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University of Huddersfield

Interior Design

UCAS Code: W250

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

74%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Design studies

The spaces where we shop, drink, eat, sleep and work – each of them has to be designed to ensure that they are fit for their purpose. This course aims to get you thinking about the functional and aesthetic potential of our interior environments. We encourage you to think about just what’s possible, and how you can make the most of any space.

Interior Design transforms ideas into experiences. And we’ll give you the opportunity to be able to create entirely new experiences and relationships between people and the places they spend time in. The emphasis is on creativity, as we explore current design thinking and push the boundaries to come up with new ways of looking at things and transforming our environments.

We also focus on the practical side of things, with the aim of helping you to prepare for a career in interior design. So we’ll give you the chance to get involved in a range of projects set by some of the country’s leading interior and architectural practices. It’s going to be challenging, but it will be engaging and inspiring too.

To give you the best chance to succeed, we’ll aim to give you a thorough grounding in all the technical demands of construction detailing and specification. So you’re not just thinking about the creative potential of an interior space, you know the practical possibilities too.

Whenever possible we’ll get you out into the real world, taking you on field trips to see what professional interior designers have achieved. You’ll also have the chance to take a placement year, working in a business such as a professional interior design practice. It will give you the chance to gain hands-on experience, build up your professional portfolio and develop real-world skills. You’ll have the chance to gain a real insight into the industry during your placement year, and gain the experiences you need to have the best chance to become a professional in your chosen career.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Design Process and Communication; Design Culture in Context; Material Innovations; Design Exploration. Year 2 Core modules: Design in Context; Design and Building Technology; Design Realisation; Personal and Professional Development. Year 3 - optional placement year School of Art and Design Placement - You will normally spend a total of 48 weeks between the end of year two and the beginning of your final year in a managed work experience. You will be encouraged to obtain a placement activity relevant to your area of specialism, however a wide range of placements will be regarded as suitable. The placement will be monitored and you will be assessed on completion. (100%). Final Year Core modules: Professional Practice; Major Project - Interior Design; Research Proposal.

Assessment methods

will include design work, written assignments, presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Architecture and Three-Dimensional Design

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.

78%
med
Design studies

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
340

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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Design occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
4%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
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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