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This design-led, studio based 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 from an acclaimed academic team. 

Within live and directed design projects, you will develop creative, intelligent and meaningful design proposals for existing buildings through investigation of the existing site as a precursor to your designed intervention. 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. At the end of year 2 you can choose the option of an additional study abroad year, or complete the course as originally intended; all of which are designed to enrich your experience as a subject specialist and as a global citizen.

You will develop a creative portfolio of directed and self-directed design project work which will allow you to fully explore your interests within interior architecture and building adaptation, while fully expressing your ability as a designer and a future professional. You will showcase your final project work at an exhibition here in Newcastle and as part of Interior Educators in London, to maximize your reach to industry

Successful graduates can progress onto our 60 credit, one semester  PG Cert in Interior Architecture course, which is professionally accredited and allows you to satisfy the ARB Part I criteria, when combined with undergraduate interior architecture study and Northumbria. This is the only course of its type and allows our graduates to achieve Part I status, as specialists in building adaptation and creative reuse.

Northumbria University is ranked 9th in Architecture in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

89.5% of students say the course is well organised and running smoothly (National Student Survey, 2018).
Northumbria ranks top in the North East for sustained employment of Architecture graduates one and three years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

This design-led, studio based 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 from an acclaimed academic team. 

Within live and directed design projects, you will develop creative, intelligent and meaningful design proposals for existing buildings through investigation of the existing site as a precursor to your designed intervention. 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. At the end of year 2 you can choose the option of an additional study abroad year, or complete the course as originally intended; all of which are designed to enrich your experience as a subject specialist and as a global citizen.

You will develop a creative portfolio of directed and self-directed design project work which will allow you to fully explore your interests within interior architecture and building adaptation, while fully expressing your ability as a designer and a future professional. You will showcase your final project work at an exhibition here in Newcastle and as part of Interior Educators in London, to maximize your reach to industry

Successful graduates can progress onto our 60 credit, one semester  PG Cert in Interior Architecture course, which is professionally accredited and allows you to satisfy the ARB Part I criteria, when combined with undergraduate interior architecture study and Northumbria. This is the only course of its type and allows our graduates to achieve Part I status, as specialists in building adaptation and creative reuse.

Northumbria University is ranked 9th in Architecture in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

89.5% of students say the course is well organised and running smoothly (National Student Survey, 2018).
Northumbria ranks top in the North East for sustained employment of Architecture graduates one and three years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Course Information

UCAS Code
W251

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Architecture and Built Environment

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Department / Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and Built Environment encompasses all of our teaching, research and enterprise in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Quantity and Building Surveying, Real Estate and Housing.

Student Profiles / Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Hear what it is really like to study Interior Architecture from our current students.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

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.

The skills you will develop through this course embed the key transferrable skills of autonomous learning, analytical methods, critical curiosity, social responsibility and communications skills into the curriculum.

Student Projects / Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Take a look at some examples of our Student projects.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study In Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

An acclaimed academic team will teach you, comprising of architects, designers and subject specialists who have created award-winning projects nationally and internationally, as well as staff who have published research around the world.

This unique team will provide you with authentic, exemplary and supportive guidance to help you shape your personal identity, your specialist interior architecture knowledge and for a career path within the subject, the wider architecture and design professions and beyond. You will be assessed through regular feedback within each module, to provide ongoing constructive guidance and confirmation of your learning; all within dedicated design studios.  Design tutorials will help you discuss, develop and improve your ideas and assessment for learning will help you progress and achieve.

Staff / Meet the Team

Our academic staff work closely with business and industry and have experience in professional practice. We help you benefit from new skills, knowledge and approaches.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Whatever your aspirations in interior architecture, you will find the latest technologies to support you in our dedicated laboratories and studios.

You will have full use of the design studio, specialist model making, rapid prototyping and IT workshops and professional plotting services to help you synthesise and apply your learning through increasingly complex design projects. This supports the accumulation and curation of a personalised portfolio relevant to your future professional career.

Through our Electronic Learning Platform (eLP) you will have access to project and assignment information and learning materials for the course and for each module of study. The course emphasises self-directed learning, critical thinking, and independent research to support your academic and personal development, set within a supportive and academically rigorous learning studio culture.

Interior Architecture Facilities

Whatever your aspirations in Interior Architecture, you'll find the latest technologies to support you in our dedicated laboratories and studios.

University Library

At the heart of each Northumbria campus, our libraries provide a range of study space and technology to suit every learning style.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Research-rich methods, particularly in the format of project based learning, are embedded within the learning, teaching and assessment strategy of Interior Architecture. The development of skills of critical curiosity, informed judgement and the evaluation of alternative proposals all have professional relevance to the discipline, and these are embedded within your progressive academic journey. Our specialist academic team has wide ranging research interests within the subject, including creative reuse, architectural intervention, design narrative and context, art and design practice and architecture and design.

Architecture and Built Environment is a top 30 research department with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA16). The department is ranked 21st in the UK for the reach and significance of our research impact (REF2014, UoA16).

Research / Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and the Built Environment is an essential part of the modern world. Our research combines pioneering technology and unique industry partnerships while addressing issues with international impact.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study In Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Collaborative and individual projects allow you to function as both an independent thinker and a team member, skills which have seen our graduates gain worldwide employment within architectural and design practices, as well as in other relevant roles and professions. In addition, the course is recognised by an expansive network of employers and contacts at a local, national and international level, who provide useful guidance, including visiting lectures and contribution to studio-based teaching to ensure the contemporary relevance of your learning, whilst encouraging employment opportunities.

You will graduate equipped with a project portfolio of relevant professional and academic outputs, and a variety of skills in design, visualisation, communications, practice management and research. Throughout the course transferable skills will develop to an extremely high level, along with your problem-solving skills, preparing you for a wide range of design careers.

Our newly validated professionally accredited 60 credit PG Cert Interior Architecture top-up course (accredited by ARB; Architects Registration Board) is the only course of its type in the country and allows our BA Interior Architecture graduates to achieve Part I status for Architecture. This unique and exciting addition allows you to progress within your career as an accredited subject specialist and onto our MArch Architecture Part II course. This pathway will further enrich your professional profile, allowing you to become qualified, with specialist skills and knowledge in building adaptation and creative reuse, which are of distinctive value within the profession.

Student Life

A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

With 95% of students in work or post graduate study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2014) and 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.

Book an Open Day / Experience Interior Architecture BA (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Interior Architecture. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

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

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
No subject requirements.

GCSE Requirements:
Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
You will be required to attend interview. A portfolio of creative design work is required.

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry 

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

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

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

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.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

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

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Specialist equipment/materials - drafting and modelling equipment - approximate cost £200; Optional specialist equipment/materials - modelling materials - approximate cost £200; Print costs - reports, A0 posters, A3 weekly outputs - approximate cost £150; Optional fieldtrip - flight and subsistence costs - approximate cost £300; Final projects - models - £50.

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

** Fees for 2021/22 have not yet been announced – as an indication fees for 2020/21 are £9,250.

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Specialist equipment/materials - drafting and modelling equipment - approximate cost £200; Optional specialist equipment/materials - modelling materials - approximate cost £200; Print costs - reports, A0 posters, A3 weekly outputs - approximate cost £150; Optional fieldtrip - flight and subsistence costs - approximate cost £300; Final projects - models - £50.

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