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University of Edinburgh

Interior Design

UCAS Code: W250

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABB. GCSEs: English at Grade C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL. SL: English at 5.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. National 5: English at Grade C.

UCAS Tariff

114-128

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15%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Design studies

Interior Design is the study and design of interior spaces in a range of public and private environments. At Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) we research, investigate and develop ideas for a range of different scales of building size, intervention and time frames. It is about creating environments that impact positively on people's day to day experiences and interactions. The focus of our teaching and learning is our studio, which we call the Interior Lab, because for us our studio space is a laboratory of design where ideas are developed and grown, and shared and evolved. This allows us to replicate elements of a professional design office environment, and encourages students to work as a team. You will develop your skills through innovative projects that enable you to explore the design potential of contemporary interventions into existing buildings that bring new life and functions to old structures. Most of our projects are based in Edinburgh using real buildings and situations as the generators of the brief. Often we work on live projects with real clients. We encourage students to be creative, inventive and questioning of design. In all projects we encourage solutions that are beyond the ordinary or obvious. It is very important to us that all students also gain a good technical understanding of interior design to prepare you for work in industry following graduation. Integrated with the practical studio work, Design & Screen Cultures courses provide a contextual and theoretical understanding of the holistic nature of contemporary design. We aim to develop cross-disciplinary methods and approaches to people and culture that equip you to design excellence into people's lives. This is about both designing artefacts and understanding the world around us. Our design vision and ideas lie within a global framework of design and how people wish to live their lives. We encourage you to articulate innovative and sustainable creative visions and identities. We educate problem-solvers and opportunity-seekers. Our graduates will become designers, thinkers and makers who will positively shape the world.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£24,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

Edinburgh College of Art

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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
Design studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Design studies

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

65%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Design occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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