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This interior design course at Northumbria focuses on designing innovative interiors within new architecture and via the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and their exterior presence.

You will explore complex architectural intervention down to the finer detail of commercial interior design. Exciting design proposals will develop through the study of design history and theory and be explored via investigations into existing site and architecture, function, materials, brand, tactility, space, form and human interaction. All projects are set in the context of industrial practice and communicated through 2D and 3D methods, including technical drawings, 3d visualisation, sketching and model-making.

Northumbria University is ranked 13th in Design & Crafts in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2021).

This programme is delivered entirely at Academy of Design (AOD) in Sri Lanka and is offered as Full Time mode of study only.

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the AOD website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk.

This interior design course at Northumbria focuses on designing innovative interiors within new architecture and via the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and their exterior presence.

You will explore complex architectural intervention down to the finer detail of commercial interior design. Exciting design proposals will develop through the study of design history and theory and be explored via investigations into existing site and architecture, function, materials, brand, tactility, space, form and human interaction. All projects are set in the context of industrial practice and communicated through 2D and 3D methods, including technical drawings, 3d visualisation, sketching and model-making.

Northumbria University is ranked 13th in Design & Crafts in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2021).

This programme is delivered entirely at Academy of Design (AOD) in Sri Lanka and is offered as Full Time mode of study only.

If you would like to apply or for further information please visit the AOD website. For any specific queries relating directly to Northumbria please contact tne@northumbria.ac.uk.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years and 4 months

Location
Various Locations

City
Newcastle

Start
January

Fee Information

Module Information

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the AOD website

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

For information on entry requirements please visit the AOD website

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AH4007 -

Historical and Contemporary Influences on Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This level 4 year long module examines historical influences on interior design within a global context and is designed to develop your knowledge of interior design history, expanding your visual vocabulary as a designer and enabling you to take inspiration from the design of the past and the world at large. You will explore the history of interior design through a chronological and global survey of key styles, movements and practitioners from c.1800 to the present. You will also address the underlying historical and cultural factors that shape this design history. You will consider the wider social and cultural significance of design practice, reflecting on issues such as the meanings of design, the role of the designer and the position of design within society. Through blended learning activities such as seminars, workshops, archival visits, off-campus field trips, and library and online research, you will develop study skills vital for academic success and for your future career as interior design professionals. You will learn how to research specific buildings and sites in order to understand the context and setting of your own work. You will also learn how to present your research findings and design ideas in group presentations and written work to enhance and inform and enhance verbal presentation skills.
A diverse range of topics relevant to developing the visual vocabulary of the interior designer and responsive to developments in your studio modules will be covered, including;
• European stylistic movements including: Neo-Classicism, Gothic, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, Bauhaus, Postmodernism
• Global styles including: Scandinavian, Japanese, Chinese and Islamic design
• Histories of interiors including: Design history as a profession, exhibition design, retail design

More information

DE4001 -

Introduction to Interior and Spatial Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 4 semester 1 module is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the design process within the context of interior and spatial design. It provides an opportunity to undertake a series of practical interior design projects and respond to set design briefs that will enable you to gain an understanding of the discipline. You will develop your approach to design projects through an increasing understanding of key skills and knowledge such as; responding to a brief, design development, materials and processes, products, contemporary issues, ergonomics and architectural technologies, while ongoing practical feedback will embed theories.
You will be encouraged to push boundaries and take risks in your creative approach and offer solutions to increasingly challenging interior design briefs. Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. You will be introduced to a diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer, including;
• Introduction to the discipline.
• What is interior and spatial design.
• 2d and 3d development drawing and communication.
• Spatial planning.
• Modelmaking.
• Learning skills.

