Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Interior Design (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

This is a four year degree with inclusive integrated foundation year. Learn to transform and repurpose spaces on our new Interior Design course.

  • Develop design proposals, working across a range of interior spaces such as restaurants, hotels, retail spaces and museums.
  • Repurpose existing spaces in the public sphere - finding new uses for old buildings is a key skill.
  • Enrich your learning with opportunities for practical work experience.
Our BA (Hons) Interior Design course focuses on existing buildings and spaces, and finding innovative ways to use them. We'll explore the experiential qualities of the spaces we use every day - lighting, environment, materials, finishes - and how these are used to create mood or ambiance. As a budding interior designer, you'll apply your design skills to a broad range of interiors, such as hotels, restaurants, exhibitions, retail and shop fitting, offices and commercial premises, museums, and galleries. Integrated Foundation Year Explore art and design through an integrated Foundation year before you progress onto your chosen BA (Hons) degree. Evolve. Build your confidence, skills and knowledge in preparation for your undergraduate course. Develop. Challenge perceptions, make, explore and investigate new territory through active projects. Realise. Pursue your undergraduate specialism and benefit from scholarships at each level of your BA studies. We want to ensure that you reach your full potential. That's why we've devised an intensive and experimental Foundation course that develops your art and design abilities in relation to contemporary practice, and introduces you to our exceptional facilities and staff. You'll enhance your drawing skills, and explore the many materials and processes encountered in art and design practice. As the year progresses, you'll begin to specialise in your chosen discipline, acquiring advanced skills and knowledge in preparation for continued study.

Course details


Year one Foundation year. Year two You'll begin by undertaking projects that cover fundamental skills in observation, measured surveys, and understanding structures. Year three You'll continue to design project work, which will require you to develop your drawing, CAD, and model making skills to effectively communicate your ideas and design proposals in presentations and formal critiques. Year four In your final year, a project that includes the construction of an element of your design work at full size will enable a more in-depth understanding of construction and the tactile qualities of materials.

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% based on coursework, presented at the end of each of the modules. At this point you’ll receive summative feedback, so you’ll know how to improve or develop your work. Throughout the module, you'll receive formative feedback through individual and/or group tutorials, peer seminar sessions, and group critiques. In many cases, this feedback is received both verbally and in a written format. All feedback aims to enable you to improve your work, and you'll receive the summative feedback and marks within three weeks of the completed module submission date.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6For visa nationals, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Interior Design (with Foundation Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS