University for the creative arts interior design

University for the creative arts interior design

Interior Architecture & Design

BA (Hons)

2018 entry

  Our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design course at our Farnham campus introduces you to an exciting and thriving international discipline, where creative and technical skills combine to transform three-dimensional spaces.

From the outset, we’ll encourage you to explore critical issues in contemporary design, nurturing the ability to not only react to opportunities, but also to be responsible for creating them.

Our School of Architecture has been ranked in the Architecture top five by the 2017 Guardian University Guide.

University for the creative arts interior design

Course overview:

On our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of architecture and design and a working knowledge of materials and building technology, as well as the skills required to create inventive and relevant interior spaces, bringing your ideas to life.

2D and 3D experimentation in our dynamic, collaborative studio environment will allow you to focus on design development by exploring form, scale, light and colour, digital design processes and building construction.

Your practical development will be supported by theory modules which will deepen your appreciation and give context to everything you create.

We also have a strong focus on preparing you for your future career. Our challenging live projects and successful work placement programme offers invaluable opportunities for you to establish key contacts, gain experience and broaden your skill set.

We’ve established a range of strong industry connections, including prestigious names including Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Virgin, Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons.

Recent graduates have secured positions in a wide range of design areas such as retail leisure, exhibitions and events, offices and conferences, hotels and clubs, residential, cruise ships and transportation, film sets, and computer animation.

University for the creative arts interior design

Entry requirements – 2018 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2)

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades –  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.