You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.
Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London.
You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing.
The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work. Students can use the produced work in their portfolio. They will also demonstrate good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience.
- Develop confidence to talk about interior design
- Experimentation in concepts
- Initial design development using photography
- Drawing techniques
- Model making techniques
- Clear presentation and communication of ideas
Michelle Edwards is an interior and product designer, working in London and Germany. She has recently designed a restaurant and bar for Norman Cook in Brighton, as well as designed products for commercial lighting companies and furniture as one offs as well as commercial companies. She works within different types of media and has made several short films.
Michelle has extensive teaching experience having worked at Kingston University (amongst other colleges), from foundation through to degree level.
Pascal Anson is a three dimensional designer. He has worked across the discipline and has experience of building real and virtual spaces. His interior design work stretches from exhibition spaces to international airports. He has designed the British Airways commemorative livery for the London 2012 games, details of the commission can be seen at Pascal’s blog. Visit Pascal's website.
Dates and fees
Date: 5 July - 23 July 2021
Day: Monday - Friday
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Location: Granary Sq. - N1C
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Tape measure (metal)
- Sketching pens
- Set square (adjustable is preferable)
- Masking tape
- Metal ruler
- Scale ruler
- Glue stick
- Digital Camera (or camera phone)
- Different grades of pencils
Items can also be purchased from the college shop.
Summer Study Abroad Scholarship
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
Find out how to apply
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.