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Sheffield Hallam University

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: W250

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade C or grade 4 or above. GCSE Equivalents are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, one of which must be Art, Design or Graphics, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Interior Design with Foundation Year.

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Interior design and architecture

Build your understanding of the design industry by working with clients and industry professionals on live projects.
Learn what it's like to work as an interior architectural designer addressing the needs of commercial clients.
Develop your skills as a designer and interior archictural designer.
Work in state-of-the-art workshops in the heart of the creative community.
This course will equip you with the creative skills and knowledge to enter into the world of interior architectural design through working on various creative design briefs and live projects for clients. You will build a portfolio of work over your degree, preparing you for a rewarding career in an exciting industry.

**How you learn**

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

We aim to provide you with an understanding of design culture and design practice through live projects and potential work placements. You will learn how to create innovative designs, think in a lateral way, critically reflect on projects and learn skills that reflect your personal interests and career aspirations.

Our Curriculum offers a culturally diverse approach to leaning and embraces the wider spectrum of architecture and architectural thinkers.

**You learn through**

- lectures and group tutorials

- live projects

- work placements

- creative workshops

- studio-based project work

- seminars and peer-to-peer discussions

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters and Partners. Other students have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne, LA and New Zealand. As part of your course there are also opportunities to study abroad through the Erasmus programme. We have partnerships with universities in Barcelona, Prague, Lyon and Kuala Lumpur among others.

**Live projects**

You will work on live projects throughout your degree where you can intellectually and creatively develop ideas and your technical abilities. You will have the chance to work on socially driven community projects and commercial opportunities. In the past students have designed and developed projects around homelessness, theatre, exhibitions, galleries, student accommodation and luxury spas.

Our students also exhibit at the Free Range national design exhibition in London's Brick Lane.

**Field trips**

You will visit cultural centres to see design and architecture in the wider world, which are covered by your course fees. Previous trips have included London and Edinburgh. You also visit places such as Milan, Barcelona and the Venice Architecture Biennale (additional fees apply).

**Networking opportunities**

We have links with commercial partners and local design agencies, and we have an exciting lecture series which is delivered by external practitioners from various design practices within the UK, offering industrial contacts for possible future placements.

**Competitions**

You have the opportunity to gain exposure by entering national and international design competitions such as the RSA Student Design Awards.

Modules

**Year one modules** • creative design projects • model making • design skills • drawing and visual communication computer-aided design (CAD) • presentation skills • building & material technologies • contemporary & historical design • contextual studies • study visits

**Year two modules** • live design projects • digital image manipulation • model making • building & material technologies • visual and presentation skills • interactive interiors & CAD • design competitions • professional practice • contextual studies • overseas study tour
In the final part of year two, you create and install an live exhibition in the main gallery at the Sheffield Institute of Art in collaboration with external partners.

**Year three modules** • design projects, which are developed through your research and become more focused and individual to enable you to refine your interest in interior design.

Assessment methods

• Design projects
• Written assignments

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

84%
high
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
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

86%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Design occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
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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