University of Hertfordshire Interior Architecture

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University of Hertfordshire Interior Architecture

University of Hertfordshire Interior Architecture

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

This course is led by an award winning teaching team.  We love design and obsess with exploring new ideas and new ways of making things.  You will study in a diverse, multi-cultural and creative environment.  You will learn to transform different types of buildings with new functions.  Through design, you will improve the quality of people’s lives by giving them a better place to live, work and play.  You will work with our contacts in industry on live projects, such as, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange, with real budgets, real sites, and to be built and enjoyed by the public.  You will meet big names such as, Will Alsop and Peter Cook, and network with our partners in the Hertfordshire Association of Architects.  We also enjoy visiting our friends around the world, in such places as, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and New York and look at beautiful architecture and design.  International collaboration projects, studio visits, student exchange are part of the action-packed experience of the course.

Interior Architecture and Design Gallery

Why choose this course?

  • Interior Architecture and Design students have participated in live projects with a number of commercial partners including Letchworth Garden City urban regeneration, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange, The Forum Hertfordshire, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and St Albans Museums.
  • The degree focuses on working with existing buildings and spaces and exploring different possibilities for habitation.
  • The Interior Architecture and Design degree pursues a progressive and holistic teaching approach as we consider the design process as something non-linear or sequential (i.e. research first, design later).
  • Graduates from the course are eligible for associate membership to professional institutions such as: The British Interior Design Association, The Society of British Interior Design and The Chartered Society of Designer.
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Entry requirements…

2017 entry

UCAS are introducing a new tariff for 2017 entry so the points being asked for are substantially different to previous years.

  • 96 UCAS points
  • GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • A levels/BTECs to include an art related subject.
  • Subject to portfolio interview.
  • IB – 112 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above to include an art, design or technology-related subject at level 3 (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
  • If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
  • For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page

Key staff

Erica Liu
Programme Leader for Interior Architecture & Design. Erica has over 10 years of experience in the far east as an interior and exhibition designer. Her projects have also won 33 national awards.
Find out more about Erica Liu