1 FY + 3 UY
1 foundation year (if required) + 3 undergrad years
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
The portfolio is a very important part of the application process. It should reflect broad examples of your work. This will be used as evidence of your creative ability and potential.
Your portfolio may include paintings, drawings, sketches, a personal sketchbook, design and photographic work, 3D-modelling, work in progress, etc. It should exhibit an understanding of spatial awareness.
We like to see the creative and planning processes that have contributed to your work, not just the final pieces. We also like to see some work that reflects your own personal interests, i.e. work that you might have undertaken in your own time.
We want to see your passion for your work and you’re expected to present the portfolio in a positive and interesting manner. You will be expected to display care and thought in the way that your portfolio is presented; the organization is no less important than the content
Our course will give you the educational and creative framework – and the necessary contacts – to launch you on your path to becoming an interior designer.
From the outset, you’ll set about amassing a huge range of skills, including drawing, photography, model-making, measuring and documenting spaces and buildings.
You’ll study design in all its forms – architectural, commercial and retail, residential, furniture, set and exhibition designs. Much of the work will be done on your feet as you visit local sites and examine their features.
You’ll enjoy frequent visits to the rich cultural array of galleries, shops and museums on our doorstep in London.
We have excellent links with the local community, and our students spend a lot of time developing design ideas for specific projects such as restoring historical sites in the East End, or designing a new café
We assess all modules at the end of the academic year. Although each module is assessed separately against specific criteria, the assessed work will form part of an overall academic ‘portfolio’.
Design studio work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies are normally assessed in the form of a bound report or within the portfolio. We assess online and multi-media submissions appropriately. There are no closed-book examinations.
When you graduate from this course, a wealth of opportunities within the broad area of interior design will be open to you.
You may choose to go into residential design or the commercial and retail field, or to look at architectural and design conservation. You could move into designing exhibitions or TV and stage sets.
Alternatively, you may decide to study further and take an architectural or spatial design course at master’s level.
Our graduates have excellent transferable skills, displaying resourcefulness and entrepreneurial qualities.
At a time when there is increasing demand for visual communicators, rapid developments in technology and expanding public interest in interior design, employment opportunities are growing constantly.
As a design graduate you’ll be able to exhibit your work at UEL and at Free Range, an annual exhibition in London’s Brick Lane for interior, architecture and design students which is increasingly popular with potential employers.
Professional studies modules will also prepare you for the world of work by giving you an understanding of how the industry works, covering areas such as on-line and published design magazines, making and publishing CVs. You’ll also put together you own portfolio to showcase your work to potential employers.