Interior Architecture BA(Hons)
Interior Architecture focuses predominantly on existing buildings and spaces. The vitality of its practice emerges from an understanding that designers gain of the structure and fabric of the existing.
The field of Interior Architecture overlaps a variety of related design territories, including contemporary architecture, current ideas in fashion, performing arts, graphics, contemporary theatre, and sculpture. The interaction between people and space is fundamental to the practice of Interior Architecture, requiring of practitioners an awareness and understanding of human behaviour and social pattern as they transform and are transformed by space.
Our Interior Architecture course aims to introduce you to the discipline of interior architecture design within a wide historical and cultural context, through establishing the skills, specialist knowledge and practices appropriate to the programme of study.
Interior Architecture explores ways to transform existing places and environments for our occupation and habitation. On our innovative and professionally focused course we will encourage you to become an independent thinker and designer, learning to satisfy the needs of clients and to engage with cultural and societal aspirations.You will be encouraged to take part in live community projects throughout your studies.
In year 1, design studies will introduce you to the discipline of interior architecture within a wide historical and cultural context, establishing your skills, specialist knowledge and practices. In year 2 you will broaden and deepen your awareness of the field. This is a year for creative experimentation and the exploration of new territories. In year 3 you will have opportunities to apply your skills and spatial design awareness. The intention throughout this year is to consolidate your knowledge, enable you to develop an independent creative voice, and prepare you for entry into professional practice or enable you to engage in further research. Each year, graduating students exhibit their work in the Faculty of Arts degree show. You will have opportunities to participate in field trips, work experience and placements and student exchange programmes.
Areas of study
You will explore interior architecture through a range of teaching methods designed to develop your skills and understanding of this constantly evolving subject. Design projects form the backbone of this course, and are supported by analytical studies, design practice, communication, and the development of a range of design skills including drawing, ICT, organisation, management and model making. History and theory sessions develop your understanding of the wider context of interior architecture. The study of design technology provides you with the skills and knowledge to engage professionally with other design disciplines, such as architecture, fine art, fashion and textile and furniture design. Our practical sessions provide you with the opportunity to explore and critically appraise precedents, publications and creative events. Live industry projects will introduce you to the professional, legal and public context of design.
History and theory
Career and progression opportunities
Our award winning graduates are employed in a variety of fields, including architecture and interiors, exhibition design and theatre design. Many also go on to postgraduate studies.
Fees and Funding
Students are required to contribute to the Compulsory Students' Collective Purchasing Scheme to cover the cost of basic materials for individual projects. See more details on www.brighton.ac.uk/arts.
UCAS code W250
Full-time: 3 years
We highly recommend that applicants undertake a pre-degree Art and Design foundation diploma. For those applying with A-levels only, grades BBB are expected, supported by a high quality portfolio. Applicants whose predicted grades fall below these minimum requirements, but who can demonstrate a high quality portfolio, are still encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. For more information please see http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/foundation.
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 24 credits at merit or above. Art and design diploma preferred.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
may enable you to start the course in year 3. Related subjects, or practical or professional experience, required.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Art and Design foundation diploma.
Interview and portfolio review.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses for the upcoming academic year only. Further fees are payable for subsequent years of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, whether you study full- or part-time and whether or not you already have a higher education qualification. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - contact the course team for up-to-date information.
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BA Hons Interior Architecture - Route B
UK/EU (FT) - 9,000 GBP
Island Students (FT) - 9,000 GBP
International (FT) - 12,900 GBP