The course runs over a total of 30 weeks. It is a combination of taught study, self-directed negotiated study, personal research and written assignments. There are also 2 major practical projects undertaken during the year and each is the subject of a book.
The course is studio based and delivered in 3 units of study:
Unit 1 - Commodity and Design
This is a design project that explores a small-scale domestic interior. This project focuses on how the client / user can have a new opportunity to perform within a space. It will look at the various methods you have to envisage and communicate this.
Unit 2 - Negotiated Design Programme
In this unit you will start a design project. You will choose a location make an analysis of an interior and establish a design brief for a new programme of habitation.
You will find a context in the public realm rather than the domestic one. You should reflect upon and discuss how habitation is better as a result of it.
Unit 3 - Professional Context
This unit is about professional practice and creative processes. You will learn about communication within interior design. It will look at the writing requirements of an interior designer when communicating design proposals. This will prepare you for professional practice and support the position of your design proposals.
Learning and teaching methods
- Group crits, demonstrations and workshops
- Lectures and seminars
- Site and gallery visits
- Studio based group and individual tutorials
- Studio teaching by practitioners
- Visiting specialists
- Oral and visual presentations
- Peer assessment
- Written work