Humanities & Social Science,
CourseInterior Design BA (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
Interior Design challenges us to rethink existing interiors as well as looking at the spaces created between structures. It focuses on the way people interact within these environments. On this course you’ll explore the regeneration and adaptation of real buildings and sites and learn how to turn old commercial premises into exciting new spaces for exhibition, retail, leisure, eating and socialising purposes. You’ll develop skills in drawing, 3D modelling, computing, video-modelscope and computer-aided design (CAD).
You’ll also learn about the importance of visual communication, design cultures and heritage, and culture and context. This solid foundation will enable you to develop your own personal style and design language and, as you grow in confidence, you’ll become increasingly autonomous as you pursue individual design projects.
Considerably boost your career prospects with an industry placement. Our students have gained valuable industry work experience at companies such as Ashfield Events, Newman Gauge, Tibbatts Abel and PVH Europe.
Gain industry exposure by entering prestigious competitions which have earned students prizes from the British Institute of Interior Design, the Interior Design Association and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Learn to design for different spaces – leisure, retail, performance, living, spiritual and exhibition – and communicate your creative solutions with confidence.
Benefit from the very latest facilities – CAD, modelscope, drawing studios, video visualisation equipment and prototype workshops. Our award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking and explore your design potential.
Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme, which has taken students from Hamburg to New York to explore the history and evolution of interior design.
Our graduates have gone on to work for a range of large, medium and small design practices including Blueprint, SomeBrightSpark, Fitch Design, Faber, Checkland Kindleysides and Leonard Design Architects.
We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*