More information

DE4002 -

Introduction to Commercial Interior Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 4 semester 2 module is designed to enable you build upon the fundamental skills and techniques of the design process, delivered in DE4001, within the context of commercial interior design. It will allow you to practice and embed those new technical and design skills through a series of practical interior design projects and respond to set design briefs that will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the discipline in a commercial setting. You will develop your approach to design projects through an increasing understanding of key skills and knowledge such as; responding to a brief, design development, materials and processes, products, contemporary issues, ergonomics and architectural technologies, while ongoing practical feedback will embed theories.
You will be encouraged to push boundaries and take risks in your creative approach and offer solutions to increasingly challenging interior design briefs. Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. You will develop and practice a diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer, including;
• Commercial Interior and spatial design.
• 2d and 3d development drawing and communication.
• Spatial planning.
• Modelmaking.
• Presentation skills.
• Employability.

More information

DE4003 -

Architectural Technologies and Communication for Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This Level 4 year long module is designed to introduce you to how architectural and material technologies integrate with interior design at a practical level. This enquiry based module provides an opportunity for you to better understand the relevance and importance of planning, construction and process in the manufacture and completion of designed interior spaces. There will be a particular focus on visual communication and representational techniques both in 2D and 3D, material properties and technologies. The module will enable students to understand the importance drawing, visualisation, model making and ultimately technical drawing plays in the manufacture and completion of designed interior spaces.
You will be encouraged to carry out research and practice into a variety of topics that will underpin your knowledge of what is possible within the interior design profession, including;
• Site, environment and the urban context.
• Building and architectural technologies.
• Material and furniture specifications.
• Technical drawing including plans, sections, elevations and perspective drawing.
• An introduction to 2D cad software.
• Lighting.
• Accessibility.

More information

AH5007 -

Critical Issues in Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This level 5 year long module builds on the chronological stylistic and contextual understanding of historical and contemporary interior design that you gained in year one by immersing you in the most current debates and critical issues around interior design practice. The module explores topics such as the relationship of interior design to the complex ecological, ethical, social and technological issues of modern society through the close critical visual analysis of examples of design practice. The critical investigation of these topics are responsive to changes in the discipline of interior design and developed collaboratively alongside studio project briefs from your other Level 5 modules. By familiarising yourself with the social, environmental, cultural and political issues around these debates in relationship to interior design practice, you will develop the ability for critical thinking and the cultural and ethical awareness vital for academic success and a successful career in interior design. You will further gain the ability to conduct and apply detailed and analytical research and visual analysis to interior design practice and the confidence to articulate your viewpoints clearly in speech and writing.
This course is responsive to changes in interior design and subject matter is updated yearly. Examples of topics likely to be discussed in relationship to interior design include:
• Sustainability
• Branding
• Globalisation and Localism
• Regeneration and heritage
• Identity: ethnic, national and gender

More information

DE5001 -

Interior Design Practice through Spatial Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 5 Semester 1 module is designed to further develop your understanding of interior space and form. It will also reinforce the importance of sustainability and spatial dexterity and the subsequent impact upon manufacturing, construction, materials and lighting within the interior design industry. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop an individual analytical approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal.
Practical design project/s will deal with increasingly complex challenges, allowing you to define your own boundary-pushing approach to design through the experience of site, scale, manipulation of space, strategic re-use of existing buildings, building technology, remodelling, lighting, branding, virtual environments, ergonomics, materiality and construction detailing. Project/s may deal with areas such as retail, leisure, exhibition etc. through the tactics of architectural insertion and installation in response to site.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer will be covered, including;
• Building re-use and re-interpretation.
• Service design as part of a full interior design proposal.
• Building exteriors and facades.
• Embedding design principles through design practice.
• Detailing packages.
• Sustainability.
• Architectural technologies.

