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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.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.
Your portfolio should include sketches, concept diagrams and sketch models which show the development of ideas. No more than 25 images are required.
A study proposal of up to 500 words is also required as part of your application. This should reflect on what you have explored or discovered during your undergraduate degree, or other previous experience, and explain how you intend to develop this further, both practically and theoretically, at Masters level.
See the portfolio submission guidance for more information:
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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.
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.
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.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014