Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Interior design is concerned with the creation of the spaces in which we live, and the design of the interface between buildings and the people who use them. It creates spaces full of encounter, responding to contemporary culture, anticipating change, entering meaningful dialogue with our past. This course develops a strong appreciation of materials and making in context, giving you the practical skills needed to succeed in the industry.

Course Modules

Core and optional modules include: Year 1: interior design communication skills; interior design principles I; interior design principles II; themes in the history of architecture I; themes in the history of architecture II; language option. Year 2: interior design practice I; interior design practice II; interior design technical studies; contemporary issues in research; history of art, architecture and design options; language option. Year 3: minor design projects; major design project inception; major design project realisation; professional practice; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Art Foundation Diploma
  • Portfolio
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • GCE A-level
  • Interview
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • SQA Higher AAAA
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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80% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 59%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 83
Studying 5
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 10
Unknown 1

54% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation