Course Overview If you have a keen eye for interior and spatial design, this practical course is for you. This degree will develop your skills and knowledge, through creative spatial exploration, so upon graduation you are able to produce designs for commercial, residential and work-based spaces. As well as this, you will be able to add and bring to life your conceptual and creative ideas, turning your designs into fully standing and authentic builds. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? With a history of delivery expert craft, art and design education for more than 130 years, Buckinghamshire New University is the perfect place to start your creative career. Led by our dedicated and supportive course team, our interior and spatial design students can benefit from their own workshop space where they can express themselves freely in a tight-knit group and be able to use the space to create individual designs. Tutors on our long-established course are involved with design practice and research. Members of the course team have experience in interior design, exhibition design, landscape design, engineering, model-making, design for performance, design visualisation and animation. With our strong links with the industry, you’ll get direct access to guest lectures and can benefit from live project briefs, master classes, and plenty of networking opportunities with leading designers. You can also work with designers in and around the capital, gaining experience in how to adapt to the challenges of working in a business. What facilities can I use? During your time with us you’ll be able to work from our creative base on the High Wycombe campus. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your studio and workshop based model-making skills using our laser cutting and 3D prototyping equipment. As well as this you'll be taught drawing and CAD visualisation techniques using AutoCAD, Rhino and Photoshop, so that you can present your work with confidence. What will I study? Our course will give you the opportunity to work with private and public spaces and within a wide range of buildings and sites as you develop as a versatile designer. The course covers the conceptual, theoretical and practical skills needed to become a successful Interior and Spatial Designer. You’ll learn historical and contextual studies, giving you a knowledge of the relationship between design theory and practice. You'll also analyse the material qualities of spaces so that you can specify fixtures and fittings. How will I be taught and assessed? This course is 75% practice-based so you will have ample opportunity to develop your subject through a hands-on, experimental approach. This will involve access to workshops to support the design process. Our students are encouraged to participate in work experience where they gain insight into the world of professional design practice, gathering confidence and learning independent inter-personal and leadership skills. Through group reviews of work and presentations to clients, you will develop your communication skills to a professional standard and learn to work as part of a design team. Developing as a multi-disciplinary designer with a diverse portfolio, you focus on a particular area of Interior and Spatial Design with your final major project in your third year of the course. You will also learn through:
- Lectures, seminars and workshops
- Guided research and reading
- Examination of projects, simulated or real
- Analysis of work-based scenarios
- Independent learning through individual learning plans
- Tutored classroom sessions
- Visiting speakers and guest lecturers.
Year One: Presenting Space, Design Place, Design Space, VMC Getting Connected. Year Two: The Built Environment, Design Studio One, Design Studio Two, VMC Making Choices. Year Three: Design Forum, Final Major: Research and Development, Final Major: Resolution and Presentation, VMC New Model Dissertation.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.