Interior Design Decoration with Art & Design Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Interior Design Decoration with Art & Design Foundation Year

Course summary

Got a passion for creative design? Not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree? Solent University’s Design Foundation Programme is perfectly suited to students who may not be from an art- design- or fashion-related background or whose qualifications do not meet the admissions requirements of their chosen course.  To help get you up to speed, this one-year foundation course provides all the creative, technical and study skills needed for entry onto a degree-level art, design or fashion course. Upon completion, you will be able to progress onto a range of art-, design- and fashion- related courses here at Solent. The course begins with a five-week group project. This enables students to mix with like-minded peers and helps them to settle in quickly. This project also helps students to decide which area they might like to follow at a later stage. The following ten weeks are spent introducing students to the world of art, design and fashion. This includes design history, vocabulary, methods and academic foundation. This ten-week block will also give students the opportunity to learn and apply two-dimensional and three-dimensional visualisation techniques, giving them the tools required to conduct their final project. This final project takes place in the last fifteen weeks of the course and is based around the specific discipline that the student will go on to study. The project will be supported by tuition in visual presentation techniques, enabling students to communicate their concepts, development processes and final proposals. Students will also receive instruction in verbal communication and presentation techniques, increasing their confidence in pitching design ideas. Students can develop an understanding of the ethos and expectations associated with degree-level study, enabling them to more easily make the transition to higher education. What does this course lead to? You will go on to study the BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration course. Who is this course for? Our design foundation programme is ideal for students who aren’t quite ready to undertake a full undergraduate degree, either because they aren’t from an art- design- or fashion-related background, or they don’t quite meet the entry requirements.

Modules

FOUNDATION MODULES Group Design Project Industry Awareness Design Visualisation  Industry Skills Personal Development Planning Degree-related Project On successful completion of the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto Year 1 of the BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration course where you will study the following modules: YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Interior Design in Context Interior Design Studio Practice Interior Design and Presentation Surface Design and Decoration Creative Styling YEAR 2 - MODULES Reading Interiors Professional Promotion Interior Design in Industry Design Research Specialist Practice in Interior Design Decorative Surfaces and Textiles YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Professional Projects Trends Styling Major Project Critical Design Research

Assessment method

To accommodate individual differences in both learning styles and communication skills, the foundation course will apply a programme of summative assessment methods. This programme will include portfolios, reports, verbal presentations and reflective statements. Each module will employ a mix of methods appropriate for that module. For example, the module ‘Personal Development Planning’ will be assessed by reflective statement and an accompanying portfolio.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
IDD3
Institution code:
S30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS a minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component. TOEFL (IBT) a minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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
EU £15050 Year 1
International £15050 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.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Interior Design Decoration with Art & Design Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS