Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Interior Design (Online)

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Course summary

This online course gives you the freedom to craft your interior design future. With practicing academic staff and the opportunity to collaborate with our industry partners on live briefs, you'll consider the impact of interior design while tracking real challenges and delivering forward-thinking projects such as as experiential brandscapes and pop-ups, as well as localised and personalised spaces. You will: Gain the ability to create spaces suitable for a wide range of commercial applications. Pursue disruptive approaches to real-world problems. Understand and employ large-scale planning strategies and the small-scale fine detail required to deliver design projects. Learn how to negotiate and collaborate effectively in order to deliver projects within multi-skilled teams. Master industry-recognised computer-aided design and presentation software. Put your understanding of the interior design profession into practice by working with real clients or developing your own start-up. Learn from professional tutors that are still working in the industry.

Course details


From day one you'll be challenged to respond to real-world design scenarios and reimagine current societal challenges. Our society is in need of a new model of sustainable living in thriving and connected communities. Interior designers have a role to play, now more than ever to resolve some of these challenges. We will work with you to develop the skills to tackle these global issues and revive struggling economies Stage one You'll be asked to consider the role of commercial space and client and user requirements with a focus on the hospitality and leisure sector. You'll be introduced to core skills and theories within the interior design discipline; develop hand and scale drawing and visualisation skills; get to know professional presentation software and play with colour, materials and finishes palettes. You'll also learn about the evolution of the interior design profession. Modules: The processes of interior design Space planning and circulation Visual articulation - hand drawing and presentation skills Visual articulation - CAD 2D Skills Evolution of commercial interior design practice Sustainable material selection and colour theory Stage two Commercial design thrives on innovation. While considering sustainable approaches and the psychology of space and consumer behaviour, you'll be challenged to create disruptive design concepts in response to the evolution of the workspace and the future of retail. Through project work, you'll learn project management skills, including fee structures and timelines. You'll also learn how to create working drawings and specifications for project costings and use 3D visual articulation to help refine and present your ideas professionally. Modules: Brand development and brand spaces Design detail - technical drawing Sustainability (materials and approaches) Visual articulation - CAD visualisation The psychology of consumer behaviour The business of design: project management and costing Stage three You'll refine your project management skills, deepen your understanding of the build process and explore the creation of interactive experiences and environments. You'll also work with build experts to develop and refine design proposals, take CAD workshops in augmented/virtual reality and undertake a final year project. Liaising with industry professionals and design mentors, you'll follow your own interests as a designer to create a career-launching portfolio. Modules: Specification and drawing package Visual articulation - ar/vr Career portfolio The business of design: starting your own business and entrepreneurship Introduction to Statutory Requirements: planning, building regulations and health and safety. The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader

Assessment method

The BA Interior Design course employs a variety of assessment strategies over the course of the year. These include the submission of digital portfolios of work, online presentations, reports and a major practise project. Your summative (final) assessments occur at the end of each module, usually at the end of the study block. You may also have interim formative assessments part way through a module as well. These assessments help ensure that you remain on track with your work. You will receive continuous written and/or verbal feedback on all your work throughout the year. At the end of the module you will receive detailed feedback in written form. You'll be able to check in with your online tutor to discuss your progress and ask any questions you have about your course.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

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Interior Design (Online) at Falmouth University - UCAS