Uncover the potential of the spaces in which we work, rest and play, on this exciting degree. Interior architecture focuses on the adaption and spatial manipulation of existing buildings. Interior architects are always conscious of place, place-responsiveness, sustainability and community need. This Interior Architecture course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess the potential within a variety of structures and to plan intelligent and exciting solutions for the interior spaces available. Choose between a three-year degree or a four-year degree with a year of professional practice. This course is the three-year option. You'll explore what 'space' means for living, work and leisure, and how sensitive reading of the existing context, clever adaptation and spatial manipulation can optimise the indoor environment for different communities and purposes. With a firm focus on sustainability, place and place-making, through re-use and refurbishment, this studio-based Interior Architecture degree will prepare you to meet real-world challenges in readiness for a successful career in this very relevant field. You will: Experiment with creativity, examining its role in re-thinking the interior and applying your own artistic flair Explore the material construction of interior spaces through technical design and workshop practice Consider the environmental ethics, alongside the social and psychological aspects, of design solutions Learn to draw, model, simulate, test, communicate and pitch your design proposals Develop project and design management skills as you collaborate with peers on live, industry-led projects or work with industry partners Work in dedicated design studios with access to professional equipment, workshops and support from specialist staff
Through this Interior Architecture degree, you'll learn the fundamentals of interior architecture and adaptive reuse. You'll explore the relationship between people and space, the role of materiality, the importance of storytelling and the sustainable considerations of the practice. In preparation for your future career, you'll also develop vital professional practice and collaborative working skills. Year One: In your first year, you'll get acquainted with the principles of interior architecture, discuss environmental ethics and the role of sustainability and work on collaborative briefs with Interior Design students. You'll explore place, place-making and site-specific architectural responses, while examining the social and psychological aspects of creating spaces. You'll also learn how to shape spatial experiences, applying spatial concepts to design decisions. Through this, you'll evaluate, research, draw and model a space to propose a redesign based on an experientially focused brief. Modules: Spatial Awareness Design Principles Poetry of Place You, Me, Us Year Two: In your second year, you'll learn to recognise, explain and assess the political dimensions of interior architecture as well as how to propose alternative designs based on ethical considerations. You'll enhance your knowledge of adaptive reuse and its role in the rehabilitation of existing buildings, focussing on community need and site reading. You'll also deepen your understanding of the theories and systems of colour, light, texture, materiality and acoustics. Modules: Spatial Politics Reinvention Collaboration Fictional Interiors Year Three: In your final year, you'll learn project planning skills and techniques and apply them to self-negotiated projects relating to your specialist interior architecture interests. Drawing on the knowledge and skills you've developed so far, you'll be challenged to design an interior space. You'll also gain vital professional practice skills through a University-wide future skills module and develop a graduate portfolio that's fit for industry. Modules: Future Skills Materiality Professional Practice Legible The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
You'll be assessed through practical submissions and coursework. This can take many forms, including: Design Process - sketchbooks Presentations Project-based portfolios Essays or reports
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If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk.
If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/
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