Interior Craft & Decorative Art*

BA (Hons)

2017 entry

As a student of Interior Craft and Decorative Art, you’ll learn how to design and make or oversee production of the individual decorative detail within interior space. The focus is to work at 1:1 (full) scale, either on the interior architectural fabric itself or the objects placed within it.

You’ll acquire relevant specialist knowledge and production skills through access to our extensive craft and design workshop facilities. Traditional precedent is referenced and understood within the contemporary context, including both historical and technological perspectives.

*Course subject to validation.

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Length of study:

Three years full-time

Starts:

September 2017

Campus:

UCA Farnham

UCAS code:

W751

UCAS institution code:

C93

UCAS campus code:

F

Course overview:

The course aims to reflect operations of the professional studio, with collaborative team work, live projects and industry engagement. You’ll build bespoke supplier and artisan networks and develop the ability to manage specialist production to satisfy your project goals. You’ll understand the relevant interior / art market context and how your work is situated within it, leading to the possibility of a range of employability prospects, including specialist interior design or restoration studios and craft industry workshops.

The BA in Interior Craft & Decorative Art is part of a portfolio of courses designed to offer students unique engagement opportunity and focus within the subject area.

Course content - 2017 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Maker and Materials Lab

  • Practice Process 1

  • Practice Process 2

  • Contextual Frameworks

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Ideation and Insight

  • Practice Exploration 1

  • Practice Exploration 2

  • Contextual Perspectives

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

  • Practice Portfolio

  • Practice Position 1

  • Practice Position 2

  • Contextual Research and Critical Reflection

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course modules

International study

Find out more about studying in the UK, or studying part of your course abroad at one of our partner institutions (study abroad option not available on all courses).

How to apply - 2017 entry

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Entry requirements - 2017 entry:

As a leading creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. 

That’s why your portfolio is an especially important part of your application to study with us – and we can help. Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative work and build a portfolio that will make your application stand out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio is also available here.

Entry requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 280 old UCAS tariff points), see 
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades -  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.


New UCAS tariff

UCAS has made changes to its tariff system.

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Your portfolio

We may invite you to attend an Applicant Day and bring along your portfolio for assessment. This should include drawings, sketches and final designs, along with examples of how you research your ideas, such as photographs, models, maquettes and material samples.

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