Why study interior design?
Interior design is an exciting field that bridges the boundaries between architecture, art and design.
Interior designers take a holistic approach to space, designing every element from structural interventions to specifying materials. Working to a level similar to that of an architect, they design for the retail industry, commercial offices, art galleries, private homes and the hotel and leisure sector.
Working in this industry is exciting and varied. To succeed, you’ll need creative flair, professional acumen and real practical skills.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA(Hons) Interior Design degree teaches you the professional skills you need to work in the interior design industry.
You’ll be based at Bower Ashton Studios, as part of our City Campus, which includes renowned contemporary arts centres Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed. Exceptional facilities and resources include industry standard digital studios and fabrication workshops.
This is a technical learning course, with a focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. You’ll learn to work with traditional tools and the latest technology, and develop the skills to design lighting, furniture, materials and entire interior projects.
Learn to view spaces differently and seek new design opportunities within them. Push the boundaries of what interior design means and what it can achieve.
Regular guest lectures and events will help you explore work opportunities. Develop your own independent projects and follow live briefs set and assessed by professionals in the field. This Interior Design course gives you the opportunity to spend a year in industry gaining real-world experience. You can also take on work experience and placements throughout the degree, including international exchange.
Focusing on the areas that most interest you, you’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio, and the skills to succeed as an interior designer.
Where can it take me?
This Interior Design degree course offers excellent preparation for a professional career in commercial and domestic interiors, retail, leisure and exhibition design.
You could also choose to specialise in furniture, product or lighting design, materials or architecture-scale projects.
You could go onto postgraduate study, including our MA Design.