BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

100% of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students at Lincoln agreed that their course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth, according to the National Student Survey 2018.

The Course

The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree at Lincoln takes a multidisciplinary approach that positions the subject between the academically rigorous profession of architecture and the fast-paced world of contemporary visual culture and design.

On this degree, students will have the opportunity to develop practical design knowledge in specialist studios, learning from staff who are active both professionally and as researchers. Students learn about the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, whilst developing their own creative, individual style. Students learn about the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, whilst developing their own creative, individual style.

Opportunities to gain practical work experience or complete live work for real clients and building developments exist during the course, which can include placements within a wide range of interior design and architectural practices. Students can choose to undertake an optional placement year between years two and three, as well as join a study abroad exchange programme during year two. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs when undertaking a work placement or exchange scheme. There is also the opportunity on this course to study abroad as part of an exchange programme. Costs which may be incurred as part of a placement or study abroad opportunity are outlined in the Features tab.

A practical studio culture is in place at the University of Lincoln and as well as striving to provide a stimulating and creative environment, this way of working aims to prepare students for their future career in architecture and design. It also allows students the opportunity to take responsibility for how they develop a space, explore their own visual style, and to engage with other students and staff.

The Course

The BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design degree at Lincoln takes a multidisciplinary approach that positions the subject between the academically rigorous profession of architecture and the fast-paced world of contemporary visual culture and design.

On this degree, students will have the opportunity to develop practical design knowledge in specialist studios, learning from staff who are active both professionally and as researchers. Students learn about the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, whilst developing their own creative, individual style. Students learn about the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, whilst developing their own creative, individual style.

Opportunities to gain practical work experience or complete live work for real clients and building developments exist during the course, which can include placements within a wide range of interior design and architectural practices. Students can choose to undertake an optional placement year between years two and three, as well as join a study abroad exchange programme during year two. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs when undertaking a work placement or exchange scheme. There is also the opportunity on this course to study abroad as part of an exchange programme. Costs which may be incurred as part of a placement or study abroad opportunity are outlined in the Features tab.

A practical studio culture is in place at the University of Lincoln and as well as striving to provide a stimulating and creative environment, this way of working aims to prepare students for their future career in architecture and design. It also allows students the opportunity to take responsibility for how they develop a space, explore their own visual style, and to engage with other students and staff.

Three-dimensional thinking is the focus of the first year of the degree and this is explored through a variety of media. Students will have the opportunity to learn how the design process works and begin to practise the skills of planning and modelling. The history and theory of architecture and design are also examined, providing students with the chance to contextualise their practice with a solid theoretical understanding of the subject.

In the second year, students are introduced to the concept of social relationships and the responsibilities that face interior architects.

Students are expected to complete a comprehensive individual project in an area of personal interest in their third year, providing them with the chance to demonstrate the skills they have acquired as a designer. Professional practice is emphasised at this stage, aiming to ensure that students are ready to enter the industry when they graduate.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills (Core)
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Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills (Core)

An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing. Essential two- and three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space; this includes a consideration of design- and spatial elements, platonic solids, spatial composition & Boolean operations, scale, and representation.

Design Process 1.2: Application and Communication (Core)
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Design Process 1.2: Application and Communication (Core)

Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to interior and exhibition typologies as a possible design strategy. The modes of production for responsive spatial disciplines are introduced: installation, insertion, and intervention.

Design Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency (Core)
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Design Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency (Core)

Critical heritage, as the interplay between tradition and contemporary life, is introduced by considering society in the environment. Spatial identity through the application of design elements. The investigation of design precedents and the identification of conceptual links therein. Design distribution and the influence of related disciplines. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which included temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.

Research Process 1: Principles and Concepts (Core)
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Research Process 1: Principles and Concepts (Core)

Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. An awareness of qualitative and quantitative methods and their application is instilled. The theoretical and pragmatic informants of design production are introduced. Students are made aware of the utopian and ontological aspects of normative positions as generators for design.

Design Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept (Core)
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Design Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept (Core)

The module is presented from a conceptual and strategic point of departure to develop and enhance previously acquired fundamental design skills. The focus is on insertion as a mode of production which considers issue, type, user/audience, theory/concept, and site/venue. Content analysis, interpretation and thematic planning is to focus on the user/audience or content as design generators.

Design Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) (Option)
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Design Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) (Option)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Design Process 2.2: Space and Technology (Core)
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Design Process 2.2: Space and Technology (Core)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Design Process 2.3: Technical Resolution (Core)
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Design Process 2.3: Technical Resolution (Core)

The technical resolution and communication of a previously developed design concept or new project. The module is student-led with a concentration on design development, detail, and specificity.

Design Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) (Option)
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Design Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) (Option)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Research Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) (Option)
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Research Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) (Option)

Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.

Research Process 2: Methods and Perspectives (Core)
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Research Process 2: Methods and Perspectives (Core)

Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.

Study Period Abroad - Design (Option)
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Study Period Abroad - Design (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the University’s partner institutions. In academic terms, during the semester abroad students undertake a course load at the partner institution of equivalent standard to that of the semester A programme at Lincoln.

