Welcome to MA Interior Architecture and Design
How You Study
Work Placement Year
The University has a strong commitment to providing academic programmes with high vocational relevance, which is maintained through working links with local, national, and international organisations and through student work placements. The Interior Work Placement Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work in an interiors practice, augmenting the simulated practice which is followed in the programme.
The Interior Work Placement Year constitutes a minimum of 48 weeks work placement during an academic year (including appropriate holiday allowance), funded by full-time paid employment, during the second year of study. All students on the Interior Work Placement Year as part of their full-time postgraduate taught study will remain enrolled with the University during the period of placement and receive support from staff.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† 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.
How you are assessed
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Research Areas and Topics
The course is supported by the research endeavour of the Critical Heritage and Place Consumption Research Group. (https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsd/research/criticalheritageandplaceconsumptionresearch/)
Students develop their own projects, within set parameters. Projects are conceptualised as the critical response to existing built heritage (this includes contemporary and historic buildings which can be considered as heritage at risk or as underutilised resources).
Studio production incorporates knowledge-based practices, is inquiry-based, and can be described as research-engaged design. In this, the course fully embraces ‘Student as Producer’ as an organising principle.
The design process utilised on the course is based on the imaginal strategy defined by Konigk (2015) and Scott’s (2008) process of altering architecture.
The programme is focused on the critical response to cultural heritage: students produce contemporary and progressive interior outputs. All modes of alteration (installation, insertion, intervention) and additions are possible, but preservation and new build is prohibited. The emphasis is on change of use adaptive-reuse (which distinguishes interior architecture and design from conservation and architecture).
The programme offers two pathways: Treatise by Practice and Treatise by Research. Both pathways are designed to provide a platform to progress to further employment in interior consultancies or to advanced study at doctoral level.
The treatise that is prepared as the result of the practice route displays the characteristics of a ‘professional master’s degree’ as defined by the QAA (2015:5): it aims to enable graduates to qualify for entry into the profession of interior design (this may be subject to the requirements of the profession in various jurisdictions) and to provide development opportunities related to advanced employment in interior design.
The treatise that is prepared as the result of the research route displays the characteristics of an ‘advanced study master’s degree’ as defined by the QAA (2015:4): it aims to prepare graduates to advance their careers through further academic or professional study or for entering employment of a different kind in interior design.
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