• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Interior Design (Hons) programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  provides a framework to enable you to flourish as a creative individual, combining a sound base in technical skills, together with a critical awareness of the specialist discipline and design generally. Creative design projects are the main vehicle for learning, enabling you to consider the challenges interior designers face in a wide range of contexts. Live projects, competitions and industry-linked projects also form an important part of learning at all levels.

On the course, you will:

  • Be encouraged to take up internships and industry work placements, building up relevant experience.
  • Work in our state-of-the art design studios, which combine a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the rigours of a professional working environment and feature motion capture facilities and laser-cutting equipment.
  • You will be able to interact with visiting lecturers and industry professionals, learning different skills and creative ideas to benefit you and your studies.

The course begins with an introduction to the discipline, giving you the tools to operate in your specialist field. Throughout the three years of study, each module gives experience in different aspects of design practice and theory, enabling you to build confidence in exploring your subject. We see this combination of curious enquiry and professional rigour as key to nurturing the designer as a ‘critical professional’, grounded in the specialist field of Interior Design.

Opportunities

Many of our students work in design practice after graduation in regional and national companies, including Isometrix lighting, Start JudgeGill Design, Asco lighting, BDP and Hargreaves Bathrooms. Other graduates have also set up their own design practices.

Some examples of graduate careers include:

  •  designer at Start Judge Gill Design, Manchester
  •  Design and Project Manager at Asco Lighting, Stockport
  •  Junior Designer at Isometrix Lighting, London
  •  Interior Designers at BDP in Manchester
  • Interior Designer at Hargreaves Bathrooms, Burnley

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Creative Thinking 
  • Drawing and Modelling 
  • Building Anatomy 
  • Design: Culture and Society   
  • Interior Design Studies
  • Digital Drawing & Modelling 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction

  • Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points  

  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects

  • IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5

  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

  • Applicants are required to attend a Selection Day when they will be interviewed with a portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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