This creative course introduces you to all aspects of interior design. You develop a range of practical and intellectual skills that will allow you to take risks and develop an inventive and creative problem-solving approach to your work. Working in our studios you take part in small group tutorials, developing your creative and technical skills. Your lectures and seminars focus on contemporary issues affecting design today, helping you understand your work in a wider historical and social context, developing your approach to design. **Practical experience** The course gives you many opportunities to gain exposure, experience and skills on creative design projects, field trips and exhibitions. You build your understanding of the design industry by working with clients and industry professionals on live projects. Previous students have designed and created a show apartment at Park Hill for Urban Splash, an innovation room at Manchester Airport, play spaces at Sheffield Children's Hospital and a new co-working space for an enterprise business in Sheffield. These projects give you valuable experience of what it’s like to work as an interior designer addressing the needs of commercial clients. They help you develop your understanding of the business context of design work, preparing you for your professional career. You also have the opportunity to gain exposure by entering national and international design competitions such as the RSA Student Design Awards. In your second year you work with careers professionals to assist with producing a CV and a portfolio of work which is then passed to design and architectural practices. Several students have been offered work placements as part of this process. You take field trips to international cultural centres to gain an insight into the wider role of design and see work from leading architects and designers. In your first year, you explore listed buildings and look at how interior building space is remodelled while on site visits to Manchester and London, which are covered by your tuition fees. You also visit places such as Milan, Barcelona and the Venice Architecture Biennale. In your third year you can choose to do a placement year, providing you with the opportunity to add to your CV and gain experience of working in design studios and architectural practices. Placements give you the opportunity to apply your learning, develop new and existing skills and increase your knowledge and experience. Our students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters and Partners. Other students have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne and LA. As part of your course there are also opportunities to study abroad through the Erasmus programme. We have partnerships with universities in Barcelona, Prague and Lyon among others. **Facilities** As a student, you benefit from state-of-the-art workshops, our digital design facilities, in-house professional print services, you have 24 hour access to our library and the Sheffield Institute of Arts gallery displays student work, along with touring exhibitions. During the course, you visit design consultancies, industrial facilities, museums and exhibitions. These visits contribute to the development of a deeper contextual and commercial understanding of interior design, and they often have a direct link with studio-based projects or theoretical studies. **Free Range exhibition** Our students exhibit at the Free Range art and design exhibition in London’s Brick Lane. The exhibition, which this year features 438 students from 28 UK interior design degree courses, provides them with the opportunity to showcase their work on an international level to both the public and industry.