Two years. Those studying the first year only receive a Diploma of Higher Education (level 5)


8:1 teaching ratio


10:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday


The BA (Hons) Architectural Interior Design develops students’ knowledge and skills in the creative and technical aspects of interior design, enabling them to work with confidence and dexterity in their future careers.

The course provides an historical and cultural context against which students develop their ideas, encouraging in depth design research and analysis. Students focus on the nature of design as a problem-solving exercise, examining the symbiotic relationship between the functional, the technical and the aesthetic.

Course content

The course comprises 11 modules: Introduction to Design; Research and Learning Skills; Skills for Design; Initial Design; Architectural Interior Design; Communication and Analysis; Interior Detail and Professional Practice; Commercial Interior Design and Structural Analysis; along with two major design projects and a final written report.

Students explore space planning;ergonomicsand structural alterations; planning regulations and services; interpretation and delivery of the client brief; colour, texture, materials, decorative skills and the acquisition of design approaches that will equip them to define and deliver their own solutions. The process of how to designand present is explored through different mediums including hand and computer-generated orthographic drawings, sketching, model making and collage. Commercial interior design considers hospitality, retail and public space along side technical interior detailing. Students are supported with professional work observation during the course, giving valuable experience prior to graduation. In the final semester students prepare a written report exploring the development of their major project,from concept through to final design,delivering a fully realised spatial and decorative solution.

Who is it aimed at?

This course is aimed at students wishing to embark on a career in interior design who are seeking a professionally validated qualification.

Key info & fees

Full time: On campus

  • BA (Hons) Architectural Interior Design is a two year, full time course on campus with an exit point after the first year (level 5), which provides a Diploma of Higher Education, also validated by Wrexham Glyndwr University.
  • Applicants are required to interview prior to receiving an offer for this course. Academic exemptions may be granted following submission of a Recognition of Learning or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning, in accordance with the university general regulations and/or relevant professional experience.
  • Students must be aged 18 or over with ‘A’ levels / sufficient UCAS points or equivalent. A good command of written and spoken English and basic computer skills are required. Those wishing to study on a Visa may need to take an approved English Language test.
  • Fees: Two year, BA(Hons) £39,910 (£31,228 ex VAT). Fees for the Diploma of Higher Education are £29,550 (£24,625 ex VAT)

Accredited by:

Wrexham Glyndŵr University

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