University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.
Learn to develop striking three-dimensional spaces on this accredited interior architecture and venue design degree. There are exciting opportunities to gain real experience and it’s highly likely you’ll find work shortly after graduating.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
An impressive 100% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months*. This isn’t surprising to us because we build vital experience into this degree: there are regular projects for real clients, site visits, and an optional year in industry – some students have been to Los Angeles for this. It’s also accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), so you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become professionally qualified.
*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
If you’re serious about working in interior architecture and want to design a wide range of spaces – bars, restaurants, live performance spaces, hotels, museums and retail venues – then apply for this course.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
As well as traditional teaching methods (lectures, seminars, tutorials), you will complete regular studio projects, many of which will be for real clients at local sites. There are also guest lectures from industry experts.
OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
The optional year in industry could be an unforgettable and CV-transforming experience; previous students have been to Los Angeles and worked in Beverly Hills and Bel Air. You can also go on study trips in the UK and Europe. On top of all that, your work will be highly visible because we encourage you to enter exhibitions –locally and in London.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Our amazing employment record should reassure you of your prospects. There are plenty of employment opportunities for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design graduates, ranging from generic architectural or interior design to venue project management and technical consultancy. Our links with companies like Scott Wilson, Vinci PLC, Taylor Woodrow, Bowmer & Kirkland and Baggaley Construction, will ensure you are well-connected and able to break into this industry.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits:
45 at Level 3
15 at Level 2
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|