Interior designers work with clients to create attractive, safe and functional rooms and spaces. Study BA (Hons) Interior Design at ARU in Cambridge, and develop your creative vision. As an interior designer you might work with homeowners, public bodies and businesses. You'll consider the use of furniture, lighting, flooring, artwork and decoration, decor and colour pallettes to create residential or commercial spaces that people enjoy using. To become a professional interior designer you'll typically need a university degree in interior design or a related subject. Practical experience is also valuable and here at ARU, you'll receive ongoing support to find placements and work experience. You can also choose to take an optional placement year in industry as part of your Interior Design degree. With our small studio groups, your tutors will really get to know you and your work, and help you become a resilient interior designer with a distinctive creative voice. Exciting and intriguing interior spaces offer experiences that make us want to return again and again. Discover how you can embed stories into your designs – stories that help others to develop social connections and make your designed spaces important to the community. By studying BA (Hons) Interior Design at ARU, you’ll explore the relationships between design, experience and narrative. Based in our dedicated interior design studio in Cambridge, you'll learn to create effective design proposals. Your studio work will include:
- preparing 2D plans and elevations
- developing fully realised 3D drawings
- creating built models
- considering the use of furniture, lighting and materials
- looking at small- and large-scale interior design projects.
- 3D workshops for physical media including wood, plastic, metal and clay
- specialist printmaking workshop
- dedicated Mac and PC suites with the latest software including Adobe Creative suite
- Ruskin Gallery, a professional digital art gallery
- photography and media facilities including darkrooms; studios; film processing; digital printing suite; video editing; and professional equipment loans
- life drawing studio.
Year 1 core modules: Interactive Learning Skills and Communication; Information and Communication Technology; Creative Workshops 1; Composition and Style; Approach to Design; Critical and Contextual Studies; Creative Workshops 2; Specialist Project. Year 2 core modules: Design Context and Technology; Studio Culture 1; Visual Communication. Year 3 core modules: Contemporary Issues and Debates; Digital Media in Application; Studio Culture 2; Ruskin Module. Year 4 core module: Studio Culture 3. Modules are subject to change and availability.
Our studio projects will allow you to focus on your creative development, while you’ll also demonstrate your process and creative decisions through a combination of portfolio, written and practical studio work.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
- Course code:
- Institution code:
- Campus name:
- Cambridge Campus
- Campus code:
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3. Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above). Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Anglia Ruskin University
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Anglia Ruskin University