If you like the idea of transforming and giving new life to the spaces in which we live, work, learn or play, this studio-based course will teach you how to plan and design imaginative interiors of all shapes and sizes. A distinct advantage of our course is the scope of your potential field of work – from furniture and lighting to transport interiors. We express this scale in the axiom SMLXL, which stands for Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large and includes anything and everything from interior objects to large public spaces, small spaces such as residential interiors to super large interiors like airports. Our course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and expertise needed to become a successful interior designer. It will also help prepare you for a broad range of roles within creative industries – from furniture or event designers to set design consultants, visualisation artists, point of sale design and teachers. We deliberately strike a balance between traditional hand-processes and emerging technologies. You’ll participate in workshops for block material, drawing, and model making, while having access to laser cutting, rapid prototyping and 3D printing. With a focus on the quality of materials and user needs, we will encourage you to come up with original, creative solutions to challenging design problems. All members of staff are committed to design research and are frequently called upon as industry or external experts for design consultancy and for other educational institutions. Their research expertise is vast and varied – from the use of spatial design to trigger emotional response and interaction between spaces and the human body to parametric design and the phenomenology of space. Key Course Benefits:
- Students in the School of Art and Design have received prizes in the Student Lighting Awards and InteriorMotives, as well as exhibited in big graduate shows like Free Range and New Designers.
- Computing suites offer 3D modelling, animation and analysis software, as well as graphic and word processing packages, including Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, VectorWorks, Sketch-up, Cinema 4D, Vray and video editing software.
- Extensive facilities include: laser cutting, rapid prototyping, desktop CNC milling, 3D printing facilities, scanners, two large block material workshops, large scale painting facilities, and model making workshops.
- Specialist design studios feature individual desk space, presentation equipment, wireless internet access, supported by a dedicated print bureau for 2D outputs up to A0 size and the FAH Art Shop.
- Regular industry lecture series introduces students to specialists and current practitioners – with past presentations from JakStudio, BDP and Scott Brownrigg just to name a few.
- Links with universities in Europe, Asia, China, North and South America provide opportunities to study abroad and gain an international perspective.
Your main study themes are: Interior design exploration The technical content of the course will challenge you to develop industry standard skills. You will engage in universal design processes as practised throughout the international design community and develop work using key illustrative and modelling submission methods. Professional studies We will guide you on your journey to becoming a professional design practitioner. We will encourage autonomous activity in making, drawing, collecting, organising and developing images and other key personal ‘triggers of interest’ in a sketchbook that acts as a log of your work. The sketchbook is intended to be a constant companion and provide a place to note, draw and explore all aspects of design activity taught on the course or initiated in other ways. You will be introduced to the nature of professional practice and you will produce an interesting, individual portfolio of design work. The main outcome will become a ‘passport to the community of practice’ of professional designers. 3D modelling Develops your understanding of 3D presentation skills related to interior architecture and design. You will explore 3D spatial attributes by using surface modelling CAD software, 2D drawings and physical models. Design enquiry You will critically appraise and focus your own practice and demonstrate your capability to undertake an investigative activity that illustrates the basis for research and key knowledge that underpins the work of design practitioners in their field. Research may include: design practice, theory, management and the context of design, such as historical influence, contemporary practitioners, political and commercial agendas, market trends and analysis, sustainability, brand, technological developments and societal needs. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.
How to apply
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- Year 1
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All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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