Participation in study-abroad also offers unique opportunities for personal student development. Although students will be supported through the application process by the module coordinator and colleagues at the partner institution, much of the responsibility for organising the time abroad rests with students. Study abroad offers the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture.

A limited number of places will be available each year, and participation is subject to the School's approval, based on the above and on students’ records of attendance, academic achievement, and participation.

The Placement Year (Option)
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The Placement Year (Option)

The Work Placement Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three-way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. It is more than simply obtaining work during a gap in study – work placements should enable students to experience at first hand the daily workings of an organisation while setting that experience in the broader context of their studies.

The Work Placement Year constitutes a minimum of 24 weeks work placement during an academic year, funded by full-time paid employment, normally taking place between year 2 and year 3. (It should be noted that leave does not count as part of the 24 weeks.)

All students on the Work Placement Year as part of their full-time undergraduate study will remain enrolled with the University during the period of placement and receive support. Students originally enrolled on 3 year programmes wishing to transfer to the 4 year programme must do so before the commencement of their placement, should gain the consent of their funders, where appropriate, and advise the University of their intentions before the September enrolment.

Students on three-year programmes who suspend their studies for a year to gain work experience will not be officially recognised as placement students on the Placement Year, will not be enrolled for the Work Placement Year will not be supported by the University and are not considered as students of the University for that year.

Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief (Core)

The definition of an interior treatise topic to incorporate issue, type, user, theory, and site. The negotiation and definition of a self-directed programme of design investigation. The determination of appropriate interior outputs to provide evidence of meeting the programme outcomes.

Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development (Core)

The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication (Core)

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Research Process 3: Design Exegesis (Core)
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Research Process 3: Design Exegesis (Core)

Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Successful applicants will be invited for interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

The portfolio should include examples of your practical art and design skills, which will vary according to your current art and design studies and prior experience of these subjects. We have applicants from a broad range of art and design subject areas and what we are mainly looking for is passion and genuine enthusiasm for Interior Architecture and Design.

Your portfolio may include (but not exclusively) examples of observational drawing, design project work, painting and sculpture, textile works, design development drawing, photography, model-making, use of colour, perspective drawing and technical drawing. Please bring any sketchbooks and design development work you have. Your portfolio should not exceed 15 pieces of work plus sketchbooks and supporting work as appropriate.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Students are provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Workshop induction costs are usually covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred. Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits, which may include international trips or student exchange programmes, are at the student’s own expense.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits, to include 30 at merit or above.

All applicants should also have a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English.

Applicants will also need to complete a successful interview and produce a portfolio of work.

Mature students with extensive relevant work experience and a portfolio of work, will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/AFYAFYUB/


If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

Three-dimensional thinking is the focus of the first year of the degree and this is explored through a variety of media. Students will have the opportunity to learn how the design process works and begin to practise the skills of planning and modelling. The history and theory of architecture and design are also examined, providing students with the chance to contextualise their practice with a solid theoretical understanding of the subject.

In the second year, students are introduced to the concept of social relationships and the responsibilities that face interior architects.

Students are expected to complete a comprehensive individual project in an area of personal interest in their third year, providing them with the chance to demonstrate the skills they have acquired as a designer. Professional practice is emphasised at this stage, aiming to ensure that students are ready to enter the industry when they graduate.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills (Core)
Find out more

Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills (Core)

An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing. Essential two- and three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space; this includes a consideration of design- and spatial elements, platonic solids, spatial composition & Boolean operations, scale, and representation.

Design Process 1.2: Application and Communication (Core)
Find out more

Design Process 1.2: Application and Communication (Core)

Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to interior and exhibition typologies as a possible design strategy. The modes of production for responsive spatial disciplines are introduced: installation, insertion, and intervention.

Design Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency (Core)
Find out more

Design Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency (Core)

Critical heritage, as the interplay between tradition and contemporary life, is introduced by considering society in the environment. Spatial identity through the application of design elements. The investigation of design precedents and the identification of conceptual links therein. Design distribution and the influence of related disciplines. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which included temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.

Research Process 1: Principles and Concepts (Core)
Find out more

Research Process 1: Principles and Concepts (Core)

Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. An awareness of qualitative and quantitative methods and their application is instilled. The theoretical and pragmatic informants of design production are introduced. Students are made aware of the utopian and ontological aspects of normative positions as generators for design.

Design Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept (Core)
Find out more

Design Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept (Core)

The module is presented from a conceptual and strategic point of departure to develop and enhance previously acquired fundamental design skills. The focus is on insertion as a mode of production which considers issue, type, user/audience, theory/concept, and site/venue. Content analysis, interpretation and thematic planning is to focus on the user/audience or content as design generators.

Design Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) (Option)
Find out more

Design Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) (Option)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Design Process 2.2: Space and Technology (Core)
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Design Process 2.2: Space and Technology (Core)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Design Process 2.3: Technical Resolution (Core)
Find out more

Design Process 2.3: Technical Resolution (Core)

The technical resolution and communication of a previously developed design concept or new project. The module is student-led with a concentration on design development, detail, and specificity.

