**Summary**: This course includes an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects or grades for direct entry to the first year of the degree. This course prepares you for an exciting career in the fields of interior architecture and design as you explore how interior architecture can shape and transform spaces to meet the desires of the client. **Course details**: You explore the design and development of internal spaces in relation to their overall architectural composition, rethinking existing buildings and considering how to convert them to suit a range of uses. Key themes include aspects of interior architecture and design, from psychology and social conditions to structure, furniture design and materials, and decorative elements to structure, form and light. You use your creative eye alongside an understanding of the structural principles behind buildings, planning and building regulations including sustainable, technical, practical and environmental principles involved in making buildings. And you look at design issues of structure and function in interior architecture and design. You are encouraged to complete a placement and work-related activity as part of your learning - this is supported by staff and the student placement officer. Placements can be of varying duration and work produced during these placements is assessed. You can also study this course with a one-year placement year between years 2 and 3. **After the course**: As a graduate you can pursue a career in interior architecture or interior design as a practitioner working for the retail, commercial, exhibition, performance, leisure or domestic sectors, or you might continue to postgraduate study.