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Course summary

From conceptualisation through 2D visualisation and 3D modelling to animation, our course will teach you the skills you need to pursue a successful career in industry. The course encourages conceptual thinking beyond the mundane but always marries designs to reality. This ensures students find employment across the many sectors of interior architecture, whether in retail, hospitality and leisure, workplace design, civic and culture or exhibition design.

  • Creativity: You will be challenged to develop innovative and experimental solutions, transforming spaces through material understanding and user insights.
  • Making: An emphasis on making, both physical and virtual, underpins the course and ensures that graduates are both digitally fluent and materially sensitive.
  • Employability: You will be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and resilience required to enter industry. You will build a sophisticated design portfolio over the course of your studies, giving you access to opportunities for employment or further study.
Key Course Benefits
  • Studio Culture: Our studio-based course will allow you to explore, create, collaborate and develop the skills required to design innovative spaces, supported by peers and guided by experienced practitioners.
  • Analogue & Digital: We deliberately strike a balance between traditional hand-processes and emerging technologies. You will participate in workshops for drawing, and model making, along with CAD, 3D computer modelling and animation. Traditional workshops sit alongside facilities for laser cutting, CNC milling and 3D printing.
  • International Network: Our students go on to find employment in a variety of fields and professions including Interior Architecture, Lighting Design, Exhibition Design, Concept Design, Theatre and Stage Design and Project Management. Gain an international perspective with our international partner institutions, who provide opportunities for shared learning and the potential for travel and study abroad. Our visiting speaker programme makes use of our extensive alumni and industry network.
  • Sustainability: In a finite world you will be in a unique position to help lead the world with sustainable solutions to architectural problems. Adaptive reuse of buildings as opposed to demolition and rebuild, will become a must and Interior Architects and Designers will be highly sought after.
  • Professional Accreditation and Awards: The Course has been accredited by The Society of British & International Interior Designers (SBID) as a Centre of Excellence. Our students have won awards at national exhibitions and events including Free Range and New Designers.


In the first year, the curriculum allows you to gain a broad grounding in the discipline where you will develop knowledge and skills to do with creating spaces, digital skills and tools, and materials, among others. Modules Drawing and Making Spaces - 20 credits Creative Exploration - 20 credits The Language of Space - 20 credits Digital Skills 1 - 20 credits Materials and Structures - 20 credits Designing Spaces - 20 credits Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledge Study skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Interior Architecture and Design at Coventry University - UCAS