Interior Design BA(Hons)
Explore the world of built spaces and the people inhabiting them. You'll develop an understanding of interior atmosphere, a heightened awareness of the made environment and the chance to work on real industry projects.
|Course Duration||3 years|
Based in our high-specification studios, you'll take on a series of modules exploring practical skills like design, drawing and model-making. We’ll encourage you to explore the full range of what interior design is - including decorating and styling, interior architecture, remodelling existing buildings, and commercial design and branding. You'll then choose a specialism and put together a portfolio of original work to help launch your career.
What our students do
What our graduates do
Our graduates have become architectural illustrators for PBWC Architects, designers for LDA Design, interior designers for Areen Design, and freelance art directors for Arcade Advertising in Singapore.
What you'll learn
You’ll begin by exploring everything from homes to healthcare environments, before deciding which direction most inspires you. We’ll cover essential design expertise, as well as more career-focused skills like project management and traditional and digital presentations.
This year is all about learning to think, draw and model interior space. We’ll look at every aspect of interiors, from the decorative through to commercial interiors and interior architecture - supported by history and theories to develop your wider knowledge.
Interior Design Principles 1
Contextual Studies 1 / Seminal Interiors
Interior Design Principles 2
Contextual Studies 2 / Architectural Interiors
Building your real-world experience, you’ll explore materials and learn from an industry mentor. You’ll also visit sites, go on international field trips and have the chance to study in countries like Japan and Australia.
Professional skills 1 / Critical Thinking
Professional Skills 2 / Employability
You’ll build a specialism, and create projects and a portfolio of work aimed at your ideal job. The course finishes with a degree show and a dissertation, giving you the platform and tools to launch your career.
Exploratory Design Project
Critical Report / Contextual and Industry Focus
Comprehensive Design Project
The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
How you'll learn
Throughout the course, you’ll work on live projects for real clients, and we’ll spend a lot of time talking, listening and discussing your work. You’ll also take on project work supported by lectures, demonstrations, site visits, seminars, tutorials, professional experience and focus groups.
How you'll spend your time
Timetabled teaching and learning activity
Guided independent study
How you'll be assessed
- Continuous assessment with no formal examinations
- A combination of visual, verbal and written assignments including project work, essays and seminar presentations
- Final-year dissertation and exhibition
Your tutors include architects, interior designers and IT specialists. They’ve worked in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and London, run their own studios, and designed for clients like Monsoon and Marks & Spencer.
Some members of staff only teach on specific modules, and your course might not feature every member shown here.
Jean, a senior lecturer in Interior Design, joined Falmouth University in 2004 and is a graduate...
Matthew joined Falmouth University in 1998 as a student on BA(Hons) 3D Design and has the...
I've worked internationally in Hong Kong, Sydney and London on a range of projects covering...
Iain graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture with a master of architecture degree...
Graduating from Napier University, Edinburgh with BSc Hons Industrial Design 2:1. Spent a year...
- Digital Print Centre with large format printing and scanning
- Laser cutting facilities
- 3D milling and rapid prototyping facilities
- Wood and metal workshops
- Printmaking facilities
- Materials Library
- Time based media resources
- Library books and journal resources specific for Architecture and Interior Design
How to apply
104 - 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications like A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.
We’ll also consider you based on your individual merit and potential. So get in touch if:
- You’re predicted points below our requirements
- You’re thinking about transferring from another institution
- You have other qualifications or professional experience
GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.
We also accept qualifications equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).
Apply via UCAS
Enter these codes at UCAS Apply and Track
- University code F33
- Course code W252
UK/EU applications: 15 January
Late applications will be considered if there are places available.
International fee payers can apply after the deadline. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive a Falmouth Applicant Portal login, where you’ll find more details about these requirements.
What we're looking for
We want someone who:
- Researches and considers the ideas behind visual elements
- Is enthusiastic about the subject
- Gives a good portfolio presentation
- Can discuss issues individually and in groups
- Is open-minded
Fees, costs & funding
Tuition fees 2019-20
£9,250 - full-time UK/EU
£15,000 - full-time international
Typical course costs
- £200-£400 - Recurring annual costs
- £20-£40 - One-off costs for the course duration (compulsory trips, final portfolios or shows, etc)
- £800 - Optional study visits and placements for the course duration
If you need to bring equipment or materials with you, these will be outlined in your Welcome Letter.
The figures above don't include accommodation and living costs
For information about funding available, please visit our undergraduate funding page