Cardiff Metropolitan University Interior Design

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Interior Design

Cardiff Metropolitan University Interior Design

Interior Design – BA (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

The spaces we inhabit deeply influence our thinking and emotional states and you will learn to use spaces to inspire harmony, energy and productivity.

You discover how to blend function and aesthetics, striking liveable balances between the pleasing and the practical. You learn how to examine a space from every angle and explore every possibility. You develop a keen eye for detail – along with an understanding of the technical, legal and logistical skills interior designers need. You experiment with light, sound, material, colour and technology – and bring them together to create stimulating and effective spaces for living, work and play.

This course gives you ample opportunities to get involved in contemporary design practice and learn from leading practitioners and academics. Which means when you leave us, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and creative vision to drive your career.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

Please note: This programme will undergo periodic review in early 2017. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.

​Course Content​

​Your core subjects of creative thinking, drawing, model making, studio design techniques and CAD/CAM technologies will give you a solid basis in design fundamentals. From here you’ll explore different techniques, ideas and approaches in a variety of areas, including:

 

  • Remodelling; preserving; restoring; renovating existing sites.
  • Create user-centred environments (live; work; rest; play).
  • Analyse Client Culture (design language; mood; atmosphere).
  • Formulate design strategies
  • Creating appropriate places for experience.
  • Produce Tectonic Detail information
  • Sketching and scaled detail design drawing;
  • Model-making and 3D visualising (CAD; Virtual Reality; Perceptual Experience Lab).
  • Developing relationships with clients, constructors and other specialists
  • Legal and Regulatory Frameworks

You’ll learn about the creative, scientific and functional considerations you need to take into account when you’re dealing with space. And you’ll become familiar with technical, legal and regulatory constraints facing interior designers.