More information

DE5002 -

Interior Design Practice through Branded Environments (Core,40 Credits)

This level 5 Semester 2 module is designed to build upon your increasing knowledge of the interior design industry and allows you to start to identify your place within it. It will reinforce and build upon the importance of brand, customer and service in the design of successful commercial interior and spatial design. You will also start to focus upon site, place and the urban environment to better set project solutions in an appropriate context. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal.
The practical design project will be a staff-selected design competition, collaborative project or staff-initiated design brief, which will respond to current issues and opportunities and result in a resolved design solution that considers the resultant implications of brand, site, materials and construction set in an urban context. Project/s may deal with areas such as retail, leisure, exhibition etc. through the tactics of insertion and installation in response to site.
You will be challenged to consider and develop strategies related to brand, urban environment, manufacture, materials and processes, construction and technology, ergonomics and lighting in producing a resolved branded interior design solution.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer will be covered, including;
• Building re-use and re-interpretation – internal and external.
• Branding and branded interior environments.
• Service design as part of a full interior design proposal.
• Architecture, ‘shop fit’ and visual merchandising as part of a cohesive scheme.
• Construction and furniture detailing.
• Architectural technologies.

More information

DE5003 -

Computer Aided Design for Communication and Realisation (Core,20 Credits)

This Level 5 year long module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop skills and an understanding of 2D drafting software and 3D visualisation software. The module will begin by introducing you to industry standard drafting software in semester 1, which will naturally progress into 3D modeling and visualisation software in semester 2. You will be introduced to and develop an understanding of industry standard CAD applications within the context of the interior design profession and you will develop proficiency through the production of plans and visuals for design project/s. The production of contractual drawing packs and final CAD renders will illustrate your understanding of the process from ‘drawing board’ to final realisation and construction.
You will be encouraged to carry out research and practice into industry standard cad software that will underpin your ability to create and communicate interior design schemes within the interior design profession, including;
• 2D plan and section renders.
• Contractual drawing packs.
• 3D visuals.

More information

DE6001 -

Advanced Commercial Interior Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 semester 1 module is designed to give you the opportunity to combine and integrate the core design principles already embedded as part of the previous taught modules. You will be challenged and expected to synthesise your understanding of areas such as site and environment, brand, customer, construction and materials, lighting, ergonomics etc. through comprehensive and autonomous design project/s development and design proposal realisation. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal, set in the context of the final year graduate approaching employment.
The practical design project/s will be an appropriately selected design competition, collaborative project or staff-initiated design brief, which will respond to current issues and opportunities and result in a resolved commercial design solution in response to an appropriately complex and challenging brief.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer set in the context of industry, will be covered, including;
• Client presentations.
• Production of full design packages.
• Contractual drawing packages.
• Working at speed.
• Individual autonomy.

More information

DE6002 -

Advanced Commercial Interior Design for Industry (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 semester 2 module allows you to demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the design process through a complex final self-determined and resolved major project, proposed by the student in Module DE6003, ‘Advanced Academic and Professional Practice’.

In this module you will reflect upon your learning to-date to demonstrate the creative, professional, analytical and intellectual autonomous ability that will enable the practice of interior design in various areas and disciplines of the industry. The self-determined project brief will research and develop key themes such as; design, site, brand, sustainability, technologies, construction, customer, user experience and ‘the future’. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal, set in the context of the final year graduate approaching employment.

You will subsequently demonstrate your understanding and skills in communicating a resolved interior design solution. Responding to module DE6003 you will further develop design intentions through various methods of communication including, modeling [both computer generated and physical], verbal and continued drawn design development. You will be required to demonstrate how design solutions are realised through the use of 2D and 3D communication, to industry level, that enables clear communication and dialogue with clients, construction firms and manufacturers.
Design projects will be directed by you and set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics and sites relevant to the interior designer will be covered and defined by you.

More information

DE6003 -

Advanced Academic and Professional Practice (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 year long theoretical module will provide the platform for you to build your research and professional practice knowledge base in readiness for your self-directed final major project. It will deal with establishing or identifying the final project proposition and selecting and researching an appropriate site. It will also enable you to build upon current knowledge of employability, critical design analysis, site, materials, finishes, detailing, customer etc. upon finalising the proposition. Ultimately it will result in the development of a personal brief for your main design project and in turn establish parameters or agendas to work within.

