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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Interior Architecture and Design

Course in clearing
Full-time Art and design

Develop your own creative and sustainable approach to interior architecture and design by challenging and exploring contemporary practices through a series of exciting and diverse projects.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? W250
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

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Course summary

  • Master traditional, new and technological skills in state-of-the-art studios.
  • Work with practising designers who bring their experience and networks to the course.
  • Experience employability-driven learning through applied real-world projects.
  • Develop the confidence and skills required to utilise new technologies in the pursuit of innovative and creative solutions.
  • Build a unique portfolio to prepare for a career in interior architecture and design.

This course focuses on transforming architectural spaces into exciting, sustainable environments through the creative application of critical thinking and innovative design.

Student View

Watch student Camille Oxberry talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Ranbir Lal talk about this course.

Through studio-based learning and working on live projects, you'll gain a deep understanding of design culture and practice. You'll learn how to create innovative and sustainable designs, engage with a variety of architectural spaces, critically reflect on projects and develop your own personal approach and career aspirations.

You'll learn through

  • studio-based design projects
  • designing through making
  • industry visits and field trips
  • lectures and seminars
  • specialist software sessions
  • applied industry (live) projects and collaborations with industry professionals
  • group work and collaboration
  • workshops
  • group and individual tutorials
  • exhibitions and presentations
  • study trips
  • Blackboard online learning portal
  • presentations and feedback sessions
  • self-directed study

Course leaders and tutors

Ranbir Lal
Ranbir Lal
Course Leader for Interior Architecture and Design

I am Course Leader for Interior design at Sheffield Hallam University. I’m also a practising architect.

Tony Broomhead
Tony Broomhead
Senior Lecturer

Tony joined Sheffield Hallam in 2016 and is also a Practice Mentor for the Royal College of Arts

Applied learning

Work placements

You'll have opportunities to arrange single or multiple work placement/s in between your second and third years. Placements give you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Students have secured placements with companies such as YourStudio, Mynt Design and Fosters + Partners and have completed placements abroad in Dubai, Melbourne, LA and New Zealand. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme following the Brexit transition period).

Live projects

You'll engage in authentic work experiences each year, working with external partners and live briefs. You'll have the opportunity to work on socially-driven community and commercial briefs. Previously, students have designed and developed projects on homelessness, theatre, exhibitions, student accommodation and luxury spas, allowing them to make an active contribution to the industry and engage with current issues.

Field trips

We offer opportunities to go on study trips in the UK and abroad – with free travel and accommodation for all mandatory field trips on the course. These could include workshops, design exhibitions or visits to practitioners’ studios and museums. There may be opportunities to further enhance your studies with optional field trips, though these will incur additional costs. Recent international trips include Berlin, Barcelona and the Venice Architecture Bienne.

Networking opportunities

We benefit from excellent links with national practices and local design agencies who bring you industry insight. We'll offer talks delivered by external practitioners from design practices within the UK and abroad, providing you with industry contacts. There are a range of opportunities to work on applied live briefs, expanding your real-world professional experience and wider knowledge base.

Competitions

You're supported to develop and showcase your professional creative work by entering national and international competitions, e.g. the RSA Student Design Awards. You can also exhibit at the Interior Educators' national graduate design exhibition – in 2019 we won the Course Exhibition award and one of our graduates won Best 2D Representation.


Future careers

This course prepares you for future study and careers in

  • interior and spatial design
  • interior architecture
  • 3D design
  • retail and exhibition design
  • promotion and management

Previous graduates of this course work for

  • Fosters + Partners
  • Jestico + Whiles
  • Whittam Cox Architects
  • Lister + Lister
  • HLM Architects
  • Bond Bryan Architects
  • Menis Architects
  • Next
  • Laura Ashley
  • IKEA

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

You'll have access to a wide variety of facilities across the university campuses – including a 24-hour learning centre, Students’ Union, cafes and eateries, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces and more. You'll be based in a fully equipped and purpose-designed studio, with state-of-the-art facilities including

  • industry-standard computer hardware
  • virtual reality equipment and software for coding
  • digital design print facilities
  • extensive workshops for soft modelling and prototyping
  • multi-material fabrication workshops – print, wood, plastics, metal, mixed media, casting and ceramic
  • CNC equipment including laser cutters, CNC routers (2D and 3D)
  • 3D printing (including SLA, FDM, SLS, Metal 3DP)
  • industry-standard spray painting and colour matching facility
  • photographic studio and creative media centre

Entry requirements

All students

80 UCAS points, including at least 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, one of which must be Art, Design or Graphics, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Interior Design with Foundation Year.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Id People And Place Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Id Space, Form And Architecture Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Id Application Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Id Context Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Interior Architecture And Design Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

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