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

Our Interior Design and Decoration (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree course includes an intensive preparatory year that provides an alternative route into an undergraduate degree.

Course details

The foundation year is an intensive year that will help you progress to the bachelor’s part of our Interior Design and Decoration (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree. In the subsequent three years of your course you’ll focus more on the discipline of interior design and decoration, during which you’ll get to explore projects spanning private, commercial and community interiors.
  • 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 foundation year will help you make sure that you choose the right specialism and prepare you for study at undergraduate level. It will help you to build a portfolio of work, as well as develop knowledge and skills related to a range of specialist undergraduate degree programmes in our School of Art, Architecture and Design.

You’ll share the foundation year with others studying a degree with a foundation year in the School. The shared curriculum will introduce you to techniques used by architects, artists and interior designers through a variety of intensive studio projects – from 2D and 3D composition drawing to workshop techniques.

After the foundation year you’ll join students on our Interior Design and Decoration BA (Hons) and you’ll study the same content and have the same choice of modules as them. On graduation you’ll also gain the same award and title.


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)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


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 Design and Decoration (core, 30 credits)
  • Project Design and Development for Interiors (core, 30 credits)