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Course summary

Meet the demands of contemporary interior design practice as you gain an understanding in traditional design principles and digital technology. Our course reflects the demands of contemporary interior design practice. We forefront the practice of design through concept development, prototypes, presentations, specialist software skills and hands-on experience with materials. The ethos of the Department is that the study of art and design is a culturally and economically significant endeavour that is intellectually challenging and emotionally rewarding. This philosophy is shared by our students, who thrive in the creative and collaborative environment we have nurtured at our Creative Campus. The disciplines studied within the Department foster freedom of expression and the development of abstract concepts to material expressive form. We place importance on experimenting and generating creative, imaginative connections. We aspire to be innovative and professional in everything we do, and we have a playful approach to media, materials and processes. We have mutual respect for each other’s practice and foster a creative community within the Department, Faculty, University and city. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree.


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Assessment method

We use a range of assessment methods, which may include the following: In-class writing exercises Project rationales Strategic planning documents such as production plans, create material samples and mood boards Project presentations (written, visual and oral) Written essays Individual creative projects Project/research journals Production notebooks Sketchbooks Individual and group practical projects Personal development planning.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Diplomas OCR Diplomas will also be considered. Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Interior Design (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS