Programme Overview

Interior Design

The MA in Interior Design offers a comprehensive and thorough exploration of the exploration of the design of interior space.

Interior Design is a multidisciplinary subject field, one that entails collaboration across a multitude of disciplines, ranging from urban design, reusing existing buildings, to furniture, graphic and surface based interventions. The atmospheric and environmental conditions of all of these elements are of paramount importance, and students will be expected to explore the existing and the everyday matter of the interior along with an understanding of sustainability, recycling and the reuse of buildings, objects and surfaces. 

Experimentation, innovation, research and design-led thinking, along with exploratory pedagogies and processes are prevalent across the programme. Students will have the opportunity to investigate a diverse range of processes and techniques in their work. This will include digital technologies as well as analogue approaches to the communication of their work, such as drawing, image and model-making. 

The programme will enable students to: 

  • develop and apply independent and advanced level thinking in research and design 
  • experiment with processes, spaces and materials in order to create environments for inhabitation with appropriately constructed identities
  • evaluate, critique and evidence insights that demonstrate a systematic understanding of historical and theoretical disciplinary relevant knowledge
  • formulate work that articulates a critical awareness of emergent issues informed by the forefront of exemplary thinking in Interior Design research, practice and education 
  • demonstrate innovation in the application of knowledge underpinned with rigorous research enquiries and methodologies
  • establish an independent and critically comprehensive knowledge and understanding of techniques and skills applicable to the coherent articulation of their own Interior Design practice
  • develop experimental design thinking and apply it to a range of Interior Design project work  
  • reflect and engage in an appropriate manner with a diverse range of communities, stakeholders and professionals in order to formulate suitable and considered design-led responses
  • produce a body of work that communicates their own unique professional identity

"In parallel to the technical demands of a space run the emotional necessities: designers must learn to understand the human impact of design and then deliver it with technical perfection."
D-Light, Emma Alisa Aaltonen
D-Light, Emma Alisa Aaltonen