Why study this course?
Our Interior Architecture and Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio of work, while developing the skills necessary to begin an undergraduate degree.
This course is also a gateway into an undergraduate degree if you don’t meet the necessary requirements for the three-year course.
Our Interior Architecture and Design course saw great success in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021, receiving satisfation scores of 93% for learning opportunities, 95% for assessment and feedback and 90% for academic support.
We’re also in the top 35 unis in the UK for architecture according to the Guardian university league tables 2022.
You can find out more about what to expect on the course in this video presentation from our Head of Interiors.
More about this course
This course adopts an innovative approach to teaching, designed to help you explore your capabilities and guide you towards establishing an individual direction within creative practices in our School of Art, Architecture and Design.
The intensive foundation year will be shared with other students in the School and will help you develop knowledge and skills related to a range of specialist undergraduate degree programmes. In your first term you’ll start by taking part in a range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. The following term will cover spatial and orthogonal drawing, inhabitation, materials, process, modelling, structure, scale and surface.
The subsequent three years of your studies will be shared with students starting their studies on the three-year course. To learn more about the course content during the final three years please visit our Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) course page.
If you’d like to change your specialism following the foundation year, there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.
Your assessments during the four-year course will consist of presentations, illustrated documents, essays, seminar papers tests and a dissertation.
Where this course can take you
On graduation you’ll be able to work in design or architectural practices or continue your studies at postgraduate level.
What is a degree with a foundation year at the School of Art, Architecture and Design?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). A foundation year in our School of Art, Architecture and Design is the starting point for many of our art, architecture and design students and acts as an introduction to the wide range of creative practices explored within the University. You may join us with a clear idea of the subject you intend to study or you may use it as an opportunity to explore a number of different directions or experiment with your creativity. A foundation year degree is also a great choice if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.