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

Our Interior Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is the perfect choice if you want to pursue a career in interior design but don’t hold traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements to enter the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students who study the traditional three-year course.

Course details

Our Interior Design (including foundation year) BA (Hons) involves an exciting range of projects in the cultural, social and commercial fields that will prepare you for a successful career in interior 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 foundation year will prepare you for academic study by equipping you with skills such as essay writing, reading, research and critical analysis. You’ll also be introduced to working in studios and workshops, while completing intensive short-term projects. These will be followed by interpretive and longer projects, which aim to give you a sense of direction and a personal perspective on interior design, as well as on the broader art and design field.

You’ll share your foundation year with students from our other foundation year courses, allowing you to gain new perspectives on and ideas for your own work. There will be opportunities to view work from other students and present your own finished and work-in-progress projects. This year will be excellent preparation for the end-of-year exhibition, where you’ll present your project to your peers, tutors and the general public.


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 (grade 4 from 2017) or above or will need to take the University English test

What the students say

I felt inspired and confident to take part whilst being on my placement mainly because of the things I have learnt so far in uni. The [School of Art, Architecture and Design] has a very good reputation, I only really noticed this as [my employer] spoke highly of [the School]. I wanted to thank you all so much for preparing me for the industry I really appreciate you all and I now understand much better the context of the course in relation to the industry.


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