BA (Hons)

Interior Architecture and Design

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Engage in a series of skills based activities and workshops which develop a range of communication and design approaches. These include use of scale, concept model-making, two dimensional drawing techniques and use of digital media.
Develop your personal creative processes by taking conceptual inspiration from context, site, human requirements and activities and the arts (music, poetry and literature).
Gain an appreciation of the cultural, political, ethical, social and historic settings in which designers and architects practise. Develop skills in research, analysis, critical and independent thinking and establish a foundation in structuring and referencing academic writing.
Develop an appreciation of design and architectural standards and the sustainable re-use of buildings. Enhance your research, analytical and digital skills to build an essential design toolkit.
Explore, experiment with and produce design ideas that inform the sensitivities to existing building fabrics, and which manipulate interior space, materials, structure and construction in response to the parent building.
Engage in a series of skills based activities and workshops which develop a range of communication and design approaches. These include use of scale, concept model-making, two dimensional drawing techniques and use of digital media.
Develop your personal creative processes by taking conceptual inspiration from context, site, human requirements and activities and the arts (music, poetry and literature).
Gain an appreciation of the cultural, political, ethical, social and historic settings in which designers and architects practise. Develop skills in research, analysis, critical and independent thinking and establish a foundation in structuring and referencing academic writing.
Develop an appreciation of design and architectural standards and the sustainable re-use of buildings. Enhance your research, analytical and digital skills to build an essential design toolkit.
Explore, experiment with and produce design ideas that inform the sensitivities to existing building fabrics, and which manipulate interior space, materials, structure and construction in response to the parent building.

What you'll learn

Focus on the detailed study of design precedent, through completing survey work and the production of detailed technical drawings.
This module will focus on the development of a staircase design, building on your digital manipulation skills, and structure and detail knowledge.
Discover how cultural, historical, socio-political, technological and economic factors promote innovation, challenge design thinking and shape the nature of design. You will be encouraged to research and debate these approaches to support a personal design philosophy.
Expand your research, analysis and analytical capabilities and enhance your ability to structure visual and written material to communicate with employers and other professionals.
Enhance your personal and professional development evidencing your progress with a professional design portfolio. You will consolidate the interior architecture and design practice processes from year two to realise your personal career aspirations and boost your employability prospects.
Focus on the detailed study of design precedent, through completing survey work and the production of detailed technical drawings.
This module will focus on the development of a staircase design, building on your digital manipulation skills, and structure and detail knowledge.
Discover how cultural, historical, socio-political, technological and economic factors promote innovation, challenge design thinking and shape the nature of design. You will be encouraged to research and debate these approaches to support a personal design philosophy.
Expand your research, analysis and analytical capabilities and enhance your ability to structure visual and written material to communicate with employers and other professionals.
Enhance your personal and professional development evidencing your progress with a professional design portfolio. You will consolidate the interior architecture and design practice processes from year two to realise your personal career aspirations and boost your employability prospects.

What you'll learn

Develop the confidence to develop detailed and appropriate design briefs in response to complex agendas, to manage an interior design project from inception to completion, and to mediate between programmatic and pragmatic design constraints whilst maintaining conceptual and creative vision.
Begin the design project that will span your final year. You will explore, interrogate and present potential sketch design ideas using appropriate conventional and digital visual media.
During the second stage of your design work, you will develop and refine your ideas.
Develop the confidence to develop detailed and appropriate design briefs in response to complex agendas, to manage an interior design project from inception to completion, and to mediate between programmatic and pragmatic design constraints whilst maintaining conceptual and creative vision.
Begin the design project that will span your final year. You will explore, interrogate and present potential sketch design ideas using appropriate conventional and digital visual media.
During the second stage of your design work, you will develop and refine your ideas.