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Bradford College

Interior Design

UCAS Code: W251

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.

Award of a full Access Certificate (Art & Design) by a licensed Access Validating Agency.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4 minimum. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy accepted as equivalent.

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

MMP

Preferably in an Arts or Media subject.

Scottish Higher

C,D

Preferably including an Arts or Media subject.

UCAS Tariff

80

Three A levels or BTEC Extended Diploma usually in an Arts or Media subject, or Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design and Art, Design & Media).

33%
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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

If you are enthusiastic, committed and creative with a passion for design, this innovative and exciting course if for you. The opportunities possible from embarking on a career in Interior Design are as dynamic, varied and amazing as the diversity of human need. The course specialises in an extremely creative approach to design, this coupled with the thorough exploration of design methodologies and links with the industry makes it directly relevant to the changing needs of employers and the design industry. Designed to enable our graduates to be well placed to launch a career as a designer, this is a creatively demanding course. Interior Design provides high quality creative learning at the same time as providing access to a traditional Art School environment. During your time studying on the course you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills as well as gaining a deep understanding of Interior Design. The course has been specifically designed to develop expertise in design and creativity. It focuses on developing independent and creative thinking. . The programme of study is designed to be intellectually and creatively challenging and prepares you for the interdisciplinary nature of the design industry. You will investigate thought provoking themes and explore the impact of environmental issues and sustainability. We are passionate about encouraging individuality and supporting students through a holistic approach to study. We encourage students to foster creative, critical and reflective methods of thinking and understanding, and to evaluate the different contexts in which designs and artefacts are produced. The course content will be delivered through a combination of tutorials, practical demonstrations and lectures, as well as visits to museums, galleries and other relevant sources. The course will culminate in your final task of a major project and an accompanying dissertation. This degree is employment orientated and therefore often leads directly to work in the Design industry. Alternatively, you could pursue a Masters Degree in a related subject or undertake PCET/PGCE teacher training.

Modules

Level 4 Modules will include: Introduction to Interior Design; Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD); Retail Design; CAD and Visualisation; Professional Development; Design Contexts. Level 5 Modules will include: Specialist Rendering Techniques; Designing for a Client; Interior Design Project; Advanced CAD; Professional Development; Historical and Contemporary Issues (HCI); Business of Design (BOD). Level 6 Modules will include: Final Major Project; Personal and Professional Development; Critical Appraisal; Design Focus/ Dissertation. The most common assessment method for practical modules is the presentation of a body of work, either through portfolio or exhibition form, and supported by preliminary work such as design and research sheets, feasibility studies and journals. However, you will also be assessed by essays, seminars, reports and appraisals at some points in the course, in addition to a dissertation during Level 6.

Assessment methods

We aim to create a learning experience which is active, collaborative, and holistic, and to enhance your technical skill-set whilst allowing you to fulfil your creative potential. We will work to create a balance between these two aspects of the course. You will be supported by a dynamic and comprehensive learning environment, which includes digital media suites, drawing studios and design studios. The opportunity to attend educational visits to important cultural centres both in Britain and abroad are also in place to enhance your learning experience. We aim to provide a friendly and enthusiastic environment for students. You will be encouraged to explore your individuality and be supported through every aspect of the course, both personally and professionally.

We provide a supportive backdrop to our student centred teaching and learning methods, which are designed to enhance your personal development. Increasing emphasis will be placed upon independent learning throughout the course, via negotiated, self initiated briefs. This independence ensures that you realise your individual potential and achieve your academic and future career aspirations.

Assessment

The most common assessment method for practical modules is the presentation of a body of work, either through portfolio or exhibition form, and supported by preliminary work such as design and research sheets, feasibility studies and journals. However, you will also be assessed by essays, seminars, reports and appraisals at some points in the course, in addition to a dissertation during Level 6.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Arts and Creative Industries

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