Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

The Royal College of Art Architecture School is expanding parallel disciplines to address the realm of 'inside' and 'outside' design, from the design of a window to the design of a city; the global ecological need to increase urban density, reduce waste and carbon emissions means that the re'use and adaptation of existing buildings is a growth area in the international construction industry; the MA in Interior Design is offered not as an interior decoration course, but as an opportunity for graduates to extend their thinking on 'altering architecture', i.e. that interior design is the site of spatial and physical intervention within existing buildings; this programme runs in parallel with the architecture programme, with separate and related areas of production; the course includes lectures, seminars, group work and individual thesis work; this is carried out in the Royal College of Art studio context of inter'disciplinary, workshop'oriented, speculative study; students can focus on specific inside themes such as future changes of use, office or exhibition design, but are also encouraged to investigate and research areas relevant to the experience of buildings, e.g. new materials, lighting, fixtures and fittings, component design and colour theory; the course is delivered by practising designers, architects and theorists, international leaders in their fields; opportunities for industry connected live projects and research will be developed; the MA course culminates in the Royal College of Art degree show, where completing students exhibit their work to the art and design world.

Course Modules

Modules: typologies of interior design; materials of interior design; your philosophy of interior design; concept development; thesis project.

Course Additional Entry

A high'quality 1st degree in furniture, industrial design, textiles, graphics and architecture, fashion, sculpture, theatre design, fine art, film, interactive design or other creative fields; portfolio.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees