Why study this course?
Discover how interior design responds to and reflects our ever-changing society. You’ll work with industry leaders to gain hands-on skills and experience through a range of live commercial and community projects – from retail, workspace and hospitality projects to education and healthcare. Covering every aspect of interior design, you’ll gain all the skills you need to succeed in your career.
Our Interior Design course scored highly for student satisfaction across the board in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021. It achieved 92% student satisfation for the teaching on the course, 96% satisfaction for learning opportunities, 93% for assessment and feedback, 91% for academic support and and overall satisfaction score of 93%!
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
Interior design is an exhilarating practice responding to the rapid pace of the interiors industry. It involves an exciting range of projects embracing commercial, social and temporary projects such as workspaces, hotels, retail, museums, exhibitions, and health and educational spaces. This Interior Design BA will introduce you to the latest research as well as industry professionals who will bring their knowledge and experience to the course.
Your first year – through an active and holistic learning and teaching programme – is designed to develop your thinking, key skills and understanding of the industry and related practice, allowing you to produce a portfolio and discover your career aspirations through explorative approaches. You’ll explore sketching, drawing, sketch-modelling and the production of scaled accurate models through workshop practice and orthographic techniques, with digital software also used to strengthen your ideas and skills. This will guide you into your second year where we ask you to choose a studio in which to cultivate your design philosophy, sector specialisms and professional skills. The course also offers an opportunity to work within the industry and gain real life work experience with an interior design company, which is assessed as part of your degree. We then build on this in the third year and advance your individuality and expertise through both studio specialisms and a mentoring scheme leading you towards successful employment.
Our studios are run by practitioners and experts in their field who develop a series of year-long projects covering contemporary and relevant design issues and topics. We work with well-known businesses, associations, and museums and galleries running live projects. This gives you the opportunity to discuss and exhibit your projects, which in turn helps you to develop a range of professional presentational skills.
The course takes place in the heart of London’s creative district, which gives you access to an abundance of live projects and industry mentors. You’ll be surrounded by the best interior practices in London from Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, the West End and Mayfair.
We also promote an entrepreneurial spirit, which leads to students participating in national and international competitions and taking advantage of volunteering opportunities.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course. These range from formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and self-assessment methods, through to studio based work, workshops, and CAD and digital projects and exercises. Feedback is given throughout the course.
Where this course can take you
This course will prepare you to work with confidence as a specialist in a design or architectural practice. On entering the workplace you will find your role requires a range of skills and experience beyond the purely creative. The collaborative nature of the projects you’ll complete whilst studying are ideal for preparing you for interacting with other professionals and performing construction industry processes.
Recent graduates have been employed by design companies including Gensler, BDP, Turner Bates, Black Sheep, Fitch, AI Architects, Woods Bagot, Foster and Partners, Seen Displays, Areen, My Beautiful City, and Avante Garde.
We also have graduates who have chosen to work for set designers, interior design magazines and in museum and gallery curation.
Others have chosen to continue onto postgraduate study. Graduates of this course are well-suited to pursuing further studies in interior design, sustainable design, architecture and environmental design and strategic brand management at postgraduate level. We have a variety of suitable courses at London Met, such as:
- Interior Design MA
- Environmental, Sustainable and Regenerative Design MA
- Architectural History, Research and Writing MA
- Public Art and Performance MA
Every student who studies on one of our three interiors courses has the opportunity of a work placement at a leading London design practice. We place our students in the top 150 interior and architectural practices in London including Penson, Gensler, turnerbates, Fitch and WeAreYourStudio.
Collaborative and international links
You’ll have the opportunity to work with the following international universities and institutes on a range of projects:
- Gachon University
- Dongyang University (in Korean)
- Geneva University of Art and Design
- The George Washington University
- NKF (in Norwegian)
- Habitat Institute India