801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

Interior Architecture with a Foundation Year - University of Salford

**Bring buildings to life for better human experiences. This distinct BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture with Foundation Year degree, offered exclusively by Salford in the North West, is a gateway to a career balancing art and science to design the spaces where we work, rest, learn and play.** The time is right to gain the skills and knowledge to refurbish and reinvent buildings. The densification of our cities and urban environments is driving demand for flexible structures and adaptable, mixed-use environments, but space it at a premium. By combining design skills with technical architectural and engineering competences, intelligent interior architecture can bring vacant buildings back into use and support sustainable urban futures. Salford is a leading centre for architecture - we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from buzzing Manchester, recently voted the UK’s most liveable city.* You’ll study architectural theory and practice alongside other architecture students, delivered in a collaborative studio environment by leading international teachers and experts. Our four-year BSc Interior Architecture with Foundation Year course blends architectural and built environment disciplines to help you explore the making and modification of buildings. Developed to meet the standards recognised by professional design bodies, you’ll explore the total design of a space, looking at ergonomics, structures, materials and connected systems. You’ll develop a design portfolio and gain design skills in hand drawing, model-making and digital design. With a focus on sustainability, you’ll learn about BIM and virtual design methods that are changing the way the built environment is created. The Foundation Year of the four-year programme provides you with understanding of the key subjects in built environment practice to meet the prerequisites for studying a full degree course. Learning focuses on effective communication and study skills combined with built environment specific teaching. You will be introduced to theories and concepts in buildings, construction and surveying. On completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your studies. By experiencing real-world commercial and community projects, you’ll gain the confidence to be ready for the next stage of your career. You’ll complete multi-disciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. Through our strong connections with local architectural practices and engineering firms, you’ll receive external critiques, live briefs and guest lectures. **Features** - Develop a critical understanding of how space is occupied and understood, at both individual and group levels - Explore how existing and heritage buildings can be brought back in to use through intelligent design - Consider a building’s total design, exploring themes and issues such as ergonomics, materials, heating, lighting and ventilation - Collaborate with other architecture students to shape better spaces to live, work, rest and play in the future - Acquire the skills and knowledge so you're ready to study for the full BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture degree *The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,SalfordUnited Kingdom