Interior Architecture and Design at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Get experience working with real clients at our in-house Architecture Project Office as you learn how to turn empty spaces and tired interiors into inspiring places for people to work on this Interior Architecture and Design degree. You'll use the same tools and software as the professionals. You'll use your creative flair and attention to detail to adapt existing buildings in a sustainable way, creating captivating new spaces and designing stunning, functional interiors. Course highlights

  • Apply your skills in a design practice or the construction industry on an optional one-year placement
  • Set yourself up for a fulfilling career in everything from interior design to brand consultancy
  • Showcase your work to potential employers at our Graduate Show
  • Take advantage of our strong industry connections to build your professional network
  • Develop concepts and designs in a lively studio environment that mimics what you'll experience in your career
Careers and opportunities After the course, you'll have plenty of career options. What jobs can you do with an Interior Architecture and Design degree? Previous graduates have gone on to work in multi-disciplinary architectural design practices, commercial and retail practices, brand consultancies and film studios in roles such as:
  • interior designer
  • model maker
  • visual merchandiser
  • computer visualiser
  • Part 1 architectural assistant
  • film studio props designer
Others have gone on to work in industries such as such as education, events planning and retail management. You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Design Communication and Portfolio (40 credits)
  • Design Fundamentals (40 credits)
  • Histories, Theories and Matters of Concern (20 credits)
  • Technology and Environment: Exploration (20 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Body and Interior Space (20 credits)
  • Communication: Creative Practice (20 credits)
  • Design: Adaptive Re-Use (20 credits)
  • Design: Interior Investigation (20 credits)
  • Technology and Materials (20 credits)
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice (20 credits)
  • Professional Experience (20 credits)
  • Student Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Thematic Design (20 credits)
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Communication: Professional Identity (20 credits)
  • Design: Space, Detail, Atmosphere (20 credits)
  • History and Theory: Dissertation (20 credits)
  • Interior: Major Project (40 credits)
  • Material Expression (20 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year after your 2nd or 3rd year to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • digital reviews of design projects
  • design portfolios
  • reflective journals and sketchbooks
  • technical journals and models
  • essays
  • dissertation
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year 1 students: 100% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 100% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 7% by practical exams and 93% by coursework


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Applicants without a relevant subject or experience will be asked to provide a portfolio to support their application.

Other

A relevant subject or experience in Art and Design is required.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/ug-tuition-fees
Interior Architecture and Design at University of Portsmouth - UCAS