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University for the Creative Arts

Interior Architecture and Design

UCAS Code: W252 C
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Art & Design or subjects related to course applied - collective UCAS points must be a minimum total of 112 points

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Drawn from professional design companies, our team of over 30 dedicated academic staff will connect you to a wealth of experience and industry contacts, boosted by our mentoring scheme which will offer you the chance to receive constructive feedback from other architecture and design experts.

Modules

Stage 1: Explore materials and develop an understanding of the design of built space; students undertake a structured series of 3D experiments into sculptural form and design problem-solving, alongside studies in technology and visual digital communication; introduction to the theory of interior architecture and research and ideas development skills. Stage 2: Experimentation, model making, drawing, computing, visual research and contextual studies; design practice, including film and TV set design, museum and exhibition design, and hotel and residential design; development of personal and technical skills to help express and communicate ideas. Stage 3: Understanding the importance of design in today's world; students are required to undertake a written dissertation relating to their design projects and complete a work placement and a self-directed major project and supporting portfolio of work.

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is situated in the South East of England with four campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as specialist courses at The Maidstone Television Studios and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.  We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment and each campus is populated by a concentration of talented students and academics. Creators of Rupert the Bear, Morph and Aleksandr the Meerkat all studied at UCA.  Now the second largest specialist creative arts university in Europe, we have a 160 year track record of educating creative practitioners who go on to lead in their chosen field.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
341 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are design occupations

21%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia 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. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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