Design Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) (Option)
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Design Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) (Option)

The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.

Research Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) (Option)
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Research Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) (Option)

Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.

Research Process 2: Methods and Perspectives (Core)
Find out more

Research Process 2: Methods and Perspectives (Core)

Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.

Study Period Abroad - Design (Option)
Find out more

Study Period Abroad - Design (Option)

This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the University’s partner institutions. In academic terms, during the semester abroad students undertake a course load at the partner institution of equivalent standard to that of the semester A programme at Lincoln.

Participation in study-abroad also offers unique opportunities for personal student development. Although students will be supported through the application process by the module coordinator and colleagues at the partner institution, much of the responsibility for organising the time abroad rests with students. Study abroad offers the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture.

A limited number of places will be available each year, and participation is subject to the School's approval, based on the above and on students’ records of attendance, academic achievement, and participation.

The Placement Year (Option)
Find out more

The Placement Year (Option)

The Work Placement Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three-way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. It is more than simply obtaining work during a gap in study – work placements should enable students to experience at first hand the daily workings of an organisation while setting that experience in the broader context of their studies.

The Work Placement Year constitutes a minimum of 24 weeks work placement during an academic year, funded by full-time paid employment, normally taking place between year 2 and year 3. (It should be noted that leave does not count as part of the 24 weeks.)

All students on the Work Placement Year as part of their full-time undergraduate study will remain enrolled with the University during the period of placement and receive support. Students originally enrolled on 3 year programmes wishing to transfer to the 4 year programme must do so before the commencement of their placement, should gain the consent of their funders, where appropriate, and advise the University of their intentions before the September enrolment.

Students on three-year programmes who suspend their studies for a year to gain work experience will not be officially recognised as placement students on the Placement Year, will not be enrolled for the Work Placement Year will not be supported by the University and are not considered as students of the University for that year.

Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief (Core)

The definition of an interior treatise topic to incorporate issue, type, user, theory, and site. The negotiation and definition of a self-directed programme of design investigation. The determination of appropriate interior outputs to provide evidence of meeting the programme outcomes.

Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development (Core)

The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication (Core)
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Interior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication (Core)

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Research Process 3: Design Exegesis (Core)
Find out more

Research Process 3: Design Exegesis (Core)

Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Successful applicants will be invited for interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

The portfolio should include examples of your practical art and design skills, which will vary according to your current art and design studies and prior experience of these subjects. We have applicants from a broad range of art and design subject areas and what we are mainly looking for is passion and genuine enthusiasm for Interior Architecture and Design.

Your portfolio may include (but not exclusively) examples of observational drawing, design project work, painting and sculpture, textile works, design development drawing, photography, model-making, use of colour, perspective drawing and technical drawing. Please bring any sketchbooks and design development work you have. Your portfolio should not exceed 15 pieces of work plus sketchbooks and supporting work as appropriate.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Students are currently provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk software, as well as Lynda.com for the duration of their studies.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry (where available). Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Standard workshop induction costs are usually covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred. Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits, which may include international trips or student exchange programmes, are at the student’s own expense.

Previous optional trips have included Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Hull - the UK city of culture 2017.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/AFYAFYUB/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Unconditional Offer Scheme

The University of Lincoln Unconditional Offer Scheme has been created to identify outstanding undergraduate applicants who we think would excel at Lincoln and make a significant contribution to our academic community.

The University of Lincoln takes a holistic contextual view, looking at students in the round, including all the information supplied in their application and any additional relevant assessment required, such as a portfolio, or interview. The qualities required for success are therefore not exclusively academic, and students’ drive, ambition, creativity, and potential are important factors in those considered for the scheme.

Applicants selected for the scheme, who commit to the University of Lincoln as their first choice of university, will receive an unconditional offer. We expect students in receipt of an unconditional offer to continue to apply themselves in their studies, both at school and when they join our academic community here at Lincoln. In previous years students who were selected and joined through the Lincoln unconditional offer scheme have shown very good success rate in their studies.

Find out more about the Unconditional Offer Scheme

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

Tonia Warsap

Programme Leader

From her time in industry Tonia has gained a wealth of experience and first-hand knowledge of the fundamentals of interior architecture. At the University of Lincoln, she is Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and a Senior Lecturer.


Your Future Career

Graduates have gone on to careers in various areas of the discipline, working in a wide range of interior, architectural or design practices locally, nationally and internationally. Some have gone on to further study at postgraduate level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

Graduates have gone on to careers in various areas of the discipline, working in a wide range of interior, architectural or design practices locally, nationally and internationally. Some have gone on to further study at postgraduate level.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Facilities

Interior Architecture and Design students work in the award-winning Art, Architecture and Design building. The School provides a dynamic, multi-disciplinary design environment, with staff who are research-active and industry-engaged.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

Our library is open 24/7 for the majority of the academic year. Resources include more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.