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BA (HONS) in

INTERIOR DESIGN

Course Overview

In collaboration with the University of Derby, the BA (Hons) Interior Design award is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work in the professional world of interior design. This 9-month top-up programme is to reflect the creative, professional and commercial world of interior design by promoting interconnections and relationships with textiles and product design. 

As a student studying this programme, you will be provided with an opportunity to explore how “we” relate to the architectural space around us; and the course curriculum will ensure that you are able to respond through a critical engagement and understanding of human need, user experience, material form or texture, colour, site context and culture; and the role these aspects play in good design. Design that also takes account of the professional work of an interior designer. 

Raffles Design Institute offers non-local higher and professional education programmes which are registered under the Non-local and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493). Reg No: 252805. According to the Ordinance, it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Course Subjects

Your Voice; Your Context (20 Credits)
In this module you will identify and research an appropriate topic of your choosing which addresses some aspect of the history and theory of interior design. The aims here are that you develop a more sophisticated and intellectual understanding of your discipline, alongside developing Level 6 skills in critical analysis, research and communication.

Design: Investigation and Identity (40 Credits)

The module provides further opportunity for you to investigate related discipline areas of textiles and furniture product and there are opportunities for collaborative practice as appropriate. Where possible and in discussion with your tutor, you should consider how work you undertake for completion of this module could be of assistance to the completion of your final major project.

Vision: Impact and Scope (20 Credits)
Through review and reflection of your own skills and abilities you are required to produce a self-promotional pack (physical and digital) that can be used to support employment opportunities within the creative industries.

The Project: The Solution (40 Credits)
This module focuses on the development of a personal major project that is closely connected with the student’s personal design research and investigations undertaken on the course.

BA (Hons) in

Interior Design

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University of Derby

Course Overview

In collaboration with the University of Derby, the BA (Hons) Interior Design award is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work in the professional world of interior design. This 9-month top-up programme is to reflect the creative, professional and commercial world of interior design by promoting interconnections and relationships with textiles and product design. 

As a student studying this programme, you will be provided with an opportunity to explore how “we” relate to the architectural space around us; and the course curriculum will ensure that you are able to respond through a critical engagement and understanding of human need, user experience, material form or texture, colour, site context and culture; and the role these aspects play in good design. Design that also takes account of the professional work of an interior designer. 

Raffles Design Institute offers non-local higher and professional education programmes which are registered under the Non-local and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493). Reg No: 252805. According to the Ordinance, it is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Career and Employment

A key aim of this programme is to prepare you as a graduate for the professional world of interior designers and we would anticipate that a number of you will seek to pursue your career through either freelance or consultancy practice drawing on the opportunities presented through the curriculum to collaborate with interior textiles or furniture product.

This course will provide you with an opportunity to examine different sectors within the commercial and residential interior design, enabling you to gain an understanding and appreciation of the many facets and opportunities that are open to an interior design graduate.

After graduation you will be prepared for a career in interior design, styling and retail display/promotion, film, TV and stage set design or freelance design business.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement
  • Holder of Raffles’ Advanced Diploma in the respective subject; or

  • Holder of either one of the followings:

    • Advanced Diploma, Higher Diploma Associate Degree or equivalent in the respective subject from a recognized higher education institute;

    • BTEC Higher National Diploma in respective subject or equivalent.

English Proficiency Requirement
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Students with Life Experience
  • Students with appropriate life experience (without the standard entry requirements) who have an interest and enthusiasm for Design are encouraged to apply and will be considered on merit. Experiential learning is taken into account.