Interior Styling & Design

BA (Hons)

2018 entry

Our BA (Hons) Interior Styling & Design course aims to reflect operations of the professional design studio, with collaborative teamwork, live projects and a keen focus on industry engagement.

You’ll learn how to create the complete aesthetic of interior spaces. Discover how to select and compose interior content – including furniture, fittings, finishes and ornamental object – and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the global interiors market place, how to navigate it and the fashions and trends that drive it.

Our Interior Styling & Design course is part of a portfolio of courses within the School of Crafts & Design offering you unique engagement opportunity and focus within the subject area.

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Length of study:

Three years full-time


September 2018


UCA Rochester

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Course overview:

On our BA (Hons) Interior Styling & Design course, you’ll be given opportunities to build bespoke supplier and artisan networks, and develop a ‘good eye’ for creating contemporary, market-leading interiors with innovative styling.

Through this, you’ll contribute to the course archive of material and object samples, as well as the network of contacts.

You’ll work alongside courses populated by a diverse range of crafts practitioner/designer-maker students, who will be potential collaborators and contacts for both the present and future projects.

As part of your studies, you’ll acquire both digital and analogue presentation skills and much of your time on the course will be spent off campus and in the marketplace.

Our learning structure covers leisure, domestic and workplace contexts, establishing a broad reference base and giving you the tools you need to progress onto a diverse range of professions, including interior design, visual merchandising, styling and art direction.

On this course you also have the unique opportunity to undertake an additional ‘International Year’ at one of our specialist partner institutions in Europe or beyond.

Course content - 2018 entry

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

Course modules

  • Interiors Marketplace 1

  • Interior Communication

  • Practice Process

  • Contextual Frameworks

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

Course modules

  • Interiors Marketplace 2

  • 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

  • Study Abroad Year

    This optional year is designed to broaden your educational experience and deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, enabling you to study within a different cultural context and gain fresh perspectives.

    Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. Living in another country, you'll experience new places, people, cultures and possibilities. You'll develop initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you go, a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for. You will return to complete your degree with all the benefits of the International Year experience behind you.

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

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 - 2018 entry

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Looking to study in 2017?

It’s still not too late to apply for September 2017 entry. Find out how to apply by following this link…

Entry requirements - 2018 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 accepted qualifications
  • 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.

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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