Our Interior Design (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) is an exhilarating practice-based course responding to the rapid pace of the interiors industry. You’ll be able to experience working on a wide range of projects spanning everything from commercial and workspace projects to museums and educational spaces. This course will equip you with knowledge of the latest research in interior design and related fields, while introducing you to industry professionals who will enrich your learning experience with their knowledge and expertise.
This course is ideal if you know you want to study interior design but need some introductory study before starting an undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and award as students who study our standard interior design course.
You will complete this degree in three years, starting in September. Following the preparatory semester you’ll join students starting on the standard course in January. This means that Year 1 will consist of three semesters and you’ll be required to study at the University during some of the summer between Year 1 and 2. During the subsequent two years of your studies you’ll follow the same schedule and study the same content as students on the Interior Design BA (Hons) course.
While you may make a considerable saving in time and fees by choosing this route over a four-year degree with a foundation year, do be aware that you’ll have to budget for the additional semester in your first year.
You will complete our Interior Design (with preparatory semester) degree in three years, starting in September. Following this preparatory semester you’ll join students studying the standard three-year course in January.
The preparatory semester will ensure you are fully prepared for the degree course, equip you with the fundamental skills in drawing, modelling, IT platforms and visual communication that you will need to make the most of the degree.
You’ll study at our Aldgate campus, which is at the heart of London’s creative district and nearby to important design centres such as Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and the West End. This will be the perfect opportunity to explore a number of interior design projects in the city and provide inspiration for your academic work.
The course is very practice-orientated and you’ll get an opportunity to undertake a work placement at a London-based design practice. On the work placement you’ll be able to develop skills and gain contacts you’ll need to begin a successful career in interior design.
To learn more about the course content beyond the preparatory semester please visit our Interior Design BA (Hons) course page.
You’ll be assessed via a variety of methods, which range from formative, summative diagnostic and peer assessments, to studio based work, workshops and digital projects.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. We encourage applications from international/欧盟学生 with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
Example Year 1 modules include:
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On graduation you’ll be equipped to work in a number of settings, including commercial spaces, private projects, exhibitions, as well as TV and film sets. Many of our graduates work for successful practices in London representing leading brands in the UK and internationally.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
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