Middlesex University London

Interiors (Architecture and Design) MA

MA Interiors (Architecture & Design) encourages creative investigation, experimentation and innovation in order to extend your knowledge and skills in the creation of new environments. The potential and limits of the ‘interior’ is explored across a range of contemporary contexts, through field research and interpretation, studio and online workshops, media practices, critical analysis and design. On the course you will develop your individual practice and approach to the design of interior spaces and places, and will be encouraged to explore the notion of interiority from the intimate scale of objects and furniture to the urban context of the city, investigating its specific essence and how its quality and atmosphere affects human perception and emotion.

Why study MA Interiors (Architecture and Design) at Middlesex University?

As public, political and commercial concern grows about the future suitability and sustainability of our urban environments, the need for inspired and innovative leadership in the re-use and transformation of our existing buildings and interiors becomes more urgent. This course will also enable you to investigate and present theories and proposals that will contribute to shaping a better world.

You will generate propositions to test, demonstrate and explain your approach, and to develop in-depth strategies by which your ideas and proposals can be implemented. You will challenge and redefine what constitutes the 'interior' through experimental learning, prototyping, designing, critical analysis, and narrative techniques. You will gain the relevant contemporary knowledge, advanced design skills and subject insights to develop, consolidate, apply and promote a personal design practice that can meet the tests and challenges of tomorrow.

You will be guided and supported by expert practitioners and academics from a range of subject fields, committed to support your learning development.

Entry Requirements

We accept the equivalent of the below qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification:

  • We normally require a good honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in Interior Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design or Design , although other subjects may be valid
  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

International students who require a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to progress on a course at Middlesex University must apply for study on a full-time basis. However, this course is offered part-time so you are eligible to apply on a part-time basis.

Career Prospects

What will you study on the MA Interiors (Architecture and Design)?

This course is divided into five modules taken over three terms (if studied full time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own interests to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current creative practice through research, design development and creative exploration via a formal design proposal.

The majority of the course will be centred on the development of 3 books that when combined will read as a collection/3 volumes of study. Ideas will be shown via Faculty Creative Graduate website and digital magazine DRAFT. This will be supported by a series of outputs and reviewed through regular presentations to assist in the progress of each project. You will also address postgraduate research and critical debates in art and design working with students and staff from across the art and design postgraduate community.

In an ever evolving city such as London, we ask students to embark upon a journey of exploration that identifies in-between spaces, questions assumptions, discovers ‘thisness’, and challenges how they see the world. Each student is asked to detect, collect ideas, reflect and propose new interventions that question the interiors we inhabit. Students look at how the interior responds to the continual behavioural flux of the city and celebrate how it informs new, innovative thought by employing new methods of design communication through the variety of media tools appropriate to industry.

What you will gain?

Each student will have the opportunity to learn new research methods, design development mechanisms via CAD and physical 3D prototyping and design communication skills via the production of 3 books. You will gain the necessary knowledge and experience to work within the interior architecture and design industry at a professional level.

Course Details

  • If our campus is full open and accessible by the end of the 2021 academic year, a physical exhibition will be held on creating networking opportunities and building industry contacts in a professional environment
  • Virtual or real access to London's design world with valuable industry links to a range of industry specialists and businesses
  • Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules
Explore: Scale and Place (30 credits)
Encounter: Contexts and Debate (30 credits)
Develop: Personal Practice (30 credits)
Advance: Thinking and Writing (30 credits)
Realise: Independent Research and Design (60 credits)

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