Falmouth University Interior Design

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Falmouth University Interior Design

Delve into the world of built spaces and the people that inhabit them. Through this course you’ll gain practical materials knowledge, a heightened awareness of the made environment and a chance to apply your learning on live industry projects.

Based in our high-specification studios, you’ll grow and develop through a series of modules exploring practical skills such as design, drawing and model making. You’ll be encouraged to explore the full range of what interior design is – starting with decoration and styling, through to interior architecture and the remodelling of existing buildings, culminating in commercial design and branding. You’ll then choose an area of specialism, developing a portfolio of work to underpin your career after graduation.


  • Live projects for commercial businesses
  • Field trips
  • Traditional and digital presentation techniques
  • Project management skills

How the course is taught

Based in our high-specification Design Centre, the course is delivered through a series of modules. Project work is supported by lectures, demonstrations, field trips, professional experience and focus groups, seminars and tutorials. You’ll also work on live projects for real clients throughout the course.

Course outline

It’s a general misconception that interior design is just carpets and curtains. Every space we inhabit – shops, hospitals, hotels and homes – has been designed, therefore our course sets out to teach you about this diversity in your first year. We then help you decide which direction inspires you in years two and three.

What you’ll do

Year One

The first year is similar to doing a foundation degree in Interior Design. We look at all aspects of interiors, from the decorative through to commercial interiors and interior architecture. It’s all about learning to think, draw and model interior space.

Through lectures, tutorials and site visits, you’ll have an immersive year, understanding the nature of the interior design industry. A history and theory programme supports this experience and is an essential part of developing a wider knowledge of the built environment.

  • Space & User
  • Design Foundations
  • Place & Practice
  • Design Connections

Year Two

Your second and third years allow you to develop your own particular interests. You’ll delve into the world of materials while also taking part in the industry mentor scheme, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable contact with an inspirational individual from the design world.

Throughout year two there will be site visits, international field trips and the opportunity for exchange study programmes with universities from countries as diverse as Japan and Australia.

  • Design Identity
  • Professional Identity
  • Experimentation
  • Critical Theory & Practice

Year Three

Your third year is all about developing a specialism within interior design, creating projects and a portfolio of work that leads to the right job. The course culminates in a degree show of your work, supported by a dissertation where you get to think about, write about and do design. This acts as a springboard for entering the world of design as a paid professional.

  • Exploratory Design Project
  • Dissertation
  • Comprehensive Design Project

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

+44 (0)1326 213730