Reasons to study Interior Design BA (Hons) at De Montfort University:
- Blueprint, Gensler Faber, ISI
are some of the companies that our graduates have gone onto work for
- Interior architecture
and spatial design are some of the key aspects you will learn on the course
- Design projects
some of which are live, visits to environments to support studies and national competitions, including RSA, will all contribute to your DMU experience
- 100% of our Interior Design
graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
- Cross-media approach
to communication, visualisation and presentation
- Latest CAD facilities,
modelscope, drawing studios, video visualisation equipment and prototype workshops are just some of the facilities to which you will have access
- International opportunity
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
- The new Vijay Patel building
has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses – find out more
- Core workshop materials available at no cost
to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials – find out more
- Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300
for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing*
Some of your projects will be about regenerating and adapting real buildings and sites, such as converting old commercial premises into exhibition or retail spaces, bars and restaurants. You will develop skills in drawing, 3D modelling, computing and the video-modelscope.
The first year introduces you to CAD and the importance of visual communication and Design Cultures. In the second and third years you develop your own personal style and design language, and your learning becomes increasingly autonomous as you pursue individual projects.
Structure and assessment
- Visual Communication
- Foundations of Design 1 (Term 1)
- Foundations of Design 2 (Term 2)
- Construction Technology
- Design Cultures 1
- Principles of Visual Communication
- Principles of Design 1
- Principles of Design 2
- Principles of Construction Technology and Practice
- Design Cultures 2
Optional modules between years two and three:
- Erasmus Year
- Industry Placement Year
- Advanced Visual Communication
- Advanced Design in Practice 1
- Advanced Design in Practice 2
- Advanced Construction Technology and Practice
- Heritage, Culture and Context
Facilities and features
Art and design facilities
Projects are essentially studio-based with specialist areas for computer design, video and modelscope capture, electronic imaging and printing. There are also workshops for specialised processes in wood, metal, glass and plastics. The studio is open-plan and flexible so it is suitable for presentations, feedback sessions, seminars, tutorials and workspaces.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.
Opportunities and careers
Work placements are offered as part of this course and they are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your changes of gaining a graduate level job and can often lead to an offer of employment for when you graduate.
We have numerous links with organisations both in the UK and internationally, and the placements team will help you find a placement to suit you and your interests and aspirations.
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
You will graduate with a wide range of design skills which will open up numerous career routes such as working for interior design consultants across many specialist fields, interior specialists for architects, exhibition and event designers, set design consultants, point of sale design and 3D visualisers..
Recent graduates have gone on to careers with Jack Morton Worldwide (United Arab Emirates), Black Marble, CPMG Architects, Redd Europe Ltd, Leonard Design Architects, Gensler.