Interior Architecture and Design (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Interior architecture designers are experts in creating experimental, imaginative and stimulating spatial environments. On this course, you learn how to design spaces that are individual and experiential while offering ergonomic and environmentally sound functionality. You discover the latest innovations used to solve contemporary design problems, and broaden your understanding of building, structure and fabric construction, enabling you to take a design from initial research through to detail design and specification. Foundation Year In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Facilities and Specialist Equipment

  • Spacious studios and facilities in Alexon House, the previous home of the Alexon and Eastex fashion company.
  • Equipment includes 2D and 3D computer-aided design; digital image creation and manipulation; video production and editing.
  • Alongside developing your analogue skills, such as sketching, orthographic hand drawing and 3D model-making, industry-replicating software includes Adobe Creative suite, AutoCAD, Vectorworks and SketchUp.
Your Student Experience
  • Work on live projects and unique proposals for a range of environments from bars, restaurants and theatres to workplaces, retail spaces and exhibitions.
  • Work the way you would in the creative industry, collaborating in teams across disciplines, in a studio environment.
  • Learn to analyse and utilise real sites, and design projects in collaboration with companies such as Caravane Ltd in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, and PSLab Lighting in Bermondsey.
  • Final year students work on a large, spatial design project within a live site, with reference to construction, building regulations, specification and BREEAM considerations.
  • Attend weekly World of Work guest talks with students from other courses and begin to establish a deep understanding of the creative industries.
  • As part of your developing professional practice unit, attend a weekly presentation by practitioners from the field of interior architecture and design, such as Pradumn Pamidighantam (Barr Gazetas Architects), Paula Murray (Supertonic), and Stuart Newman (Network Career Consultants).
  • Experience industry-relevant field trips such as the Surface Design Show, Building Centre, Material Lab, Roca Gallery and Chelsea Harbour Design Centre.
  • Take up the opportunity to join an international study trip, a great chance to get to know students from all courses and see amazing art, design and culture in real life. Previous visits have been to Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.


Areas of study include:

  • Context and Ideas
  • Introducing Studio Practice
  • Spatial Design: Exploring Materials and Methods
  • Thinking Through Making
  • Collaborative Enterprise
  • Context and Meaning
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Spatial Design: Developing Materials and Methods
  • Creative Futures
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • Final Major Project: Interior Architecture
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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Interior Architecture and Design (With Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS