Interior Design is an interdisciplinary practice that is concerned with the creation of a range of interior environments that articulate identity and atmosphere through the manipulation of volume, the placement of specific elements, such as furniture, and the treatment of both new and existing surfaces.
Why study BA Interior Design at Middlesex University?
The Interior Design programme describes projects that require little or no structural intervention with the existing building. The building is usually retained in it's original architectural condition with the new interior inserted or installed within. It can often have ephemeral and temporal qualities. Interior Design accepts the existing architectural context and evolves new interiors that are sensitively and appropriately responsive.
The programme can also be taken over four years in a sandwich mode that includes a one-year professional placement within the design industry, taken after your 2nd year of study. This enables you to incorporate a substantial professional practice element in your studies, for which you will receive an Advanced Diploma Professional Practice: Interior Architecture & Design at graduation. The programme are highly regarded within both the academic sector and the design industry and, over more than thirty years, have acquired a considerable reputation for providing high quality graduates to the creative industries.
The practice of interiors is frequently described as 'placemaking', which demands an explicit articulation of the functional, physical and experiential relationships between the existing and original, and the new, imagined and sustainable re-use of the built environment. The subject of 'the interior' is explored at Middlesex in two closely related but distinct courses, BA Interior Design and BA Interior Architecture, but both aim to:
- Question the meaning and limits of the term 'interior', considering both speculative and real conditions
- Develop a dialogue between the old and the new, the real and the imagined, and time and space
- Challenge you to experiment and innovate in the processes of creating environments for human occupation
- Explore the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the interior and its cultural and historical context
- Consider issues relative to temporality and the interior
- Promote rigor, professionalism and excellence in the realisation of interior space
- Encourage the advancement of our lived-in environments and the way we live and experience them
- Further the sustainable/thoughtful use of materials, buildings and cities; promote awareness of ecological issues.
- In addition to the three-year full-time course, we offer a four-year sandwich option, incorporating a one-year professional placement recognised by a dedicated Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice qualification
- Close links with commercial practice, and equal emphasis on employability, design creativity and intellectual rigour
- The specialist technical and study facilities and resources and support available to students on our campus are extensive and the most up-to-date available
- A highly experienced and professional staff team of both practitioners and academics, many with an international reputation, to provide teaching, research and technical support in all aspects of the course
- You will be working on integrated design projects, a project-based approach that allows you to develop your subject knowledge and range of design, technical, communication and research skills
- As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module