A strong emphasis of the learning approach is to engage with current practice in architecture and design, and to gain a full appreciation of the work of related disciplines, such as art and film; students undertake a live project and/or develop submissions for design competitions; students also study design computing, research and design strategies and engage in collaborative work with related disciplines. Interior Architecture addresses the ways in which buildings can be adapted, re imagine, reprogrammed, reinterpreted and reshaped for new purposes as well as informing the manner in which interior spaces within new buildings are fashioned. It is a broad and exciting field of work embracing everything from structure and environmental conditions to furniture design and atmosphere. It embraces the realm of temporary structures and installations, including theatre, exhibition and interpretation. It is by nature a multi-disciplinary subject, requiring an engagement with heritage, sustainability and modes of occupation, practical knowledge of design process, materiality and construction, and an understanding of ephemeral conditions including light and sound. Interior Architecture is taught alongside related programmes of architecture, planning, environmental engineering, architectural technology and product design. It is considered to be a people-centred discipline which puts a premium on the ways in which people inhabit and use architectural space, and the extent to which buildings can be designed to enhance social, cultural and personal health. This course is aimed at people fascinated by the possibilities of rethinking existing buildings and creating inventive solutions to spatial problems. Students need an enquiring mind, the ability to think in three-dimensions. An arts or cultural background would be advantageous; what is essential is a willingness to ask questions, think laterally and to engage with design as a process rather an end in itself.