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Arts University Bournemouth

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: KW12

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

120

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92%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Interior design and architecture

**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.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Interior design and architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,564
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Design occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

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