BDes (Hons) Interior Design is a strongly vocational course with project work at every level that is both current and relevant to graduate employment. The key to success as an interior designer is to be innovative and flexible with an in depth knowledge of contemporary methods, materials and concepts. As an interior Design student you will develop knowledge of specialist research practices leading to innovative ideas about space and function, learn visualisation and model making skills that bring your ideas to life and develop an excellent understanding of construction and technical specification that will enable you to present and pitch your design solutions to professional audiences.
In the first year, you will rapidly become familiar with the principles and practices of interior design using both traditional drawing techniques and contemporary computer visualisation skills. You will have the opportunity to work within a specialist workshop and studio environment on a wide variety of projects designed to provide experience and understanding of the many varied career opportunities available to interior design graduates.
Alongside these practical skills you will explore the historical and cultural origins of design and use this knowledge to inform the development of personally defined styles and approaches to creative problem solving.
All courses in the School of Art are now available with a professional placement option (Sandwich Year). A professional placement provides an opportunity for professional development in the work place and as such, greatly enhances the student’s prospects of finding rewarding and relevant employment at the end of their studies. The school assists students in securing work placements, undertaking live briefs, engaging directly with employers and developing key employability skills. The School is committed to raising student awareness of the opportunities that exist post-graduation.