The taught element of the course covers key design elements, including surface, form, structures, colour, light, movement and time. In design work, you explore how design elements can be combined to create environments which are purposeful and stimulating, with cultural and social sensitivity. Reflecting the world of work, a feature of this course is project work that culminates in critiques. This encourages you to critically reflect on your own work and the work of others. In so doing, you not only grow in terms of confidence, but also develop your own identity as an Interior Designer. Teaching and learning consists of studio and workshop activities, seminars and lectures, field trips, individual and group project work and self-directed research, designed to promote individual strength and a personal design expression. Negotiated study in your final year allows you to explore your creative practice in depth. Work placements, national and international study visits and real life briefs help you to establish skills that are grounded in the needs of the industry. Extensive involvement with external live projects and exposure to external professionals as visiting lecturers enables students to develop their professional practice Involvement in exhibitions and trade events promotes exposure of your work to an international audience. Standards expected of final year students are high, covering physical, 3 dimensional and digital representation of Interior Design work using excellent, vibrant and fully equipped studios and workshops This course is strongly vocational in its orientation with project work that is both current and relevant. The keys to success as an interior designer are innovation, flexibility and knowledge of specialist skills. You will become familiar with the principles and practices of interior design, including drawing techniques and computer visualisation and explore the historical and cultural origins of design, model-making workshops, the relationship between inside and outside spaces and develop your research skills.