Interior Architecture and Design (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Interior Architecture and Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio of work, while developing the skills necessary to begin an undergraduate degree.

Course details

This course adopts an innovative approach to teaching, designed to help you explore your capabilities and guide you towards establishing an individual direction within creative practices in our School of Art, Architecture and Design.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The intensive foundation year will be shared with other students in the School and will help you develop knowledge and skills related to a range of specialist undergraduate degree programmes. In your first term you’ll start by taking part in a range of short studio and workshop projects in visual imagery and practical making. The following term will cover spatial and orthogonal drawing, inhabitation, materials, process, modelling, structure, scale and surface.

The subsequent three years of your studies will be shared with students starting their studies on the three-year course. To learn more about the course content during the final three years please visit our Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) course page.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

What the students say

I feel I truly hit my stride during [my] interior design project. I only started using Photoshop since I started my degree programme, and these software skills were indispensable. After graduation I’m hoping to get a job in a firm that’ll allow me the opportunity to continue expanding my skills and knowledge of interiors.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)
  • Formats (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Techniques (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Principles for Interiors (core, 30 credits)
  • Interior Materials and Technologies (core, 30 credits)
  • Spatial Design Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Details (core, 30 credits)
  • Human Scale (core, 30 credits)
  • Interior Technologies and Production (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Interiors) (core, 30 credits)
  • Integrated Design Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Major Project Realisation: Interior Architecture and Design (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development for Interiors (core, 30 credits)