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The creative potential and freedom in the design of interior space is evident in the dynamic design of interior space that we see all around us.
This course is recognised by the ECIA as one of the leading courses in the UK and Europe. Through the adaptive re-use, re-branding, re-modelling, re-cycling and re-communication of existing spaces, structures and environments this course will offer you the skills, knowledge and work experience you need to become a leader in one of the most dynamic, creative, economically valuable and diverse areas of design.
What you will learn
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at AUB will encourage you to unlock the potential and explore the innovations and creativity inherent in the design of the interior. You will explore your interests in the refurbishment, adaptation, re-use and recycling of existing buildings and the stories captured within them; the re-branding and re-telling and communication of those stories; the ideas of the temporary, the ephemeral and the component; narrative and experiential space; meaning and identity; interpretation, exhibition and the performative; the qualities of materials, light and sound and above all the needs of people – the people for whom you are designing. You will want to understand the historic, ecological, social, ethical and professional context of your designs and develop autonomy as a self-critical practitioner by continuing subject understanding, research, analysis and self-reflection; in short you will bring your intellectual and physical skills to play in the creation of dynamic spaces for contemporary society in studying interior architecture and design.
The role of the interior is key to both the study and construction of the contemporary built environment. New technologies, new materials, new methods of construction and fabrication and new thinking are all enjoyed and exploited by those who study and practice the design of the interior. Bars and restaurants, circus, dance, disaster relief, exhibition, fashion shows, film sets, hotels, installations, interactive environments, light installations, performance-art, pop-up, refuge, rehabilitation, residential, retail, sound installation, theatre and yacht design. These are just some of the projects being designed by students on the course this year. Often working with real clients on real design projects in a studio-based and professionally-focused learning environment the course will teach you to understand the three-dimensional potential, the atmosphere and the identity of the spaces in which we live, work, rest and play.
Approximately 50% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.
By the end of the course you will be able to...
Identify and organise your knowledge and skills in order to represent clear conceptual problems leading to design projects through the examination of indepth proposals that will push the boundaries of your discipline.
Establish a range of design proposals that integrate theory with practice, the requirements of external parties and their effectiveness against the aims of the project.
Develop resolved solutions to problems which exploit your innovation, creativity and originality and that are communicated in a professional and accessible manner to all interested parties.
- Defend and justify your thinking processes in support of your design decisions as would be expected of a professional and ethical designer who takes personal responsibility for their actions and development.
Studios and resources
As a student on the course, you’ll work across our studio and computer spaces. Design work, tutorials and critiques take place in a dynamic and creative atmosphere using the latest in digital and audio-visual equipment.
Coursework and practical work
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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)
AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points|
|A level||BBC - BBB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Scottish Higher||CCCCCD||Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above|
**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.**
We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any queries about entry requirements.
We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification.
Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications.
AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
This course does not expect you to attend an interview or provide a portfolio. Instead we will make a decision on your application based on the information in your UCAS application. You will be invited to an Applicant Day; these are designed exclusively for undergraduate applicants holding offers at AUB. The event will give you the opportunity to find out more about the course, meet staff and have a tour of the AUB campus.
However please note in the event we are unable to make a decision based on your application we may request additional information from you, such as a digital portfolio, or may invite you to attend an interview. If this is the case we will contact you to advise you.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||Overall score of 180|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C||Overall score of 200|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)|
|PTE Academic||54.0||A minimum of 51 in each component|
AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|