Furthermore, you will prepare for professional design practice, from design brief through to construction stage, by building upon your experience of project management to date. You will cover the main theoretical areas of professional practice, which include: Management of a construction project, needs of the client, administration of contract and the impact of projects on the management of a practice.
You will be encouraged to develop an integrated, cohesive and professional attitude and acumen to your studies by carrying out research and practice in the following areas of professional practice;
• Formulating a design proposition.
• Carrying out a feasibility study.
• Constructing a research paper.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AH4007 -

Historical and Contemporary Influences on Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This level 4 year long module examines historical influences on interior design within a global context and is designed to develop your knowledge of interior design history, expanding your visual vocabulary as a designer and enabling you to take inspiration from the design of the past and the world at large. You will explore the history of interior design through a chronological and global survey of key styles, movements and practitioners from c.1800 to the present. You will also address the underlying historical and cultural factors that shape this design history. You will consider the wider social and cultural significance of design practice, reflecting on issues such as the meanings of design, the role of the designer and the position of design within society. Through blended learning activities such as seminars, workshops, archival visits, off-campus field trips, and library and online research, you will develop study skills vital for academic success and for your future career as interior design professionals. You will learn how to research specific buildings and sites in order to understand the context and setting of your own work. You will also learn how to present your research findings and design ideas in group presentations and written work to enhance and inform and enhance verbal presentation skills.
A diverse range of topics relevant to developing the visual vocabulary of the interior designer and responsive to developments in your studio modules will be covered, including;
• European stylistic movements including: Neo-Classicism, Gothic, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, Bauhaus, Postmodernism
• Global styles including: Scandinavian, Japanese, Chinese and Islamic design
• Histories of interiors including: Design history as a profession, exhibition design, retail design

More information

DE4001 -

Introduction to Interior and Spatial Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 4 semester 1 module is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of the design process within the context of interior and spatial design. It provides an opportunity to undertake a series of practical interior design projects and respond to set design briefs that will enable you to gain an understanding of the discipline. You will develop your approach to design projects through an increasing understanding of key skills and knowledge such as; responding to a brief, design development, materials and processes, products, contemporary issues, ergonomics and architectural technologies, while ongoing practical feedback will embed theories.
You will be encouraged to push boundaries and take risks in your creative approach and offer solutions to increasingly challenging interior design briefs. Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. You will be introduced to a diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer, including;
• Introduction to the discipline.
• What is interior and spatial design.
• 2d and 3d development drawing and communication.
• Spatial planning.
• Modelmaking.
• Learning skills.

More information

DE4002 -

Introduction to Commercial Interior Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 4 semester 2 module is designed to enable you build upon the fundamental skills and techniques of the design process, delivered in DE4001, within the context of commercial interior design. It will allow you to practice and embed those new technical and design skills through a series of practical interior design projects and respond to set design briefs that will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the discipline in a commercial setting. You will develop your approach to design projects through an increasing understanding of key skills and knowledge such as; responding to a brief, design development, materials and processes, products, contemporary issues, ergonomics and architectural technologies, while ongoing practical feedback will embed theories.
You will be encouraged to push boundaries and take risks in your creative approach and offer solutions to increasingly challenging interior design briefs. Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. You will develop and practice a diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer, including;
• Commercial Interior and spatial design.
• 2d and 3d development drawing and communication.
• Spatial planning.
• Modelmaking.
• Presentation skills.
• Employability.

