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Course summary

Bring buildings to life for better human experiences. This distinct BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree is a gateway to a career balancing art and science to design the spaces where we work, rest, learn and play. The densification of our cities is driving demand for flexible, mixed-use spaces. By combining design skills with technical architectural and engineering competences, intelligent interior architecture can bring vacant buildings back into use and support sustainable futures. With exciting careers emerging in this field, now is an ideal time to gain the skills and knowledge to lead these opportunities. Learn to design a better built environment Led by international experts, you will explore interior architecture at our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing central Manchester. You will study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in our collaborative studio environment. Our three-year BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree course blends architectural and built environment disciplines to help you explore the making and modification of buildings. During your studies, you will look at the total design of a space, including ergonomics, structures, materials and connected systems. With a focus on sustainability, you will learn about BIM and virtual design methods that are changing the way the built environment is created. With a focus on shaping your technical and professional skills, the course curriculum includes opportunities and activities for you to develop a design portfolio, and build design skills in hand drawing, model-making and digital design. Get closer to industry Reflecting real-world practice, multidisciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students will be at the heart of your studies. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you will experience external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you can also share your ideas at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair. Our new home for architecture In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for architecture. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Develop a critical understanding of how space is occupied and understood, at both individual and group levels • Explore how existing and heritage buildings can be brought back in to use through intelligent design • Consider a building’s total design, exploring themes and issues such as ergonomics, materials, heating, lighting and ventilation • Collaborate with other architecture students to shape better spaces to live, work, rest and play in the future • Build transferable and professional skills, including team working, critical analysis, problem solving and project management


Year one modules may include: Interior Architecture Design Studio 1A, Design Representation and Modelling, History and Theory of Architecture, Interior Architecture Design Studio 1B, Construction Technology in Architecture 1, Construction Technology in Architecture 2. Year two modules may include: History and Theory of Architecture 2, Interior Architecture Design Studio 2A, Principles of Sustainable Built Environments, Multi-Disciplinary Design Project, Construction Technology in Architecture 3, Interior Architecture Design Studio 2B:Performance Modelling and Integrated Design. Year three modules may include: Interior Architecture Design Studio 3A, Re-creating the City - Re-use and Regeneration, Practice Management and Law, Interior Architecture Design Studio 3B, Design Research Project, Ideas and Issues in Interior Architecture.

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Interior Architecture at University of Salford - UCAS