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Nottingham Trent University

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: K1W2

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Interior design and architecture

This creative course is designed to explore the design and development of internal spaces in relation to their overall architectural composition. You’ll develop an understanding of how form, structure and light are used to create spaces that are both beautiful and functional.

Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival Style Arkwright building, you'll study in a studio culture that reflects modern practice, and an environment that challenges you to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas, preparing you for your graduate career from day one.

Key features

- **Inspiring spaces** | Work with our professional facilities and studios, including a dedicated model making studio, 3D printing space and workshops.

- **Professional accreditation** | Our course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content, and enabling you to become a member free of charge whilst you study.

- **Live projects** | Take part in industry-set design projects, with creative briefs from real clients. Recently, students worked with Benoy on a brief exploring possibilities for new retail space, and theatre company Nonsuch, on a project to re-imagine their studio space.

- **Guest lectures** | Hear visiting industry experts deliver talks about their work; previous visitors have included Kinnersley Kent Designs, Peldon Rose, FITCH and Checkland Kindleysides.

- **Study trips** | Explore local, national and international architectural practice, with some great trips – previously students have visited Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam – included in your course fees.

- **Exhibitions and shows** | Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Show, our annual Architecture Exchange event and also at the graduate show Free Range in London, all attended by industry experts and prospective employers.

- **Placement year** | Gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement on our sandwich route. Previously, students have spent their placements at companies such as Foster + Partners, Dalziel & Pow and Tom Dixon Studio.

- **Outstanding employability** | 91% of our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students are in work or further study within six months after finishing their studies (latest DLHE survey, 2016-2017).

Modules

Year One
- Design Studio 1 (60 credits)
- Design Communication 1 (20 credits)
- Technical Studies 1 (20 credits)
- Interior Architecture in Context 1 (20 credits)

Year Two
- Design Studio 1 (60 credits)
- Professional Studies and Design Communication 2 (20 credits)
- Technical Studies 2 (20 credits)
- Interior Architecture in Context 2 (20 credits)

Year Three
- Design Studio 3 (60 credits)
- Design Communication 3 (20 credits)
- Technical Studies 3 (20 credits)
- Research Project (20 credits)
- Degree Show exhibition
In your final year, you'll be invited to display your work as part of NTU's Degree Shows. The events are an opportunity for all final year students studying across NTU's Art and Design-based courses to showcase their work to our network of industry professionals and prospective employers, invited specifically for this purpose.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed via coursework, consisting of individual projects, presentations, and a portfolio.

Year One
Coursework 100%
Practical work 0%

Year Two
Coursework 100%
Practical work 0%

Year Three
Coursework 100%
Practical work 0%

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service 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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