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The Course

This programme is the ideal follow on from the HNC Art & Design (3D Design).

It will help you to develop professional skills utilised within the creative industries enabling exploration of ideas across a range of scenarios, gaining an understanding of professional practice, use space, materials, furniture and fittings, visualisation techniques and the utilisation of CAD in the production of visual communication material.

This programme will allow you to expand your interior design skills and allow you to enter the work place or progress on to a BA top up programme. 

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  • What You Study

    • Professional Practice
    • Applied Practice – Collaborative Project (Pearson set)
    • Technical Drawing
    • Advanced Interior Design Studies
    • Material Selection & Specification
    • 3D Modelling & Rendering 
  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants should have 48 UCAS points from a which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, amongst others. You will also require a portfolio, GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above, or an equivalent qualification, and a relevant academic reference. 

  • Contact Time

    Contact time includes approximately 12 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practical workshops, and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, completing module assessment tasks and preparation for presentations and submission of module assessment tasks; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey.

  • Work Experience

    There are no formal work placements required by this programme, however relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

  • Learning and Teaching Approach

    This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars and practical workshop sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.

    Sessions may be delivered in person or using remote platforms.

    The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

  • How You're Assessed

    Students are assessed through a variety of methods including sketchbook development, research, case studies, essays, presentations and portfolios of work. Students also participate in critiques enabling them to explain their design thinking along with reasons and factors which shaped it, this useful formative assessment strategy informs the development of work in progress. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from their feedback.

  • Progression

    This programme will allow you to expand your interior design skills and allow you to enter the work place or progress on to a BA top up programme. 

  • Careers

    The programme provides a solid grounding in Art and Design. Students graduating from this programme could follow careers such as:

    • Interior Designer
    • Hotel Interiors
    • Retail interior designer
    • Exhibition designer
    • Graphic design opportunities
    • Freelance and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Equipment Required / Additional Costs

    • Students are required to have a range of drawing equipment and art materials such as an adjustable set square and scale ruler, drawing pens and pencils, paints, marker pens, crayons, masking tape, glue, scissors etc. You will also require a portfolio, sketchbooks and a range of paper
    • You may wish to invest in specific materials and resources and printing required for your projects
    • Trips and short courses may also be offered at extra cost
    • A suitable electronic device e.g. a laptop or tablet, with internet connectivity is required for accessing online learning
    • On successful completion of the programme, students have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost.
  • How to Apply

    Application for the full-time course is through UCAS using code HIND and application to the part-time programme is through our online application form.

    Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the programme remains open.

  • Download Programme Guide

    Download our programme guide to find out more about the HND Art and Design (Interior Design) programme at University Centre Bishop Burton.

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