Interior Architecture & Spatial Design (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    BA (Top-Up): W253

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    Full Time: 1 year
    Part Time: 2 years

  • Fees UK 22/23:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,500 (per 20 credits)

  • Fees International 22/23:

    Full Time: £14,500

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Overview


The Interior Architecture & Spatial Design (IASD) curriculum engages with real local, regional and global issues. These are used as the basis for devising innovative, spatial, sustainable and technical solutions that benefit users of a wide variety of spaces in different contexts. With the combination of visual communication, spatial design and professional practice skills, Interior Architecture & Spatial Design (Top-up) BA (Hons) students are well-equipped to work with light, material and surface qualities in developing their broader understanding of interior architectural design.

Updated 21/07/2022

Highlights


  • Dedicated IASD design studios – view our IASD Studio, 3D Printing Workshop, and 3D Workshop Tours.
  • Live, community based and commercial project briefs
  • Study trips and Industry Practice Visits
  • Technical Support and specialist workshop demonstrations as well as input from industry professionals
  • Success in national and international competitions including the RSA Student Design Awards

Opportunities

  • Participation in public facing exhibitions
  • Live work with industry and client group commissions and project briefs
  • Portfolio review with industry specialists
  • International Design Competitions
  • International Trips
  • Degree Shows
  • Access to other design facilities such as Photography and 3D Printing

Course Content


  • The Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (Top Up) BA (Hons) is the final year of the degree. Having already developed the skills and qualifications for year 1 and 2, this top-up programme gives you the opportunity to be part of a challenging and rewarding experience, both in terms of your personal development and for your vocational aspirations. With its combination of visual communication, spatial design awareness and professional practice skills, together with your development as a questioning individual, your enthusiasm and endeavours will make your vision a success.

    This top-up year will allow you to further develop your already considerable skills in design. The structure of year 3 enables students to develop challenging design solutions that benefit society, as well as contributing to their broader understanding of interior architectural design as a professional pathway.

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

      • Module code: 3DD3022
        Status: Compulsory
        Developing and strengthening skills and knowledge explored in level 5, you will undertake a sketch scheme project where you will define and resolve functional, aesthetic and technical issues within a real-world scenario. Project briefs are externally set by outside agencies such as the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Competition.
      • Module code: 3DD3042
        Status: Compulsory
        Developing and strengthening skills and knowledge explored in level 5, you will undertake a sketch scheme project where you will define and resolve functional, aesthetic and technical issues within a real-world scenario. Project briefs are externally set by outside agencies such as the Royal Society of Arts Student Design Competition.
      • Module code: 3DD4006
        Status: Compulsory
        This 20 credit module requires the production of a 5000 word research topic in the form of a dissertation. The selected topic is negotiated through tutorials to determine it's relevence to contextual Interiors issues. The document will present the students' skill at written communication: individual research, analysis and development; the exploitation of a range of knowledge bases and the capacity to present ideas. It should also utilise their organisational skills in the preparation and scheduling of research and tutorials. The dissertation will develop academic skills on culturally related issues. It will present students with the opportunity to develop further the application of theoretical principles. It offers individual choice and an opportunity for more extensive research.
  • Standard entry requirements apply. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of completion of a HND / Foundation degree (to level 5) in relevant subject such as: Interior Design, Art & Design, Product Design or Architecture based area (3D design).

    We welcome international applications and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Receiving an offer may also be subject to qualifications and standard entry requirements.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 22/23 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £14,500
    21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • International – Full Time: £13,000

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

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Careers and Employability


This Interior Architecture & Spatial Design (Top-Up) course will offer a vast range of career opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Exhibition Design
  • Residential Design
  • Leisure & Hospitality Design
  • Workplace Design
  • Conservation
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Visualisation
  • Freelance Interior Architects & Spatial Designers
  • Architectural Practice
  • Project Management
  • Master’s degrees
  • Model Makers
  • Teaching

 

Facilities


Specialist Facilities include:

  • IASD Studio
  • 3D Printing workshop
  • 3D workshop
  • Photography studio

Onsite printmaking workshop


Our onsite printmaking workshop can enhance the creative practices of students on a variety of courses

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