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Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing Welcome Guide

Preparing for your course

We're delighted to have you join us at Arts University Bournemouth, and hope that your time here will be rewarding, challenging, creative and enjoyable.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing

This welcome pack is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during the first weeks of your course. Please take the time to read it carefully and take particular note of the pre-course preparation. We hope that you'll enjoy a happy and productive time with us, and we look forward to meeting you in October.

A message from your Course Leader

On behalf of the team, we delighted to welcome you to Arts University Bournemouth.

Within this Welcome Guide, you'll find important information on preparing for starting your studies. Please read this carefully and refer to it before commencing your course. The course team is excited to welcome you in October. We're very much looking forward to meeting you.

Congratulations on your place. You'll be part of a growing student body made up of people from a wide variety of cultural and educational backgrounds. This ensures a lively studio atmosphere and your course team are sure that you'll participate fully. The team expects that your focus and contribution in class and the quality of your project work will reflect the commitment you've made to higher education.

The Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing course has the first year in common with Interior Architecture and Design. At University level, it's expected that additional reading and research is undertaken to supplement your lectures and tutorials. Units and assessment will be explained to you by your tutor. However, it's crucial that you organise your time, as deadlines are strict and effective time management will be in your best interest. Work hard and stay focussed. Though we expect a lot from you, we hope you'll enjoy your time at AUB and wish you every success.

Congratulations on your place at AUB – we very much look forward to an exciting and diverse three years.

– Jamie Yeates and Monica Franchin, Course Developers

Before you join us

The Library here at AUB is extremely well resourced and includes all key texts that you'll need. The list below indicates the texts that will be useful throughout your studies. All of these are available from the Library at AUB. You might want to borrow a copy from your local library to look at before you arrive, but it is NOT intended that you should buy any of these at this stage.

Recommended journals

  • Frame
  • Domus
  • Interior
  • Wallpaper

Recommended online magazines

There is no summer project for this course.

Student work

Course equipment

The majority of materials that you'll use are supplied by the course. If we're unable to, for any reason, then the course team will suggest appropriate local or online suppliers to purchase materials. The course tries to keep any additional costs to a minimum, but there'll be occasions where you'll want to make and produce work that uses materials we're unable to supply. Again, staff can discuss local and online suppliers where you can purchase the materials you need.

We recommend you have:

  • Memory stick for handing in work.
  • External hard drive for backing up work.
  • A computer mouse with USB connection.

What to bring on your first day

Curiosity, questions and something to take notes with.

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Next Steps

Find out the useful dates and contact before you start here

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Arrival and your first week

We're looking forward to welcoming you to BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design for Health and Wellbeing in just a few weeks! 

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