The Interior Design MA provides you with the chance to really discover who ‘you’ are as a designer and perfect your individual style.
If you are looking to deepen your knowledge and experience of interior architecture and design, this course will seek to increase your strengths to allow you reach a more advanced level of study.
We encourage you to develop your design capabilities within a global context, exploring the human relationship with, and taking into account the scale of, a range of spatial environments, manufacturing processes and the desire for uniqueness.
This course aims to equip you with the leadership and creative skills to gain employment within interior design and architecture, internationally or continue your studies at Doctorate level.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This MA course develops an advanced knowledge of the principles, application and practices of professional interior architecture and design – encouraging you to come up with original, creative solutions to challenging design problems.
The course provides physical and digital and creative spaces to explore projects and solutions that seeks to take into consideration a wide range of scales of environment. This ranges from interior objects to large public spaces, small spaces such as coffee shops to large scale interiors such as airports.
There is a strong focus on interdisciplinary integration, professional enhancement and design enquiry – students from different disciplines may work together in teams, charrettes and industry competitions.
The course recruits nationally and internationally and brings together students with a wide range of cultures and experiences. Cultural diversity is a theme throughout the course. Discussions, seminars, collaborations and social events can allow students to network, work together inside and outside the curriculum.
Why choose this course?
This Master’s degree has been designed to develop a critical and innovative mind-set in the context of future global design environments and emerging design agendas.
Complementary courses in areas such as product design, automotive and transport provide opportunities for interesting multidisciplinary activities, research and discourse with students and staff from different backgrounds. This should help you to develop a healthy attitude to the design process. You will learn to appreciate the importance of collaboration, networking and the benefits of incorporating knowledge from other related disciplines; vital if you enter professional practice in the wider design industry.
Our teaching team currently comprises dedicated professionals and educators, many actively consulting or holding directorships in design studios, keeping close contact with industry, monitoring changing trends and new developments. Currently, their research interests are vast and varied – from the use of spatial design to triggering emotional responses, interaction between spaces and the human body, architectural heritage and design writing to parametric design and the phenomenology of space.
Our current UK industry partners aim to provide input throughout the course through dedicated lecture series, visits, crits, collaborative industry projects and guest teaching (subject to availability).
You will benefit from studio-based learning where lectures, presentations and project developments are taking place. To help enhance your employability and design relevance, you might have opportunities to work on ‘live’ projects, to help develop leadership skills in design creativity, innovation and collaboration (subject to availability).
We pride ourselves on having an ethos that encourages our students to build on specialist professional and creative identities. There will be opportunities to attend industry lectures and visits by professionals in all areas of interior design, architecture, products and related creative industries (subject to availability). We have collaborated and taken part in competitions connected to industry and ‘live’ client briefs.
There will be opportunities to develop your specialism in a wide range of contexts to suit your career ambitions and skills. For example, you may work in the commercial sector, retail, marketing and branding, health and education to cultural fields (subject to availability).