Design (Interior Architecture)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 4.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5024 Duration:12 months


This forward thinking and flexible programme is part of a disciplinary suite embracing the increasingly trans-disciplinary activities of the design profession and contemporary creative practice, while concurrently allowing you to refine and enhance skills within interior architecture and spatial design.

At the outset of the programme you will develop and apply a range of research methods in redefining your own design practice and creative outlook. You will further develop specific skills for lighting design, property development and digital visualisation which will inform and enable highly developed outcomes in your self-directed major project work. This will also allow you to collaborate and make professional contacts with practitioners from other areas, including those in the School of Engineering and Built Environment. You also have the option of taking an MA or MDes award, depending on whether you complete a dissertation or design project report in trimester 3.

The two part major project allows you to create and develop design outcomes within your own area of interest and further enhance and apply your subject specific skills and knowledge.

We have a strong studio culture supported by our multidisciplinary staff team of academics and industry based practitioners. You will be able to develop creative, professional, strategic and contextual knowledge and skills and apply design thinking to a range of creative outcomes and design interventions.

This course will advance your knowledge and skills in design research methods, architectural and spatial design and related software and develop new professional skills to a high level. Youll be able to deal with complex issues within design, make informed judgements and communicate your conclusions clearly to professional audiences. You will also gain transferable skills in problem solving, planning, leadership, team work and time management.

* Interior and Spatial Design
* Architectural Design
* Urban Design
* Sustainable Design
* Lighting Design
* Conservation

Duration: 3 trimesters

What's involved
This course is taken full-time over 3 trimesters (12 months). Youll learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials studio projects and independent study.

Trimester 1

Design Research Methods; Major Project (part 1); Spatial Lighting Design

Trimester 2

Major Project (part 2); Sustainable Urban Property Development or Advanced Digital Media [AutoCAD]

Trimester 3

Design Dissertation (for MA award) or Design Project Report (for MDes award)

You will normally have an undergraduate degree or evidence of significant industry experience, which can also be taken into account for any exemptions (RPL). Applicants with a PG Cert. or PG Dip. in an appropriate discipline may be also considered for exemptions or articulation. Applications from those with a DipAD pre-dating honours degrees in art & design are welcomed. All candidates are interviewed with a portfolio of creative work or technical/business projects.Applicants from overseas can be interviewed by teleconference with an online portfolio.If your first language is not English you will usually have to take an English language test, unless you studied your undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language. Otherwise, we ask for evidence that you have the correct level of English language competency. The English language tests and scores we accept are: * IELTS with a score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 * TOEFL with a score of 75 or above * Pearsons Test of Academic English with a score of 50 or above English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL iBT® test: 75 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

We have a selection of funding opportunities available such as the UK postgraduate tuition fee loan (Scottish & EU) and specific scholarships aimed at student from India and across Africa.

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