United Kingdom

University of the West of England

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, Avon, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom

University of the West of England

Interior Architecture (with Foundation Year)

Most of the buildings we will inhabit in 2050 have already been built. Whether they are creating hospitals where people get better faster, offices where workers are more productive, or schools where people learn better, the role of the interior architect is to help society make the most of these. This is while considering how they can become more energy-efficient, comfortable and sustainable spaces. The products of design surround us, from the everyday objects we use to the spaces we occupy both inside and outside. There are many design disciplines which practice at a variety of scales to form our human environment. The factors influencing design decisions and the design process are similar to each of these disciplines. Through developing your design process and understanding at a variety of scales, you will be better equipped for your chosen degree. On this course you will consider all aspects of interior architecture: from psychology and social conditions, to structure, furniture design and materials, to sound and light. Synthesising these elements, you will learn how to rethink existing buildings and convert them to suit a range of uses. You will apply this to temporary structures and installations including theatre, exhibition and interpretation. Alongside, you will develop professional skills in sketching, CAD, design strategies, modelling and making. You with the opportunity to refine your design skills at a variety of scales and the course will assist you with raising your awareness of the historical, cultural, mechanical and environmental factors which influence design. We have been ranked 6th nationally for Architecture in The Guardian University League Tables 2017.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Frenchay Campus,Bristol
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250