More information

DE4003 -

Architectural Technologies and Communication for Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This Level 4 year long module is designed to introduce you to how architectural and material technologies integrate with interior design at a practical level. This enquiry based module provides an opportunity for you to better understand the relevance and importance of planning, construction and process in the manufacture and completion of designed interior spaces. There will be a particular focus on visual communication and representational techniques both in 2D and 3D, material properties and technologies. The module will enable students to understand the importance drawing, visualisation, model making and ultimately technical drawing plays in the manufacture and completion of designed interior spaces.
You will be encouraged to carry out research and practice into a variety of topics that will underpin your knowledge of what is possible within the interior design profession, including;
• Site, environment and the urban context.
• Building and architectural technologies.
• Material and furniture specifications.
• Technical drawing including plans, sections, elevations and perspective drawing.
• An introduction to 2D cad software.
• Lighting.
• Accessibility.

More information

AH5007 -

Critical Issues in Interior Design (Core,20 Credits)

This level 5 year long module builds on the chronological stylistic and contextual understanding of historical and contemporary interior design that you gained in year one by immersing you in the most current debates and critical issues around interior design practice. The module explores topics such as the relationship of interior design to the complex ecological, ethical, social and technological issues of modern society through the close critical visual analysis of examples of design practice. The critical investigation of these topics are responsive to changes in the discipline of interior design and developed collaboratively alongside studio project briefs from your other Level 5 modules. By familiarising yourself with the social, environmental, cultural and political issues around these debates in relationship to interior design practice, you will develop the ability for critical thinking and the cultural and ethical awareness vital for academic success and a successful career in interior design. You will further gain the ability to conduct and apply detailed and analytical research and visual analysis to interior design practice and the confidence to articulate your viewpoints clearly in speech and writing.
This course is responsive to changes in interior design and subject matter is updated yearly. Examples of topics likely to be discussed in relationship to interior design include:
• Sustainability
• Branding
• Globalisation and Localism
• Regeneration and heritage
• Identity: ethnic, national and gender

More information

DE5001 -

Interior Design Practice through Spatial Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 5 Semester 1 module is designed to further develop your understanding of interior space and form. It will also reinforce the importance of sustainability and spatial dexterity and the subsequent impact upon manufacturing, construction, materials and lighting within the interior design industry. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop an individual analytical approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal.
Practical design project/s will deal with increasingly complex challenges, allowing you to define your own boundary-pushing approach to design through the experience of site, scale, manipulation of space, strategic re-use of existing buildings, building technology, remodelling, lighting, branding, virtual environments, ergonomics, materiality and construction detailing. Project/s may deal with areas such as retail, leisure, exhibition etc. through the tactics of architectural insertion and installation in response to site.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer will be covered, including;
• Building re-use and re-interpretation.
• Service design as part of a full interior design proposal.
• Building exteriors and facades.
• Embedding design principles through design practice.
• Detailing packages.
• Sustainability.
• Architectural technologies.

More information

DE5002 -

Interior Design Practice through Branded Environments (Core,40 Credits)

This level 5 Semester 2 module is designed to build upon your increasing knowledge of the interior design industry and allows you to start to identify your place within it. It will reinforce and build upon the importance of brand, customer and service in the design of successful commercial interior and spatial design. You will also start to focus upon site, place and the urban environment to better set project solutions in an appropriate context. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal.
The practical design project will be a staff-selected design competition, collaborative project or staff-initiated design brief, which will respond to current issues and opportunities and result in a resolved design solution that considers the resultant implications of brand, site, materials and construction set in an urban context. Project/s may deal with areas such as retail, leisure, exhibition etc. through the tactics of insertion and installation in response to site.
You will be challenged to consider and develop strategies related to brand, urban environment, manufacture, materials and processes, construction and technology, ergonomics and lighting in producing a resolved branded interior design solution.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer will be covered, including;
• Building re-use and re-interpretation – internal and external.
• Branding and branded interior environments.
• Service design as part of a full interior design proposal.
• Architecture, ‘shop fit’ and visual merchandising as part of a cohesive scheme.
• Construction and furniture detailing.
• Architectural technologies.

