Interior Design with Diploma in Creative Professional Development (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS

Course summary

OVERVIEW The BA (Hons) Interior Design course at Norwich University of the Arts (Norwich) aims to foster creative expression and critical thinking as a way of addressing social challenges and human needs. The manipulation and crafting of our environment are fundamental and defining human characteristics; an expression of our individual and shared identity, directly connected to our mental and physical wellbeing. Our course focuses on contemporary global issues of sustainability and inclusion throughout as core attributes of becoming a responsible and conscientious practitioner. Addressing needs and designing responsibly is an essential aspect of the course philosophy. We aim to empower graduates to create memorable spaces that have a long-lasting and positive impact on the people that use them. Interior design spans many three-dimensional design industries, requiring a broad awareness of disciplines ranging from architecture, fashion, product and furniture design. The course embraces this understanding as the foundation for the aesthetic, cultural, economic, and social influences within which the interior design profession operates. Interior design is about creating a sense of place, not just working within a space. We provide students with an opportunity to explore how we relate to, influence, and define the spaces around us. YEAR 0 This course includes a Year 0, which promotes developing practical, technical and creative skills and confidence. Building on your prior experience, you will be introduced to some of our workshops to assist your skill development, with an increasing emphasis on professional standards and independent study. The course places emphasis on your personal commitment to study, while supporting you in your progression. KEY FEATURES

  • Study the fundamental skills of thinking and working in 3D
  • Teaching focuses on three core aspects: creative practice, research and communication, and careers and employability
  • Taught by a course team comprised of academics and industry practitioners who provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise both in interior design and architecture
  • Each design project has an industry partner aligned by its specialism, providing cutting edge insights, guidance and networking opportunities
  • Be introduced to a variety of current and future focused design techniques whilst providing a contemporary and historical knowledge base through lectures, seminars and written work
  • Key technical knowledge is delivered through a range of academic workshops based in a vibrant studio culture and state-of-the-art CAD facilities
DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Diploma in Creative Professional Development offers undergraduate students the chance to spend a year between Year 2 and 3 of their course exploring their employability options through a structured programme of input sessions and work-based learning. The aim of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to gain industry insight, develop your employability skills through a series of supported experiences, expand your network and build your confidence in the workplace. YOUR FUTURE By the end of the course, every student has built their own unique approach, creative methodology and career aspirations. Underpinning their ideas with insightful research and presenting their perspective on interior design through professionally aligned processes. OUR STUDENTS’ WORK Explore our online NUA Graduate Showcase – celebrating the very best Norwich University of the Arts graduate work. Scroll each reel to explore at


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Assessment method

The University assesses you through the coursework you produce as you complete each unit. Each unit will require you to present a portfolio of work which may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. You can find out more information about our assessment methods at

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Norwich welcomes applicants of all ages from all backgrounds. Your application will be primarily assessed through your portfolio, responses to questions asked and personal statement, so even if you have no formal qualifications or do not meet our typical offers it can still be worth applying. If you are studying at the time of your application and your application is successful it is likely that you will receive a conditional offer. If the qualification that you are studying is not shown, do not worry as we are able to accept other pre-entry qualifications as well as combinations of different qualifications.

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Additional entry requirements


Once you have applied to BA (Hons) Interior Design with Creative Professional Development (including Year 0) at Norwich, we will ask you to prepare a portfolio. This will be used to assess your suitability for the course. Your portfolio should clearly demonstrate your passion for the subject and your individual creativity. For more information please visit our website at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Interior Design with Diploma in Creative Professional Development (including Year 0) at Norwich University of the Arts - UCAS