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Interior Design MA (eca)

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MA (eca) Interior Design - 1 Year (Full-time)
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Contact information
Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 4086
Email: hsspg@ed.ac.uk
Willie Brown (Programme Director)
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5729
Email: w.brown@ed.ac.uk
Address: Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
College of Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
David Hume Tower, George Square
Central Campus
Edinburgh
EH8 9JX

Covering the study and design of interior space in relation to a wide range of public and private environments, this programme will guide you through innovative design projects that will enable you to explore the design potential of existing buildings and find new uses for old or redundant spaces.

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.

IELTS minimum score
  • IELTS total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
Other accepted tests and scores
  • TOEFL-iBT: Total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): Total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CPE Grade C; CAE Grade B

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How to apply

You must submit a reference with your application.

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. If you are also applying for funding or will require a visa then we strongly recommend you apply as early as possible. We may consider late applications if we have places available, but you should contact the relevant Admissions Office for advice first.

In addition to the supporting documents requested on the online application form, you should also submit a portfolio of sketches, concept diagrams and sketch models showing the development of your ideas. No more than 25 images are required.

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Programme description

You’ll be encouraged to focus on the aspects of interior design that you find interesting or personally relevant, and take charge of the direction of your coursework. Visits from industry practitioners, along with our strong links with commercial design consultancies and architectural practices, are invaluable in providing opportunities for expert advice and critical appraisal.

MFA students take advantage of one semester of study at one of our IMIAD (International Masters in Interior Architectural Design) partner universities, SUPSI Lugano, HFT Stuttgart, LAMK Lahti, ITU Istanbul as part of their four semester course.

Programme structure

All programmes integrate practical studio work with theoretical and written studies, including professional practice elements to prepare you for employment in the industry, and a lecture/seminar series to examine the wider context of your studies. The aim is to encourage and support postgraduate students who wish to explore interior design as a means of expressing ideas and opinions.

For assessment, MA and MFA students produce a body of practical and written work on an agreed, self-initiated topic. This may include set projects within the programme curriculum. MFA students produce an additional extended body of work.

Career opportunities

We have an enviable track record of success as our graduates set up their own businesses or gain architectural design work here in the UK or overseas.

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