More information

DE5003 -

Computer Aided Design for Communication and Realisation (Core,20 Credits)

This Level 5 year long module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop skills and an understanding of 2D drafting software and 3D visualisation software. The module will begin by introducing you to industry standard drafting software in semester 1, which will naturally progress into 3D modeling and visualisation software in semester 2. You will be introduced to and develop an understanding of industry standard CAD applications within the context of the interior design profession and you will develop proficiency through the production of plans and visuals for design project/s. The production of contractual drawing packs and final CAD renders will illustrate your understanding of the process from ‘drawing board’ to final realisation and construction.
You will be encouraged to carry out research and practice into industry standard cad software that will underpin your ability to create and communicate interior design schemes within the interior design profession, including;
• 2D plan and section renders.
• Contractual drawing packs.
• 3D visuals.

More information

DE6001 -

Advanced Commercial Interior Design (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 semester 1 module is designed to give you the opportunity to combine and integrate the core design principles already embedded as part of the previous taught modules. You will be challenged and expected to synthesise your understanding of areas such as site and environment, brand, customer, construction and materials, lighting, ergonomics etc. through comprehensive and autonomous design project/s development and design proposal realisation. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal, set in the context of the final year graduate approaching employment.
The practical design project/s will be an appropriately selected design competition, collaborative project or staff-initiated design brief, which will respond to current issues and opportunities and result in a resolved commercial design solution in response to an appropriately complex and challenging brief.
Design projects will be set in the context of existing or new build and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics relevant to the interior designer set in the context of industry, will be covered, including;
• Client presentations.
• Production of full design packages.
• Contractual drawing packages.
• Working at speed.
• Individual autonomy.

More information

DE6002 -

Advanced Commercial Interior Design for Industry (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 semester 2 module allows you to demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the design process through a complex final self-determined and resolved major project, proposed by the student in Module DE6003, ‘Advanced Academic and Professional Practice’.

In this module you will reflect upon your learning to-date to demonstrate the creative, professional, analytical and intellectual autonomous ability that will enable the practice of interior design in various areas and disciplines of the industry. The self-determined project brief will research and develop key themes such as; design, site, brand, sustainability, technologies, construction, customer, user experience and ‘the future’. The module allows you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in previous design project modules and will allow you to develop your individual approach to design briefs through to a final design proposal, set in the context of the final year graduate approaching employment.

You will subsequently demonstrate your understanding and skills in communicating a resolved interior design solution. Responding to module DE6003 you will further develop design intentions through various methods of communication including, modeling [both computer generated and physical], verbal and continued drawn design development. You will be required to demonstrate how design solutions are realised through the use of 2D and 3D communication, to industry level, that enables clear communication and dialogue with clients, construction firms and manufacturers.
Design projects will be directed by you and set in the context of existing or new build architecture and will ask you to engage with the exciting spatial challenges that interior design poses. A diverse range of topics and sites relevant to the interior designer will be covered and defined by you.

More information

DE6003 -

Advanced Academic and Professional Practice (Core,40 Credits)

This level 6 year long theoretical module will provide the platform for you to build your research and professional practice knowledge base in readiness for your self-directed final major project. It will deal with establishing or identifying the final project proposition and selecting and researching an appropriate site. It will also enable you to build upon current knowledge of employability, critical design analysis, site, materials, finishes, detailing, customer etc. upon finalising the proposition. Ultimately it will result in the development of a personal brief for your main design project and in turn establish parameters or agendas to work within.

Furthermore, you will prepare for professional design practice, from design brief through to construction stage, by building upon your experience of project management to date. You will cover the main theoretical areas of professional practice, which include: Management of a construction project, needs of the client, administration of contract and the impact of projects on the management of a practice.
You will be encouraged to develop an integrated, cohesive and professional attitude and acumen to your studies by carrying out research and practice in the following areas of professional practice;
• Formulating a design proposition.
• Carrying out a feasibility study.
• Constructing a research paper.

More information

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