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Bath Spa University

Interior Design

UCAS Code: HH19

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Including grade C in Art and Design or related subjects preferred.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Require a HL Art subject at grade 6 and evidence of further experience in Art and Design.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

In a related subject in addition to other qualifications or evidence of experience in Art.

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Interior design and architecture

As an Interior Design student, you'll focus on existing buildings and spaces, and finding innovative ways to use them.

You'll explore the experiential qualities of the spaces we use everyday - lighting, environment, materials, finishes - and how these are used to create mood or ambiance.

Sustainability and spatial design are important aspects of this course. As a burgeoning interior designer, you'll apply your design skills to a broad range of contexts, such as hotels, restaurants, exhibitions, retail and shop fitting, offices and commercial premises, museums, and galleries.

Modules

Year one
You'll begin by undertaking projects that cover fundamental skills in observation, measured surveys, and understanding structures.

Year two
You'll continue to design project work, which will require you to develop your drawing, CAD, and model making skills to effectively communicate your ideas and design proposals in presentations and formal critiques.

Year three
In your final year, a project that includes the construction of an element of your design work at full size will enable a more in-depth understanding of construction and the tactile qualities of materials.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% based on coursework, presented at the end of each of the modules. At this point you’ll receive summative feedback, so you’ll know how to improve or develop your work.

Throughout the module, you'll receive formative feedback through individual and/or group tutorials, peer seminar sessions, and group critiques. In many cases, this feedback is received both verbally and in a written format.

All feedback aims to enable you to improve your work, and you'll receive the summative feedback and marks within three weeks of the completed module submission date.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Art and Design

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.

77%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

74%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Design occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Other elementary services 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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