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On our Interior Architecture course you will design objects smaller than architecture, but bigger than a piece of furniture.
You will have exposure to first-hand industry experience. And gain valuable skills in:
- digital making
- design and fabrication
- working at different scales
- materials and technologies.
We provide you the best environment to broaden your thinking and creative ability. You will use traditional and advanced digital computational technologies in our new fabrication and design laboratories.
We will support you to develop your own identity as a designer. And to explore entrepreneurial, socially responsible, sustainable and innovative ideas.
With this degree you can find employment opportunities in:
- design offices
- art and architectural studios
- fabrication and manufacturing workshops.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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You will be expected to keep a sketchbook, produce specific drawings and make models using a variety of media, mostly out of recycled and inexpensive materials, but equipment and consumables such as a portfolio case, pens, glue, knives etc will be needed.
Although there is provision to show work digitally and many submissions are digital only, the portfolio elements of the course do require some printing. Printing in the School of Architecture Print Room is charged at no profit and there is no charge for laser cutting beyond your own material costs.
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If you choose to participate in any additional, optional trips, you are responsible for any associated costs.
UK field trip
Personal laptop onto which you can install specialist software
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Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
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Learning and assessment
On this course you will develop the skills required to design at a hybrid scale between architecture and furniture, called ‘Furni-tecture’.
You'll graduate with the knowledge, understanding and skills to respond to a wide range of contemporary human and cultural needs.
You'll look at the space between people and objects as well as the importance of the people occupying the space.
Applying design through practice is a key element of the course.
In Year 1 you will work on design projects and learn the fundamentals of design:
- designing in 3D
- designing in context and to scale
- developing a design brief.
You will work on 'live' projects for real clients, invaluable for your portfolio.
You will learn representational techniques such as:
- architectural orthographic drawing
- model making.
In Year 2 typical projects include:
- the design of a new pavilion
- a private interior space
- the re-use of existing building fabric.
Year 3 includes a comprehensive design project focused on professional skills and a dissertation.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Our Interior Architecture degree is a vocational course which provides a direct route into professional practice.
Our graduates apply for different practices and a wide range of jobs. Many of our graduates work within high-level architectural practices such as Foster + Partners. And contribute to the better production and understanding of well-designed spaces for human occupation.
This course also provides a good grounding for other careers, such as in:
- product and exhibition design.
On this course you will develop a range of transferable skills including:
- design, communication and high-level digital representation
- teamworking, leadership and problem-solving
- the ability to apply technology to design
- an awareness of the construction industry and different forms of practice
- critical reading and writing.
Some students may wish to opt for further study or postgraduate research in interior architecture or other related design fields.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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