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Interior Architecture and Design

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Round 2 Application Deadline: 10th August

The Round 2 application deadline for our 21st September start date is 10th August.

If you haven’t yet started an application, click below to apply and have one of our advisors guide you through the Admissions process:

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What You'll Learn

Master the Fundamentals

Throughout the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme, you’ll build your confidence in the essential spatial design skills and the use of creative techniques in research, design drawing, CAD drafting and visual presentation.

You’ll be introduced to architectural terms and orthographic drawing techniques, developing skills in translating these into spatial configurations – and gaining a comprehensive understanding of how people occupy and use their environment.

Key Modules

Design Skills 1, Design Studio 1

Learn to Promote Yourself

During your studies, you’ll develop your own unique and creative design profile, learning how to communicate your personal attributes through a portfolio that maximises your career opportunities.

You’ll address key issues and concerns in self-promotion, considering your portfolio of design work in a number of physical and digital formats – and will learn how to present it to a variety of professional audiences and clients.

Become Industry Aware

Widen your knowledge of the design industry by investigating historical movements, leading creative practitioners, contemporary consultancies and progressive design culture around the world.

You’ll become familiar with a range of modern interior architecture and design practices and debates, and will gain a deep understanding of their role in contemporary culture.

Key Modules

Critical and Cultural Studies (Level 4, 5 and 6)

Utilise Multiple Mediums

Throughout the programme, you’ll learn to use freehand, technical and digital methods to equip yourself with all of the valuable skills needed in the multi-skilled professional workplace.

You’ll be introduced to the key principles of CAD drafting, modelling, and animation, as well as the almost limitless use of materials – using these to create innovative and accomplished designs.

Key Modules

Introduction to Technology, Design Skills 2

Develop Your 3D Skills

Through your BA studies you’ll expand your 3D design thinking capability through practical project work, experimental drawing, image-making, model-making and 3D CAD.

You’ll study both 2D and 3D CAD drawing, gaining a deep understanding of how interior spaces can be organised – and how the three dimensions can be utilised to establish a series of highly creative and functional spaces.

Key Modules

Design Studio 1, Design Skills 1, Design Skills 2

The Interactive Design Institute has been partnered with the University of Hertfordshire since 2008, with the aim of giving everyone the opportunity to get their creative degree from a UK university without having to attend on-campus.

87% of our Masters students achieve Commendation or Distinction
Over 1000 online students from over 70 countries
72% of our undergraduate students gain a 2:1 or above

*All statistics taken from our Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report 2017/18.

Why Choose Us?

We believe that our level of online support and tuition is second-to-none, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it.

We encourage you to compare us with alternative providers and ask them the following questions to see how they stack up against our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

Our BA (Hons)
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100% Online
Unlimited Tuition
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Fully Flexible
No Added Costs

Course Overview

  • Level 4: Certificate of Higher Education

    The first level of your degree is designed to improve your core knowledge and understanding of design and the creative industries.

    You’ll explore and develop a foundation of fundamental skills practiced at industry level, learning key techniques in examining how people occupy and use their environment.

  • Level 5: Diploma of Higher Education

    In this next level, you’ll develop on your newfound skills and explore opportunities for increasing specialisation within the field of interior architecture and design.

    You’ll also begin to acquire professional skills and develop as an individual creative pracitioner – building your own brand and exploring core aspects of self-promotion.

  • Level 6: BA (Hons)

    In your final bachelor’s level, you’ll focus on building a portfolio of professional-level design work, while developing a critical approach to your design process.

    You’ll work on professional projects such as live briefs and design competitions, and apply theory learned at earlier levels to create self-initiated briefs and innovative design solutions.

How Online Study Works

As an online student with IDI you’ll benefit from our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication.

Learn more about how online study works.

Start Dates & Schedules

The four-year programme is split into three levels: Levels 4, 5 & 6.

Each level has four semesters, consisting of 12 weeks of study followed by four weeks of assessment.

While you’re studying, we recommend you set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for activities, as well as additional time to read supporting materials and for discussion with your tutors and peers.

Jack Gordon,
Programme Coordinator

Meet Your Programme Coordinator

As the Programme Coordinator for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, Jack will be your first point of contact for any non-tutorial enquiries.

Jack has oversight of all aspects of the programme, and will therefore be best-placed to provide you with guidance and advice throughout the entirety of your studies.

Are You Eligible?

We consider all applications for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design on an individual basis.

To be eligible you’ll normally meet certain academic or professional requirements, but we also welcome applications from those with non-standard qualifications.

Read up on our entry requirements below or view our handy application guide:

Advanced Entry

If you already have an HND-level qualification or equivalent work experience, you could be eligible to ‘top-up’ to an honours degree in as little as 2 years.

Our Accredited Prior Learning (APL) process means you may be able to count this previous experience towards the completion of your degree.

There are two types of Accredited Prior Learning which can count towards your BA (Hons) degree:

If you’ve previously studied a course with similar learning outcomes to IDI’s programme, then you can apply to have these credited against your degree. However, if your qualification or credit is more than 5 years old, it could be considered out of date and may not be used towards a degree.

If you have international qualifications, we may ask you to provide an official document that states how your international qualification compares to UK qualifications.

If you’ve previously developed skills and knowledge through experiences outside the formal education and training systems (normally in a work environment), you may also be able to have this recognised and credited towards your degree.

APEL is different from formal learning, as it’s often unstructured and can be more personal and individualised. Please be aware that learning must be at an equivalent level to the modules offered on our programmes, and you’ll need to provide evidence of this. This is typically done by means of a portfolio. It’s usual for this to involve some sort of reflective writing about your learning, but it might involve many other forms of evidence too.

Fees and Payment Options

The tuition fee for the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design is £4,500 per level, and there are three levels in the degree programme.

You can choose from a number of payment options:

  • Full payment per level: £4,500
  • Payment per semester: 4 instalments of £1,125
  • Payment per month: 16 instalments of £281.25

Part-time tuition fee loans are available to eligible applicants based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more info, we encourage you to start a course application to receive guidance from an Admissions Advisor.

If you’re based elsewhere in the UK, you may be able to apply for a private student loan. We also offer discounts to self-employed students or employers supporting employees to study.

Ready to Get Started?

To join for the September start date, click below to start an application.

We’ll then send you details to access our Admissions Portal, where one of our advisors will walk you through the process.

+44 (0)1317 779321