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University of East London

Interior Design

UCAS Code: 4W53

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Including a pass in an Art & Design subject

In an Art & Design subject

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

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In an Art & Design subject

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

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In an Art & Design subject

Including a pass at Higher Level in an Art & Design subject

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96
60%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Interior design and architecture

Our course will give you the educational and creative framework – and the necessary contacts – to launch you on your path to becoming an interior designer.

From the outset, you’ll set about amassing a huge range of skills, including drawing, photography, model-making, measuring and documenting spaces and buildings.

You’ll study design in all its forms – architectural, commercial and retail, residential, furniture, set and exhibition designs. Much of the work will be done on your feet as you visit local sites and examine their features.

You’ll enjoy frequent visits to the rich cultural array of galleries, shops and museums on our doorstep in London.

We have excellent links with the local community, and our students spend a lot of time developing design ideas for specific projects such as restoring historical sites in the East End, or designing a new café.

Modules

Year 1 : Design Investigation 1 (core) Design Resolution 1 (core) Supporting Studies 1 History, Theory & Professional studies (core) Technical Studies1, Computing & Representation (core) Year 2 :Design Investigation 2 (core) Design Resolution 2 (core) Supporting Studies 2, History, Theory & Professional studies (core) Technical studies 2, Computing & Representation (core) Year 3 : Design Investigation 3 (core) Design Resolution 3 (core) Supporting Studies 3 History & Theory (core) Integrated Technical & Professional studies 3 (core)

Assessment methods

We assess all modules at the end of the academic year. Although each module is assessed separately against specific criteria, the assessed work will form part of an overall academic ‘portfolio’.

Design studio work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies are normally assessed in the form of a bound report or within the portfolio. We assess online and multi-media submissions appropriately. There are no closed-book examinations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

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.

58%
low
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

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
66%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

64%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Design occupations
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
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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