This programme is aimed at people who wish to work in the area of interior and furniture design. It has strong links with business and manufacturing industries and allows students to specialise in either interior or furniture design in their third year. The programme is based on three areas of study - Design Fundamentals, Design Communications and Critical Theory.
In Design Fundamentals, students engage in a fundamental and developmental study of design practice through a wide variety of studio projects.
The Design Communications strand focuses on developing the student’s visualising skills and subjects include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Drawing and Design Realisation.
Through Critical Theory the key issues in the history and theory of design are covered.
Students are expected to create an integrated design solution which is original, creative and imaginative and displays a high level of technical skill in the final presentation. Students also present a 10,000 word dissertation on an approved topic in design.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Graduates of the BA in Design - Interior and Furniture, find work in design practices, architectural firms, furniture manufacturing firms, display and exhibition companies and as private designers