Northumbria University Newcastle - Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Our design-led, studio based Interior Architecture course, is a member of Interior Educators, the National Learned Society for the subject, and provides you with the practical skills and specialist knowledge to work as an interior architectural specialist.

Through live and directed design projects, you will develop creative, intelligent and meaningful design proposals for existing buildings through investigation of the site. You will learn to control the relationship between the existing context and your proposed interior adaptation, supported by studies in design, communication, history and theory, construction technology, environment and management. You will take part in site visits within live projects and a European study trip to help contextualise and expand your learning.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend interview. A portfolio of creative design work is required.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

With the opportunity to exhibit your portfolio to industry in Newcastle and London, this course is a springboard to a bright future in interior architecture.In addition to secured positions in a range of leading architecture and design practices, our graduates are equipped to work within the broader creative fields, including exhibition and set design, retail design, design journalism, property development, building conservation and visualization.

Course Details

Our research-informed teaching methods, design studio culture and student-centred learning and support have led to unmatched levels of student satisfaction and employability. We use live projects and regional sites to enrich your learning as you develop your specific and transferable skills and knowledge towards employability as we work together as co-creators of knowledge. We have regional partnerships with national bodies, such as the National Trust, that allow us to authenticate your learning through partnership projects on the creative reuse of historic structures.

Your learning will be centred on project work, all within our dedicated studio facilities. Studio space is provided for each student, within a large environment that is shared with students from all three year groups to ensure you learn as much from each other as you do from the highly experienced staff. Our CAD resources, model-making workshops and rapid prototyping facilities are state-of-the-art, allowing you to maximize your potential and explore your design ideas in full.

Year One

Introduction to Design Project 1.1 (Core,40 Credits)
Introduction to Theory 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Technology 1 (Core,20 Credits)
Interior Architecture Project 1.2 (Core,40 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Interior Architecture Project 2.1 (Core,40 Credits)
Interior Architecture Project 2.2 (Core,40 Credits)
Interior Architecture Theory 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Interior Architecture Technology 2 (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Three

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)
Work placement year (Optional,120 Credits)
Study abroad year (Optional,120 Credits)
Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year Four

Academic Language Skills for Architecture and Built Environment (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Interior Architecture Project 3.1 (Core,40 Credits)
Interior Architecture Project 3.2 (Core,40 Credits)
Interior Architecture Theory 3 (Core,20 Credits)
Interior Architecture Technology 3 (Core,20 Credits)

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