In this module you will explore a chosen area of design work in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. By the end of this module you’ll be able to employ reflective methods to develop a creative research field book with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work.
In this module you’ll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of interiors. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you’ll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.
In this module you will develop your approach to reflective and critical practice through the creation of a design development manual, identifying and utilising the research stage as an instrument for informing all forms of spatial design. You will interpret the cultural and social context within interiors, developing and testing advanced project proposals.
In this module you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to interiors research using both historical and contemporary sources. You will explore the work of practitioners and scholars in interiors, and the contemporary research problems they face. You will produce an illustrated Research Survey demonstrating your investigations and findings.
Using your own research methodologies, concepts and design development processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate relationships between theory and practice. You will produce a substantial body of practice work and a final design proposal for external public exhibition, supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
MA Interior Architecture