The Northern School of Art

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Arts University Bournemouth

Interior Decoration & Styling

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Course summary

The Interior Decoration & Styling programme will immerse you in the stylish world of interior design with an emphasis on aesthetic and ambient design, for a range of interior, private and public environments. Progressing within our visual arts department, you will study a range of specialist modules from style curation, technical drawing and 3D software to product development and surface design. We are very excited to introduce this new course where you will develop your distinctive design style and specialist portfolio while exploring a range of interior challenges from residential to commercial designs. Embracing consumer trends and exploration of various materials for decorative interior environments, you will gain experience in a variety of settings from domestic, retail, exhibition, hospitality and public spaces. Work in dedicated studios with industry specialists and creative technicians to develop your understanding of trend, interior textiles, finishing and style curation. As an interior stylist and decorative designer you’ll have have opportunities to become involved in other programmes to develop your creative ambition, enabling you to develop your expertise in a range of disciplines such as upholstery, textiles, product and spatial composition. Throughout the programme, working closely with industry to hone your skills and your ambitions, you can create a portfolio that is individual to your specialism. There will be opportunities to explore the future of interiors, historical contexts, manufacturing processes, material exploration and interior decoration – communicating culturally, socially and ethically with an audience. Students are encouraged to collaborate and engage in work placements and competition opportunities to develop a distinctive portfolio and self-promotion.

Course details

Assessment method

In course assessment. Each module is assessed upon completion and given a percentage mark.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not currently accept students from outside of the UK. However, we can accept applications from those have evidence of pre-settled status to live, work and study in the UK. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Your potential is our main focus when assessing your suitability for the programme you have applied to. Because of this, we take into account all aspects of your application and not just your academic profile. If you are a mature applicant (i.e. 21+ years), we will place more emphasis on your portfolio and the skills and experience you can demonstrate at interview. Your portfolio, which you bring to interview, is an integral part of the assessment. It should demonstrate your current skills, interests and knowledge where appropriate. It is also expected that you will bring evidence of written work to interview and/or have a Level 2 qualification in English/Literacy.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

As with most creative programmes delivered at higher education, this programme will have additional costs such as material and basic tools and contribution towards educational visits to ensure successful completion of the programme. The School offers financial support packages to help with this, whether this be through means-tested bursaries and/or grants. In addition, the School offers subsidised resale of course materials, free use of studios etc. More detailed information is provided at the interview stage; however, if you require this sooner please contact [email protected]
Interior Decoration & Styling at The Northern School of Art - UCAS