UWE Bristol

BA Hons Interior Architecture

This course is inspired and informed by our partnerships with industry and academia, giving you a degree that sets you up to succeed in your career.

Why study interior architecture?

Most of the buildings we will inhabit in 2050 have already been built.

You could create hospitals where people get better faster, schools where people learn better, or give buildings entirely new uses.

The focus is on creating delightful and powerful places for people and society.

Why UWE Bristol? 

BA(Hons) Interior Architecture considers all aspects of interior architecture, from psychology and social conditions to structure, furniture design and materials, sound and light. We produce sought-after graduates with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting buildings.

Rethink existing buildings and convert them to suit a range of uses. Apply these skills to temporary structures and installations including theatres and exhibitions.

Discover how to think laterally, make connections and take inspiration from art, film, science, sociology. Transform places, spaces and even ideas.

Learn from industry-experienced tutors and work on a series of live briefs for property developers, management consultants, community charities and cultural institution. Our students have completed work for the Arnolfini centre for contemporary art and Ernst & Young, and made proposals for the redevelopment of a former television studio.

Collaborate with students across a range of disciplines and build your professional portfolio with practical design projects.

Explore Bristol's rich architectural history on day trips, and broaden your horizons with residential field trips, work placements and study overseas. 

You will be eligible to apply for an additional year of study (between years two and three) at one of our partner institutions abroad. Places for the additional year of study are limited and selection is competitive and subject to availability.

Where can it take me?

We produce sought-after students with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting interior spaces. As a graduate you could go on to play a key role adapting buildings for new uses and occupants.

You could decide on a career in interior architecture or diversify into related design fields like film and TV. You might design products, furniture or theatre sets, or work on the conservation or refurbishment of historic buildings.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 128
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

After graduating, you could go on to play a key role adapting buildings to new uses and occupants.

You could pursue a career in interior architecture or design. You could refurbish existing spaces, change their use or work within specific environments such as TV, lighting or conservation.


Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Design Studio 1
Objects and Experiences
Making of Place.

Year 2

Interior Architecture Design Studio 2
History of Architecture
Design Representation
Research and Design Strategies
Aesthetics and Product Language
Product CAD.

Placement year

Final Year

Interior Architecture Design Studio 3
Theories of Architecture and Design
Conserving Buildings and Places
Collaborative Practice or Workbased Research Project
Dissertation

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