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Design for Commercial Interiors - Foundation Degree (FdA)

(For 2018, this course title will change to FdA Interior and Spatial Design) - read more

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • UCAS code: A82S
  • Institutional code: H65


This Foundation Degree will introduce, you will gain a range of technical knowledge which you will combine with your creativity in order to produce ideas that challenge contemporary design drawing on historic interior design practice and design history.

Unique to the course is its focus on the diverse retail and leisure industries, allowing you to showcase relevant and engaging retail interior designs with the wider social and leisure spaces associated with great retail centres. This may be in the form of retail locations (high street stores, malls, shopping centres, boutique stores and department stores), leisure spaces (bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels) or public spaces.

This is a creative discipline that will encourage you to expand the boundaries of current design thinking to create new experiences and relationships between technology, people, space and places. As you develop, you will be encouraged and supported to explore your own personal design style.

You will further be encouraged to develop an individual and unique approach to design, which will allow you to question the function and visual potential of our interior environments. The journey will explore historical and contemporary design in order to influence you in creating thought out and functional concepts.

You will build an awareness of digital technology and how it may underpin design concepts in order to create contemporary spaces that engage with the emerging digital society we now occupy. The embedding of digital media will allow you to explore and manipulate the tone, mood and function of contemporary commercial interiors.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core module for 2017 include:


Year 1
:

  • Design for Commercial Interiors
  • Historical Contextual Studies
  • Digital Solutions
  • Drawing and Modelling
  • Digital Media for Interiors

Year 2
:

  • Interior Design Studies
  • Contemporary Contextual Studies
  • Digital Solutions
  • Professional Practice
  • Advanced Model Making

Core modules for 2018 will be added soon.


What are the entry requirements?

  • 64 UCAS points (160 under the old tariff) made up from a combination of the following:
    • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
    • A Levels at grade C or above, including one relevant subject
    • Access to Higher Education qualification in a relevant subject
View Additional Entry and Selection Criteria

What can I do if I complete this course?

Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree may choose to complete a further one year of study to gain a full honours degree and will be offered a guaranteed interview for any relevant Honours Top up programme at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, they may wish to apply for a top up year at another higher education institution or progress directly into their chosen career path.


Career Path

On successful completion of this qualification, potential career paths may include:

  • Design Studio Technician
  • CAD Technician
  • Junior Interior Designer
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Workplace Interior Design
  • Education Interior Design

Duration

Two years full time or three years part time

Contacts

Primary contact:
Angela O'Brien
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5517 or email: angela.obrien@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Peter Taylor
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5540 or email: peter.taylor@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front – Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,000 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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Last modified on Monday, 17 July 2017 09:36

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