Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Interior and Spatial Design with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Would you like to be connected to the interior design industry? Have you got a keen eye for interior and spatial design? Then this practical course is for you. Through connection to industry speakers, real life projects and lecturers who practice in the field of interior design, this degree will not only develop your skills and knowledge through creative spatial exploration, but it will also help give you the confidence and skills to gain employment. As well as this, you will be able to add and bring to life your conceptual and creative ideas, through our model making workshops. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Led by our dedicated and supportive course team, our interior and spatial design students can benefit from their own workshop space where they can express themselves freely in a tight-knit group and be able to use the space to create individual designs. Tutors on our long-established course are involved with design practice and research. Members of the course team have experience in interior design, exhibition design, landscape design, engineering, model-making, design for performance, design visualisation and animation. With our strong links with the industry, you’ll get direct access to guest lectures and can benefit from live project briefs, master classes, and plenty of networking opportunities with leading designers. With London only a short journey away, you can take the opportunity to visit some of the world’s best galleries and museums for inspiration. You can also work with designers in and around the capital, gaining experience in how to adapt to the challenges of working in a business. Our students are encouraged to participate in work experience where they gain insight into the world of professional design practice, gathering confidence and learning independent inter-personal and leadership skills. This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. What facilities can I use? During your time with us you’ll be able to work from our creative base on the High Wycombe campus. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your studio and workshop based model-making skills using our laser cutting and 3D prototyping equipment. As well as this you'll be taught drawing and CAD visualisation techniques using AutoCAD, Rhino and Photoshop. What will I study? Our course will give you the opportunity to work with private and public spaces and within a wide range of buildings and sites as you develop as a versatile designer. The course covers the conceptual, theoretical and practical skills needed to become a successful Interior and Spatial Designer. You’ll learn historical and contextual studies, giving you a knowledge of the relationship between design theory and practice. You'll also analyse the material qualities of spaces so that you can specify fixtures and fittings. What are my career prospects? Our BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design course will help prepare you for a range of career possibilities, such as:

  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Exhibition and Event Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Display Designer
  • Production and Set Designer
  • Model-Maker.

Course details

Modules

Year one Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility Inquiry and Research Skills Introduction to Design and Development Year two Critical and Historical Studies - Historical and Critical Thinking Design Tools Interior Design Spatial Design Year three Critical and Historical Studies - Design Research and Theory Design and Detail Retail Design Professional Studies Year four Critical and Historical Studies - Dissertation Advanced Design Studio Professional Practice

Assessment method

This course is 75% practice-based so you will have ample opportunity to develop your subject through a hands-on, experimental approach. This will involve access to workshops to support the design process. Our students are encouraged to participate in work experience where they gain insight into the world of professional design practice, gathering confidence and learning independent inter-personal and leadership skills. Through group reviews of work and presentations to clients, you will develop your communication skills to a professional standard and learn to work as part of a design team. Developing as a multi-disciplinary designer with a diverse portfolio, you focus on a particular area of Interior and Spatial Design with your final major project in your third year of the course. You'll also learn through: lectures, seminars and workshops; guided research and reading; examination of projects, simulated or real; analysis of work-based scenarios; independent learning through individual learning plans; tutored classroom sessions; visiting speakers and guest lecturers.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4W97
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
60%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Interior and Spatial Design with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS