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Design for Commercial Interiors - BA (Hons) Top up

(For 2018, this course title will change to BA (Hons) Top up Interior and Spatial Design) - read more

  • Validated by: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • Start date: 2019
  • UCAS code: D4C7
  • Institutional code: H65


This one year course will allow you to further enhance your technical knowledge and creative thinking in order to produce design solutions that challenge future-ready contemporary design practice across a range of commercial settings. More in-depth exploration and research of past and present retail and leisure spaces will allow you to experiment with creative thinking in order to produce speculative design scenarios that are fit for purpose and relevant to the interior design industry.

Further development of your own personal design style will continue to be the focus in the top up year in order to push boundaries and take creative risks whilst considering the wider ramifications of your design choices. In turn, this will allow for personal investigation and growth which will ultimately be explored in the Honours Project that will go on public show at the end of year exhibition.

Digital technology will continue to underpin design concepts in order to create contemporary spaces that engage with the emerging digital society we now occupy. This will be further explored in the top up year with more emphasis on the emerging trends that are driving the design industry.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules for 2017 include:

  • Honours Project
  • Contextual Studies – Design Futures
  • Space and Ergonomics
  • Future Lifestyles
  • Industry Context

Core modules for 2018 will be added soon.


What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have:

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Interior Design
  • Retail Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Museum Design
  • Spatial Design
  • Hospitality Interior Design
  • Leisure Interior Designer

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5517 or email: angela.obrien@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Peter Taylor
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5540 or email: peter.taylor@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

You don’t need cash to enrol on a course.

Tuition fee loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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