Edinburgh Napier University Interior Design

Edinburgh Napier University Interior Design

BDes (Hons)Interior & Spatial Design

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Engage with inspiring projects, exploring the design of interior and exterior spaces. Develop your creative design skills while gaining vital industry experience.

Course introduction

Interior and spatial design is about place-making, a process which requires the (re)designing and (re)defining of spatial environments.

We are the leading programme for engagement with Edinburgh’s vibrant exhibition, lighting and interior design industry and we offer excellent rates of student placement and design employment. In addition to traditional skills such as drawing and model making you’ll learn to use specific design software. You’ll gain the skills to develop unique design ideas, establish rigorous design processes, deal with complex design issues, make informed judgements and communicate conclusions clearly to a professional audience

Edinburgh Napier University Interior Design

Through a carefully choreographed series of projects, you’ll explore the large and the small, the public and the private, the old and the new, the solid and the void. Specialist tutors in computer-aided design, technological studies and theoretical perspectives inform and support the core design projects.

You’ll design interior and exterior spaces relating to a wide range of themes including social (e.g. schools, hospitals, libraries), commercial (e.g. retail, leisure, offices) and the arts (e.g. theatres, museums, galleries).

The primary focus is to allow you to develop a sophisticated design language and an understanding of the relationship between space, form, structure and materials within the context of building purpose, the end-user and the wider environment.

In addition to traditional skills such as drawing and model making you’ll learn to use specific design software (AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max) to articulate design ideas and design processes and to investigate the associated technical issues of design proposals.

You’ll gain the skills to develop unique design ideas, establish rigorous design processes, deal with complex design issues, make informed judgements and communicate conclusions clearly to a professional audience.