BA (Hons) coursesCourse outline

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design is concerned with the design and manipulation of interior spaces and existing buildings: building reuse, recycling and adaptation; making existing spaces fit for purpose for those who will be using them.

To accomplish this we look at all areas of interior architecture (the remodeling of existing spaces) and interior design (the creation of atmosphere and identity) through the placement of objects, manipulation of space, colour, texture, lighting and structure. We do not draw a distinction between interior ‘design’ and interior ‘architecture’ – but we are not an interior decoration course.

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at the Arts University at Bournemouth is recognised by the Society of British Interior Design (SBID) and is also a member of the Interior Educators Group (IE Group).

Study time

Study is divided across taught hours, studio and/or work environment time, and independent study. Excellent professional and technical support is available and students are encouraged to experiment and work collaboratively on self-initiated projects. We expect students to spend an average of 40 hours per week on their studies, although it is likely that these hours will vary throughout the academic year.

Year 1 (Level 4)

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Course Outline

Understanding the interior.Year 1 will develop your creativity and give you the practical skills, such as two and three-dimensional software and digital manufacture to execute successful interior architecture schemes.

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Year 2 (Level 5)

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Course Outline

Up-thinking the interior. Year 2 sees you build your skills and technical ability and develops your creativity as a professional designer.

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Year 3 (Level 6)

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Course Outline

Re-defining the interior. Year 3 encourages you to push the boundaries of contemporary design of enclosed spaces.

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