEAR 1: Year One opens with a challenging series of projects covering spatial awareness, form materials and structures, and the core skills required for Interior Design. While the majority of your time will be spent working on design projects, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in computing for design, extend your awareness of visual communication and workshop practice, and develop an understanding of cultural and theoretical studies in relation to design.

YEAR 2: Focusing on professional practice and what it means to be a designer, Year Two is underpinned by the study of marketing, business and management issues. It involves examination of the global context of design in the early 21st century and usually includes the opportunity to undertake a study visit abroad. There is a continued range of supporting options including further specialisation in technological media (CAD), international cultural studies, and visual communication.

YEAR 3: In Year Three, you have the ability to shape your course around your own personal interests by choosing from a wealth of specialist modules. You will also have the opportunity to pursue a detailed study of a relevant creative, cultural & contextual issue that is of particular interest to you through a self-directed research project. There is plenty of scope for experiment, to explore boundaries and to investigate new areas, further increasing your portfolio of skills (for example, component design, advanced communication design).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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.

87%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£16,848
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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